Kill Your August Kit with Melissa Mann

Do you still have bits and pieces left of your August 2018 kit? Well, the September kits will be shipping next week, so why not take a cue from designer Melissa Mann and use up those leftover tags and die-cuts on a fantastic, layered layout, like the one she’s sharing with us today! Let’s take a look:
 
Hello and good morning! This is Melissa with you here, and I’m sharing a project completed with the leftover pieces from my August 2018 kit and add-ons.
 
I loved the stamp sets that were released last month and really wanted to incorporate them into my layout. I decided to create a background using acrylic paints and various elements from the Good Job and Noteworthy stamps!
 

 
Supplies | August 2018 Kit, August Print and Cut LabelsAugust Blank Label StickersLittle Photo Flag StickersWhite Cardstock Alphabet StickersLight Gray Cardstock Alphabet StickersABC Wood VeneerPurple Puffy Alphabet StickersGood Job StampNoteworthy StampFamily Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
To start creating my layout, I used an old gift card to swipe acrylic paint on the background grid paper, taken from the Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection. It just takes a small amount of paint to create a block of color using the side of the gift card. I chose four complimentary colors found in the August 2018 Kit to create four blocks.
 

 
Once the paint dried, I used my stamps in corresponding colors to stamp over the paint. I discovered that the ink took a minute to dry on top of the paint. I used a paper towel to soak up some of the left over ink and it gave it a sort of distressed look. Once the ink had dried, I started layering some of the 3″ x 4″ tags from the August Kit and then placed my photo on top. I stitched these blocks of tags and pictures down using my sewing machine.
 

 
Then came the fun part! I used the Little Photo Flag Stickers, August Blank Label Stickers, and various alphabet stickers to further embellish my page. I wanted my title block to stand out and was looking for something fun to put my title on top of and I decided to use the ABC Wood Veneer. I cut it in half and swiped some white paint on top to mute it just a bit. I then placed some August Print and Cut Labels on top and used the Purple Puffy Alphabet Stickers to create my title. I layered a few more bits around it and stamped phrases around it.
 

 
The last thing I did was type up a few labels using the August Print and Cut Labels with the age of each of my siblings and myself and typed one with the “siblings” hashtag to include on the title block.
 
Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peek at what I created! I was glad to finally find a fun way to scrapbook these pictures that my brother took of the three of us earlier this year, and also to use up the leftover pieces of my August kit!
 

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