February 2012

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Top Trends of 2012

In December 2011, our editors picked what they thought would be the top scrapbooking trends of 2012. See the fun projects and products that you should keep a lookout for this year!

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A Hanging Tags Sketch To Inspire!

Not only do we have beautiful card interpretations for you, but we also have two 12″ x 12″ scrapbook layout examples nicely based on this card sketch.  We wanted to show you the versatility of sketches and how easily they can be tailored to your project needs.  See the scrapbook layouts at the bottom of the post.

Designed by Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch?

“The Sweetest Thing” Card

Designed by Valerie Salmon

SOURCES  Patterned Paper:  Echo Park.  Glitter Cardstock:  Coredinations.  Sentiment sticker:  Making Memories.  Border punch:  Fiskars.  Heart Punch:  Fiskars.  Corner rounder punch:  Fiskars.  Other:  baker’s twine.

Designer’s Notes: 

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I decided to use punched hearts on my circular tags.  I added splashes of glitter & metallic cardstock to give the card a more festive feel.

“Thanks so much” Card

Designed by Andrea Budjack

SOURCES    Papertrey Ink – stamps, cardstock, ink.  Glitz – paper.  My Mind Eye – paper.  Martha Stewart – border punch.  EK Success – border punch.  Urban Lilly – label stamp and butterfly.  The Girls Paperie – label stamp.  Remember Me Emily – vintage button.  David Tutera – adhesive pearls (bridal collection).  Frost It Pink – ribbon.  Glue Arts – adhesive.  Tsukineko – ink.  Other -twine, eyelet, thread.

Designer’s Notes: 

When I see a sketch I look at the collection of elements and being to layout my basic design.  In this sketch I was drawn to the two labels and snowflakes.  With spring on my mind I found my favorite butterfly and label stamps which I could stamp in a solid color on cream paper to match the pattern of the paper in the background.  Once those elements were created the rest of the card fell into place.  I usually include ribbon on my cards and found it went well with the punched borders and a place to tie on my tiny tag.

“Warm Winter Birthday Wishes” Card

Designed by Ingrid Danvers

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Kars (glitter) | Patterned paper: Scenic Route | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Walking in a Winter Wonderland) | Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black) | Buttons: Papertrey Ink | Twine: Timeless Twine | Tools: Papertrey Ink (Tiny Tags die, Pinking Shears Border), Martha Stewart (snowflake punches), We R Memory Keeps (Corner Chomper), sewing machine | Foam dots: Zva Creative

Designer’s Notes: 

I used scraps from a Christmas patterned paper collection to create this winter birthday card. The B-sites of most Christmas papers are often less “Christmassy” and can be easily used for winter-themed cards. For a more winter look I cut the snowflakes from glitter cardstock. Of course you can also use glitter or glitter glue.

“A Happy New Year” Card

Designed by Rae Barthel

SOURCES  Cardstock: (Rustic white) Papertrey Ink.  Patterned paper: (from Season’s Greetings collection) Echo Park Paper Company.  Accents: (Element stickers from Season’s Greetings collection) Echo Park Paper Company; (rhinestones) Michael’s.  Fiber: (Charcoal twine) The Twinery.  Tool: (Corner rounder punch) We R Memory Keepers.

Designer’s Notes: 

I find the color combination of red, light blue and white (or off white) to be very refreshing and reminiscent of a brisk winter’s day…. from the crisp snow and the blue sky, to the red cardinal sitting on a bare branch. This color combination was the perfect backdrop for my “happy new year” card. It might be nice to keep a few cards like this on hand to send to those friends/family who sent you a late Christmas card… rather than send a Christmas card after Christmas, you can send a “happy new year” card instead!

And now for the scrapbook layouts…

Joy” Layout

Designed by Diane Payne

SOURCES  Cardstock: Coredinations (tan), American Crafts (pink, blue, and cream), Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye (stripe), Snowflakes: Maya Road, Tissue paper trim: Studio Calico, Twine: My Mind’s Eye
Word Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Brads: Crate Paper, Mist: Studio Calico, Ink: Prima, Paint: Claudine Helmuth, Kit: Studio Calico Brooklyn Flea

Designer’s Notes: 

Put all those word stickers in your stash to use and create a border around your layout. It is a fun, whimsical way to finish off a layout and draw the eye in to your photo!

“Snow Angels” Layout

Designed by Chrissy Greenman

SOURCES  Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace Designs, Alphabet stickers: American Craft (white), Adornit- Carolee’s Creations (blue), Pen- Sakura, Twine- My Mind’s Eye.

Designer’s Notes: 

Why not make your favorite card sketch into your favorite layout sketch.  All you have to do is replace some of the large embellishments with pictures.  This sketch is the perfect starting point with its simple design.  I replaced the two tags with pictures but added smaller tags next to the them to mimic the sketch.  I balanced my layout by adding snowflakes to the top left corner and bottom right corner of the layout.

‘Want more sketches?  Visit the Got Sketch? blog for more inspiring ideas to fit your scrappy needs.

Get ideas.  Be inspired. 

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