What's one of my favorite new embellishments from American Crafts? BITS!
They're decorative tags, some are metal-rimmed, some have decorative edges, some are short, some are long, and all are super cute.
This week our talented design team is going to show you how to take your Bits to the next level! Starting with Amy Tan and Shannon Zickel:
Supplies: The Classics Decorative Tags (77246) - Bits, A Wrinkle in Time Paper (35301) - The Classics, Dorian Gray Paper (35306) - The Classics, Neutrals Cardstock Pack (71288) - AC Cardstock, Foreword (43389) - MiniMarks
Amy says, "I just love the colors and print of the Dorian Gray paper and had to use it. I found some random happy photos that seemed to compliment the paper along with the Bits. Bits are versatile to use and fun to punch and add rub ons to for added detail!"
Thanks for the Bits tips Amy - definitely gonna have to try that out! Next up, here's Shannon's layout and card:
Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock White (71050) – AC Cardstock, Shoe Box Natural (42765) – Thickers, Piccolo (42178) – Remarks Dimensional Stickers, City Park Decorative Tags (77244) – Bits, Grosgrain 3/8" (58049) – Ribbon, City Park Trail (42183) – Remarks, Precision Pen .03, Black (62311) – Pens, Solid Glue Runner (61711) - This to That
Shannon says, "The City Park Collection is one of my all-time favorites and was just perfect for these pictures of Eli on the swing. The City Park Bits made this layout come together in a matter of minutes. Don't be afraid to cut your Bits as I did on the text one - it was originally designed with the tag on the top, but it was too large for what I needed and blocked parts of the photo I didn't want it to, but with a simple swipe of the paper cutter it became the perfect final touch to the page!"
Supplies: Love 4x6" Cards & Envelopes (64001) – JustWrite, Love Heartstrings (89384) – Ribbon, Endless (42164) – Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Love Decorative Tags (85511) – Bits, Solid Glue Runner (61711) - This to That
Shannon shares, "Are you ready for a confession? I really don't like making cards... I know, not something you expect to hear from a paper junkie! So when I make a card I want it to be quick and easy and with Bits you can achieve just that! Did you know two Bits tied together with a bow are almost the exact width of one of the JustWrite Journaling Cards?! Choose one Bit with a sentiment on it and then add a dimensional sticker to the other Bit and voila - a perfect card in seconds flat!"
We've got more Bits inspiration tomorrow - plus a giveaway! See ya then!