Today Kelly Noel is sharing her inspiring ideas for embellishing wood veneers from Hipster!
Kelly: One of my very favorite new BasicGrey products are the wood veneer pieces from the Hipster collection. My favorite thing about them is the ability to customize them to suit your layout. For this layout, I just used different colored chalk inks to “color” the veneer words for my title. It was super quick and easy to do and the result is an eye catching title that matches the papers. The possibilities are endless with these veneers, you could stamp on them, emboss them, paint them or just leave them plain. They look great on any project!
Let us know what words you would love to see included in future releases and we will pick a winner from the comments to win a set of Hipster papers and wood veneers.
With only one week to go until Mother’s Day, we called on Joscie Cutchens to share a few beautiful cards using the soft pastels and feminine florals in our Mint Julep line. I will definitely be turning to her designs for inspiration as I create my own mom’s card this weekend!
Joscie: I created these three cards for Mother’s Day using the Mint Julep Collection. I added some pieces from the Snippets pad, a few stickers, candy buttons and machine stitching to finish it off. Some of my favorite bits from the Mint Julep collection come from the Die Cuts and Transparency Pack. I love using the transparency tag as a focal point and adding buttons and bits all around it.
Happy Friday! Today’s Blueprint just might be my favorite one yet (although I’m not sure what that means since this is only the third installment? Ha!). I’ll be honest: up until four o’clock yesterday afternoon, I had no idea what I was going to do for today’s post. Nothing was “clicking” until this image of a constellation book from Quince and Quire stopped me dead in my tracks – it was perfect! Here’s how I interpreted it:
I fell in love with the simple four-panel grid and the fan folding of the constellation book so much that I decided to keep both elements on my layout, all in the same row.
To create the fan fold element, I simply trimmed a strip of patterned paper to 4 x 12″ and folded it in half four times. I then cut out a long string of twine and glued the center to the back of the folded paper. Once that was secured, I adhered my fan fold to the background paper and filled the little book with extra photos, embellishments, and journaling. I also added a few stickers and a Metal Flair badge to the front fold to use as a closure with the twine.
The interactive booklet not only acts a design element, but it allows me to include so much more than I normally could! What’s not to love about that? I encourage you to try it out for yourself – I would love to see what you make! As always, link your projects in the comments section and tag any Instagram photos with #bgblueprint!