Friday, March 16, 2018

Dream It, Wish It...

Today I am up on the Paper Issues blog sharing my love for PI Swag bags!
Paper Issues monthly Swag Bag kits are so easy to create with!
Here is how I  used the February "Write It Down" kit
to create my second project.  For this layout, I was inspired by 
the numerous Vicki Boutin "All the Good Things" collection items. 
 I added mixed media paint stripes in the background 
to pick up the minty-blue hues in the butterfly and embellishments.

Here's a pic of the February Swag Bag- the kit I used was a variation of this as all kits are slightly unique!

Here are a few close up views of the mixed media and hand stitching that I added for the butterfly trailing throughout the background. I added Shimmerz watercolor paint splatters and painted the cork star to be color-coordinated.

I attached the butterfly in the center and lifted up the wings with foam pop dots to give it dimension. The background paper is Jillibean Soup. The thread was the perfect match to bring the color across the page!

Time at the hotel pool, means hours of swimming and pretending to be a mermaid.  
Yes, always a mermazing time at the pool!
All of the Swag Bag kit papers become layers and pops of color for the photo cluster.
  The Vicki Boutin ephemera, journaling cards, and bird clip added the perfect little touch at the top.

The bow pin balanced out the pops of black that were scattered throughout the design.  I love the gold paper clip embellishment to group all of the layers together.

Here's how I used the February Swag Bag the first time using a background 
cut file from Paper Issues and the brighter colored swag bag items. 
See how you can create such a different look with the same kit??? 
 I love the versatility of each month! The Jillibean Soup felt bow is adorable to clip on photos!
Guess what...I still have February Swag Bag items left after two layouts!  
This is why you totally need one or both of the kits available in the shop!

Check out the matching watercolor splatters! I loved the rainbow vibes from this kit!

If you are wanting to see more- here's the March Swag Bag kit called- I've Got This! It's so bright and bold! This kit will be so perfect for Spring Break photos or documenting spring fun!

I can't wait to see what you create!  Please share your projects on social media and tag Paper Issues or play along in the Paper Issues Friends and Fans Facebook group.  
Stop by Paper Issues to grab these new kits or shop all of the new collections in the store.  

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