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!
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!
– 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.)
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!