Danielle enjoyed using the earthy tones of Cosmo Cricket's Smore Love range for this layout. The River Rocks paper of the background is echoed by layering over the top the same design but in a washed out version. It acts as a sort of window to the page.
Cosmo Cricket's Element deck was a great source, not only of journaling spots, but also other patterned details that could be cut up to add interest around the page. Gluber strips with some bright coloured ribbons add a dimensional touch.
Suz Doyle used the fabulous Summer Love collection for this cute page. Grey is very in vogue right now and this colour palette pops perfectly on the neutral background. Cosmo’s fun embellishments include die cut tags and double sided chipboard banner alphas. Because Suz had run out of the letters she needed she was able to turn them over and adhere wooden letters to the backs to create her title.
How adorable are these two cards, created by Julie Comstock using the Summer Love collection. She even provides a tutorial on how she created them on the Cosmo blog here.
TV Dinners is a fabulous 50’s inspired range, and we loved this gift box that Donna Budzynski has created showcasing the retro star bursts.
Another fabulous example of the rich retro colours of the TV Dinners line by Julie Comstock.
And finally, Sandy Ang, of Singapore, shares this funky Cosmo Cricket page that she created with CitrusTwist Kits.
When Leeann saw the birthday wishes collection by Echo Park she knew the photos she wanted to use. Leeann loved the colours in this collection and loved the sticker elements sheet also. It all coordinates perfectly and made creating this page super easy! That yellow chevron pattern paper is something! This was the staring point in this page. Leeann creating layers under her photo using the journal accents, she also trimmed a few sentiments from them. She made tiny Polaroid frames from the pattern paper and embellished with a sticker and stitching.
Leeann used the fabulous Everyday Eclectic line for this layout and the following one. Their fun bold designs lend themselves to subtle layering effects, and we love how she has matted each layer with kraft to add give each design a neutral base.
Leanne created this quick and no fuss background by using assorted 12” masks with mists, and paper-pieced patterned paper shapes in layers over the background. The combination of the starbust design and the chevrons can’t help but draw your idea to the focal point – the photo of her gorgeous daughter.
Kim has used the Photo Freedom Volume 1 range from Echo Park. Although the various Photo Freedom ranges are designed to work with the divided page protectors that are available as part of the range, Kim has shown how easy it is to also use these papers to create standard 12x12 pages. Kim says that she loves using paper ranges that include "phrases" in their papers or embellishments and that is why she enjoyed working with the Photo Freedom Volume 1 range.
We have some fabulous pages created by Chantelle Huizenga who has used a mixed of echo park papers and embellishments, from some of the oldest to the latest collection! Thank you so much Chantelle for allowing us to share a few of your creative pages. You can see more of Chantelle"s work here.
These next lot of layouts and card were created by Susan Springfellow who happens to be a design team member for echo park. All of her work is truly inspiring with so much detail added to each piece. Thank you so much Susan for letting us share some of your fabulous creations. You can see more of Susan’s work right HERE.
Jill has created a collage out of the Jenni Bowlin Studio papers to create a 12" x 12" canvas. By looking closely at your papers, there are always possibilities to make something a little out of the box.
There is no doubt that Jenni Bowlin brings out such cool vintage embellishments and Leeann loved playing with all the sticker elements. layering them and turning a couple into buttons by punching holes. One of Leeann's favourite embellishments from Jenni Bowlin is the cardstock feather. So on trend and totally fun! This page was created on a piece of Core'dinations cardstock which is from a collection of embossed cardstock. Leeann used the paint daubers and swipe it around the cardstock edges and lighter all over the background. she also used the paint daubers on a mask and then stamped the design on the cardstock.
This fine lady certainly knows how to work Jenni Bowlin products! Here we have a few fabulous creations by Gina Rogers. We love use of paint and layers clusters of embellishments! Total awesome, Thanks so much Gina for letting us share a few of your amazing pieces of work. You can see more of Gina's work here.
These four scrapbook pages are created by Natalie Elphinstone who is a design team member for Jenni Bowlin. We love how all of Natalie's pages just pop with burst of colour, her design style is pretty awesome as well. Thank you so much for letting us share a few of your fabulous pages!
