Friday, April 27, 2012

National Scrapbook Day!

National Scrapbook Day is right around the corner!  Be sure to check out the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog for all the details!  There are lots of prizes to be had!  You won't want to miss it!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nifty Gifty with Swoon

Little Yellow Bicycle has recently released the new Swoon Collection. Today, the design team has come up with some ways to use it for wedding gifts. There are so many pretty ideas on the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog!  Be sure to check out what the other design team members have created!

I chose to alter a paper mache book box.  This is the perfect size to hold all those little things that you want to keep from your wedding and to do it in one place. 

I used a wide black satin ribbon around my box to give the look of it being tied closed.  I also added some clear stickers from Deja Veiws to the 'binding'. 

Here, you can see the way I did the 'pages'.  I used striped paper for this part instead of trying to make it look like actual pages.  The lacy accents on this paper give it more detail.  Love that.  To cover the place where my paper met, I just glued on some silver ball trim.  Super easy!  Finally, I couldn't resist adding a little silver heart charm.

In this close-up, you can see the layers.  Check out those little silver sequined flowers!  I am wild about how pretty they are!  Such a perfect little accent to stand alone or center the flowers from the flower kit! 

This is the inside cover of my box.  I wanted the book to easily open, so instead of having the ribbon actually go around the box, I cut it and glued it down to the inside edge.  To cover the ends, I added one of the journaling cards.  This is where I can put the names and dates of the wedding. 

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Treat Bags with Bo Bunny

For the Bo Bunny Blog, some of us were asked to make Easter Treat Holders. Since I don't have little ones at home any more, I decided to make some that were more for some grown ups in my life.

These are super simple and were made from some little treat bags.  
Bo Bunny makes the most wonderful card kits and I couldn't resist taking them outside of the envelope (pun intended! lol) and onto the front of my little bags!

Adding some doodles to the outside of the white cardstock shape makes it stand out more.  I also added a glittery brad to the center of the flower for a bit more dimension.

Again, some little doodles and a glitter brad flower center.
Tie a bright colored bow to add an extra touch!

Add a couple of punched borders and use foam dots for dimension.  Quick and easy!

Be sure to check out the Bo Bunny Blog for inspiration!  There is something new posted every weekday to inspire you!


My First Day at Little Yellow Bicycle!

I am so excited (and a little nervous) about my first day at
 Little Yellow Bicycle
I got to play with the new Swoon Collection and let me tell you, it's a winner!  It is a gorgeous wedding collection of primarily black, white and grey with some gorgeous silver accents.  Just so perfect for wedding pages.

For my first time to play with it, I couldn't resist doing a wedding page, although I was really tempted to do some Prom pages with it.  I'm quite sure that I will be using it for Prom and other pages soon!

So, here is my page. 

Special Day

This is a picture of one of the girls that I have watched grow up.  It's so hard for me to believe that all of these 'children' are old enough to be getting married!  I chose this particular picture because I love the look on her face.  Such a beautiful girl and such a sweet picture!

I decided to share a close-up on my blog to show some of the layers on the page and some of the terrific embellishments.  It's such a beautiful collection. 

To see the instructions for how I used the Die-Cut paper and more close-ups,
drop by the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog!