Shimelle Box of Crayons: Say Yes Often


I was so excited to see my friend, Shimelle, release another beautiful collection with American Crafts called Box of Crayons. This playful, vibrant collection is so fun to create with, and before I attended the Creativation show in Phoenix, I was able to create two new layouts that were displayed in Shimelle's lovely booth of new product. 

The first layout that I created is all about remembering to say "yes" every once in a while to fun things. I keep to a pretty strict routine, and sometimes I need a reminder to break it every once in a while, and this page is an attempt to remind myself to do just that.


As soon as I saw the "say yes often" cut-apart on the Say Yes Often paper, I based my layout around it, and found a photo from a time when I said, "yes," to my daughter having her face painted at the zoo, which brought us so much happiness. 


I started my layout with a base of the Promise patterned paper. I loved having that bold stripe on the background. I printed my photo at 4" x 6" and placed it to white cardstock, adding the super fun photo corners to it, with the "say yes" card next to it. To frame it, I added a manufacturer's strip of cameras to the top, and below, a fun orange strip from the All the Things patterend paper to give the weight below my photo that I needed. 


To this strip, I added circles from the On a Roll patterned paper, shapes fussy-cut from the Snapshot, and All the Things patterend paper, which I ran through with my sewing machine and adhered with dimensional adhesive to give the layout texture and dimension. I also added the awesome glitter shaker sticker toucan, which was appropriate for documenting a day at the zoo, and the fun mini puffy stickers,


This layout was so easy to create, with only a few supplies! The Box of Crayons collection is definitely one of my favorites this spring, and with all of the versatile colors and patterns, I know this is one that I will use year-round! Be sure to pick up the products that I used to create this layout at with the gallery below, and happy creating!