Hey there, friends! It’s Meghann Andrew here today to share my latest project using the May SCT Sampler—full of a fun mix of summer and travel themes! I love my SCT Sampler subscription! It allows me to create using new collections that I don’t already have on hand, and includes a fantastic amount of 6 x 6 patterned papers! Paper is one of the most versatile supplies that we have in our stash, and I used the paper from the May Sampler several ways to create this layout:

This 8-½” x 11” layout started with a photo mat of two different patterned papers, which helped my photo to stand out from the white background. To keep the photos from “floating” on the background, I grounded them with a column of neutral patterned paper on the right side of the page. Even though the papers are 6” x 6”, it’s easy to use two strips together to fill the 11” length.

Fussy cutting is always an easy and inexpensive way to add embellishment to a project. I fussy cut the cute row of houses that matched the colors of the buildings in my photo. This helped create a shelf to hold the weight of my photo and paper mat. 

I also fussy cut all of the florals on my page from a piece of patterned paper. These florals helped to soften the page by adding organic shapes, and only a pair of scissors was required! 

The May Sampler included several sheets of cut apart designs. These can be used for journaling, for embellishment—all sorts of different things! On this layout, I used the 2” x 2” cut apart floral piece to start a cluster at the top left corner of my layout. 

Once all of my patterned paper elements were in place, it was time to add the finishing touches with my title, journaling, ephemera, and of course, that amazing Heidi Swapp stamp! This was such a fun and simple layout to create thanks to the SCT Sampler, and all of the wonderful patterned papers included in it! Happy creating with your SCT Sampler subscription, and don’t forget to share what you create with us using the #SCTSampler hashtag on social media!

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