We're back with Part 2 of our holiday collections round-up!
(Project by Sheri Feypel)
(Project by apet)
(Projects by Vanessa.1978)
(Project by Jana Eubank)
(Project by Anna Maria)
(Project by kasia tomaszewska)
(Project by jacksonsmama)
Project by nary
Did you miss Part 1? Catch up on the other half of our Christmas collection selection here.
Do you recall the scene in Pretty Woman where personal shoppers doted over Julia Roberts, bringing her outfit after outfit? Well, consider yourself Julia! Over the next couple days we're making the decision process of narrowing down which holiday collection(s) fits you best a piece of cake. (Or pizza. Because Julia had pizza.) Here's Part 1 of our holiday selection and how our members are using these collections:
See you tomorrow for Part 2!
It's so easy to get caught up in the great new embellishments, collections, ideas and fun examples as we prepare for our December Daily albums*, but what about the basics? We're here today to share with you five supplies you don't want to overlook!
1) WASHI TAPE Do more than just collect this good stuff. This Japanese masking tape is great for no-fuss layering and adding a splash of color; it's so easy - just rip off the roll and slap it down. Use one or a few favorites throughout to unify your album. Consider trying different widths and mixing patterns for variety!
2) SIMPLE PATTERNS Collections like Pebbles Inc's Basics and Echo Park's Dots and Style Essentials make it so easy to have your favorite colors stocked in goes-with-anything patterns. These brands have patterns in every color of the rainbow that could be used for adding borders, backgrounds or other things to pages to keep them unified.
3) WOOD VENEER This natural embellishment has us smelling pine! Basic shapes are a great choice for keeping things simple or as a starting place to get creative. Add a "Ho! Ho! Ho!" to a speech bubble or put a number in a frame - customize them to your fancy!
4) BASIC ALPHABET LETTERS Jillibean Soup Alphabeans, Studio Calico cardstock stickers and American Crafts Thickers are just a few examples of letter stickers you may have in your stash or will want to pick up. Mix up the fonts, colors and sizes for interesting titles and word groupings.
5) SUPPLIES YOU CAN REPEAT Repeating a design from tools like punches or stamps in your December Daily will help to bring continuity. Use the same star punch, and add it to every page in some way. Hide it partially behind a photo, stick in the collage in the corner, or on a label, but use it on every page.
*New to December Daily? This mini album concept was developed by Ali Edwards - learn more about it from Ali on her blog!
If you subscribe to our newsletter, you know that we're running a Fall Sale! Many of these lines have not been in the store for long! Today we're sharing a round-up of these collections and how they've been used by our members to document the season's memories.
Heart-shaped leaves, pumpkins and acorns... Our exclusive "I Heart Fall" wood tiles and Fall flair buttons scream sweater weather and pumpkin spice lattes. We're so proud of our Fall release!
(Projects by Wendy Sue Anderson)
The Oh So Thankful collection by Echo Park was designed to work with their Photo Freedom line; a divided page protector memory keeping system. We think the fox in this collection is especially cute and love the cool teal blue!
(Projects by umenorskan)
(Projects by Adrienne Looman)
Adrienne Looman combines funky florals and warm woodgrains in her Family Traditions collection with Websters Pages.
Cute and colorful, the Happy Harvest collection from Doodlebug Designs includes illustrations of apple-picking woodland animals!
Fall and the houses where we gather are so connected as we carry on traditions; Little Yellow Bicycle has combined these two in their Feels Like Home collection.
(Projects by aly d)
A deep midnight black is contrasted by a trendy gold in the Harvest collection by We R Memory Keepers.
As you may have noticed, Two Peas in a Bucket recently added 2x2 wood veneer tiles to their line. These nifty 2x2 sizes are quite versatile, and can easily be incorporated into layouts, cards, and Project Life. As a fan of both the 3x4 and new 2x2 sizes, I wanted to create a page showcasing the wood veneer together.
