Alissa here with another great product from the Daisy Boutique. The Maya Road Baker’s Twine is such a great and versatile product. First off, I love the value. Each spool has 100 yards and it’s only $6.00. that’s just 6 cents a yard. You can’t get a better value than that, right?
And, it comes in so many great colors. Black is my favorite for versatility, but I love all the other colors, too. Green, orange, brown, pink, yellow, blue and red. All with cute names like Pink Lemonade. Cute, right? Love them.
As usual, I made a few tags to show you just a few of the things you can do with the awesome twine.
I created a cute ampersand with the twine and the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. So easy and so cute! You could make all kinds of icons, numbers and letters with your twine. So cute to do monograms for cards or a layout.
This cute spiral flower was really easy to create with the twine. I just stapled the center down and then twirled it around into the circle, gluing along the edge as i went. When it was big enough, I cut it out and created this cute flower on this tag. I also replaced the cream twine with the Maya Road Twine.
One last idea to use the twine as an abstract design element on you layouts, cards and tags. Here I just twirled and randomly stapled until I liked the look.
So, run over to the shop and stock up on some twine! I’ve love to see all of your ideas in the Cocoa Daisy Gallery! Love to see your inspiration.
Hello, All! Are you all in the midst of crazy holiday preparations? I have been. I’m off from work through the 25th (go back on the 26th) and I’ve been using my time to get some Christmas crafts done. I love this week before Christmas. the shopping is done and all of the fine details are being completed and fun times are happening.
Anyways, back to my little tip for the day.
I had a lot of comments on this layout and all the fun stuff overlapping the edge of the photo.
And, here’s a close up of the left edge of the photo.
Now that you’ve received your kits, you can see that this page has a lot of those tapes and stickers preprinted on the paper. you can also see that the layers on the right side are also printed on the page. Cool, right? I wanted my photo tucked under all of the printed tapes and stickers. So, I got out my trusty craft knife and went to work. Carefully cutting around all of the printed tapes so i could slide my photo under them. I then added quite a few other stickers and tapes along the entire edge for a fun look. You could also use your knife to open up some of the layers on the right and tuck another paper or two under there to give it more dimension.
There you have it. My little tip for the day. I can’t wait to see what you all do with this fun Simple Stories paper in your kits. Make sure you post your creations in the gallery so we can all be inspired by your art.
Hello All! Alissa here! Earlier this week I was scanning the gallery and I must say it’s FULL of some great inspiration. I was thinking about how Christine has been including washi tape in the main or an add on for a few months now (LOVE that!) and wanted to share some layouts I found using washi tape, for a little extra washi inspiration.
This one by Aliza caught my eye with the chevrons and then I saw her awesome use of the washi as a patterned border at the bottom of the page. AWESOME idea!
I love this one by Marianne and I love how she used the wide washi tape to back her title and the journal tags. Great job, Marianne!
On this gorgeous page by Christin she used the washi in the layers. I love the translucency of washi tape. It just adds something special to the layers.
This page by Jennie is so cute! I love the washi used to make the cute little banner flag. AWESOME, Jennie!
And this last one by Hanna, inspired me to create a scraplift. I love how Hanna used the washi as a photo mat and I just had to give it a try.
I just love how this one turned out!
Now, that’s a lot of washi tape. Hopefully, one or all of these pages have inspired you to use up that washi tape in your kits.
Good Morning, All! I hope you are all having a fabulous Friday and have awesome weekend plans ahead!
Today I’ve got a little spotlight on some products we have in the Daisy Boutique that might have gone unnoticed. Did you know we have divided page protectors in the shop? No? Well, we do!!! And, there are so many amazing things you can do with them!
Let’s get started!
Project Life. I know you all already know about Project Life. PL is the most obvious use for the divided page protectors. Those of you out there already doing PL can get your refills shipped out with your monthly kits from Christine. Awesome, right? no extra orders from other online shops or extra shipping on those orders. One stop shopping. I like one stop shopping.
Now to the less obvious ways to use the divided page protectors.
Have you ever thought to just use them in your 12×12 albums with your full page layouts? Use them to add extra photos or for little mini layouts, when you are short on time.
How about a full page photo in a divided page protector?
Cool, right? I was inspired by Kelly Purkey and Elise Blaha-Cripe to use a full size photo and I LOVE it!!!
Now, you all know how much I love a mini album, right? What if you want the mini book idea, but just want to put them in your regular 12×12 albums?
What about mini layouts in the little dividers? For my girls’ trip to Seattle, I used 2 divided page protectors and I’ve got that mini album feel and look, but the pages can just go in my 12×12 album with my other pages. Remember my Seattle pages from the October reveal?
You can even cut the dividers down to make the page sizes you like. I LOVE having different size pages in my books, even the 12×12 standard albums.
Here are a few more looks at my Seattle spread.
Journal right on the “white” areas of your photos. Just make sure you use a pen that will dry on the slick surface of a photo, without smearing. I like the Zig Photo Pen, but Sharpies and Slick Writers (from American Crafts) are good, too.
The divided pages are also fun for adding small things into the clear pages and sealing it up with sewing or staples. Things like glitter or confetti or small loose embellishments. It makes a little shaker pocket in the middle of your page. So cool! I just LOVE that look.
Ok. What other ideas can you come up with to use the divided page protectors? We’d love to see what you create. Just upload your pages to the gallery for us all to see and be inspired by.