Happy Monday everyone! After a fun month consisting of our Patriotic Week feature, our CHA Reveal Week, our two Endless Inspiration Week features, and our Birthday Week feature, we are just about ready to get back to our regular blogging schedule. More inspiration days, sketches, guest designers, layout days, card days, and even some tutorials. They are all coming up, starting on Wednesday.
But before we get back to those regular features, we wanted to share some more of our CHA booth projects. These aren't the last of them, as you will still be seeing more in the weeks to come, scattered in with our monthly projects.
“Our Home”, by Megan Klauer.
When I first saw the new Thankful line I knew exactly which photo I was going to use for it. I once again printed the photo as a 12x8 and the sun flare in the upper left corner served as the perfect place for my title. I cut the clouds in half from both the Cute Cuts sheet as well as the Chipboard Icons to extend them a bit further.
Thankful: Borders, Cute Cuts, Turkey Tracks, Homey, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Blueberry; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue; Flags: Thankful 1, Thankful 2
"Brothers", by Laura Vegas.
The brown circle patterned paper from the Birthday Boy collection paired up so nicely with the other papers I choose from the Thankful collection, to scrap these photos I took of my friend's boys. I also went through my collection of flags, and pulled out flags from several different sets that would coordinate with this boy layout. To add a bit of interest to my striped strip of patterned paper, I punched out some half circles from an additional strip of paper. I adhered them to punched circles of thin chipboard, sanded down the edges, and then adhered them to the strip on my layout, matching up the stripes.
Thankful: Burlap, Turkey Tracks, Borders, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Birthday Boy: Streamers; Family Dynamix: Quadrants; Ciao Chip Elements: Trees; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Chevron; Flags: Boy, Camping, Thankful 2, Fall; Button Market: Neutrals Mix, Wood Mix, Bursts
"Fall Fun At The Park", by Sheri Feypel.
I started this layout with no idea in mind other than a tree with buttons. I sketched out the tree and handstitched it. I added several buttons as "leaves." I think it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself :) I then decided the placement of my picture and created a base for it with Designer Tape. It is a subtle effect that is cute, doesn't take away from the tree, and helps my photo to stand out on the page.
Thankful: Burlap, Homey, Borders, Perfect Day, Chipboard Icons; Designer Tape: Pony Dot; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue; Button Market: Outdoors, Aqua Flowers, Neutral Mix, Masculine Mix, Checkers
"Love Fall Time" card, by Laura Vegas.
I really love this leaf patterned paper, but I often have a hard time using prints like this without it overwhelming the other elements on my projects. I decided to use it as the background piece on this card, and I love the fun frame of color that it adds around the card. I also cut a few tiny strips of the brown Burlap patterned paper, and arranged them on the edges of my white cardstock piece, to create another frame. This is a great way to use up your paper scraps!
Thankful: Turket Tracks, Burlap, Cute Cuts, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue; Flag: Thankful
"Love life" card, by Gretchen McElveen.
I love these tapes! I used the Pickle Juice Dot tape here to create a frame around the sentiment that I cut out of the Cute Cuts sheet from the new Thankful line. I even added some tape to the inside of the card to spice it up a little!
Designer tapes: Pickle Juice Dot; Thankful: Cute Cuts, Burlap, Bountiful
“Thanksgiving” card, by Kathy Martin.
When you have such pretty little buttons, why not show them off? I created this card with round ‘windows’ to display these Button Market styles. Not only do these buttons match the Thankful line perfectly, but I was also able to use them with the new Birthday Boy collection. You have to love versatility and being able to spread your craft supply dollars!
Thankful: Homey, Flags; Button Market: Orange Stars, Merlot Flowers, Gulf Squares