Saturday, May 5, 2012

May SPS Blog Hop : Summer Days Layout

Welcome everyone to the May Pumpkin Spice Blog Hop. Be sure to hop to the SPS Blog and read all the challenge rules and enter to win a $20 gift certificate to the store.

This is my take on the layout challenge. I did a short picture tutorial to show you how I work through a layout. Sometimes I get my inspirations for a layout from my pictures and sometimes from my paper and embellishments. When I have no inspiration I look to the internet for some sketch ideas. I found this sketch and new I wanted to make a quick layout with it. My page measures 8x8.

1. Get a sketch idea.
I found this sketch of a layout on Pinterest. (Thanks Michelle Wallace!)

 2. Find paper and cut out a bunch of die cuts.
With my Cricut I cut out a variety of sizes and shapes never knowing what I will use. 

 3. Gather embellishments, paper, trim, ect.
I have several boxes of Pumpkin Spice supplies, so I just go shopping through my stuff and pull out everything I think I will use. I don't use it all though!

4. Start layering pieces according to the sketch.
I always try to do a variation of the sketch. If an embellishment looks funny, then I just move it to another spot.

 5. Adjust. Edit. Layer.
Keep moving the pieces until it looks right. Layer more to add interest. 

6. Add the final touches.
Here I added words and rhinestones and Stickles.


 Echo Park "Summer Days" paper
found here for $0.55

Core'dinations "Lemonade" 12x12 cardstock
found here for $0.36

Echo Park "Play Ground" Alpha Stickers
found here for $2.09

My Mind's Eye "Lime Twist" Be You Twine
found here for $2.09

Prima "Say It In Crystals" Adhesive Jewels
found here for $2.10

Aqua Stickles Glitter Glue
found here for $1.53
Cricut cartridge "Life's a Beach"

Hope you are inspired to create your own card and link it to the SPS Blog. Challenges ends Sunday, May 7th at midnight! Good luck!!


  1. cute layout love all the bright colors tfs

  2. How fun! great layout.Love all the elements.
    DIANA L.

  3. loving the LO!! Such fun colors and awesome papers!!

  4. Such a fun layout, Carissa!! Your kiddos are so cute! ~Hugs!!

  5. Thanks for the tutorial. Great layout. Love all the elements you used.

  6. What a fun and creative layout. Thanks for sharing how your mind works. :)
    Renee @

  7. Aww this is so cute. I love your color and the fun pictures. TFS AJ~


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