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WOW #170: down-size a design

post date iconAugust 14th, 2013 author iconWendy Sue Anderson
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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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WOW #170: down-size a design
 

Wendy Sue Anderson

Heidi Swapp Launch Party: Day 5

post date iconAugust 9th, 2013 author iconJenni Gasparrini
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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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Heidi Swapp Launch Party: Day 5
 

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

post date iconAugust 8th, 2013 author iconJenni Gasparrini
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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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Heidi Swapp Launch Party: Day 4
 

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 3

post date iconAugust 7th, 2013 author iconJenni Gasparrini
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Bazzill

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We are so excited to bring two more fabulous sponsors today – one that you’ll spot in Heidi Swapp’s Signature Series book a few times: Bazzill Basics and Studio Calico!

Our first sponsor, Bazzill Basics, is offering a 100 pack of their fabulous cardstock and a Marathon Runner and refill to ONE lucky winner!

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Our second sponsor is the lovely Studio Calico!

ONE lucky winner will receive the Valley High scrapbook kit which includes a mix of fabulous cardstock, patterned paper, and embellishments (Alpha Stickers, Cork Tags, Kiss Kiss Dots, Cork Thicker Alpha Confetti and more)!

But the fun doesn’t stop there! You will also receive Classic Calico Mister Huey’s Spray, Ruby Red Ink Pad, Moss Lawn Chalk Edger and more!

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GOOD LUCK!

(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 Bazzill Basics Facebook page and leave a “thank you” for sponsoring today’s giveaway. one entry.

- Stop by the Studio Calico 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.

 

Tim Holtz Winner’s Circle

1. Peggy B

2. Gina Eguia

3. Jeannette aka Jnett

4. Robin Buchholz

5. Tona

6. Barbara Staradumsky

 

Coats and Clark Winner’s Circle

1. Kathy: “Just stating my sewing collection so the Coats and Clark Thread would be so great to win!!” 

 

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!

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.


PLEASE ALLOW 4-6 WEEKS FOR SHIPPING

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Heidi Swapp Launch Party: Day 3
 

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 Sonboul’s New Website and Blog are Now Live

post date iconMay 6th, 2013 author iconJenni Gasparrini
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HeidiSonboul.com is now live! Come be apart of the launch of Heidi’s new website and blog! It is filled with fabulous, fresh ideas and even classes that you will love!

Join Heidi all week on her new blog as she celebrates the launch of her Signature Series book and webite with sneak peeks and lots of giveaways!

Visit HeidiSonboul.com here: http://www.heidisonboul.com/

And don’t forget to order your very own copy of Heidi Sonboul’s Signature Series Book! We know you are going to love it!

Order your copy of Heidi’s Signature Series here: http://www.northridgepublishing.com/store/display/signature-series-heidi-sonboul

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Heidi Sonboul’s New Website and Blog are Now Live
 

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.

A special sneak peek into the Heidi Sonboul Signature Series Book

post date iconApril 30th, 2013 author iconJenni Gasparrini
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Today, we’ve got a very special sneak peek inside Heidi Sonboul’s upcoming Signature Series book! We love how she incorporates cross-stitching into this whimsical layout, and are sure you’re going to be inspired by the many different crafting techniques she uses throughout her book. Don’t miss tomorrow as we have planned an even bigger reveal and an exciting giveaway handpicked by Heidi herself!

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A special sneak peek into the Heidi Sonboul Signature Series Book
 

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.