We are thrilled to introduce you to our March Guest Designer, Tamara Tripodi! She has worked her creative magic with our Love And Marriage and Engaged At Last collections.
Hello, everyone! Tamara here! I was born and raised in southern California.. been here all my life. I am married with three adorable children ages 9, 7, and 5. (And I still have time to craft!.. Late night crafting of course!) When I became a mom my inner crafty awesomeness came out and I have been dabbling in various crafting since then (sewing, felt, beads, making hair pretties, etc.) I started paper crafting in fall 2010 and have been non-stop since! Who knew that a random die cutting machine purchase would lead me to where I am today! I truly enjoy paper crafting and have made so many amazing friends who share my love of paper.
I am so excited to be here today sharing some fun projects with you all! I am not much of a scrapbooker so I’ve made three ‘off the page’ projects and a card. Working with all the lovely Bella Blvd product was a blast! It’s all so beautiful! Thank you so much for having me.
First up is the bachelor card I created. I made this card off a 5x7 card base. I cut out various graphic elements from the Bella Blvd. A little random touch of buttons and I was done. I just love the overall colors in this card, Perfect for a guy!
Next I have a beautiful new bride gift box complete with a custom made shirt! I made this box from an SVG Cuts file. I added a cute scalloped frame window and embellished it with stick on jewels.
The box is tied with a gray satin ribbon and embellished with stickers and chipboard. I kept this simple and pretty.
For the shirt, I cut a decal with my Silhouette and iron on vinyl. I love this stuff! Such a cheap and easy way to customize things. This makes a perfect gift for the new bride to be.. or even for the wedding party. Just switch up the text on the shirt.
Before she becomes a bride though, she gets to party it up with her girlfriends! I die cut a cute purse shaped bag perfect for a little gift for the Bachelorette party! So fun!
The little ruffle was created with Bella Blvd. washi tape. I adhere the washi tape ruffle with hot glue. The purse is embellished with a Bella Blvd. cut out and chipboard.
After the wedding the lovely couple floats away into married bliss. Which inspired this cute hot air balloon décor piece. This 3D hot air balloon was die cut with SVG Cuts files. I added some twine, and Bella Blvd. washi tape and ‘love’ chipboard letters. I kept it simple and kept the focus on the cute Bella Blvd. patterned papers.
That’s it! I hope you have enjoyed these cute projects. Thanks so much for stopping by and a big thank you to Bella Blvd. for having me!