this week, on the pebbles blog and american crafts blog, the designers have all teamed up for a very creative week. we are all creating projects, using BOTH pebbles and american crafts products. we wanted to show off not only how easily our products work together, but how fun it is to combine them to make great layouts, cards, and more.
i love doing projects like this. i think collections are brilliant, for taking the guess work out of matching up papers and embellishments. but i always enjoy the challenge of picking out papers from numerous manufacturers or collections, and finding the ones that go perfectly together. so that's exactly how i started this layout.
one of the things that i love the most about so many of pebbles and american crafts papers, is their tone-on-tone patters. i love patterns, and i love having a lot of different patterns on one layout. the tone-on-tone look is so subtle, but still has lots of interest. from pebbles, i chose papers from the happy go lucky collection and the ever after collection. and from american crafts, i chose papers from the campy trails collection, the peachy keen collection, and the hello sunshine collection. all tone-on-tone papers, with one strip of kraft mixed in, that ties all the colors together. for the top of the layout, i used the backside of some kraft pattern paper, and ran it through my swiss dot embossing folder.
i have been doing a lot of mixed titles lately. most of them, are on upcoming layouts for the magazine, so you'll have to trust me on this. lol! but i have been making longer titles, for once. and mixing lots of different types of alphas and colors, to form my titles. for my "sunny summer days" title, i used green foam thickers from AC, magenta chipboard thickers (i know they look red, but they're a deep purple) from AC, and brown letter stickers from pebbles.
i can't do a layout without ribbon. so i chose a green polka dot ribbon from pebbles, and a fun yellow pattern ribbon from american crafts. the paper flowers are called "delights", and are from american crafts. super cute, and tons of texture. the toothpick flag is from pebbles, and tucks right behind the paper flower.
take some time to check out the pebbles blog, as we're featuring 5 new projects every day this week. also make sure and visit the american crafts blog, where they've been sharing tons of new projects each day from their design team as well. and with these two generous manufacturers, you can be sure there will be a giveaway or two this week too :)