Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Little Yellow Bicycle - Just Because

All the bright and beautiful elements in the Little Yellow Bicycle Just Because Collection make me want to use them all the time! Add in some of the new Naturals and it's a match made in heaven!

This photo of my daughter and her friend was a natural fit with this collection. There are so many elements that reference friendship. Because these girls have been friends since they were 4 years old, it seems to them that they have known each other always.
You Make Me Smile
 I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Naturals buttons and flowers!!! With the buttons in the centers of the flowers, I couldn't resist adding some of the other wood buttons.

Tip: Try mixing Naturals borders with other borders for different textures. I layered the Naturals Canvas Border with one of the Just Because Canvas Borders and finished it off with a sticker border.
Be sure to check out the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog for more inspiration from the Biker Chicks!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bo Bunny - Isabella Collection

The Isabella Collection is so soft and beautiful.  The pale greys and creams go so beautifully with the pink accents.  I couldn't resist adding in some of the blossoms and some stitches with it.  With three sizes of doilies, Bo Bunny has given endless possibilities for using them.  On this layout, this soft picture just seemed to need to be surrounded by the lace edges.
Sweet Sisters
I used the largest doilie to frame the picture.  I printed it 5x5 and then cut it into a circle.
My mom is a quilter and I got excited when I saw this print on one of the papers.  Quilters call them feathers which is kind of fun since real feathers are the rage in scrapbooking right now.  :)
The blossoms are just so pretty!  I layered them with a bit of fussy cut paper and some chipboard. 
Be sure to check out the Bo Bunny Blog for more inspiration and some great ideas with all the new collections!!  There is something for everyone! 


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines with Little Yellow Bicycle

It's that time of year... the little ones are getting their Valentine's Day Cards together and ready to head off to school carrying extra treats!  How about doing something a little different for the teachers or even for one of your friends to say Happy Valentine's Day?
Last week, one of my Facebook friends commented about how she found out about something her child needed for school the next day. When did she find out? Why, the night before, of course! This is my answer to that for Valentine's Day!
I used the red and white elements from the Just Because collection.  I couldn't resist adding a touch of blue.  Who says that Valentines can only be red, white and pink?
This one is made with a heart cookie cutter. I doubt that I spent more than 5 minutes on it. I just used the Little Yellow Bicycle Vellum tape on the outside, popped it in a bag and tied a bow at the top. To add a bit more detail, I punched a hole in a Clear Cut, added a tiny jewel and tied it to the top.

Tip: Cookie Cutters can be found in several places around each of the holidays. Try checking your local craft store, grocery store or even discount stores.
This one is another super quick one. I had these clear cups on hand. I just punched a border from paper and adhered it to the bottom of the cup. Next, I wrapped a sticker border along the very bottom border. For the tie-on, I used a couple of pieces of chipboard and another tiny jewel.

Tip: If you take a closer look, you can see that to make the border fit better along the bottom of the cut, I scored it on the bottom side and then clipped between the scallops.
This one is a bit more time consuming, but still very easy and quick. For it, I used a clear transparency sheet. It also takes very limited supplies. I punched a couple of 12 inch strips and a thin piece of paper for the edges. Working while it was flat, I added the borders to the edges. Next up, I taped it together to make the cylinder. Put your candy in another clear bag that is already inside the cylinder. Tie a bow on the open end to close. On the closed end of the bag, tie a bow and then clip the edges. Finsh off with a punched heart, a little heart sticker and another tiny jewel.

Tip: You can get 4 to six of these out of each single sheet of transparency paper. One sheet goes a long way! Also, make sure that the edge you are adding the borders too is no more than 6 inches. This will save you time by making each punched strip work for two sides.
Be sure to stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle Blog for more inspiration!