Happy July everybody!June was a busy month for our family, including me taking a road trip vacation to the East coast the last 2 weeks with my mom, aunt & cousin. I saw and did more than I ever expected on this trip and have SO many pictures to go through and decide what to print and put into an album. I will share some pictures with you here when I get a bit more organized with them!
There are so many wonderful things about Color Couture, my most favorite being, of course, the color combinations that Dawn puts together. I have always admired Dawn's bold & bright color combinations - she just has a special knack for playing with color. Her color combinations help me work out of the box from my regular stand by combinations (I still worked a bit of kraft into my projects though...!)
I put together some birthday tags with a combinations of elements from Color Couture Volume 4, the May Color Couture download, and a few other Papertrey supplies. The base of the tag is made with the library card tag die - so quick and easy to die cut a pile of bases for tags and then I also die cut the patterned paper for the bottom part of the tag so that lining up the rounded corners was a snap.
I printed out the patterned papers on a matte photo paper that I got at Office Max - I just used the generic brand and it printed great with my HP printer.
One of the things that I did with the Color Couture elements is that I took the time to sit down and just cut out a bunch of elements at a time. I store them in a ziplock bag and they are ready to go when I am putting a project together. I use a little file (a basic tool always near by when I am working) to smooth out any rough edges that happen when I am cutting.
For those of you in the US - Have a safe and happy 4th of July! Before you know it, it will be time for sneak peeks for the July release!
all supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Birthday Couture Tags
cardstock: kraft, Terracotta Tile, Color Couture Vol. 4, May Color Couture download
other: Orange Zest saddle stitch ribbon, Terracotta Tile twill, Hawaiian Shores buttons & felt, rickrack die, Beautiful Blooms dies, library card tag die, rustic just button twine, dimensionals (unknown)