Archives for May 2012
Happy Friday everyone! We are wrapping up the week with a “free for all” project from one of our design team. And if you missed yesterday’s post revealing our brand new mid-release collection Sunnyside, be sure to check it out and enter our giveaway to win this brand new collection before it even hits stores!
“My favourite Pebbles collection to scrap my teenage girl has got to be Hip Hip Hooray. I had fun mixing it up with some Country Picnic and With Love for this layout. I love the cheerful, fun and bright colors and patterns together which help to capture my girl’s personality. I also tried using the twist tie embellishments in a different way here – ruffling it up to add some dimension.” – Pearl Liu, Pebbles Design Team Member
Hip Hip Hooray Good Times ( 751223)
Hip Hip Hooray Party Time ( 751225)
Hip Hip Hooray Celebration ( 751231)
Hip Hip Hooray Stitched Dimensional Circles ( 744290)
Hip Hip Hooray Banner Kit ( 747163)
Hip Hip Hooray Decorative Twist Ties ( 747169)
Hip Hip Hooray ABC stickers ( 732089)
Hip Hip Hooray ABC stickers ( 732090)
Country Picnic Terrace ( 751246)
Country Picnic Vineyard ( 751250)
Country Picnic Masking Tape Stickers ( 732100)
With Love Be Mine ( 751201)
Fresh Goods Sticky Notes ( 732088)
Button Candy Dots ( 744275)
Button Candy Dots ( 744138)
Glitter Candy Dots (744247)
Glitter Candy Dots (744250)
It’s starting to warm up here in the northern hemisphere, and our newest collection is sure helping us getting ready for summer. Introducing Sunnyside!
Sweeter than a day at the park, Sunnyside takes you from fragrant flowerbeds to fluffy clouds in this darling everyday collection. Warm hues of blue, teal, yellow, orange, pink and green create a scene for butterflies, birds and banners to fly.
Soak up the charm of 12 double-sided patterned papers and a host of fantastic embellishments — from corrugated ABC stickers and clear stamps, to dimensional flowers and stitched butterflies, and now a 6×6 paper pad! Sunnyside is full of delightful colors and whimsical designs that we’re sure you’ll love. Take a look:
(The 6×6 Paper Pad comes with 36 sheets of 18 designs in a reduced size. It’s a perfect product for card making!)
What do you think? Let us know by Sunday night and on Monday (May 7) we’ll announce our randomly selected winner of the entire Sunnyside collection!
“I love seeing loads of digital journaling cards that seem to be cropping up all over the place to use on scrapbook pages and for Project Life. I wanted to create some of my own but since I know absolutely nothing about how I would go about doing them digitally, I decided to make some using some blank journaling cards and some of my favourite Pebbles goodies. The bright and cheerful colours of Hip Hip Hooray and Country Picnic were perfect for creating something fun to brighten up my Project Life spreads and the best part of it is that it took me less than 30 minutes to make all four journaling cards! I can’t wait to use these in my Project Life album!” – Stephanie Baxter, Pebbles Design Team Member
Shop for Pebbles Hip Hip Hooray products here
Hip Hip Hooray Confetti (751233)
Hip Hip Hooray Multi ABC Stickers (732089)
Hip Hip Hooray Flag Banner Kit (747163)
Hip Hip Hooray Embossed Stickers (732091)
Hip Hip Hooray Clear Stamps (747170)
Country Picnic Meadow (751243)
Country Picnic Clear Stamps (747171)
First things first, I have a winner to announce from last week’s “Guest Designer” giveaway. Thank you all so much for your comments. And the lucky winner is …
Congratulations! Please email your full name and mailing information (including your phone number for shipping purposes) to pebblesincdt(at)gmail(dot)com and put “Guest Designer Winner” in the subject line.
“April showers bring May flowers, right?!! Well I want to show you how to make an easy, but super fun flower using the twist ties that Pebbles makes! You can find twist ties in the With Love and Hip Hip Hooray collections. The Hip Hip Hooray twist ties were used to make this flower.” – Gretchen McElveen, Pebbles Design Team Member
To start, fold the twist ties in half.
The twist ties have a pattern on one side and are solid on the other side. This will provide a nice variety of colors and contrast for your flower.
Go ahead! Don’t be afraid! Just use the whole package and fold all of the twist ties in half! And please don’t worry about making sure they are all folded perfectly in half. If they are uneven, your flower will be more interesting!
Now punch a 1 ½” circle out of white cardstock. You don’t have to use 1 ½” punch if you don’t have it. You can use a bigger or smaller size – 1 ½” is just what is used in this example. This is just going to be a base to attach the twist ties to so it will be covered up ultimately.
Using adhesive dots (or your favorite strong adhesive), adhere the folded twist ties around the punched circle. Don’t worry about lining up the twist ties exactly or making sure they are even. That is too much trouble! Just have fun with it and let it look a little messy!
Your flower will look something like this when you have all the twist ties adhered to the circle:
The last thing to do is to add a center to the flower. Punch another circle out of white cardstock. This time punch it slightly smaller at 1 ¼”. Once again, you don’t have to use this size punch. You could use the 1 ½” punch again and it would work fine! Or even go bigger! (You really just want to make sure that your punch is bigger than the stitched dimensional circle that you are going to add next). Then adhere the circle to the center of the flower so that it covers up the folded parts of the twist ties. Finally, add a stitched dimensional circle to the center of the punched circle. And there you have it! Your flower is finished!
You could use this flower as a large embellishment on a scrapbook page. Or you could use it on the front of a “springy” mini-album. If I can get my hands on some more packs of the twist ties, I am going to make a few more flowers, attach them to straws, and put them in a brightly colored vase for a fun centerpiece on our kitchen table! You could even use it to jazz up an otherwise boring gift bag like I did here.
Pebbles supplies used:
Hip Hip Hooray Confetti (751233)
Hip Hip Hooray Twist Ties (747169)
Hip Hip Hooray Stitched Dimensional Circles (744290)
Country Picnic Corrugated Raspberry ABC Stickers (732094)