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Ashley Horton: You Wonderful Thing

If you're Thickers are feeling neglected, turn them into a fun design element on your next layout! @pinkpaislee @ahorton #pinkpaislee #ppturnthepage

If you’re like me, you probably have several packs of Thickers hanging around all of your scrapbook collections. A lot of times my Thickers get neglected because I end up using ephemera or chipboard pieces for the titles on my layouts, or cutting a title on my Silhouette Cameo. And we all know there are those letters in a Thicker pack that just never get used. Never fear… I’m here today to share a fun idea with you for getting those Thickers out of the package and onto your project!

If you're Thickers are feeling neglected, turn them into a fun design element on your next layout! @pinkpaislee @ahorton #pinkpaislee #ppturnthepage

I used the Thickers from the Turn the Page collection to create a “pattern” over one of the patterned papers.  I started the layout with a large pie heart cut file. Then I cut the background paper to the same size of the heart cut file. Next I started placing the Thickers across the patterned paper heart. It’s okay if your letters overlap the edge of the heart shape, just use your scissors to trim away the excess pieces once you have all of the letters in place. After finishing up all of the Thickers, I layered the heart cut file over the top of the finished piece.

If you're Thickers are feeling neglected, turn them into a fun design element on your next layout! @pinkpaislee @ahorton #pinkpaislee #ppturnthepage

I placed my photo at the center of the pie heart cut file and embellished it with some stickers and a puffy sticker.  I also wanted to create a balanced look on the layout without covering the Thickers and cut file design. I decided to create two offset clusters on the heart shape so I could still work in the embellishments. Both of the clusters use a mix of chipboard pieces and stickers. I love layering clusters with different embellishments to add dimension to my layouts.

If you're Thickers are feeling neglected, turn them into a fun design element on your next layout! @pinkpaislee @ahorton #pinkpaislee #ppturnthepage

I hope you’ve found some inspiration in today’s post!  You could also try this technique on cards, Traveler’s Notebooks, mini albums, etc. It’s a great way to use up leftover letters and you could even mix and match Thickers from different collections!

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