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.
“Christmas Tree Hide & Seek”, by Becki Adams.
I love capturing fun happy memories. We had a few extra minutes the other day so I decided to stop at a greenhouse that had a huge forest of Christmas trees. My kids had a great time playing hide and seek. I'm so glad that I had my phone to snap a few quick photos. I used a mixture of Bella Blvd Christmas collections. I love that I could use elements from many different collections and they all match perfectly.
Christmas Countdown: Tree Park, Captions Stickers, Alpha+Bits, O Tannenbaum; Christmas Cheer: Paper Pieces, Treasures & Text; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: McIntosh; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pony; Designer Tape: Red Chevron; Enamels: McIntosh; Enamel DooDads; McIntosh; Tiny Text Alpha Stickers: White
“Zip’s 2nd Xmas”, by Stephanie Buice.
My son has been asking for his Elf Zip to come back all year, “when is Zip coming home mommy?” So I decided that instead of just documenting some of his visits in my December Daily Album, I would go ahead and make him a page for our Project Life album. Since my assignment was to mix collections I decided to take some red and green papers from other lines instead of just the main themed Christmas ones. I arranged the little squares in the shape of a Christmas tree and worked my title into one of the tiers of the tree. I added in some other embellishments trying to keep my colors down to red, green and white with a few pops of yellow to tie in the tree topper stars.
Color Chaos: McIntosh Standz, Guacamole Stands; Lucky Starz: McIntosh Starz; Whatever Is Lovely: Praiseworthy; Ciao Chip Icons: Spring Fling & Easter Things, Star Student, Borders, Christmas Cheer, WhatNots; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice; Enamel Dots: Guacamole
"Ho, Ho, Ho", by Lisa Dickinson.
Since my holiday photos rarely match the traditional red and green color scheme, I love mixing in other colors and patterns on my Christmas layouts. On this page, I used several pieces from the Christmas Cheer and Make it Merry lines, but added in a dark teal from Illustrated Faith and a navy from Color Chaos. I used this mix of papers to fill the negative spaces in the snowflake cut background and love how they echo the color scheme of my photo. For a bit of added dimension, I also cut various snowflakes from vellum and layered them over my cut background. The vellum softens the background and helps the photo remain the focal point of the page. Small rhinestones embellish the centers of the vellum snowflakes and add to festive feel.
Christmas Cheer: Jingle All The Way, Treasures & Text; Make It Merry: Treasures & Text; Color Chaos: Blueberry Strandz; Whatever Is Lovely: Praiseworthy; Riley: Soxie; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: White
“Merry Jingle Magic” card, by Kristine Davidson.
Holiday cards are so much fun to create and even that much more special to give. I created a card in the fall for an autumn themed cup of java card, and this season I created a card filled with Red Cups! You could add a gift card to your favorite coffee shop in this card. That would be nice, wouldn't it? Creating using several pieces of patterned paper makes it challenging at times, but the outcome or adding a few collections of paper together, especially Bella Blvd color themes is perfect for creating with scraps and a multitude of patterns too!
Make it Merry: Treat Exchange, Borders & Bits, Treasures & Text, Little Bits; Christmas Cheer: Happy Hearts, Reindeer Games, Borders, Daily Details, Trinkets