In Join Kit of the Month Club, Kit of the Month by Lynn Como

There are times you come across a paper pack that can work for so many types of layouts.  For me, BOUTIQUE is one of them.  I can see this paper collection for current photos of family, baby, special occasions and documenting the many loves of your life.  I can also see using some of the patterns for HERITAGE Celebrations.  Somehow, the papers are unique and go together quite well.   Below are the 8 pages I created using the products found in the Workshop Your Way kit:

I really had fun with our new THIN CUTS:  Fancy cut Tags.  It inspired me to play with the papers and cards in the kit.  You get 10 cute tags for the price (normally, you pay between $10 and $15 for one).Let me show you have I used them in these photos.  My favorite is the round scallop tag and I LOVE the stitching lines on some of them!  OMGosh! Super cute!  I can also easily place them over one of the picture my life cards and CUT them to perfection in an adorable shape.  It gives me the option to turn a rectangular card into a fancy tag quickly.

Here’s another new product I tried and enjoyed to add TEXTURE.  I bought the Boutique Deluxe BUNDLE to save 10% and added my all purpose mat as my canvas to start.  I then created the lace doily found on our ARTBOOKING Cricut cartridge and added the paste to the background paper.    Of course, this is optional but it will definitely be something I plan to use more frequently.  The ARTBOOKING Collection has a Background/Overlay key with many, many options to create stencils for texturing.

To add the paste:

  1. Open the Opaque Matte jar and place about a tablespoon or more on your mat.
  2. Close the lid to the container (you don’t want it to start drying out).
  3. Then using any knife, smear the mixture to smooth it out a little.
  4. Place the lace doily over the paper and hold it firmly.  (I guess washi tape would work too.)
  5. Spread it all over as thin or thick as you like to completely fill in the ‘lace’
  6. Pull the stencil off and repeat for a total of 3 laces.  It dries pretty quick too.
  7. Yes, you can add a drop or two of reinker or our shimmer Bashful brush, but I just tried it without any color.  The color of the paper seems to ‘see-through’ and it looks a soft pink even though I didn’t add any.
  8. This is SO MUCH FUN and EASY to DO!

Here’s the look:

On the very last layout, I decided to create the single page design on the back of the Holiday Expressions and a complimentary 2nd page.  I used D1798 Beautiful Soul Stamp Set which is a fundraising stamp set for Operation Smile.  Every purchase made, SU! donates $7 towards this special cause.  Thanks for making a purchase if you do!

SHOPPING LIST:  The products I used are shown below.  Just click on each one as it takes you to the product line on my website for you to add to your Shopping Cart:

 When you make a minimum purchase of $30+ in BOUTIQUE products on my website,I’ll email you my cutting guide with photos and directions.  This is one of the perks of being in my monthly clubs.

Do I have another option to purchase this KIT from you?

Yes!  You do!

  • Does this sound like you?  (Postage, stamping or cutting is not included)
    • I like one stop shopping and want you to put exactly what I need in the kit.
    • I’ve taken a break from the Monthly Club and would like to order this kit with all the trimmings directly from you.  I might want to add a some flip flaps or stamp of the month too.
    • I’ve seen your kits at the crops and love how you package it all up for me!  Easy peasy!
    • So, if these options sound like YOU … and you would like to purchase My Kit of the Month Kit (includes all papers, cardstock, complements, dots … not the stamp set or stamping ore precutting of the kit), it’s only $45 plus shipping to you.
    • Contact me to order directly as a kit or ask any questions.
  • And ladies … you should consider this:  Why not JOIN IN and earn FREE product and rewards for your commitment?  It’s only for 5 months! Signs up are happening now for October through February and the start of a new Holiday Expressions Product Line! You can read all the details HERE on this LINK.

You can SHOP HERE on my WEBSITE .

Lynn Como Close to My Heart Consultant