Sunshine & Good Times Layout by Elsie

Hey AC fans, it’s Elsie here with a layout using Amy Tan’s newest collection ‘Sunshine & Good Times’. As the name suggests, this collection is bright, fun and super summery. I love it! This papers in this collection are everything you’d expect from an Amy Tan line, they’re bright and bold with super fun patterns and that’s what I wanted to focus on for my first layout using this collection.


One of my go-to ways to incorporate lots of patterned papers onto a layout is to back a cut file. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with flowers, and I will leave the codes for the cut files I used below. Backing all of the cut files did take a little time, but the results are so worth it and I find the process really fun and relaxing.


I chose green patterns for the leaves and mixed it up with the flowers and used a variety of colours. I love how the papers I used transformed this cut file and made the flowers look like tropical flowers, a happy accident!


To go with the flowers I fussy-cut some butterflies and bees and used some of the clear stickers from the 8-page sticker book! Some of those stickers have a gold-toned holographic foil on them, I’ve never seen that kind of foil before but I’m totally in love with it!


Talking of bees, I created a honeycomb cut file and cut it and backed it with white cardstock. I really love the texture and whimsy this adds. 


The wire paper clips are potentially the best paper clips I have ever seen, they’re so cool! I used the ‘hello’ one on this page and clipped it onto a leaf to form part of my title. 

And finally the roller stamp in this collection is so awesome! It has tiny icons and I used the star icon with a variety of ink colours to add small pops of colour to some of the white spaces. I can already tell that this stamp will be used a lot in future projects!


Thanks for stopping by everyone! And I hope you’re inspired to get scrapping with Amy’s newest collection!

Elsie x


SUPPLIES: Amy Tan ‘Sunshine & Good Times’ 12×12 papers: ‘Flower Power’ (#345696), ‘Tweet Tweet’ (#345699), ‘Love You Bunches’ (#345694), ‘Sending Smiles’ (#345700), ‘Yesss Please’ (#345698), ‘Family Fun’ (#345685), ‘Slice Of The Good Life’ (#345705), ‘Perfect Pear’ (#345689), ‘Be Happy’ (#345702), ‘Sew Fun’ (#345706), ‘Major Heart Eyes’ (#345687), ‘Shine Bright’ (#345697), ‘Shoe In’ (#345690), ‘Bloom Big Time’ (#345707), ‘Flutter By’ (#345703), ‘Officially Obsessed’ (#345703) – Sunshine & Good Times Sticker Book (#345720) – Sunshine & Good Times Puffy Stickers (#345712) – Sunshine & Good Times Wire Paper Clips (#345717) – Sunshine & Good Times Ephemera (#345709) – Sunshine & Good Times Rotary Stamps (#345719) – Sunshine & Good Times Washi Tape (#345710) – Silhouette Cut File ID Numbers: (#55576), (#136151), (#147869), (#197470), (#136154)