Hello, SC friends! I'm excited to be here today to share how I'm using my Roman Holiday Scrapbook kit! I love to revisit my kits after they've been put away for a bit. For this layout, I tried to think outside the box. I had a lot of the chipboard pencil embellishments left and wanted to come up with a creative way to use them. Embellishments are always best when used in bulk—they can create such a huge impact and focal point on your projects!
I'm a family literal scrapper, so I searched through my photos for the last year for something that would work with the pencil theme. I came across these photos of my youngest, Sawyer, and remembered his obsession with all things letters and writing lately. The topic and the photos were perfect for the pencil embellishments! Paired with the paper that almost looks like "scribbles" and that awesome text/letters patterned paper, it was the perfect match!
I grouped six chipboard pencils together with the pencil points pointing up towards my photos, drawing your eye right to them. I had the idea to use the strip of pink washi over the pencils as the main "title" (how perfect is that quote to go along with my theme of Sawyer learning to write?!). I stuck the washi onto a strip of white patterned paper first—that's a favorite trick of mine. I get a little nervous about sticking these strips on without being able to line them up first. I love being able to see how the strip will look before I commit to sticking it down. I finished this page off with a few patterned paper circles, a die-cut and a secondary title with the alpha stickers.
I hope you're inspired to break out your Roman Holiday kit and make something fun. Try using one of the embellishments in bulk—use the pencils like I did or try using the entire pack of die-cuts on your project.