Friday, July 31, 2009

Crazy for Circle Circus

Birthdays are all about bright, festive colors and fun shapes and surprises. When I was choosing my colors for this page, I immediately went to our new In Colors. They are bright and fun, just the thing I wanted! I chose Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, and Soft Suede from the In Colors, and threw in some Real Red and Whisper White, as well.
  • Both the 1/2" ribbons I used on this page are "polka dot": one is showing its spots and the other is not! That's what I love about the new In Color ribbon: Polka dot, or NOT! It's up to you because one side has spots and the other doesn't.
  • Clear buttons: I placed a 1" crushed curry circle behind a clear button to add some dimension and extra color to the birthday title.
  • A styled silver brad from the hodgepodge hardware set complements and accents the Bermuda Bay ribbon.
  • Glam up a cute cupcake by using your two-way glue pen to sprinkle on some chunky essentials glitter.
  • Add some extra fun by stamping on your cardstock and cutting out your images in different colors.

If a layout doesn't just pop into my head (it usually doesn't!), I need a little inspiration. Do you need some sketch inspiration when you're working on scrapbook pages? Sometimes I find layout inspiration from packaging on products I use (like the other day when I tore off the front of a cereal box because I thought it would make a good page layout!), and other times I like to peruse the sketch challenges at splitcoast. Today's pages were inspired by Sketch Challenge #23:

I also incorporated the scrapbook variety challenge #87, which is to use elements from "Rock, Paper, Scissors". For my "rock", I used the chunky essentials glitter, for "paper" I tore the edges of the frames, and for "scissors" I used my circle punches. Fun stuff!

Want to give this project a try? All of the supplies I used are listed below. Just CLICK HERE to go to my Stampin' Up! website to order any of the supplies you need. Once you get there, click on "Shop Now" in the upper right hand corner, and use the item numbers listed below.

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Happy Stampin! ~Heather

Stampin' Supplies (and item numbers):

Stamps:Crazy for Cupcakes (111618), Circle Circus (115778)
Ink:Soft Suede (115657), Crushed Curry (115659), Bermuda Bay (115655)
Paper: Real Read (102482), Crushed Curry (115319), Bermuda Bay (115317), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: Round Tab Punch (108340), Circle Punches: 1-3/4" (112004), 1-1/4" (104403), 1" (109046), Aqua Painter (103954), The Tearing Edge (102930), Paper-piercing tool (116631), Mat Pack (105826), Two-way glue pen (100425), Mini Glue dots (103683)
Embellishments: Chunky Essentials Glitter (108797), Clear Buttons (105447), 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (109070), 1/2" Polka Dot Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon (115612), 1/2" Polka Dot Bermuda Bay Grosgrain Ribbon (115610), Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware (111325), Silver Brads (104336)

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