Beach Bums

Hello friends!  Ursula here to share one of my favorite layouts from this months kits, True Stories.  I’ll admit that my absolute favorite way to scrap is with a kit.  It’s not that I can’t pull from my stash to create a page, but having a selection of goodies already prepared allows me the freedom to just sit down and start scrapping.

I also love that you can get sooo many different looks from a single kit.  I think this layout especially illustrates that fact.

When I looked at the kit, I got an over feeling of bright, primary colors.  But to tone that truly bright feeling down, I simply set aside the red for this page and added some basic white card stock.

Being able to make pages that are so distinctive makes me keep reaching for a great  Scrapbook Circle kit  when I’m scrapping.

My daughter and husband had a great time rolling around in the waves at Hollywood Beach last summer on our family vacation.  I’ll share a couple of tips for how I created the layout I’m sharing today.

The first thing to notice is that I used an 8.5 x11 format, but I turned it on it’s side to allow for space on either side of my title.  I used my Silhouette SD to cut the title directly out of my card stock background.  Since I used my Silhouette SD, I had to use an 8.5 x 11 size of paper.

To create this type of title, simply cut out the words from a sheet of card stock, making sure you plan the placement of the title on your page.  I used a sheet of standard copy paper to glue down some thinly cut strips which I then layered behind the cut out title.

Because I had some of the strips left over, I sewed them to the edge of my photo to create texture and continue the ‘strippy’ theme I’d begun with the title.

The color of the ‘at the beach havin fun’ die cut was a little brighter than I wanted for my page, so I simply layered some vellum over the top of it and stapled them together to mute that color a bit. (I’m kinda having a love affair with vellum right now)

I also deconstructed the yellow flower from the kit and used the fabric as a layering border element.

A bit of paint and a date stamp complete the look and feel for the perfect beach layout.

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