Most times when I sit down to scrap, I like neutral cardstock and a bit of layered patterned paper. However, when I saw the new Calypso line by Bo Bunny, I knew I loved the mix of colors and patterns. I like to purchase double-sided patterned paper since I normally layer patterned papers together. By purchasing double-sided paper, I'm more likely to use my scraps as accents on my layouts!
To create the layout below, I first played around with what direction to put the wavy blue paper. I knew I wanted to include the red heart, so the paper needed to be upright on my page. I trimmed it so that I could frame everything with a small bit of blue cardstock (Yosemite, by Bazzill), then matted my photo with brown cardstock (Java, by Bazzill). Since I ordered these products online through www.acherryontop.com, I also ordered coordinating Bazzill cardstock listed within the Bo Bunny line. This way I didn't need to worry about matching my own colors or attempting to match using online photos. To get the flowers that overlap the photo, I ordered a second sheet of the flower paper so that I could cut one of the sheets to make my own die cuts. I overlapped the flower "die cuts" onto the bottom layer of paper and used pop dots to give dimension to the page. Lastly, my title and brown swirl are from the coordinating sticker sheet, which I chose to dress up with Bo Bunny brads from this line!
Next, I layered double-sided red and yellow patterned papers to create the layout below. The photos are from my nursery school days, and they had turned somewhat orange over time. I chose matching colors to help overcome the discoloration instead of trying to hide it with neutrals. Because the patterned paper is so vibrant, I used cardstock as my background (Kraft and Java, by Bazzill). I had fun playing with the embellishments on this layout, and chose to overlap the flowers and stitch on a few buttons. Rather than purchasing expensive journal spots, I cut up the coordinating journal spots from this line. This way I had four coordinating journal spots!
The flower paper in this line is what originally made me order this line! I was planning to do something soft with this paper, and chose to go with a baby girl layout to show that these papers can be used in a soft way. I distressed the edges with pink to add some girly hints, then layered cardstock (Powder Blue, by Bazzill) and patterned paper together. I popped the flower up to give dimension to the page, and hand-stitched the pink petals and buttons. I added some doodled stitching around the edges and chose to go with coordinating stickers for my title. This page is gift for a friend, so there is no added journaling.
A couple of months ago I received an award from Central Connecticut State University. I hadn't scrapped the photos yet because they were a bit dark and I didn't have anything in my stash that went well with the browns and blues from the photos. I somewhat blocked my photos/title to give this layout a clean look, then added a few embellishments. To get the four circles in the top corner, I used my circle punch and added coordinating eyelets/brads. Because I covered most of the page with photos and journaling, the small bits of striped paper peeking through are just enough to add color on my page without overpowering my photos!
Each time I sit down to scrap, I try to create cards before I purge small scraps. This time around, I anticipated that I would be making cards, and ordered coordinating cardstock to make cards! Below are two examples of what I created.
Below are the coordinating papers and embellishments that I used from the Bo Bunny Calypso line:
I used the following coordinating colors of Bazzill cardstock:
In addition, I used the following items from various other companies:
Beautiful layouts and cards!
I want these papers!!!
I love the Calypso line and you totally rocked it! Your layouts are amazing and I never expected to see a "soft" page using this line! You also showed me that the back of the striped paper is awesome. It was one that I didn't order because it was just plain stripes but now that I see the back it is going right in my cart to add to the rest of my Calypso/Popsicle collection. Totally fantastic reveal!
Love the projects -and I love Calypso! I especially love the childhood photos - the papers you used are perfect with the coloration of the photos - you were so cute, even when in a mood!
Great job with the calypso! you've given me a ton of new ideas! :)
these are all really cute! love this line!!!
Fabulous job with the Bo Bunny!!
I LOVE Bo Bunny...anything Bo Bunny!! You totally rocked this, Kathy! *Ü*
I just love these layouts! I never would have expected the soft baby layout to come from this line, but it's so perfect!
Awesome reveal! Loving it!
Cute stuff! I love all these bright papers!
beautiful! great job!