Friday, February 3, 2012

A Little Outdoorsy Bundle: Kit and Template

I'm back with Snail Mail Fridays, my personal card a week challenge.  This time I've got a beautiful hybrid card to share, made with the kit A Little Outdoorsy from Louise Franks Designs.  Aren't the little houses adorable?  The rolling "hills" were part of the kit so it was so easy to put together this little scene perfect to illustrate one of my favorite sayings.  See the little winding road that looks like it's going "over the hills and through the woods", leading from one house to the other?  Cute, huh?  Yeah, I'm that cheesy!
I put a little message on the inside, you know I had to use that little blue bird!  The top is blank for writing a little message.  I picked up a set of little 4 in X 5.5 in cards with envelopes and it fits perfectly inside the envelope.  Just a little note, the colors in my photos is a little washed out because it was a little overcast when I took the photos.  In person they are more vibrant and look like they way they appear in the image below.
I figured out how fit it onto one sheet of high resolution paper and fold it so that when you fold it both the front and inside message work without cutting.  Here is a visual so you can see what I did.  Just make sure you format your printer for borderless printing.
Here's a bit more A Little Outdoorsy:
This cute little kit contains some cute doodle style houses and a sprinkling of trees, cute little birds, love hearts and more.

The kit contains 2 birds, 3 buttons, 1 cloud, 1 stitched cloud, 2 frames, 1 heart scatter, 3 hill embellishments, 1 hill stitching, 3 houses, 4 journal boxes, 1 path, 1 path with stitching, 1 ric rac, 1 stitched swirl, 1 tag, 2 trees, 1 Photo clip, 4 Build A Flower components, 1 Build A Flower leaf and 1 word art tag.
Now let's see some pages!  First I used it to make this layout featuring pictures of the outside of our home during each of the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall.  It was fun to combine pictures from several different years.  My favorite part is the fun little house scene I made for the journaling spot.  It's similar to the one I made for the card, but this time I tried to make it look more like houses in a neighborhood would look.
Besides the kit, Louise also released A Little Outdoorsy Template, which I used with Louise's Happy Page Kit, a kit you can get for FREE with just a tweet or Facebook post to help spread the word about Louise's fabulousness :) 
Here's how I used the two together.  The bright colorful papers look great on the template.  With all it's photo or paper slots, it was just perfect for a layout about the things that make me shopping for my post pregnancy figure, which is currently four pounds less than my prepregnancy weight.  Go me!

(Please note I added an overlay from another source over the orange space in the layout, it is not included in the page kit.)

FREE Stuff for Fans

Be among the first to find out about all sorts of opportunities to win free kits by subscribing to her blog, and get new posts emailed right to you!  Every time Louise releases a kit, she gives her readers a chance to win it.  Right now you can win the Blogwear for A Little Outdoorsy.   She also has other freebies like this cute Bundle of Joy (Boy) Quick Page or Happy Page Kit I used with the template example, free in exchange for a simple tweet or Facebook post.  Plus more so go check them out!
Because Louise knows that once you try her kits you'll love them, she gives fans lots of opportunities to get free stuff!  She is really generous and her newsletter often come with free goodies.  This month it's an alphabet that matches A Little Outdoorsy so hurry up and sign up so you can get it!  The sign up is at the bottom of her home page.


Shared at: Tidy Mom, Tatertots & Jello, Fun to Craft, Craftionary, Lolly Jane, Dear Creatives,
Disclaimer: As a member of the Louise Franks Design Team I am given access to kits to create promotional items. 
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