Thursday, February 6, 2020

Life Crafted and Altered Frame with Patricia

Hello CTK friends!!  This is Patricia to with you today to show you 2 Life Crafted spreads and an altered wooden frame.  First, let me show you what I created with just the new February Possibilities kit.

I first cut one of the Be Mine cut file screens with the XOXOs from pattern paper from the kit.  It cuts the page to fit in your album once you punch your holes, but also cuts the entire XOXO page separate from it.  It got me inspired to not use it together and get more out of that cut file and kit contents.

So using the cut out XOXO, I layered it and stitched it to the February Digital TN paper, then layered embellishments from the kit to it.  I HAD to use the 'he is' and 'she is' from the die cuts.  I thought they would be perfect with one of the photos of me and my hubby on one of our bike rides.

For the right side with the outside part of that cut file, I thought the pattern paper I cut from looked really cool with the woodgrain pattern paper.  The paper I used to cut from also has so much lovely texture and goes with the overall feel of this memory.  I used a combination of the Possibilities stamp set that comes in the kit, the 'enjoying,' with a foam phrase & icon sticker from the kit to create my title of 'enjoying outside.'

The Life Crafted kits always have a 4x6 card with labels on it to coordinate with the kit.  I fussy cut one of those labels to stamp the 'enjoying.'  Under the photo I stamped one of the images from the the new Good Vibes stamp set and used one of the sentiments from that set to stamp at the top.  Then finished this with more embellishments from the kit and my date with the 3x4 Typewriter Alpha Stamp Set, complements my layout just right!

Once I cut up into a kit, I usually have a beautiful mess on my desk.  Well, I happened to look at the new wooden 'XO' frame I recently picked up a Target, and thought what if... So I did some tinkering and used one of the diecuts with pattern paper for inside the frame, and used the pattern paper to cover the wooden frame.  To get everything to fit, I just traced and cut.  To even out the edges of the paper on the wood frame, I used a fingernail file to smooth it out.  Very quick and simple...I just love it on my desk!!

Just like the kit, there really are many possibilities to creating with it!  Now, I want to show you a Life Crafted spread using a mix of the new Scrapbooking Add-On kit and the Life Crafted kit for this month.

I used pattern paper from the kit for my background on the left.  The woodgrain pattern paper with the punched circle has stamping and paste...that is actually leftover from my Featured Project that I'll be sharing on the CTK YouTube channel on the 22nd!  I created a cluster of Add-On and LC embellishments.  I loved that 'it will be all fine' die from the Life Crafted kit, and so happy to get to use it.  I added a bit of stamping with the Good Vibes stamp set in between the clustering. 

Another love from the stamp set in the Life Crafted kit this month is this sentiment!  Perfect for this spread.

For the right side, I used 3x4 cards from the Life Crafted kit.  One for journaling, and the other for the sentiment that tied in so well...I just added the same stamp image from the Good Vibes stamp set that I did on the left.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Would love to hear which kits you get and see what you create with them.  Share in our Facebook group and enjoy!!

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