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How to create a fun Sun Kissed Layout

Morning everyone, inspired by my trip to the beach and a workshop booking for a layout class with Melanie and her ladies I found an old photo of Harry and me on the beach above and created this fun layout for us to make later this month.  
Swanpool Beach, Falmouth, Cornwall
Supplies for the project 
One x Turtle Time 12 x 12 
One Floating Florals 12 x 12 
One Sun Kissed 12 x 12
One sheet orange Sun Kissed Patterns and Solids
One 12 x 12 sheet of black cardstock
Micro Beads and glitter in co ordinating colours (I used yellow WOW glitter and Stix2 Micro Beads) 
Scissors for fussy cutting 
Black card for photo mounts and mounting cut outs 
Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pen for inking paper edges 
Double sided tape 
Tacky glue 
Glossy Accents 
Foam Pads  
Use the turtle side of Turtle Time as your base paper. Trim the floating Floral paper to 10 1/2" square. Cut a piece of black card stock to 12 5/8" square and mat the stripy side of Floating Florals centrally onto it.   Use double sided tape to stick the assembled piece centrally on the Turtle Time paper .
Take the long stripy offcut, trim to 1 1/2" deep x 10 1/2" wide and stick it centrally to one of the long black card stock offcuts. Use double sided tape to stick the piece horizontally in place 2" up from the bottom edge of the vertical stripy paper.  
Create the photo mat base by cutting the following: 
  • One black card base 4 1/2" wide x 6 1/2" deep 
  • One orange base 4 1/4" wide x 6 1/4" deep 
  • one black card base 6" x 4"
Layer them together, mount on foam pads and stick in place on the page centrally above the horizontal stripy strip.  
Now take the Sun Kissed paper and cut out the following elements. 

Ink the edges of each one, stick on black card and cut them out again with a narrow black border showing around each. Mount the flowers, Sun Kissed Banner, turtles and little girl on foam pads, leaving the backing on.
Put a little glossy accents on the wording, flower centres and turtle shells, sprinkle on co ordinating glitter/beads and leave to dry. 
Remove the backings from the foam pads and using a little tacky glue position and stick the cut elements in place as shown below. 

Trim your chosen photo to 3 7/8" wide and 5 7/8" deep, position and stick in place on the black mat to finish your layout and create your memory.  

I'm looking forward to making this project with the Mel and her group later in the month. 

Enjoy the rest of your day, and do call by again to catch up with new projects as I share them. 


  1. A gorgeous summer page love all of the little elements !

  2. Lovely work Clare ,beautiful detail and colours.
    Elaine H X

  3. Hi Clare, A stunning layout, I adore your fussy-cutting and so effective backed with black leaving a tiny border around, beautiful sunshine colours too, I love this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  4. Looks just fabulous Clare. I have these papers! Just love my May kit & thanks for everything. Love Bev.

  5. Very cute!! Will look at it more in the morning, very late now, lol!! Thank you for sharing Clare you are the best!!!


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