Monday, June 27, 2011

Karen Foster Cutie Pie Line

For my kit last week as a designer for Lila's Scrapbooking and More, I got to work with the Karen Foster 'Cutie Pie' line. It's a perfect line for anyone with a little girl in their life.

This first card, was a little bit of a stretch, since it didn't actually use the Karen Foster Paper; but the embellishments I got in the designer kit; I used a Paper Trey Ink patterned paper (polka dot parade) with the stick on ribbon and rub on for this card.

I LOVE how it turned out; and can't wait to send this out to someone who has recently had a baby... now; could someone get on that, so I can send a card?

The next card used the 'leftover' pieces from inside the layouts title. I did run them through my Xyron, and then dip them in clear embossing powder, so make them glassy. I used pop dots to pop them up and give the card some dimension, since it's a fairly flat card otherwise. I also used my Irock to add some bling.

I saw a card on the cover of my latest Papercrafts Magazine, using a cute patterned banner and wanted to do one also. I was going to use the patterned paper from the Cutie Pie line; but since I wanted that to be the focus, thought I'd stick with a glitter paper from DCWV for the banner. You can't tell much from the photo, but before I stuck the banner on, I adhered the hemp cord with glue, and then sort of shaped the banners to stick out at the bottom, so they look like they're floating. This also used a rub on from the designer kit. All of the items I've used can be purchased at Lila's Scrapbooking and More, in Everett WA.
This card was so simple, and turned out very cute, I acutally used two of the patterned papers, and a piece of thick crocheted type ribbon for it. That's all!

I had a good time working on it, and finally got some more of Zoe's photos from when she was little tiny scrapbooked. I love how the cards turned out as well and think for as simple as they were (because even when they're simple, it takes me a year to stop waffling and actually stick something on!) they will be great for baby cards.

This layout I got from a sketch I found online. I've been throwing together a 'sketch binder' so that I can quickly pick one I like, and make something instead of waffling (since I'm slightly indecisive) for an hour before I can get moving. I cut the 'baby' blocks from New Arrival, and as you can see used the inside to make a card, instead of throwing them away.

Soon, I'll post up the project currently sitting on my scrap table... the Karen Foster Party Animals Line.

Also, Lila's is looking for a few more design team members to help us get more out on the store floor for our customers. She is looking for 1-2 people who has a passion for scrapbooking, crafting and making items using the products designated. The people who make the team must be able to meet a deadline and be flexible with product pickup and type of products used. On the design team, designers recieve 35% off their kits for the what's new section and 25% off all other items. If this sounds like you, go and see this blog post on Lila's Scrapbooking Site.

I hope you have a wonderful week!


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