Today's feature is all about mixing & matching Bella's collections. One of the great things about our collections is that you'll find the same colors throughout, whether you're using an older collection from a year or two years ago (or more!) or a newer collection that you just got your hands on. While it's so convenient to pull out a single collection and work from just that assortment of products, it can also be a lot of fun to mix and match between two, three, or even more collections.
"Two Is Always Better Than One", by Lisa Dickinson.
The new Valentina collection is all about love, but it can be used on so much more than Valentine pages! The black, red, and white elements in this line are easy to incorporate into other themes. On this layout, I mixed in several of the red and black papers with the Hello Autumn lines. I love how it gives the autumnal hues a bit of punch with bold contrast!
For a bit of added detail and texture, I incorporated several of the small phrase stickers from the Valentina Treasures & Text and Little Bits on the red and black areas of my design.
To draw the eye to my title, which incorporates a die cut word with some of the new Tiny Text alphabets, I fussy cut lots of leaves from the Time to Rake paper. I adhered them so they’d appear to be falling around my title and help soften the strong horizontal lines in the design.
Hello Autumn: Time to Rake, Autumn Floral, Day Dream; Valentina: Love, Borders, Daily Details, Treasures & Text, Little Bits; Tiny Text: Black
Boy & Girl cards, by Julia Akinina.
I want to show you how to create cute cards for baby boys and baby girls using the same paper from different collections. It's not necessary to have the baby collection, you just need to find the paper of the right color.
For my baby boy card I used two sheets of the patterned paper from the Campout collection and one sheet from the Color Chaos collection. I added some clouds from the chipboard sheet and printed out the Russian sentiment which means "Congratulations with the Newborn Boy".
The same things I did with the Girl card, I used pink patterned paper from the Simply Spring collection and the yellow patterned paper from the Campout collection. I added more white embossed flowers and leaves to make this card more "girlish". I love the colors and the details on it.
Simply Spring: Spring Patchwork, Daily Details, Chipboard Icons, Trinkets; Color Chaos: McIntosh Strandz, Peep Strandz; Campout: Under The Stars, Daily Details, Borders; Ciao Chip Elements: Flowers & Clouds; Little Bits: Punch; Enamel Dots: Cotton Candy