Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fun with Ribbon and Trims

If you are like me, you like all of the fun embellishments that we, as papercrafters, can use in our stamping and scrapbooking projects. This video, from CTMH, shares some wonderful ideas to step your project up to the next level!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Tommy's on the Paper Trail Blog Hop!

This month, the Paper Trail bloggers are showing artwork featuring the bold colors and nautical feel of the Tommy paper collection. Wait until you see what this paper has inspired! If you have arrived here from Connie's blog, you're on the right track, but then, as  a always, it's circular hop so you can start anywhere!

I must admit that once I started working with this paper collection, it was tough to stop. The crisp clean colors are right up my alley and the theme calls my name being a Navy wife! First of all, let's take a look at my hinged display tray. This was my first time making one of these and I could do them over and over. It amazed me to see how quickly it came together with just a sprinkling of photos, a bit of paper and a few embellishments! It's like a little story in a frame!

Let's move on to some quick cards to say thank you to a favorite someone! On this card, you will find a bit of paper along with some of the coordinating embellishments.

                                              

If you look closely, you will see that each pair of cards is the same pattern with the same paper but each card sports slightly different embellishments. It was so simple!

But wait! What if you are all ready to make up some layouts now that you've fallen in love with these papers? I've got that covered too! Let's take a peek... 

Notice that all three layouts feature the same pattern. Rotated in different directions and switched from side to side you can have a new look each time. This layout sports a collection of pennants that is so quick to do with a combination of Cricut cuts and Complements Canvas Shapes!

Moving on, our next layout uses a bit of hemp knotted down the left-hand side of the page and embellished with more of the canvas shapes, this time popped up for a bit of dimension. Can you see that it is the same pattern as the first layout?
Lastly, we have an especially quick layout, simply embellished and done in the blink of any eye. Do you see the descriptive words displayed on the banner shape in the upper left-hand corner of the left page? Can you guess where I got those? If you guessed from the zip strip on the edge of the patterned paper, you're right! You may also that when placing the spinner canvas shape in the lower right-hand corner of the right page, I placed the arrow piece beyond the larger empty space. Why? That space is the perfect place to add a tiny bit of journaling. It may only be a date or name, but it may be just the thing you need to finish your page.

Now it's time to hop on over to Tracey's blog to see what she has to offer! Enjoy!