How much are you loving the April Kit and extras?! The products are delightfully colorful as always, but I am loving the springy themes of blooms and butterflies in this month’s release. I was immediately inspired to print and scrap my photos from a recent trip to Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival. I had tons of photos of the flowers and topiaries we saw there and wanted to fit them all in, so I printed just a couple of favorite photos at 3″ x 4″ and printed the rest of them in small, 2″ x 2″ squares.
Supplies | April 2019 Kit, Days of the Week Phrase Stickers, Butterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers, Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Wood Veneer Butterflies, Love This Wood Veneer, Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack
I usually gravitate toward grid designs for multi-photo layouts, but the organic subject matter of my page, along with the flowers and butterflies in the products, led me to arrange my photos in a loose circle instead. I used my sewing machine to stitch some messy circles on my white cardstock background in black thread, and I stuck down the larger photo of me looking up at the flowers so that it would help lead the eye around to the other photos I would place along the circle.
The “Bloom Bloom Bloom” tag from the April 2019 Kit, which serves as my main title for the page, fit in perfectly between the photo of me and the one of my husband excitedly posing in front of his favorite character topiary. I adhered the nine smaller photos all around the stitched circle, and I had the best time embellishing the layout by filling in the spaces between the photos with die cuts from the April Kit, the Butterflies and Flowers Puffy Stickers, the Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, the Wood Veneer Butterflies, the Days of the Week Phrase Stickers, and a heart from the Love This Wood Veneer set. I also added some mist splatters along the circle for some extra detail.
Next, I adhered a bit of the brochure from the event and the lovely lilac “Love These Memories” 4″ x 6″ tag from the April Kit to the bottom of the page so that they went off the edge of the page and provided a foundation for my design. As a finishing touch, I tore away a bit of the background cardstock on the edges of the page and stuck some of the floral patterned paper from the Springtime 6 x 6 Paper Stack underneath so that it would peek out.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I hope you’ll use this month’s fun and nature-themed products to document your outdoor or springtime memories!