Through the Page!

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit

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RKNK BlueEyes

We have so many options with our KNK and Zing cutting machines!  Usually we create interest and dimensions on our scrapbook pages by going up, but this month we “go through.”

This layout started with a landscape 4×6 photo and a vision that it would sit on the left side of the 12×12 page center.  Next, arrowheads were created working on the grid in my KNK software using only 6 connecting nodes to form each angle.  With the Layout Array function the two trios of arrowheads were perfectly spaced and moved.  At this point these shapes were cut from the light yellow card stock and discarded!  This sheet of light yellow cardstock had foam adhesive pop dots added to the back and was adhered to the dark pink cardstock.  The photo (with adhesive on the back) was then dropped into the 4×6 opening.


The rest of the page decor was added on top of the yellow card stock.    Flags were created by determining their width, finding the bottom center, adding a node and moving it upward.  Then the lengths were altered accordingly.  The smaller flags were stitched together for a fun banner to top the page.


This beautiful photo is highlighted with the arrowheads directing the eye, and the unexpected pop of a light blue frame that was “nicked” by the arrow head was simple to create by making a 4.5×6.5 rectangle centered with in a 5.5×7.5 rectangle.  Tip:  Alt 7 will perfectly center these shapes together.  When the frame was cut from the blue cardstock the arrow shape was cut again to providing the perfect “nick” in the frame.


A dimensional flower embellishment was created using the KNK software grid to create a 1.0×11.5″ rectangle, adding nodes to one long side at every inch and moving every other node out .5″.  If you hold down the shift key and highlight every other node you can move them all at the same time using your keyboard arrow key.  After cutting this shape it was scored at every .25″ and accordion folded with the ends connected, laid flat and adhered to the page.


The title was added cut from blue cardstock and the page was embellished with buttons and brads.

I keep my 15″ KNK Maxx settings at Overcut 15 & Trailing Blade 20 because I only use my machine to cut paper.

Please visit the KNK Gallery on my website to see more projects that I have created using my Klic N Kut.

Photo:  Courtesy of Petrini Photography

All supplies from Bazzill Basics Paper: 

  • Ambrosia | Tablecloth 304513
  • Doilies | Printed Stripe 304514
  • Detailed Chevron | Diamond Ikat
  • 6×6 Ambrosia Multipack 304522
  • Flamingo Cardstock 1-131
  • Chiffon Cardstock 4-406
  • Turquoise Mist Cardstock 5-5110
  • Pretty Buttons 304074
  • Timeless Buttons – Atlantic 303746
  • Modern Mini Buttons – Bright 303080
  • Brad Jackets – Intense Orange 304140
  • 6mm Clear Jewels 304427

Font Used: Cambria Bold Italic

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19 thoughts on “Through the Page!

  1. I love your project but I had to keep going back and looking at the girls eyes. Absolutely beautiful eyes and face!

  2. Very clever to make a creative use of the negative space of the arrows. I love you color scheme and the subject has the most intense eyes. The layout enhances them.

  3. This is gorgeous, I really love how you added the dimension in both directions, by letting the background come through and not just the standard layering up. Beautiful girl too, the layout really captures her beauty. ~Diane

  4. Very nice layout, Susan!! I like the arrows leading the eye – a great idea! Everything coordinates just perfectly with that beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing the ideas and techniques.

  5. I love everything about this layout, Susan. The arrows are such a good idea, and I love the paper flower. The picture frame was so darn cool. I really like the colors of your layout. Another smashing success, Susan. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Well done! You have so much to look at on the page, but as the title says, her blue eyes draw you in.

  7. very nice layout, Susan! I like the dimensional look with the cutouts.

    Thanks for sharing!

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