Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I was excited to get my hands on an Early Bird Crafting Kit. "This Girl Loves to Sing" was created prior to the scrapbook store receiving the Ready Set Chip. I would have loved to have had the little chipboard music notes for this layout, but instead made use of a Magistical Memories note, left in raw color, but coated with sparkle mod podge and a touch of red Stickles.
The fun idea in this layout was creating "cherry" embellishments with red buttons and red floss. Hot tip - use a small hole punch to create a hole under the location of a button, and under the location where the cut out leaves will be adhered. I simply guided the floss through with my fingers, and used magic tape to secure the floss to the backside of the layout. Super quick!
"Taste Tester" is a Christmas layout created with Early Bird. The greens and reds in the collection, plus all the fun shapes and such with a baking them, make Early Bird great for scrapping family recipes, and family time in the kitchen.
I wanted to share another example of how cardstock stickers can be used as a part of the journaling block. The first layout I created using this technique, "Long-Time Friends", was picked up by Creating Keepsakes for October. The journaling in "Taste Tester" is a bit different in style, but it is the same concept. It is an interesting way of journaling "outside the box".
To cover the Magistical Memories chipboard tree, below, I used paper cut from the Crafting Kit packaging. Again, be sure to utilize the retail info sheet and take advantage of the mini print versions of papers within the kit.
Before you leave today, I want to direct you to my good friend, Lisa Fadulto's blog - where she is hosting an awesome giveaway. Please be sure to come back and see other fun Cosmo Cricket projects I have shared. I hope you will be inspired to play with your own stash of Cosmo!