Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Fall! from My Little Yellow Bicycle and Design Team

Come in and check out Little Yellow Bicycle's fall line, "Hello Fall!" and you'll "fall" in love just like I did.  These papers are beautiful - the colors are rich and vibrant and the details are so wonderful.  Then I looked at the embellishments all hanging happily together, and "Wow!"  I wanted everything!  The best part is that I could see using the embellishments beyond my scrapbook page and onto some fun accessories and home decor.  I first started with my scrapbook page, combining a few of the double sided papers and a strip from the border sheet.  I mimicked that "happy Fall" cluster again in the upper left for my title.  I added some punched circles and some of the fabric and chipboard embellishments.  It came together quickly (so nice when the paper itself inspires the layout design!) and is perfect for any type of fall photos, like these of Miss H. playing in the leaves last year.

When I saw the package of felt flower embellishments, I knew I wanted to use them for hair barrettes and they worked out perfectly.  I also used the 2 fabric buttons on barrettes - too cute!  After I made the barrettes, I decided to make a little hanger for them out of ribbon and a chipboard tree.  
Next on my list of projects with this cute line was a little banner for my door.  I dug out 4 pieces of Maya Road chipboard shapes and covered them with paper and embellishments.  It was so easy and I love how it turned out!  I did sand the edges of most of the pieces to help them stand out against each other, but other than that, I didn't alter much of anything.  I punched holes using my Crop-a-dile and used medium width ribbon and then a piece of twine to string it together.

If you want to see these projects in person and add some of this line to your stash, I recommend you hurry out to Scrapdoodles and pick it up.  You'll have lots of fun using the paper and the large assortment of embellishments on your layouts and anything else your creative mind can think of!  I think I may have to get some more, too, before it's gone.  See you at the store!
Karen H

1 comment:

Cyndi said...

Really great projects, Karen!