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June 19, 2014

Luscious Layering with Romy Veul

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 We are so excited to welcome back Romy Veul to our team. She is such an elegant and memorable designer. Every one of her projects is a lesson in beautiful layering, composition, and use of color. She is the youngest on our team, but with such an eye for style, you would have thought she had been papercrafting for 20 years. She is a layout master, a cardmaking genius, a tag and ATC wizard, and really creates some stunning altered creations. She can do it all! Today, we will be sharing four projects. Her first project is a never before seen By the Sea layout with tutorial. What fun we will have welcoming back Romy to our team today!

Before we celebrate Romy, don't forget to take part in our blog contest! Just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page to win. We will announce the winner tomorrow, so don't delay and take part today!  ComeAwayPrizePackNow, let's welcome the wonderful, lovely Romy!

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"My name is Romy Veul and I am a 20 year old girl who lives in the Netherlands. At day I study Dutch language & linguistics at University in Amsterdam, but at night and during the weekends I'm a very passionate scrapbooker. I first discovered scrapbooking 7 years ago, when I attended a workshop during the jubilee celebrations at my high school. Creativity has always been an important part of my life, but somehow I never managed to find the perfect hobby for me. That was until I came into touch with scrapbooking. I was hooked since the very first paper that I touched and I haven't looked back ever since.

I have been a proud design team member for Graphic 45 during the past year and have loved every minute of being part of this amazing family. Graphic 45 has become a manufacturer at my heart and I truly adore working with their products. The variety of styles, the intricate patterns, the lovely colour schemes...I love it all! I am truly proud and honoured to get to design for this amazing company for another year."

Romy Veul's Blog

We are just in love with this layout by Romy using By the Sea. A true testament to her skill in layering and incredibly rich projects. Follow her step-by-step tutorial to make your own!

"If you have photos from a day to the beach or a walk at sunset, By The Sea is the perfect collection to document your memories. I have had this photo of a sea gull standing by the sea for a while. It’s a very dear photo to me, as it was taken during one of my first dates with my boyfriend when we were watching the sunset together. As soon as I saw the By The Sea collection I knew it was the right collection to finally scrap this photo. I did lots of paper layering, but limited my amount of details to keep the photo the main focus of attention on my lay-out. "




By the Sea Layout Tutorial

By the Sea - step 1


Step 1:

Take the ‘Set Sail’ paper as the base for your lay-out. Then trim the ‘Splash’ paper at 11.5 x 11.5”. Also cut out a square of 11 x 11” from the backside of the ‘Set Sail’ paper.  Attach the papers on top of each other to create the background for your lay-out.

By the Sea - step 2


Step 2:

Cut the ‘Mother Goose’ paper at 10.3 x 10.3“ and punch alongside the edges. Also cut out a rectangle of 9.3 x 7“ from the ‘Gathering Shells’ paper and one of 6.7 x 5“ from the ‘Beachcomber’ paper. Punch alongside the edges of the latter rectangles. Glue both rectangles down on top of the lay-out.

By the Sea - step 3


Step 3:

Cut out three other rectangles from the ‘My Anchor’, ‘Pier 45’ and ‘Gathering Shells’ papers of respectively 6.5 x 5.8”, 8 x 6.8” and 4.5 x 6.5”. Place them on top of the other rectangles.

By the Sea - step 4


Step 4:

Cut out a card from the ‘Sand and Surf’ paper and stick it down on the left side of the lay-out. Also cut out two text strips from the ‘Splash’ paper. Attach them to your lay-out with foamtape.

By the Sea - step 5


Step 5:

Attach a doily in the center of the lay-out and stick down the photo on top of it.

By the Sea - step 6


Step 6:

Fussy cut the images that are shown here from the ‘By the Sea’, ‘Beachcombs’ and ‘Sand and Surf’ papers.

By the Sea - step 7


Step 7:

Also cut out a lighthouse from the ‘Sand and Surf’ paper. Stick it on top of the photo with tacky tape. Use the other fussy cut elements to further decorate your lay-out. Attach them with foam tape to make them stand out more.


Step 8:

Finish off the  lay-out by adding some pearls and a title.


