Thursday, August 21, 2014

August Mood Board - Canvas and Layout

Welcome back to another creative day on the BoBunny blog! The August Mood board is our inspiration this week, enjoy crafty friends!

BoBunny August Mood Board

Whimsical Canvas by Gabrielle Pollacco

Hello, it's Gabrielle here with you today to share with you a canvas I made using the August Mood Board as inspiration.  This was such a fun Mood board, the colors in it are some of my all time favorite combinations.  I decided to create a little vignette using the reverse side of an art canvas.

I began by began by tearing bits and pieces off of my Bo Bunny Washi tapes (I used tape from the Black & White, and Kraft collections).  After that I added a little texture with home-made texture paste and a stencil.  I cut a piece of background paper from the Enchanted Garden paper. I continued by dry brushing a bit of Gesso in a thin coat over the texture and taped area.

I then chose some flourished and scroll chipboard from Et Cetera collection to decorate my frame with.  I added some trinkets and buttons from other Bo Bunny collections and glued them to the frame work.  I gave the added items a coat of  Gesso and when it dried, I misted and painted the frame with the blues and purples in the paper collection.

I created a little nest with some Spanish Moss (found in the floral dept of your local craft store) and made little eggs with air dry clay, and tucked it into the corner of the frame.

I did a little fussy cutting from the Enchanted Garden patterned papers (flowers, mushrooms etc.) to add a few more whimsical embellishments to the framework.  I gave the whole frame a final gilded finish by dry brushing some gold metallic paint to bring up details.

Bo Bunny products used on this project:
Patterned Paper:  Enchanted Garden / Mosaic, Enchanted Garden, Periodical, Fairies, Pixies.
Chipboard:  Et Cetera
Trinkets: Et Cetera, Gabrielle, Serenity
Jewels: Apple Cider

Nature's Beauty by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Nature's Beauty Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel using BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection

Greetings, it's Rhonda here to share with you my take on the Mood Board. I loved the dreamy and soft feel of the colors and the element of time all together. It inspired me to use these sunset photos from the campground of our recent vacation.  

Nature's Beauty Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel using BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection

This was the perfect opportunity to work with our all new Glitter Paste and Stickable Stencils. I have to share with you that the results are more vibrant and so stunning, it is beyond amazing! It reminds me of bedtime fairy dust really. ha! I've done quite a bit of fussy cutting and added some cuts using dies and my cutting machine.

Nature's Beauty Scrapbook Page by Rhonda Van Ginkel using BoBunny Enchanted Garden Collection

I used the Pearlescents in Chocolate to accent the rivets on the door. They were also used along with a Stickable Stencil on my Doily in Island Mist and a touch of Brilliant Blue. These dried very fast. Once dry completely, I spritzed the Doily with water, then used Glimmer Spray in Frost and Gold.

I really love that with Mixed Media you can make your project extremely artistic or simply add hints of it all to your taste and what the project calls for. BoBunny's new products make the process fun and easy.

BoBunny Supplies:
Pattern Papers: Enchanted Garden, Imagine, Magic, Moonlight, Mosaic, Pathway, Periodical, Pixies, Spellbound  / Enchanted Garden
Stickers: Enchanted Garden Combo Sticker
Chipboard: The Avenues 12x12, Somewhere In Time Layered Chipboard
Stamps: Gateway Stamp
Brads: Enchanted Garden
Blossoms: Plum Purple Bouquet, Plum Purple Zinnia
Doilies: 6"Medium
Kraft: Wood Clock
Pearlescents: Chocolate, Sugar, Island Mist and Brilliant Blue
Ink Pad: Sugar
Glimmer Spray: Frost and Gold
Glitter Paste: Silver
Stencils: Bliss Stickable Stencils

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August Mood Board - 12 x 12 Misc Me

Don't you just love how we are all inspired in so many different ways? Different elements and colors speak to everyone differently. So today, we bring you another fabulous 12 x 12 Misc Me inspired from the BoBunny August mood board.

