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Label Tulip: Sold Out!

Wow.  The Label Tulip reveal was Wednesday night and they're already sold out completely!  This kit went super fast.  I like to think it was the amazing work by the design team, but it's probably because the kits are way cool!  Here's the main kit:


And here's my work with the kit:

Details and Tips:
  • Adhere your transparency by pushing it into the wet paint.  When the paint dries, your transparency will be permanently adhered to your layout!
  • If you don't have the right letter or number stickers, make your own!  I like to paint or write my title and then use a sharp pair of scissors to cut it out.

Details and Tips:
  •  To make a quick and easy mask, cut a scrap of paper into a shape (like the heart I used) and then place removable adhesive on the rear and attach it to whatever you want.  Now you're ready to paint or ink around the mask.  Simply remove the mask and you're done!
  • To create the machine stitched title, put the feed dogs down on your machine and use a free motion foot.  Then just move the paper under the needle to create your title!  I used variegated thread for an even more fun look!

Details and Tips:
  • Hand cutting is not hard.  It just takes time.  I like to use a sharp pair of scissors and always remember to turn the paper not the scissors.  I used foam adhesive to give dimension to the flowers and vines.
  • To distress the edges of your cardstock, use the edge of your scissors. You can add some ink to enhance the effect.

Details and Tips:
  • I was inspired by the many ovals on this red fabric (right).  I created my own wonky circles by cutting them out with scissors.  I used a mixture of cardstock, patterned paper, brads, chipboard, and foam adhesive.
  • You can see that I used two colors of ink (a green and a brown) to darken up the edges of the die cut piece of paper.  I think that it helps to emphasize the cool die cut edge!

Details and Tips:
  •  To unify strips of paper, try stitching over them with a single color of embroidery floss.  Tip: Pre-punch your holes with a paper piercer to make your life easier!
  • If you hate your handwriting, think about a different way to write.  One of my favorite techniques is to create block letters.  It takes a little longer, but it's a great page element!
If you'd like to be inspired by the seriously stellar design team and their amazing, colorful creations, just click here.

You can still buy at least two of the add-on kits.  And if you subscribe now, you'll definitely get one of next month's kits!  On a personal note, I have to confess that I wasn't sure if I loved this kit when I got it.  The colors weren't my first choice and some of the prints seemed awfully bold.  But after working with it, I am happy to say that I *love* it and I completely trust Cindee and Cathy.  They make some wonderful choices and put stuff together sooooo well! 

I promise a long detailed run down of the Scrapbook Memories taping next post!

Thanks for stopping by!