Aloha! Today I’m sharing two layouts that I created using the Sun-Kissed Collection from Creative Memories. This collection is full of cool blues and greens and warm coral tones, and it has some cute tropical themed stickers and embellishments. Although I currently don’t have any beach or tropical photos to scrapbook, I still found a way to use the collection.
The Sun-Kissed Collection is perfect for some of my lake and boating photos! I created this double-page layout by using the Original Border Maker System with the new Rolling Waves Border Maker Cartridge to punch all of the way around both sheets of the water print paper. The corners came out wonky as they were double punched, but I simply used my scissors to trim them. I adhered both sheets to 12″ x 12″ sheets of White Cardstock.
I created my border by using the Original Border Maker System with Rolling Waves Border Maker Cartridge to punch both sides of 12″ x 2″ strips of the lime patterned paper. Start by punching the border along one side of your paper. Cut the border off of your paper at 2″. Since the strips were too narrow to fit in the Border Maker Guide, I used Post-It Notes to hold the strips in place while punching the other side. I adhered my borders to 12″ x 2″ strips of White Cardstock.
For my title piece and some extra decoration, I cut apart the “Away We Go” Variety Mat and matted the pieces with the dark coral print paper. The cut-apart Variety Mat pieces are: 5-3/4″ x 1-7/8″; 5-3/4″ x 1″; and 5-3/4″ x 1-1/4″. I also matted all of my photos with the dark coral print paper.
I journaled on a second Variety Mat and adorned the pages with Sun-Kissed Embellishments and Stickers. I also included a few leaves punched from Evergreen Cardstock using the new Tropical Leaf Punch. I adhered some of the pieces with Foam Squares. To finish the layout, I added pen dots around all of my waves. This really didn’t take too long to do, and it added some great detail.
My second layout features my grand-daughter dressed for “Tacky Tourist Day” at pre-school! It was the perfect photo-op for the Sun-Kissed Collection!
For my layout, I punched two sides of a 12″ x 12″ sheet our new Aqua Cardstock using the Original Border Maker System with Rolling Waves Cartridge and cut it off of the cardstock to make a 1-1/2 inch “L” shape. The corner of the “L” was wonky after being punched twice, so I shaped it using my scissors. I also cut a 1-1/2 inch “L” shape from the lime patterned paper and adhered both to a sheet of the flamingo patterned paper.
My photo is 5″ x 7″, so I cut a 6″ x 8″ photo mat from Evergreen Cardstock and used my scissors to cut fringe all the way around to mimic the grass skirt. I journaled on a Sun-Kissed Variety Mat and adorned the layout with Sun-Kissed Embellishments and Stickers. I also included a few leaves and flowers punched from the Tropical Leaf Punch and the Embossed Flower Trio Punch. I used Foam Squares on the title sticker, hula girl embellishment, and some of the flowers to give the page some extra pop.
All of the materials and tools can be purchased on my Creative Memories website.