Welcome to Lori Whitlock's Summer blog hop!!! If you're hopping along you should be arriving from Corri's blog (or you can start from the beginning HERE).
Today I have a fun layout featuring the Here & Now collection that Lori designed for Echo Park along with NINE of her cutting files!
I paired a fun arrow with her rosette shape which I then topped with a sticker from the collection. For my rosette, I chose the "release compound path" function and deleted the perforated fold lines. Lori designed these to fold perfectly on the 1/4" mark so as an alternative I used my Martha Stewart score board, scoring in half inch increments on one side and then turning over and scoring one 1/4" over every half inch.
I layered a couple different tabs from her 7 Tabs set, adding a butterfly sticker from the collection to add a little interest to my date and form my visual triangle for my layout.
For my label I used chalk board patterned paper and cut a second smaller label from scratch paper which I used as a tracing template with a white gel pen. I then topped it with one of Lori's awesome titles cut from white cardstock for the word "laugh" and using white vinyl for the smaller words (which may have been hard to cut and glue from cardstock due to their size).
I wanted my borders to really stand out and pop against the patterned papers below so I chose to cut them from stark black and white cardstocks. I'm pretty happy with the results. I think it turned out to be a fairly clean and simple little layout, despite the 9 different cutting files I incorporated. ;)
To create my layout today I used the following cutting files designed by Lori:
Border Set 8
Border Set 10
Build A Rosette: 2 inch
You Make Me Laugh
5 Layered Labels (Silhouette store only)
Are you ready for a prize?! Lori has generously given each of us a gift card to give away!!! To win just leave me a comment by August 8 and "like" Lori's Facebook Page HERE and/or start following her blog HERE. I will announce the winner here on my blog on August 9th so make sure to check back to see if you are a lucky winner (or consider following my blog by email so that you can be reminded when I announce). ;)
Mendi Yoshikawa (you are here)
Your next stop is Traci's blog HERE. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)