For the past week or so, over on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog, they have been having a little design team fun. Each of us on the design team have been sharing one of our current designt tips, along with some new projects, and also sharing a little something about us that you might now know. And today is my day to be featured!
I am talking a bit about re-discovering those tools or products that we buy, collect, and become addicted to using. Only to forget about them somewhere along the way, as they get pushed to the back of drawers, closets, and storage areas. For me, it's my embossing folders.
When I first got my Cuttlebug, the only reason I purchased it was so that I could use all of the great embossing folders that I saw others using. Mainly the Swiss Dot folder, which quickly became my most used and favorite folder of them all. I used to use in everything. And I mean EVERYTHING. This was probably a good 4-5 years ago. Just guessing there, since I honestly have no clue when it was ;)
In the past few months, I have purchased a few new embossing folders. I ordered a chevron folder and a honeycomb folder from Stampin' Up, and I found a another chevron folder, a fun star folder, and a woodgrain folder at a scrapbook convention a while back. I haven't really used them much, and decided to make a point to put them to good use for this layout.
I pulled out some new papers that I had just picked up, by Allison Kreft for Websters Pages. Totally random tidbit. I thought about buying these papers when they first came out, but then I didn't for whatever reason. When I was teaching at CKU last month, they tossed her paper collection at me, along with a trimmer, and asked me to make some banners to help decorate the photobooth area. I'm glad they did that, because I realized how much I liked the collection.
I decided to go with the tone-on-tone patterns, in the green, aqua, yellow, and pink. I love good tone-on-tone papers, and it makes for easier embossing when you don't have an overwhelming pattern going on. I think so, at least. I cut random sized pieces of each paper, and embossed them with one of four different embossing folders. I then lightly rubbed some sandpaper over each paper, to help define the embossed areas. I love the texture it adds to the page.
I embellished the page with some coordinating buttons, crochet hearts, and stickers from the coordinating sticker sheet that came with the paper collection. A title cut on my Cameo finished off the page.
You can read a bit more from me, and also find out if I'm a messy scrapper or a neat scrapper (for those that may not know this about me), on the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog. Also read back over the last week, and check back during the next few days, to learn more about the rest of the design team. They're a fun and talented group of ladies!