Hi Creative Ones,
My Absey was Minnie Mouse for Halloween. I wanted to make this layout sparkle as much as she did. I had found a sticker that said Minnie Mouse awhile back. I decided to make a sequin pouch. I did this before but I changed it up a bit. This time I used a sturdier plastic. The pouch was being refurbished from packaging. It was the perfect size and it had a fold down top. All I needed to do was throw in the sequins and sew down the top. Before I used thin baggie material and this would have been difficult but with the thicker plastic it worked out perfectly.
I used sparkly pink thread to sew it shut and I prepoked the holes. If I didn’t already have a pouch I could have created it by folding a piece of pliable plastic in half and sewing the sides shut. Then I could have inserted the sequins and sewn the top shut. This was my original plan before I found the pouch.
I new that I wanted a bright pink cardstock for the background paper. I also knew that the picture wouldn’t pop on that color so I adhered an 8 1/2″x11″ piece of black cardstock to the pink. I placed four pink glitter photo holders on each corner to add extra shine. I printed the picture with a border – no matting for this layout. I then adhered the photo – making sure the sequin pouch had just the right amount of room below it. I put adhesive on the back of the pouch but just where I had sewn. I wasn’t sure if it would hold but it did fine. And…the adhesive didn’t show through. Finally, I added the Minnie Mouse, flowers, and bow stickers (A last minute find that are perfect). The last thing I did was to journal using a silver gel pen.
What a cutie petutie!
Hope your day is wonderful!