My first assignment with the new season of GCD Studios design team was to use the adorable new Bonjour line of papers.  The color palette just happens to be my daughter’s favorite!  So fun and fresh!  Because of her love for these colors, I decided a birthday layout was in order.

For this layout, I went crazy with my diecut machine, the Slice. I cut the banner, the flag, the circles and the arrows.

I also cut the word “fun” for the title with the Slice and then cut a circle around where I had cut.  I decided to back the word with brown to give it the greatest amount of pop.

You can see from this photo, I added depth to be banner by adhering one side and then squishing the other side closer before I adhered it to make it ruche up a little.

I used an acrylic stamp for the word “birthday”. I was able to bend it slightly on a clear mounting block to follow the curve of the banner.

I wanted to include her other friends in the layout as well, but wanted to keep the layout uncluttered and on one page.  So I created little flaps with the sticker tabs.

I stitched along the edge of the photo for extra support of the tab and the hinging action. 🙂  When my daughter saw the layout she was kind of upset her other friends weren’t included. Once I showed her the photos flipped to show her other friends, she loved it!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and maybe you’ll be saying “bonjor” to flipping photos on your pages!
Supplies: Papers: GCD Studios, Bonjour line, Die Cut machine: Slice by Making Memories, Stickers: Studio Calico, Glitter stickers: Queen & Co., Flowers: Amy Tangerine, Flag stick: GCD Studios.

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