It's time for another Product Spotlight feature, and this month, we are putting the focus on Bella's Crochet Hearts!
We released Bella’s Crochet Flowers at Winter CHA 2012. They were such a hit that we have added a new crocheted item to our embellishment line … Crochet Hearts! At Winter CHA 2013 we revealed our new Crochet Hearts, available in 10 gorgeous colors. These pretty little hearts are full of texture and come in fun, bright colors to coordinate with of Bella's collections. There are so many uses for tape on layouts, cards, and even altered projects. I challenged some of our Design Team members to use our Designer Tapes in new and creative ways.
“Happy Hearts”, by Sheri Reguly.
The large pink and white chevron pattern from the Engaged At Last collection was the perfect starting point for this fun, light hearted, summery layout. I used a combination of letter stickers, as well as the negative space from die cutting to create a large bold title within the center of my design. The row of crochet hearts that balances my page was entirely inspired by the candy colors within my daughter’s beaded necklace. A few simple embellishments, and just a touch of glitter add the perfect finishing touch to my page.
Engaged At Last: Bachelorette Party, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Love And Marriage: Turner Hall Ballroom, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Sand & Surf: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sunshine & Happiness: Alpha+Bits Stickers; Finally Fall: Quadrants; High Five Alpha Stickers: Piggy-Punch, Green; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Chevron; Button Market: Blues; Crochet Hearts: Cotton Candy, Pickle Juice, Bell Pepper, Orange, Saltwater
"Serious Comfort”, by Becki Adams.
Oh the new crochet hearts are fabulous! They add the most wonderful color and texture. When I started this project I wanted it to have a cozy, comfortable feel to it because it was about two of my kids snuggling in the chair reading a book together. It was one of those mommy moments when your heart smiles and you stop for a minute and sigh because the moment is so perfect. I started this project by adding some color to the neutral chevron patterned paper. When I finished with that you could say I went a little crazy with the crochet hearts. I love how this layout turned out. It makes me smile every time I see it.
Love and Marriage: Vows; Engaged At Last: Bachelor Party; Designer Tapes: Yellow Chevron, Ice Stripe, 12mm Combo; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh, Punch, Orange, Bell Pepper, Pickle Juice, Gulf; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice; Button Market: Checkers, Orange Stars, Hot Pink Flowers, Gulf Squares; High Five Alpha Stickers: Blue
“Love That Smile”, by Jaclyn Rench.
I'm in love with Bella's new line of Crochet Hearts. The texture and color palette of the whole collection is just divine. They proved to be the perfect monochromatic embellishment to add to many of my patterned banner strips, behind my focal photos. I accented a Scallop Crochet Heart with a chipboard leaf and heart, to add a pop of color and bring focus to my title and journaling block. I am certain that you will see me sneaking these fun new dimensional embellishments onto my latest scrapbook pages over and over again!
Love and Marriage: Esther Fleming Floral, May Eighteenth, Turner Hall Ballroom, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Engaged at Last: Engagement Chipboard Icons, Bachelor/ette Chipboard Icons; Sand & Surf: Miniatures, Paradise; Kiss Me: Love Notes; Finally Fall: Borders; Crochet Hearts: Orange, Pickle Juice, Saltwater, Scallop; Designer Tape: 12mm Combo Pack; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Piggy-Punch
“You Are Beautiful”, by Gina Lideros.
These photos of my daughter make me smile, she loves taking photos and never misses a photo shoot opportunity. I took my inspiration from the heart shaped symbol that she was making in these photos and decided to pair them with the new Bella crocheted hearts. I really just cannot get enough of their vibrant colors and textures. They make fun embellishments and compliment the new Freestyle Sophisticates papers.
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Gulf, Freestyle Peep, Freestyle Scallop, Freestyle Banana, Freestyle McIntosh, Freestyle Saltwater, Freestyle Pickle Juice; Engaged At Last: Bachelorette Extras; Flags: Bachelorette; Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice, Saltwater, White, Gulf, Bell Pepper, Punch, Cotton Candy, Scallop; Designer Tape: Chevron Combo, Ice Stripe, Gray Dot, Combo; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White; Button Market: Text