Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Robot Party Layout

Hello!  Last week, due to popular demand, Little Scraps of Heaven Designs re-released their Little Robots file that had previously been retired.  I was all over that file because I had just the perfect photos to scrapbook and tons of super cool robot papers.  Yep, my grandson's 6th birthday party last year was...wait for it... a ROBOT PARTY!  Woo Hoo!!!  So here's the beginning of what will probably end up being a few layouts to scrapbook the whole party.

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The Little Robots paper piecing pattern from LSHD was extremely easy to put together and has so many options of robots and gears.  Here's a closer look at just the first page:

To make the border of gears at the top of the page, I sized several of the gears in the Little Robots pattern on my virtual mat in SCAL2 and then made a copy of them and ungrouped them.  I then moved the gear copies around, overlapping all the different sizes and shapes, until I was happy with the look.  Next I selected the overlapped shapes and clicked on "Union" to make them all one piece.  After that I selected the piece and clicked on "Shadow Straight" at .50". Once all these pieces were cut out, I then placed the original individual gears onto the shadow.  I really like how it came out, especially using all the bright colors that were used at the birthday party.  Here's a closer look at the gear border:

I designed the "Robot Party" title from a font called Arcade Rounded that I have on my computer and replaced the "o's" in Robot with some smaller sized gears.  To make the title look more robot-like, I added a couple of silver Candi paper brads in the middle of the gears.  Too cute!

The frame for the picture was also designed in SCAL2 by welding two rectangles and one of the gears together.  I added a couple more colorful gears and a robot sticker I had on hand.  Worked perfectly if I say so myself LOL!

This little robot tag turned out adorable.  I placed the little knob/buttons over to the right side of its body and felt that was the perfect place to "journal" that it was Ace's 6th Birthday.  Love it!

And now for the second page:

Again, I sized several of the gears to embellish the bottom of the photo.  Didn't shadow this a little lazy LOL! 

And, finally, here is my second robot.  Instead of him being a full-sized robot, I made him into a photo "peeker".  But that's not all...Surprise!  He's actually a hidden journaling tag tucked in between the two photo mats.

I hope you enjoyed seeing all the details of this Robot Party layout.  If you're interested in the Little Robots pattern, here is a quick link to the LSHD website where you can find it:

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!


  1. Love the Gears at the top of the page! The papers and cutting file go together perfectly!!!

  2. Thanks Susan! FINALLY got to put some of that adorable robot paper to use LOL!