Can you believe that Kerri Bradford Studio has been giving me us die cut and photo collage joy for 2 years now?
Kerri has been designing digital die cut for years now but I have to say that her own brand of die cut kits and the inspiration, education and continuing evolution of her own site bring me much happiness and joy! Thanks Kerri for all your hard work, your creative spirit and for all that you do to educate others on the joy of digital die cutting! mwah!
In celebration for this milestone event, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself to see if I could create a birthday-themed layout using shapes that weren't necessarily "birthday", know what I mean? Kerri doesn't have a specific birthday kit available yet, (by the way I did tell her that I think it would be a nice addition to the store... hee hee) so I went through my Studio Library and this is what I came up with!
I went a little die cut crazy here. Here is a list of all the shapes I used and from which KBS kit. Links to the kits used can be found below in the supply list.
- Say What #1 (You Are My Everything)
- This & That Christmas (stack of presents)
- Here Comes Santa Claus (present)
- This & That Love (cake stand, cupcake)
- This & That Lucky (banners)
- Monthlies (November)
- Simplicities Best Thing Ever (tab)
- Storyboard #6 (photo collage)
- December Additons The Dailies (number "14")
- Decade 2000 ("2008")
- This & That Family (star, circle "3")
I grouped most of the die cuts into a title/embellishment collage along the left side of the layout. I added a few stickers for variety and added interest.
Instead of stamping the date on a tab or label as I often do, I die cut my title using an assortment of fabulous shapes offered by KBS!
Gemstones really finish off the cute banners, don't ya think? ;)
I wanted to emphasize just which birthday we were celebrating so I used one of Kerri's shapes and cut the circle "3" and added it right on my photo collage.
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