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Sunday, July 25, 2010

August Scrap That! Reveal

I'm leaving for a mini holiday tomorrow so I'm posting this a little early. The August Scrap That! kit is SOOOO packed that when I received it I didn't know where to start. This will be a long post since I did 5 layouts and STILL have loads of embellies from the add-ons to play with... good thing I have the paper add-on to use all of them up later! This kit featured the Girl's Paperie, Paper Girl collection and a TON of fabulous goodies to play with.

This first layout is me as a wedding flower girl at almost 5 years old but I was the size of a three year old... hence the French "Trois" title. The picture is horribly faded but it is the only one I had and really wanted to do this shabby chic layout for my parents.

The flowers are my handmade ruffled and shabby ones and the tutorials can be found in the right sidebar of my blog.

This kit had amazing Prima butterflies and ribbon. Please note the white square doily was from my stash that I bought at Michael's.

Design Tip: Use ribbon to create a frame around a title plaque (which can be cut from patterned paper).

My second layout "Little Darling" is my daughter last summer. I had bought some Dusty Attic gates (bought from www.staytruetogod.com along with a lot of other goodies) and I had to scrap this perfect picture for the gates with the floral paper in the kit. I used the terrific sketch by LG Belarmino included in the kit as inspiration (just flipped it). I loved the clean lines appeal to it.

I made the large shabby rose and small dark pink buds (tutorials to follow soon). The other light pink flowers were not handmade and will be sold through my soon to open Etsy shop in the Fall.

Design Tip: Cluster blooms on floral paper for a beautiful finish.

My third layout "sweet" is me again. As soon as I saw this paper I ran to my mom's and stole this framed picture in her kitchen (scanned and returned the original). The paper matched my dress too well not to do this layout.

Amazing Jenni Bowlin butterflies and Prima pearls included in this kit.

Here are more of the flowers that will be available through my Etsy shop opening in the Fall.

Design tip: cut florals out of a pattern and place flower embellies for a 3-D effect.

For my fourth layout "Sweetheart", yes me again (working on getting some stuff done for my parents)... I went for a homespun look since again the picture was not a great one (but camera's were horrible in the 70's). Again I used some of my flowers. Included in the kit was this great blue ribbon and stunning pins so I just attached the ribbon with the pins instead of glueing. Please note the pink paper is from my stash.

Design tip: try making origami embellishments to add a fun interest to layouts.

And for my final layout "the Pout", this is my son after getting in trouble while camping last year. I wanted to do a cutesy layout and I modified the blue die cut paper to better suit the layout. Included in the kit were adorable buttons and I had saved a portion of the Prima swirl from my "sweet" layout for the umbrella handle. Please note the orange paper is from my stash.

Design tip: Create your own embellies by cutting shapes out of cardstock.

I used some Martha Stewart daisies from my stash... but I plan on making these easy blooms in the future with a flower punch and craft pom poms from now on.

Well, I hope you enjoyed these layouts and I will be back to check comments at the end of the week when I get into town. Hopefully I will be able to work on some flower tutorials next week too. Thanks for all your support, i really appreciate it!