Here we have a few pages created by tina Walker, who also has a fabulous design style and knows just how to layer and pop colours using jenni bowlin products. Amazing creations Tina! Thank you so much for letting us share a few of your pages! You can see more of Tina's work here.
Sue used the lovely Vintage Finds Collection from Teresa Collins to scrap a page about a recent High Tea Celebration for a dear friend's birthday. Sue loves creating collages of photos for special events as there are often more than a few photos. By keeping the colour palette simple, Sue was able to keep the photos the focal point.
Kim has used the lovely Pinwheel range from Lily Bee Designs to scrap this photo of herself taken on her 39th birthday. Kim said that the green paper printed with "hello" really appealed to her for a birthday layout - it is saying hello to 39! Kim makes a point of trying to get a nice photo of herself on every birthday, though ironically for her 40th it was a big fail because she was so busy! Kim says we always make an effort to scrap our children's birthdays - we should put the same effort into scrapping our own.
Lou Nelson lends her creative mind to the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower die on the above projects. She has cut it out of the Tim Holtz Glassine paper and used the distressed negatives to give fabulous texture and interest to her backgrounds.
Leeanne Whitby has created these three beautiful cards using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die by Sizzix and the beautiful papers and element stickers from BasicGrey’s Lucille collection.
Check out the fabulously creative use of the shapes in this versatile die. Leanne Whitby has layered them to create new flowers and even used petals in the card above to create a whole new butterfly shape.
Chris Millar has made beautiful use of the Sizzix Framelits Fancy Square in these versatile cards, and shows how many new shapes you can create from one die if you just think out of the box a little. Instant texture is created by cutting the dies on embossed Coredinations cardstock.
Jill has created a canvas using layers of the Pink Paisley Hope Chest range and gave it some texture by painting in Raw Umber using the stencil. She has cut small interesting features out of the papers making an inspirational canvas for any wall.
Cottage Farms from Pink Paislee is a beautiful collection with peach, pink and cream tones with a pop of lime green. Sue loves the photo frames in the collection and just had to use them on her page. Sue has used both the 12x12 papers as well as the 6x6 pad to utilise the smaller prints.
This magical page was created by Pink Paislee DT Member Nina Osterman using the gorgeous Pink Paislee Luxe collection and watercolour accents.
Karola Witzcak always creates beautiful pages, and this one is no exception. She has combined the stunning Cottage Farms photo frames with HopeChest papers and a smattering of the Luxe metallics to create this gloriously detailed page full of layers and textures.
How pretty is this card, designed by Shellye McDaniel? We love the way she has used a mixed of Cottage Farms, Luxe and Hope Chest to create her cards. Those burlap butterflies are to die for!
Iris has always been a huge fan of My Mind's Eye. The reason - beautiful patterned papers with a whole matching collection including washi tapes, chipboard shapes, dimensional stickers, buttons and brads, stamps.... they thought of everything! Here, Iris takes a little bit from several embellishment packs to create this layout. Then she added a colourful outer border to the layout using torn washi tapes.
This time, Iris creates a Project Life page using the tags from the same collection.
Stacey is a big fan of the My Mind's Eye ranges and here she has created a funtastic layout using the Collectable collection. In this collection there are 4 different colour schemes and this one is called Unforgettable. She primarily took the yellow, mustard and turquoise colours out of the collection to suit the photo of her little boy. She really loved the hexagon paper and couldn't help but cut some of those out and layer with foam tape. The decorative buttons where also a great addition to the layout as they come in different shapes and sizes.
Thankyou to Belinda Spencer for allowing us to share her Silly Faces layout. Here Belinda has used the Collectable Notable collection. Her picture just matches in perfectly to the colours of this collection.
Felicity Wilson has kindly shared her gorgeous creation with us using a little mix of 2 Collectable collections "Notable" and "Remarkable". We just love her fun use of circles and her bold boyish colours.
Kim Price has also given us inspiration here with the Collectable Notable collection. Her mixed media work is just fabulous teamed with the Notable paper. The cute button adds a little more interest to this amazing piece. Thanks for allowing us to share your work Kim.
Tina Walker is completely obsessed with scrapbooking and mixed media and love how they both embrace all types of medium, styles, and techniques. When asked If she had to describe her 'style', she said “I'm a craft chameleon. I move (and am comfortable) with one style to the next; clean, graphic lines, to mixed up and cluttered.” Tina’s work can be seen in various magazines (Scrapbook Trends, Creating Keepsakes, and Somerset Memories) and she is also on the Design Team for My Mind's Eye. She shares with us today, two amazing My Mind’s Eye layouts that will make you want to create asap! And a bit about the layouts...
Her first layout “Can you see me now” makes a beautiful sample layout for the new collection, 'Find Your Wings and Fly'. It is one of her all time favorites
Tina Walker’s 2nd layout “Believe in Yourself” showcases her love for sunbursts...they are free, fresh, and fun! Tina really wanted to make a bold statement about her son, so a sunburst was the perfect design element for him.
The summer screams beach to Leeann and it happens to be the one thing they do all summer. Lazy days at the beach nothing beats the salty air and rays of sunshine. Leeann has used the colour me happy collection from glitz which is fast becoming a massive favourite for Leeann. She has also included a few other brands like prima, Heidi Swapp and Hambly Screen Prints to help pull this page together, creating layers with the papers and overlays. Adding beachy elements with prima vines, wood veneer shapes and a lasso of twine framing a smaller photo.
Aaahhhh the beach, this is well and truly Stacey's second home. She was thrilled to have this event to scrap as she loves nothing more than creating a beach themed layout. She loves to add shells to her beachy creations and was excited to team this look together with Crate Paper collection "The Pier". Her boys love making sandcastles and digging around in the sand. The little bucket and spade chipboard piece worked a treat down the bottom right corner of her layout. She layered her photos and also added the chipboard frames to add more depth.
Two Sizzix dies, Crate Paper’s The Pier collection and a smattering of flowers and glitter are what’s required to recreate Suz’s wedding inspiration, with her chosen palette of gelato colours and a nod to romantic, beachy, sunset themes.
It’s a modern take on beachy with gorgeous stripes and chevrons from The Pier collection for her Save the Date card. Sizzix provides the embossing, and the butterfly die is one cut from the Tim Holtz Butterflight Edge die.
The invitation makes use of both the Butterflight Die which creates an unusual topped card, and the embossing die gives the front of the card texture and structure. Suz has used the die a second time on vanilla cardstock and raised it for the centre of the card. Though she has used Crate Paper’s chipboad alphas on this sample, a more economical route would obviously to be to stamp the monogram on the card.
The Butterflight theme along with the chevrons from the Save the Date card is repeated in this cute Thank You card. The embossed thank you comes from the same embossing set which makes it super-versatile.
Beautiful Prima Crystal flowers adorn the table numbers on a pretty emboosed and matted card. These are simplicity itself but the flowers help make them look a million dollars.
All sorts of favours can be sewn inside this pretty paper packet, simply sewn as a tube secured at right angles at either end, and again the Thank You Textured Impression is a quick and pretty way to thank your guest for attending.
Thanks to the lovely Audrey Underwood for providing the photography inspiration for this layout in the form of her beautiful daughter and her groom. The gorgeous golden and teal tones and beachy theme is exactly what Suz had pictured this wedding to be all about.
Jillibean Soup is one of Leeann's favorite companies. And even more so now as they have added so much more to their collection packs. It is jam packed full of papers, diecuts and stickers. Allowing you to just create page after page. For this page Leeann has used the cucumber soup collection. Creating plenty of layers using the papers, die-cuts and a torn piece of lattice Kraft placemat.
What is not to love about the Irish Farm House Soup range of paper and embellishments from Jillibean Soup. As always they are coordinated perfectly and suit any theme of layout and or memory to be recorded. Louise has documented her memory of catching up with 3 fabulous scrapbooking fiends who attended and taught workshops at a recent scrapbooking retreat.
The above two layouts and the cards have all been designed by the super-talented Melinda Spinks for Jillibean Soup. Her creative ideas are endless – we especially love the ombre effect she has produced from nine different Jillibean soup collections in her You Love Life page – each of those squares has actually been cut out and positioned precisely to create the background.
