Friday, April 27, 2012

Tips for the Dotty for You Artwork

You can pick up your own Dotty for You Paper Pack through the end of May during our National Scrapbooking Month Campaign for only $5 with a $35 purchase from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book.  Contact me or shop here to pick up your pack now.


The Dotty for You Paper Pack comes with a beautiful artwork insert.  Here are some tips from Close to My Heart to complete these beautiful scrapbook pages with the Dotty for You Paper Pack.

Sisterly Love Page

Polaroid Snapshot Technique

Create a Polaroid snapshot look by first cutting out a rounded-corner rectangle the size of your focal point. Then, cut a larger rectangle around the negative space, creating the look of a Polaroid. For example, if your subject is 3" × 2", cut a rounded 3" rectangle using the Cricut® machine then discard the rectangle and keep the negative space, cutting that piece at 4" × 2½". Add journaling to the empty white space at the bottom and attach it to the layout at an angle using 3-D foam tape. You’ll now be able to create the Polaroid look for any kind of picture without needing a Polaroid camera!

Kiss Page

Pin Flags Technique

Make a darling accent from your paper scraps by trimming a complementary banner and wrapping it around a pin from the Bling assortment (Z1466) to form a small pin flag.

Surf Page

Stitch a Frame

Use dark thread and stitch around your layout’s focal elements to ground your page.

Sweet Life Page

Making Embellishments Stand Out

Add a bit of white, solid space behind decorative elements, such as this baker’s twine bow, to help them stand out on busy B&T Duos® papers, like this chevron pattern.

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