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WOW #170: down-size a design

In a world of super-size everything, it might be easy to believe that bigger is always better…but I think sometimes it’s good to scale things down a bit.  I love looking for inspiration in scrapbook layouts and figuring out how to translate certain design elements, techniques, and styles onto cards.  Usually, down-sizing is part of this translation process.  Today I’m sharing a card where I employed this process.

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My original inspiration came from this layout by Heidi Sonbul  - it is featured in her Signature Series book (you can find it HERE- it’s amazing!):

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I just loved the way Heidi arranged the strips of patterned paper to make the fun eye-catching design on the right side of her page and I thought it would make a fun card-front.  Here’s how I did it:

1.  Gather several coordinating patterned papers and cut several strips.  (the strips do not have to be exactly the same width)

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2.  Cut a piece of cardstock to 4″ x 5 1/4″ (this is slightly smaller than the card base will be).  Draw a pencil line right down the center.

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3.  Start arranging the paper strips on either side of the pencil line (consider using pre-cut strips and strips with decorative edges as well).

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4.  When you are happy with the arrangment, start cutting the strips at an angle (use the pencil line as a guide for cutting the angle)

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5.  Attach the strips to the cardstock block with adhesive

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6.  After everything is attached, it will look crazy like this:

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And when you flip it over, it will look like this:

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Don’t worry – just grab some scissors and trim the outside edges

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Now it looks all nice and clean and pretty!

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7.  Add any additional embellishments (like the “hello” paper clip)

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8.  Adhere the block to the front of a white card base

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9.  Add a fun paper block to the inside of the card for an unexpected surprise!

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That’s it!  The down-sized design is now complete!

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All of the fun papers and embellishments I used for this project were also designed by Heidi Sonbul for GCD Studios - she is one talented gal!

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Don’t forget to check out Heidi’s book:

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If you create a card based on this inspiration piece and tutorial, we’d love to see it – please leave a link in the comment section!

 

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Wendy Sue Anderson

Introducing Misc Me from BoBunny

Introducing BoBunny’s new

Misc Me

A journal that is perfect for keeping track of your precious life memories, daily schedule or family recipes.

There are 6 uniquely designed binders to choose from:

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With three different kinds of inserts and dividers, there is something for everyone; life journal, daily planner or recipe.

Document your life and all your loved ones with a Misc Me Life Journal.

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Keep your life organized and fashionable all at the same time with Misc Me calendar.

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Finally, our newest addition – RECIPE! A great way to store all your favorite recipes while documenting the progress of new ones.

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Misc Me is so simple to use and will make any life event easy to capture.

BoBunny would like to thank Northridge Publishing for the opportunity to post on their blog today and a big thank you to all our BoBunny fans! We love you all!!

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Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.

Heidi Swapp Launch Party Day 5 Winner’s Circle

Thank you to all who spent the week celebrating the launch of Heidi Swapp‘s Signature Series book! We hope you’ve all had a great time celebrating with us, and have been inspired to get out and create! Don’t forget to pick up your very own copy of Heidi’s fabulous Signature Series book! We know you are going to absolutely love it.

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Heidi Swapp Serendipity Winner’s Circle

1. Debbie Gauvin 

Congratulations, Debbie! Please send your full name and shipping address to: jenni@northridgepublishing.com. Please put “Heidi Swapp Winner” in the subject line of your email. Thanks everyone for joining in on the fun!

*WINNERS HAVE 2 WEEKS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE, PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Northridge Publishing and not to Facebook.

 

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Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.

Friday Giveaway: Fancy Pants Designs

Today’s Friday giveaway is sponsored by one of our favorites—Fancy Pants Designs! One lucky winner will receive their Down By The Shore collection! Goodies include 6×6 paper pad, Rub-ons, Titles, Flair, Label Stickers, Bags, Photo Frames and Pennants! Enter below for your chance to win!

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(Please leave separate comments on this post for each entry)

MAIN ENTRY:

- Enter to win by commenting below. Comment on this post by Wednesday @ 8:30am {MST}. THREE winners will receive the package detailed above. We’ll announce our winners tomorrow!

For additional entries:

- Post this giveaway on your Instagram and tag @Northridgepublishing. one entry

- Stop by the Fancy Pants Facebook page and leave a “thank you” for sponsoring today’s giveaway. one entry.

- Share this giveaway (on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc) & link to your post in your additional comment. one entry.

- “Pin” this giveaway on Pinterest. one entry.

