- I selected the gray pattern paper from Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper to serve as my background.
- I matted the colored picture on Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss and Basic Black card stock, and the black and white picture on Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray and Basic Black. A Corner Rounder Punch was used on all corners.
- The Summer Love Rub-Ons "Smile" sentiment was placed on Whisper White card stock and punched out using the Scallop Oval Punch. The Large Oval Punch was used to punch an oval from the small floral coral paper from the "A Walk in the Park" Designer Series Paper.
- The journaling block was printed onto Whisper White using the Andy font. This was then matted onto the small floral coral paper. This was then adhered to a Kiwi Kiss Stampin' Up Top Note.
- A strip of Kiwi Kiss checked paper from the Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper was punched using the Corner Rounder and adhered to one side of the background paper. A strip of sheer black ribbon was adhered on top of this. The Top Note/Journaling complex was then positioned.
- Using a hole punch, I punched a hole through both the ribbon and paper near the bottom of the Kiwi Kiss patterned strip and inserted a Basic Gray Corduroy Brad.
- The sentiment "You crack me up" from A Good Egg stamp set was inked in Basic Black and stamped onto Whisper White. This was then punched out using the Word Window Punch and adhered near the button.
- A snippet of Basic Gray ribbon was wrapped around the black and white picture, and the Smile Rub-On was placed into position. Both pictures were then adhered to the background paper according to the picture.
- To add a final pop of color, and to reinforce the theme of contrast, the leaves from one of the sheets of Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper were cut out and adhered to the layout using SNAIL adhesive.
This layout used several products from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Remember that with the Get Connected Promotion you can receive a free item from the "Under $10" page of the Spring-Summer Idea Book and Catalog. You can also receive a free item from the same page by hosting a workshop of at least $150. For each $150 in sales, you can select a free item from the "Under $10" page. Featured Occasions Mini products included: Summer Love Rub-Ons, "A Walk in the Park" Designer Series Paper, Oval Scallop Punch, Basic Gray Corduroy Buttons.
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Stamp Set: A good Egg (114974)
Rub-Ons: Summer Love (Occasions Mini 114620)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Designer Series Paper: Urban Oasis (113978), A Walk in the Park (Occasions Mini 115123)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Basic Gray (108692), Basic Black (102851)
Tools: Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Scallop Oval Punch (Occasions Mini 114889), Large Oval Punch (107305), Word Window Punch (105090), 1/16th Circle Punch (101227)
Adhesives: SNAIL adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) Embellishments: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (109064), Basic Gray Corduroy Brad (Occasions Mini 114345), Sheer Black Ribbon (Unknown)