SYSSS – Week 5: Sunny Rays!

Welcome to Week 5 of our Scrap-Your-Stash Summer Saturdays! Thanks to all who played along last week and uploaded layouts that “covered the seams” to the album on the facebook page. Awesome layouts there!

If you’re just joining us, this is how it works: Each Saturday until September 8th I’ll provide you with the theme of the week and a checklist of supplies. You’ll “shop” your supply stash and choose the items and photos that you want to use.

The checklist will be specific to the TYPE of items you’ll need, but you’ll have total flexibility as to the ACTUAL item you choose to use. For example, the checklist might say “floral paper, cardstock, flower embellishments”, but you can choose the color & style of the floral paper, the color of cardstock to coordinate with it and whether you want to use die-cuts, stickers, or punched flower embellishments.

Substitutions are encouraged: if you don’t have or don’t like a suggested item in your stash, switch it up for something you do have/like. For example if you absolutely hate floral papers, sub in a striped or other patterned paper, cardstock to coordinate and some geometric embellishments. It’s totally up to you! All that’s left to do once you’ve chosen your items is to create and share!
(Note: feel free to use ANY brand of supplies – you do not need to use Creative Memories…although that’s probably what you’ll see in my layouts ha ha!)

Ready for week 5? It’s all about the SUNSHINE!

First off I have to admit I’m cheating a bit this week and revisiting this sun-kissed project I created a couple of months ago for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine because a) it fits so well with the sunny theme, 2) I knew that due to some other commitments I wouldn’t be able to create a new project in time to share it with you all this week, and 3) CM’s new Sunburst Recipe Template is causing such a stir! So let’s be inspired by sunshine and add sunbursts and sunny rays to our layouts this week! Take a look at the layouts I’ve gathered on this weeks Pinterest board to get some inspiration!

Your layouts can be simple or simply spectacular this week…add a circle and some triangles to create a charming sun, snip some long lean triangles to piece together a sunburst pattern, create just half of a sunburst, use the CM Sunburst template to trace and cut out papers for a fool proof design, or use my cut-files (available FREE in the OCM Shop!) with your electronic die-cut machine to create a custom sunburst! Use fun, summer colors & embellishments or go wild and create a Christmas or fall themed sunburst – the design is certainly not limited to a summer theme! 

Here’s the Supply List for this week:

– 12″ x 12″ paper for the layout base – patterned or solid

– Various scrap pieces of patterned paper in contrasting or coordinating colors. (The size required will depend on what type of sunshine/sunburst you end up doing. You may require several full size sheets to get the longer “rays”)
Sunburst Recipe Template from Creative Memories, or Sunburst Cut-File from the OCM Shop
– Sunny or summer themed embellishments – stickers, die-cuts etc.
– Any other supplies you want to add once your layout starts to take shape

Instead of sharing a photo of my supplies this week, I’m sharing the photo of my finished layout, created back in May for the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blog using CM’s Sun-Kissed collection. (You can see more details of the layout here.) 

And here are the images you’ll get with the cut-files. They can be resized with your electronic die-cutting machine – the sunburst in my layout above was sized to 11″ square. Depending on the photos and paper you select, you may even be able to use that cute “Sunshine” word art image as your title!

Once you’ve had a look at the pinterest board and picked your supplies, create your layout, take a photo of it and upload it to the OCM Facebook Page in the Week 5 Album (follow the link or choose “Photos” from the left hand sidebar on the main page, click on the Week 5 image, and then click on “Add Photos”…or simply add a comment with a photo.)

You can post it anytime, but those that are posted in the album by next Friday night will have a chance at our next prize!

Happy scrapping!

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