 

DCWV WINNER’S CIRCLE

1. Denisse D.

2. Heaney

3. Karen Skapin

 

Congratulations, ladies! Please send your full name, shipping address, and phone number to: jenni@northridgepublishing.com. Please put “DCWV Winner” in the subject line of your email. Thank you everyone for joining us this week!

*WINNERS HAVE 2 WEEKS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING


This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Northridge Publishing and not to Facebook. Winners must claim their prizes within 2 weeks.
Congratulations, Ladies! Please send your full name, shipping address, and phone number to: jenni@northridgepublishing.com. Please put “Tim Holtz Winner” or “Coats and Clark Winner” in the subject line of your email. Thanks everyone for joining in on the fun!


PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING

 

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Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.

Heidi Swapp Launch Party: Day 5

We’ve had so much fun celebrating the release of Heidi Swapp’s new Signature Series book!  If you’ve been lucky enough to snag one of this week’s amazing packages, we’d love for you to share your creations on the Signature Series Facebook page. We also wanted to thank ALL of our wonderful readers and sponsors for joining in the Party!

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Our launch party day 5 sponsor is Heidi Swapp herself! ONE lucky winner will receive her fabulous Serendipity collection, including  Serendipity Paper pack, Foto stacks, clear pockets, and serendipity frames! You are going to love it!

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(Please leave separate comments on this post for each entry)

MAIN ENTRY:

- Enter to win by commenting below. Comment on this post by Saturday @10:00am {MST}. ONE winners will receive Heidi’s Seredipity collection as detailed above. We’ll announce our winners Monday!

For additional entries:

- “Like” the Signature Series Facebook page and leave a comment telling us what your favorite project in Heidi’s sneak peek.  one entry.

- Post this giveaway on your Instagram and tag @Northridgepublishing. one entry

- Stop by the Heidi Swapp Facebook page and leave her a big “thank you” for sponsoring this giveaway.  one entry.

- Share this giveaway (on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc) & link to your post in your additional comment. one entry.

- “Pin” this giveaway on Pinterest. one entry.

 

SILHOUETTE WINNER’S CIRCLE

1. Amy Jones#8546

Congratulations! Please send your full name, shipping address, and phone number to: jenni@northridgepublishing.com. Please put “Silhouette Winner” in the subject line of your email. Thanks everyone for joining in on the fun!

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Northridge Publishing and not to Facebook. Winners must claim their prizes within 2 weeks. Packages typically ship within 2-4 weeks, but can take up to 6 weeks to ship.

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Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.

Heidi Swapp Launch Party: Day 4

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Today’s sponsor is the fabulous Silhouette! The creative possibilities are endless with the Silhouette and Heidi proves that again and again throughout her new Signature Series book. Well, now you can create just like Heidi! ONE lucky winner will receive a Silhouette CAMEO®!

The Silhouette CAMEO® is an electronic cutting machine for personal use. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac® with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 12″ wide and 10 feet long. The machine also has the ability to register and cut printed materials.

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(Please leave separate comments on this post for each entry)

MAIN ENTRY:

- Enter to win by commenting below. Comment on this post by Tuesday @8:00am {MST}. ONE winner will receive a Silhouette Cameo. We’ll announce our winner tomorrow!

For additional entries:

- “Like” the Signature Series Facebook page and leave a comment telling what you love about Heidi’s style of creating.  one entry.

- “Like” the Silhouette Facebook page and leave a comment telling what you love about Heidi’s style of creating.  one entry.

- Post this giveaway on your Instagram and tag @Northridgepublishing. one entry

- Share this giveaway (on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc) & link to your post in your additional comment. one entry.

- “Pin” this giveaway on Pinterest. one entry.

 

Bazzill Basics Winner’s Circle

1.  Pat P.

Studio Calico Winner’s Circle

 2. Andrea Garland

Congratulations, Ladies! Please send your full name, shipping address, and phone number to: jenni@northridgepublishing.com. Please put “Bazzill Basics Winner” or “Studio Calico Winner” in the subject line of your email. Thanks everyone for joining in on the fun!

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Northridge Publishing and not to Facebook. Winners must claim their prizes within 2 weeks. Packages typically ship within 2-4 weeks, but can take up to 6 weeks to ship.

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Jenni Guynn

Jenni is our wonderful Ad Director at Northridge Publishing. She will be sharing with you some great offers and introducing us all to some fabulous companies.