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Thickers: Create a Background

Best Ever Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #scrapbooking #layout #thickers

Hello again Pink Paislee and Thickers fans! It’s so much fun to scrapbook events while they are fresh in your mind, don’t you agree? That’s exactly what I did here: I scrapbooked my daughter’s 8th birthday only a couple of days after the very day! Winning! Eight year old girls love anything pink and anything sparkly so the Fancy Free collection was PERFECT! Read on to see how I used almost an entire package of Thickers to create my layout background…

Best Ever Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #scrapbooking #layout #thickers

In the Fancy Free collection there are the most gorgeous glitter Thickers in such fun words, phrases, and designs! I used the Thickers to create a circle feature on my background and it was so easy to do!

Best Ever Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #scrapbooking #layout #thickers

I started with a circle of cardstock as a template and a piece of waxed paper covering it. I arranged my Thickers all over the circle, on the waxed paper so I could move them around if I needed to. I started with the larger words and filled in the gaps with the smaller icons. I also knew where my photo would be placed before doing this, so no words were hidden under the photo.

Best Ever Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #scrapbooking #layout #thickers

I then trimmed around the circle so any Thickers that were hanging over the edge were cut. I carefully transferred the design to my cardstock background and that part was done!

I continued to finish my layout with the photo, embellishments, and journaling, keeping it quite minimal so the background design takes centre stage.

Best Ever Layout @gail_lindner @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #fancyfree #DIY #scrapbooking #layout #thickers

I’m thrilled with the finished layout and I can guarantee that I’ll be trying this technique with Thickers again in the future! If you love a product that much, make it a feature on your layout! That will be my motto from now on!

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3 Responses to "Thickers: Create a Background"

  • Kathleen
    April 18, 2016 - 2:52 am

    Wow, this is absolutely brilliant!! Love how you cut the thickers to create a circle, Gail! <3

  • Renee
    April 18, 2016 - 5:05 pm

    Such a lovely layout!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Dara Lynn
    April 18, 2016 - 6:48 pm

    Fantastic idea!!!! This layout is precious with tons of fun elements !