Carson's Awesome Layout

Hello new friends! I’m so excited to be here sharing my first official layout as a design team member!  For this project I created a fun and vibrant layout using so many fabulous bits and pieces from Amy’s latest collection, On a Whim.  I love everything about this collection but my absolute favorite products are those lovely emboss resist hang tags.  I knew I wanted to feature them on this layout so I cracked out my trusty tin of watercolors and painted them to match the lovely greens, pinks and yellows found in the collection. 

With so many wonderful papers in the collection it was hard work choosing my background, but there is just something so perfect about that pink ombre paper that I kept coming back to it again and again.  Once I had my elements laid out across the page, I knew that I needed a little more interest on the background, so that’s where the thin gold washi tape came in.  It’s amazing how just a few lines on a page can really ground all the different elements and tie them together.  Of course it helps if those lines have a gorgeous golden sheen to them. 

To finish the layout, I created a few clusters of varied embellishments, added my journaling to a sweet circle die-cut and twisted some colorful twine around my “Awesome” title to tie it in with the twine on the tags. 

Just remember, you don’t need to have beach photos or an addiction to donuts to use this collection.  The colors are so fun and versatile it can really work for any occasion that you want to scrap with a vibrant color palette.  As you can see I scrap my boys with the brightest of pinks and I will continue to do so until they start complaining, maybe even longer JI love that there are no rules when it comes to scrapping!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy Crafting Friends!


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Supplies: On A Whim Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Confetti (378732), On A Whim Collection - Washi Tape Pack with Foil Accents (378747), On A Whim Collection - Water Color Resist Tags with Foil Accents (378752), On A Whim Collection - Thickers – Phrases (378746), On A Whim Collection - Cardstock Stickers with Foil Accents - Accents and Phrases (378749), On A Whim Collection - Ephemera with Foil Accents (378750), On A Whim Collection - Cardstock Sticker Book with Foil Accents (378748).

Thanks so much for sharing, Carson! Other Design Team member posts can be found here. Shop ON A WHIM now! Check your local retailer and online at Simon Says Stamp and

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