YOLO | Monique Liedtke July 17, 2019 07:00

Hello JustNick fans, welcome to the blog! For today's blog post I've created a summer layout using the new "Sunshade Background" cut file and the "Smile" file. I love all the cut files in the JustNick store and always find it hard to choose which ones to use for my next project. 

A couple of years ago (was it really already 5 years ago?!) the ice bucket challenge was all the rage and of course my kids had to join in. I didn't mind the wet clothes as I got some fun photos out of it! Here's the layout I created:

I've used the "Oh Summertime" collection from Pebbles which is just perfect for all summer photos and those sweet little boys die-cuts were just what I needed for my layout. 

These are the cut files I used: 

Sunshade Background:

Smile:

I started by cutting the Sunshade Background cut file from a sheet of yellow cardstock, measuring a little larger than 11"x 11". This yellow background sun I matted on the Pebbles "Oh Summertime" sheet (the sheet with the text). Behind this came first a sheet of white cardstock and then another sheet of patterned paper: the Pebbles Fresh Picked" sheet (red checkered). For some added texture I machine stitched all the sun rays. 

I printed three small photos and adhered two in the bottom left corner and one in the top right corner. The rainbow colored landing strip from one of the sheets of patterned paper I used to fill in the sun rays. 

The word "Love", which I cut from the "Smile" cut file, I sprayed with a "citron" color shine spray ink and adhered it partly over the bottom of the top photo:

I added a few die-cuts, stickers and enamel dots:

Last but not least I wrote the journaling in the sun beans and stamped the date and I was done!

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek at my project. Don't forget to visit the JustNick store. There are so many fun cut files you can use for your vacation photos! 

Wishing you happy scrapping!