Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Creating a Die-namite project life layout!

Hi Die-Namite Fans!

 Taniesa here, bringing you my first project as a Die-Namites Design Team member! Today I am sharing a weekly project life spread from my album. I love incorporating die cut embellishments in my Project Life layouts as it adds a lot to a page without the bulk.

Here are the die cuts that I am using in todays layout:

 Here is a look at the full layout:

And a closer look at the left side:

For the weekly title marker I used the Scrolly Bird design. I cut the die from white cardstock and colored over with copic markers. For the patterned detail inside the bird I took different patterned washi tape and adhered it to cream colored cardstock. I then fussy cut the different sections of washi-covered cardstock and glued them to the back of the bird die cut. I love how the different patterns made this beautiful die cut pop even more!

Here is a close up of the right side of the layout:

I went a little non-traditional with this half of the layout. I took the middle section and made it all into one strip, arranging the photos on a 4x12 strip of patterned paper. I then cut the strip into 3x4 sections to fit in the pockets.

I used two dies for this portion of my layout. The first being the floral corner. I cut two of these corners out of heavy white watercolor paper. I then played with some greens and pink watercolors. I love how the watercolors gave different color and texture variation on the die cuts. Much different from coloring with a marker or cutting from cardstock. I then put the two corners together to make a frame around a title. 

For the last pocket portion I used the Flowering Tree die. I cut this out of white cardstock and then colored in with copic markers. For a finishing touch I added red enamel dots to mimic apples. I thought this would be a sweet embellishment touch being next to the Snow White picture.

I hope you enjoyed my Project Life layout and my first post here on the Die-Namites Blog. I am looking forward to sharing many more projects, ideas and inspiration with you all in the months ahead!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Love how you used your dies in your project life pages..that tree is perfect!

  2. This is a great idea! And your project life is just terrific!