Thursday, April 1, 2010

Design Inspirations

Spring has finally sprung and that means hot weather is here to stay. Making Memories' Flutter collection is great for all things spring related.

For this month's design inspiration, our featured designer is Tingting Nivera.

"Spring—new life, sunshine, clear blue skies, flowers in bloom, and butterflies fluttering about. These are some of the things I look forward to when I think of spring. How fortunate we are indeed, despite the rising temperatures here in Dubai, that we are surrounded by beautiful flowers and greenery. Being able to celebrate spring is the theme of my mini book and layouts this month."

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Celebrate Spring!

1. Cut chipboard shaped like flowers.
2. Covered chipboard with pattern paper from this month’s Flutter collection from Making Memories.
3. Distressed each page using Queue Color Box pigment ink.
4. Matted all photos and adhered to each page accordingly.
5. Embellished each page with butterflies and ladybugs hand cut from the Flutter collection and Martha Stewart punches. The other swirls and flowers were cut with Cuttlebug Machine and Sizzix and Cuttlebug dies.
6. Cut title using Silhouette SD and titles on pages using Sizzix Bug in a Rug and my own handwriting.

Spring Fever

1. Matted photos.
2. Distressed base and matting of photographs with Tom Holtz Ranger Distress Ink: Antique Linen
3. Used Vine Flutter pattern paper as base.
4. Outlined vine and leaves with diamond glaze for added dimension.
5. Embellished vine with rhinestones, butterflies and ladybugs (cut from Butterfly Flutter collection)- inspired by the butterflies I see every afternoon during my run by the lakes and path where I live
6. Title cut with Silhouette SD. I cut several and adhered them together to create a chipboard effect for added dimension.
7. Cut 1/8 inch journaling strips, and wrote with my own handwriting.


1. Matted photos.
2. Used Flutter Pink Brocade pattern paper for base.
3. Cut Stripe Flutter pattern paper
4. Distressed photos and pattern paper with Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink: Antique Linen.
5. Layered pattern paper and adhered photos.
6. Cut swirl with Sizzix dies and distressed with Queue Color Box pigment ink.
7. Embellished layout with swirl, rhinestones, and flowers from Flower Clear Floral Flutter and Butterfly Flutter.
8. Title cut with Silhouette SD. I cut several and adhered them together to create a chipboard effect for added dimension.
9. Cut 1/8 inch strips for journaling.

Thank you very much for inspiring us this spring!

See you soon for more design inspirations. . .