Hello all! So we are going to try something new this time around and break the upcoming Kit Reveal into sections (embellishments, 12x12 paper, planner dividers)...with several posts over the course of this week and with one long "full" reveal at the end! Yaaay!!! So here we go with part 1 of our new July "Sweet!" collection/kit -- the embellishments...
I am so super excited about this new "Sweet!" collection! It is a collection inspired by several different fairytales (which I will reveal in our last kit reveal post), which is what we do with all our kits. And as with all our kits, there is a major theme that can be found in all of the inspirational fairytales, as well as several smaller themes. So this month, the big theme is to sum up "I am me, and that's ok"...and it is basically about being yourself, and accepting and being happy with who you are...because who you are is in a word pretty "Sweet!'! There are lots of cute little themes though that can be found throughout the collection too -- like summertime, music, rainbows, believing, and of course, yummy edible sweeeeeeets!
The embellishments for "Sweet!" are so adorable and include some of my favorite pieces. For one thing, I am loving the ephemera pack for July and specifically the happiness of the bright, rainbow colors, the great cheerful and inspirational sentiments, and of course, the awesome unicorn!!! It's a rainbow unicorn to be exact...and she is amazing!!!!
I think it is really cool that we have elements in the collection that relate to song and music this month, I think music has become an integral part of fairytales in modern culture. Music is also just so essential to us as people and will always be an important aspect of our daily lives. We express ourselves through music and songs themselves are a form of fairytale -- as they each tell a story. I really like the little, vintage record player that you can find in the ephemera pack...it just makes me happy! I also think that the music theme is perfect for summer -- I don't know why, but when it's summertime, I just feel like music is constantly playing!
I am also really digging the ice-creams, popsicles, and other sweet treats in the kit. I also feel like sweets are consumed a lot during this time of year...but maybe its just me who's sweet tooth gets really strong in the summer sunshine!! LOL!!!! And even though it is really simple, I am also really digging the yellow notebook paper ephemera piece...it's a great little bit to do some journaling on for your planner, layout, mini album, card, etc.
So the ephemera is fantastic to say the least, I mean I just mentioned a few of my fave things in the pack...but let's move on now to another awesome embellishment for this month -- the puffy alpha stickers. I think the coolest thing about these alpha stickers is that you get the awesome font in two different, bright and fun summertime colors -- fabulous pink and brilliant blue! So cool, right?!! I don't know about you, but I am excited to use them separately but also mix them together so that I can have a single word that is like "pink, blue, pink, blue...". It makes for a great look on your papercrafting project. Yay!!!
Alright, now let's take a look at the gorgeous wood veneer, gold foiled, colored heart embellies that come in the July kit. I myself, love a good heart! I have always loved hearts and I find them particularly useful when working on basically any and all papercrafting projects. They are great for layouts, planner decorating, mini-albums, cards, home-decor pieces...and they just go with any theme you can possibly think of! I know I am going to use all of these up asap! I am loving the ice-cream colors -- the peach and the pink and the blue and the mint! And with the gold foil?!!! They feel like ice-cream cones that I want to eat...in other words they are so yummy!
And last but not least, for our "Sweet" embellishments, is our label/tiny word sticker sheet. We like to do these each month because they are just so useful. And in addition to being great for different themed projects, they work for all types of papercrafters. Our planner girls love them, our traditional scrappers love them, and our mini-album and project lifers find them especially useful for their pocket-pages! The label stickers are super cute as always and perfect to add some writing or to stamp on! I think you are going to love these ones as we have added gold foiling touches to all of them and they are all in bright, fun colors! I also think you are going to love the words and phrases that we did this month! There are stickers that say "vacation", "road trip", "sunny" and "swim" that are perfect for summer. There are also lots of words and phrases that are perfect for any time of year and any theme, like "always remember", "togetherness", "so fun", and "dreaming". And we have some really great ones this month that are reflective on emotion and our reality -- which is not always perfect -- but that are also really helpful, inspirational, and supportive! These include words and phrases like "sadness", "happiness", "life is strange", "shake it off", "be positive", "imperfect", "worth it" and "one of a kind". All of these are part of our over-arching theme in the "Sweet" collection which, as I said, is about being yourself, and being ok with yourself!
Alright, that is it for our embellishments for July's "Sweet!". I think this new July collection/kit is my favorite...although I say that about all of them!!! I just am digging it all! I especially love the color scheme and the feel of the collection. These colors are just perfect for summer 2017 and the collection as a whole expresses a kind of ice-creams by the beach, listening to great music, happy with who you are, rainbow and blue skies...while you hang with a unicorn...kind of vibe! Lol! Alright, I hope you enjoyed this first part of our July Kit reveal and I will see you again very soon, with more from "Sweet!" Have a fun weekend, and remember to "life your life as a fairytale"!!!