Welcome to day five of our week long Team-Up with Basically Bare! We have a group of our Bella designers that have mixed Basically Bare's gorgeous mini albums and embellishments into our projects. And the Basically Bare designers have been busy mixing Bella's products into their projects. Let's see what our designers have whipped up for us today.
"Merry & Bright" mini album, by Shellye McDaniel.
When deciding on the theme for my mini album, I was immediately drawn to the Gears by Basically Bare and how cute they would be dressed up as snowflakes! I began by painting the kraft side of each cog with a white acrylic paint. I then glittered the fronts with a coarse marble glitter. I found it best to use Glue Dots when attaching the desired pieces on top of the marble glitter.
Using the Basically Bare Hipster Album, I began plotting out how best to display the different 'snowflakes' on the different pages. I wanted them to create a nice backdrop or a vision of snowflakes falling from the sky. To dress up the various envelope style pages, I layered two different patterned papers from the Christmas Wish Collection. The base papers were cut to a 7.75"W x 3.75"H; the inner papers were cut to 7"W x 3"H. I then machine stitched all of the base and inner pages together with a zig-zag stitch.
At the ends of each page I added tabs using the corner stickers from the Alpha+Bits (I had two sheets of these stickers, so I was able to line the backs of each sticker with a matching sticker. You could also use a piece of scrap paper). The pockets make the ideal storage for journaling cards, extra photos or mementos. I kept the backs of the envelope pages simple by adding different Just Write Journaling Stickers. These are JUST WRITE for this! Adding a button or pearls gives it just a little pizazz without being too bulky.
I adore house shapes, so the Happy Little Houses were a must have on one of the pages! I simply traced the shape onto a Christmas Wish paper and cut to size. I then dressed up with outside with a happy door trimmed in baker's twine and a few punched snowflakes with pearl centers.
The inner-most page of the Hipster Album is a clear acrylic sheet...so many things can be done to decorate these. For mine, I simply went with a strip of Designer Tape that I neatly wrapped around the page. Finally, I matched up two sticker borders and applied them to both sides. You could also stamp onto the acrylic sheet using a Staz-On ink.
In finishing, I tied on bright matching ribbons to the comb on the album. Viola! I loved layering the pieces from Basically Bare along with Bella Blvd's stickers, buttons, Designer Tapes and Ciao Chip...it's Merry & Bright!
Christmas Wishes: Gifts Galore, Christmas Love, Trees For Sale, North Pole, Borders, Miniatures Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Birthday Boy: Eat Cake; Sophisticates: Sprinkles & Lace Ice; Button Market: Pink Flowers, Masculine Mix, Fruit Punch, Snowflakes; Designer Tape: Piggy Pink Stripe, Red Dot, Gulf Dot
We are doing a Christmas giveaway, since the holiday is sneaking up on us all very quickly! The prize package will include products from the Christmas Wishes collection along with coordinating buttons, designer tapes, and other embellishments. Value is over $100!!! Just leave us a comment and we will announce a randomly chosen winner on Monday.
Now, head on over to the Basically Bare blog and check out what their Design Team has created using their gorgeous mini albums and embellishments, and our fun Bella products! Keep coming back to both blogs all week long, because we have a ton more projects to share with you.
We want to say a special thank you to Basically Bare, including all of the participating designers and the plethora of product that was sent our way from Basically Bare’s studios. It's such a pleasure to work together in this industry to create excitement about all of our products. We hope you enjoyed this week full of inspiration, variety and giveaways!