Krista might be our youngest designer so naturally her layouts are always fresh and youthful. I find myself saying, “oh, that’s a cute idea” or “I need to try that”. My favourite are often featuring her daughter, who’s simply adorable to the max.

Krista framed Claire’s cute photo with the dark purple cardstock and layered it atop a plethora of the ephemera and tags from the kit.  I love how each tag peaks out from under the photo in all different shapes.

It also created a nice canvas for a pretty vignette of flowers and ribbon.
Here’s two wonderful and clever ways to use the ribbon in the kit.   On the left, simple graduated folds make a big impact tucked under the bouquet of paper flowers. On the right, Krista dyed the white grosgrain ribbon with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Here’s how: swipe your favourite Distress Ink onto your craft mat. Now spritz the ink with water and randomly dip your ribbon into it. Once dry,  the ribbon was folded into a pretty little rose bud. Great techniques Krista!

Repeating elements on your layouts is a nice way to tie it all together.  The butterflies that dance around Claire, are differing in size. Varying the size of a common element will help create depth on your layouts. Krista alternated which die was applied with micro glitter, it’s included in the kit this month. We love that Krista!

Finally, I want to show you the fun scripted die-cut Krista added to her design.  Doesn’t it stand out nicely? Krista cut the word ‘document’ twice. The green shadow makes it pop against the layout and it’s so much more interesting than just showing it in white.  I know Krista’s design elements will help you add something special to your own page. 

Thanks for joining us today on the Blog, stay tuned for all our May Designer Pages throughout the month. Happy Scrapping.

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