Not Just for Girls and a Winner!

Happy Monday friends! Two things for you today.

First, thank you for the great response to our Carta Bella giveaway last weekend. We have a winner! Karen Ladd, congratulations, you were the randomly selected winner of your choice of a current Carta Bella collection pack! Please shoot me an email with the subject CARTA BELLA WINNER at and I’ll take care of things from there. And Karen, we do have stamp sets in every kit, plus we offer a Stamp Subscription that gives you a great deal on stamps every month.


Submitted on 2013/09/01 at 6:39 pm

Your kits are awesome and I would love to see stamp sets added to them because I am a stamp fanatic! Thanks for the giveaway!

And secondly, I’ve heard some whisperings that our September kit 5th & Main was a little feminine for some. I wanted to share some designs from our team that show just how versatile this kit and add ons really are.

I’ve gone through the team and guest designer galleries to show you how the same kit works for all varieties of layout.

The sky paper goes very boy here on this graffiti-inpsired page by Denise:


It goes all coffee and adult on this page by Alissa:

And it goes very girl like Jaime did here:

How about this travel and kid-imagination inspired page by MandyK that uses mostly the main kit:

Jody went very grown up and highlighted an anniversary trip she and her husband took to Chicago recently:

Sure Sharmaine has four girls, but there’s plenty of non-pink on this playful design about her family:

Steph offered homage to a beloved camera and even though she used pink, there’s not a thing about this page that screams girlie.

And guest designer Maggie Holmes created this layout that just shouts BOY!

So you see, yes you can make very girl layouts with our September kit 5th & Main, but you are definitely not limited to florals and feminine this month. There’s plenty of other products, even more in my opinion, that lend themselves to adults and boys in this kit. Don’t be scared if you see a flower or a bit of pink, instead think outside the box (order it first, then think outside it)!

For more inspiration, please check out what our Cocoa Daisy Designers and guest designer, Maggie Holmes, did this month in their 5th & Main galleries!

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  1. SuzMannecke

    Love seeing the wide array of design styles here!!! And being a momma to two boys, I think it’s challenging yet fun to create with more feminine papers and embellishments on layouts that are photo heavy masculine. FWIW.

  2. karenladd

    Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway!! Can’t believe I won..and already emailed you! Woo hoo!


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