BoBunny August Mood Board

How Does My Garden Grow by Lynn Shokoples

Good Morning Everyone! When I saw the Mood Board photo what caught my eye was the purple flowers, the colored doilies along with the soft colors. I immediately thought of the Enchanted Garden collection. I love to snap photos of my flowers in bloom out in my back yard, so I decided to use some of my favorites. All of the cards came from the Pixies and Mosaic patterned papers. It's so much fun to choose which cards to use, there are so many to choose from!

I altered the small doilies using chalk ink in soft colors to match the collection. The small ones are just perfect for Misc. Me!! Then I used my punches to create some flowers and vines. I like to keep my Misc. Me pages without a ton of bulk so I can fit more pages in my binder. The elements still give some depth and dimension without added bulk.

I always pick out my cards, then my photos. The last step is stamping for me. I used the new Stitches Stamp  around each of the cards to give them a more shabby feel. When I spied the little doilie stamps that were in the set, I went a little crazy with purple ink and doilies on every card, lol. I really like to keep some consistency to my cards, so they all get the same stamp, washi tape or some other element. Little bits of the Primrose washi tape finished up all the cards.

How are you doing your Misc. Me pockets?? We would love to see them, so please share them on our facebook page!!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Mosaic, Pixies/ Enchanted Garden
6x6 Paper Pad: Enchanted Garden
Double Dot Cardstock: Turquoise Vintage
Stickers: Combo Stickers/ Enchanted Garden
Jewels: Snow Day; The Avenues
Washi Tape: Primrose
Doilies: Small
Stamps: Stitches
Page Protectors: Misc Me Life Journal Variety Pack

Monday, August 18, 2014

BoBunny August Mood Board Inspiration - Mini Album Video Tutorial

We continue our BoBunny August Mood Board Inspiration week with a tutorial by Designer Lisa Novogrodski. She made a mini album using a unique combination of BoBunny collections and is sharing a video tutorial on how she created it.

This was probably one of the most fun projects I have ever created! The mood board this month was so inspiring my imagination simply took off! I pulled the color theme of my project from the board- focusing on the purple, blue and white. The "You Are My Sunshine" pillow inspired me to incorporate Zip A Dee Doodle along with Enchanted Garden. I wanted a "Happy" "Fun" project theme and photos to pull it all together. I show you how to put this little mini album together below in my video tutorial.

Accordion Fold Tag Pocket Mini Album by Lisa Novogrodski using BoBunny Enchanted Garden and Zip A Dee Doodle Collections

I've created this Accordion Fold album with lots of little pockets for you to tuck in tags, tickets, photos and journaling. I've used the tags for my "Photo Mats" and also for journaling spots. You just have to love little pockets. This type of project can be used not only for "scrapbooking" but you could create one and do art journaling on your tags and have an artsy little file to store them in.

Accordion Fold Tag Pocket Mini Album Mood Board Tutorial by Lisa Novogrodski using BoBunny Enchanted Garden and Zip A Dee Doodle

I was also inspired by the doilies in the mood board and I incorporated some in most of my tags. I chose a Spellbinder Die to mimic a "frame" shape picking up on that beautiful blue frame in the mood board. The clock and globe prompted me to use Kraft style tags as my base. I like the "earthy" appeal mixed with the feminine blues and purples.

Accordion Fold Tag Pocket Mini Album Mood Board Tutorial by Lisa Novogrodski using BoBunny Enchanted Garden and Zip A Dee Doodle

I hope you enjoy the video and can't wait to see what you all make with this mood board as your jumping off point!

Accordion Fold Tag Pocket Mini Album Tutorial- Lisa Novogrodski

BoBunny Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Somewhere In Time/ Somewhere In Time, Passage;
Enchanted Garden/ Fantasy, Imagine; Zip A Dee Doodle/ Zip A Dee Doodle, Creative
Stickers: Zip a Dee Doodle
Chipboard: Zip A Dee Doodle 12 x 12, Pop Quiz 12 x 12, Zip A Dee Doodle Layered Chipboard
Doilies: 4" Small
Stamps: To The Point, Stained Textures
Buttons: Woodland Winter
Blossoms: Denim Blue Dahlia

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BoBunny August Mood Board | Misc Me 12x12

This week we are featuring our August Mood Board. It was created to inspire and delight our BoBunny fans as well as our designers.  Today, designer Solange Marques shares a 12x12 Misc Me spread that she was inspired to create using the Mood Board.

