Saturday, September 08, 2018

happy birthday cards | carta bella paper

Hi friends!  Just wanted to share a couple of birthday cards I whipped up with the "Gone Camping" collection from Carta Bella!  I just love the illustrations in this collection and thought the 3x4 cards would be really fun on a set of cards.
Happy Birthday Card duo by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Gone Camping" Collection by #CartaBellaPaper
I used the 3x4 cards, a few other patterned papers, and some stickers to create both cards.  They are pretty much the same design with a few little tweaks.
Happy Birthday Card duo by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Gone Camping" Collection by #CartaBellaPaper
Happy Birthday Card duo by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Gone Camping" Collection by #CartaBellaPaper
I also put my manual die-cutting machine to work for these cards!  The stitched circles and the little tags, in addition to the "Happy Birthday" sentiment were all created with dies!
Happy Birthday Card duo by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Gone Camping" Collection by #CartaBellaPaper
Happy Birthday Card duo by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Gone Camping" Collection by #CartaBellaPaper
Thanks for stopping by the blog - I hope you found some inspiration for using the "Gone Camping" collection today!
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Thursday, September 06, 2018

let's party card | carta bella paper

Sometimes I find that I love bits and pieces of themed collections so much that I want to use them on projects with different themes!  This alpaca was just begging to be used on a fun birthday card, don't you think?? Party Card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Pack Your Bags" Collection by #CartaBellaPaper

 I just couldn't wait to share this card I created with the "Pack Your Bags" collection!

Party Card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Pack Your Bags" Collection by #CartaBellaPaper

I cut the alpaca card from the 3x4 card sheet, then I trimmed it a bit more - cutting the text from the bottom - you'll see what I did with it in just a minute.  Then I pulled out one of my favorite dies, an oldie, but a goodie, the "Let's Party" set, to cut the words and balloons for my card. Of course, I added a bit of stitching with my sewing machine (because I LOVE it), and I added a sticker with a few foam pop dots too.

Party Card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Pack Your Bags" Collection by #CartaBellaPaper
To complete the card, I added the text portion of the 3x4 card, along with a few stickers to the INSIDE of my card!
Party Card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Pack Your Bags" Collection by #CartaBellaPaper
My challenge to you is to think outside the box and try to use one of our themed collections for something other than the intended theme! :)

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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

autumn thanks card | echo park paper

Even though it's still in the 90's, I'm starting to get excited for Autumn (my favorite season!!)!  I'm sure part of my excitement is being encouraged by the fun new products I have been playing with!  The "Celebrate Autumn" collection from Echo Park Paper is perfect for getting me (and YOU) in the mood for fall! In addition to the beautiful patterned papers, this collection also has coordinating designer products - embossing folders, decorative tape, dies, and more!  Here's a quick and easy card I created:

Thanks card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Celebrate Autumn" collection and designer products by #EchoParkPaper

Here are a few close-ups too.  See the beautiful embossing on the linen cardstock?

Thanks card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Celebrate Autumn" collection and designer products by #EchoParkPaper

I used one of the designer dies to cut the "thanks" sentiment from the coordinating solid paper.

Thanks card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Celebrate Autumn" collection and designer products by #EchoParkPaper

Thanks card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Celebrate Autumn" collection and designer products by #EchoParkPaper

Thanks for checking in today - is anyone else ready for Autumn?!?

Thanks card by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Celebrate Autumn" collection and designer products by #EchoParkPaper

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

not-so-spooky halloween layout | pebbles inc.

Well, hello friends! I'm so happy to join you today to share a fun, new, not-so-spooky Halloween layout!!  I know the thermometer outside is still reading 90 degrees, but once Labor Day is over, all bets are off...and I'm in the mood for AUTUMN!  Which includes HALLOWEEN!  Yay!! I really do love this time of year.  I try to stretch it out and make it last as long as I possibly can. My very first fall project this year was to scrapbook a fun photo from last Halloween.  It's tradition for us to all meet at my parent's home early on Halloween evening and take a picture of all the cousins that can make it.  It's fun to put them all in one album and watch the kids grow up and reminisce about silly Halloween costumes!

  Halloween Layout by @WendySueA featuring the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc ! 

The new "Midnight Haunting" collection is definitely one of my favorite Halloween collections ever!  I love the gold foiling and wanted to really showcase it on my page!

  Halloween Layout by @WendySueA featuring the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc ! 

I cut a "frame" from the black text paper and added the vellum with gold foil spiderwebs behind it.  I loved the transparency of the vellum, but ultimately decided I wanted a bit more color, pattern, and stability to my layout.  With that in mind, I added three strips of patterned paper across the back.  Here's a little trick for you.  I used some really old washi tape to secure everything to the back of the black "frame" and then I stitched around it with sewing machine!  It's not pretty on the back, but it got the job done.  I use washi tape to temporarily secure things all the time— it's a great tool!  Here's a peek at the back:

  Halloween Layout by @WendySueA featuring the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc !

The thickers, stickers, chipboard pieces, and brads add such amazing depth and texture to this page.

  Halloween Layout by @WendySueA featuring the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc !Halloween Layout by @WendySueA featuring the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc !  

Seriously, check out that foiling - doesn't it just make you swoon? 

Halloween Layout by @WendySueA featuring the "Midnight Haunting" collection from @PebblesInc !  

Are you ready for Autumn?  Have you scrapbooked your Halloween photos from last year?  I challenge you to pull them out (or print them out) and create a fun page with this amazing collection! Supplies I used: