Monday, September 13, 2010

Cambridge......with a Twist!

A Feminine Twist!

Cambridge is one of those super cool lines by Bo Bunny that LOOKS like it's made for all things masculine. But I beg to differ! Do you scrap mostly girl layouts? Do you prefer all things feminine? Well.... when you get a little creative and add some super girly details.... Cambridge can be used for BOTH!

There are many things that can help add to the femininity of a layout. Let me show you what I've done!

Lots of layers... specifically "scalloped layers"
Flowers... several of them. Layer them, combine paper with fabric and lace, add some fun brads to their centers. Flowers can make things "pretty".
Hearts.... add some "love" using hearts. I have three different shapes and sizes layered on top of each other here. Notice more scallops on the biggest heart?
Machine Stitching... this adds warmth and a homemade feel to anything. I added a zig-zag stitch to the hearts and also a straight stitched border around the photo to add subtle detail.

Lace and rose trim.... Loving the new petals and trims by Bo Bunny. I used these two pictured here but played with them a bit on this layout to get the look I wanted. I took the largest layer of the lace flower off and created my own by layering it with a paper posie and a rose cut from the trim for the center. I also cut another rose off the trim and unrolled it so I had some matching fabric to tie a bow with and add to the hearts.

I also stamped some wings from the Cambridge Collection and added them to the hearts and title work. Wings combined with bows and hearts can add instant girly-ness (is that a word? HA!) to any layout!
Flourishes.... a fun chipboard embellishment that Bo Bunny has manufactured for a while but is completely timeless. These combined with the big flower can frame and accent a photo perfectly.
Oh.... and of course a "pretty" girly photo. This is Meghan. I did her Senior photo shoot last May and that pretty face and soft blue blouse combined with the grungy brick wall was an awesome match for the Cambridge line. Cambridge.... girly-fied!!!

Here's the finished project. Grungy masculine looking paper line with a girly twist!


And here's a basic sketch of the layout so you can play along too if you'd like.

Let's make it even MORE FUN to play along..... how about I give away some Cambridge goodies!?!?! Leave a comment.... and I will pick a lucky friend of Bo Bunny to receive a Cambridge package.

Thanks for stopping by! ♥

104 comments:

  1. yes please!! This is gorgeous - what a fantastic idea and it looks amazing!! Such rich colours with the worn look make it so soft. Love what you've done - awesome inspiration!

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  2. This layout is gorgeous! I love the Cambridge line & love seeing it used for girls!

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  3. Love the layout and yes my first thought was...what a great boy collection. Maybe that is because I have 2 boys and mainly scrap "boy" colors. Love to see it turned into a girlie collection! Also the color combonation used for this collection ROCKS!

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  4. Love the layout with a twist and the Cambridge is great!

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  5. I love this line for teenagers of any variety

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  6. I totally agree with the others here today....great way to turn this girly. The elements you used are so fun. 'Love the flower!

    Thank you for the chance to win! It would be great to replenish my Bo Bunny with these goodies!

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  7. I love this layout and the new Cambridge collection! I can't wait until my LSS has this in stock plus I am going to scraplift this layout this weekend at a crop!

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  8. You made it look like Cambridge was meant for that photo!!!!!!

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  9. Shanna, your layouts are always super cute and so much fun. Love the layered hearts!

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  10. I absolutely love this layout. Simply gorgeous

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  11. I have a non girlie girl, so I love, love this paper already! I love your layout with all the embellishment. I have so many embellishments and I never dive in and use them. I am inspired to go scrap right now!

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  12. What an awesome page!!
    - April W

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  13. Gorgeous layout!! So many beautiful details!

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  14. Absolutely Gorgeous!!!! Another great line from Bo Bunny!!!!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for a chance to win!

    -Kristin

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  16. Wow you did an awesome job with this! Love the Cambridge line!

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  17. What a fun way to use this line! Love the sketch, too. After a very, very long hiatus from scrapping, I made 4 layouts last weekend. Now I am in the hunt for great sketches and can't wait to use yours next weekend. I think I need a trip to the LSS, too! Thanks for the inspiration! So glad you are on the Bo Bunny Blog on a regular basis again!

