We hope you're ready to be inspired! We are so excited to bring you unlimited inspiration this week, featuring our NEW Summer 2014 collections which were revealed to you last week. Soon, you will be able to get these new collections into your hands, and we want to provide you with some inspiration to get you started using them. Our Design Team has been very busy creating with all of the new collections, and we're excited to focus on these new collections for the week.
“Last Day Of Second Grade”, by Diana Fisher.
If you had the same reaction I did to the Tiny Tots collection it was, "I wish my kid was younger!" I adore the little creatures and fun colors in this collection and knew I would just have to use it anyways. Here is how I made these amazing papers and embellishments work for my 8 year old. If you have school-aged children, the bright primary colors work really well for their school activities pages. There are multiple B-sides with an alphabet on them, and the words are even useful for the older age. I used this collection for my son's last day of school pictures and I love how it turned out!
Tiny Tots: Love to Learn, Flashcards, Alphabet Soup, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Paper Pieces
"Where's Connor?”, by Jennifer Chapin.
The Tiny Tots collection is just perfect for my son Connor! For this layout I started with a neutral background and added patterned paper stripes as well as chipboard embellishments. The new Amorie chipboard alphas are just fabulous too! I added lots of foam pop dots for more dimension under my stickers and chipboard.
Tiny Tots: Watch Me Grow, Love to Learn, Busy Bee, One Fish Two Fish, Flashcards A-L, Borders, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Chipboard Icons; Amorie Chipboard Alpha: Blueberry
“In This Adventure Together”, by Wendy Antenucci.
I knew that I wanted to use the green paper as my background and the frogs with this picture of my boys. I used some white cardstock to keep the focus on my boys and allow me to layer all of my pieces. The One Fish Two Fish paper is probably my favorite ever, the colors on the back of the page are so bright and cheery and looked so good with my boys. Some blue because it is a boy layout and pops of red gave my layout a colorful, eye appealing look. While my layer looked great on the white cardstock, I was able to layer the cloud paper underneath and bring even more interest to my page. I love clouds so I punched a few clouds and inked them to further add to the outside feel of my page. The new chipboard alphabets are such a wonderful font, fun and bold, perfect to express the feeling of this page.
Tiny Tots: Daily Details, Borders, Watch Me Grow, One Fish Two Fish, Treasures & Text, Busy Bee, Paper Pieces, Flashcards M-X, Toy Chest, Flashcards YZ123; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: Brownie
“Waves in the Sea” card, by Ashley Marcu.
Tiny Tots has SO many amazing patterned papers and the colors are SO cute! I was excited to use several of them I layered them and added a few stickers to super fun card.
Tiny Tots: One Fish Two Fish, Alphabet Soup, Busy Bee, Daily Details, Treasures & Texts
“E is for Elephant” card, by Ashley Marcu.
The flashcards in Tiny Tots are so adorable and perfect for making baby cards! I paired the card with a sticker to make a simple and sweet sentiment.
Tiny Tots: Flashcards A-L, Love to Learn, Trinkets, Treasures & Texts; Designer Tape: Cotton Candy Chevron