May Scrapbook Kit – Wendy’s take

It’s time for our May Scrapbook Kit Debut! I originally had no intention of playing along with this months page kit but the papers were calling me! And wow this kit is packed with awesome embellishments.

I somehow managed to make 5 layouts over Easter weekend without even trying really – love it when you get in a creative space! Here are my layouts:

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The only thing on this layout that was not in the kit were the star stamps – new in a Paper Smooches set.  I cut down one of the chevron envelopes and added a tab with the cut off piece to insert my hidden journaling behind the photos. It’s a story about my son’s inspiration for Shave for the Brave – one that is not for public consumption, yet one I always want to remember.

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I was very tempted to hoard this hexagon paper but when I realized the other hexagon paper would allow me to paper piece I immediately cut into it.  I love simple layouts with details you can appreciate and this meets that for me.  I fussy cut 10 hexagons and adhered them with foam dots randomly around my photo. Love the element sheet that came with the kit – great for layering with the mini alphas.  I added some gold Wink of Stella to the edges of some of the hexagons and added a few enamel dots from my stash.

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This heart patterned paper is gorgeous but a bit busy for me as a full sheet so I created a panel with the kraft and used the heart paper as a frame. I tapped Heidi Swapp colour shine on the kraft and used a new die set from American Crafts to cut hearts from the patterned paper scraps I had… the top heart is cut from one of the circle label stickers that came with the bags included. I also created my title using the Thickers (love love love woodgrain Thickers!) and the Heidi Swapp puffy ‘Happiness’ sticker the kit. Those thin script stickers are so fun!

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This photo allowed me to do some layering with the awesome stickers on the element sheet.  I also tapped some gold Mister Huey’s down the page and used my gold Uniball pen to create some journalling lines on top of some hearts I stamped on using Hero Arts gold ink and my patterned brayer. The heart doily and the Love wood veneer (painted with gold Wink of Stella) are from my stash.

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This was actually the first layout I did – my cute nephew getting ready for kinder start. I used the chevron envelope as a photo mat so my sister can include some memorabilia from that day and I also added journaling lines to the brown strip so that she can write about that day since I wasn’t there. The stars and washi tape are from my stash.

I had such fun with this kit and used a mix of pictures that I had on my desk that I knew I wanted to scrapbook – great sense of accomplishment when using kits. Even thought I got 5 layouts I have tons of paper and embellishments left to make at least 3 more layouts!

I caught a glimpse of some of the projects Krista is working on so stay tuned for those and we’ll have a bonus with Janna’s take on this kit – I’m sure to be inspired to use the rest of mine when I see what these talented ladies come up with!

Wendy

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