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12X12 layout July 2012 Kit Kids Madeline Fox Nostalgic Summer Nostalgic Summer Kit Pink Paislee Prairie Hill


My first page with Scraptastic's Nostalgic Summer kit showcases a photo of my son and his friend playing at dusk at a park in Mississippi. Their Cub Scout pack was camping nearby, and the "beach" area near the lake held an old fashioned teeter-totter. You don't find those things very often anymore, most likely because of the lawsuits that crop up after one kid jumps off and the other goes crashing to the ground! This was quite an interesting diversion for the two boys as I don't think either had ever been on one. They continued their fun as day faded into night.

A sticker sheet in the kit gave me both my title and the idea to create the kite embellishments. Tying each of those little baker's twine bows onto the thicker jute string took a bit of dexterity but I love the finished look it gives to my kites. Not wanting those bows to come untied, I dabbed a bit of liquid adhesive onto their centers to keep them secure.

Some inking, a bit of pen stitching, and pop-dots when layering stickers, kites, and title letters added a little more interest to my design. In order to use both sides of that awesome patterned chevron paper, I cut out the middle portion of my page, flipped the cut-out to the opposite side and mounted it onto a slightly larger piece of kraft paper which I then positioned over the "hole" in my page. And there you have frugal tip of the week!

Next week I will share another page created with this kit and a link to a jute flower tutorial that I used in creating an embellishment for that layout. I hope you'll join me.

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  • kay mcbride on

    thats super I have thought about piecing my background together, or doing what you did. Yours turned out great. I really like the layout.

  • Tamika on

    Prairie Hill is a great line you did a wonderful job with it.

  • adele on

    I love this LO! Beautiful colors just made for the wonderful photo. Love the baker’s twine bows on the kites. And I’m glad I ordered this kit as an afterthought!

    I hadn’t thought about teeter totters until you mentioned it — so many common things from my childhood are now novelties to a younger generation.

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