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  18. I love this lo. My lo's always turnout a bit tough, even the girly ones :-) I think that's just my style. So this papers are so perfect, not only for my two boys, but for myself too, I can see now. Thanks for the inspiration, hope I will have the time to join the challenge, it's a great sketch.
    Hugs Ingrid

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  19. Love what you did with this line, thanks!

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  20. I love the cambridge line! Can't wait to see it IRL!

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  21. Beautiful layout!

    Spread your wings---how fitting!

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  22. Lovely layout - the Cambridge line looks so rich.

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  23. What a gorgeous layout! Love the use of Cambridge here!

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  24. Great layout! I would love the chance to win some of the Cambridge line. It will be a perfect addition to my boy collections.

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  25. Your layout is so beautiful!!!! What a great idea!

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  26. what a great LO it's sooo pretty and just love the trims!!! I have to say that line has got to be my fave that you released this last round. I LOVE the colors

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  27. Shanna, it's gorgeous!!! I absolutely love it.

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  28. Cambridge are lovely papers and you made a sweet page with it.
    byebye,lean.

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  29. The Cambridge line is gorgeous and your layout too! Perfect picture for this paper.

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  30. Gorgeous page !!!! wow ! so feminine !!! i want to play with my cambridge stuff nowwwww !!!!

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  31. I am in awe of your work...just beautiful!!! Love that layout and the Cambridge line:)

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  32. Gorgeous layout, gorgeous line! Just love all the details!

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  33. What an amazing layout and it`s amazing how you turned this girlie!!

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  34. Cambridge is so yummy and I love the feminine layout with it. The embellies are just gorgeous.

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  35. How COOL.. is that LO,very inspiring....
    Thanx for the chance to Win, Now the Possiblities r endless, with Cambridge Line.

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  36. Wow Shanna. That is perfect for girls that don't actually like super girly pink stuff. You did such a great job of course. Nothing masculine about that layout. It's gorgeous.

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  37. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love these colors. I would love to win this.

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  38. Beautiful layout! Cambridge has been on my wishlist for awhile, gotta have it! Thanks for the chance to win it :)

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  39. Oooh this is gorgeous - what a great idea!! Thank you for the fabulous inspiration and Cambridge is a winner!!!!

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  40. Beautiful layout! Great way to girl it up!

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  41. Great layout! Love the Cambridge lines, lots of ways to use it!

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  42. I love this cambridge layout! at first cambridge didn't catch my eye but now.... so many ideas. thanks! LOL :)

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  43. I do love this line! And it does work great for a Girly layout. Love the one you did.

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  44. what a great line and a gorgeous LO!! love all the dimension!

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  45. Oh...... i´m crossing my fingers... i wanna winn....

    Everything is so pretty , this Lo anda the photo is gorgeous.

    Kisses

    Rê Martinez

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  46. love the layout , love cambridge and love Bo Bunny. Thanks for the inspiration

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  47. Such a gorgeous layout! Would love to win some Cambridge....

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  48. Great twist on this collection! Cambridge is my very fav of all the new collections!

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  49. Yummy! This girly girl loves Cambridge!!!

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  50. Wow, Bo Bunny just keeps amazing me whenever a new line comes out! Can't wait til my LSS gets this in - hope it's soon!

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  51. Fabulous girlie LO Shanna!!! I love this collection too!

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  52. What a gorgeous layout!! Love the heart, wings and flower! Yum!!!
    Beth Greco

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  53. Love the sketch -- I have the right picture, but need the embellishments.

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  54. This is just a wonderful layout. I like the layered heart and the flower. I love all the new lines. Great Job as always.

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  55. Awesome LO! I luv that Cambridge works for both guys and gals, Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. this is so beautiful! i love it Shanna! i agree about focusing on the feminine touches versus the colors

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  57. Oh my this is beautiful. I thought it looked great for a guy lo but this is fabulous. Cambridge is by far my fave Bo Bunny line released at CHA this summer!

