This month is so much fun! We celebrated National Scrapbook Day with multiple challenges and we are more than thankful to those who participated. Our May 2019 monthly kit is on the top, it's the Happy Days collection by My Mind’s Eye. It is absolutely stunning and our Design Team members made it more amazing by creating captivating layouts!
1. Father and Son Layout by Becky Bacchus
Becky chose a 12x12 layout to document a photo of her grandson and his papa. The colors in this month's kit were perfect for this photo and this layout came together really quickly. She started off by selecting one of the card stock that came with the kit to use as the background.
Then, she used a hexagon punch and punched out a few using some of the pattern paper. She layered her photo on 3 of the pattern papers along with more of the same cardstock that she has used as her background.
Loving how her layout looked, she continued to embellish using this month's embellishment upgrades. She added in white alphas from her stash for the title. Across the layout, she splatted some drops of white ink and Nuvo drops, both from her stash. To finish things off, Becky added a border on the left and right side of the layout using the stripe patterned paper from the May Kit.
Check out Becky's full process video below.
To see more of Becky's tutorials, visit her Youtube page!
2. Enjoy the Ride by Marci Bensing
Marci loved this very specific background paper and had the perfect photos to go along with it. She used 2 colors of the cardstock to mat the 4 Instax printed photos and then added embellishments all around the layout. She happens to have a tire track stamp which she also added leading up to the bicycle embellishment (super cute!). Next, she tucked the hidden journal tag underneath the photos.
To maintain the integrity of this background paper, Marci felt it needed a standout title. She cut the title it using her Silhouette Cameo, inked the edges a bit, used pop dots on some of it, and added the embellishment flower. To top things off, Marci added a few of the brad upgraded embellishments throughout the layout.
See more of Marci's amazing projects, visit her blog!
3. BFF Layout by Melissa Bierlein
Everyone needs a BFF, a confidant, a partner in crime and most of all a crafting partner! Melissa and her friend met at a scrapbooking crop over 10 years ago and became instant friends.
The background is Dear Lizzy Lovely Day / Oh Hello from the kit ~ so pretty! Melissa used the pink cardstock in the kit to cut the hearts out. The cut file is from Virginia Walker at Confessions of a Paper Addict and the internal heart portions of the cut file were used to trace hearts on the various pieces of patterned paper that are included in the kit. The hearts were fussy cut and glued behind the heart cut out with a fine tip glue applicator.
Melissa adhered the cut file and photo with foam dimensional squares to add dimension and used her Wink of Stella Clear pen on the heart cut out to give the layout some glitter!!
Vellum was also used behind a couple of the hearts and Melissa added a piece to the top of the photo to help pop out the title. Then, she scattered around some brads from the kit embellishments and stickers all from the kits upgrades and also added some chipboard elements from the same MME Happy Days line that were not included in the kit. The BFF's title is from the American Crafts Thickers / poolside, which matched the paper beautifully!
Want to see more of Melissa's layouts? Visit her Facebook page!
4. Great Time Layout by Nicole Martel
Nicole used an 8 1/2 x 11” cardstock for the base of her layout. She cut two rectangles from 2 sheets of patterned paper. One measures 8”x 10 ¾” and the other measures 7 ¾”x 10 ½”. She cropped two photos to measure 3”x 3”. She matted one of the photos using the Lime Green Cardstock. Using a straight trimmer, she cut two triangles at preferred sizes by angling the paper on the trimmer at 90 degrees. Make sure the second triangle is slightly smaller than the first cut.
Also, she adhered all papers and photos as shown from biggest to smallest to the base. Then used a ruler and pen to add ¼” border around the triangles and photo to the right. Lastly, she added a few embellishments as desired to complete the layout.
5. Bike Adventure Layout by Nicole Martel
For Nicole's second layout, she cut striped patterned paper to measure 8 ½”x 11” to use as the base for the layout. She then cut three patterned papers to measure 3 ½”x 8 ½”. She tore the bottoms so each strip is slightly smaller than the others. She cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 7 ½”x 10” and mounted this piece to the base. Next, she added the three strips of patterned paper starting at the top of the white cardstock.
Nicole cropped and matted two photos to measure 3”x 3” and used the coral striped patterned paper and the lime green cardstock to mat the photos. The mats should measure 3 ¼”x 3 ¼”. She then used a ruler and pen to add journaling at the bottom right-side of the layout. She chose some embellishments to complete the layout and added a few foam squares to add dimension.
See More gorgeous layouts by Nicole on her blog!
6. Cactus Themed Layout by Samantha Taylor
Sam fell in love with the cute cactus paper in this month's kit and knew she had just the right photos for it. She chose a coordinating pattern paper that had the navy blue from the cactus flowers as the main color.
Pull everything together, she used the aqua blue card stock from this month's kit.
Not only is it a great color, but it's nice and thick. Perfect for the base piece of paper for a layout. Finally, she used embellishments from both the core kit and the upgrade to add a title and bring focus to the photos and journaling.
Visit Sam's blog to see more of her beautiful layouts!
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