Two of the biggest obstacles facing scrapbooks are 1) a lack of time and 2) a lack of money. So often we see beautiful layouts with lots of intricate layers and details. And while we admire these creations most of us don't have the time to create such detailed designs or the money to buy all the supplies needed.
Well I have the perfect answer for you. Bisous, pronounced (b-zoo), has the product for you. Their PDQ™ lines, with pre finished scrapbook papers will eliminate these obstacles but leave you with pages that have all the intricate details and the look of layers you desire without the cost or time. Attach your photos; add some journaling and your done. From beginner scrapbookers to seasoned veterans, the PDQ™ lines have something for everyone. Weather you just add photos, build on the foundation to create your personal style, or cut the papers into pieces, you'll find you have endless possibilities with the PDQ™ lines by Bisous.
Here I used Side B of Hot Paper 3. After attaching my photo, I added chipboard for the title and as a few embellishments. I completed my journaling, and added a few rhinestones to the stars surrounding the heart.
Tip: To add some more dimension and make the designs on the paper pop, I traced around some of the designs with coordinating markers and black Sharpie pens.
For this next layout I used two papers from PDQ Hot. For the base, I used Side A of Hot Paper 2, rotating it to the left so the red star was in the bottom left corner. Then I cut out the "1 rectangle" from Side B of Hot Paper 1 and attached it to the upper right corner of page to form my title block. I added my photos, some chipboard and a few alphabet stickers to complete the layout.
Tip: I cut around the upper right corner of the star on the Hot Paper 2 with an Exacto knife and slid the lower left corner of my photo underneath it.
"1 rectangle" cut from Side B of Hot Paper 1 to use as title block
For the next two layouts I used papers from PDQ Rad.
The first layout uses Side B of Rad Paper 4. I printed the saying on a transparency, added the chipboard title and traced around the some of the designs on the paper with colored markers to make them pop. How easy is that? You'd never know there had been cars on this paper but look at how great this paper is for these photos. So fun and easy!!
The second layout uses Side B of Rad Paper 3. As you can see the colors in this paper are perfect for my photos. Some chipboard for the title and embellishments and a few alphabet stickers and it's done. I also cut around a couple of the circles with an Exacto knife so I could side my photos underneath and have a layered look.
The Twilight Prom was a magical experience for me, and what I wanted was a paper to show the romance of the evening. PDQ Crave is a wonderful line for those wedding and love layouts. Here I used Side A of Crave Paper 3. I really love the design of this paper and I thought it conveyed the feeling I was looking for so I kept this layout simple and added just a few pieces of chipboard, a couple flowers, and cut pieces of the announcement for my journaling.
This next layout is a celebration for me. The PDQ Yum! line had exactly what I wanted with its fun, playful colors and designs. I wanted paper that reminded me of a party with confetti and streamers and I found what I was looking for with Side B of Yum Paper 5. This paper cried celebration, which I needed to celebrate the new me. I added some chipboard, rhinestones, and some mini alphabet stickers. I printed my journaling on a transparency so I could line it up on the paper and have the design of the paper show through.
I've shown you many ways you can use the PDQ™ lines for your layouts but the papers from these lines are also perfect for craft projects, cards, and mini albums. Once again all the details to these papers make it look like you spent hours on your projects when in reality they come together quickly and easily. For my "What I Love about You" acrylic mini album, I only used 2 papers (Crave Paper 4 and Crave Paper 5) from PDQ Crave along with the Crave Chip Shapes, some spare alphabet stickers and some miscellaneous ribbons. Since the papers are double sided you don't need a lot of paper to get a detailed look. Just plan what part of the paper you want to show and the order you want them in and you're all set.
Materials Used: (see below for links to individual products)
The projects in this article featured products from Bisous.
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About the author ...
Tristann has been a Creative Team Member at A Cherry On Top since March 2004. She has been published numerous times in magazines and books including Scrapbooks, etc.; Memory Makers; Paper Crafts; Scrapbook Trends; Paper Trends; Cantata Books; Memory Makers Books; Stamping, Stationery & Scrapbooking; Scrapbook Dimensions; Scrapbook & Cards Today; Memories Community; PaperKuts; NanC and Company books; and CorrespondenceArt. She's also served as a featured designer for Bisous, and a guest designer for Dream Street Papers and Adornit Carolee’s Creations. She currently lives in Washington State with her husband, Bryan, and their rescued greyhound. In addition to being an avid scrapbooker and photographer, Tristann is a full-time Human Resources manager for a travel company.
For more information check out Tristann's Blog: http://tristanngraves.wordpress.com/
Tristann this is absolutely amazing. I love what you've created.
WOW Tristann how awesome!!!! You are one creative lady!!!!
Tristann these are great!
Wondeous wonderous! Love what you did with these!
WOW, you really rocked these layouts and the album. I loved all of them!
Awesome layouts, and thank you for all the details on how you put them together!
Unbeilievable work! Love them all.
Wowzers! Seriously awesome!
Wow! Fab job!
You did a great job Tristann!!!
I've been a fan of Bisous for a long time and I am thrilled that ACOT is carrying it now. Tristann, you did such a fantastic job on these projects! Thanks for the ideas!
Absolutely perfect LOs. I love that paper!
Great article and pages Tristann! Love that mini album too!
Awesome!! Beautiful job!!
absolutely FANTASTIC article T!!!!!!! Great wording, great layout examples and I LOVE the big pics of the products!!!!