I always start by laying out my photos and cards, as well as any white cardstock I am using as bases for cards.
I adored the sunny acrylics in the kit, and one of my favorite ways to attache acrylic words is by a few simple stitches of a coordinating thread color. I pulled a green embroidery floss out of my tin to use on all the stitching for this spread.
A few simple stitches are all you need to secure the word! I used this same technique on another card, this time stitching two words together. Hint: if the edges of the acrylic pieces are too long for your card, wire/jewelry clippers work perfectly to cut down the words.
The acrylic ampersand was the perfect fit on my plant photo, and again was secured with a couple simple stitches.
Of course, the stitching didn’t have to end with the acrylic words. Using the thread with the puffy stickers helped tie in these embellishments with the rest of the page as well as making the cards a bit more fun. I added just one stitch to secure the good/bad sticker to the ampersand die cut, but paired with raising the piece off the card, it has a lot of character next to simple journaling.
A few more stitches to turn the individual tenant stickers into a banner, and tie on the woodgrain tag, and the embellishments that I thought I couldn’t bear to use are now front and center on a spread I love.