here today with my first of two posts using the new June Monthly Kit. A
very different feel to this kit, but just as lovely as the May kit. So for some inspiration I will be bringing you two blog posts. This kit is now available in the shop to purchase.
Here is what you get in the kit this time:
2 sheets Bazzill cardstock - Almond Cream and Heidi
6 sheets of double sided patterned paper -
Kaisercraft - Misty Mountain collection - Marbled and Moody
Kaisercraft - Romantique - Primrose
Kaisercraft - Pen & Ink collection - Stamps
Authentique - Dame collection - Dame Three
Prima - Lavender collection - Communication Through Love
This shows the reverse side of the papers.
The embellishments included are:
4 x Prima tickets, 1 reel MAMBI mini washi tape, 10 x sequins, 1 x metal charm,
1 strip gems, 2 x Heidi Swapp acetate words, 12" rose ribbon, 50cm string,
1 x Prima flower, 8 x buttons, 2 x paper flowers and 4 x Tim Holtz chipboard quote chips.
can also buy the four extra sheets of Bazzill cardstock, this has been
selected to go with the kit and includes - Admiral, Blossom, Avalanche
My first layout 'Happy Ever After' is for my daughter's wedding album.
the Admiral cardstock so you have enough left over for a photo mat and
some dies cut lettering, my frame measures 3.5cm in from the sides,
9cm down from the top and 5cm up from the bottom.
- I place my gutted cardstock on a spare piece of cardstock to give me a
stable surface to work from. This may be the back of a book of papers,
paper from my stash that I don't think I will use or one that got spoilt
in an experiment that went wrong!!
I inked the edges of my papers and die cuts with Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire and Peeled Paint.
Cut the lacy side of the Authentique Dame paper to 25cm x 18cm.
the floral side of the Prima paper to 25cm x 3cm (avoid any of the
sayings you want to keep on the other side of the paper).
Cut the floral side of the Marbled paper to 15cm x 21cm.
Trim the butterfly strip at the bottom of the Kaisercraft Primrose paper an cut this down to 28cm.
From Primrose paper (bird side) cut a piece 20cm x 15cm (avoiding the bird and including the lace edging).
Cut the Hazrat Khan quote from the strip on the Authentique paper.
Cut a mat for your photograph from the cardstock, arrange all these papers as seen in the photograph.
Now for the embellishments -
I used the acetate word and stuck the directly to my photograph with a few tiny dabs of Diamond Glaze.
Tie the string in a bow at one end and lay this across the lacy paper.
a small tag from Almond Cream Bazzill (4cm x 6cm), Then use the
remainder of the string to tie a knot through the hole in the tag.
Make three clusters of flowers and leaves, die cut using Sizzix Thinlits - Small Tattered Florals,
(one of the most useful sets of dies I own). The paper used for these
was from the reverse side of the Dame paper. Curve shapes with scissors,
ink the edges and build up in layers.
I used Nuvo Crystal Drops - Wedgewood Blue for flower centres and a touch of Crystal Stickles
to the leaves. Select a butterfly for each cluster from the Primrose
paper, add them to the clusters and cover them in Crystal Stickles.
Finally add a chipboard sentiment to the bottom of the lacy paper.
For my second layout I chose a photo of a Canadian relative Edna May.
time I gutted the Heidi Cardstock to ensure I had a piece from the
middle measuring 25cm x 25cm for another page (I will show you next
time). I needed the frame for this one to be at least 2cm deep all
All my inking for this layout was done with Distress Ink - Seedless Preserve with some Peeled Paint for the leaves.
I cut the floral side of Moody paper to measure 29cm x 29cm, and
rounded the corners. Gut a piece from this where it will not show
(approx. 14 cm x 19 cm, for another day).
Cut a piece of Almond Cream Bazzill to 15cm x 26.5 cm.
gut the Avalanche Bazzill to leave a frame of 4cm for another layout
(again this is coming next time). From the remainder cut a photo mat and
mount the photo to leave a narrow border.
Cut a strip of Primrose, from the bird side 28.5 cm x 4.5 cm.
Cut a strip from the Stamps paper - 30 cm x 2 cm.
Layer this all up with a Doily - mine was about 22 cm diameter.
I cut three of the bingo cards from the other side of the Stamps paper, selecting appropriate sayings.
made a cluster of flowers with the two paper flowers from the kit and
one added from my stash. The leaves were punched using the Martha
Stewart Frond punch. They were cut from scraps of the reverse of the
the gutted piece of Heidi Bazzill I cut a title from one corner, making
sure it was at least 1 cm in from the sides as I needed the rest for
later, and this will be covered.
I cut my shadow for the letters from
scraps of Admiral Bazzill. These were all cut using Billionaire font and
my Cricut. I added Crystal Stickels to the letters.
trimmed the bottom of the Almond Cream Bazzill with the rose ribbon
from the kit. Then finished off with two of the Tim Holtz chipboard
quote chips suitable for my well travelled cousin.
As before I will be back early in next month with more from this kit.
Thanks for looking.