Coconut Slushie | Ashley Horton

Hi! Hi!  This week when I went through my March Kit & Add-On Kits, I knew I wanted to use several of the patterned papers.  These kits are so full of goodies, that even on my 5th layout for this month, I still had so much to choose from!  The first paper I pulled out to work with is from the Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection.  I loved the two shades of Pink on the Plus patterned paper and knew it would coordinate with the color in my photo.  And I wanted to do something fun with it, other than just using it as is on my layout.  So I decided to cut larger Plus shapes from the paper, and arrange them in a vertical design on my layout, above and below my photo!

Coconut Slushie

Once I had an idea of how I would arrange my photo and the Plus shapes, I decided to add some more of the patterned papers to the outer edges of the White cardstock, from the Cardstock Add-On Kit.  I chose the We R Memory Keepers Pink text paper and two of the patterned papers from Crate Paper.  I cut different sized strips from the three papers and then stitched through the two on the outer edges.

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Since my layout took on a vertical design, I also arranged my title vertically.  I used the Everyday Thickers from the March Embellishment Add-On to create my title, alongside the photo.  And I wanted to add in one more pattern, so I fussy cut some of the cut flowers from the My Mind’s Eye Garden Party patterned paper.  I kept the embellishments a little more minimal on this layout, since I used so many patterns and colors, but I still managed to use some of the Crate Paper chipboard pieces, MME Enamel Dots, Elle’s Studio Wood Venner and a tag from the March Project Life Add-On!

Take a look at all of those patterned papers in your Kit, and find some fun ways to use them on your next layout!

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