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 Smmer 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 them with you!
“Love This Girl”, by Brook Stewart.
I am very much into bright colors these days…I especially love making “rainbows” (in the ROYGBV order of course!) out of papers, embellishments, etc. For this layout, I arranged a mix of Crochet Hearts in a rainbow order and paired it with the brand new Play Date collection. A match made in heaven!!
Family Dynamics: Quadrants; Play Date: Chasing Rainbows, Little Birdie, Daily Details, Alpha+Bits, Captions, Tabs; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Peep; Designer Tape: Red Dot, Pickle Juice Chevron; Crochet Hearts: Cotton Candy, Punch, McIntosh, Orange, Bell Pepper, Pickle Juice, Gulf, Saltwater, White
“Sweet Baby G”, by Megan Klauer.
The Crochet Hearts are some of my favorite embellishments. I love how they add a bit of dimension to the layout without being too bulky. They come in a beautiful array of colors, or you can create your own by dying the white ones with spray mists or ink stains!
Snapshots: Free Time, Borders, Daily Details, Point of View, Captions, Bookplates, Alpha+Bits; Daily Chevies: Pickle Juice Arrows, Gulf Arrows, We are Family Bookplates, Everyday Bookplates; Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice, Gulf, Bell Pepper, White; Button Market: Outdoors; High Five Alpha Stickers: Green; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony, Blueberry
"Ella Bean", by Megan Klauer.
I used a bunch of the cute little arrow stickers that coordinate perfectly with the Freestyle collection to create my design. I can see these working perfectly into my Project Life album as well!
Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Saltwater, Freestyle Pickle Juice, Freestyle Cotton Candy, Freestyle Peep, Freestyle Gulf; Daily Chevies: We Are Family Bookplates, Pink Arrows, Pickle Juice Arrows, Gulf Arrows, Black & White Arrows; Designer Tapes: Pickle Juice Dots, Black Chevron, Teal Stripe, Piggy Pink Dots; High Five Alpha Stickers: Pink-Red, Green; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Frosting; Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice, Punch, Gulf
“Arriving in November”, by Diane Payne.
The captions and journaling cards in the Daily Chevies collection provide some great options for sentiments. Using the speech bubble quote as my inspiration, I carried the color scheme through the entire layout, from papers and stickers to embellishments. The Designer Tapes coordinate really well with the new collections. I used the orange dot here on this layout to create a mat behind my photo.
Daily Chevies: Chevy Gulf, Chevy Carrot, Gulf Arrows, Black & White Arrows, Everyday Bookplates; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Gulf, Freestyle Scallop; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White; Crochet Hearts: Salt Water, White, Orange; Feathers: Surf N Turf, White; Designer Tape: Polka Dot Combo
“Happy” card, by Shellye McDaniel.
I loved the challenge of trying to think of inventive new ways to use the Crochet Hearts! After turning them to-and-fro, I decided that the heart could take on the shape of an “A” or a “V”. To give a little more detail, I used a large embroidery needle and crochet thread to outline the heart into an “A”. I love this card…it made me happy, happy, happy!
Snap Shots: Captions, Daily Details; Christmas Countdown: City Sidewalks; Too Cute To Spook: Alpha+Bits; Crochet Hearts: Gulf; High Five Alpha Stickers: Gulf; Daily Chevies: Everyday Bookplates
“Smallest Things” card, by Shellye McDaniel.
A deck of playing cards was my inspiration for this beautiful black and red combo. I layered three of the McIntosh Crochet Hearts together to form an even larger heart! To change the look up just a bit, I added the wooden button with the black print.
Daily Chevies: Chevy Pickle Juice, Chevy Oreo, Chevy Carrot; All American: Alpha+Bits; Crochet Hearts: McIntosh; Button Market: Wood Mix
“You Are” card, by Sheri Feypel.
My focus for this card was the Crochet Hearts. I pulled my paper and matched my hearts to it, choosing multiple colors and sizes. I added them to the front of the card slightly over lapping. I then added my title around the hearts.
Snapshots: Rise and Shine, Pajama Day, Paper Pieces, Alpha+Bits; Daily Chevies: Gulf Arrows; Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice, White, Cotton Candy, Oyster; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black-White, Pink-Red