Tuesday, July 26, 2011

“Fireworks” by Megan Smith

1. Gather your supplies: Crop Addict July 2011 Monthly Kit, Crop Addict July 2011 Monthly Kit Option, four photos (one 4”x6”, one 3”x6”, one 3”x3”, one 1¾” x 1¾”), a thin-tipped orange marker, date stamp, black StazOn ink and various adhesives.

2. Use the yellow cardstock as your base. Use the orange thin-tipped marker to draw a thin border around the edge of your layout, approximately ¼” in from the edge.

3. Adhere your photos in a grid fashion starting with the 4”x6” photo so it’s 2½” from the bottom edge of your layout and 1½” from the left edge of your layout. Then, adhere the 3”x6” photo directly to the right of the first photo. Then, adhere the 3”x3” photo directly to the right of that photo and in line with its bottom edge. Next, adhere the small black frame to the smallest square photo and adhere it above the 3”x3” square photo so the frame edges are flush against the other two photos.

4. Add the “Boom” sticker to the bottom of the frame.

5. Add three strips to the bottom of your layout – one that’s the blue paper, one with the decorative grid tape and one with the navy blue border strip. They should all be varying lengths to add visual interest and one should touch the right edge of your layout.

6. Choose five fireworks stickers and adhere them to the blue paper. Fussy-cut them out. Adhere two near the upper left of your photo grid, one overlapping the upper right corner of your frame and two near the lower left center of your layout overlapping the decorative tape. Use dimensional adhesive on three of the fireworks for added visual interest.

7. Use the alpha stickers to add your title above the photos.

8. Take the small blue rectangle label and add your date to it using the date stamp and StazOn ink. Adhere in the lower right corner of your layout over the decorative grid tape.

9. Embellish your fireworks with yellow and orange eyelets and blue mini-brads.

“Smiles” by Megan Smith

1. Gather your supplies: Crop Addict July 2011 Monthly Kit, Crop Addict July 2011 Monthly Kit Option, one 4”x6” photo, extra sheet of cardstock in any color, four border punches, a black journaling pen, circle cutter and various adhesives (including dimensional adhesive).

2. Adhere the patterned paper with the bike to the spare piece of cardstock for extra support. This is your base.

3. Cut a piece of the brown with blue polka dot paper to 11”x1½”. Cut a piece of the green on green circle patterned paper to 6 ¾”x 1½”. Use your circle cutter to cut a 4¾” diameter circle from the blue paper.

4. Take the three just-cut pieces of paper and one of the border die-cuts and layer them in the center of your layout, taking care not to cover the bike or polka dots on the background paper.

5. Adhere your photo over these layers.

6. Take four different My Minds Eye Papers and punch a different border strip from each one, each strip being about ¼” wide. Add one border strip to each side of the photo, trimming the overhanging edges to create a frame around your photo.

7. Embellish the upper left corner of the photo with a die-cut and title block. Use dimensional adhesive on the title block and add two red clips to it for extra detail.

8. Embellish the lower right corner of the photo with three die-cuts using dimension adhesive on at least one of the die-cuts.

9. For added detail, glue several of the metal rings to the polka dots on the background paper.

10. Add your photo caption to your layout using the black journaling pen.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Check out the fun July Crop Addict Kit!

The Crop Addict July Rockets Red Glare monthly scrapbook kit features papers collections from My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey. Six coordinating sheets of Bazzill Cardstock are included. We've also added Making Memories Velvet alphabet stickers, a mini alphabet set, chipboard stars, acrylic stars, die cuts, rhinestone bling, chipboard frames, ribbon, Heidi Swapp slide clips, brads, and so much more!

July 2011 Crop Addict Kit

All of this can be yours for only $50. View the full list of supplies and order yours here! An awesome coordinating kit option is also available here for only $14.

July 2011 Crop Addict Kit Option

Here are the projects I created with this month's kit...five layouts (including 2 double-page spreads), a card and I still have plenty of supplies left over for more!

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