I sort of wish it were me heading back to school next week so that I could head to English class and learn vocabulary that could express my love for today’s steal from Kiwi Lane Designs. I have not had so much fun or been so inspired to keep creating layouts in a very long time. I attribute it wholeheartedly to the whimsical designs and creative freedom which using the framing templates from Kiwi Lane Designs provides.

If you missed out on my cards from Monday, I was able to use the card templates which are being offered today as a steal. I put a slight twist on the sketch which was provided with the packaging and came up with these cards.

Of course I had to create one project with each of the sets being offered today. With the Wildflower Combo, I made this fun summer layout. I’ve always been so in love with flowing cascades cut from paper but never in my life imagined it would be so easy to create them and have them look perfect! No more free handing hoping that things will look right in the end.

I love the big floral templates, and of course what is not to love about brackets! No more having to lug around a big electronic die cutting machine to crops. The Kiwi Lane Designs templates are compact and easy to just toss into your crop bag.

Next I created a layout with the Playtime Combo templates.

I love circles. I love how easy it was to cut out a circle to frame my photo and the 12″ borders in this set are so fun for anything from children to travels. The shapes set included in this set were also the perfect elements to finish of my layout about my little boy and wondering what he dreams about. Could it be superheroes, or playing cars? (Really, I’m sure they’re all about what kind of trouble he can get in to!)

Lastly I created a layout using the 8″ Mini Combo templates. I completely owe the fact that this is my favorite layout that I’ve made in a very long time either to the subject matter (handsome husband!), or to the templates. Maybe a little of both.

To create this layout I simply took the templates, cut out random shapes in varying patterns, trimmed some so they weren’t quite 8″ and then layered them until I found a framing for my photo which was visually pleasing.

I seriously cannot say enough good about Kiwi Lane Designs and their product. Now if I turn up missing, you’ll know where to find me. I’ll be in my craft room framing it up!

Have a great weekend, and I’ll see you on Monday…unless I get lost in my templates. ;)