Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Daisy Bucket Ribbon Elements

I thought I would share with you some techniques to creating original layouts with the Daisy Bucket Ribbon Elements. These "paper" ribbon offer so many different options the list is endless, to name a few techniques you can stamp on the ribbon, curl the ribbon with a paper piercer/scissors, shred the ribbon with scissors, even sew the ribbon with a sewing machine.

On the layout below that I created, I used papers from the Magical Moments Collection, I also used Paper Elements and Mini Classic Alphabet Stamps.

I used the Mini Classic Stamp, to stamp some journaling to the ribbon.

I also used my scissors to curl and shred the ribbon.
To make my ribbon curl even more, I used a moist cloth to slighty wet the paper ribbon and I curled it around my paper piercer and I let it dry that way.

I love the end effect! The Paper Elements Ribbon adds so much dimension to a layout. I hope that you will have fun trying these fun and fast techniques! I can not wait to see your creations!

Happy Scrapping!!!

Mélanie Blackburn

Monday, November 26, 2007

Not Your Usual Ribbons

What do you usually do with your gift tags - those small and cute cards and tags placed on top of your presents? I have to admit I keep those cards every year and I try to include them in my layouts - after all they're mementos to keep and cherish!

Here's what I did: I created a slit/pocket under the small presents so I can insert the gift cards. To give the presents a 3D look, I used foam squares to adhere them. And since the overall theme of this layout is all about gifts, I thought of "wrapping small presents" too with small pieces of paper and tying the presents with ribbons! I thought of using the paper line's name as my title too.

I used the Wrapped Wishes Collection, Ribbon Elements and Clearly Petite Alpha and Image Stamps to create this layout.

The ribbons are so versatile, I was able to cut them into strips - quilled, folded and curled them up! They're like "paper" so it wasn't hard to adhere. The second and last present from the left have "quilled" ribbons on them! While the third and the sixth presents have curled ribbons.

I can't wait to see what you can create using the DBD Ribbons! Happy scrapping!

- Pia Salem-Lopez

Monday, November 19, 2007

Southern Belle Collection

I recently created this layout using papers from the Southern Belle Collection. I love the muted pink, orange and brown tones of this collection. They were the perfect accent to these pictures of my daughter Danika and our dog Willow. I've also highlighted this layout with Daisy Bucket stamps; Flourish Bracket, Dainty Swirl, Brush Star Small Outline and Clearly Petite Stamps.

I hope that you like this lo. Have fun creating!!!

Mélanie Blackburn - DT Member.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wrapped Wishes Altered Tin

Here is a little project I just finished for our local Festival of Trees annual charity event. The "tree" that this present will be going inside of is just adorable! Keep watching for more pictures of that from Cassandra! For my contribution, I altered a couple of tin boxes and placed some yummy French soaps inside.
To make the tins:

1. Cut paper to size to fit around the side and on top.
2. Paint all areas which will not be covered by the paper.
3. Sand the painted areas to distress.
4. Adhere paper to tin.
5. Place gift inside.
6. Paint and add glitter to chipboard snowflake (Cosmo Cricket) and stamp sentiment on to tag.
7. Tie it all up!

a little bit of parchment paper and twine secure the soaps inside of their boxes.

That's it! So fun and easy to make :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Find Daisy Bucket products at a store near you!!


Our new Store Locator is finally live. The guys have been working on it for awhile now.
So take some time and check it out to see if a store near you has Daisy Bucket Designs products.

View new Store Locator here.

If you are a store and need us to update any information or add you to the list let us know. We are working on a list of online store locations and international stores as well.


Thursday, November 08, 2007

Hi Everyone!
Just a quick post to say Hi!

I have been having some fun traveling and meeting papercrafters all over!
A few weeks ago we started in Canada and taught at Open Page Wholesalers. It was an amazing trip, saw Niagara Falls, did some touring, stopped and visited a couple of stores and really enjoyed a few days away.
I then visited Scatter Joy in Sioux Falls, South Dakato and taught 3 classes to some amazing card makers. I loved meeting everyone and Thanks so much for the card for Kenzi. She was so excited and felt very special! ( I missed a play she was in, while gone and they sent her a card)

Last week I was able to teach about 600 women at a convention in Hot Springs Arkansas. What an incredible event to have so many people with one passion in one room. I loved meeting everyone and introducing them to Daisy Bucket.

It has been a great experience meeting so many people around the country and in Canada and sharing Daisy Bucket.

Well we are off to Anaheim for a weekend away, had a bit of a delay (surprise, surprise) so had a few moments to post. Last trip fo the year.