Friday, January 15, 2021

sweet baby mini albums | button farm club

 Good morning and happy January!!  It's a new year and I'm excited to share a couple of sweet little mini albums I designed for the Button Farm Kit Club! These fun flip books are perfect for documenting the sweet new baby photos you (a) already have or (b) will soon have!! These baby album kits would also be the sweetest gift for someone you know who might be expecting a little bundle of joy!! Here's a peek at the baby girl version:

Baby Girl Mini Album Kit by Wendy Sue Anderson for Button Farm Kit Club

Baby Girl Mini Album Kit by Wendy Sue Anderson for Button Farm Kit Club

Baby Girl Mini Album Kit by Wendy Sue Anderson for Button Farm Kit Club

Click HERE to see a  quick video flip through of all the pages and to purchase the baby girl album!

And here's a peek at the baby boy version:

Baby Boy Mini Album Kit by Wendy Sue Anderson for Button Farm Kit Club

Baby Boy Mini Album Kit by Wendy Sue Anderson for Button Farm Kit Club

Baby Boy Mini Album Kit by Wendy Sue Anderson for Button Farm Kit Club

These kits come with the product to make everything you see PLUS full color detail photos of each page and step-by-step instructions!!

Click HERE to see a quick video flip-through of all the pages and to purchase one for yourself!

Click HERE to purchase these kits from Button Farm Club and to see all of the other kits I've designed for them!  Creating these kits for YOU is one of my favorite things! Let me know if you order one - I'd love to hear from you!!



  

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

quick and easy christmas cards

I know it's a little late for mailing cards - but if you hand deliver holiday cards, these are quick and easy to put together.  I originally shared this project on the Pebbles Inc blog last year, but I didn't ever share it here - so I'm doing it now!  If nothing else, bookmark the idea for next year - these cares were super easy and I think they are pretty darn cute!

 I usually purchase photo cards to send out to the masses, but I like making handmade cards for a few special people in our lives. That being said, I always seem to run short on time, so it's a good idea to create a simple card and duplicate it using different papers and elements.
Easy Holiday Cards by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" Collection by @PebblesInc.

 I started by trimming a patterned paper to 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" - then I cut 1" from the bottom to create a coordinating paper strip to add to the card front.

Easy Holiday Cards by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" Collection by @PebblesInc.

Next, I cut white cardstock to 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" and stitched around the edges with green thread. (I love using my sewing machine on my projects!) I placed the white stitched piece in the center of the pattered background paper, then placed the 1" coordinating paper strip on top - I varied where I placed the coordinating strip.

Easy Holiday Cards by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" Collection by @PebblesInc.

Next, I added a tag from the coordinating tag set. I used foam adhesive behind some of them for a touch of added dimension. I also scrounged around in my ribbon scraps to find fun ribbons to tie through the holes of each one. As you can see, I tilted the tags slightly when I attached them over the white stitched piece.

Easy Holiday Cards by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" Collection by @PebblesInc.

Next, I added coordinating printed die-cut pieces to each card. Some are tucked slightly under the tag, some are overlapping on top. And finally, I added some gold puffy sticker thickers to some of the cards (the holly leaves and berries).

Easy Holiday Cards by Wendy Sue Anderson featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" Collection by @PebblesInc.

After they were complete, I attached all of the card fronts to white cardstock bases and now I have a start to my handmade cards for this year!

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you feel inspired to whip up a few festive cards yourself now!

oversized christmas ornament tags

Well hello friends, today I'm here to share a quick and easy last-minute Christmas craft! I first shared this project on the Pebbles Inc. blog last year - but I thought it was appropriate to share it here again!

When my kids were little, I started making oversized tags to designate stockings so dear old Santa didn't get confused when he tiptoed into our family room during the night. I thought it might help him out if he could locate the stocking (with each child's name), then place the stocking next to the gifts for that child. I think Santa appreciated my help, because it can sure get confusing for an old guy to keep everyone straight! ;) Here's a peek at the tags I made for old St. Nick this year:

Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection

Each tag is about 5" in size - so large enough to be easy to see, but small enough that I could fit all four on one sheet of paper - win/win. Here's a quick step-by-step photo set to show you how I made these!

First, here are the pieces. An ornament shape (about 5"), a coordinating circle, slightly smaller, a banner, the child's name (I cut mine with my Silhouette from white cardstock, but you could also use letter stickers!), and anything you might want to use for embellishment - I chose a printed die-cut, and some gold holly berries and leaves (thickers) :


Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection

Start with the ornament shape:


Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection

Add the slightly smaller circle:


Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection

Now add the banner shape - I used foam squares to attach my banner because I love the little bit of dimension it adds:


Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection


Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection

Now is the time to add the name over the banner:


Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection

Add embellishments now! Start with the coordinating printed die-cut:


Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection

Complete the tag by adding a bit of shimmer! These gold puffy holly berries and leaves are perfect:


Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection

Now old Mr. Claus will be sure to give the correct gifts to each kiddo!! Here's a closer look at all four completed tags:

Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection
Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection
Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection
Oversized Oranment Tags by Wendy Sue Anderson for @PebblesInc. featuring the "Merry Little Christmas" collection

Merry Christmas to all!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

holiday memories wreath

 Hi Friends! I just wanted to pop on and share this fun holiday memories wreath I made last year for Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine (You can still download the issue for free HERE!).  I thought it was a fun way to create some festive d├ęcor and document some sweet memories as well.


I cut a bunch of different types of leaves and greenery with several different shades of green cardstock.  Of course, I used my silhouette cameo for the cutting - I love this machine!

Holiday Memories Wreath by Wendy Sue Anderson

I added the cut out leaves/greenery to a wreath form I purchased at Michael's.

Holiday Memories Wreath by Wendy Sue Anderson

I also used products from the "Home for the Holiday" collection by Fancy Pants Designs. This collection is still available HERE! (Not an affiliate link)

Holiday Memories Wreath by Wendy Sue Anderson

Each photo was printed small (about 2" square) and matted on white cardstock. I added kraft photo corners and embellished with a cute printed die-cut.

Holiday Memories Wreath by Wendy Sue Anderson

I used little black clothespins to clip the photos around the wreath. And the entire wreath is hanging with a large black clip from Fancy Pants as well!

Holiday Memories Wreath by Wendy Sue Anderson

I love passing by this wreath and seeing my kiddos from Christmases past.
Memory keeping doesn't have to be limited to scrapbook pages!


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: