I’ve been lagging on blogging lately, and I completely forgot to share the projects I made with the amazing Bloom kits from Freckled Fawn! These are the May kits, but Bloom Embellishment Kit (above) and Bloom Planner Kit (below) are both still available at the time of writing.
I love these nature-y kits and I’m going to have to break out some 90′s kid photos to make a few projects with the bits I have leftover. I know I had an outfit that was basically the same pattern that is on the chipboard hearts and stars–hah!
Here are the three projects I’ve made so far with the kit:
For vacations, I like to make highlight spreads to put in my pocket scrapbooks. I usually document trips more in-depth with minibooks later, but I love having a view in my chronological albums too. Because these spreads are photo-heavy and I want them to come together quickly, the planner kit is a perfect companion. I can embellish simply with coordinated products and finish up quickly!
I used May’s Bloom planner kit to add journaling to my spread and for a few fun touches. I started with the circle sticky notepads and added one of each to the cards I’d cut down from patterned paper so I could use them as journaling spots. Before trimming off the excess note from the first card, I used it to line up the notes on the other cards so they’d all have the same placement. This is a great way to turn your scrap patterned paper into journaling cards for pocket scrapbooking!
Next, I used the washi tape from the kit to ground the date on my title card. Because the tape is slightly translucent and I wanted it to stand out, I used two layers.
I added a paper clip to one card for a touch more pink.
I still felt that the page was missing something, so I added leatherette foil leaf stickers to make a patterned background for my final card. This is my favorite part of the whole spread!
There you have it! A simple vacation-highlight pocket page that came together quickly using the planner kit.
I’m working on filling in the gaps I left in my 2015 albums, and one story I hadn’t yet told was about our efforts to play board games more often (we usually have a game night on Friday nights now). I knew I wanted to include a lot of photos and journaling, so a few clusters of embellishments were the perfect touch so they didn’t overwhelm the page.
I was inspired by this lovely page by Sasha Farina for the design of this layout.
I crafted a title using the cork “play” sticker from the kit and framed it with two wood chip ferns and clusters of pearl stickers.
Then I used more pearls and a label sticker from April’s Planner Kit to add the date in the lower corner.
For my third project, I turned to an in-progress 6×8 pocket minibook I’ve been working on. The books is about weekend trip to Michigan. I’ve been adding to it here and there, completing a few pages at a time in sections for the different parts of the trip. Bloom inspired me to complete one of my favorite parts of the trip–going to an aquarium and conservatory. The warm rooms and shocks of nature and color were a welcome break from a very cold and icy February weekend! The flower and fern themes in the kit were perfect.
I first used the kit to turn a patterned filler pocket card into a journaling card, layering fern washi, a notecard from the Bloom planner kit, a wood button sticker, and a pearl sticker. I combined three circle embellishments in a group throughout these pages for a bit of cohesion.
I made a little 6×8 page for one of my favorite 4×6 photos, including washi at the top and bottom of the page and another little three circle grouping with a wood button sticker and two pearl stickers.
For the last page in this section of the album, I knew I wanted the cork words “bloom” and “grow” to be the stars. I made a little spot for “bloom” on the full 6×8 page using another sticky note from the planner kit to create a spot for it. I used one of the fern wood chips to underline the word so it wouldn’t seem like it was floating, then made a visual triangle around the word with three sets of three pearl stickers.
I included the “grow” cork sticker in the middle of a journaling card and underlined it with washi tape. I thought that the bottom corner needed a little cork and a little blue too, so I included a circle cut from the kit pouch (my circle punch wouldn’t go all of the way through the pouch, so I used the punch to create an outline and then cut around it), a cork heart, and one more pearl sticker.
This kit definitely helped inspire me to document a wonderful memory of blooming things!
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I’m on the Freckled Fawn Creative Team and thus receive free and discounted products.