Archives for June 2014
Treat for Pop
We’re gearing up for Father’s Day with a week full of fun Father’s Day themed projects and featured. Here to kick things off is Designer Candice Zentner with a fun “treat for pop.”
The colors in the Americana collection remind me of old vintage Coca-Cola and I thought this inspiration would be a great place to start for a little Father’s Day card and treat. I found a really neat glass cup shaped like a pop can in the dollarstore and made a shape card that mimicked the same style of can.
Since the initial can card I made was fairly plain, I decided to add some interest and detail using some of the fun elements that match the American Collection, like the printed cardstock shapes. I used some stamps as part of my sentiment then added ‘Pops’ to the bottom with the super sparkly crimson Thickers.
Using dies from My Creative Time, I cut out two stars from the 6×6 paper pad and used a clothespin to hold the stars together with a bow.
I thought it would be really fun to fill my matching cola can cup with coke bottle candies.
I used some cone shaped treat bags, filled them with candies and tied the bag at the top using some hemp twine and two more stars cut from patterned paper.
I hope my project using Americana has sparked some inspiration for a gift for one of the dads in your life! Happy crafting!
Americana Crimson thickers
Americana Justice Cardstock
Americana Fourth of July Cardstock
Americana Cardstock Die Cuts
Americana Mini Clothespins
Americana 6×6 Paper Pad
Birthday Gift Bags
Most of what we’ve showcased this week has been scrapbook layouts, but today Designer Wendy Sue Anderson is sharing a fun way to incorporate rub-ons in birthday gift bags!
I’m always looking for a little gift bag to tuck in some treats or gift cards – these cute polka-dot printed bags are part of the “Birthday Wishes” collection by Pebbles, and they are super cute just as they are. But, as a paper crafter, I just couldn’t resist dressing them up a little bit.
I started by wrapping each bag with a 3” strip of patterned paper. I used the new “happy birthday” washi tape to secure the wrap.
Next, I cut strips of the Sprinkles paper and cut them into banner shapes by cutting a notch on the right edge.
In the center of each strip, I placed a “Happy Birthday” rub-on. This is cute, just how it is, but I wanted to make them pop a bit, so I pulled out some of my gelatos and colored right over the top of each sentiment with two different colors.
After coloring them, I used a paintbrush and a bit of water to go over the colors. The result is a fun and playful watercolor effect. The rub-on acts as a sort of “resist” and allows the black to really POP while the colors appear to be behind the lettering. Regular watercolors would yield a similar result.
After completing the banners and allowing them to dry, I added a rosette to the left edge and placed the entire piece on the center of each gift bag. I am excited to fill each bag with goodies and gift cards for some special birthdays!
Birthday Wishes Printed Bags (732573)
Birthday Wishes Sprinkles Paper (732554)
Birthday Wishes Happy Birthday Paper (732559)
Birthday Wishes Masking Tape (732567)
Birthday Wishes Rosettes (73258)
Birthday Wishes Rub-Ons (732574)
Using Rub-ons in Layouts and Cards
You’re going to love the how Wendy Antenucci has been playing with all of the Pebbles rub-ons. Learn how she’s using rub-ons in layouts and cards!
Using Rub-Ons in a Scrapbook Layout
Pebbles Rub-Ons are quickly becoming one of the more popular items in our collection line ups. We love how Marjan Pel showcases using rub-ons in a scrapbook layout. What do you think? Do you like using them?
Way back in 2006 when I started with scrapbooking you could buy a lot of rub-ons made by different scrapbook companies, they were very modern at that time and I used them a lot on my pages. Several years later rub-ons have become trendy again.
Pebbles has some awesome rub-ons in some of the collections. I especially love the gold ones, they are sophisticated and look really stylish. Rub-ons look cool on cards, but you can use them on scrapbook layouts too and they are so easy to use. You can use them on photos and on paper.
On this scrapbook layout I wanted to use a whole bunch of rub-ons to make a cool background for an older photo of my two boys.
I used some coordinating Project Life cards and a printed glassine bag to frame the photo. I used a 4×6 Project Life card for a hidden journaling.
I embellished the page with different kind of stars. I love the look of this scrapbook page and definitely will use more often rub-ons on my scrapbook layouts.
Americana Red, White Blue 732493
Americana Independence Day 732498
Americana Bright Stars 732499
Americana Grimson Glitter Foam 732502
Americana Denim Glitter Foam 732503
Americana Shapes 732506
Americana Glitter 732513
Special Delivery Boy First Tooth 32445
Special Delivery Phrases 732460
Special Delivery Girl Phrases 732461