A Gem of a Layout – using Gemstone Patterns

A gem is a precious or unique stone which can be used in jewellery.

In this case, it is precious and can be used on your scrapbooking layouts.

The way I see it, scrapbooking layouts equate to jewellery.  Each unique in their own way.

Not sure about you, but there are times when I am creating that things just fall together. This is one of those times.  When I looked at the diamond shaped Custom Cutting System pattern I was trying to envision a flower.  So, I just cut out several of the shapes until it all came together.

I do have to say that creating this layout will require Repositionable Adhesive.  You will want your diamond shapes to be flexible until you have them placed exactly where you want them.  Once you have the entire flower shape created, you will adhere it to the layout using your Tape Runner.

To create this layout, you will need:

Here are step by step images/instructions for you to follow, as well.

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Step 1:  Pick out five different patterns of paper.

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Step 2:  Cut six diamond shapes from the green dot patterned paper, by using the inside of the diamond CCS pattern, with the green blade.

Step 3:  Cut six diamond shapes from the lilac patterned paper, by using the inside of the diamond CCS pattern, with the green blade.

Step 4:  Cut six diamond shapes from the purple dot patterned paper, but using the inside of the diamond shape with the green blade.

Step 5:  Cut six diamond shapes from the purple sponge patterned paper, by using the inside of the diamond CCS pattern with the blue blade.

Step 6:  Cut the hexagon shape from the green patterned paper, using the inside of the hexagon CCS pattern with the blue blade.

Step 7:  Cover the back of the hexagon shape with Repositionable Adhesive.  Adhere the tips of the purple dot diamonds to the back of the hexagon using Repositionable Adhesive.

Step 8:  Adhere the lilac diamond shapes to the back of the purple dotted diamonds using Repositionable Adhesive.

Step 9:  Adhere the green dotted diamonds to the back side, in between the purple tips, using Repositionable Adhesive.

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Step 10:  Adhere the purple sponge diamond shapes to the tops of the green diamonds.

Step 11:  Adhere embellishments to the layout.

Step 12:  Cut photos using the inside of the diamond CCS pattern with the blue blade. Adhere to the tops of the purple sponge pieces.

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Step 13:  Adhere the large flower shape to the top of your base piece of paper using your Tape Runner.

Step 14:  Adhere the Watercolor Green ABC/123 Stickers for the title.

Step 15:  Journal on the layout as desired.

We would absolutely LOVE to see your Gemstone Custom Cutting System layout, so make sure when you add it to social media to use #creativememories .

Happy Creating!

Sig_Melissa

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