Sunday, February 28, 2010 | | 0 Comments
Webster's came out with a nice mix of bold to subtle colors and patterns in the their Life'sPortrait Paper line. I knew right off what I wanted to do with this page when I saw the beautiful, ornate frame on the right. I just had to decide which set of grandparents/grandkids to use. Since one side has 5 and the other 9, the choice seemed rather simple. Although there were plenty of frames left to use on the frame patterned sheet.
At the top you can see the new Martha Stewart Iron Gate border punch. Isn't it fabulous? It completed the top and bottom of my layout so nicely.
I chose Distress inks to give the layout more of a vintage feel (Tattered Rose, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo used here). The hand and watch on the right side were Distressed using Distress Powders (Weathered Wood, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo used)
Oh, how quickly they grow. In the blink of an eye, my husband and I will be the ones in the photo frame with all of our grandkids ready for us to spoil.
Oh, have you seen the Prima's Tammy has been getting into the Boutique???? Are they not amazing? I just couldn't resist making some into hair clips for my daughter :0)
Thursday, February 18, 2010 | | 1 Comments
I'm not sure how Basic Grey continues to please me after all these years, but the Origins paper line is no exception. I love the feel of spring with the colors of fall. It made for a fun, creative process and gave me an opportunity to scrap one of those rare pages about myself.
The layout below is titled "Multi-tasking is my life" and I think Mothers/Wives everywhere can relate. I cut out the middle section of the background paper and backloaded it with a different pattern. I brushed up on my hand sewing skills and sewed a zig zag stitch all around to separate the patterns. To complete the layout, I added the photo, all the journaling strips and cut flowers from one of the papers.
If you're having a hard time matching photos with this line, changing your photos to sepia tone is a great match for the colors.
I used Distress Ink by Ranger, for the edges of the journaling strips (Shabby Shutters and Tea Dye). They made a great blend that perfectly coordinated with the cut flowers.
For my other layout, I decided to cut the die cut paper up in sections since I had a similar die cut look above. Cut in sections, they made nice petals for a huge flower. For the center ring, I used the green checked paper and clear embossed it with a journaling stamp (by Stamper's Anonymous). I then inked over the entire ring with Shabby Shutters and Tea Dye Distress Ink. You can see how the embossed areas let the green paper show through from behind. I love this technique.
The rest of the layout is filled with a handmade stem flourish accented with lots of cut flowers from the paper line and doodling around the edges.
There are so many possibilities with this paper line. If you are short on time and would rather someone else do the planning for you, then the Shoppe is also carrying the Origins Scrapbook Page kit with designs for 4 scrapbook pages, found here.
Hello all! Here's a sweet little project I wanted to share with you using the beautiful new Little Yellow Bicycle line called "Sweet Love" Tammy is now has the paper kit in stock HERE. I see she has some beautiful kits with this paper too...HERE and a Card Kit HERE!
I love the vintage feel and colors, very soft and romantic. Although it does have sweet little hearts, little love birds and lovely written quotes, it doesn't have to be for Valentines projects alone! Here's an example of a little gift that could be for any time of the year!
It's Valentine's week and in celebration here is my last project using the Bo Bunny Love Bandit Deluxe kit. Now you would imagine from the photographs that clearly I live in a sunny, warm place since my girls are in shorts for a Valentine themed layout, but you would be mistaken. Having been pounded for the last week and a half with two record breaking snowstorms, I just simply could not scrap another wintery picture. Give me sun, give me warmth!!!
I picked up the Bo Bunny die cut sheet for the background of my layout. I love it's unusual scalloped pattern. I created the heart on the background using the "Quilted Background" technique, for which you can find a step by step tutorial here, on my blog.
For the ruffled edge of the heart, I did the following: I cut 3/4" strips and used my scalloped deco scissors along one side. I then pleated the strips at various intervals. It took about 4-5 twelve inch strips to complete the heart. After gluing the pleated strips around the edge, I added the faux stitching on top.
The title work, "You Melt my heart" was a free download from the Bo Bunny blog. I copied it onto transparency and cut out the words to put around my layout.
Here's a close up of the "Quilted Background" and ruffled edges. I created a two-tone "Faux Pearl Swirl" to coordinate with my layout colors and accented with some paper roses created from Love Bandit paper scraps. The "Faux Pearl Swirl" technique is on my blog, here.
How are you celebrating Valentine's this week?
We all love Webster's Pages!! The funky, yet vintage images are what draws us back time and time again. I fell in love with their latest release, On the Boardwalk...and Tammy has created an amazing Kit of the Month from the paper, plus added all sorts of vintagey embellishments and ribbon to jump start your creativity!
I combined a challenge from Moxie Fab World (creating some sassy Anne Taintor style cards) with this kit...and here and the cards I have created so far! What fun :0)
Are you finished making your Valentine's yet? Here's some ideas using the Bo Bunny Love Bandit Deluxe kit. The cards you've seen before from the challenge a couple weeks ago. But now, I've created coordinating gift bags/boxes so I added them back in the photos for fun.
The gift bag below is a part of the deluxe kit. I used the Martha Stewart Deep Edge Daisy Fan punch to create the border. The tag is from the Love Bandit Tag page.
For my girls I made these adorable candy gift boxes using a template from My Time Made Easy™. For the first one, I used the Bo Bunny Double Dot sheet to create the gift box. The cardstock is so sturdy and is great for packaging uses.
I added some of the cute critters found throughout the Love Bandit line to decorate the sides. I picked up the heart border punched theme from the card and added it here to the box. The punch is the Deep Lattice Heart punch by Martha Stewart.
I added more punched hearts and a flower to the top for a cute finish.
Note: When attaching a flower to any packaging that opens at the top, remember to only glue one part of the flower to one tab. This allows for easy opening of the gift box.
I used one of the Love Bandit sheets for this gift box.
I picked up the pink background and fowl theme in the card to use on the gift box.
And another pretty layered flower for the butterfly closure at the top. Again, I only glued one portion of the flower down so that the box will be able to open.
Coming later this week....my last project with the Love Bandit line. Keep an eye out for it.
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