Hi everyone, its Melissa and I’m so happy to be back again with you this month! I’m super excited about our gorgeous February Kit “Hot Mess”! I just adore everything Maggie Holmes makes, and I love that we have amazing CK exclusives to play with too!
Speaking of CK exclusives, today I’m sharing a layout that features the stunning printables that you can download free if you’re a subscriber (and purchase in the Digital Store if you’re not). We get two sheets of printables, and this is the sheet I choose to play with:
Usually I print off the circles, punch them with my circle punch and put a clear epoxy sticker on them. For this layout I decided to print the following three large.Aren’t they stunning, far to pretty to be kept small! Here they are printed off a different sizes. I just copied the individual PNG files over to Word, and resized them to what I needed. I also cut some of the beautiful Just Nick cut files from the kit on my Silhouette Cameo too.Then I cut the circles out by hand with my scissors, because I wanted this post to be about printables, not my Cameo 🙂Here they are, all good to go! Oh so pretty!!!Now the fun bit! Ever had a layout design that kept you awake at night (not in a bad way, but because you’re designing in your head)? Well this is one of those layouts. Not all my layouts come together easily, sometimes I’ll have an initial vision for what I want, and then I have to physically play with the photo, paper and embellishments until it comes together – hence I didn’t video this one, because it took forever – well not really, I’m being dramatic 😉I knew I wanted the title to be “Sparkle + Shine”, so I started with that. I really needed a complimentary photo that showed sparkle, so this photo of my little one when she was 10 months old was perfect! I popped the title circle up on foam to make it stand out. I sprinkled some of the Heidi Swapp Colour Shine that came in the kit (I got Hot Pink).Once I had the main large printable circles in position I cut some smaller circles with my Cuttlebug and a Sizzix die. It cuts 5 different sizes at once. I thought the bow and diamond papers from the 6×6 paper pad (kit add on) were perfect for this girly layout!Next was my favourite step of embellishing, using flair, die cuts, stickers and embellishments. So much fun! I embellished this printable circle with the banner cut file (I backed it with 6×6 papers), a die cut, and word sticker.The rest of the printable circle from above was used on the bottom of my layout. I often add liquid adhesive to my chipboard to ensure they don’t move. If you’re running low on adhesive make sure you check out the CK store here.Thanks so much for looking! I hope I’ve inspired you to think outside of the box when you use your CK printables. I made a page with last month’s kit where I enlarged one of the word printables to use it as my title. You can see it on my blog here – its the second layout.
Bless you 🙂