Leanne Allinson who is a design team member for jillibean soup creates stunning pages every time. We love her page designs with strips of paper and machine stitching for extra detail. Thank you Leanne for allowing us to share a few of your pages. You can see more of Leanne's work here
These cards are also created by Leanne Allinson who knows exactly what to do with all those diecuts that Jillibean Soup bring out each time. Thank you once again Leanne for allowing us to share a few more of your fabulous projects.
Sue loved the beautiful blue tones in the Renew collection from Authentique and created almost a monotone page by layering the different patterned papers. The yellow in the flowers gave the little pop of colour that the layout needed. Sue teamed the collection with photos of her son Bailey, hanging out with their pet cockatiel named 'Lollipop'. They were taken on yet another rainy day spent cooped up inside.
Jane layered one of the frame stickers on cream card then cut a smaller square frame out of the centre, back it with one of the pretty papers then arranged a selection of the stickers in the bottom right-hand corners . Jane said that these stickers are perfect for layering and creating cute little clusters on cards!!
Jane had trouble choosing from the beautiful vintage collection of images on the Greeting sheet but after watch a Jane Austin movie recently this one stood out the most to her! She added a William Shakespeare quote sticker at the bottom for the sentiment then stripes of the black and white scalloped sticker below it to add more detail to her card.
Have you got Easter photos you are waiting to scrap? If so, check out this beautiful mini album designed by Shellye McDaniel for Authentique, using the Hope collection.
Kay Fatula created this beautiful card using the Authentique Summer range. We love the lift the gorgeous pops of yellow give this line.
Louise hasn't done a traditional event layout for this page using the Fancy Pants Park Bench range. Instead she's celebrated their family tradition of a walk on the beach on Father's Day, just as the weather is warming up. To add focus to the photo she's clearcut it and punched black circles that have been adhered with pop dots for dimension and arranged them to draw the eye upwards.
Stacey believes that Mother's Day is one of the most important days of the year. She feels truly blessed to be a Mum, it really is a love like no other. She wanted to create a tender and pretty page to show how much being a mum means to her. This Mother's Day was a special one filled with gifts and love, but she feels everyday is special with her boys.
Suz decided to play with some of her new Becky Higgins Project Life supplies to record the memory of last year's mother's day. Each of her children gave her vouchers with all sorts of promises (they're finding difficult to keep!) and the divided page protectors are the perfect holder for the actual vouchers. One set fits neatly into a 3x4 pocket, but her sons' needed a full 4x12 pocket, so Suz has cut down the centre of the bottom two pockets to create a larger one, and a handy Studio Calico Metal Flair Badge secures the join.
Rachelle Sigurdson is the queen of tattered texture and has created these beautiful cards and layout to celebrate being a mother in her signature style. With hand stitching distressed edges and pretty colours, she's combined the elements into a soft, feminine look with huge texture and detail. You can view more of Rachelle's work on her blog at:http://rachiebabe56.blogspot.com
Leeann took her colour inspiration from “love her madly” collection by glitz. It was the Navy, Pink and Grey that she really loved! This whole wedding set is kinda what Leeann would like to do. But more in a rainbow of colours and set in the country! This was such a great project to do, it allows you to semi arrange everything and fine tune it.
A jenni Bowlin chalkboard was a great idea to use for the table number. Leeann simply painted the frame white.
Leeann got her inspiration for the invite, save the date, reply, and thank you from searching on the net and looked at different types of ways invitation were made up. She was impressed with the embossed letterpress way with blocks of colours and type. Leeann is by no means a computer guru and had ago on her computer, creating shaped squares and rectangles using assorted type and shapes and her chosen colour combo.
On the backs there was space for a reply message.
All the invites were printed onto cardstock and back with kraft. Machine stitched in white and pink and washi tape was added for extra detail and colour. The name plate was created using a tiny canvas primed in gesso and washi tape strip. Bella boulevard navy alpha stickers and a button for extra detail was stitched in place.
A little cardstock and paper journal was made for the guests to write or doodle in creating memories from the day.
