Thursday, September 8, 2011

August Projects for Pages from the Heart

Pages from the Heart Design Team:

My six month term with Pages from the Heart is quickly drawing to a close. I can't believe my time with this DT has flown by already. Looking back on this experience, I realized I haven't posted any of the items I made for the store here on my blog. Part of the reason for that is by the time my projects are released on Page's blog, all my energy is focused on working on my new assignments for the next month. I'm going to go backwards chronologically and show you my assignments that were displayed in the store. I hope you don't mind seeing oldies but goodies. Isn't Pages the most charming store?

Store owner Kathy and manager Mary Jo
Pages from the Heart scrapbooking store
August Kit:

For August I received a fun and colorful kit to work with - Doodlebug Design's "Birthday Celebration". It comes in two versions, a boy or a girl themed birthday collection. I received the boy collection which is primarily blue. From my kit, I made three items - a single page layout, a gift and a card.

Single Page Layout:
Since I received the boy birthday line, I knew I would have to scrap an Isaiah birthday page.

Isaiah 4th Birthday Layout
The background paper was already very festive, but I wanted some 3D elements so I popped up some hand cut balloons and wrapped the string around the brackets to interact with the title.

I also wrote the journaling on a cloud and popped that on the page so it would blend in with the scene. Isaiah would make this fake pained smile whenever he posed for a picture. I made him a party hat  for his picture so it would look like he enjoyed his party, which he did. Behind him, I folded a strip of paper to make a pleated ruffled border.  

Whenever I work with a kit, I try to emphasize the product for the store. I received a pack of small brads so I found a way to highlight them. I put a ring of brads around a die cut. 

Gift Idea:
When I was working on these projects, it was actually in June, so I was thinking about teacher themed gifts. I was playing with the idea of giving an apple for the teacher, so I thought of giving them a bottle of sparkling apple cider. I made a bottle topper to place over the bottle, so it functions as a decoration and an appreciation card. I hand pieced a red apple and placed it over the Marinelli logo. If you really liked the teacher, you could add an Apple Store gift card along with the cider. 

Lastly I made a birthday or celebration card. I punched out 11 scalloped circles, folded them into thirds, then lined up the triangular pieces around another circle like slices of a pie to make the central flower. 

If you want more information, or all three projects on one handy dandy piece of paper, I made a newsletter for the store which you can view here. 

August Newsletter (larger pdf version)

Happy Scrappin',


sandi said...

Wow! This is so fun and playful! Love the bright colors and the close-ups...fab!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind I've found your beautiful it! I'll be back!

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