I do believe that an old-fashioned square punch is my favorite scrapbooking tool. Here I used a punch to cut 4 squares to add a bit of color and pattern to a simple page.
The kit came with a plain chipboard branch. I painted it brown, then snipped it apart to make two separate perches for the sweet little birdies. The watermelon was a die cut and I backed it with cardboard and added gem seeds to give added dimension.
My second layout follows a similar design, but I used strips of patterned paper, instead of squares. This is Cory on his second birthday.
We had gone to Great Wolf Lodge for the weekend and on the way home, we stopped by McDonald’s. As a special treat, he got an ice cream cone as his bedtime snack that night. The ice cream patterned paper and embellies in this kit were perfect for this photo.
Below is a photo of the June Creative Kit. It’s full of My Mind's Eye goodies from On The Sunny Side. I love that collection. You can find all the June kits here at My Creative Scrapbook.