What a Little Cutie...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This week marks the release of another new Imaginisce collection and it's a little different from the usual bright and funky designs. Little Cutie is slightly more subdued with it's dreamy pastel colour schemes and array of gentle elements from teddy-bears and boats for the boys and dolls and flowers for the girls. Yes, you read that right... two designs in one collection! Little Cutie boasts papers for both boys and girls with complementing colours and patterns so you could mix and match them both together.

I couldn't have have asked for a more versatile collection as I have both a daugher and a son so set about making a layout for each of them.

My daugher is 11 so at first I thought this range would be a little too cutesy and young for her... however, I realised the flowers and dolls were quite adaptable by combining them with a hint of denim and using an older style theme.

I decided to use a dress form element to give that little bit of maturity to the layout and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Not having any chip-board dress-forms stashed away I decided to try and re-create the look using craft paper and the Wall Decor and More Cricut Cartridge. Once I'd cut the shape with the Cricut I chalked the edges and mounted it with pop-dots onto a piece of patterned paper from Little Cutie.

The denim flower is one of the newest designs in the Imaginisce Fabric Roly Rosie range and it was so easy to roll and glue together with the i-bond.

I've really started to enjoy the multiple mounting of photos as I think it gives a new spin on using just one photo without it looking lost and lonely on the page. And I finally broke open my new embossing folder from EZcut which I just love, even if it reminds me of Lego.

My darling little man is only hours old in this photo and so peaceful. However, it's probably got more to do with the fact that he was tuckered out from his entry into the world, a little like his mother at the time... exhausted! All but a distant memory now as he has just turned five.

I just love how the soft pallete of colours works with the Kraft cardstock and I had fun with my new embossing folder again... can't get too much of a good thing, especially when it comes to embossed clouds.

I punched some holes into the chipboard die-cut letters to make them look like buttons then hand-stitched them onto the layout. A little bit more handstitching along the bottom and top of the kraft card just to complete the look.

Wow, that was a long post, I hope I didn't drag it out too long but I had lots of piccies to share.

Now, if you would love to have your very own collection of Little Cutie then pop over to the Imaginisce blog as they are giving away a bundle of goodies every day this week to celebrate the release of this super cute range.

From farm to you...


  1. Stunning layouts Melinda!!!! Awesome detail! T4S

  2. So incredibly cute and awesome! :)

  3. Oh, I didn't see the little boy layout when I commented. I love it, too! Maybe even more (probably because I have a boy)! So sweet!

  4. These are both so cute...love the way you use the embossing folders! I'm feeling inspired!

  5. Gorgeous layouts and the papers are wonderful.What a beautiful baby..and a pretty girl..love all the embellis...looks fabulous.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  6. LOVING the embossing! TY for the isnpiration, M!! :)

  7. loving the embossing and the pastel colors of Easter/spring. Cool clouds too! and at first I thought this would be too babyish/cutesy too but after seeing how you mixed it, I like it!

  8. Beautiful LO's Melinda - each so intricate & very lovingly styled.

  9. Oh these are both just stunning! Love your work!! :)

    Sorry I haven't stopped by in a while - things have been crazy busy lately. xx

  10. Hello!
    I loved both! The first one is so delicate and beautiful e teh second is very, very cute!
    Love your ideas always!
    Aline Fonseca


  11. these are lovely melinda, totally adore the embossed card stock

  12. Gorgeous! So many wonderful little details!