I love floral papers and the Carta Bella Flora No. 1 collection
is full of them! I especially love it when the flower pattern is large enough to allow me to fussy-cut individual flowers to use as accents on my page … and that is exactly what I have done on my project today for the Echo Park Paper Blog
The flowers of the Petunia Patch Bundle paper
reminded me of all of the tropical flowers we enjoyed on our vacation to Maui last year. I thought they would be the perfect touch to add to this page of our family’s trip to a beach.
I used detail scissors to cut out several flowers and then tucked them in sprays behind my photos. I love the way the colors pop against the green of the Lily Meadow Spray background paper.
Sewing Machine and Pink Thread
Light Brown Distressing Ink
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It’s been about 5 years since I have been on a cruise ship (my husband and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary on a cruise vacation) … but the sights, sounds, and experience of being a majestic vessel came flooding back when I flipped through the NEW “Let’s Cruise” collection by Carta Bella Paper.
Here are the projects I created for the Creativation 2017 booth using these products.
SET SAIL Layout
I used the Navy Blue Felt Designer Cardstock for the base of this layout, and had fun layering up all of my favorite patterned papers to create a base for my photos.
All of the images, patterns, and colors of these pieces completely delight me!
And how cute is that Captain dude with his monacle?! … I love the way the cruise ship looks like it is sailing right across the bottom of my photo!
White Crochet Twine
Next, I have a couple of cards I made. 🙂
BON VOYAGE CARD
You will want to pack your bags and set sail with this card featuring the beautiful cruise ship image from the Let’s Cruise collection
! The ship image glides across the front of the card surrounded by layers of vintage-looking tags and circle ephemera. This collection makes me want to pack my life into an old leather trunk and head out on an adventure across the ocean!
White Crochet Twine
CRUISE LADY CARD
I love the retro look of the cruise lady on this card and decided to pull out the more feminine colors from the Let’s Cruise collection
for this card. I used a color palette of coral, yellow, and aqua, adding in the floral icons from this collection for a tropical feel! A few gems placed on the flower centers makes this card sparkle!
White Cardstock Card Base
This collection should be hitting stores soon! If you want my opinion, I think you need to plan a cruise vacation this summer JUST so you can scrap with these fun paper! Hehe!
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The Carta Bella Space Academy collection
reminded me of that bygone era of metal lunch boxes decorated with a child’s favorite hero. The adorable space cadets were just perfect to use as the focal point of this project!
The attached lid closes by latching onto a raised, silver brad. The hinged handle is also constructed with brads. I love the way the silver accents add an authentic, industrial look to this project!
Boys of all ages would get a kick out of this project. It would make a really fun party favor for your space rangers, as well. Have fun creating!
Clear Presentation Cover
Adhesive and Foam Squares
Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine
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I love creating unique gift boxes to wow my friends and family. I have several people in my life who sew and couldn’t wait to use the Carta Bella Metropolitan Girl collection
to create this adorable sewing machine gift box.
I cut the body of the sewing machine using the City Flowers Paper
. I love the flowers on this paper! It looks like fancy embroidery … perfect fit for the sewing theme. The bottom and end pieces are cut using the Let’s Shop Paper
All of the girly accents in this collection are so perfect for the women in our lives! I accented the base of the machine with a strip of the Show Lover striped paper
to add more color and then created a fun cluster of elements as a decorative focal point. I love the “Happy Girl” quote by Audrey Hepburn, trimmed from the Affirmations Paper
I can’t wait to add some goodies and a gift card into the box in the base to give to someone special.
Have fun creating!