Victoria Gardens: video tutorial

How do I work with kits or coordinated product? Good question. I’m taking an in-depth look at Echo Park Paper’s Victoria Gardens and sharing my ideas, projects that I make, and (hopefully) helpful suggestions too. Today I have a video to share, that documents the process I went through making my first layout with this paper line:


After the video ended, I added some buttons, a few stickers, and dots of distress stickles (in picket fence) to complete this page:

this layout is also the debut of my new favorite mist biscotti (Ranger Perfect Pearls) – I’m loving it’s cream-colored goodness!!

It’s also a great example of a “what I do with my hipstamatic app photos”! Using that camera phone to make a layout!

If you have questions about this project, or working with collection kits in general feel free to ask! I’m going to be doing more of these kinds of posts in future – hope you enjoyed!

11 thoughts on “Victoria Gardens: video tutorial”

  1. Thanks May, I love this kind of post, I must admit to sometime sbeing a bit shy of mixing it up myself. I love it when Studio Calico or someone makes up a lovely kit, but certainly I fall in love with a line and buy the collection pack and then sometimes feel a little stalled at the beginning, there are so many papers and how do I use them all? Thanks for sharing your expert insight.

  2. Great video! Thank you thank you. I actually haven’t done any scrapbooking yet (came over here after tim holtz mentioned your blog) somore of these would be wonderful. I make cards and tags, but have various ideas rolling around for some scrapbooks, converting old photo albums that the pics no longer stick in (remember those? 🙂 and creating some recipe books of my Grandma’s recipes, interspersed with pics. btw, love how you can heat Distress stickles to dry them. Replacing my regular stickles as they run out w/Distress. thx again!

  3. Love it, May. You are brilliant, and I was gonna pass on that particular EP collection, but now…I’m not so sure. 🙂 I’m thinkin’ there’s a BP class somewhere in this concept of how to make good use of kits…

  4. You would be right Mel… it’s an action packed on-line class I’ve run a few times and even re-vamped!! I really should get a “kits 3.0” version going… maybe in 2012…

  5. Thanks so much for the video. You are just fearless chopping up the paper – I would sit there and deliberate forever! Mostly because the closest LSS in probably an hour and a half away so no going to get one more sheet of paper to make something work!

    Also, I was so glad to see the papers up close – I had seen little thumbnails on some online store sites, but it’s so hard to tell what the paper is truly like. It reminds me of Anna Griffin’s old papers. If I can get myself back in gear to scrapbook (now that the kids are in school) and use up some old papers, these will be my first new purchase…

    BTW, your page came out beautiful!!

  6. Crazy May –
    It’s great fun watching you create – your creative spirit reminds others
    there are not set rules for creating and to just play. Your rock May!

  7. Awesome video! Thanks for showing the full sheets of paper. So often I see only the little bits and not sure if I’ll like the full sheet. Love the way the roses overlap. Thanks for reminding me of that little tip.

  8. Wonderful video tutorial, May!!! Thanks for the taking the time! I love the grid approach and putting all pics on CS THEN placing the CS w/ pics on a PP!

  9. Yay, TFS the hipstamatic pics on a LO!!! I love this live style of video where we see what you think as you make a LO. I love the look of the flowers peeking over too – need to try that

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