If you're hopping on here from Joy Nielsen's amazing blog, welcome!
I'm so honored to be part of the Kiwi Lane Designs Blog Hop this month to bring you some scrapbooking inspiration. The ever so talented and inspirational Kristy Lee is leading the troops over at Kiwi Lane Designs and she is the individual responsible for getting me into this scrapbooking hobby!
I was tasked with making something using the super cute Nature Accessory Set.
Since it's the fall, the maple leaf instantly caught my eye and I wanted to create a scrapbook page around it. The reason I love Kiwi Lane Design templates is because it it allows you to easily create shaped embellishment using some non traditional mediums. In my case, I wanted to use some cork. My Silhouette Cameo does not cut cork and I don't have a maple leaf die to use with my manual die cutting machine (i.e. Xyron Creatopia with Shapez Component, Sizzix Big Shot, ProvoCraft Cuttlebug). Enter the Nature Accessory Set! All I had to do was trace the leaf shape onto my cork and then cut with scissors. As simple as that!
Here's my fall themed layout.
Supplies: Kiwi Lane Designs - Nature Accessory Set; Xyron Mega Runner; Patterned Paper (Little Yellow Bicycle - Acorn Hollow); Enamel Dots (Doodlebug); Stamps (Lawn Fawn - Milo's ABCs, American Crafts); Versafine Ink; Tim Holtz Tonic Scissors; Fiskars Paper Trimmer.
When using such large and bold elements, I like to keep my layouts simple. Here, I created a photo strip to make sure the lines were straight and clean. And may I also add that I LOVE the look of stamping right onto the cork.
Here's another close up of that cork leaf.
GIVEAWAY TIME!! Make sure to leave a comment here on my blog and all the other participating blogs in the November hop (including the Kiwi Lane blog). ONE winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop for leaving a comment and will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, November 7th.
I will also be selecting ONE winner to receive a free Nature Accessory Set. Just make sure you are FOLLOWING my blog and leave a comment on this blog post. Winner will be announced on Thursday, November 7th as well.
Next on the hop is my dear and amazingly talented friend, Minousha Bari! And if you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the blog hop participants.
- Kiwi Lane http://kiwilane.com/here/blog/
- Cristine Redmond http://onescrappynovice.blogspot.com
- Joy Nielsen www.threadsnscraps.com
- Van Nguyen http://likethecar.blogspot.com
- Minousha Bari http://preservedscraps.blogspot.com
- Lissa Mitchell http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com
- Arin Flynn http://apieceoflifespie.com
- Kerri Smith http://www.crafttimeandcupcakes.com/
- Christine Meyer http://scrappingwithchristine.blogspot.com
- Christina Steel www.tinasscrapcrap.blogspot.com