Last week, I shared the first of two layouts that I created a while back for Bella Blvd, for a special company spotlight feature at Paper Crafter's Library. That feature went up last Wednesday, and there's a giveaway that is still open, if you'd like to get in on a chance to win some of Bella's new Tiny Text alpha stickers! They'll be announcing the winner on Wednesday, this week.
For my second layout, just like the first one, I used Bella’s Family Frenzy collection, along with the new Clear Cut transparencies and Tiny Text alpha stickers. The Clear Cuts come in a wide variety of colors, as well as patterns – confetti dots, chevron, stars, and hearts – that coordinate with all of Bella’s paper collections. I’m a simple girl at heart, so my favorite Clear Cuts to use, and the ones I turn to the most, are the white patterns.
Bella’s new Tiny Text alpha stickers, which are 12x12 sheets, come in 10 different styles – 8 sheets that contain 5 different colors in 2 fonts, 1 sheet of all white in 2 fonts, and 1 sheet of all black in 2 fonts. These tiny alpha stickers are perfect for adding subtitles to your title work, or adding additional little details to the page.
I love to create large die cut titles, and then using tiny alpha stickers to finish out my title. So these new Tiny Text alphas are perfect for that. I love that there are so many color options to choose from, and they will coordinate with any and all of Bella's colorful collections.
The Clear Cuts also work perfectly in die cut machines. I used my Silhouette Cameo to die cut the word “family” from both patterned paper and the white heart Clear Cut, and layered them together for a really cool looking title.
To adhere the outline of the word "family", I ran it through my Xyron so that I would be guaranteed to have a good amount of adhesive on the entire piece. I then adhered it to the transparency "family". To adhere the transparency die cut "family" to the green die cut "family", I used some mini silver brads to secure it in three different areas.
When laid over patterned papers, they help tone down the busier patterns and really stand out against the simpler tone-on-tone patterns. The floral patterned paper along the bottom of my layout isn’t necessarily that busy of a pattern, but by laying the white chevron Clear Cut transparency over it, it softens the look of it.
I also love that floral patterned paper for fussy cutting out the flowers to embellish my projects. I'm not a huge fan of fussy cutting, but sometimes it's well worth the few extra minutes it takes.