I am so excited to be revealing my first kit projects for Birds Of A Feather! And I couldn't think of a better kit to start with than this beautiful assembly of patterned papers, cardstock and embellishments. Chock full of papers from Little Yellow Bicycle's Just Because collection and Teresa Collins' Stationery Noted collection, along with a set of Thickers and embellishments from Prima, Petaloo, Kaisercraft, Maya Road and more, this kit is not one to pass up. You can snag one here if you haven't already! And, I highly suggest checking out the kit extras too; I ended up getting all of them! One of the best things about this kit is its versatility. You can scrap almost any subject, any season, any person with this kit because of it's combination of cool and warm colors, masculine and feminine patterns and variety of embellishments. But one solid theme does run through the kit and that is "relationships."
So I decided to go with this theme and start off with a layout honoring my mom. Many Christmas' ago, when I was still in college, my mother gave me a beautiful piece of art. It is a clay etching of mother and daughter and it says "Always my daughter, now my friend." With this quote in mind, I created this layout. I loved the Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard Polaroid frame that came in the Extra Embellishments Pack and knew I wanted to use it to focus in on my Mom and I in the photo since there is so much negative space around us. Then, to tie into that chipboard frame, I cut out one of the polaroid prints from the Teresa Collins Polaroids paper (which is part of the Extra Patterned Paper Pack) to use as my title block. I wanted to keep the embellishing feminine and whimsical so I included one of the beautiful Prima flowers and a couple of the elegant Petaloo brads and then added a few of the cute Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard birds and hearts as well as the fabric banner (which is also a part of the Extra Embellishments pack).
(Supplies: Bazzill cardstock; Little Yellow Bicycle and Teresa Collins papers; American Crafts Thicker alphas and lace trim; Little Yellow Bicycle fabric and chipboard embellishments; Prima flower; Petaloo brads; DMC floss; Zig Writer pen, StazOn ink. All items are from the BOAF March kit and kit extras except the floss, pen and ink.)And here are a couple close-ups...
After I finished my layout, I used up some of my scraps to create this card. I almost always create a card from my scraps after doing a layout. Anyways, I kept the embellishing minimal because there are so many patterns going on in this small space; I knew I didn't need much. I used one of the fabric flags as my sentiment - doing double duty! Love that!
(Supplies: Bazzill cardstock; Little Yellow Bicycle and Teresa Collins papers; Little Yellow Bicycle fabric sentiment flag; American Crafts glitter tape; Petaloo jeweled brad. All items are from the BOAF March kit and kit extras.)
Thanks for taking a look at my projects today! I hope they inspire you to snatch up a March kit and start creating!