Hi Hi!!!  It’s Katrina from Paper, Scissors, Glue and Hybrid Too here on the blog today.  I am using one of the NEW DecoFoil Toner Sheets-Get Tropical on my layout today and I cannot wait to share with you!

AND the Rina K Designs Sending Sunshine Stamps and Dies that I used are 30 percent off in the Therm O Web store!  I have done so many projects with this set!  It’s so versatile and easy to adapt to your project!!

Therm O Web Supplies Used
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets-Aqua
Deco Foil A2 Card Front Toner Sheets-Get Tropical
Memory Runner XL 
Memory Runner XL Refill
iCraft Easy Tear Tape 1/2 inch
3D Foam Squares – Combo Pack
Deco Foil Craft Carrier Sheets-NEW
Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive
Pixie Tape
NEW Pixie Dots
Rina K Designs Sending Sunshine Stamp Set
Rina K Designs Sending Sunshine Die Set

Other Supplies Used
Simple Stories-Full Bloom Collection (Paper Issues Use Code Katrina for 20% off)
White Cardstock
Catherine Pooler Inks In Bellini, It’s a Girl, Apricot
Distress Ink Oxide-Saltwater Taffy (Paper Issues-Use Code Katrina for 20% off)
Border Punch
Sketch from PageMaps

Just Bloom Layout Details

So let’s start with how this layout came together!  I knew the Get Tropical Toner Sheet set was the one I wanted to use with the Sending Sunshine stamps and dies.  I have also been lacking mojo, so I wanted to use a sketch to jump-start my layout.  Well, the sketch I found over at PageMaps was perfect. It had a spot right for the toner sheet I wanted to use!  I also knew I wanted to ink it in a blend.  So out came my inks!

Once inked, it was time to foil.  I first wiped the toner sheet down to remove any ink that transferred onto the black toner parts.  This will give you a clean toner surface for your foil to stick. I picked out the DecoFoil in Aqua, because it went with the color palette in the collection I was using.  I used the new Craft & Carrier nonstick sheets and also a piece of cardstock to make my sandwich to run thru my laminator.

Ekks!!!  So pretty right??  I love that aqua color against that ink blending! And the shine!

Making the Embellishments

So, I knew I wanted to mix the paper collection embellishments with the stamps and dies.  As I was looking at the stamps and picking them out, I saw the citrus center section and thought…HHHmmmmm, could that make a flower?  Turns out, it made a perfectly cute and fun flower!  So I stamped a bunch of images in different ink colors and then went to die cut.  The citrus section I had to hand-cut, as there is no die for it.

I used the new Pixie Tape to hold my dies in place as I ran them thru my Gemini Jr. machine.

As I was doing this, I realized that the little tiny flower centers did not have a die either.  What to do?  Well, place a flower die around them and die cut.  Make a white flower with a colored center!

Turns out THAT was a good idea also!  This is a great way to stretch your stamps and dies to get more out of them.  I also really like the plain white die-cut flowers, but none of them ended up on my layout!

For added dimension, scissor cut between petals.

Bringing It All Together

Once I had everything stamped and die-cut, I set to putting the layout together.  I used my favorite Memory Runner XL, along with the rolls of foam tape. This made the process very quick and easy!

I did punch three border strips and adhered those with the foam tape at the bottom ( which veers from the sketch I used).

After everything was put together, I added a few embellishments from the paper collection and a lot of the sticky brad for flower centers.  I love how this layout turned out!

And I am missing my zinnias this year.  The weather has not been great for planting and no one seems to have these double dwarf ones.  I just decided to give the flower bed a break and try again next year!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Make sure and document all your beautiful blooms!!!  Have a great day!

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