Monday, April 2, 2012

Paper Made Bakery: April Kit Reveal + Blog Hop + Giveaways!


The Hop:
Welcome to Paper Made Bakery's April release blog hop! If you've just arrived from Ryann's site, then you came to the right place. If you would like to start from the beginning, please hop on over to Paper Made Bakery's blog. If you are lost, this the blog hop order:

Michelle (←you are here)

The Reveal:
I've always wanted to make a layout using a Paper Made Bakery Kit. Even though this kit is designed to make 10+ cards, I thought it would be easy to utilize it for a layout, and it was. The only thing I added besides the usual ink pads for stamping was a piece of 12 x 12" cardstock for my base and my photos. The 6 x 6" Lawn Fawn Petite Paper Pad was perfect. There are 36 sheets of 12 different patterns in one pad so I had a lot of fun colors and patterns to choose from. If I was shopping à la carte, I'd never buy the entire collection nor have 12 different designs to use for a single paged layout. I ended up really liking the use of a petite paper pad for a layout. 

Layout from April's Fresh Baked Kit
The Kit:
April's Fresh Baked Kit is entitled, "A Walk on the Bright Side" and contains many fun elements from Lawn Fawn including their "you've got mail" stamp set, bright side paper pad and natural hemp cord. I've always thought Lawn Fawn stamps were especially cute and I am so excited to work with their products this month. The embellishment pack that is included in the kit has been upgraded and contains more pieces than in past kits. I made 4 projects already and I still have a large pile of embellishments left.

April's Fresh Baked Kit
The Details:
I actually received my kit and my Silhouette Cameo at my hotel in San Diego, where I made my 4 projects, otherwise I couldn't have finished in time for this hop. Thanks Shannon. While in SD, I had the best sushi ever at Sushi on the Rock in La Jolla Village. The head chef, Robert Cassidy, was one of my husband's original volleyball players from 1995, and he created custom dishes just for us like the one pictured below. 

Sushi on the Rock
During dinner I kept looking at the design of the sushi bar in front of me. There were thin slices of bamboo embedded in resin and I thought that would make a really cool background for a layout.

Silhouette Pieces
Back at the hotel, I cut some concentric circles to make the rings. It hardly used any paper as you can see above. I also cut the title twice, once in my main color and another time slightly larger and welded together in white as an outline. This was the first time I used a Silhouette and it was really easy. I just drew circles in the program and used my existing font, so I didn't even buy any elements from the store. 

Title and Background Circles
I really liked cutting out my title and gluing the letters on a background piece. I could move whole words around until I had a placement I liked. I normally use sticker letters, and just hope that I calculated correctly and that the letters fit in the space I allotted. If not, I have to carefull peel up each letter.

The Journaling
I finished things up by using the stamp set. I stamped a post card with the matching details for my journaling. I stamped some circular cancelation stamps and interspersed those within my background circles. I tried some new things with this layout and really liked how it turned out. I've never used a 6 x 6" pad for a 12 x 12" layout before, nor the Silhouette and I associate stamps with cards instead of layouts. I encourage you to try new things too, you just might surprise yourself. If you are interested in purchasing a Silhouette, just email Shannon from PMB at papermadebakery@gmail.com

The Giveaway:
As a way to say thanks for participating in today's blog hop, Paper Made Bakery is giving two prizes to two lucky participants. Here are the different ways you can win:

1. Comment on each blog, the more you comment, the better chance of winning!  
2. Share this hop on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or in an email.  
3. Comment on PMB's Facebook wall

A winner will be announced on PMB's blog on April 4, 2012.

Good luck to all! Your next stop is Lisa's blog. Remember there are daily inspiration projects and tutorials on the PMB's blog all month long. 

Thanks for hoppin' by,

52 comments:

Annette said...

wow your page is so amazing...I love how you did all the circles...great detail...thanks for sharing..

Ryann Salamon said...

Your layout is amazing, Michelle! I feel so inspired, I want to try a LO too now :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layout! I love all the circles and the sentiment. I think it's pretty hilarious and kind of cool that you got your Cameo while on vacation....I don't know that I would have gotten away with that....

Lisa Arana said...

Wow Michelle... this is one amazing layout and LOVE that you shared your story and inspiration behind it. What a fabulous holiday.

elizabeth said...

