We have big stuff planned for you this week, and we are so excited to get things going! Bella Blvd is teaming up with Kiwi Lane Designs for a week full of inspiration. Kiwi Lane Designs will be sharing projects from their designers, featuring our Bella Blvd products, over on their blog for the month of September. And we have a group of our Bella designers that have been using Kiwi Lane Designs templates on their projects, which we will be sharing right here, all week long. Let’s get started!
"I Speak For The Trees", by Leanne Allinson.
Recently, my son was determined to go to Book Week at school, dressed as the Lorax. It's such a whimsical character, that I just had to exaggerate my layout with wavy lines created from the Kiwi Lane templates. I started with tracing and trimming thin strips of wavy lines and then matched them to the curve of the 'Falling into Fall' patterned paper, on the reverse side. To exaggerate the lines even further, I hand stitched along the middle of the strip with hot pink embroidery floss. I was then able to add my title and text to my layout, by following these same lines. And since my 8 year old was going about the house quoting his Book Week character, the Ciao Chip Trees were the perfect embellishment to finish my page.
Hello Autumn: Perfect Pick, Gatherings, Time to Rake, Falling into Fall; Lucky Starz: Trinkets; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: Brownie; High Five Alpha Stickers: Brown-Cream; Ciao Chip Elements: Trees; Button Market: Fruit Punch; Baby Blooms a Bella: Rossini
"Happy Halloween" card, by Leanne Allinson.
The Halloween Magic collection is so much fun and full of fabulous details, this card virtually made itself! I just needed to add a leading line to the main element on the card - the fussy cut vampire. Using the Kiwi Lane small template, I situated the curve so the vampire image is grounded by the neutral patterned paper.
Halloween Magic: Daily Details, Borders, Boo Buddies, Treasure & Text; Lucky Starz: Oreo Starz; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Scallop
"Thanksgiving" card, by Leanne Allinson.
I wanted to create a paper landscape on this card and using the small and large Kiwi Lane templates with orange colored patterned papers, hopefully I've achieved this illusion. I've highlighted the curves with hand stitching and finished the card by placing a chipboard pumpkin embellishment, at the bottom of the field.
Hello Autumn: Perfect Pick, Gatherings, Treasures & Text; Lucky Starz: Oreo Straz, Carrot Starz; Family Forever: Sunday Brunch; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Scallop; Making the Team: Quadrants; Ciao Chip Icons: Thankful
“Thankful” card, by Kathy Martin.
The Kiwi Lane Tiny Accessory Accents and Card Borders are the perfect size for greetings and the flower shapes worked beautifully with all the wood grain prints of Bella Blvd’s new Hello Autumn collection! I combined the three to create this multi-layered Thanksgiving greeting.
Hello Autumn: Falling into Fall, Gatherings, Time to Rake, Borders, Paper Pieces, Treasure & Text, Trinkets; Max: Treasures & Text
“Boo” card, by Kathy Martin.
I don’t know what it is about stars that I’m so drawn to lately, but I love that Bella Blvd. has so many great star prints in their collections and Kiwi Lane’s Tiny Accessory Accents included a star for accenting this Halloween greeting. It’s perfect for using as-is or topping with another accent as I did here with this adorable Dracula.
Halloween Magic: Hocus Pocus, Goblin Treats, Daily Details, Treasures & Text
Now, head on over to the Kiwi Lane Designs blog to check out what their Design Team has been creating using their templates and our fun Bella products! You can also follow them on the Kiwi Lane Designs Facebook page. Make sure and stop back throughout the rest of the week, as we have a ton more projects to share with you.