So, my first kit from The Sampler finally arrived, and I got stuck straight in! I love the mix of bright and vintage papers and embellishments, and the range of different options that it gives. For my first layout I decided to concentrate on the vintage options to complement this photo of my husband's friends, which was taken at our wedding. I converted the photo to sepia to give a vintage feel, and then layered up some of the papers, both over and under a stiched circle.
The lovely white American Crafts Thickers came in the kit, but I chose a title with far too many 'e's, so I had to improvise. I used some fabric AC Thickers and inked them with Antique Linen distress ink so they toned in with my colour scheme.
I made this calendar embellishment using items from the kit. I've posted a quick tutorial over on The Sampler blog if you fancy having a go at making one of your own.