Hello MLS fans! We hope you had a great weekend! We're kicking off another week of creativity at the MLS blog with some great projects from Linda and Melinda today that they created with our City by the Bay collection.
There are so many fun details that Linda used for her banner.
This rosette is beautiful and perfect!
Love the way the houses are cut out and mounted on the clouds here. One of the best things about patterned paper is that often you can cut the images out and use them exactly the way Linda has used the houses from our Marina paper. Get out those scissors friends and cut away!
The hand cut mini banners stapled on the string of this banner is also fun!
Paper folding is a fun technique to use when you don't have matching ribbon on hand. Paired with the lace makes for a vintage feel here.
Now we have some fun cards from Melinda. She created 4 different looks with scraps of the same paper.
Designer tip: I decided to create a matching set and really showcase each side of the patterned papers and the wonderful way in which every colour blends beautifully. I kept the theme continuous throughout the cards with the same scalloped border pattern and added a sweet touch with a bow of baker's twine.
Now for some really fun cards that Melinda created with her Cricut
Love how Melinda used the glitter alpha's here. They don't always have to be used for sentiments and titles.
Designer's tip: The first two cards with the m'n'm bubbles are a fun way to make little boy cards using a not-so-little boy collection and add a bit of chocky which most little boys love. My five year old has been playing with the cards and loves to come and shake them to hear the m'n'm's rattle away in their container. Fortunately he's not a big fan of chocolate so they've remained in tact. I combined City By The Bay papers using the flip sides and the Cricut cartridge 'Boys Will Be Boys' for the rocket and helicopter. All in all they were a fun and bright way to make cards for any little chap that will keep him entertained for quite some time in working out how to get to the treat.
Thanks to our designers for creating some fun projects to share with today! We thank you for stopping by our blog today. We really enjoy creating fun projects to give you ideas for creating with our collections. Be sure and share your work with us at our Facebook page.
You never know when you could be spotted for our monthly news letter. We love spotlighting your creations as our way of saying thank you for being a fan! Now go get your craft on!
Hello MLS fans! Today we are bringing you some City by the Bay inspiration from Ilene Tell. She's created a beautiful mini album to share with you today.
As Ilene shows you with her cover, it's easy to mix your favorite embellishments with City by the Bay.
Love that Ilene used a negative image with mists on the inside cover.
flowers and lace soften the patterned paper.
love those felt clouds
As moms we want to hold onto these memories of our young children. Mini albums are a perfect way to document those photos and fun times. They also make perfect gifts to give our children.
Thank you for stopping by the MLS blog today. We want to remind you that our Farmers Market contest has been extended to the 31st of May. There are 3 great prizes up for grabs and 3 fabulous categories! Click here for all the details!