Well, I purchased the Sweet Marmalade Collection Kit by Sassafras and I was so pleasantly surprised! The colours and patterns were beautiful and I decided to use the kit to make a few creations for my little girls. My first two projects were reward charts for each of them. Both charts are 11.5 X11.5 mounted on a piece of 12 X 12 white chipboard with double sided tape.
The pink symmetrical floral pattern of Candied was perfect for laying out the grid pattern that I needed for the design that I had in mind. I simply evenly spaced out each lady bug and used 1/4 inch strips of cardstock to create a grid pattern. I adhered the strips with double sided tape and then used my sewing machine to add the yellow stitching across each green strip.
I mounted the words "I Can" with a piece of chipboard covered with coordinating cardstock, then I inked the edges to make it pop. The stickers for the title came from the same kit. I attached a snap at the end of each green strip and used brads to separate the ladybugs.
For the next chart I wanted something different , so I looked through the papers, and boy was I inspired! I took the Sugary Sweet patterned paper and used the design as the basis for this chart. Again, I used 1/4 inch strip of green cardstock to divide my page, and because I knew what I wanted my daughter to use her chart for, I only needed four green strips.
In order to make the strips go under the red flower, I had to cut the shape from the second piece of paper that was in the kit. Once it was cut out, I attached the green strips with double sided tape, stitched along each one, inked the flower and attached it to the page. The butterflies are also adhered with Velcro circles.
For the title, I decided to mount each letter on circle punched from a piece of coordinating cardstock. Again, I inked the edges to make it pop! To attach the charts on the wall, I used a reusable adhesive called HandiTak. It will hold it forever, and when you take it off...there will be no marks or residue on your wall!!
My last creation was a treat tin. Again I used double-sided tape to adhere the patterned paper. I stamped the title and used dimensional letters to add variety. I had to use Stazon ink for the stamping because the stickers have a glossy coating and I wanted to ensure that it wouldn't smudge. The word "emergency" is stamped using regular ink as it was done on regular cardstock. I embellished with a brad centered flower and I used the trim from the Sugary Sweet paper to create a nice border.
Hope these inspire you to try to use the natural designs of your papers to inspire your layouts/projects : )