It's time for another Product Spotlight feature, and this month, we are putting the focus on Bella's Feathers!
Let’s face it. Feathers are fun & fabulous and they’ve taken over the runway in the fashion world! Great for all seasons come eighteen beautiful feathers in Bella Blvd’s signature palette. Make your next crafting layout, hair piece, or clothing accessory as a feather. After all, it’s always fun to play with feathers.
"Time To Dye Eggs", Jennifer Chapin.
The best thing about Bella's new feathers is that they come in every color to coordinate with all your layouts! For this page, I wanted to create a cluster of feathers to use as an embellishment. I used wet adhesive to adhere the feathers one on top of the other, then stapled the whole stack to my layout. I used a chipboard heart to cover up my staple and complete the look. I have found that a stapler is one of the best ways to attach these feathers to your projects!
Love and Marriage: May Eighteenth, Esther Fleming Floral; Spring Flings & Easter Things: Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers; Lovey Dovey: Bear Hugs; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Yellow, Gulf; Feathers: Frosting, Cream; Button Market: Masculine Mix; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Designer Tape: Gray Dot, 12mm Combo, Piggy Pink Stripe
"Kinlee Rose", by Megan Klauer.
Create a unique focal point by layering different colored feathers & cutting them to various sizes. I adhere them with pop up glue dots as well as my tiny attacher. Add a cut image from the Cute Cut page or a crocheted heart to cover up the staples and finish off the look.
Sand & Surf: Paradise, Surfs Up, Borders, Cute Cuts, Flying High, Chipboard Icons; Love And Marriage: May Eighteenth; Engaged at Last: Chipboard Icons; Designer Tapes: Yellow Chevron, Piggy Pink, Pickle Juice, Hot Pink, Teal Stripe; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Blue, Yellow, Piggy-Pink; Feathers: Pickle Juice, Frosting, Gulf, Saltwater
"She Is Always Reading", by Becki Adams.
I was thrilled when I got the assignment to showcase Bella Blvd’s new feathers. I wanted a really fun bright happy layout so I decided to start with a rainbow background. Initially I was going to use patterned paper for my strips but then I decided to make it with decorative tape.
After I finished the background I started working with the feathers. I wanted to combine the feathers with the Crochet Hearts in coordinating colors. I pulled a scrap of white cardstock out of my scrap pile, a circle punch, and a few feathers and I was ready to get started.
I punched 5 circles out of the white cardstock (one for each of the feathers).
Then I stapled the base of the feather on the outside of the circle.
I bent the feather slightly and kept stapling around the edges until the entire feather was attached to the circle.
The final step was to adhere a crochet heart to the center of the circle on top of the feather. I used some liquid glue to make sure the heart stayed attached to the feathers and cardstock circle.
To finish the layout I adhered the feathers in the coordinating colored strip. I added my title and a couple of border strips to the bottom of the photo and my layout was finished.
Engaged At Last: Chipboard Icons; Love and Marriage: Chipboard Icons; Ciao Chip Elements: Borders; Sienna Chipboard Alphabet: Pony, Frosting; High Fives Alpha Stickers: Yellow; Designer Tape: Chevron Combo, 12mm Combo, Polka Dot Combo, Yellow Chevron, Pickle Juice, Hot Pink; Blue Chevron, Ice Stripe, Red Chevron, Chlorine Dot, Orange Stripe, Pickle Juice Chevron, Piggy Pink Stripe, Punch Chevron, Red Dot; Feathers: McIntosh, Punch, Bell Pepper, Orange, Ice; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh, Punch, Orange, Bell Pepper, Gulf
"50 Years Ago" mini book, by Katherine McElvain.
Today’s project is a gift for my in laws who are soon to be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. I made a little book from envelopes that I will fill with notes, pictures, and memories from loved ones who are celebrating this special event with them. The Love and Marriage collection was fantastic to use for this theme with all of its sayings and images.
For the cover of the book I added the Bella feathers. The texture a couple layered feathers give to a project makes it unique, and it is fun how the feathers move and float as you hold the mini album in your hand.
In the inside of the book I included journaling pages with tabs made from photo corner stickers, Cute Cut flowers, and designer tape. I can't wait to have everyone fill out the book and see it when it is complete!
Love and Marriage: Vows, Smokeys In Love, Cake Tasting, May Eighteenth, Turner Hall Ballroom, Ester Fleming Floral, Borders, Cute Cuts, Alpha+Bits Stickers, Just Write Journaling Stickers, Wedding Day Miniatures, Chipboard Icons, Flags; Engaged at Last: He Proposed, Bachelor Extras, Alpha+Bits Stickers; Sand & Surf: Cling Stamps; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Cotton Candy, Freestyle Pickle Juice, Freestyle Scallop; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Feathers: Black, Frosting; Designer Tape: Grey Dot, Pickle Juice Dot, Pink Stipe, Grey Chevron