Amazing layout! I love how you used the postcard stamp to create a journaling spot.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your layout is so fun! Love all of the circles. :)

Sue D said...

What a fun layout! I like the postcard for the journaling.

Morgan said...

What a great layout! They always seem so daunting to me but you did a fabulous job! I love your stamped postcard and how you used it for journaling. Also all the layered circles are a lot of fun too!

Natasha G.P. said...

I love the circles. I'm into them these days...

Isha said...

WOW!!! Love your LO. Never thought of using circle frames instead of the whole circle...TFS

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is fabulous! I love the circles! This is an awesome layout!

Becky Dunham said...

What a great layout Michelle! I love the title and the postcard used for journaling - what an amazing idea that is! I love that you were not afraid to take a "card kit" and expand it to what you wanted! Beautiful work :)

sharon g said...

What a great idea to feature SNOOPY!!

B. Poteraj said...

Oh, I wish I had a die cutter!!

Sheng said...

omg, those sushi looks so yummy and pretty. Your layout is super, love the circles.

Annie Rose said...

Wow, so awesome! Look at all of those rings! I love it. :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my gosh I love this LO! From the rings to the stamped journal box, this is just awesome!
Lisa

julie e said...

This layout is so fun - and so different from the cards I saw on the other blogs. It really demonstrates the versatility in the kit.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome layout. I love all of the circle. Thanks for sharing.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous LO! LOVE that you used your new Cameo--and I LOVE the little circles! FUN!!!!!!!!!!!

marie said...

Great giveaway!
Thanks for the chance.
Marie

heidi @ ggip said...

Your project is really neat with those circles. I haven't seen anything quite like that before. TFS!

missstamper said...

I love your layout, especially all the circles! Thanks for sharing the story behind the layout too!

Kelly Massman said...

What a cute layout!!!!!

Elise C. said...

Wow, what an awesome layout! The circles are so cute!

Emily Mae said...

I love this layout! The circles look awesome and I love the stamping, too!

jlfemm said...

Great layout -- love this idea!

Message Keeper said...

What a nice layout especially when Snoopy is my favourite! I love how you lay that postcard on a zig zag card to make it look like a real postcard! Awesome!

MaryAnn said...

Gorgeous page...love the kit you used and the die cut title, and the postcard.

Michele Duffy said...

Using the postcard stamp for journaling is brilliant!

maddymuscles said...

Wow what an awesome layout! Thanks for sharing!

Marianne said...

The postcard you've used for journaling is really cute - love this idea. That Cameo looks amazing - I'm beginning to covet!

Sabine said...

What a pretty layout! I love the postcard used for journaling! I think it´s so cute! That´s how I use it too ♥

Sherri Thompson said...

Michelle, what a sweet layout! I love how you used the paper pad for pops of color on your layout. Cute, cute pics, too! :)

Jeanette M. said...

Wonderful layout! I love how you used the postcard.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a great layout! Love the movement down the page with the circles and photos =) TFS!

The Farris Family said...

I love your layout! I like the idea of using the card kit to scrapbook, too!

Emma said...

This layout looks so cool. The circles make a fantastic background.

early said...

what a cute title for your LO. I love how you made those circles with the paper!

Serena
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rlovew said...

Great and fun layout!

April said...

Wow, this is amazing!!! Absolutely love it...

Renee said...

What a cool behind the scenes story! Great LO!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Fabulous layout....love the pp circles.

smahrty said...

I love this layout, thanks for sharing your tips.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love your scrap page and the great design and colors.

Dotchie said...

such a bright,happy layout. Perfect use of stamps from Lawn Fawn. Really fun

Jasmine said...

Beautiful use of the patterned paper for the rings. Makes the background so bright and exciting, without drawing attention away from the fun photo. The Charlie Brown shirts are so cute. :D

Jen said...

The circles are adorable! Love the Snoopy pics, he's one of my favorites.

Bhawana said...

lovely layouts... love those rings..

Luanne said...

very beautiful page! you're very creative with the layout. so love the circles with different colors.

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

I LOVE these circles! So totally adorable and FUN and replicable. Thank you for the inspiration!

Lucy Newton said...

Wow this lo is a work of art, love it!!! And that sushi sure looks tempting!!! Bon appetit!

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