Like Father Like Son

Hello once again fellow crafters, Kay here sharing a layout made with the Strong collection.  When I first got a glimpse of this collection--I instantly thought of several layouts & projects that I can make for my son and/or my husband & son together.  The masculine designs, elements, die cuts and patterns are perfect for the many photos that I've been taking of my husband & son.

This photo is one of my favorites taken just this past February on Superbowl Sunday.  As you can see, my husband is starting very early in ensuring that our son is a NY Giants fan--here they are posing in matching NY Giants jerseys--Eli Manning jerseys to be exact!
I used several papers from the Strong collection & layered, layered and layered some more!  The different patterns & colors compliment one another perfectly which makes it easy to combine several papers for layering.  In order to give the layers more dimension I have adhered each layer with foam pop dots & strips.

My journaling is an essential part for all of my layouts--I have once again stored my story in the form of a scroll seen in this screen shot.
I used two of the Strong frames to hold my photo.  I highlighted the edges of the frames with ink and added a bit of shimmer to the inner frame by adding Star Dust Stickles to the polka dots.
A mini note holds my layout's title and it's what I've used to attach the strings on my page.  With a 3/16" circle hand punch, I've punched a hole in the middle of the mini note; to me, this mini note is shaped like a tag.  So instead of stringing ribbon through the hole--I instead reinforced the punched hole with an eyelet & strung several pieces of bakers twine and embroidery floss through it.
With a paper piercer I've pierced holes along the border.  I used the 12" Design Ruler by Tim Holtz to pierce the holes.  This ruler has holes in it just for this purpose.  I pierced every other hole in order to space out my twine.  I then strung the twine through a needle and this is how I thread my twine through the pierced holes and the eyelet I punched in the mini note.

I've added splatters of paint to my background with the use of both stamps & acrylic paint.  I also randomly adhered rhinestones & pearls to my background in order to dress it up a bit more.

I hope this inspires some of you to scrap those masculine photos with papers from the Strong collection.  Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!

Products Used
Authentique Paper - Strong Collection: 12x12 Paper #STR010, Frames & Corners #STR016, Mini Notes #STR013, Stamp Blocks #STR014, Circles & Scallops #STR018, Components #STR012
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Stamps: Vilda Stamps, Recollections
Other: Mushroom Bird, Mulberry Paper Daisies, Organza Star Flower, Resin Flowers, 


  1. Amazing much detail here!

  2. Well done! That's the best use of baker's twine that I have seen. Great job!

  3. Stunnning layout. Love the twine fanned out and the wonderful layers. Great job.

  4. I just purchased these papers and can't wait to get started with them. I really love this page and may have to use some of your techniques, they're amazing.

  5. very handsome and what a great idea you did with your journaling. thanks for sharing God Bless.

  6. I adore your journaling idea. Beautiful work!


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