Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Picture Perfect Classic Kit: Wood Buttons and Metal Charms

Happy Wednesday! Jana Eubank here. This week as a design team we are featuring the flair that was included in this month's "Picture Perfect" kits; however, I already used my flair up on previous pages! So ... I decided that I would create a couple of layouts featuring other dimensional embellishments included with the kit.

My first page features the My Mind's Eye wood circles, and the second page uses the Simple Stories metal charms. Let's take a look!


When my daughter was learning how to drive she had to log a certain amount of hours of driving. My husband and I would pick her during her lunch break at school and drive around with her through the local neighborhoods. I love this picture I snapped of her concentrating on the road with my husband giving her tips as she drove along. I used the Picture Perfect Classic kit to document this fun memory.

I sometimes struggle knowing how to fill the space of a large 12x12 page when I only have one photo to scrap, so for this page I used a sketch by Laura Whitaker to get me going. I love the band going across the center with the stitched circles. I added a sprinkling of mist, wood circles and stickers to give it a playful feel.

I created a cluster of embellishments on the left bottom corner of my photo by starting with the darling feather die cut from the kit. I then tucked in several other stickers, a wood circle, die cuts, a phrase sticker, and then stitched on one of the bow paper clips.

On the right side of the page, I used more wood circles with a bird resting on one of them. I also stepped down my design diagonally by using die cuts and stickers layered over one another. My title is a play on the movie title "Driving Miss Daisy."  A few droplets of Heidi Swapp Blush Color Shine and a few hand-stitched circles finishes it off!


For this next page, I decided to incorporate the Simple Stories charms included with the Picture Perfect Classic Kit.

I had three similar photos from three different occasions of my parents taking my kids on a birthday lunch date. I decided to scrap them all together on one page by stacking them vertically on the page.

The colors of the clothing in these photos inspired me to use a color scheme of coral, aqua, gray, and yellow. I fussy-cut the flowers from the My Mind's Eye paper to frame out my photos and add a downward diagonal design to this page across the vertical line of photos.

I separated the photos with a length of Maya Road velvet ric rac. I layered a few Simple Stories chipboard circles over the flowers on the left. I added a rhinestone to the center of each one to add a bit of shine to tie them in to the shiny charms in other places on the page.

I tucked a journal block under the right side of the photos and decided that this would be a fun place to hang one of the charms. I got out my trusty eyelets from years past to create a hole for the charm's ball chain to go through. I adhered the charm with a foam dot to keep it in place. It's so cute!

I took the other charm off of the ball chain and placed it at the bottom of the page to accent a label with the date for my page. I secured it in place with a couple of mini staples.

So there ya go! Two pages featuring two different types of dimensional embellishments: wood circles and metal charms. I hope that it has helped you with a few ideas in how to use the items in *your* Picture Perfect kit this month.

See you again soon!

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