Vertically & Horizontally

This month's theme layout was inspired by nesting dolls – otherwise known as matryoshka dolls. I ended up going with a quilted look for the patterned paper that I used on this layout. I punched out squares from various GCD Studio papers from the Artsy Urban line and laid them down on the white cardstock. I then sewed down each strip vertically & horizontally. My photo, embellishments, & title were then placed on top of the “quilt”.

1. Bazzill Cardstock - Black & White
2. Thread
3. GCD Studios
Artsy Urban Patterned Paper
Artsy Urban Glass Paperclip
Artsy Urban Layered Flowers
4. Martha Stewart
Green Baker's Twine
Royal Butterfly Punch
5. Oval Tag
6. Fontwerks Adhesive Label
7. American Crafts Thickers
8. Jenni Bowlin Circle Alphabet
9. Stazon Ink - Black
10. Technique Tuesday Acrylic Stamp
11. Pink Paislee Artisan Tape

Melissa Mann


  1. so pretty! love the patchwork look and all your clusters of embellishments!

  2. lovely! love the quilted look!

  3. Love the patchwork and I love the pop of red! Fabulous layout!!!

  4. Wow Melissa, this is just gorgeous! Love it!

  5. this is so lovely Melissa ! u rawk the grids/ patchwork :)