May 4 x 4: Pink Paislee Edition

Hello readers! About a month ago I started thinking about an idea I’ve seen done by other designers and in magazines where a group of scrappers all use the same handful of products and see what different pages they can come up with. How fun would it be to do this with some of the designers I am close to, I thought!

So, I got on the horn (otherwise known as Facebook) and rallied the troops: Meg Aaron, Christina Colón, and Dawn Perkins. They are some seriously talented chicks and I knew they would rock this challenge!

Here are “The Rules”:
- We must use the same four products: two papers and two embellishments.
- We can only use one of each sheet of paper.
- We can use unlimited basics (card stock, ribbon, alphas, mists, etc.) as long as the four main products are the focus.
- We cannot share our finished pages with each other until we are all done so that we do not influence each others’ design choices.

Our four products were a mash-up of Pink Paislee’s Soiree and Daily Junque collections:


And here is what we came up with. Click on the page photos to visit these ladies’ blogs!


I chose to use a white background so that I could stretch my patterned paper more. I loved the border of the Daily Junque paper so I fussy cut it and used the reverse gray side in the center.

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I created a folded half circle element with the tissue paper.

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And I cut the blue circle paper into strips and sewed them down the middle. I left them slightly popped up for a bit of texture.

Meg used the Soiree note cards in such a clever way! I love the clean grid background and how her black mats really ground and unite everything!

Christina got funky with the awesome floral print and a misted gray background. And how cute is that hand made tissue “celebrate” accent!?

Dawn chose to use the blue paper for her background and made an *adorable* banner from the Soiree cards! How perfect is this photo for these colors!?

I was tickled to see how perfect this little experiment turned out. Our layouts are all so different but fabulous in their own ways! We loved doing this so much that we decided to make it a monthly challenge and rotate “hosting”. So stay tuned for the next 4 x 4!

And now it is YOUR turn!

Do you want to win this sweeeeeeet prize?


You get TWO entries into the drawing if you use *two or more* of the same products we used to make a layout.
You get ONE entry if you don’t have the same products but you scraplift one of our pages.

Post a link to your completed layout in the comments section by June 17th for your chance to win! If you scraplift please let us know which layout you chose to lift. This is open to winners in the continental US.


Sarah said...

I love it! You guys were awesome with just 4 products!

Sandy said...

You all did a great job! I hope I get a chance to give this a try.

LyndaKay said...

Love, love seeing how different scrappers use the same products! This is a great idea and I look forward to seeing more. Kudos to all 4 designers!

Gine said...

how awesome and different the pages turned out. Love'em !!!

Traci said...

What awesome layouts and love how different each one turned out. They really showcased your individual styles.

Janet said...

WOW! You all did an awesome job! I am going to try this!

carrie said...

You guys rock!

Janet said...

Awesome challenge and I love everyones layouts! Here is the link to mine!