Happy Friday Friends!
I'm not sure if you've noticed, but we have LOVED giving our design team members a chance to post in their own voices. Posts like these will continue throughout the summer--with AMAZING inspiration and projects that you won't want to miss. There will also be new paper...new prints...new materials...and chances to win them all!
Continuing in our series of design team features, Britt is here today with not 1--but three FABULOUS projects!! Be sure to leave a comment at the end for a chance to win these fabulous stacks (3 winners will be chosen).
Hello! Britt Bass here to bring you an absolute BLAST of inspiration for my favorite grouping of DCWV products – the Vintage Collector collection PLUS the newest addition, The Boutique Vintage Stack!
Most of you have probably seen the beautiful Vintage Collector products at Michaels – and you PROBABLY got some of it to add to your collection. Well, if you love your Vintage Collector, The Boutique Vintage Stack is an addition you MUST make to your VC collection!
I've been really inspired by this stack and how well it works with Vintage Collector that I've just been going to it over and over for projects.
I love the slight infusion of red that Boutique Vintage brings to this color scheme. When I was making my card I decided to do what SO many of my fellow scrapbookers have been doing for so long – I decided to get out my sewing machine and add some zigzags to my card. I used red thread to attach the background layers and I'm SO happy with how it turned out!
Next, I made a layout using a precious picture of my niece. She is the daughter of a very special person in my history. When I was a senior in high school, our family had a foreign exchange student live with us for 9 months and this little girl is my house sister's daughter. They live in Belgium, but I hope one day I get to see her for myself and give her all the hugs and kisses that I've been sending - virtually – since she was born.
And lastly, I was really inspired to pull out all of the softer elements in these collections to make this double page tribute to an AWESOME spa party my mom hosted last year.
I love how soft this ended up being. There is a page of vintage recipes in the Boutique Vintage Stack that I thought cut apart REALLY beautifully, even though they weren't specifically designed to be cut-apart elements.
The other thing I love about DCWV paper – especially the last few years – is how much my electronic die cutting machine LOVES this paper. I wanted a mixed font title and making it was a snap using my die cutting machine and some of the scraps from other VC projects!
Well, I hope you love Vintage Collector and Boutique Vintage as much as I do. As you can see, it is pretty versatile considering I used it to scrapbook kids as well as adults. I even think you could get a nice masculine page out of this collection because it has some nice green and blue patterns all throughout – and MUSTACHES (don't forget the mustaches!).
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Don't forget to come back on Monday for the start of a weeklong DCWV / May Arts / Tombow blog hop – it's going to be awesome!!