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 them with you!
“I Thank My Lucky Stars”, by Jennifer Chapin.
I did a play on words with my title here based on the Lucky Starz collection. I started out with 3 family photos and added them across the page along with some designer tape and those cute 2x2 Candid Cards. To embellish I added machine stitching, stickers and some crochet hearts.
Lucky Starz: Scallop Starz, Color Crazy Starz, Surf n Turf Starz, Oreo Starz, Candid Cards, Treasures & Turf; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Crochet Hearts: Cotton Candy, Gulf, Scallop, Pickle Juice, Bell Pepper; Designer Tape: Yellow Chevron, Pickle Juice Stripe, Ice Stripe, Hot Pink Dot
“My Little Girl”, by Laura Vegas.
What do I do when I have too many patterned papers to chose from? I use smaller pieces, so that I don't have to leave any out. I used a mix of cut pieces of patterned paper, 3x4" cards cut from one of the patterned papers, and lots of Candid Card pieces to create a collaged look surrounding my photo. I then added embellishments in the same colors to lots of the papers to keep a monocramatic look going, since there was already a lot going on with the page.
Lucky Starz: Pickle Juice Starz, Ice Starz, Scallop Starz, Treasures & Text; Trinkets, Candid Cards; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice; Ciao Chip Elements: Stars & Hearts; Feathers: Bell Pepper, Pickle Juice, White; Button Market: Pickle Juice Squares; Designer Tape: Pickle Juice Stripe, Yellow Chevron, Piggy Pink Stripe, Pink Stripe, Blue Gingham
“Pensive”, by Kelly Holbrook.
For the simple design of this page, I just layered 2-4x6 pieces of patterned paper, with 2-3x4 to ground my photo...and topped it off with my title and embellishments. Then I just matted my 8.5x11 page to a full sheet of patterned paper to convert to 12x12.
Lucky Starz: Bell Pepper Starz, Pickle Juice Starz, Carrot Starz, Candid Cards, Treasures & Text, Trinkets; Designer Tape: Orange Stripe
"Smiling Face”, by Katie Rose.
I just love the blues and greens in the Lucky Starz collection and decided to use them for this layout of some of my favorite pictures of my oldest son. I couldn't get this song out of my head when I looked at these photos. I used the strip of chevron paper and the stickers to add pops of color.
Lucky Starz: Oreo Starz, Ice Starz, Gulf Starz, Pickle Juice Starz, Treasures & Text Stickers, Trinkets, Candid Cards; Sienna Chipboard Alpha: Ice; High Five Alpha Stickers: Black and White
“Full Heart” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
As soon as I saw all of the delicious star patterned papers, I knew I wanted to create a rainbow card! I layered on five of the star patterned papers (cut into strips). I added a new Candid Card for the focal image.
Lucky Starz: McIntosh Starz, Carrot Starz, Bell Pepper Starz, Pickle Juice Starz, Surf N Turf Starz, Treasures & Trinkets, Candid Cards; Button Market: Bursts
“Love You So Much” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
For my card, I combined some of my favorite elements from this new collection! The gorgeous colors and fun patterns make this one of my favorite Bella Collections to date! I layered on a tag and heart (that I created using patterned paper) over an Oyster Feather. I then added a Candid Card, sticker form the new Trinkets sheet, and some ribbon.
Lucky Starz: Peep Starz, Gulf Starz, Punch Starz, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Candid Cards; Feathers: Oyster Feathers