Saturday, April 9, 2011

JBS + Crate + Sassafras = a perfect fit.

It's just about that time again to share the rest of my Jenni Bowlin kit projects for April! I went strictly with the main kit this time and produced several cards with it (in addition to the layout that I posted here). Three of my favorite companies in one kit...right on!

The brown text sticker was on the Sassafras sticker sheet and I thought it would be cute all dressed up with some colorful hearts. Color + kraft background = one of my favorite color combinations lately. I used a Papertrey Ink "thanks" stamp from the Mega Mixed Messages set with Jenni's Brown Sugar ink pad. I sanded the edges of the card.

On the Sweet Baby card, the large butterfly is traced from a JB butterfly die cut. I added a Crate Paper sticker from the kit down the center for extra color.
To create each antennae, I took a piece of white floss, folded it in half, then tied a knot in one end. It created a little loop on the end. A small and subtle detail, but I love those little unexpected details!
"Sweet Baby" is a Papertrey Ink stamp from my stash (the Mega Mixed Messages set) and I used Jenni Bowlin's Chewing Gum stamping ink.
This is a ticket shaped card inspired by the ticket shaped Sass. sticker. I added a pink photo corner, two of Jenni's date stickers from the kit and a Papertrey Ink stamp "Absolutely Fabulous" from my stash (Mega Mixed Messages again). I used a permanent StazOn ink because of the slipperiness of the date stickers. I wanted the ink to dry fast and not smear.
I chose to leave the wooden number plain here, as the wooden color - I thought - looked cute with the other pastel colors on the card.
The last one is my personal favorite! Another Sass. sticker here, and I covered two of the little wooden buttons from the kit with patterned paper, added a photo corner sticker and stamped a Papertrey Ink sentiment from my stash from their Button Boutique stamp set.
You can find Jenni Bowlin's April kits here.
I wanted to point out that even if you are not a card maker, you can still use these ideas on a layout as well! I love that the "blocked" design is in now....meaning the layout design is built in blocks or squares...and I can see one of these cards placed on a layout with photos next to it. Think of these cards as 1/4 of a layout design already done for you! :) Cards are so much easier for me to develop, since they are a smaller palette to work with. When I am creating a layout, I work on small sections at a time to keep from feeling overwhelmed by the larger space. I don't really think of myself as a "card maker", just as one who loves to work with smaller palettes. :)

18 comments:

papertrails leaver said...

Always inspiring your creations are! Love the card with the 1 on it!

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

love these Danielle! and love your idea about using the cards as the start of a layout . . .

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Gorgeous creations Danielle, as always! Love that resin on the butterfly, it added such great dimension to your card.

lynn said...

these are all just darling, danielle!

Trine Brandt-Lassen said...

Especially Love the card with the butterfly. Great use of patterned paper

justsomestuffimade said...

Love this inspiration Danielle! The butterfly antennae are adorable, and the buttons are cute ;)
I love your tips on using small blocks for scrapping. I'd love to dip my toes more into scrapbooking but I feel pretty nervous to try! Partly because I know my photos aren't brilliant and I don't really know how to edit them, and also because 12x12 is a big space! Thanks for the inspiration, hugs, Ruth S

Mandie said...

these are absolutely gorgeous, danielle!

Andrea Amu said...

Great cards!
I love the ticket shaped card and how you dressed up the kraft text sticker with the chain of hearts!

Vio said...

oh, how ~awesome!! I love each of these cards. It always has that looks-like-Danielle-did-it kind of look :o)

Felicitas said...

oh i love every single project. you mix the patterns and colors so perfectly :)

greetings from germany
Felicitas

Charlene said...

Absolutely adorable Dani!!!

Keshet said...

So very pretty!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

sooo pretty...and whimsical..makes me happy! cherry

Audrey Pettit said...

You are SO right, Danielle....JBS + Crate + Sass is a perfect fit and you have absolutely rocked the combo. I LOVE your cards! Each and every one. :)

JULIANA said...

These are wonderful Danielle! Lots of great projects that you have posted lately! I enjoyed looking at them all!

Karen said...

I just love your inspiring touches, Danielle. Every time I go "antiquing or thrift store shopping", I look for cute little vintage goodies to incorporate into my art. Thanks for inspiring me.
Karen

Elizabeth said...

Amazing cards Danielle! I sure hope that my cards look as amazing as yours does!! I know I always say that but they are inspiring!
Hoping that your week is going great!
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Jennifer Yates said...

WOW!WOW! These are definitely some of my favs from you! Just exquisite!!!