Beatrice here! It’s Monday, so it’s my turn on the blog and I know you are going to love Snickerdoodle Designs’ latest release, Droplet Templates Sets 09-12. Each set represents a different style, from unique gradients, to traditional pocket scrapping, shapes, and finally some dual backgrounds. If you are like me though, you will want all four sets!
You will find the new Droplet Sets available individually, with an introductory savings of 30%; or save 40% on the entire collection.
If you are not familiar with these templates, Karen has a couple of tutorials on her blog. You may watch a short instructional video HERE, and HERE is a second video that will give you some tips on how to get the most out of your Droplets (or any templates).
And if you would like to try one out, Karen has generously provided a sample for free. If you didn’t already grab it from her previous blog post, click on the image below to download a Sample.
Now on to the purpose of my post which is to show you exactly how gorgeous these templates look once you add your own papers and embellishments.
How delightful is this first layout by Jenni, On a Quest. Take a close look because as far a I can tell she added nothing to the template other than her beautiful photos. The rounded corners of the smaller photos contrast perfectly with the large photo, gradient applied. All of this is part of the design of one of the templates in Droplets set 09.
Glori used another of the templates in set 09 in her layout entitled Christmas Decorations. I really like the way this template has lots of photo spots on top of the larger photo, gradient applied. That made it easy for her to showcase some close-up shots of her various decorations while the larger photo behind makes the perfect backdrop. I really like the way she added the lace edges on the top and bottom of her page. The title, in red, pops out of the page, and the few small clusters scattered about support her theme and finish off her layout perfectly.
Here’s a third layout using yet another of the templates in set 09. I love the panoramic look Kay created with her large photo in Melk Abbey, 1989. She only needed to add a few embellishments. The arrows move the eye into the layout and the clock stamp placed behind the title focuses the eye there. I like the way she centered her journaling and added it to the middle of the layout in the lightest area of the gradient. Of course, if she were going to print this in a book, she would need to move her text in order for it not to be in the seam of the book. In this layout, I would move it to the right, directly above the 3 frames. Everything would still be perfectly balanced, and the large background photo would lose nothing in the binding process.
Here’s a more traditional pocket layout by Chrissy, Perfect Day, using set 10 and a soon-to-be-released kit by Kimeric Kreations. Her collection of vintage and current photos spans the years her father-in-law lived, and together tell a lovely story. Her cluster atop the center strip is beautifully shadowed, and the subtle colors work perfectly with the black-and-white photos. She saved one of the spots for her thoughtful journaling. The bits of lace and corner cluster complete her layout beautifully.
Finally here is one side of a two-page spread, Snow Day, by Karen r. She used a collection by Magical Scraps Galore. I love the way the templates allow the layout artist to incorporate few or many patterned papers and still leave room for lots of photos. Her photos definitely tell the story of the fun times her children had on that snowy day. I like the way her embellishments are placed across the page and her title work is outstanding.
I’ve come to the end of my post, and I hope I have shown you how easy it is to use these templates to achieve a wide range of styles quickly when creating your layouts. In a previous post, Karen showed a layout created in minutes by using just photos, the template and pre-made borders. I’m certain you will be hooked as soon as you try them. Have a wonderful and creative week!