The Twinery and Little Yellow Bicycle – a perfect match for a perfect Autumn Day!

Hello and a very Happy Friday to you all! If you’ve just come over from the Twinery’s Blog, WELCOME! Today is Day #5 (the final day) in our Little Yellow Bicycle & The Twinery inspiration week! I’m sure you’ve already seen what my other Twinery team members have whipped up this week using the fabulous Little Yellow Bicycle “Hello Fall” line, and our favorite baker’s twine in the whole wide world! If you haven’t seen the other designer’s art, be sure to pop on over and check them out so you don’t miss a single opportunity to win one of the awesome prizes being given away from both companies!

I SO loved going through all the beautiful coordinating items in this line. The warm browns and red-oranges paired with the blues and greens shouted “Pumpkin Patch” and fall leaves to me, so that’s exactly what I chose to chronicle. I also wanted to create a couple of cards to showcase both a simple style and one with a little more going on – both are SUPER easy to create with ALL of the matching elements available from Little Yellow Bicycle and the always versatile eco-luxe twine from The Twinery.

For my “Thank You” card, I first adhered the tree from the “Hello Fall” Chipboard shapes and then some letters from the “Family Tree” page kit.

I used Mandarin twine from the Twinery to outline my tree. To create shapes with your twine, I suggest using Ranger’s Glossy Accents as they dry very quickly and don’t allow the twine to move once you’ve laid it where you want it to be. To finish off the card, I used my white gel pen to create the “you” part of the sentiment and to do some white faux stitching. Super simple!

For my “Hello, Fall!” card, I opted to use a sketch from the Mojo Monday archives. I altered it just a bit so I could fit in these cute medallion cardstock die cuts from LYB. I *love* that crepe paper ribbon up at the top, too! SO versatile!!

I created the center element and finished the top of the card off with some Cappuccino twine. (A TOTAL Fall staple!)

This chipboard album has such a wonderful, wide shape to it and I LOVE that LYB also has a coordinating paper pad for it so adhering the paper pieces was a BREEZE. I simply Mod-Podged the album page and smoothed a sheet of my “Hello, Fall” patterned paper right over. PERFECT. simple. This album comes with a clear acrylic cover which is a REALLY fun way to add some dimension to the front of your album without adding more bulk to the inside. The photo above shows each layout as if you were flipping through the book. I’ve posted details on each page below:

The front of my book showcases some of my favorite elements used for this project – Little Yellow Bicycle clear shapes, canvas “fabric favorites” (owl) and twine to pull it all together . I really wanted to dedicate this book to showcasing a perfect Autumn day we spent earlier this month at the pumpkin patch. We headed to the park after picking our pumpkins which made a long, but very fulfilling day! I was inspired by the gratitude theme in the “Hello, Fall” line. My kids are the ones I am most grateful for. When you’re young, you’re told to trust your parents, as they’ll teach you and guide you to live a fulfilling life. They’ve got it all wrong. You will grow to think you know it all (or most of it, at least) and your kids teach you  the rest!! I know I’ve gained more knowledge in 3 short little years than I have at any other point in my life. So gratitude – definitely, always, my girls!

Marlee is my youngest daughter (she’s 2), and I love her sweet smile. These “Fresh Cut Die Cuts” were absolutely perfect to use in my title for this page. I added in some “Peapod” twine for a linear element in the middle. Don’t you love that bright chipboard flower? I couldn’t help but add in some of the “Hello, Fall” jewels to the flower as well.

The paper flowers were a BREEZE to create! I used the “Hello, Fall” Paper flower kit that comes with everything you need to make LOTS of flowers in varying sizes and shapes. I also threaded through some Mandarin twine to accent the canvas button, also from the “Hello Fall” line. Isn’t that frame great? That was included in the Chipboard Shapes kit! Lucy (3) was such a happy camper at the pumpkin patch – I loved that she chose to put her head through this fun little cut out. She even got Grandma Kathy and Marlee (AND Daddy) to put their heads through too!! (Pictured below)

Here is a close up of the flowers.