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  58. Your layout is beautiful! I love the layered wings and heart. I would be thrilled to win! TY for the chance.

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  59. Love your 'twist' on the Cambridge collection and as always, love looking at your work.

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  60. I love the Cambridge line but there aren't many things at Bo Bunny that I don't like.

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  61. Love the sketch and the gorgeous layout. I simply must get my hands on some Cambridge!

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  62. beautiful layout, love the trim

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  63. this is so beautiful!!!! thank you also for a chance at winning the goodies... YUMMY!! :)

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  64. Thank you for sharing this! Such a great idea and your layout is beautiful!!

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  65. Cambridge is truly a versatile line, something for every project. Love the sweet lo - it did, indeed, turn out feminine.

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  66. Oh! Love the layout, want some Cambridge please!

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  67. gorgeous layout! the cambridge line rocks!

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  68. too cute Shanna :) LOVE the colours
    xx

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  70. This page is awesome! Love the lace and flowers! Would love to win a Cambridge giveaway! Thanks!

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  71. Wow, that layout is amazing!! Those embellies are girlie-girl for sure!

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  72. Have been to my lss today & didn't buy any of that range as had NO idea how it could be used - but you've made a STUNNING layout, and a girlie layout too, am inspired, thanks so much for sharing, xo

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  73. This is gorgeous... and I would love to win some Cambridge goodies!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  74. Awsome!! Just astunning LO - I loved the hearts adorable - it's nice to see the line used with a female touch!

    Renee

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  75. Great LO. I love to use masculine papers to girly Lo´s. It would be cool to see if the opposite is possible as well. A girly collection turned into a more masculin LO.
    Thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous papers

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  76. i really like cambridge : )
    i already made a mini with it.....

    and the lay-out is great : )

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  77. Oh! Gorgeous work! You've really taken the line and "owned" it! ;)

    I loved the layout too, and have just the layout that fits the bill, so here's me playing along: http://makingmum.blogspot.com/2010/08/saturday-scrapping-being-perfectionist.html

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  78. Great Giveaway! Loving this layout!! I just love these colours, the worn look works so well and I love what you done with it!!

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  79. Love Cambridge! Lovin the layout! And I have not printed the sketch! Thanks!

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  80. super cute layout. I like the cambridge with your picture. just enough softness thrown in.

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  81. gorgeous layout! Love the colors! I would love to win some pretty Cambridge!

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  82. Beautiful layout. I just received some Cambridge in the mail and I love the rich colors. I'd love to win some more...a girl can never have enough Bo Bunny.

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  83. I love using masculine collections for my girly pages! I'm drawn to the darker colors!! Gorgeous layout!!

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  84. I love the sketch! Can't wait to use it.

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  85. Gorgeous layout, and thanks for the sketch! I love how you gave Cambridge a more feminine look. Awesome.

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  86. I love your colors here. I struggle with masculine papers but you've shown me there is hope to make it girly, girl!

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  87. Oh now this is gorgeous!! You have done an amazing job on that page. I love the rich colors with all the "girly" things on there!! Goes SO WELL with your photo!! I agree it looks like that line was made for that photo!! Beautiful!!

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  88. Super duper cute Shanna! As always. Would love to win the Cambridge goodies!!

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  89. Stunning!!! I thought I needed Cambridge and now I know it *must* come live here :)

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  90. That new cambridge collection would be awesome to scrap my little guy going off to preschool! Would love to win some!

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  91. Thanks for the sketch and what gorgeous colours in the Cambridge Line !

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  92. The girly twist looks amazing. I love it when traditionally boy/girl paper can be used for the opposite sex! Thanks!

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  93. I love this line of papers and this is a terrific layout.

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  94. Love the layout and the femininity that shines through. Ready to try the sketch.

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  95. i had no doubts that this Cambridge line could be used for feminine layouts too ! & you definitely showed us the way with this oh so pretty layout ! way to go !!!

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