Hello, everyone! Today on The Hybrid Chick, our Designer Spotlight is shinning on the talented Sarah Jones and her YUMMY papers.
Sarah is not afraid of using color. She has a real eye for mixing them up together in a way that makes for a harmonious collection. When you’re making a kit and you have a color palette you like, it’s not always possible to get each one to play nice together. But Sarah seems to have a real gift for pairing up colors!
And she certainly a fan of adding lots of wonderful patterns to her paper packs–which is something you need in the Hybrid World! I know I’m not going to use a plain paper to make a project… that’s what I have all that cardstock in my stash for. Ha! So, I know that when I need something fun and bold and playful, Sarah’s papers are going to be a perfect fit!
Here’s a peek at some of Sarah’s fabulous kits and paper packs to give you a taste of what I mean (images are linked, so you can take a closer look):
One of my favorite things that I’ve seen made with Sarah’s fabulous papers were posted here on this blog! Mari wrote an article about a set of Hybrid Hairclips she made for her daughter with Sarah’s Pish Posh paper pack. Here’s a snapshot of Mari’s adorable creation:
And when I was browsing around in the gallery, I found this adorable basket made by Hybrid Chick Julie out of Sarah’s Girls Rule, Boys Drool paper pack. I love how bold and bright and just-plain-fun this basket is in these “non-traditional” (or “non-pastel”) colors:
And I’ve always loved this star that Kelleigh made with her awesome Star Spangled template and Sarah’s retired paper packs… (just had to show you what a perfect fit Sarah’s papers are here it was—this project is still one of my favorites. I have to try making this star someday!):
Now, when I thought about what I’d like to make with Sarah’s papers, I thought of my daughter, Katie, who’s seven and loves pink! So, I picked Sarah’s Pretty Little Buds collection for my project. I also used Kelleigh’s Matchbox template to create a set of little “treasure boxes” for Katie to use… a place for her to keep all her little goodies in her nightstand, especially those things that she might not want her baby having. Everyone needs a place to put their little treasures, right?
Here’s what I made for her:
I punched a hole in the middle of each box and then took some ribbon and knotted it on both sides to make a little “drawer pull” for my daughter’s little fingers to grab (and to hopefully help keep the box intact by giving her something other than the edge of the lid to pull on). It’s the perfect size for her collection of necklaces and rings and other tiny playthings. And she’s thrilled! I even let her pick what papers she wanted, which was just delightful for her (she’s a real crafter, that one!). I loved how Kelleigh’s template was set up to let you pick different papers for the top and sides of your box. We came up with some great combinations from Sarah’s paper pack. Fun, fun!
I hope you enjoyed the inspiration here today! And I hope you enjoy trying some of Sarah’s wonderful prints for yourself the next time you’re making something special! You will not be disappointed. They are a real treat!
Other Articles by Nicole Seitler:
- Spotlight on: BasicGrey - February 26th, 2011
- For the Love of Hybrid! - February 24th, 2011
- Spotlight on: Jennifer Fox Designs - November 20th, 2010
- Make your own Autumn Centerpiece - November 8th, 2010
- Spotlight on: Dysfunctional Design - September 25th, 2010