The scrapbook kit has some great stuff this month, including my favorite map paper, an ink dauber and beautiful gold rub-ons. As always, there are three scrapbook add-ons, Guinevere, Excalibur, and Merlin. Guinevere is my pick for my favorite add-on this month for the bolder pops of color and travel elements. If you're taking Maggie Holmes' mini-book workshop, the Excalibur add-on is perfect since it's packed and was carefully curated by her for this class. And since many people have asked for it, Merlin is this month's embellishment only add-on!
I'll start with my layouts as usual :)
START FRESH // Camelot Scrapbook Kit
The left side of this page? All die-cutting! I fell in love with the Lindsay Letters stamps from the PL Lancelot add-on, and I knew I wanted to use the digital version of the stamps to make a full size quote, mimicking Lindsay Letters' print (which the stamp set is based on). I used the digital stamps in Photoshop and created my cut file, which I then cut out with my Cameo. Love love love how it turned out.
To unite my two-pager, I kept the visual triangle design principle in mind as I laid out my embellishments and printables. I also made sure to keep a consistent color scheme...a dominant blue + a pop of yellow on the left side, and a dominant yellow + a pop of blue on the right side.
FAVE // Camelot Scrapbook Kit
This is my second main kit only layout. Cherry blossom season is one of my favorite times of the year, and I make sure to document it every chance I get :) Along with the main kit, I also used a couple of my own printables and one of Tina's.
PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA // Camelot Scrapbook Kit + Guinevere + Excalibur
I thought the title was appropriate since my photos are from 2008 and 2014. Love comparison shots :) I used a mix of the kits and add-ons for this layout, but a lot of the bits and pieces is actually from Guinevere. So much good stuff in that add-on - the new Crate Open Road paper and stickers, a Kelly Purkey travel tag stamp, and those great navy blue alphas. Swoon.
XO // Camelot Scrapbook Kit + Guinevere + Excalibur
Babz (Barbara) made the coolest 'xo' cut file, and I knew I had to use it this month! I wasn't sure if my Cameo could handle the intricacy of the cut file, but I gave it a shot. I made sure I had a pretty new blade loaded, as well as a sticky (but not too sticky!) mat. I also slowed down the speed of my blade, and thankfully all turned out well :) Seriously, this cut file is amazing!
Now, onto Project Life. This month's Project Life kit is definitely one of my favorites. Sometimes, there are months where I find some of the PL cards don't match my style, but not this month. I had a hard time choosing which ones to use on my spread this month because all the May cards are so pretty! Love the wood veneer banners and alpha rub-ons in this month's kit as well. You can't go wrong with either PL add-on this month too. Arthur and Lancelot are both awesome and I'm saving them to use for my travel spreads and projects :) Love love love.
PROJECT LIFE PARIS // Camelot Project Life Kit
I was so happy to find that this month's PL kit colors perfectly matched my Paris photos! I decided that I'm going to make a double-page spread for each country I visited during my Europe travels, and I pulled out Camelot for my Paris spread.
As you can see, I used a lot of digital stamp brushes right on my photos before printing them out. There are lots of great stamp designs this month and I love incorporating in a handlettered look on my spreads.
I used my Cameo to cut out my title, and I tried out the white alpha rub-ons that are included in the kit by customizing some of my PL cards. I'm happy to report they rub on like butter - super smooth and easy!
That's all from me this month. Though I was short on time and only had a couple days to work on my projects, I'm quite happy with how they all turned out! Hope you find something you like as well over at SC. Happy Sunday everyone!