Stop and smell the …. mums? Marlee was delighted to find the greenhouse at the pumpkin patch! I wanted to represent the sweetness of her going around smelling all the flowers so I used the clear shapes which had a swirl that was perfect to reflect her face in this picture. The felt flowers are the BEST! I used all of the flowers that came in the felt flower kit on this album. They were just too cute! The bottom of the page also features a canvas border – they are gorgeous and perfect for these wide albums!

I loved working with the broad range of different elements that are a part of this line from LYB. This “10 things I Love” pocket is a cute little add-on that I enjoyed journaling on. I wrote 10 things I loved about both my girls.

Here’s a close up of Lucy’s page along with one of those sweet felt flowers. LOVE them!!

The “Count Your Blessings” elements were also great to create a quick double layout.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and are leaving inspired and ready to create!

Be sure to leave your comment here so you have a chance to win some amazingly awesome prizes from both the Twinery and Little Yellow Bicycle!

The Twinery Blog has also listed some different ways to win, so be sure to pop on over there as well if you haven’t already!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

xo Angelica

About Angelica

I'm Angelica - a young mom, business owner, coffee lover, mind wanderer and mess maker with too many interests to count. Although I lead a busy life, I still find time to create everyday. If my hands aren't stained with ink, I'm cruising along in Illustrator or doodling in a sketch book. Visit me on Twitter or Facebook to follow my latest obsession. I'd love to get to know you!

Comments

  1. Stephanie Washburn says:

    LOVE that first card, girl! The way you wrapped the twine around the tree is so pretty! And ya gotta love that little bit of your own handwriting on the card- so pretty! BEAUTIFUL mini-album- what a great way to remember all those FUN memories!

  2. LOVE your mini album!!! Didn’t you just love playing with the LYB line? Your cards are perfect too!!!

  3. It’s such a treat to see adorable photos of your family presented in such a fun, memorable way. It took me a while to get through your post because I wanted to check out all the different elements you used from LYB and The Twinery to make sure I didn’t miss a thing!

  4. I am so in love with this fall collection and the addition of the fabulous twine makes it even better. I love the awesome mini book. What a great job! thanks for sharing.

  5. Amazing work!

  6. Wow!! Amazing ways to use twine and the album is fabulous!!

    Anne

  7. OH MY GOODNESS!! This is just beautiful!! It is my Christmas present right? It was so cute how Jorge came in here and told me all about your “album” you made! He said it was really cool! I would have to agree!! I’m so proud of you, Angelica!! You really are somethin’ else!! Love the album and I love you all so much!! GREAT JOB! :) HUGE HUGS.. Love .. Da Moms!

  8. THIS IS AMAZING, ANGELICA! Wowwwww! So beautiful. Your cards alone are spectacular but that album! omg. I don’t know how you do it. Is this why you have been MIA for a while? LOL It’s absolutely darling!

  9. Oh WOW!! This is amazing!! SO much detail and beautiful work!! Very beautiful Angelica!!

  10. wonderful album! and the twine around the tree is lovely.

  11. LOVE your album Angelica!!!! What a wonderful memory for your girls! They are going to fight over that little mini when they are older. :)

    Ruthie :)

  12. Adorable album (and girls), Angelica. Love the way the twine coordinates with those papers. Who knew fall could be so bright and cheery?

  13. Oh my goodness this is adorable!!! Awesome job. Love it. How did you make that cute felt lower? Do you have a video on it?
    Hugs,jen

  14. Gorgeous mini album, love all the details! Great work!

  15. Beautiful projects! The colors are just stunning on everything!

  16. I love me a good mini-album, and yours is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. OMG…. that mini album is cuter than words can express! I’m also in love with the little owl on your card. Way too cute. TFS!!!

  18. Miriam Prantner says:

    Wow! love your projects! The twine and gel pen border around the tree on the first card is fabulous, and I ‘heart’ your mini album! Really a great album that focuses onthe photos!

  19. Jennie Wheeler says:

    Great projects! I especially love those flowers.

  20. Beautiful projects!! Love the little owls!! And your mini is fabulous!! you have a beautiful family – what fun memories!!

  21. adorable! i love how you put together “A Perfect Day” book. cuteness x 10! just so fun to go through the memories with your kids. i am going to run off to get a gel pen now…. :)

  22. sharon gullikson says:

    Your little photo album is just adorable. I love your paper choices, colors…..

