Sometimes 12×12 Layout: April's Vintage Sunshine Kit Project Idea
This layout has one very amazing feature that has to be mentioned right away…it was made from the Kit scraps. That’s right. Save this layout for last. Then grab all your Vintage Sunshine kit scraps of paper and cut them all into 4″ squares. You’ll need 9 squares.
Create your entire background out of your squares. Make sure they’re all glued on really well. Back your 4×6 photo on a piece of white cardstock. Trim it closely. Then ink the edges with teal. Then back your backed photo with another piece of white cardstock. This time leave a wide border on the top and left sides. The top border should be 1 to 1.5 inches. The left side border should be at least 2 inches. On the right side tuck a strip of Jenni Bowlin Bingo Alpha tiles under your photo between the two layers of white cardstock so that it sticks out just a bit.
Above your picture on the white cardstock you’ll place Yellow alpha stickers spelling out “Sometimes.” But there’s a trick. Before you place them on you need to ink them with teal. They’re canvas textured so they soak it up. The white cardstock to the left of your photo is for journaling. Ink the outer edges of the white cardstock with black.
Glue your backed photo on your page. Place it about 1″ from the right side of the layout. And about 2.5 inches from the top.
Make a paper flower. You’ll cut three paper circles of varying sizes. The largest is approximately 2 to 2.5 inches and it is cut from the graphic novel page. The next, slightly smaller circle is cut from Pink Paislee Front Porch. Cut the edges into a tiny, scalloped pattern and ink the edges yellow. The next (slightly smaller again) paper circle is cut out of Jenni Bowlin Bingo Alpha tiles. Ink the edges teal.
Crinkle all your papers a bit and then glue your flower together. Use one of your mirrors or buttons to create a flower center. If you use a mirror for your center you can add some extra bling using the clear rhinestone strip included in your Prima yellow Alpha stickers set. Just circle it around the edge of the mirror. Last cut two leaves from corrugated cardboard and insert them under your flower along the right side and bottom of the photo. Your flower should be glued right at the bottom right hand corner of your photo.
Along the right hand side of your photo use your yellow Alphas (yellow this time) to journal the name of the individual in the photo. Throw a couple rhinestone brads (Making Memories) on either side of the word “sometimes” and you’re ready to finish it off with a bit of sanding in the right places. We also made sure to incorporate some of our fun leftover items. You’ll notice that we used our Fragile sticker, an October Afternoon Wild Card Report Card, and authentic work order forms.
And that’s that! What a fabulous layout made of scraps, right? This particular designer came up with 7 layouts out of her April Kit. Isn’t that amazing?