Supply List

 By The Sea papers:
By The Sea
Set Sail (2x)
My Anchor
Pier 45
Gathering Shells
Sand and Surf (2x)
Mother Goose paper:
Mother Goose

We love this beautiful layout using the Couture collection. The deep reds and blacks create such an elegant and memorable design. Isn't the doily the perfect touch to really make this layout shine?

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Supply List:

Couture Paper Collection
Couture Chipboard

Wouldn't you just be delighted to get this French Country birthday card in the mail? We love the edges to the card and all the great details down to the twine and use of our Ornate Metal Brad Staples!

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Supply List:

French Country Paper Collection

This tray is a dreamy altered Mother Goose tray from Romy! We love her fussy cut images that create the most beautiful scene. She frames it so beautifully with touches of twine. Just wonderful!

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Supply List

Mother Goose Paper Collection

Aren't Romy's projects just stunning? We love each and every one and the stunning details throughout. What was your favorite project? Will you try her By the Sea layout? Welcome back Romy in the comments below, and many thanks for joining us today G45ers! Join us tomorrow for the blog contest winner and more incredible projects from our 2014 Design Team!

Happy Papercrafting,

Graphic 45

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Love the layouts and use of doilies!

All the new paper artists are very talented. Thank you for this platform for sharing.

Thank you!!! Very beautiful!!

Your designs make me want to go to the beach. The colors are so summery and light-hearted.

Great job on all the layers. I love how detailed it is.

Wonderful layouts, what a beautiful way to use G45 papers.

Absolutely stunning layout! (had to pin it!) Just love the Come Away with Me papers!

I love the layout and all the layers♥♥


Your right, amazing projects. G45 papers used in all projects where right on spot.

Very clever ideas!! Love this work!!!

Every project is inspirational! Love the masterful layering.

Love the birthday card with my favorite SUNFLOWERS. The mother goose ideas are great too. And just wish I could visit the sea.

Beautiful. I love the bold colors of your projects. The tray was so pretty also.

I follow Romy's papercrafting adventures both on the Graphic 45 blog and her own blog, Scrap Stuff and More. She is a master at layering different papers and adding embellishments, and I'm glad she is on your design team for another year. A very talented young lady!

Welcome back Romy!

Beautiful layouts, I love the by the sea paper collection.

Great projects and tutorial. Absolutely love the tray.

How inspiring! You make me want to scrapbook again. I have been focusing on cards lately but your layouts are beautiful!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Welcome back Romy! Your papercrafting is such an inspiration. Graphic 45 really knows how to find the best of the best in designers! Hope you have a great second year designing.

Beautiful layouts and cards. Very talented designer. Michelle t

What great inspiration! I absolutely love By the Sea and hope to complete many project this summer with all of the G45 I have (along with some new papers too?). Just love all these collections-

My favorite project is the Mother Goose tray. I especially love the use of the twine. It is so inspiring.

Gorgeous inspiration!! G45 products are awesome:)

I really love Romy's work. her layering is divine!!!

I love the projects from this weeks featured design team. Wonderful!!!

Her creations are so
pretty and inviting to
look at.
Carla from Utah

lovin it

I can`t seem to choose a favourite paper line , I love them all! Welcome back old and new Graphic45 design team members. I`m so looking forward to all of your future projects! Thanks for the chance to win this weeks prize pack!

Big scrappy hugs.

Lilly B Xx

Love them all! Thanks so much for the tutorial on your layout Romy. Very talented.

Beautiful projects, especially the Mother Goose tray! Welcome back, Romy!

Romy's work is so distinctive. I'm so glad that she will be on the DT for another year.

love the layering!

My mom passed away two years ago and I have not found any paper line that would help me keep her memories alive. Winning would enable me to scrap her photos and our family's precious memories would be preserved. Thanks for a chance to win ! Carrie

Everything is so cute. Romy has such talent.

Romy's projects are all stunning, fantastic inspiration for me, as this year I am going to start scrapbooking !!

Beautiful layouts. Love the paper.

Those are beautiful projects. Love them.

Come Away With Me...to my crafting table. What a joy it would be to win this paper collection! Pleasing colors and beautiful images. Love that French Country card...welcome back!

Fabulous projects!!!

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