Good morning! I have a fun post in store for you today! :-) The folks at Bazzill sent me some new goodies to play with...AND share with you!
I saw that Bazzill was now making patterned paper, and in the smaller 6 x 6 size no less! I have ordered and used some of it already and was impressed with the quality. The paper is thick and just a little bit textured...I love it!
I played with the new Beach House Collection from Bazzill and loved the fun mix of patterns and colors! My first thought was how versatile the patterns are...can be used for all things beach and summer, but also everyday cards. I even thought that several of the patterns would make great Christmas paper!
Since my goal this month was to make as many birthday cards as I could, I chose to make...a birthday card! LOL! I started with a cut file from the Silhouette store. The card base and accessories (the strips, key hole, & buckles) are all from the new Card Shoppe collection (Peanut Cluster, Candy Bar, & Rock Candy). If you click on the photo (a larger version will pop up), you can see the yummy texture on the paper!
Here's a photo of the inside of the chest. I added some more patterned paper on the inside. I love the neutral stripe pattern...I actually think it's my favorite! The anchor is another file I cut out with my Silhouette Cameo. The sentiment and rectangle frame is from Verve's new Treasured Words set (and the Rounded Rectangle die). To secure the card from opening on its own, I added some magnetic closures underneath the buckles (the other part is on the front side of the bottom flap).
For my second project, I created an encouragement card. I used four different patterns from the Beach House Collection as well as cut two strips out from the striped paper (it's a collage of several different patterns). The sentiment and ship are from Verve's new Learning to Sail set. I also used some Peanut Cluster and Candy Bar cardstock from the Card Shoppe Collection.
Last post I did featuring the Card Shoppe cardstock, I received several questions about where this new cardstock can be purchased. From what I've found, it's available almost everywhere cardstock is sold! You can check your LSS or I know that scrapbook.com carries all 28 colors. Just type in Bazzill card shoppe in the search bar!
Want to win some of these goodies for yourself courtesy of Bazzill? Included in this giveaway is a package of 56 (2 each of 28 colors), high quality, 100 lb. Card Shoppe cardstock and a 24 sheet pack (4 each of 6 designs) of the Beach House patterned paper Collection!
Just leave a comment here on this post before Saturday, September 1st at 9:00 pm Mountain Time! I will choose a winner and announce it Sunday morning!
Thanks for joining me here today! I hope your day is a creative one! ~Laurie