Thursday, September 26, 2013

Laughing Lola

Laughing Lola is one of my favorite new papers from the Autumn/Winter Idea Book. I was instantly drawn to it when I saw it; it's vibrant, warm, and fun.

In August, I worked with the Laughing Lola Workshop on the Go (WOTG).  The WOTG are Close to My Heart's (CTMH) version of a kit. It includes the full paper pack, a how-to/color instruction guide, embellishments, & an exclusive stamp set to coordinate with the paper. All you need are blocks, stamp pad/s, a paper trimmer, scissors & adhesive.

Here is the layout from the WOTG:

I altered mine a bit from the how-to-guide because of the pictures I had. Don't they look great with this paper by the way?! My friend Heather Jean took them for me. I will be posting a project featuring the family photos she just took for me sometime soon. Love her & her work!!

The WOTG also provides an example layout you can create with the extra papers. You can get it from my website or reference the pattern in the how-to-book it lists. Here is my version of that layout:

I wanted to feature a handful of new products on this layout and also had to tweak the pattern some to accommodate my pictures (again taken by Heather Jean). The new CTMH Cricut cartridge Artbooking is pretty amazing. I cut the accent pieces on both sides of the paper, and the titles Absolutely & 1 of a Kind.  This cartridge has so many options - it's truly a MUST have!  To bling it up, I added in the Black Shimmer Trim and a couple of embellishments to finish it off. 

The flower is the inner portion of the WOTG flower stamp, with a Laughing Lola My Accent for the center; I popped it from the page with some 3D foam tape. Next to it is the Base & Bling Teal Jewels & the Base & Bling Floral Accents.  Side note - the Base & Bling line coordinates with ANY project, not just the wearable crafts!!  Just like all of CTMH's projects - things are interchangeable and coordinate with each other.

Then I decided to make some cards up. I always need them and this paper is too awesome not to get inspired by it. 

They were quick and turned out adorable!! The new Lagoon washi tape is on the corner of the 1 of a Kind card, with some bling on top. A good tip when adding bling is to place them in a triangle pattern and typically in threes- it is more appealing to the eye.

Visit my website to get your products to make these:

Hope this inspires you to get crafty & get Laughin' Lola! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Featured Products:
- Laughing Lola WOTG
- Artbooking Cricut Cartridge
- Gypsy Cardstock
- Lagoon Cardstock
- Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
- Black Shimmer Trim
- Base & Bling Teal Jewels
- Base & Bling Metal Floral Accents
- Pink Glitter Gems
- Joyful Birthday Stamp 
- White Daisy & Envelope Card Pack  

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