Posted on May 29, 2014 by

Aimee here with more watercolor play with the May kit. Just using a piece of cardstock from the kit I used the technique where you blow the paint around with a straw to create the background. You may have read in an earlier post that I learned this from Amy Tan.
The May kit has so much color it was really fun to play off it with the watercolors. One of my favorite things about this layout is how the paint has a chalky effect on the cardstock on this layout.

Have you tried this technique? It’s kinda addicting!

Posted in May 2014 Kits

It is What It Is

Posted on May 28, 2014 by

Amy here with you today to share another layout I created with the May kits. This one started with the Mini-Placemat die cut from Jillibean Soup. I knew it'd be the perfect way to share the layout of my baby boy's first real injury.

I played up the fun colors from the kit by using watercolors on my background in a circular shape. The embellishments in these kits really finished off this page. Even though the subject of the page isn't any fun, I love how the page itself turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! 

Posted in Amy Coose, May 2014 Kits

This Is The Best

Posted on May 26, 2014 by

Hello! It's Jennifer and I'm back to share another layout using both the May main and add-on kits. The patterns and colors are ideal for any theme and are very easy to mix and match! For my layout, I used 4x4 squares of different patterns along with my photo. The bottom right hand square, I used to place my title.

I layered both the Jillibean Soup 3x4 card and one of the Heidi Swapp Glitter Photo Frames first. I then added pieces from the MME Ephemera Pack, Heidi Swapp Favorite Words, as well as the Heidi Swapp Mint Alphas and Jillibean Soup Pink Beanboard Alphas. As you can see, both the main and add-on kits are stocked full of fun embellishments!


My bottom left hand square I used to place my journaling which I typed onto white cardstock.

Here are some close up shots of my page. I am loving the epoxy shapes that are on the Heidi Swapp Favorite Words sheet!

​Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Paper Camellia blog to see more of the design team's projects as well as a sneak for the June kit!


Posted in Jennifer Haggerty, May 2014 Kits


Posted on May 25, 2014 by

Aimee here to share how I created the background for this layout. First I picked my cardstock from the May kit. I poured the entire package of Jillibean alphas onto the cardstock; I fished out a few letters for another layout and for the title on this page. 

I got all the letters smoothed out, and squeezed “I LOVE YOU” into its position. Once I was satisfied with the way it looked I used a wet glue to glue each letter down. Yes this was time consuming, but I love the impact it made.

As I was glue the letters down I noticed that there was an A & K next to each other. Since those are Kevin’s initials, & mine I thought it would be fun to find them hidden amongst the page with the hidden title.

Thank you for visiting the blog today!

Posted in May 2014 Kits

I Will Always

Posted on May 24, 2014 by

Hello! Jennifer here on the blog today to share a layout I created using this month's kit + add-on with the May sketch! I am loving the bright colors and embellishments of the May kit!

For my title, I used the Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Mint Alphas and Word Stickers from the Main kit. Both go perfect with the the papers and are fun to use!

I am big fan of these Jillibean Soup 3x4 cards! I used mine to jot down some journaling!

I then added some embellishments at the bottom corner to accent. I used pieces off the Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Words as well as one of the gold hearts from the My Mind's Eye Market Street Mixed Ephemera bag.

Here are more pieces from the Favorite Things Words and MME Ephemera pack both found in the May add-on kit. I am just loving the gold accents mixed with the bright colors!

Join us in our May sketch challenge for a chance to win $10.00 towards your next Paper Camellia purchase. Simply upload your layout based on the May sketch to our Community Gallery HERE to be entered to win. Or you can also link your layout to the comments of this blog post. Contest runs through May 26th, 10pm PST. We look forward to seeing your layouts!


Posted in Jennifer Haggerty, May 2014 Kits, Monthly Sketch


Posted on May 22, 2014 by

Hello! It is Malika on the blog today with a layout that was super fun to make. After making a bunch of layouts this month, I had some smaller pieces of patterned papers from my kits. I don’t like throwing away big scraps so I took these pieces of patterned papers and punched out circles. From here I folded in four flaps to make a square base with rounded flaps. I had printed out a series of really small pictures and stuck four of them inside these now squares. The other “squares” were decorated with little embellishments and stickers. Finally I laid them all out on my 12 x 12 card stock and arranged them in a way that was pleasing. The white background was a little stark so I went back and painted the edges with some bright water colors and then machine stitched around the entire layout! Very different for me, but I really enjoyed it.



 Thanks for coming by today! I hope you have found some inspiration to try something out of the ordinary on your layouts.

Posted in Malika Kelly, May 2014 Kits

It is what it is

Posted on May 21, 2014 by

Good Morning! Aimee here sharing a layout from a recent beach trip using the May kit. I absolutely loved all the Heidi Swapp product in this month’s kit. I used the backside of “wordy” pattern paper for my watercolor inspiration. I actually learned this technique at a crop with Amy Tan. Get you water colors nice and wet, get some color on the paper and with a straw blow the paint around. I also used my watercolors to paint the “it is what it is” die cut card. I even was able to get a little ombre going on.

Have you tried water coloring on a layout?

Posted in May 2014 Kits

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