For my project, I started with a plain chalkboard frame that I painted with another quick coat of black chalkboard paint. Then I layered several elements from LYB's fabric embellishments collection (the banner is one) and several flowers from their Paper Crafting Kit. I love how the paper crafting kit elements were "pre-cut" but still offered lots of options in assembly and use. The stick pins offer a fun touch to this project. Two eyelets screwed into the top of the frame and a string allow it to be hung on a door or anywhere you need a little pick me up. See it in person at Scrapdoodles!
My first layout starts with a dark blue cardstock base. I cut apart some of the Patchwork Quilt paper to create my own background for this layout. The banner is made from circles folded in half (from the Papercrafting Kit). I layered some more elements from the collection next to the photo. The title is chipboard letters from my stash. Underneath it, I pleated a small strip of paper and added a brad.
My second layout uses one of the fun full sheets from the collection. It's called "Blue Skies."
I cut off the tiniest bit of paper from the left edge and adhered a red scalloped border to the back, so just a peek of the border sticks out. This strip was actually one of the precut/scored elements in the papercrafting pack, but I thought it would be a cute border. I haphazardly added a few more tiny print squares from the Patchwork Quilt sheet and added a few more embellishments on top, included the cherries (cut from my die cut machine), a layered flower and one more of the fabric favorites.
This was such a fun collection to play with. The embellishment kits will provide you with lots of coordinating materials for your projects and layouts.
Happy Crafting! ~Karen