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April 29, 2013

Thanks Card

I created this card with a couple of challenges in mind plus I needed a thank you card.  The background of the card was embossed with the Darice Buttons embossing folder.  I added some buttons to the card for a pop of color.  Scalloped circles were used to create more buttons.
I added several colors of Trendy Twine to the buttons and finished the card off with a sentiment from Docerela stamps using only a portion of the entire sentiment.
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April 25, 2013

Life Layout

For this layout, I went into my stash for many of the items.  The doily was cut from the Holiday Cakes cartridge and the flowers from the Flower Shoppe cartridge.
The title was created using chipboard letters which were also in my stash of goodies.  They coordinated perfectly with the paper.
The border was punched from the Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch.  I inked it on the edges.
A small paper button was left over from another project so I added it to the center of the flower with a touch of Stormy Trendy Twine.  The small photo mat was also outlined with the twine.
Some paper flowers with pearl centers along with layered flower stickers were used as embellishments.
The "Live Laugh Love" sentiment was added to a hand cut flag and accented with a few more flowers.
A couple of journaling tags also from my stash were tucked behind the photo mats.  I added some twine to each of the tags.
Challenges:
Party Time Tuesdays - Tic Tac Toe - Button, Twine, Flower

April 22, 2013

True Love Layout

This single page layout was created using Gypsy Wanderings for the title, Holiday Cakes for the doily and Flower Shoppe for the flowers.
The Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch was used on the top and bottom of the layout.  Lemon Tart Trendy Twine was used to accent the flower banners.  
The negative piece from the heart in the title was outlined with Nautical Trendy Twine and used as an embellishment.
The flags were cut by hand to create the banner along the bottom of the photo mat.  Some more twine was used to adhere the banner together.
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April 18, 2013

Beauty Layout

This layout was created using the Holiday Cakes cartridge for the doily, Cricut Essentials for the buttons and Flower Shoppe for the flowers.
I layered my doily on top of another doily from my stash and split the two in half to use on each of the pages.
The border on the sides of the layout was created by using the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice and Diamond Fence Trim punches.  The two borders were adhered together.
The title was a chipboard sticker from my stash which was added to a large hand cut flag and embellished with Posy Trendy Twine.
Several coordinating chipboard stickers were added throughout the two pages.  I used a couple of journaling tags on my layout and added a couple of them to my hand cut tags behind the photo mats.
A ribbon trim from my stash was used on the photo mats.  A few paper flowers, buttons and twine bows finished off the layout.
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April 15, 2013

Bee Happy Layout

Today is my design day over at Trendy Trendy and I created this double page 12x12 layout.  The layout was designed using three different cartridges, Teddy Bear Parade for the "bee" bear, Sentimentals for the title and the flying bee and Teresa Collins Basics for the honeycomb and scalloped circle.
To create this layout, I used some scraps I had left over from other projects.  The colors seemed to work well with the cuts for this layout.  A couple of flags were also hand cut from the scraps.
I used the EK Success Pointed Flower Punch along the border at the bottom of the layout.  The photo mats were tied with a bow from Lemon Tart Trendy Twine.
The top layer of the title was embossed with the Preserves Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The bee was embellished with Stickles and some pearl stickers.  A twine flight path was added with the bee flying away.
I added lots of different paper flowers to the layout.  Pearl stickers were used for the centers of the flowers.
The "bee" bear was inked on the edges and embellished with Stickles.  I used the Peachy Keen Critter Faces stamps for the face.  A double Trendy Twine bow with a paper flower finished off the "bee" bear.
Come link up your creations at the Trendy Twine monthly challenge and check out the store.
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April 11, 2013

Smile Layout

This layout was originally designed to be a single page layout, however, I added a symmetrical page to make it a double page layout with two photo mats.
The title was cut from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge and the flowers from the Flower Shoppe cartridge.
The title was cut twice and adhered with foam pop dots between the two layers for added dimension.  A flower from my stash was added to the title.
The chipboard sentiment came from my stash and was added to a hand cut flag.  Most of the cuts were inked on the edges.
The flowers were also popped up on foam dots and embellished with a bling center.  Blue Berry Trendy Twine was added to create a stem for the flowers.
Another hand cut flag was added to the second page of the layout and finished off with a triple twine bow.
The scalloped circles around the photo mats were punched from a 1 inch scallop punch.
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April 8, 2013

Trendy Twine Group Design Day

Welcome to the April Trendy Twine group design day!  This month we are featuring Lemon Tart which is a pretty twist of yellow and white twine.  For my project, I created this elegant birthday card.
I used a scallop punch for the squares and added a tag cut from the Lacy Labels cartridge.  The paper flowers were layered on a twine looped flower and finished off with a pearl embellishment.  The sentiment is from Docerela stamps and popped up on foam for added dimension.
We would like to invite you to link up your creations for our monthly challenge.  Also, check out the store for your favorite twine colors here.
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April 4, 2013

Happy Birthday Layout

This simple layout was created using the Elmo's Party cartridge.  I found this cartridge about a year ago on clearance and could not pass it up because of the price.  I have finally broken it out of the clamshell to use it on this layout.
The cartridge has a fun font on it and the die cuts are super easy to layer.  I added a party hat to Elmo and brightened it up with some yellow Stickles.
I trimmed off the string on each of the balloons and added Black Licorice Trendy Twine for the string.
For the two balloons, I just tied the twine together in a knot to create a small bouquet.
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April 1, 2013

Laughter and Smiles Layout

Today I am sharing a springtime layout which started with a sketch from Pinterest that I slightly modified to make it my own.
The title was cut from the Cheerful Seasons cartridge, the octagons from George and Basic Shapes and a few of the flower from Flower Shoppe!
The die cuts were inked on the edges for added dimension.  Stormy Trendy Twine with a double bow was added to the photo mats.
Several different paper flowers in coordinating colors with pearl sticker centers were added to the layout.
The tag was hand cut and embossed with the Modern Wallpaper Cuttlebug embossing folder.  The "perfect" sentiment chipboard came from my stash and was adhered to burlap.  The tag was embellished with some tulle, jute, ribbon, flowers and a twine bow.
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