Monday, May 6, 2013

Mondays in May with May: WEEK ONE!



I can't begin to tell you how delighted I was when Kelly Purkey began teaming up with Simon Says Stamp - and now it isn't just stamps but she will also have papercrafting kits, embellishments, and more? Color me excited! It's May Flaum here, and I'm excited to be here blogging and sharing a new project that I created just for the Simon blog. Yes, I'll be sharing a layout I created with the April-May project kit and several of the exclusive Kelly Purkey products available in the shop as well.

Editors note: The June/July Project Kit was sneaked on the blog this weekend, check it out!!!!!!!
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I love how wonderfully these products work for my traditional 12x12 scrapbooking - and since the cards are 3x4 they work perfectly with my 4x6 photos that I often use!

My tip for working with the vellum is to either stitch it, adhere it where the adhesive won't show, staple it, or use brads to attach it. Personally I love how stitching looks on vellum, and I also love journaling on it!

How-to:
1. Color the woodgrain cards with distress inks and a foam blending tool
2. Assemble photo (4x6), cards, vellum (adhered under the photo), and patterned paper.
3. Stitch the vellum to the page at the top.
3. Stamp "So This Happened" as well as the arrow border
4. Add sequins, washi, and journaling to finish the page.
These simple alphabet stickers are the perfect size, and I love how the sequins are the perfect accent for so many of my projects!

If you'd like to see another layout made with these products, I'm sharing one today over at my blog. I don't know about you - but I don't think I'll be able to get enough of these Kelly Purkey exclusives for Simon Says Stamp any time soon!


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101 comments:

  1. What a sweet photo and love the colors on the woodgrain panels.

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  2. Great layout with gorgeous colors.

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  3. Wow! Love that coloured woodgrain, beautiful layout!!

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  4. Loving the inking on the woodgrained piece and the sequins!

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  5. Beautiful layout and love the colors on the woodgrain paper..

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  6. So pretty - love the woodgrain, the vellum, the colors - well, I love this whole layout!!!

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  7. What beautiful colors on the paper...and such a sweet layout...

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  8. Awesome LO and such gorgeous colors too. And I just love the woodgrainpaper too, it looks soo cool with these colors.

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  9. Beautiful LO! Fun way to create paper.

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  10. This is Beautiful. I love the colors and how well they blend.

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  11. This is a really simple and pretty LO! I like the stitching on the vellum too!

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  12. Love the beautiful background colors.

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  13. Wonderful layout, love the woodgrain background!!!

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  14. Yeah! More from KP. I like the look of the distress inks on the wood grain.

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  15. Adorable, I love the simplicity of your LO!

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  16. Those bright colors on the woodgrain have me dying to get crafty today. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  17. Love the color combination! Especially on the woodgrain!

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  18. what a great photo - love the display!
    Sandra ltb

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  19. Pretty layout! LOVE that woodgrain paper!

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  20. I know where I'll be spending all my May Mondays!

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  21. Great LO - love the colors and the woodgrain. TFS ;-)

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  22. Love the layout and the colors are gorgeous. I have got to try this technique on my wood grain paper.

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  23. Really like the pastels colors on the woodgrain. I would have never thought of doing that. Thanks

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  24. Love this cool CAS layout on kraft--the stitched vellum, sequins and ooooh...the pastels on woodgrain embossed cardstock! Gotta try it!!

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  25. Oh, I like how you colored the woodgrain cards.

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  26. Fabulous LO! Love the sponged woodgrain and the sequin accents!

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  27. The colored woodgrain is so awesome. I love it!

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  28. Adorable layout! Love the texture and sequins.

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  29. Lovely page! I have a hard time leaving 'white space' will have to use this for inspiration! Thanks!

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  30. Thanks for the tips about adhering vellum.

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  31. Great layout! So cute and love the color on the woodgrain paper. Thanks for the tips on vellum too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  32. Gorgeous project - beautiful use of colour :)

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  33. such a fun page and thanks for sharing your technique!

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  34. Love the negative space, brings the beautiful photo right to your eye.

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  35. Wonderful shading of these two distress stains!

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  36. Love the distress ink on the woodgrain!

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  37. Love this! That distressed woodgrain paper is fab.

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  38. What a wonderful moment captured on your layout! I just love the pink and blue sponging on the embossed panels! Gorgeous!

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  39. One of the many things I like about Kelly's projects is that the techniques are easily applicable to all sorts of paper crafting genres. I love vellum and the woodgrain paper. The blending of the distress inks really gives the page lots of depth on the kraft paper.

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  40. I love Kelly's photography and her projects....she is a very talented lady.

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  41. Love both of your embossed pieces!

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  42. Love the look of the pastel wood grain!

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  43. I learned quite a bit. And I love the look of wood grain!

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  44. LOVE the use of color and vellum...great idea!

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  45. I love the colour combination on the wood grain. So pretty!

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  46. I wasn't all that impressed with the woodgrain paper until I saw what you just did with it!So very pretty!

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  47. That looks sooooo pretty on woodgrain paper! Great job!

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  48. Lovely layout! The distressed wood grain is fabulous! :)

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  49. How nice it looks seeing the different colored inks on the wood grain pattern.

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  50. The wood grain paper is cool. I love how you coloured it.

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  51. Love the wood grain paper...a lot!

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  52. Great layout! Love how you used the vellum.

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  53. Wow the woodgrain cards look great and the colours are lovely. Love the stitching on the vellum.

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  54. The distressed ink on the wood grain is stunniing.

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  56. This layout is gorgeous. I like how it focuses on the two girls. The colors are blended well together too!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  57. I love the colors in those lay outs

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  58. Wonderful layout! I just love how May colored the woodgrain card stock! These are really yummy colors together! :-) xx

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  59. Great tip... I love the look of the stitched vellum.

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  60. Love the col ours you have used on the woodgrain

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  61. Love it May~THe distress ink on the woodgrain-perfection! ~God bless~

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  62. Hi, great layout. Love the wood grain card and your colouring. Thanks for the tips on attaching vellum. I just asked that very question over at my blog. Serendipitous

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  63. Love the colors on the woodgrain.

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  64. WOW!Love your layout,great colors!!!

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  65. It looks like it's time for me to embrace sequins.

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  66. Pretty colors on woodgrain- love it!! The colors remind me of cotton candy.

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  67. What a sweet page! Love the colors!

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  68. Love that woodgrain! And would you believe I don't have one of those Tim Holtz blending ink tools yet? Or any of his distress inks - have to fix that one of these days...

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  69. So pretty. Thanks for sharing with us.
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  70. I love that wood grain with the distress inks. Gorgeous colors! Wonderful layout. I'll look forward to Mondays now!

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  71. Wow, great effect woth those inks! The colors are gorgeous. Hugs, Hanneke

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  72. I like the rainbow woodgrain card!

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  73. Love that gorgeous look with distress inks, an amazing project!

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  74. I like how you blended the different colors. Very cool!

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  75. Such a sweet photo and I love the colors on the woodgrain panels.

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  76. This is absolutely stunning!

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  77. love the colors, and the sequins.

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  78. Fabulous layout, loving the colors and the sequins! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Love it all May!! I'm thrilled with the wood grain cardstock and so your card makes me so happy! This is also a wonderful layout!

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  80. Beautiful and colorful Layout.

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  81. beautiful creation and colors

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  82. Wonderful results with the inks on the woodgrain paper. So soft and lovely. But really amazing is that photo - two little princesses and how perfect to include sequins.

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  83. Love the FUN layout!! Thanks so much for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  84. Lovely layout! I love how the distress inks make the wood grain pop!

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