We hope you're ready to be inspired! We are looking forward to providing you with endless inspiration during these next few weeks, with never-before-seen projects that are being featured in our CHA Winter booth display. Our Design Team has been very busy creating oodles of project ideas with all of the new collections and products, and we are excited to finally share those projects with you!
Mint To Be Favors, by Laurie Schmidlin.
Every wedding needs party favors, and with Bella's new Love & Marriage collection they have never been easier to make! Not only were these fun to make, but they were fast (making them perfect to make in large quantities)! I covered Lifesaver Mint rolls with various papers and tied a bit of string around them. The pail is decorated using some Cardstock Stickers, Alphabet Stickers, and some new Gray Chevron Designer Tape. For the finishing touch, I added a paper flower and some ribbon.
Love And Marriage: Vows, Smokeys In Love, Cake Testing, May Eighteenth, Turner Hall Ballroom, Esther Flemming Floral, Cute Cuts, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Alpha+Bits Stickers, The Wedding Party Miniature Stickers; Designer Tape: Gray Chevron
Wedding Bouquet, by Laurie Schmidlin.
The beautiful papers in this collection lend themselves nicely to paper flowers. And when I think of flowers, I think of a wedding bouquet! To create this bouquet, I started with a Styrofoam ball and covered it with punched out vellum flowers (I didn't want any of the Styrofoam showing). I then created a lot of paper flowers (in different sizes) using my Silhouette cutting machine. After I rolled and glued each flower I added glitter to the center of each flower. To adhere the flowers to the Styrofoam ball, I used hot glue and white stick pins. The base of the bouquet is actually several bamboo sticks (hot glued into the Styrofoam ball) that I covered with white silk ribbon.
Love And Marriage: Turner Hall Ballroom, May Eighteenth, Cake Testing, Esther Flemming Floral, Cute Cuts
Wedding Cake, by Laurie Schmidlin.
To create this three tiered cake, I started by creating three round "boxes" in different sizes. I used the three neutral prints in the Love And Marriage Collection. I then created lots of paper flowers and leaves using my Silhouette Cameo. Once I rolled and glued the flowers, I added chunky glitter to the centers. Not only does it hide the glue, but sparkly flowers are just better!
Love And Marriage: Vows, Smokeys In Love, Cake Tasting, Cute Cuts, Esther Flemming Floral, Turner Hall Ballroom
“I Do Mini Album”, by Shellye McDaniel.
A mini album is the perfect palette for small, favorite photos. But don't forget the journaling! Just Write Journaling Stickers aren't just for scrapbook pages, so think of them when preparing your album pages, even if you need to trim them down a bit. For this album I used a very inexpensive chipboard 'flower' shaped album found at Michael's.
After tracing and trimming out the papers to fit the flower shape, I then reached for the perfect sized jar lid for the inset of each page. If you have a large enough template or circle cutter, you may wish to use that instead.
Because this is a flip-up style album, I had to plan carefully of how to arrange each page's embellishments. Too many thick areas can cause the pages not to lay right.
After dressing each page I went back and added a border of baker's twine around the edge of each page. I love the way it hides the uneveness of the cuts made to the paper, as well as the plain, grey chipboard. For this, I've found that a ballpoint tip glue pen works best! Finally, I added a large ring to the top and tied on a simple satin ribbon.
Love And Marriage: Vows, Smokeys In Love, Cake Tasting, May Eighteenth, Cute Cuts, Turner Ballroom, Esther Fleming Floral, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Chipboard Icons; Engaged At Last: Engagement Chipboard Icons; Designer Tape: Yellow Chevron, Gray Chevron; Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice, Punch; Flags: Engagement; Button Market: Hot Pink Flowers, Pink Flowers; Crochet Flowers: Poppy, Dahlia