Mixin' & Matchin'

   **500th POST GIVEAWAY**
This is post #497...be sure that you are a follower of my blog
as I will be giving away a GRAND PRIZE on the 500th post!
We're mixing and matching over at the Bella Blvd Blog today!
It's so helpful when a company uses the same color palette throughout their
collections as Bella does.  I can look for a particular pattern of paper from the
Christmas Countdown Collection without having
to worry if the colors will clash with the snowman from Winter Wishes.

I've chosen up to four different collections and put them into one design...it was actually quite fun!

For this card I stayed with the rule of three ... three colors and three focal points (hearts) that created
 the visual triangle. The crochet hearts alone looked a little lonely, so I hand-cut three of the hearts
 from the Chevy Peep paper and sanded around the edges before attaching them.  

 Supplies:Snapshots: Daily Details; Freestyle Sophisticates: Freestyle Pickle Juice;
 Daily Chevies: Chevy Peep; Play Date: Chasing Rainbows, Tabs, We Are Family Bookplates; 
Button Market: Fruit Punch; Crochet Hearts: Pickle Juice

 This was a quick card to put together and a great way to use up those scraps!
 When working with an A2 card (4.25 X 5.5) just cut four strips of paper to 1" X 5.25". 
I used a square punch (insert tip of paper in at an angle) to create a banner look for each strip. 
Before adding the Flag, I cut it in half on the diagonal so that it would match up with the point of the star. 

 Supplies:Christmas Countdown: City Sidewalks, Captions; Snapshots: My Point of View, Tabs, Paper Pieces; Play Date: Today is Beautiful; Trick or Treat: Happy Owlween; Flags:Sunshine & Happiness; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice

 More fun ideas up on the blog today

And we're closing in on the 500th Post Giveaway!  
So far I have rounded up goodies from Pink Paislee, Prima, The Crafter's Workshop,
Maya Road, May Arts Ribbon and Authentique Paper...and I'm not done yet :)

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