Inspired By… Layouts by Nicole Samuels & Gina Lideros

Inspired By

Wrapping up Inspired By… Week is Nicole Samuels (Blog: Nicole Samuels | Instagram: @nicsamuels | Pinterest: @nsameuls | Twitter: @nicsamuels) & Gina Lideros (Blog: Gina Lideros | Instagram: @ginalideros | Pinterest: @gina_lideros | Twitter: @ginalideros) with jaw-dropping layouts:

Nicole Samuels



Supplies: Be Merry – Patterned Paper, Christmas Cards (368910), Checking It Twice (368911), Stockings (368916), Let It Snow (368917), Holiday Cheer (368919), Candy Cane Lane (368920), 6×12 Stickers (368926), Ephemera (368931);  Shimelle – Patterned Paper, Swanson (368155);  Studio Calico – Mister Huey's Misting Spray, White (SC1-001)

How to: I first trimmed the kraft card stock to 11×11 and then adhered it to the polka dot background paper using some foam tab circles. I used my Silhouette to cut out the letters for my title, using a variety of patterned papers. After glueing the letter down, I hand stitched around each to give them more dimensions. Finally, I added my photo, a die cut bow, some mini letter stickers and a few drops of white mist.


Gina Lideros


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Supplies: Cardstock (AM710-81) – 12×12 White,  Cardstock (AM710-78) – 12×12 Ash, Plus One (366856) – Accompany Stamp Set, DIY (53335) Shoebox Thickers, Remarks (42482) – JFK Sticker Book, Shimelle (368173) – Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts, Shimelle (368145) – Herschel Paper, Shimelle (368170) -Date/Month/Year Roller Date Stamp, Knockouts (KOP63102) – Star Punch 1.5", Lucky Charm (42391) – Trinkets & Phrases/Multi Chip Thickers, Mister Huey's (SC1-001) – Misting Spray Opaque White, Adhesive (AM617-13) – This To That Dispenser


How to: Splatter white spray ink onto Ash cardstock. Set aside to dry. Stamp XO stamp onto white cardstock (13 times) using black dye ink, and fussy cut around the edges. Use watercolors to color the inside of the stamped image. Adhere 4×6 photo to bottom right hand side of layout. Stamp chevron stamp onto left and right side of photo (make sure it overlaps onto Ash Cardstock) using white dye ink. Use Knockouts star punch to punch a star on the top right hand side of page. Adhere negative (from punched star) and adhere it just below. Trim strips from Shimelle die cuts and adhere to top right hand side of page (just underneath star punch). Use a sewing machine to stitch strips down with black thread. Use watercolor paints to paint DIY thickers with yellow and white paint. Adhere to page just above photo spelling out the words 'run' and 'run'. Use small black stickers to spell out the word 'dog' in the title. Use sewing machine to stitch black journaling lines on bottom left hand side of page. Use a white pen to add journaling. Stamp date stamp onto bottom left hand side of page (just under journaling). Finish by adhering enamel dots and chevron multi chip thickers.

That's a wrap for this week! Have a wonderful weekend filled with scrapbooking and we'll be back again on Monday!