Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dreamin' Big Blog Hop

Summer has been given her notice and Autumn is rapidly settling in. It's a time for dreamin' big and what better than the Dreamin' Big blog hop for some inspiration?
Welcome to the Dreamin' Big Australasian Blog Hop! If you landed here from Vandra's blog, you're in the right place. If you landed here from elsewhere, welcome! Follow along our hop and be inspired by what you can create with Dreamin' Big!

Dreamin' Big is our beautiful paper packet for March.
It's a fresh take on flowers and bugs with some beautiful unique autumn-tone colors. I created a card and a layout using this beautiful range and the coordinating Thin Cuts. Don't forget, all current Thin Cuts and Thin Cut Bundles are 25% off this month only!

I created this sweet little birthday card for my card buffets. It's perfect for nearly any birthday! I chose the flower side of the paper to be face up. If you flipped it over to the bug side, you've just changed it for a masculine birthday. Hallelujah for double sided paper! I used the stampset and fussy cut by hand the little butterfly as I didn't have the coordinating thin cut set on the day. Using thin cuts are much more enjoyable than fussy cutting!

I had my eye on this layout in the Magic book for quite a while now and I didn't know what to do with all the circles. I put off doing this layout as I couldn't get my head around it. Then, at an all day workshop, I had a brain burp and thought "Just use something that's not a circle!"

I saw the butterflies in the stampset and decided to stack them up on my page.

I stamped and thin cut each butterfly twice. The first is stuck straight to the page. I used the circle from our Welcome Home Wreath kit to help me put my butterflies in the right spots. Using a large dinner plate or cake pan works just as well.

The second butterfly is attached to the first with a bit of foam tape for a sense of height. I folded the wings upwards to add a bit more oomph. There's also some sequins scattered throughout for a bit of sparkle.

To make these projects you'll need the following supplies. Click through the links to purchase or contact your consultant! Materials used: Dreamin' Big paper packet, Dreamin' Big coordinating cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle, Dreamin' Big Sequins, Poppy Honey Glacier Juniper Slate Exclusive Inks, White Card Value Pack, Magic How To Book, SureCut™ Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer, Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors, Versamat™, Ruler, My Acrylix® Blocks, My Acrylix® Spritz Cleaner, My Acrylix® Stamp Scrubber, 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive, Thin 3-D Foam Tape.

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  1. That is my favourite layouts from the Magic book and it works perfectly with the butterflies.

  2. I love that page layout. Such a clever way to use the butterflies!

  3. Your layout is so nice and the fluttering butterflies really compliments the page.

  4. Such a sweet layout with the butterflies around in a circle like that. Love it.

  5. I Love that layout Kara - I have to admit that I've never used that pattern before - but am going to have to go and create something with it now. Thanks for the inspiration. :)


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