Resource - Tutorial: 1 Page kit = 5 projects
Cute is the new black.
And this Pebbles Zoo kit is way cute.
I totally love a kit because:
You can grab it and go to a crop with a handful of zoo pics
It inspires you to use colors and embellishments you may not already have
It pulls together lots of pics from one event in your album by co-ordinating all the papers
It got me to use some older things in my stash like these sticker letters that I hadn't used in a while
And just because the whole time I was making these lo's from this kit I could hear the Knight Rider theme music in my head...."turbo boost Kit"
1.The San Diego Zoo. I did add a few sheets of solid card stock and sticker letters to my lo.
Select photos and crop them to match the size of the monkey sticker. Use your corner rounder punch to round the edges.
Ink edges of the photos, the sticker and the white card stock. Glue it down. *note* When I ink the edges of something slick like a sticker, I use the edge of a sharpie marker so that it will not smear. It isn't acid free but it doesn't smear. Pick your poison:)
Place sticker letters and zoozoozoo sticker above and below the white cardstock.
Cut a tree trunk from the striped paper. It looks better if it isn't perfect along the edges and is curved a tiny bit.
Ink the edges and glue it down with the palm leaves on top.
Stitch with green thread and brown thread over the leaves and the trunk.
Add the brad/eyeletts as faux blue coconuts. I really like these brads. They look like eyeletts but have the ease of a brad to just push into the paper. I am all about easy.
Take a scratch piece of paper about the size of your white card stock and cover the photos. Take a very wet paint brush with brown water colors on it and splatter the page focusing on the bottom of the tree the most (where dirt would be) and then light splatters around the page. I ALWAYS get paint on the pictures if I do not cover them up first.
2. A very simple lo to do. I added a few sticker letters and white cardstock to this lo.
Ink edges of the white cardstock and the 5X7 photo. Glue down the photo.
Glue down the orange ribbon from the kit above and below the photo. (I used glue dots)
Punch circles slightly larger than the ABC stickers in the kit. I really like the way the striped papers look behind the stickers. Punch a few more circles in different sizes from the patterned papers. Ink and glue down to the left and right of the photo.
Punch the stickers as well to make them smaller in size or to punch out the middle and leave only the outer ring of the sticker. This works best to leave them on the sticker page and punch them before removing the paper backing. You probably knew that already....but I lost a good sticker out there trying to do it the other way. Sniff.
Add the brads and sticker letters for the title.
Add jounaling along the ribbon line.
3. This lo is called Monkey. I was inspired to do a page about my son ignoring the animal show and just climbing on the railing because of the monkey sticker. I also used the sticker letter with his first initail: "D"
Slice the two pieces of striped paper into 3in. x 12in. pieces. Do the same for 1 piece of the yellow paper.
With a 1.5 in. punch, punch out 1/2 of a circle from the stiped piece of paper where you want to place a sticker.
Take the yellow paper that will go next to the striped and place the two papers back to back. Use the striped piece that already has a punch out of it as your guide to punch the same size semi circle in the yellow. Now, you can punch them both at the same time, but I fel like I had more control over the exact placement of the circle if I did them one at a time. I am a first born...so I have control issues.
Punch some holes with a smaller punch in the papers to frame a few smaller stickers.
Glue strips of paper and the stickers down.
Mat the 3 photos on blue paper that matches the background cardstock and glue down.
Cut journaling strips and ink the edges. Then journal. If you do not like your handwriting or you are sick of it...too bad! It is YOUR handwriting..Ok, just kidding. Look at fonts on line or in magazines for different ways to write. I wrote on this one scratchie looking because my pen was running out of ink. I had to go over the letters many times.
4&5.Cute Giraffe not included in the kit. Sorry. But I made this tag with the G sticker. It says giraffe. There are plenty of stickers that are not specific to the Zoo. "Creatures" I have 3 boys....I can use this one fore Halloween, for documenting their captured insects outside, for my son's little drawings, for the play dough animals my 4 year old makes. There are many that make reference to animals and wildness. I am SURE I will find a lo for each of these. And if not, tags:)
6. Hardly any of these items are in the kit. I have a scrap box for paper scraps. But I also have an embellishments scraps box. I keep extra Heidi Swapp stars, lost little KI letters, extra stickers and punched shapes in this box. When I really don't have any creative juices flowing or I just don't know how to scrap somthing like this cute but very portrait studio photo of my son as a lion....I go to the box of embellishment scraps. This lo too 15 minutes to make because I just dumped yummies (mixes of embellishments) all around the egdes. I included a flower made out of a lion sitcker with some corrigated paper and some other stickers. For me, it breaths new life into a sheet of stickers that are 3/4 used up.
7. Is a blurry peek at my stash of punched shapes (from samll bits of paper) and my other yummies.
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