Friday, February 24, 2012

Postale Layout

Since Postale started shipping this week (you should be able to order online next week) I thought I might show you one of the layouts I did for CHA.  The red paper is called "This End Up" (#19423) which I thought was appropriate for this picture of my niece's daughter, Ada.  The blue stripe is the backside of the same paper so you will need two sheets to make it exactly the same.  The remaining paper was used to create the striped pinwheels using the Tim Holtz die Mini Paper Rosettes.  This die cuts two sizes of pinwheels at the same time.  Just what I needed for this project.
I also cut a solid red piece of cardstock 1 1/2 x 12", then stamped it repeatedly with a date stamp from the Postale stamp using black Archival Ink from Ranger to create an over all pattern on the cardstock.
Stickers at top of layout
Mini Label Stickers - Travel  (Stars, This Way)
Mini Label Stickers - Flea Market (Remember This)
Here is the order of the layers:
Red printed base paper - This End Up
Blue stripe paper - stitched to the red printed paper
Naked tab card - sprayed with a bit of Tattered Angels Chalkboard paint - Priority.
Red cardstock stamped with date stamp.
Mounted picture - 5 x 7" picture on red cardstock
Paper tape with numbers - stitched down on one side.

Some pieces are adhered right to the paper and some were added with Therm o web 3D Foam Strips.  I like these 5.5" Foam Strips because I can cut them to the size I need.

Postale Tag inserts (red polka dot card) stamped with a alphabet stamp from the dollar bin at Michaels.
Lille Tag (you can only see the number 22 sticking out)
Calendar Tickets - Blue Jan (butterfly is added)
Mini Label Stickers - Flea Market (handle with care, limited edition, black arrow, priceless)
Rubbings: Tickets
I used the Postale clear stamp on creme cardstock to create the centers of the two pinwheels and the Swiss cross.  On the Swiss cross I just cut away the dots to make a smaller circle.  The number 25 in the center of the cross is from the butterfly rubbing sheet.

You can also see here the month date stamp that I used on the red strip of cardstock previously mentioned.

Embellishments under pinwheels:
Paddington Letters - Letters have been painted with Tattered Angels Glam - Air Mail
The word TODAY is cut from another Lille tag then outlined with a black pen.
Pointing Finger Postale paper tape is used to draw your eye to the name.

Well, I hope that was not too confusing of an explanation on how I created this layout.  I'm excited Postale is shipping now and even more excited to see what everyone is going to create using it. 


  1. so cute! Can't wait to get the paper at the Scrapyard!!!!

  2. Wonderful is the word I would use. You are so lucky to be able to purchase all those great things. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. I am most excited about this line. Can't wait til it ships. To Whim So Doodle. In St Pete, FL. Where I'd LOVE for you to come teach a class or twelve. (I hadn't mentioned it in a few days and didn't want you to think I didn't want you to come any more!)Mwah!

  4. I love, love, love this collection! It's unlike any other release this season. Beautiful layout!

  5. Fantastic photo, and a killer layout! Love all the words on here.

  6. Thanks for the show and tell Paula. I can always count on you for great ideas and instructions that I love.

  7. Great layout, love all the detail.
    Pretty little redhead!!!