BoBunny August Mood Board

You Make Me Happy 12x12 Misc Me by Solange Marques

It's time to share with you more two pages of my Misc Me. I am using my Misc Me to keep memories of moments with my grandchildren and I love to use a lot of photos of them. They really make my days better.
I love this mood board, it is very inspirational. I've inspired on the colors and some elements such as doilies, clock, flowers, frame and phases on the pillow! I used Enchanted Garden collection.

I stamped some works from the pillow on this journal card using Kraft Wood Alphabet Stamp.

When I saw the frame on the Mood Board I wanted to make one to use on these pages. I used a resin frame and applied Copper paint and Turquoise spray ink. I altered the butterfly using watercolor.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Fairies, Imagine, Mosaic, Periodic,Pixies/ Enchanted Garden;
Cardstock: Lavender Dot, Deep Sea Dot, Lemonade Dot.
Stickers: Somewhere in Time Combo Sticker
Jewels: Our Lil's Monster, The Avenues
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Enchanted Garden
Blossoms: Denim Blue Pansy, Plum Purple Bouquet
Misc Me Binder 12x12: Baby Bump
Misc Me Journal Cards: Pop Quiz
Mis Me Page Protector: 12x12 Page Variety Pack
Doilies: 4” small
Kraft: Wood Shapes Elegant, Kraft Wood Alphabet Stamp

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Kraft Gift Bag Layouts

Today is our last day of projects using the Kraft Gift Bags. I hope you enjoyed all the fun and fabulous projects our designers created. Today we are sharing layouts using the Kraft Bags. You can use them as a photo mat, or layer them, so many possibilities. Have you thought of some fun ways to use the Kraft Gift Bags?

Sweet Memories by Agnieszka Bellaidea

There are so many ways to use Bo Bunny gift bags but for today's project I used them as a place to hold more photos from the very same event my main photo from the page was taken. I also added more elements from our Kraft Collection, brads, chipboard and doilies.
This time I mixed elements from 4 collection but my main focus was on Somewhere in Time. This is such a special collection and I believe we all will use it in the future.
Talking about a future - are you also very excited about new products from Bo Bunny? I wonder what you like the most, I can not wait to use new stencils on my projects! How about you?

I always like to add stitching on my pages and this time I did it too matching colors with the rest of my page.
Below you can see my "pocket" holding more photos.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Somewhere in Time, Chrononaut, Elegance / Somewhere in Time ; Periodical /Enchanted Garden ; Clocks /The Avenues
Buttons: Pincushion Buttons
Brads: Zip-A-Dee-Doodle
Doilies: 6.5in   Medium Doilies
Kraft : Kraft Gift Bag

My Girl by Kaori Fujimoto

I used BoBunny's paper gift bag as a pocket. For closing part, I used brads and string. To open the pocket, there is a tag.

I think pink and natural beige match well. I selected Head over Heels collection as a background.
 I add a little pink water paint to the paper to give a soft feeling. 

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Ever After/ Head Over Heels
Stickers: Combo Stickers/ Enchanted Garden
Washi Tape: Black & White Patterned Washi Tape
Doilies: 6.5in Medium Doilies
Jewels: Frosting Jewels
Kraft : Kraft Gift Bag Dots
Stamp: Stitches, Stained Textures
Wood: Kraft Wood Shapes Elegant
Brads: Lemonade Stand

42 by Denise van Deventer  

This is really a day that I will not forget easily, my 42nd birthday.  Not only was it my birthday, but my brother-in-law's wedding day! So 2 celebrations in one day! I really went to town on my outfit and also had my hair done, which I simply loved.

I folded my Kraft bag in half and then stuck it down to create a matting for my photo, as well as a little pocket for my journalling! At 42, one certainly has learnt a thing or 2 about life and so this little pocket contains a few of these learned things, as well as my thoughts about being 42.

