Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Boys Rule February kit layout and project!! :)

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Hello everyone!! (a quick note that this post is a little long, lol!!)

I wanted to share some of the things I have been making using the absolutely amazing February kit!!! 

Here is my layout for Boys Rule Sketch 3(Feb. 3rd sketch) with a few closeup pics:

A few closeups to show the little details...

Remember, you have plenty of time to play along with this sketch!! It runs through March 14th. If you are wanting to play along with the 2 January sketches, you have a week to get your layouts in.

The other day, my oldest son, Daniel, and I were walking through our local Staples, and stumbled across some composition books for only $1. I grabbed a few thinking that it would be fun to recover them, but never thought it would be near as fun as it was!! I LOVED it!! Daniel is such a creative little thing...he loves to draw and write stories, so I thought that giving him his own creative outlet book would be great(given he has a few already, lol). But this one he got to help me pick a title, the papers he liked and wanted me to use, and a few other details. He loves the result, and I hope you do too!!

Fun stuff, huh??!! He absolutely loves that he can close it with the string, and hold his place with the hinge clip. 

So, how cool are those stars?? Well, if you purchased the kit, you can make those, too!! Tim Holtz(man genius) has this amazing video on his blog about distressing die-cuts. You can check it out HERE.

I took a few photos of my process of making the stars...

 You start with you TH Kraft-Core cardstock die cut sheet, but remember to leave the die cuts in the paper...don't take them out!!

 You then take your sander block, and sand down the top of the cardstock, all the way around each die-cut shape. As you can see, it mostly sands the edges of the die-cuts.
Here are the black stars, popped out of their negatives...you can see the distressing along the edges....
And the same with the teal stars...I love the way the teal looks!!

And a close-up on the book...I did take my TH distresser and grunged up the edges of them...

I love this technique and definitely plan to do it again!! 

If you all got your hands on the kit and add-on, and try out this technique, let us know!! Comment on my post at Boys Rule with a link and show us what you made!!

Thank you all for your continued support and super sweet comments!! :)


  1. Great tips and techniques Jenny! thank you for sharing!

    1. Love the distressing on the stars! Great journal. Love your layouts and the use of the black cardstock. It makes the whole page pop!

  2. Wow I would so love one of those composition books!!! and I love your layout that kraft line is adorable! Tx

  3. Gosh you rocked that layout and the book is just too cute!


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