We hope you're ready to be inspired! We are looking forward to providing you with endless inspiration during these two weeks, with never-before-seen projects that will be featured in our CHA Summer booth display. We just know that you are going to love seeing all our new products in action. Our Design Team has been busy, busy, busy creating plenty of happiness with all of the new collections and products, and we are excited to finally share those projects with you!
The new Birthday Boy collection is such a fun and colorful collection, perfect for boys of all ages! And quite honestly, this collection works great for girls as well. You'll love the new Orange Stripe and Pickle Juice Chevron designs on the new Designer Tapes. The new little Orange Star and Gulf Square buttons add a fun touch to your projects, and the Birthday Boy additions to our flag collections are perfect for tucking here and there on projects! And check out the new Blueberry Sienna uppercase chipboard alphas, perfect for adding bold titles to your layouts!
“Birthday Boy Skype Party”, by Katherine McElvain.
This photo makes me smile! It captures a moment when my family is skyping with Grandma and Grandpa at my son’s birthday party. They live in Michigan and could not travel to be with us. Having them on the kitchen table via the computer for the first time was fun. If I remember correctly, Grandma was having a little trouble figuring things out, and Grandpa was reluctant to get into site of the camera. Possibly those were some of the reasons for all the smiles. I wanted to record this “skype party” because technology is such a big part of our lives and is ever changing. In the future it will be interesting to look back at this birthday celebration and explore how technology and celebrations have changed over time.
Birthday Boy: Icons, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Borders, About a Boy, Toadilly Cool, Just A Note; Flags: Birthday Boy 1; Button Market: Stars, Orange Stars; Designer Tape: Chevron Pickle Juice; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue
“Make a Wish” card, by Kathy Martin.
When you think about birthdays, what’s the first thing you think of? My mind goes straight to the cake! What’s a birthday celebration without it? I don’t want to know! For this card I used an yummy chipboard cake with matching patterned paper from the new Birthday Boy Collection. I love the candles with the stars for flames! Too cute!
Birthday Boy: Eat Cake, Ciao Chip; High Five Alphas: Blue; Button Market: Orange Stars
Cupcake Glassine Goody Bags & Altered Crate, by Sheri Feypel.
I've been hanging on to this wooden crate for a while knowing that I would eventually alter it. I covered each piece of wood on the frontand back with paper and sanded the edges so that it wouldn't curl up or peel off. I added the chipboard frog complete with some birthday flags to keep it festive! Once I was done I filled it up with the goodie bags for guests.
These little glassine goodie bags were really simple to make and look so cute! I made a bunch of them and didn't use a ton of product, plenty left over to scrapbook the photo's from the party:) I made them look like a each bag had a "prize ribbon" on them to reward guests. I jazzed it up a bit by covering mini clothespins with paper and use them to keep the bag closed.
Birthday Boy: Just A Note, About A Boy, Toadilly Cool, Borders, Cute Cuts, Chipboard Icons, Alpha+Bits Stickers
The new Birthday Girl collection is such a cute, girly collection, perfect for little and big girls! You'll love the new Gulf dot and Punch chevron designs on the new Designer Tapes. The new Purple Flower and Hot Pink Flower buttons add a fun touch to your projects, and the Birthday Girl additions to our flag collections are perfect for tucking here and there on projects! And check out the new Punch Sienna uppercase chipboard alphas, perfect for adding bold titles to your layouts!
“Cake Smash”, by Megan Klauer.
I love the new large photo trend lately. I printed this cutie at 12x8 and began layering the Birthday Girl papers & embellishments around it. The upper right corner of my photo had some great "empty or white" space which lead to the perfect spot for my title work. I cut the bottom of one of the stickers from the Just Write sheet to create the "Cake" portion of my title.
Birthday Girl: Celebrate, Borders, Sugar Rush, Miles of Smiles, Cute Cuts, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alpha: Punch; Designer Tapes: Punch Chevron, Gulf Dot; Flags: Birthday Girl 2; Crochet Flowers: Dahlia, Daises
"Celebrate in Style" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
What's not to love about a girly birthday line?! With lots of pink and purple, it is perfect for birthday-themed projects like this card, but it can also be used for sweet little girl layouts!
Birthday Girl: Dancing Queen, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Chipboard Icons
Thanks for joining us for our first week of Endless Inspiration! We will be back for another full week of sharing CHA Summer projects with you, starting on Monday!
Also, be sure to stop by Stephanie's blog today, as she is giving away a Birthday Girl collection to one lucky reader ;)