July's Messy Box is full of those juicy summer colors that are going to look great with your beach photos! Or maybe your public pool photos? Yeah, as long as you've got a few summer photos with a body of water in them, you'll be glad you got your hands on this particular scrapbook kit. Also, public pools… where do you stand on them? Taking your health into your own hands or the cutest backdrop for photos when you find one that hasn't been remodeled since the 50s? We have one here in town with minty blue locker room walls, and it takes everything I have not to whip out my phone and take a selfie in front of it. It's probably one of those locker room faux pas.
Anyway, back to this month's kit! It's got a touch of 70s flair with vintage typography in tonal colors and some fun embellishments to layer over photos or patterned papers. With fun chipboard tags and orange crush alpha, I don't think I even used anything outside of this kit to create these pages. Very well rounded, this one.
For this first page, I printed one of my favorite summer photos because it perfectly tells the story of my kiddos' personalities. Sebastian is usually game when it comes to being silly in the strike-a-pose department, Ruby would rather be doing something else, and Smith is watching what Ruby does and then he'll do that too. Me? I'm obviously not a regular mom. I'm a cool mom.
My second page has some fun chipboard embellishments, one of the see-through plastic icons, a laser cut word that I inked in black, and some handwriting. It came together pretty quickly, and I love how the colors in that pool tile and the No Lifeguard sign work so well with the scrapbook colors and type.
I feel like there are three or four different looks within this kit depending on how you combine your color combinations. You could go really girly with all pinks and sherbets, go heavier on the blues and oranges for something a little more vintage, or stick to a lot of the cards with plenty of white and go minimalist but still get those pops of color. I can't wait to start seeing how you are using your July Messy Boxes soon! Don't forget to use the hashtag #messybox to show off your pages! –Rachel
Credits// Author and Photography: Rachel Denbow.