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Popsicles and pandas…

Ok, so you’d be right in thinking that ‘Popsicles and Pandas’, one of the latest collections from Bella Blvd might be whacky – it is!

And yet, once you start playing with it, especially in this hot weather when the idea of ice cream sounds heavenly, it’s an extremely easy to use, brilliantly co-ordinated collection and I love it!

Yes – Ive just said that out loud – I am in love with Popsicles and Pandas!

After all, who can resist the dinky little faces of the adorable black and white balls of fluff eating ice lollies? Not me – that’s for sure…


I know I’m late to the party, but I’m also in love with snapchat! Recently discovered, I can’t think of a better way to make yourself instantly smile!

And so, it was perfect timing, as these funny pictures were the perfect subject for this collection.

fun 1

My first layout uses a cut file of the world, backed in one of the 6 x 8″ papers. I used a second piece to emulate the world and lightly gessoed the Panda Life B side paper to create a backdrop for the world to pop off it.

fun 2

Picking up on red and green – the two main colours in this layout, I simply clustered another panda eating a popsicle, along with a designer clip and some flair from Freckled Fawn and the Fancy Pants collection Millie & June.

fun 3

These flair go so well with the Popsicles and Pandas collection – sometimes its worth searching through older collections, especially if there are limited embellishments in the one that you have picked…

mad cow

For my second layout, I think that the title pretty much sums it up!

Another snapchat photo – this time I’m a cow! The black and white of the snapchat cow face along with the link of cows giving us milk, which in turns becomes ice cream and you couldn’t wish for a more apt photo!

Told you this collection was a bit whacky!

ma cow 4

I backed another cut file using six different papers from the 6 x 8″ pad, choosing pinks and soft aqua tones as my choice for this layout!

mad cow 2

Did you notice the subtle textured background effect – its created by using a mask and some of the fab Vicki Boutin Glaze – if you haven’t discovered it yet, don’t delay… it’s an amazing medium.

mad cow 3

This layout uses more of the puffy stickers, which have a really nice matt finish, rather than being shiny!

And again, don’t you agree how well the flair from Millie & June co-ordinates?

Have you got Panda overload, or are you going shopping?

Popsicles & Pandas Fundamental stickers

Popsicles & Pandas 6 x 8″ pad

Popsicles & Pandas Designer clips

Popsicles & Pandas Panda Life 12 x 12″ paper

Popsicles & Pandas Puffy stickers

Popsicles & Pandas Picnic table 12 x 12″ paper

Vicki Boutin Glaze

Fancy Pants Millie & June Flair

Fancy Pants Millie & June Flair 2


Popsicles & Pandas Fundamental stickers

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