Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Escape with Little Yellow Bicycle

Our family enjoys traveling, as do many of our friends, so I was thrilled to get to create with The Escape Collection from Little Yellow Bicycle

The collection is chock-full of happy, bright embellishments, but when I saw the little red bus included with the Escape Chipboard Shapes, I just about fell over! My little boy rode a little red school bus all summer for camp and I was wracking my head about how I was going to scrap his adventures. This is how this collection inspired me:

I started with the bus and built a little scene around it--using all the wonderful Chipboard, Fabric, Felt, Cardstock, and Dimensional Stickers--reminiscent of a city street. 

Next, I combined a Chipboard Shape of the sun with a Fabric Sticker to make this fun sun and added some chipboard clouds, as well.

I hand-cut a "road," which I stitched road lines into with some baker's twine. I didn't have a lot of photos as I didn't accompany him on his outings, but I did have two of my son that I managed to sneak in when his teachers weren't looking! Now, what to do with them? I thought they would make a cute freeway sign and lucky for me the paper in the perfect shade of green was in the 6" x 6" paper pad! 

I adore the 12" x !2" Decorative Edge Textured Cardstock that looks like one huge postage stamp and I used it as my base. As it turned out, the unusual shape was just perfect for me to create a pocket for all the newsletters we were sent that did include photos from my little guy's trips around the city. 
(I did this by using long strips of foam tape on three sides between a layer of cardstock and the postage stamp patterned paper layer.)

One of my best friends and her family are taking a special vacation this summer and I wanted to create a gift for her to help remember all the fun times they are sure to have. I created this little card and photo holder set to wish her bon voyage.

The card I made was one I thought she could use to send while she was away. I used paper from the 6" x 6" Paper Pad, which is sized so great for cards. I added the darling Eiffel Tower and sweet bird stickers. I love when stickers double as sentiments and the cardstock pennant I chose was just what I needed. 

I first used an electronic die-cutting machine to cut out the photo holder from the bright, vibrant Textured Cardstock from the collection. I love the little cameras on the 12" x 12" paper, which fit perfectly with my theme. Then, it was easy to decorate the box (both sides!) using the Chipboard, Fabric, and Dimensional Stickers, as well as the adorable Chipboard Shapes.

 Once she's home and develops her photos, she can store them right inside the box.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my Escape projects -- I hope I inspired you to escape away and create with such a fun collection! And, thank you so much, Little Yellow Bicycle, for having me along for the 'ride!'

From The Escape Collection by Little Yellow Bicycle:
Fabric Favorites Stickers; Fresh Verse Cardstock Stickers; Dimensional Stickers; 6" x 6" Paper Pad; Chipboard Shapes; Felt Stickers; Click-Multi, Souvenir Stamp-Orange, Cityscape, Big City-Yellow, Decorative Edge 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock
Other Cardstock: gray textured (American Crafts), Solar White (Neenah)
Rub-On: alphabet (October Afternoon)
Fibers: baker's twine (The Twinery)
Dies: Scalloped Square (Sizzix)
Die Cut: Photo Box (Lori Whitlock for Silhouette)


Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! LOVE the layout! So many great details from the twine on the road to the button on the sun and the great use of dies/fussy cutting. Great little photobox too!

Unknown said...

Love the layout, and other projects you created! ;o)