Kit | Autumn Sunlight

Every year I find myself trying to hold on to every last scrap of summer while at the same time easing into fall, and this month’s kit at Scrapbook Update, Autumn Sunlight, was inspired by the bright, fun, happy times that are experienced when trying to cram every conceivable warm-weather excursion into a single month before chilly temperatures prevail.

I chose sunny yellow and deep turquoise as base colors, then built on those with pops of coral using some of the latest papers from My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park, Crate Paper, and Cosmo Cricket for a kit that’s part summer and part fall, making it useful for so many different layout themes.

Here’s a complete list of the kit’s contents, and it can also purchased at in a convenient package!

Patterned Paper:

Lost and Found 2 Breeze – Everywhere Mirrors (My Mind’s Eye)
Lost and Found 2 Breeze – Fun Day Today (My Mind’s Eye)
Lost and Found 2 Breeze – Precious Motif (My Mind’s Eye)
Dance in Sunshine – Damask (Glitz Designs)
Clementine – Genevieve (Cosmo Cricket)
Clementine – Sabrina (Cosmo Cricket)
Farmhouse – Sunday Dinner (Crate Paper)
Random – Textile (Crate Paper)
Victoria Garden – Garden Gate (Echo Park)
Victoria Garden – Botanical Ballad (Echo Park)


Cream Puff (Bazzill Basics Paper)
Witch Hazel (Bazill Basics Paper)
Lizard (Bazzill Basics Paper)
Tim Holtz Adirondack Collection – Pebble (Core’dinations)
Tim Holtz Distress Collection – Pine Needles (Core’dinations)


Amy Tangerine Fabric Thickers – Kale (American Crafts)
Paper Crush Khaki Type Mini Alphabet (Sassafras)
Farmhouse Cardstock Stickers – Borders (Crate Paper)
Farmhouse Eclectic Buttons (Crate Paper)
Clementine Stickers – Lovely Bits (Cosmo Cricket)
Lost and Found 2 Brads – Breeze Everywhere (My Mind’s Eye)

I’ve been scrapping with this kit for the last few weeks and have come up with page themes ranging from birthdays to the state fair. I’ll be sharing those pages on my own blog in the next week or two, but I have a really fun layout to share today, as well.

Recently my husband and I went on a small out-of-town adventure, and by the end of the day we found ourselves unexpectedly making a Craigslist purchase just around the corner from our favorite Mexican restaurant. When choosing colors to match photos of the day, I came up with this fiesta-themed color palette – something I hadn’t even had in mind when designing the kit!

Note that the Teal Woodgrain Teeny Alpha stickers from Glitz Designs that I used aren’t in the kit, but in retrospect they really should be! They would be well-worth considering purchasing as an add-on, as they provide the perfect touch of contrast to the Amy Tangerine Kale Fabric Thickers from American Crafts.

I had layering on the brain when designing this kit, so I selected papers that had strong prints on both the front and back sides, giving an even wider variety of coordinating choices. In fact, many of the sheets were picked on the strength of their “B” side prints, and those papers are reflected in my photo of the kit (and also explains why it’s different from the composite image on

I also kept layering in mind when choosing embellishments. I especially love the way the Cosmo Cricket stickers mix with both the My Mind’s Eye brads and the Crate Paper buttons – there are so many wonderful combinations there just waiting to be explored!

If you’d like to purchase your very own Autumn Sunlight kit, Scrapbook Update has teamed up with to provide everything in one easy package. Just click here to go to and add the kit to your cart! The September kit sold out, so make sure you get yours fast!

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4 Responses to Kit | Autumn Sunlight

  1. S October 18, 2011 at 9:19 am #

    Great kit, Melissa. You know me, I may have to pull something similar together. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Marcia Deignan October 18, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    I bought this kit this morning 🙂 I love the colors and I am looking forward to seeing all your layouts.

    • Nancy Nally October 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

      Thanks for supporting Scrapbook Update and I hope you enjoy your kit!

  3. Gab October 19, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    Great kit and great LO Melissa!

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