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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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Oooh, what a pretty paper collection! Would love to win this.

Romy's creations are spectacular!! But she couldn't have done them without help from GR45!!!! YEAH!!

Very nice projects today Romy!

Love it, its just gorgeous. And I love how they all look.

I want to try to make a number of the beautiful creations I have seen by all the fantastic designers!! WOW!!

Lovely feminine pieces :)

Gorgeous! I adore Romy's work!

Such beautiful layouts. Love all the layering.

beautiful Layouts

I think By the Sea is my favorite new collection this year. I love how she made the tray with Mother Goose too.
Would love to win a wonderful prize package !

Welcome back, Romy. Your style is so beautiful. Thank you.

Thank you for the step by step layout tutorial. Love By the Sea!

G45, take me away! Absolutely love this collection, especially with the end of the school year and summer excursions calling my name.


Lovely variety of creations, Romy knows how to work with color.
This week's prize would complement what I already purchased. I bought the large paper pack and other pieces, the small paper pack would add so much flexibility.

I love the beach and love the projects! Graphic 45 always has the most beautiful paper and embellies.

I just love Romy! She is amazingly sweet, and obviously, amazingly talented! It was such a pleasure to design with this young lady. I have a feeling we've only seen the beginning of great things with miss Romy!

Oh my! The Layering is out of this world gorgeous!

Lovely work!

Great projects! Love the French Country card!

What beautiful layering...love the looks. Beautiful work Remy. Welcome back.

Beautiful layouts...love all the attention to detail!

Love seeing Romy's work. She is very talented and produces great projects with the G45 paper.

Where c an we view Romy's work? I can't find her on you tube. Thanks. Bobbie

Beautiful layering on these projects!

Stunning work, Romy! I look forward to seeing more of your creativity!

Работы Роми удивительные! Огромное спасибо за учебник! Коллекция на выигрыш отличная!

Beautiful layouts!~Sure would be exciting to win this "Come Away With Me" collection.

Beautiful !

The layering is just stunning, beautiful job Romy, and what a fabulous paper collection.

Классные работы!!

Oh, my goodness, those layouts are fabulous! I love all those layers.

Great job, Romy ... I love the l/o using Couture the best. You ROCK.

I've been waiting (not so patiently, lol) for this collection. I'd love to win it!!!

Welcome back! I love your projects! And, oh, how I would love to win that Come Away With Me collection...

Welcome back Romy! Your projects are all stunning. Since I rarely do layouts any more, I think your sunflower card is my favorite.

I'd love to win the Come Away Me prize package!

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