Thursday, 1 September 2011

Papermaze DT - September PT I

Below is my recent post for the Papermaze Blog.

Today I would like to take you back a few years in time - four, to be exact.

What do you remember of the year 2007?

In sportsLewis Hamilton made his Formula 1 debut
In musicRhianna took the Number 1 spot in the UK charts for a total of 10 weeks with her hit Umbrella
In foods: a pint of milk was available for 42p, a loaf of fresh bread for £1.04, a pint of beer for £2.25

And in the crafting world the fun and funky paper collection from KI Memories -  Love, Elsie - had everyone squealing with delight. In 2011 we all get excited about Echo Park and Bella Blvd but it really was Designer Elsie Larson (formerly Elsie Flannigan) who got us all hooked on cute and whimsy.

This month I want all of you to go a rummage through your old stash - dust off those papers from years gone by and see for yourself that they are not really that outdated. The Love, Elsie collection is as fresh looking as it was four years back.

For my layout I mixed and matched papers from the Claire, and Jack & Abby collection and added quite a few of Elsie's adorable chipboard buttons and stickers.

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What I really loved about the packaging for the chipboard buttons, is the fact that you get a 3.5" x 4.5" piece of cardstock with a lovely grid pattern, which you can re-use - as I did here:

So, are you gonna join me this month in using up your old supplies?
I always find it a good enough reason to go shopping for some new stuff afterwards :)

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  1. aww he definitely is cute :) i love using up my "moldy oldy" stuff! really loving your popped up circles and sprinkled embellies here :)

  2. Awww, how cute this is, Kim! You definitely put a fresh face on an older line. Love how you recycled the packaging. Love the border of hearts and flowers, and love the text print background. So cute!
    Can you believe that I never, ever bought any Love, Elsie products? But goodness knows.......I've got plenty of stash. :) Thanks for inspiring us to pull it out and use it.


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