I created two new layouts a while back for Bella Blvd, for a special company spotlight featured at Paper Crafter's Library, which went up today. Just a head's up - Bella is sponsoring a giveaway on the Paper Crafter's Library site, so you should definitely stop on by and leave a comment for a chance to win some of their new Tiny Text alpha stickers.
For this layout, I used the Family Frenzy collection, along with the new Clear Cuts transparencies and Tiny Text alpha stickers. Our newest patterns for the Clear Cuts are chevron, stars, and hearts, and I wanted to show all three of those on this layout.
Bella is known for their great tone-on-tone patterned papers (usually found on the B sides), and they are the patterns that I turn to the most. I pulled out several patterns that coordinated with the Clear Cuts that I wanted to use. By layering the same color patterned paper and Clear Cut together, it keeps with the tone-on-tone look, and doesn’t overwhelm the page.
I cut strips of each patterned paper and Clear Cut – the green chevron Clear Cut over the green striped patterned paper, the aqua star Clear Cut over the aqua confetti patterned paper, and the red hearts over the red dotted patterned paper. For adhering the transparencies, I try to add my adhesive to places on the Clear Cut that I know will be covered, so that the adhesive doesn’t show. I also use my sewing machine, and machine stitch around the edges to really secure them.
I also layered the white heart Clear Cut over my white cardstock, to add even more interest to the page. I love to use white cardstock, but often feel like it looks to plain. Adding the white transparency on top gave it a whole new look. I’m also a fan of adding mist to my white cardstock, so I simply did my misting ahead of time, and then layered the Clear Cut over the top once it was dry.
If you haven't seen the new Tiny Text alpha stickers, you should check them out. There are 10 different sheets, with one being all white and one being all black. The other 8 sheets have a mix of colors, and each sheet contains two different fonts, with three lowercase typewriter sets and two uppercase set, along with a tiny little circle alphabet in the center of the sheet.
I want to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! I hope you enjoy your holiday, and time spent with family and friends. And of course, lots of turkey and mashed potatoes, which is my favorite part!