Occasionally people have said they would like some ideas to go with the kit to help in making a start. So I thought it would be a good idea to do a couple of blog posts showing some things I made with the pretty May kit and hope this will inspire you.
For the first post using the May Kit (available on line and in the shop from today), I have created two layouts.
This month the kit contains:
6 Sheets double-sided patterned paper:
Vertical Elements - I AM... collection - Simple Stories
Choosing Happiness - I AM... collection - Simple Stories
So Amazing - Fleur collection - Kaisercraft
Beginnings Four - Beginnings collection - Authentique
Whim - Let Your Heart Decide - Pink Fresh Studio
Flower Child - Dear Lizzy Stay Colourful collection -American Crafts
6 sheets Bazzill, 2 sheets with the original kit Guacamole and Cfream Puff
4 sheets with the additional cardstock which has been selected to go with the kit, Glow, Black, Whirlpool, and Pinkini.
|showing reverse side of papers|
laser-cut word (exclusive to Papermaze), 2 wax seals, Prima Lavender tag, 3 wooden bingo tiles, strip Dusty Attic chipboard, 3 pearls, Heidi Swapp speech bubble, 2 ribbon roses, 3 paper flowers, 10 dewdrops, 12" washi tape.
As I have just moved house most of my craft materials are still packed as we are busy preparing a craft room. So I have created these layout with a minimum of tools and equipment. Also we had no internet for two weeks and the computers are only just set up so I have been depending on a box of photos I had to hand.
So this first layout uses mostly materials from the kit and an old 1963 photo of myself.
The wide border was made with a gutted sheet of Flower Child paper, layered up with the Pinkini and Cream Puff cardstock. I also gutted the pink cardstock to give me enough for a photo mat, and all the tags. My journalling is written on a scrap of Cream Puff, mounted onto the Pinkini and made into a tag, which pulls out from under the photo with a thin ribbon bow.
I trimmed the photo with a piece of lace from my stash. The flowers were cut from the
Vertical Elements - I AM... sheet. I added these by sticking with adhesive in some places and raising other parts with 3D foam sticky pads. I added the three paper flowers from the kit. The wording was cut from the same sheet of patterned paper and made into three little tags using scraps from the same cardstock as before, I left room for a black dew drop on each tag.
The butterflies were cut from the Choosing Happiness paper. I made antenna and bodies for the butterflies using black embroidery thread. Once everything was in place I embellished with some Nuvo Crystal Drops.
For my second layout, I was inspired by a post I spotted on NőiCsizma blog. This time I chose a photo of my nephew and his family.