Hi there! Right before my next kit comes, I separate all my embellishments and paper into their files. The paper all gets grouped together with past months, the embellishments get tossed into a box, and the stamps into another. I often dig into these stashes when doing personal projects or my planner decorations. For this layout, I wanted to combine a bunch of my favorite paper designs into one page. I loved the creative freedom I had to mix my months up!
First, I gathered the papers I wanted to use and arranged them in a loose rainbow fashion. I ended up with way more papers than I had space for so I had to weed some out. Tough decisions!
Next I glued them down to my leftover piece of colored cardstock. (I often said to myself as I was pulling papers, I can't believe I have more of this paper left, I loved it!) So I was surprised and happy to find this full sheet of mint cardstock.
Next was the trimming of strips.
Since my rainbow was so nice and colorful, I chose my photo mat to coordinate with my background cardstock.
Next I tucked in those color theory die cut labels into the top of my photo. I decided to keep the bottom of my photo area mint colored so the layout wouldn't be too all over the place.
I added the shine sticker and stamped the heart image+text nearby. Adding some diecuts, flair and other stickers near my photo were my next steps.
I handwrote my journaling and then I was done.
I love that I was able to mix so many supplies in this one layout! The papers are all super fun and festive for this 'party' layout. I encourage you to dig through your stash and see what's left. You may be pleasantly surprised, as I was, to how many goodies still have life in them!