  23. b. poteraj says:

    The twine adds just that last little bit of something that makes it GREAT!!!!!!!!

  24. natasha g.p. says:

    I like how you outlined the tree. I never would have thought of that. NICE!

  25. WOW I absolutely love your mini album it is stunning and I love what you have done. Also love the “hello fall” card. You are an inspiration & thank you for sharing.

  26. wow love all the projects very Beautiful and lots of hard work thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  27. What a great mini album! thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Great projects! Love the little mini album and the way you outlined the tree with twine! Thanks for sharing!

  29. Great projects! I love the colors in the fall Thank You card. And you book is wonderful – I especially like the paper flowers. Thanks for the inspiration!

  30. Christine Dring says:

    Wow! These cards and the album are truly incredible! Love them all!

  31. Cynthia B. says:

    Gorgeous album!! Fall is my favorite season, and your project reminds me why: beautiful colors, and so many opportunities for family fun! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work.

  32. wonderful cards and mini album. great layering and details on all your projects. Im following via Facebook (PaperCraftingAddict). Thank you for the inspirations.

  33. The red and white twine around the tree creates a really nice border and contrast!

  34. WOW ~ you really embellished your projects and all look so wonderful. The twine-outlined tree, Fall card and mini album are just adorable. Love the way you used LYB and The Twinery products.

  35. What an AMAZING mini album~thank you so much for the inspiration!

  36. Your album is wonderful, Angelica!! I love all the pics and details.

  37. Maureen d. says:

    Beautiful work. The album is darling. But I love the outlined tree the best!

  38. Anna Petitt says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Lovely work!!

  39. I love the way you featured the products on your projects…so fun!

  40. Fantastic album! Love the colors and papers. Cheery! Great use of the twine. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  41. What a fabulous job! Love your cards, especially your owl card. And your little mini book is just to cute as well. You’ve got some great ideas that you shared! Thanks for your inspiration :) Blessings!

  42. Angelica, all your projects are so wonderful! I love how you used the twine around the tree and I think the crepe paper ribbon is really cool, too! Your album is just perfect! What can I say! TFS! I think I feel the need to follow!!!

  43. OHHH! LOVE each project–your album is AMAZING:) LOVE your twine around the tree:) THANKS for sharing! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  44. I love your projects!

  45. gorgeous fall projects Angelica, I love them all!

  46. Your cards are lovely, Angelica! Oh, and I love your mini-album, too!!

  47. Angelica….a beautiful collection of projects on display! Love them all and am so glad you could be a part of this hop with us : )

  48. I really love the cards you made, you are definately a talented card maker! And you layouts within the book you made have really great flow. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  49. Angelica, how much I enjoyed looking at all of your wonderful creations! I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Your use of color, texture, TWINE and themes are amazing. Love the Perfect Autumn Day album, so cute!

  50. My My My
    Love Love Loveeeeeeeeeeeee
    Your Work, sweetie!!
    It’s all so
    Owlistic!! TFS ♥
    Hugs and Blessings,
    KimberlyRae

  51. Leslie Kiley says:

    I never thought to outline using twine! That is such an amazing idea! Thank you for sharing your talent!
    I love all the bright colors too!

  52. Love all of your work, you are so talented. Thank you for your inspiration

  53. What lovely layouts!

  54. Hi Angelica,

    I’m a cardmaker, so I’m not much into layouts and chipboard books/mini albums, though yours are lovely! Most of all though, I truly loved your cards! I’ve never before seen twine used to outline the tree like that, and appreciate the tip to use Glossy Accents. I have both twine and G.A., so this is a tip I’ll be trying for sure!

    Thank you too for the opportunity to win. I ♥ LYB products and use them all the time. I’ve never tried The Twinery strings, and I’d love to compare them to the ones I do use … it looks like Twinery will win that trial, for sure!

    Many thanks again!
    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

  55. beautiful work as usual. i follow your blog and get great inspiration from you. thanks for sharing your talent.

  56. This is amazing, I love it!

  57. Jeannine H says:

    Wow. Beautiful projects. I love LYB collectioons and as a result of the blog hop, I’ve discovered The Twinery!

  58. I love how you used the twinbe in so many differetn ways, thanks for the great ideas!

  59. I really lik these ideas on how you used the twine.

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