Wednesday, August 31, 2011

wednesday...Birds of a Feather Kit CO

Well, my second piece of good scrappy news is that I'm the guest designer for Birds of a Feather Kit for the month of September and I could more exited since their September Kit is to die for!

Here is the Birds of a Feather September Kit:

and here is my first layout with it:

cardstock: Bazzill Pink, Black;
patterned paper: Echo Park Victoria Gardens: “Cheerful Words”, "Garden Trellis", "Garden Pond/Stone Path", "Journaling Cards";
bling: Recollaction (from stash);
embellishment: Melissa Frances "Edwardian Appliqué Set of 4 Mini Frames";
chipboard: American Craft Thickers "Puffy Vinyl Alphas–Rainboots”;
flowers: Petaloo "Color-Me-Crazy Fabric Trims-Cassidy", Recollections (from stash);
pearls: Pink (from stash);
lace: American Craft "Crocheted Lace–Robin’s Egg Blue";
tools (from stash): Pazzles Inspiration, sewing machine; 
other: handmade leaves, butterflies, small flowers, liquid pearls
***Everything is included in the Birds of a Feather September Kit unless otherwise noted

For this layout, I combined pattern papers from the main kit and the ad on papers. I matted the 2 rectangles of pattern paper behind the picture with black cardstock to make them stand out against the soft background. The black circle I designed and cut out with my Pazzles Inpsiration from the black cardstock that is included in the kit. I used the circle to 'frame' the picture. I added soft pink pearls to the Petaloo flower to give it some bling. I also handmade the small flowers, leaves and butterflies. I machine stitched all the edges to give it a finished look.

I included one of the journaling cards that I cut out from one of the sheets of pattern papers behind the picture which contains my handwritten hidden journaling.

Below are a few close up of the whole layout:

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and don't forget to check out Birds of a Feather September Kit before they run out! Come back soon because I have a wonderful trash-to-treasure tutorial that you wont want to miss!


  1. Such beautiful work with the kit! Your work is gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful LOs Amy! Congrats!!!!

  3. Beautiful layout, Amerilys! And great blog! I love your layout on the WDML blog, too!

  4. Beautiful layout, Amarilys! I love you layout featured on the WDML blog. Just lovely!


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