Hello! Today I am sharing a fun patriotic themed layout made with the nautical themed Ahoy There collection by Carta Bella. The color palette of this seaworthy collection was also perfect for pictures I had taken of my pooch on the Fourth of July! I pulled out the more neutral pieces of the collection, but still included the rope patterned paper and the compass elements. I also had a little fun with my electric die cut machine AND my manual die cut machine. I used parts cut from Carta Bella's sail boat die for decorative elements on my page. I used the top flag, the mast, and the hull...Can you find them?
I used the sail boat from the coordinating Designer Dies to cut out four sets of sail boats from navy paper. I then had many parts to work with and build designs from on my project. And it only took four cuts! I used a few of the small top flags to embellish a little empty space I had above the banner. I love the size of these!
I then used the parts of the hull as scalloped banners on the bottom of the page. These remind me of the patriotic buntings that I see on my neighbor's porch leading up to the Fourth of July! I then turned the masts sideways and used them as an extra decorative element right above the scallops. I love that this one little die will not only make an adorable sail boat, but decorative page elements as well!
I also used my Silhouette machine and this awesome Carta Bella Banner (Silhouette store - die cut #34522) to add some patriotic pizzazz to my title. I can see myself using this banner over and over again. It would be great for cards, mini album covers, and birthday parties as well- just to name a few!
Thanks for joining me today! I hope I have inspired you to think a little outside of the box. I know for me it can sometimes be difficult to do. I sometimes get in a rut myself. But it can be fun to explore the not-so-obvious with your scrapping supplies! So go ahead and be brave! Use that nautical themed collection on a Fourth of July layout. And take that die cut shape and turn it into something completely different. You might just surprise yourself!
Ahoy There collection: Full Steam Ahead, World Traveler, Ship Flags, My Anchor, Good Times, Anchors Away, Sticker Elements, Designer Dies (ship)
Also: Carta Bella die cut image: banner ID#34522
Other: White cardstock, red cardstock, electric die cut machine, manual die cut machine, sewing machine