i'm back tonight with more Crate Paper new release cards, this time from Bundled Up and Maggie Holmes' Flea Market. i know it's only July, but it was actually pretty fun to be making Christmas cards this time of year. i think i said last holiday season that i was going to start right about now and working with Bundled Up has definitely put me in a festive mood!
the first time i looked at the chipboard elements from this collection, i knew i'd be making some sort of garland. it's kind of hard not to see one when you look at it! i added some patterned paper and a doily underneath for some texture and depth. the wood buttons are the epoxy brads; after removing the epoxy stickers (to be used elsewhere) and the prong hardware, i threaded the buttons with silver baker's twine from DIY Shop.
i don't make too many scrapbook layouts or mini albums using a lot of photos, but i really do love the photo overlays. they definitely aren't just for pictures, as you can see here.
here's one of the epoxy stickers (that cute little girl)...
the colors in Bundled Up are really lovely...i'm so excited to see all of the minty green here! (and 3 more epoxy stickers!)
i used another overlay here. the only problem is that in these photos, it comes off looking a little...dirty. it's not, really, it's just a dark coloring meant to give a photograph a vintage look. but i used it against a plain white background so it looks like my card is dusty! (it looks much better in person.) oh, well, i still like this card. it's very simple but soft, and that snowman is sure having a grand old time!
the last card is from Flea Market. this collection is absolutely exquisite and the colors, patterns, and embellishments are sure to be instant favorites.
i love the navy blue with the pink!
don't you just adore that snippet of white-washed wood?
i have a couple of fun posts coming up later in the week that i'm pretty excited about. they'll be quick snippets that showcase ideas that inspire me. please come back and let me share them with you!