I did some mixed media effects on my background and I am always so chuffed at how thick the BoBunny papers are and how well they respond to the mixed media. I also made use of some The Avenues chipboard numbers and they match perfectly in, with the Somewhere in Time Collection!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Antiquity, Balloons, Passage, Imagination, Somewhere in Time/Somewhere In Time
Cardstock: Jade Dot, Khaki Double Dot
Noteworthy: Somewhere In Time
Jewels: Somewhere In Time
Chipboard: 12x12/ The Avenues
Stamps: It Is Written
Petals: The Avenues
Kraft: Gift Bag Clocks, Wood Shapes Camera

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kraft Gift Bags, Cards and Tags

Today we have some more fun projects created with the Kraft Gift Bags. You can use the gift bags as they are, or maybe you want to jazz them up a little with some paper and embellishments! Let's go one step further. What can you tuck inside? A tag? A card? Maybe some goodies??

Hello Gift Bag by Lisa Novogrodski

I love to come up with different ways to use products. How many ways can I use the BoBunny kraft bags? Here I created a gift bag with the plain kraft bags, then I layered two bags on the front. The first bag is adhered to the front and you are able to open it as the flap wraps around the back. You can use this for a gift card or treat. The second bag I layered over the first and left it open as a pocket on the front to slip a card or tag in.

I also used the kraft bags to create a rosette in the center of my bow as well as cutting strips of the bag itself to create my bow.

Oh and few curly cues too...

This little tag fits perfectly in the layered pocket on the front of the gift bag! A simple tag that acts as a card and can be saved by the recipient.

The tag was created by tearing off pieces of the Kraft Dot Bag and mixing it up with stamps, stickers, washi tape and ink!

Here is a close up of the back of the tag. This tag slips right in the pocket to complete your gift set!

BoBunny Supplies:
Pattern Paper: Somewhere In Time, Antiquity, Timeless, Evening Mist, Elegance/ Somewhere In Time
Kraft: Dot Gift Bags, Plain Gift Bags, Wood Shapes Elegant, Wood Keys and Butterflies
Brads: The Avenues
Jewels: Pop Quiz, Mistletoe, Modern Miss
Combo Sticker: Somewhere In Time
Stamps: Captured Stamp, Stitches Stamp, To The Point Stamp

Welcome Baby Card by Juliana Michaels

The BoBunny Kraft Bags come in a wide range of patterns, however, I thought it would be fun to pull out the Plain Kraft Bags and personalize them with some of the new BoBunny stamps. I used one Kraft bag to create an envelope and I used another one to create a gift bag. I choose to create a baby card and envelope along with coordinating gift wrap to give to my next door neighbor who is due with a baby girl in December! 

The card was created using paper from the 6x6 Baby Bump Paper Pad. I created the embellishment that I used on the front of the card by layering a Noteworthy shape and the Baby sticker on black cardstock. To create added dimension, I adhered them to my card using double sided foam tape. I then added the floral shaped chipboard, jewel, twine and buttons.

The envelope is a Plain Kraft Bag, that I stamped with one of the small button stamps from the Stitches Stamp Set. I then selected a label from the Baby Bump Noteworthy and layered it with some black cardstock before I attached it to the front of the envelope.

Celebrate Life Baby Gift Wrap by Juliana Michaels

To create my baby gift wrap, I selected the large Plain Kraft Bag. I again used the tiny button stamp to add detail to the bag. Next, I selected a variety of the Baby Bump Noteworthy shapes and layered them to decorate the front of the bag. I used double sided foam tape to give some of the flowers more dimension. The "celebrate life" die cut was layered on black cardstock before I attached it to my bag with double sided foam tape. I then cut a strip from the Bundle paper and attached it to the bottom of the bag.

I also cut a strip from the Oh Baby paper and cut it into a banner shape before attaching it to the top right hand side of the bag. To complete the embellishment of my bag, I added some jewels, twine, a chipboard button and some glitter glue. This was such a fun set to create and I really love how the stamped buttons added to the whole baby theme of my gift wrap. 

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Bundle, Oh Baby / Baby Bump
6x6 Paper Pad: Baby Bump
Noteworthy: Baby Bump
Chipboard: Baby Bump Layered Chipboard
Jewels: Baby Bump
Buttons: Baby Bump
Stickers: Baby Bump Combo Sticker
Cardstock: Island Mist Dot
Kraft Gift Bag: Plain
Stamps: Stitches Stamp