May Moodboard Layout | Ashley Horton

Hey friends!  It’s Ashley, and I’m here today with a new layout based on the May Moodboard.  I love finding inspiration from the monthly Moodboards and finding fun ways to use the products in my Hip Kits.  For this layout, I used several stickers from the Crate Paper All Heart Sticker Book that’s included in the May 2019 Embellishment Kit.

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May Mood Board

The inspiration for my layout started with the Black & White polka dots and soft pink color from the May Moodboard.  I knew I wanted to use the polka dot patterned paper from Crate Paper as the background of my layout.  Since I planned not to use any mixed media over the patterned paper, I needed a way to make all of the other elements on my layout stand out.  I decided to use one of the May Cut Files for my title, because I knew I could enlarge it, which would help it stand out from the background.  I cut the title from the light pink cardstock included in the May 2019 Cardstock Kit and backed it with foam to give it dimension on the layout.

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My photo area was where I decided to bring in lots of stickers from the All Heart Sticker Book.  These are clear stickers, but I didn’t want to use them that way against a busy background.  Instead, I placed the stickers on a piece of white paper and then fussy cut around each one.  This basically gave me new embellishments that I could use on my layout.  And I love the way they look clustered around my photo!

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I wanted to balance the design of my layout with three floral clusters so I fussy cut some flowers from the Crate Paper Wallflower patterned paper.  I like to add dimension in my clusters so I used some foam behind several of the flowers.  Then I added some of the leaf design stickers from the All Heart Sticker Book to the flowers.  The flower clusters create a great visual triangle to help the eye travel around the layout.

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Once all of the fussy cut flowers were in place, I used some stickers in each cluster, from the Crate Paper All Heart Sticker Sheet included in the May Pocket Life Kit.  I like to have different types of embellishments in my clusters to add interest to the project.

I hope you’ve found some inspiration today, for using your May 2019 Kits!  And if you need a little extra inspiration, don’t forget about the awesome May Moodboard.  There’s definitely lots of great images to give your creativity a kick-start!!

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