A tiny jar sits on the table full on confetti for the guests to toss. Handmade arrows were made as part of the table setting.
Just one of many photos to scrap from the day. Leeann created a collage style page using "love her madly" by Glitz. Which comes with an assortment of embellishments to help coordinate your pages. Leaving the focus on the photo.
Kim has used the Surf's Up range from Bella Blvd to create this great beach themed layout. Although the range has includes pink throughout, Kim says it was very easy to create a layout with no pink at all (since it featured her son and father-in-law). Kim loves the Bella Blvd paper tapes and used them to create a one of a kind border on this layout by layering a variety of different tapes. Kim says she particularly likes Bella Blvd paper tapes as they are a heavier weight than washi tape and can be removed and restuck easily.
These bright funky papers are fantastic to make a hip looking wedding card!! Jane stuck a cute little flag in one of the chipboard icon stickers, cut a sentiment from the vows paper and layered that on the card with some Washi tape.
When Jane popped out the letters from the chipboard icon sheet she loved the look that remained, so she just had to make a card with it!! She trim it and back it with the cloud paper, inserted a flag inside the ‘W’ and glued a couple within the ‘D’ section.
We’re big fans of the double layout here, and this one by Diane Payne can’t help but make us smile. She has used the appropriately titled Sunshine and Happiness collection to create this double page with sequential photos.
How sweet indeed is this layout by the talented Malika Kelly. She has used a mixture of collections to create the random pattern on this page, and notes how easy it is to mix and match the Bella Blvd ranges and still achieve harmony.
We loved the green and blue tones on the strong dark cardstock base in this gorgeous layout by Bella Blvd DT member Megan Klauer. She says that the inspiration came from some of the Designer Tapes which were just bunched together in a basket.. a happy accident that created a striking page.
Finally these wonderfully happy cards were created by Gretchen McElveen. We love her colour palette and the use of the pale greys from the Love & Marriage line that makes the brighter colours pop.
Louise created this bright layout using Heidi Swapp's Vintage Chic papers, combining them with a mixture of Prima for interest. She's based it on a Pagemaps sketch, adding her own touches to personalise it further.
The Heidi Swapp Colour Pop products are amazing and such fun to work with! Since it comes with a resist pattern, you can easily swipe some colour on and watch the colours and patterns pop up from the white papers! The possibilities are just endless. Iris Uy shows us here how she utilized different lines from the Heidi Swapp collections to create this fun and colourful page.
Here is another layout from Iris using the same Heidi Swapp collections... pretty amazing colours right?
Gail Lindner is a long-time Aussie scrapper who is always inspired by photos and the stories she wants to tell. For her daughter's first day of school, she wrote her a letter and wanted to include it on a scrapbook layout. She knew she wanted to use soft, pastel colours and the Heidi Swapp Serendipity line was perfect! Gail converted the photos to black and white to suit the soft colour palette. She used a simple grid design with the photos and a block of cardstock which she then embellished using colours pulled from the patterned paper. The cardstock "flaps" lift up to reveal the heartfelt journaling.
This stunning page was created by Missy Whidden from Florida, USA. Missy has been married for 13 years and has two beautiful daughters, ages 6 and 4. Missy is a stay-at-home mom and a fitness instructor. She began scrapping in the summer of 2006 when her mother-in-law asked her to help create a scrapbook for her husband. Missy was instantly hooked and began scrapping all of their travel photos. Missy’s first daughter was born a few months later, and she scrapped every photo she took of her! Missy now looks at scrapping as a part of her daily therapy. She loves paints, mists, washi tape, patterned paper...it's all just amazing!
Talented Heidi Swapp design team member Kim Jeffress has created this gorgeous card, layout and file album using a combination of ranges from Heidi. With her eye for colour, layering and design, Kim has created these beautiful and special projects in her inimitable style. You can see more of Kim's stunning work on her blog here.
Leeann's girls have been playing hockey for the last couple of years and she has certainly enjoyed watching them grow in this sport. They certainly are starting to get a reputation as the fierce Pearce girls! Leeann couldn't wait to dive into Crate Papers DIY collection. She loved the photo overlays, this was the starting point for the page. The ephemera pack has an assortment of dates, numbers, cards tabs, tags etc. Which Leeann used to help create matts and peek a boo tabs.
