jamaica | fifty-fifty cards

February 10, 2015 |  by  |  hybrid projects, project life  |  7 Comments

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Hey there!  It’s Jamaica. Have you ever seen something on Pinterest that really sticks with you? For me, it was these cool business cards. I could not can’t stop thinking about the fifty-fifty design—one half one color and the other half another—and knew I wanted to (needed to) translate that idea into some cards for my scrapbook.

Quickly sorting thru my collection of paislee press papers, I pulled together a handful of fun combinations using one pattern and one (mostly) solid. I played with a few different sized patterns to see what works best, from the larger plus signs and bold pink stripes to the finer green stripes and peach dots. I love how they turned out. So much color. Now to embellish them…

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Add badges or buttons. To be honest, I have a hard time finding good spots for the circular embellishments I collect. Circles are hard for me. Adding them to a solid colored card seems too plain and adding them to fully designed cards distracts. I like how the fifty-fifty cards add some design to the card without taking anything away from badges. Below, I glued my badges to the midline, but I can easily see adding an embellishment to the top and journaling to the bottom.

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Left: daydreamer papers, Right: eternal sunshine / more + less and On My Desk badge.

Here is one in action. The fifty-fifty card adds a fun pop of color, picking up the wood grain and red/pinks from the photo above it. And it makes an interesting “home” for the button I brought home from Salt & Straw.

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Use them as a base for mementos. Here I stapled an oversized business card to one and adhered an Instax from a recent vacation to the other. Below I used my favorite standby, the colored paperclip, to hold a few scraps of the day’s outing to a card. I like how the mix of solids and patterns peeks around the edges of my memorabilia.

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Left: heirloom / the weekender, Right: diptych / the magic hour

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Use them as journaling cards. Sometimes I only need to add a few lines of text to a card but don’t want the card to look too plain. Using a more monochromatic combination helps fill the space without overwhelming it and gives me a nice baseline for the veneer. Although you could easily add a title or important date using thickers or small letter stickers.

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Left: outdoorsy / more + less, Right: road trip / downtime, both with On My Desk wood veneers

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Here they all are together. Fun, right? 

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Next time you’re feeling inspired to add some extra color to your scrapbook, consider making some fifty-fifty cards of your own.

xo, jamaica

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new in the shop | pictures + words no. 18

February 6, 2015 |  by  |  SHOP NEWS  |  No Comments

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New 4×6 photo templates in the shop!  This set features small type and a thin cursive wordart pieces. The templates are 4×6 in size and there are a total of 14 wordart phrases:

  • destination (cursive)
  • from where I stand
  • good eats
  • happiness
  • happy place
  • here (cursive)
  • home (cursive)
  • love (cursive)
  • on my desk
  • perfection
  • this is home
  • this is love
  • we are here
  • you are here

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More projects featuring pictures + words no. 18 coming soon. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Introducing the 2015 Creative Team

February 4, 2015 |  by  |  ANNOUNCEMENTS  |  3 Comments

I am beyond thrilled to officially introduce and welcome the members of the 2015 paislee press Creative Team! Twenty amazing women from all over the world, each with her own unique signature style. I’m looking forward to working with them and can’t wait to share their projects throughout the year here on the blog, on pinterest and instagram.

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caylee grey | two : moleskine cahier mini book

February 3, 2015 |  by  |  hybrid projects  |  11 Comments

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Hello lovelies! Caylee here.

Anniversaries are special and they deserve to be documented. Especially when you are surprised with a mini getaway by your husband. I wish I took more photos but I did have a lot to journal. So here’s the thing: I loathe writing on paper that’s not made by Moleskine. Because of the journaling I wanted to do, I had two options – use my Moleskine printing paper, or put everything into a cahier. I chose the latter and I loved it.

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I kept it simple. I wrote in print instead of cursive since my husband has to really concentrate to read the cursive. I stuck pages together so that it didn’t seep through, which had the added bonus of being able to finish this book. I had small photos. I had the Curated: Minimalist Collection as inspiration with its gorgeous doilies, and white space, and hot pink washi tape.

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I already miss the place.

Products: mainly We Were Here, with bits of Eternal Sunshine, Fairytale, From Where I Stand, Press Cards no. 20, Pictures + Words no. 14, “two” from Ten Things (12×12), and Est. Alphas

♥ Caylee

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carly robertson | 2015 currently project

January 22, 2015 |  by  |  hybrid projects  |  13 Comments

paisleepress-carly012014-1Hi everyone! It’s Carly here today to share a new project I’m doing for 2015. I love to document “currently” lists. These lists include things like what I’m listening to or reading right now, what I’ve been wearing at the moment, if I have any small wants or needs, things I’ve been enjoying or wondering about, and so on. I always thought these little lists were such a wonderful way to document what life looks like right now in a quick snapshot.

paisleepress-carly012014-2So for 2015 I thought I’d keep an album just dedicated to these currently lists. My plan is that every month I will write out a list of all the things I’m currently doing and include it in this album with a small collection of photos. Some months I might journal more if needed, but for the most part the album is going to be kept pretty simple with just my currently lists and photos.

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I started my album by using the twenty fifteen journal card as my title page and the Hello 6×8 paper printed on vellum from the Let’s Go (6×8 papers and overlay) kit. However, before I printed out the Hello paper I used the eraser tool in Photoshop to erase any words in the center of the page so that the twenty fifteen title would show through.

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The next page in my album holds my January currently list and the start of my January photos. Even though I don’t tend to use lots of embellishments on my pages, I do love to dress them up with word art or digital brushes, and one of my most favourite word art kits is the Loved + Other Sentiments kit.

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I also used the 4×6 layered 2015 Calendar Title Cards on one of my photos to help show that my currently list and photos are all to document that particular month.

Even though I’m only one month into this project I’m absolutely loving it, and it just might end up being one of my favourite documenting projects of the year!

How about you, are you doing any new documenting projects for 2015? If so, I’d love to hear what you have planned?

- Carly

To see my other Paislee Press projects you can visit here, and of course you can always visit me at my blog, on Instagram or over at Pinterest.