Sunday, November 28, 2010

"Very Vintage" with Mandy Starner

We're only a few days away from December, but I've never gotten around to sharing the design team's work with the November kit.
I love that Mandy is able to show so many ways to use a kit. Although her layouts are typically single pages, she varies the amount and sizes of photographs she uses on each one.
To showcase a single photo, the woodgrain background is interesting without overwhelming the layout.
By using a white border on her photos, Mandy is able to overlap them and still have them looking crisp and seperate.
I love how Mandy has used the trinket pins in this cluster at the top of her page. It suits the subject of the page as it looks as if the leaves are falling into the photos.
Grid layouts are a fantastic way to showcase smaller photos and use up smaller, leftover bits from a kit ... shorter lengths of the borders from the Sassafras papers and punched borders are layered together ... chipboard accents from the November add-on really "make" this page.
If you don't want to haul out your sewing machine to create your grid lines, faux stitching can easily be drawn on or use thin strips of leftover paper for a similar look.
Small photos are a wonderful option for your layouts. 3x4 and 2x3 photos are some of my favorites right now and are so easy to print at the Kodak picture maker booths.
I love all of the dimension in this embellishment cluster. Just keep adding little bits and pieces until you're happy with the look. And then add one more ;)
How adorable is this card? After I saw it, I immediately ordered the two-step punch Mandy used for the cupcakes to stock in the store. And the teensy yellow hearts on each cupcake are accents from the Pink Paislee sticker sheet.
And one more card ... just a sweet little note card with layers of scallop borders and one of the Maya Road transparent doilies. Lovely :)

1 comment:

  1. All of these are gorgeous. Love your style and details. Those honeycomb cutouts in the first are great.