I've been working on a few more projects for Kerri Bradford Studio this past week. Since the girls went back to school last week, I was in school scrapping mode. It's a little crazy that I already have Alyssa's first day of school photo on a layout, with Sarah's in the works as well.
I'm sure if you're a fan of Kerri Bradford, you recognize her This & That kits, like this school one. I love, love, love the designs of these kits, and how they look all pieced together in the 7 Gypsies tray. However, I don't have a tray and just never got around to purchasing one.
While I use individual shapes from the This & That kits all the time (also available in Shapes only kits), I had never really thought about using the print files, which are designed as the background pieces for the trays. It's really just like digital patterned paper, if you think about it. I was working on a school layout (which I'll share tomorrow), and I decided to print out both of these pages to use as my patterned paper (printed on white textured cardstock).
I had some leftover pieces, so I decided to make a few cards. The ruled patterned paper and the red circle/number patterned paper are both from Fancy Pants, but everything else is from those two print file pages. I used a bunch of the smaller pieces from the print file, cut them in half, and tucked them across the top of the card. Super simple, and so much easier then cutting into large sheets of patterned paper.
I really loved the black ruled piece from the print file, and I wanted to use it to cut a few extra shapes from. Like the "ABC" on this first card. I actually did a little tweaking to my print file, so that I had a larger black ruled piece to cut from. More on that little trick tomorrow ;)
Same story on this card. All of the little pieces across the top are from the print file pages. The blue alphabet pieces, with "apple" across the center, was one that I kept wanting to use in full on a card. But I kind of like how it looked tucked in here, once I finally decided to cut it in half.
In case anyone's wondering, the alpha stickers that I used on these two cards are a mix of Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, and Making Memories.
I think the This & That: Summertime print files would be fun to use. So bright and colorful.
And I really love fall, so the This & That: Autumn print files would be perfect on some fall cards and/or layouts. Just something to keep in mind, if you have these kits in your files. It's always fun to find new ways to use things, and make the most of our kits.
Check back tomorrow for my school layout, and more on how I tweaked these Print files, to use for cutting out my titles to make them stretch even further.