Happy Monday morning SCT friends! We have a lot to chat about so grab a cup of something wonderful and join Davinie as she shares a great new trend, learn more about what we have planned for National Scrapbook Day this Saturday AND find out about how we plan to celebrate our 11,000 wonderful facebook fans! So let's get started with Davinie's great discovery...
"Hello friends! Davinie here with some projects featuring some fun trends in the industry right now. Today I wanted to talk a little about confetti. Confetti is hot right now. There are a lot of ways to make confetti for your layouts, but the best way I’ve found is simply two different sized hole punches. There are fun border punches that do the trick, but with a hole punch, I can make use of little bits of scraps by punching exactly where I want to go. I also use ½ inch circle punches, and there are also small shaped punches you can pick up at big box stores that make for fun confetti fodder.
At our elementary school they do a big celebration when they reach the 100th day of school. This year Payton’s class made hats, had a 100 day snack where each kid brought 100 of something (we brought chocolate chips. Last year when Morgan was in first grade we brought fish crackers), and they mix it together for a fun treat.
Because it was a celebratory day I wanted to make a fun layout, and that means adding a little confetti. I also utilized another fun product making a resurgence; vellum.
To start this layout, I trimmed some vellum, added some confetti, and stitched the whole thing down in the middle of my background paper. I stitched a grid to add some texture and also keep the pieces spread out a bit as I planned to add layers.
Then it was a matter of adding tags, journaling spots, banners, and a title. The “100” was trimmed with my Silhouette Cameo (but you could easily print something on the computer and cut it out to use as a template.
I topped off the layout with some fun new veneer cameras from Studio Calico.
Add a bit of celebration to your layouts by including confetti on your projects. For additional tips to add confetti, see my blog: http://davinie.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-how-to-add-confetti-to-your.html
See you back here on Wednesday for another fun trend! ~ Davinie
Join us this Saturday, May 5, 2012 for National Scrapbook Day with the whole SCT team and some *friends* too! And our *friends* have some pretty wonderful prizes to share with you! Stay tuned all week as we share more information with you. For now just mark your calendars to join us at 8:00 a.m. EST and each hour we will have another fabulous post to keep you going the whole day through!
And last on the list today...THANK YOU! We hit 11,000 facebook fans this weekend and we are ready to celebrate with a fun contest! Do you remember the show "Let's Make a Deal"? Well join us at noon today EST on the SCT Facebook page and let's make a deal!
Have a wonderful day!!!