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Monday, January 24, 2011

Scrap That! "Love Notes" Kit

Oh my goodness is all I have to say about the FEB Scrap That! kit. The papers (Glitz - Love Nest and Fancy Pants - Lilac House) and a perfect combo of versatile and rich colors for feminine or masculine layouts for any season. Pick your poison, blue, green, pink, brown or yellow! You can go rustic, vintage, funky - anything goes with this kit!

In my first layout "Love", this is my daughter at one year... a candid shot taken by a friend. That cute little birdcage? A Glitz stamp INCLUDED in the kit add-on. Everything in this layout except the doily is from the kit. Fabulous "what nots" tags and dies cuts, Prima flowers (I glimmer misted the large one to get a darker pink) and bling plus that AWESOME stamp! Oh and this is my take on LG's sketch from this kit too - love her sketches!

Design Tip: Use single pearls to enhance stamped images and "bring them to life".

In my second layout "Remember Cuba", this is hubby with my first son at 9 months old on our trip to Cuba. The picture was taken with a film camera, so I just used the original image since I had doubles printed out. Not the best picture but a great memory (which is more important to me). Again the tags and dies cuts are so fantastic in this kit. There is chunky chipboard too that I painted green. I used an oval frame from a past kit and painted it to match, using the Ranger crackle paint from the September kit. I also used the Color Room Palette 42 as inspiration for this.

Design Tip: Use any flourish stamp and the watermark ink pad (ink pad INCLUDED in the main kit!) as a guide to follow along with liquid pearls of choice for an easy handmade bling flourish. I used my Inkadinkado Dot Flourishes that I got on sale for $10 at Michaels. So fast and easy!

My third layout "Carefree" is one of the very few pictures we have of my husband as a child. This perfectly captured his carefree spirit. I used the JAN. Dusty Attic sketch and snuck a chipboard piece on there - it is not part of the kit (everything else is, including the awesome music sheet and Prima flowers). I love the fact that there are always 3 perfectly coordinated plain pieces of cardstock in every kit for backgrounds.

Design Tip: Simply use chalk ink on bare chipboard for an easy, beautiful matte finish.

Here are the main kit details but be sure to check out Scrap That! for kit images and add-ons. While you're there, check out the other DT projects in the gallery too. Thanks for stopping by!

6 Glitz “Love Nest” Papers
3 Fancy Pants “Lilac House” Papers
3 Coordinating Cardstock
American Crafts Thickers - Root Beer Float
1 Stickles Forest Moss
1 Watermark Resist Ink
3 Genuine Parrot Feathers (blue, yellow, green)
1 Maya Road Brown Satin Posie
1 Piece of Sheet Music
1 Prima Say it in Swirls Grey Fimo Flourish
3 Prima Watercolor Flowers
1 Package of Glitz What-Nots
1 Package of Glitz Paper Layers
3 Prima Athena Powder Puff Flowers
6 Prima Flights of Fancy Flowers
2 Maya Road Kraft Tags
1 Maya Road Kraft Envelope
1 Length of May Arts Twine
1 Length of Prima Brown Lace
1 Length of Maya Road Pink Crushed Velvet Ribbon