Danielle’s daughter started drama classes this year, so Danielle chose to focus on this activity for her double page layout. Since she can’t actually take photos during the drama class, Danielle used a variety of instagram photos she had taken of Sienna in various dramatic / make believe outfits and poses. With 8 photos and a teeny touch of journaling, she has captured the reason why the drama classes are such a success.
This page design is really flexible for multi-photo pages, especially at this small size, each photo being just a couple of inches square. While Danielle featured one row of photos, you could add a second or even third row above to expand on your story, or add more detailed journaling. Danielle also featured a couple of pages of the Smash ‘Play’ mini-book as paper elements, amid Fancy Pants ‘Down by the Shore’ patterned paper, Glitz Designs paper layers and a Cosmo Cricket tag.
Suz’s daughter is loving calisthenics at the moment and went away on her first mother-daughter Dance Camp recently. Suz has chosen to record snippets from this weekend in a layout using a whole mix of her favourite brands, from Studio Calico’s HeyDay, to Prima flowers, American Crafts thickers and the supercute Heidi Swapp mini envelopes. The sequins aren’t any scrapbooking brand but Suz had to include some to as a memory of all the ones she sewed on the weekend!
Louise W isn't a frilly girly girl and prefers a neutral look to a lot of her work, preferring to add detail through texture and layering instead. She's designed this range of wedding stationery using a Kraft cardstock as a base and creating a cohesive look with the rounded tag dies and adding texture with a Sizzix textured plate.
Louise wanted a quirky and fun look that was both masculine and feminine so chose a neutral scheme with a moustache theme running through the entire desire. Starting with a texture embossing plate has added a sophistication as well.
The inside of the invitations were created on the computer, printed onto kraft cardstock and then diecut. Keeping the fonts to only two typefaces also helps keep the look cohesive.
A matching envelope was created from the same kraft cardstock and addresses were added using the print out and diecut method.
A simple thank you note uses the same embossing plate as a background, layered with a pre-printed and diecut tag shape and highlighted with a little moustache as a reminder of the wedding.
A different take on a place marker was created with a jar of jellybeans, some bakers twine and a moustache and printed name tag glued onto a wooden skewer. The moustache doubles as a fun photo prop for the photos supplied as a small wedding favour.
Louise's handy helper demonstrates the photo prop name tag.
Louise easily created these little suitcases as a wedding favour using a Sizzix die. The sticker is a perfect match for the fact the suitcases houses a photo of the guest doing a moustache pose.
Louise has used the Teresa Collins He Said She Said range of papers and embellishments to create this layout celebrating her engagement. Layering the diecut strips gives the layout a quick and effect base to anchor the photo cluster and balance the page.
Iris had a blast with the beautiful vellum polaroid frames from Studio Calico. It was solid and vibrant enough to create stunning frames for photos, but since it was vellum and sheer, it also looked beautiful layered . The background was created by smearing texture pastes over Studio Calico Stencils.
To create this page, Iris used a two-step stencil from Studio Calico and applied two colors of mists, allowing it to blend in the middle to create a third colour. She then added Studio Calico fabrips to frame the pattern created with the stencil. Bits and pieces of rub-ons and die-cuts were used to embellish the circle patterns in the stencil.
Jill has used the Studio Calico Here and There pack to create a "Things to be Grateful For" Album to keep on hand.
By folding the Tag Album, painting on gesso and then spraying with the Mister Huey's mist, she has used that as the colour theme for the album which has been stitched together with complementary sheer ribbon.
Kathleen Graumüller is a 24-year old soon-to-be teacher from Germany, who discovered the world of scrapbooking some time in 2010. This layout features beautiful products from Studio Calico which has been beautifully utilized to create a page for one of her favourite photos of her love and herself, in their absolute favourite city in the world - Barcelona. They are head over heels in-love with this city and she enjoyed scrapping all of the memories they made there! She likes to incorporate white space in her layouts, but also love to mix different patterns, which is why she often uses the layering technique. Kathleen is likewise fond of adding some splatters of mist and some tags and labels here and there to complete the look of her page.
