Friday, August 24, 2012

Dakota Paperpack... NOT JUST FOR COWBOYS!

The new Dakota paperpack at first glance just SCREAMS Cowboy and Cowgirl!  However, I want to show you a couple projects that will leave you thinking about this paperpack a little differently.  In this post you will find a Family layout and a Christmas card that mix it up a bit.  At the bottom of the post, you will find a picture of the hostess bundle that shows the Dakota Level 2 paperpack, stickease, some coordinating stamps and other product from the Fall/Winter Ideabook.

Family Layout
Here is a layout that I made with Family photos from Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.  I used the rustic barn page and the blue pinstripe page to give this paperpack a weathered nautical feel.

Here is a close up of the Hemp Flower I made on the left hand page
My wonderful friend Loretta Weeks taught me how to make this flower.  She found a pinterest tutorial and started mass producing these in mutiple sizes for her nieces wedding.

I found a great blog tutorial with examples, great photos and step by step instructions HERE.

Another thing that I like about this photo is that the blue pinstripe paper looks like ribbon...  Here is a close up of the cricut cut out that I stamped, a hemp bow and the blue pinstripe ribbon cut out.

Supplies Used
CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (Banners and Cut out for stamping and for journaling)
CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Font for Family)
Dakota Level 2 paperpack
Pacifica Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
Pacifica Stamp Pad
Slate Stamp Pad
4 Slate brads

Christmas Card

I'm starting a little early on my Christmas Cards.  I love the new Pear & Partridge Card Workshop on the go so much that I had to use the included stamp set with the Dakota Paperpack.  Here is a picture from the Pear and Partridge Card Workshop on the Go:
I just love the ornaments and twig branch used for the card on the right in the picture above.  So, here is my card using the same stamp set with the Dakota Paperpack

Supplies Used
Dakota Level 2 Paperpack
Colonial White Card Base
Barn Red Cardstock
Pear & Partridge Card WOTG Stamp Set
Black Baker's Twine
Bitty Sparkles

Finally, here is a look at the Hostess Bundle that includes the Dakota level 2 paperpack.

1 comment:

Tracey Sabella said...

Your twine flower really turned out so beautifully!! Thanks for the link to my tutorial for them. It's a small world, I'm good friends in real life with Mandy in your blog hop. :-) I hope you have a lovely weekend!! ~ Blessings, Tracey