Paper Bakery May Sketch Challenge #1

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing my very first Paper Bakery Kit Club post with you! For today's post I am revealing the first Sketch Challenge for May.  I also have a short tutorial to share with you on embossing the super cool Crate Paper Photo Overlays and altering the gorgeous green ribbon that is included in the May Scrapbook Kit Glitz Roadshow.

First, let me share Sketch #1 with you:

This is my take on the sketch! I closely followed the sketch by using one 4 x 6 photo, layered pieces behind the photo,  similar title placement and one larger piece of paper behind everything.  From there, I choose to place the strip below the photo and then add a journaling block and embellishments.

I used the May Scrapbook Kit Glitz Roadshow to create my layout. Here is a close up of one of the cool Crate Paper die cuts and that gorgeous green ribbon I mentioned!

On this close up you can see one of the exclusive Paper Bakery flair that is included in the kit!

To create my title I cut the word using my Silhouetted Cameo and a font called Pacifico. I cut it from white cardstock three times and then glued all the layers together. This gave it a little more thickness and dimension. I then covered all the letters with gold glitter glue. Now if you don't care for the white edges, I would recommend cutting the words from another color of paper, maybe kraft or gold. And the title still wasn't quite dimensional enough so I adhered it to my layout using double sided foam tape.

The number strip you see here is part of the exclusive May Kit Cut File created by Laina Lamb!  I cut it out of the kraft bag that my kit came in and then glued it on top of another strip cut from white cardstock.

Now it's tutorial time! Take a peak at this texture! Don't you just love it?!? It was super easy to achieve.

Simply take one of the photo overlays and sandwich it inside your desired embossing folder.

Run it through your embossing machine.

And ta-da! It is embossed with some gorgeous texture!!!  Now all you have to do is adhere it to your layout. I found staples to work really well for attaching the overlays.  Some of the staples are hidden behind other embellishments and the main photo, while others are visible.

The next fun technique is with the green ribbon. Begin by lightly misting it with water.

Wad it and wrinkle it up in your hand.

Keep squeezing and wrinkling and then set it to the side to dry. If you want to speed up the drying process carefully dry it with your heat tool. Be cautious not to get to close to the ribbon so that you don't risk burning it. Once dry, it is ready to use!

Here are the details for playing along with us using the sketch:

Most importantly we want you to have fun, because that is the most important part of the challenge!

1.) Sketch Challenges will be twice a month. Play along once for a chance to win the monthly prize OR play along twice to double your chances of winning the monthly prize.

2.) Make a layout or project utilizing the sketch. Be creative and have fun!!! Using Paper Bakery kits are not required to play.

3.) Take a picture and link it up on the sidebar of The Paper Bakery blog using the INLINKZ widget by the due date  May 19.

4.) Winners are chosen at random and will be posted on our Facebook page and on our blog.  Make sure to follow us on both to find out if you are the winner!!!

I hope you enjoyed the tutorials I shared with you today! I also can't wait to see what you create and share with us using the sketch!


  1. This is gorgeous!! I love love love the photo, the colors, the layers and loving the numbers!!

  2. I loooove the gold and that ribbon trick is AWESOME!

  3. This is super clever!! Stunning layout!

  4. Love this Juliana! So pretty and such a fantastic sketch! You rock!

  5. wow Julianna this layout is super-awesome with the gold, clear element & scrunchy ribbon...gorgeous texture!


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