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06 March 2011

Something new...

Hi there!
As I'm sure you've noticed, there is just a flood of new goodies for all of the papercrafting world to drool over these days.  I just love the post-CHA rush!

Yesterday, I was working away at Scrapbook League at Scrappy Chic, and I tried a product that, if I'm not mistaken, is really new -- something I hadn't seen before. Take a look:


Foldies! Foldies are new from Sassafras -- these are from the delightful Sweetly Smitten line -- and they're reminiscent of the punch-out books I had as a kid. I popped out a little cluster of flowers from a 12x12 sheet (I think there's 4 or 5 total), folded on the little tabs, and then stuck my newly-dimensional embellishment right onto this layout of my sweet Dexter basking in the sun. It was super-easy to add dimension to a relatively flat layout, and I love that big ol' yellow flower in the middle! (By the way, I totally used a great tutorial from Meg to create those photo strips -- go check it out if you'd like to make some for yourself...thanks, Meg!)

I made a card, too:


It's a little easier to see here: the cluster started out flat, and I folded the little tabs under the leaves and the two smaller flower groups, then adhered it to the card with various heights of dimensional adhesive, curving it to fit around the corner of the card. Popped on a quick sentiment with some Echo Park letter stickers and called it good! (Oh, and the background paper is stamped with the envelope pattern stamp from Hero Arts -- also new, and definitely versatile!)

So, has anyone else seen or tried these? I'm usually kinda useless when it comes to flowery embellishments, but these just seem fun :)

Speaking of fun, I'm off to finish a movie and play with my newly-assembled Counterfeit kit -- I'll show that one off tomorrow!

Happy Sunday :)

6 comments:

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

These are way cool and look fantastic on your layout and card! I love all the new stuff from CHA, but am trying to resist buying it all so I have plenty of shopping at Mega Meet. Hope I can wait until May!

Meg said...

Oooooh, those foldables looks like so much fun! I can see how they can easily become addicting. You are rocking the photo strip, girl! I love the last photo of Dexter--"seriously? still with the camera? how many photos you gonna take, dude?" I still do not understand how you can combine so many elements on your layouts and have it look so damn good every time!

I love the envelope texture stamp and-GASP!-I guess I need to get the new Echo Park paper pack because Scrabble letter stickers=heaven. Hope your movie was good!

Emily Leiphart said...

OOhhhh, such loveliness in both these projects! Those foldies remind me of paper dolls which I LOVED! I can see how they might be addictive.

Dexter is super adorable and the layout really shows that! As for the card, those Scrabble stickers are totally drool-worthy. ;)

Lindsey said...

I thought I recognized that photo strip technique! It looks awesome here. What a great way to show off the sun-lovin' Dex! And those Scrabble letters? They're a must-have. Oh yeah, the foldies might be a must-have, too. If you can't tell, I really like both these, Ang!

Pam said...

Heya Ang,

I saw those at CHA and wondered what the reaction would be - yours is the first I've seen, so I will stay tuned. I do love the photo stip a LOT. Go orange. ;)

Liz Michaud said...

When I was at CHA the girls in the booth were telling me that they were 'the hit of the show'. Which was funny because I didn't hear anyone talking about them on blogs or website or CHA must have lists :)
Long story short I ended up adding them to the order when I got to the booth in order to get something free (can't remember what that was now!). Glad you like them since I took a risk on them! Can't wait to try them myself :)

Great layout too :)