Wednesday, June 10, 2020

monochromatic card set | pebbles inc.

Hello friends!! Today I'm sharing a quick and easy card set featuring a monochromatic theme! I originally shared this project on the Pebbles Inc. blog, here. It's been a long time since I've attempted a monochromatic project, and I'd forgotten how much fun it is! There were many colors I could have chosen - so many gorgeous options - but ultimately, I settled on the beautiful pink/coral color from the "This is Family" collection.

monochromatic cards by wendy sue anderson for pebbles inc.
I loved flipping through the gorgeous paper stack, choosing matching colors and mixing fun patterns. Then, digging through my big glass jar filled with buttons, I was able to find the perfect accents for my card set. It was fun and easy, and after I chose the supplies, the cards came together so easily! 

Here's what you'll need for each card:

monochromatic cards by wendy sue anderson for pebbles inc.

And here's the easy process of assembling all the pieces:
Start with the blank card base, add the largest blog of patterned paper, then place the diagonally cut piece on top, lining up the edges.


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Next, place the long strip over the seam and trim the edges.
Next, place the 3x4 pieces, slightly offset.
monochromatic cards by wendy sue anderson for pebbles inc.monochromatic cards by wendy sue anderson for pebbles inc.

Finally, add the buttons with glue dots - tied with white thread.
monochromatic cards by wendy sue anderson for pebbles inc.
Now that you know how quick and easy it is...make a few more!!
monochromatic cards by wendy sue anderson for pebbles inc.
monochromatic cards by wendy sue anderson for pebbles inc.

monochromatic cards by wendy sue anderson for pebbles inc.

Supplies I used:


Monday, June 08, 2020

family layout | pebbles inc.

I shared a layout featuring my family and a little introduction of myself over on the Pebbles blog last week.  I thought I'd share here as well!

Hi Pebbles friends! I've been around for a while, but many of you haven't...so first of all - WELCOME! I'm Wendy Sue and I am a tried and true Pebbles fan! I love creating cards, layouts, and all things paper with the fun and beautiful designs created by the talented team at Pebbles! I thought I'd share a few tidbits about myself, along with a layout I created recently.

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

The most important part of my life...my whole life...are the people in this photo! My family. My husband. Three sons. One daughter. And one son-in-law.

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

We live in a high mountain valley in Utah. It's the beginning of June and there's still snow - just a hop, skip, and a jump away!! We love it here. We enjoy all things outdoors - hiking, biking, walking, swimming, boating - all the things!!

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

When I'm not outside, you can usually find me creating something fun with paper. Or reading a good book. Or baking my favorite cookies.

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

My degree (and my day job) is in accounting...so I'm pretty much working with paper in one way or another all the time. I also enjoy teaching people how to make beautiful projects, document their memories, and create cards to share with special people! Here's a quick little tutorial for the subtle little shaker box at the bottom of my layout (did you see it?).

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

Start by stitching two vellum "pockets" onto patterned paper. I trimmed this fun polkadot paper to 11" x 11" and added two pieces of vellum - one to the top and one to the bottom - the middle will be covered by the photo and coordinating paper later.

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

Make sure to leave the top part of the bottom piece open (stitch the left, bottom, and right edges only)

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

You can find some confetti, or use one of the puffy stickers from the collection (if you don't think you'll use it otherwise).

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

Cut open the sticker.

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

Pour in the confetti.

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

Now stitch along the top to close the shaker! And finish building the layout on top of it.

Family layout by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Lovely Moments" collection by @PebblesInc.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - I hope you're inspired to try something new. Come back soon!!

And here are some quick links to the products I used for this page:

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

fairy tails gift bags | doodlebug design

Once upon a time I was on the Doodlebug design team! For some reason, I neglected to share some of my projects here...but it's not too late - so I'm sharing now! This project was created for a team-wide "Off the Page" Challenge!  I love having cards, gift bags, and tags on hand so I can wrap a gift in a fun, unique way at a moment's notice. Here's what I created using the darling "Fairy Tales" collection:


Let me show you some of the details!  I used patterned papers, including the 4x4 cards on each bag.  On this one, I really wanted to use those sparkly rainbow sprinkles, they are just too cute!


Don't you agree?


Here's the next bag - I used some cute heart sprinkles in place of the raindrops below the clouds. 



Speaking of clouds, I layered several different types and I love how they just pop right off the bag:


And finally, the cutest dang cupcake doodle-pop ever is the star of this bag:



I'm so excited to see that many of these products are still available, even though I created this project years ago!!