Sandy Ang is a paper-based crafter from the sunny, little island of Singapore. A cardmaker, scrapper and off-the-page project creator, she loves playing with lines and shapes to produce layered, textural and often dimensional items. In this fun layout she shared with us, Sandy mixed a number of Studio Calico elements to scrap these photos taken at a local car show of a 1965 Vespa Grand Sport. The basic design is a long vertical column intersected by a broad horizontal row. To create variety, Sandy split up the row into bands of different lengths and split the column into three segments with the photos in the bottom and an embellishment cluster on top. Beautiful, clean, and stunning! If you want to see more of Sandy’s work, you can check her blog here. Thanks Sandy!
Louise W created this layout using the So Noted range from Carta Bella. She's combined some Prima stamps with various frames to build a stacked block look to the cluster of photos and elements, adding focus but leaving white space and balance on the page.
This second layout from Louise was also created using the So Noted range from Carta Bella. She's created a soft watercolour background and while wet, torn strips which she's used in pieces around the photo edge to add colour and interest. She has finished the layout using a circle of Zazz glitter glue, created with a Crafters Workshop template.
The Cool Summer Collection from Carta Bella is gorgeous! The collection has very cute iconic summer images and pretty patterns. The colour palette has all your soft gelato colours of your favourite ice cream flavours. This whimsical and fun filled collection is perfect for card making and scrapbooking projects. Leanne had a lot of fun with the bright patterned papers creating these three cards.
Leanne felt the very cute cloud paper made the perfect backdrop for this card. After creating the pinwheel by hand from a 2 inch square Leanne then used pinking shears to create extra strips to decorate the tips of the pinwheel from the co-ordinating papers in the 6x6 paper pad. She used the stickers to personalise the card and also added some additional trims from her stash. To frame her card Leanne hand stitched and distressed the edge of the card front. .Leanne liked the way the beautiful soft pastels really work well together in these papers.
The classic combination of pink and brown is one of Leanne’s favourites. To make this card she combined these colours with a hint a turquoise found in the striped paper she chose. Using cloud dies to form the top of the cupcake and her trusty paper crimper for the bottom cupcake started to take shape. To finish it off she rolled a strip of paper around some twine to form a candle for on top of the cake. The good times ticket together with a couple of hand cut flags and a light application of some crystal glitter glue finished off the card. Leanne has used foam mounting tape under the good times ticket and cupcake top to add some dimension to her card.
Spots and checks are featured right throughout this collection and on this card Leanne used the multi spot paper together with a soft floral turquoise and plain pink to create this card. The inclusion of plain coloured paper in the 6x6 pad takes all the hassle out of colour matching your paper to cardstock. Leanne also used the greens and browns in the plain papers to create perfectly matched punched leaves as well. The die cut Sizzix border was trimmed and some crinkle ribbon was threaded through the punched edging of the border. To finish off the card Leanne used her distress tool and folded and sanded the paper to reveal the white paper border and applied glitter to the matching buttons.
The very talented Jen Chapin from the Carta Bella Design Team created this stunning layout using the Cool Summer collection. You can see how well she has used scraps of patterned paper to frame the photo. Her selection of embellishments includes chipboard pieces and brads from the Cool Summer collection. She has also added some machine stitching and used foam mounting tape to add dimension. Thank you so much for sharing your layout with us Jen!
Natasja Verbeek, another one of the clever Carta Bella Design Team members, has also used the cool summer range for this gorgeous layout! Natasja has used similar papers from the Cool Summer but given them a completely different look. Using a plain coloured base and die cutting and hand cutting the clouds she has created her own distinctive look. Incorporating patterns behind her die cut layer added dimension as well. The layout has lots of dimension with the foaming up of the clouds and the clustering of stickers and embellishments. It’s great to see just how versatile the collection is – thank you Natasja for sharing your layout with us too!
The beautiful layout, bookmark set and card were all created using Carta Bella products by the very talented Patricia Roebuck. Her eye for design and layered details bring the beautifully co-ordinated ranges to life. You can see more of her work on her blog here.