Rub-on and Die Cut Happy!

>> Monday, June 22, 2009

Hi. Lori Gentile here, today. I am absolutely obsessed with our rub-ons and die cuts. They add just the right touch of "some-something" to make a layout really pop!

On this first layout, I traced the outside of the French Couture bracket onto each side of the Three Little Birds Double Dutch notebook paper and cut it out to make a fun shaped page. I, then, layered the brackets on the edges with some lace peeking out. I added a rub-on under the picture to anchor it. I thought it would add some balance to the heavy journaling on the top of the page. This page is about how my husband and I met. I wanted to get that story down for my kids and I'm glad I was able to find a way to do that.

This second page makes me so HAPPY because there is a lot of whimsy going on! If you haven't tried our 12 x 12 rub-ons, you need to. I can't tell you how cool it is to have a rub-on that can be used as a full border. The fact that they are text is even better. For this layout, I did a play off of the "happy happy, joy joy" rub-on sayings. That saying (which brings back fond cartoon memories) is so true of my two-year-old. He can find the happy and the joy in anything. I took a piece of neutral cardstock and rubbed most of the top and the very bottom of the rub-on sheet to it. I was going for a whimsical look and the rub-ons really helped me do just that. My favorite rub-on is the "ha ha" falling down all crazy. It just makes me smile.

Another quick reminder that you have until Wednesday to comment on this thread for a chance to win a wonderful kit full of Lily Bee Design! I hope you have a wonderful Monday!


Michelle*G June 22, 2009 at 7:03 AM  

Love these layouts. Great ideas!

ClaraD June 22, 2009 at 9:08 AM  

Saw these on ... gorgeous!!!

Starr June 22, 2009 at 2:00 PM  

Great LOs, especially love the second one, beautiful design & colors :)

Pearl June 23, 2009 at 5:50 AM  

Great layouts both ! but the second one is especially stunning with the beautiful pics & showcases the Lily Bee Rub ons soo well ! Just gorgeous !

Michelle June 23, 2009 at 8:14 AM  

I love both LO's!! I really need to do a LO about how my DH and I met. Thank you for the inspiration. I just adore the 2nd LO. It reminds me of my 2 y old. I love how you sprinkled the rub-ons throughout your page. I have one sheet in my MP kit and LOVE it!! I really love all of my Lily Bee I have gotten!! I would LOVE some more, as I have used alot of it up!!

Star Rork June 23, 2009 at 8:32 AM  

love your layout and Im excited to go check out all the Lily Bee products!

Tiffany June 23, 2009 at 8:31 PM  

The first one has given me great ideas. And the second layout is absolutely lovely. I like how you've used the rub-ons too. I wish I had gotten more of Lily Bee Design products. They've all sold out!

mystyle June 24, 2009 at 10:30 AM  

AWESOME LO designs and love the photos!

Merin Swenson June 24, 2009 at 2:54 PM  

I wasnt sure how to use those "ha ha" rub-ons that I bought, but this is such a cute idea!

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