I used the the Silhouette Cameo to cut the fabulous detailed matting and embellies for this layout. The original doily mat was downloaded from Monica's Creative Room, a fabulous site with the most amazingly detailed Silhouette Cameo cut files. I had previously downloaded a number of Monica's cut files and I had been looking for an opportunity to use one of the file. This Ladies Only layout seemed to be the perfect chance to try one of the cut files.
I stretched the file a bit horizontally to make it better fit the 5x7 inch photo. I believe the original cut file might have been square. The stretching worked well and I thought the file was not too distorted to use.
With the doily cut being so detailed I did not want to add to many additional embellishments. I had this fabulous "Scrapbook Jewelry" by Prima and I decided it was perfect for this layout. I used glue dots to affix the jewelry to the page and then I added the little red and black anchor to the jewelry. (You may recall, each double page layout contains a nautical cut to carry the theme though the scrapbook).
This is the second page of the layout. I used the same background cardstocks that I used on the first page and added a few of the doily cuts as embellishments. Again the photos feature only the ladies from the Ladies Only table.
For the other two tables of guests at the party I also created double page layouts highlighting only those guests and included a photo of the guests seated together on their layouts. I thought this would be a nice way to document who sat where.
This scrapbook was very fun to create and I had so enjoyed scrapping the photos.