Wednesday, June 13, 2018

quick and easy girl squad cards | pebbles inc.

Good morning!  I wanted to share a few cards I created with the "Girl Squad" collection by Pebbles Inc.!  Before I share my cards, I have to say that this is one of my favorite Pebbles collections yet; the colors and patterns are so modern and happy!!  I had so many fun ideas swirling around in my head when I opened the package with these adorable products, but I settled on making something I'm always (always, always, always) needing - birthday cards!  These patterns and colors are perfect for any girl - young or old(er)! ;)  The mix of bold patterns really makes for a unique card - nothing like you can buy in the store - which is what handmade cards are all about, right?  Here's a look at the cards I whipped up.  OH, and I decorated the white envelopes to coordinate as well!  Check them out:Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. And they truly live up to the blog title - quick and easy!  Here's how to make it yourself: First, start by cutting various patterned pieces (these are from the 6x6 paper pad).  The base should be 4" x 5 1/4."  The pink dotted paper is 4" x 3" and the black gingham is actually from one of the tear strips, trimmed down to 4" wide.  The striped paper is was cut into a half-circle shape and is 4" wide along the flat edge. Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. After these pieces have been cut, assemble them like this: Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. Next, tie white twine around the card: Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. Now you'll want to gather stickers, puffy stickers, ephemera, etc. Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. Use them to embellish the circle. I used foam adhesive behind the die-cut pieces for a little bit of dimension. Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. Adding a sentiment is the next step.  You can use digital die-cut shapes, metal dies, stickers, etc. to add a sentiment. Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. That completes the card front!  Finally, place this entire piece on a white card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. If you want to create a fun coordinating envelope, pull out some washi tape (this is from the Sunshiny Days collection) and stickers or die-cuts. Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. Just add a strip of tape and a few embellishments!  Super cute and easy, right? Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. Finally, here's a look at the complete set: Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. And while you're at it, you should probably whip up at least one more of these quick and easy cards with coordinating envelopes! Create these quick and easy cards and coordinating envelopes by @WendySue (@WendySueA) with the "Girl Squad" collection from @PebblesInc. Supplies I used to make these cards:


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Monday, June 11, 2018

travelers notebook | disney mini album | echo park paper

Hello friends! I am so excited to introduce you to Echo Park's brand new line of Travelers Notebooks!  I was so excited to use the "Wish Upon a Star" themed Notebook Inserts and accessories to create a fun little album commemorating our most recent trip to Disneyland!  Here's a look at the supplies I gathered before sitting down to create my notebook.
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
And this is what the cute planner looks like on the inside, before it's all filled up with magic!  Aren't those polkadots the cutest? See those little elastics in the middle?  They will hold up to four inserts!
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
Along with the travelers notebook products, I used the coordinating "Wish Upon a Star" collection kit, including the stickers and ephemera tags, rub-ons, and puffy stickers!
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
Here's what you see when you open the notebook with the inserts. Note the fun pockets in the front flap! And don't forget the pen loop in the back cover!
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
 The inserts come in several formats: blank inserts, lined inserts, daily calendar inserts, pocket folder insert, and there's even a zipper pocket insert and a photo sleeve insert! I added the blank insert,
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
the daily calendar insert (I'll show you more of these in a minute):
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
the pocket folder - which is perfect for holding little pieces of ephemera, such as receipts, maps, tickets, etc:
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
and the zipper pocket insert, which is perfect for holding anything that you want to keep "loose" in your notebook. One side has the zipper:
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
And the other side has pockets with openings to slip paper inside:
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
Okay, now for the fun part!  Here's the first page of my little travel album, all embellished and ready to go.
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
I used an alphabet designer die to cut the letters for "March" and a stamp set to add the year. Then I added some fun little ephemera pieces:
  "Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
The first page explains what the purpose/theme of my project:

"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
 I covered the left side with patterned paper and added journaling, a photo, and embellishments to the right side.  The key with these notebooks is to limit the "bulk" so the pages are pretty much flat.  This allows you to close the notebook, even when it's full of good thoughts and memories!
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
My notebook is a work in progress, because I want to have my kids contribute to the journaling, so several of the pages are complete, except for the journaling.  I want to include their memories, their thoughts, and several "favorite" lists throughout the notebook.
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
On this spread, I chose to fill the entire left page with an oversized photo - easy to print on my home printer, or just crop down a photo printed at a lab. Oh, and how about those cute coordinating photo corners!  Aren't they fun??
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
It's fun to have tags tied with ribbon hanging off the top of the pages - this is a great way to add some dimension without adding bulk to the inside!
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
And don't get me started about these DARLING rub-ons.  They go on like butter and they are SO cute!!
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
I stacked two photos on the left side of this page, and backed them with patterned paper from the full-size collection kit:
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
I used extra patterned paper, a small card from the 6x6 Paper Pad, and a star from the ephemera pack to create a little tag for the bottom of the right page:
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
And look how nicely the stickers work for titles!
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
Remember the puffy stickers I mentioned earlier?  They are just the right amount of "puffy" and do not add much bulk, but a fun texture!
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
Don't forget how fun it is to add rub-ons directly to your photos too!
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
Adding a few strips of patterned paper here and there is the perfect way to tie things together:
"Wish Upon A Star" Disney themed Traveler's Notebook by Wendy Sue Anderson for #EchoParkPaper
The best thing about creating with our Travelers Notebooks is that there are NO rules!  Use them however they work best for you! My main project was created in the Daily Calendar insert, but I am not using it as a calendar.  The numbers serve more as page numbers, rather than dates.  We can't wait to see how YOU use our Travelers Notebooks for your projects!  Be sure to share with us and tag us on instagram and facebook so we can see your projects!!
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