Hey friends, it’s Kathleen back with you and for today I have a main kit only layout to share. You know, it’s great to have alll the kits with alll the pretty things, but sometimes it’s nice to focus on what you can do with only the main kit. And there is a ton you can do with the October 2018 Main kit because it’s filled with lots of pretty things!
As an added challenge, we were also prompted to do some fussy cutting and if you have seen the papers in the main kit, you will know that you are spoiled for choice with fussy cutting opportunities 😉
Before I had even picked a photo or had any design idea in mind, I knew I would want to use some of the flowers on Paper #03 from the Whimsical collection (by the way, I used a whole lot of Whimsical on this page – it’s just too beautiful!) so I went ahead and cut them out.
I then also cut out some of the hexagons on Paper #05 and started arranging them on my page. From there the whole page design kind of evolved and I ended up with a wide horizontal strip of hexagons across my layout.
I used a little bit of foam tape behind some of them to add a little bit of dimension. On a few I also added some tone on tone stickers from the Whimsical cardstock stickers and the hot pink one to the left of my photo I used to write my journaling with a white gel pen.
I finally decided on a photo of me in my happy place (aka my crafty corner) with a coffee in hand, prompted by the “create” piece in the 1Canoe2 thickers set which I then also used as my title.
Some of the flowers I had fussy cut from Paper #03 I used to create a cluster to the left of my photo. I then used the rest to create two more clusters at the top and bottom of my page to fill some of the white space and add some more pops of color.
The only thing I added to this layout from my stash were the gold Color Shine and the Shimmerz Pop Art Pink Vibez (from the October 2018 Color Kit) to add some splatters and some golden thread to add stitching to some of the hexagons and on the top and bottom of my layout.
I’m very happy with how the design of the layout turned out, especially since it all evolved because of those fussy cut hexagons.
I hope this layout inspires you to do some fussy cutting or use only your Main kit 🙂 Thanks a lot for stopping by! Have a great day!