Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Little Yellow Bicycle + May Arts + Xyron

Little Yellow Bicycle is hopping with two great partners this week:
MAY ARTS & XYRON


In my last design team assortment from LYB I received a Chipboard Banner Kit and 
I just could not wait to decorate it!  I thought the cute shapes would look darling dressed
up in Vintage Summer and beautiful May Arts ribbon

With the Chipboard Banner Mini Album you can mix the pages any way you'd like!  
For this mini's cover I chose to layer the triangle shape onto one of the pennant shapes; 
it added some extra dimension and I love the red checkered print as a backdrop for the embellishments.  Using the red swiss dot ribbon by May Arts, I created a couple of small ribbon roses for the front. 



 

 Xyron's Sticker Maker came in so handy when I got ready to add a border of ribbon to one of the pages.
 
As you can see, just insert the ribbon into the slot and pull the tape through on the other end.
When you peel off the backing you will find a nice, even layer of adhesive on whatever you've stickered!


 After each page was embellished I attached them to the chipboard page using 
Xyron's 1/2" Double-Sided High Tack Tape.  Mini Albums get a lot of hands-on treatment,
 so a good high tack adhesive is a necessity. 


 A couple of pages showcasing some of the Vintage Bliss Collection's goodies.  
Embossed stickers, chipboard pieces and a piece from the flower kit that was topped 
with one of the new Nature's Wood Shapes.


I also ruffled a piece of gingham ribbon by adding pieces of 1/4" Double-Sided High Tack Tape 
 every inch and then folding the ribbon back onto the adhesive...there is no wrong or right way to do this...just have fun with it!  

 To the album rings I decided to knot some of the ribbons and then alternate those with ribbon bows.
  Pretty ribbon adds charm and whimsy to any project.  After cutting the ends at an angle, I like to
 dab on a no-fray solution.  I also added an edging of LYB's red jute twine around the perimeter
of each chipboard page...I love the fact that it hides places where the paper overlaps or isn't cut
straight...plus it adds color, dimension and a nice texture!
 
--GIVEAWAY--GIVEAWAY--GIVEAWAY--GIVEAWAY--
My dear friends, you will definitely want to visit the three blogs this week and leave a comment
at each one on each day because.............
Grand Prize:  Xyron is giving away a 5" Creative Station.  May Arts will include two spools of ribbon and LYB is giving away the Vintage Summer Collection!  Here are the blogs:
(just click on the links and don't forget to comment)

Good Luck and thanks for visiting me today!

13 comments:

  1. Shellye, your album is gorgeous. You've thought of so many special little details with it like the twine on the borders and pleating the ribbon! Love how the colors all go together with the Summmer Bliss collection and the May Arts ribbon.

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  2. Beautiful mini book Shelly!
    TFS
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz O.

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  3. What an adorable little mini album! So many fun little details!!!

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  4. Beautiful album. All your details are great.

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  5. Such an adorable mini, Shellye!
    I love the banner shape and all the cheerful patterns used!

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  6. Such an adorable mini, Shellye!
    I love the banner shape and all the cheerful patterns used!

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  7. What pretty papers you used. Looks cool.

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  8. Just love this album, it says happy happy happy. Gonna go scraplift and spread some happy in my life! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  9. Wow....the sticker maker certainly makes embellishing with ribbon look easy!!!

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  10. i'm mad for minis and this is wonderful! really great way to use all the goodies!

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