I knew that I wanted to have a clean grid design, so I decided to create 6 different 3x4 sections. To have the 2x2 wood veneer pop out, I layered a journaling card and different sized patterned paper underneath. For more dimension, I adhered the wood veneer with a pop dot.
We're pretty pumped about our new 2x2 wood tile cards, designed and made in-house. I think I overheard Kristina say she loved them about 74 times. We think they're worthy of 74 declarations of love, even more. Scoop up your favorite set here or buy them all. Let's all be in love together.
Thanks for your enthusiasm over our new and growing product line. It's been a wild ride and we can't wait to show you more!
Transparencies are everywhere... vellum has made a comeback, many die-cut packs contains a see-through element, we're even preferring our abc's in plastic! If you've not added transparencies to your stash, here are three reasons why these products are a blast to use in your scrapbooking or other paper projects:
1. Transparencies create depth. Layering is one of our very favorite ways to work with paper. By adding a transperent piece in the mix of our layering, we're inviting the viewer to look even closer.
2. Transparencies create surprise. See-through products give us ways to hint at something more within our projects. Pull out the note in that vellum pocket - what does it say under that foggy paper layer? What's hiding under that transparent overlay...what page is next?
3. Transparencies give you the opportunity to create cool effects. There are so many photo overlays on the market now making it easy to create a vintage effect. Many clear products have a resist quality to them so that when you use inks or mists, a pattern will pop through the color. And finally, you don't have to be technique savvy to customize a transparent piece, a simple white pen on vellum can be beautiful too!
We love using Blue Q bags as a home for scrapbooking supplies on-the-go, or even a place for your own personal mini kit! Here's a look inside one of our Blue Q bag kits:
The camera pouch is holding a mini Kikkerland journal (on deep clearance!) for scribbling notes with a nice, black journaling pen. Mini envelopes and decorative bags are the perfect spots to safely tuck away memorabilia or other treasures. Enamel dots, flair and washi dress up the pages of the journal, while handwritten style-stamps by Ali Edwards add polished phrases to help tell your story. Shop our Blue Q kit here!
What about you? What are you putting in your Blue Q bag?
Hey peas! It's Laura Craigie here, and today I thought I'd venture away from scrapbooking to show you how I spice up some plain kid's t-shirts with digital cut files from the Two Peas store in two different ways.
First thing is to cut the files out in the size you require for the front of your t-shirt. I have a bunch of extra black vinyl, so I chose to cut mine out with that. If you don't have vinyl, which is admittedly a more expensive option, you can easily use freezer paper, and then iron it to the shirt. I've done this before and it works great too!
For my first shirt I applied the vinyl cut to the front of the tshirt, and inserted a piece of cardboard in the shirt so the bleach didn't leak through to the other side of the shirt.
Then you simply spray around the image with the bleach! You definitely want to go easy on the bleach to start. You can always add more later if needed, but you obviously can't take it back.
You can see it's already starting to change the color of the shirt. I keep a piece of paper towel handy to blot the top of the vinyl, and any extra bleach up to minimize it bleeding under the vinyl or freezer paper.
It usually takes about 5 or 6 min for the bleach to work it's magic, but keep an eye on it and you can visually see when it's transformed. Then it's as easy as peeling back your vinyl, and throwing the shirt in the dryer (by itself) to stop the bleach, and dry the shirt. I then wash and dry it as I normally would a shirt. Although just to be safe I wouldn't throw it in the wash with anything too important that first time!
And here is my cutie pie in his new shirt!
Now for the second shirt, which is even easier than the first if that's possible! :)
Apply the vinyl, or freezer paper cut to the front of the shirt, then you take a Fabric Sharpie and simply colour it in! I also drew a line around the perimeter of the circle so the whole design would stand out more like the original cut file.
Here is my other cutie in his new shirt that my own husband didn't even believe I made ;)
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you feel inspired to make your own unique shirts too. If you do, leave me a comment below so I can see you creations! :)