Welcome to Flashback Friday! Sometimes we get so caught up in using our newest Bella collections that we forget about all of the older collections that we still love and can find so many uses for. We know that so many of you have these same collections in your stash as well, and thought it would be fun to "flash back" and be inspired by them once again!
“Frightful” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
Bella Blvd makes my favorite Halloween papers! I love the bright, fun colors ... making them not too scary! For my first card, I chose the previously released Trick or Treat collection to create a whimsical and bright Halloween card. I chose a dark background paper so that the focal images would really pop! I chose several Trick or Treat Paper Pieces as well as some stickers for the focal images. For embellishment, I added a Gulf Crochet Heart.
Trick or Treat: Alpha+Bits, Captions, Paper Pieces, Pick a Punkin', All Webbed Up; Crochet Hearts: Gulf
“Mummy” card, by Laurie Schmidlin.
I have been wanting to make this card for quite a while! Bella's fun style works perfectly with my googlie eyes, don't you think? I chose papers from the Trick or Treat collection to create the background. After stitching on all of the white strips, I added my googlie eyes. The sentiment (one of the Trick or Treat Paper Pieces) doubles as the mummy's mouth!
Trick or Treat: Leaf Storm, Happy Owleen, Paper Pieces
"Love You", by Heather Leopard.
I thought it would be fun to create hearts within a larger heart with a similar wide variety of colors. To create this layout I cut several sized hearts out of the center of a larger heart using my die cut machine. I pre-planned everything, making a larger heart for the photo and leaving some blank spaces for crochet hearts. Then, I adhered pattern paper to the back of each heart and stitched it to the white cardstock background. I also cut the title "Love You" and used the black pattern to make a bold statement. My journaling refers to one of the many reasons why I love my littlest girl in a million hearts of hearts.
Color Chaos: Daily Details, Peep Strandz, Months, Punch Strandz, Scallop Strandz, Ice Strandz, McIntosh Strandz; Crochet Hearts: Salt Water, Cotton Candy; Enamel DooDads: Ice, Punch, Milk White; Bella Bows: Cotton Candy