Tuesday, 30 June 2015

A Day at the Zoo - Kraft+ June Challenge

Hi there!

I haven't had a lot of time this month to enter any challenges, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to create a layout for the June challenge at Kraft+! This is the challenge:

So the criteria for this month is that you must use a Kraft base for your project and include both circles and animal print. I've had photos of my son's 3rd birthday when we spent the day at Taronga Zoo waiting to be scrapped for 5 years and this was just the inspiration that I needed! So here is my layout:

"A Day at the Zoo"

I gave my Silhouette Cameo a good work out for this layout! I didn't have any animal print patterned papers, so I decided to create my own using an animal print cut file from the Silhouette design store. Once I created the animal print cards using cardstock, I then cut them into circles to back the circles background cut file. I love how this technique incorporated both the circles and the animal print onto my layout!

Here are some closeups of my layout:

I created my title using another cut file from the Silhouette Design Store! I decided to cut it in black cardstock so that it would really stand out against the background and then I mounted it with foam tape to give it some added dimension.

A closeup of my journalling :)

Most of the stickers on my layout are from a pack by Reminisce that I've been hoarding for about the last 5 years waiting for when I finally created a layout about our day at the zoo! Glad to have finally put them to use!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my layout! Thank you also to those who leave a comment - I do love reading them and appreciate each one!



  1. This looks wonderful! Great take on the challenge!

  2. So glad we gave you the nudge to get your LO created! And I'm loving the 'circle of circles'....they look fabulous & remind me I need to get my Silly out and working, too :) I think your design is wonderful....works so well! Thanks for joining us at K+!!!!

  3. This is gorgeous! LOVING how you incorporated the animal print in the circles!!!!!!!

  4. Love your take on this months challenge...great use of the criteria combined with your silhouette! Thanks for playing along at K+ :)

  5. This is an adorable layout, Mandy!!! Congrats on your win! Well deserved! :D :D