Welcome to "What's New Wednesday"! Every Wednesday, our designers will be sharing projects using the latest and greatest products from Bella Blvd. Especially our newest collections, which our designers are having so much fun creating with!
“Back To School”, by Kelly Holbrook.
I am loving the new Invisibles collection. I really enjoy the specialty shaped papers, and it's always a fun challenge for me to incorporate them onto an 8.5x11 page. Sometimes, I can find a good spot to trim them down to use for a background, but I usually cut shapes or borders from them. For this page, I just trimmed of one of the edges of a bracket shaped overlay, and used it as an arrow to draw the eye to my photo.
Star Student: International Studies, Art Journal, Daily Details, Star Student Invisibles, Treasures & Text, Trinkets; High Five Alpha Stickers: Brown-Cream, Color Wheel; Enamel DooDads: Ice; Enamel Dots: Milk White
“Dream Big”, by Jennifer Edwardson.
This past fall we made a huge move to another province, kind of on a whim and one of the biggest reasons was for this amazing school that Em and Alex were accepted into. I was excited to get this photo of them both on their first day in our family album and the Star Student collection is so great for all ages of school pics. I normally shy away from patterns that have maps, but I really was drawn to the tone on tone of this paper and the coordinating 4 x 6" journal card. The text on all these pieces were so right. I have always told them both to dream big!
Star Student: International Studies, Chemistry, Borders, Daily Details; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: White; Color Chaos: Treasures & Text; Enamel Dots: Ice
“Nerd Alert”, by Allyson Meinholz.
The very first time I saw the NEW Star Student Collection and the eyeglass icon, I knew I had the perfect photos. I wanted to highlight the photo of my godson being a NERD for Halloween. I also included the photo of him with my daughter as a bumblebee (her nickname is "B"). They have been buddies since day one. I thought there was a great play on words with the Words of Wisdom paper from the Color Chaos collection – “Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind, and Be the best version of you”.
Star Student: Geek Chic, Art Journal, Daily Details, Treasures & Text, Star Student Invisibles, Chipboard Icons; Color Chaos: Words Of Wisdom, Blueberry Strandz; Tiny Tots: Chipboard Icons; We’re Expecting: Chipboard Icons; Enamel Dots: Oreo Black
“The World Is Yours”, by Sheri Feypel.
I had a pile of product that I wanted to use when creating this layout. I wanted to mix the Clear Cuts with the Invisibles and the Star Student paper line. I love all of the sentiments on the Daily Details page and had to add them in. Some great advice for my High School Senior! I picked my favorite ones and built the layout around them. For the final touches I added enamel dots, stickers and buttons.
Star Student: Art Journal, Brainiac, International Studies, Chemistry, Borders, Daily Details, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Typewriter Clear Cut; Invisibles: Referee; Enamel Dots: Guacamole
“Keep Calm” card, by Diana Fisher.
The Star Student collection makes it so easy to send off trendy cards for the student in your life. For graduation, a reward for a grade well-earned, or to celebrate a milestone, this collection will make it easy to whip up a fun card.
Star Student: Geek Chic, Daily Details, Trinkets
“Congrats” card, by Kathy Martin.
Ah Clear Cuts how I love thee let me count the ways! One of the ways I thought I could show off just how cool these new transparencies are was to create a see-through card front. How cool does this look?!?! Easy to accent as you don’t want to cover up too much of the Clear Cut. The little owl from the Daily Details sheet was the perfect size focal point accented with a Trinket tag and Enamel DooDads star.
Star Student: Brainiac, Daily Details, Treasures & Text, Trinkets, Artistic Clear Cuts; Enamel DooDads: Oreo Black
“You're A Star” card, by Ashley Marcu.
Star Student is one of my favorite collections in this release. I know I'm going to use it a lot! I started this card with the Borders paper and then added a cluster of embellishments around the sentiment found in Daily Details.
Star Student: Borders, Daily Details, Art Journal, Chipboard Icons, Treasures & Texts; Enamel DooDads: Blueberry
“Thanks Teacher” card, by Ashley Marcu.
Star Student lends itself to so many great teacher cards. I started this card by die cutting the word thanks and layering over a journaling card cut from Daily Details. I wanted "thanks" to stand out so I placed a piece of designer tape behind it to add interest and mute the background in just that spot.
Star Student: Borders, Daily Details, Treasures & Texts; Campout: Treasures & Texts