The Big 1-5! | Meggy Blethen

Hello scrapbookers!! I am back today using one of the new releases and I’m so excited to show you this layout!!

My oldest just turned 15 2 weeks ago and it was a little rough! How the heck is he that old?!!! I knew when I saw this TN Numbers cut file that I wanted to use it on a layout about his 15th birthday.

I know what you’re thinking… “But Megan, this is a TN cut file. You can’t use that on a 12×12 layout!!” I am here to show you how you can totally use a TN cut file on a full size layout. And it looks stunning, doesn’t it?!!

I am really loving the white on white look right now so I cut out my file on white and added some splatters behind it to bring a little more attention to that side of the layout..

I wanted to highlight the “1” & the “5” so I backed only those two numbers with purple paper and then watercolored the numbers with a dark purple to make them pop.

My sons favorite color is purple and I LOVE that he’s not afraid to like a “girl” color. I made sure to pick out some fun purple patterned papers to go on this layout for him.

I didn’t do a lot of embellishing on this layout because it doesn’t really need much. I added the black machine stitching last when the layout still needed a black pop of color. I love how that turned out!!

One of my favorite parts of this layout is the stencil I used to add another design on the background. I used an older cut file, Triangle Pinwheel Background, that I had made into a stencil and my Amy Tangerine water colors. I then outlined some of the triangles and added some Morning Dew Drops sequins.

I love using these background type cut files as a stencil! It’s so much fun!!

And lastly, I added some more stitching in the corner with another cluster of sequins and phrase stickers.

I had so much fun making this layout and focusing on this boy who is quickly growing up. You can find my YouTube video below: