I wish you could see these in person, the texture really makes them!
I was in the mood to try something a little different yesterday. The card I had in mind needed really needed some materials that are in transit from Stampin' Up! to me so I decided to play with a few more things from my demonstrator kit.
Thanks to the advice of my upline Jean, I took advantage of the great deal on the Scrapbooking Add-on when I signed up to be a demonstrator. For $50 I got about $80 worth of stuff including a Simply Scrappin' kit. I was planning to try one of these last fall and just never got around to ordering one. Wow! I had so much fun putting together these pages and I have a ton of stuff left over.
I always thought a kit would be restrictive but that couldn't be further from the truth. There are so many options for how to use the self-adhesive die cuts ('stickers' with class). The second page above came together quickly. I spent a lot more time on the first page deciding on how to mat the photos finally going for the simplier approach.
The kit comes with 8 sheets of textured 12x12 cardstock in 4 colors. I've used Baja Blue on these layouts. There are 6 sheets of double sided designer paper in 2 styles plus 6 sheets of adhesive die cuts. These die cuts included the flowers and stems plus journaling blocks and my favorite, very fine scallop edge strips that really give a finishing touch. They are repositionable at least for awhile so you can really play. The only things I had to add were my photos and some chipboard for the titles. I added a button, one grommet, and a little Baja ribbon for a pull-out journaling block just because I had them. Of course everything color coordinates to the Stampin' Up line so it was easy to match ink colors for the chipboard.
I know I'll make more pages from this kit and probably some cards, too.
Materials (all by Stampin' Up!):
Sunshine Garden Simply Scrappin' kit
Ink: Baja breeze, So Saffron
Grommet: Square Fire Yellow
Ribbon: 5/8" Grosgrain Striped Baja Breeze