Sunday, March 13, 2016

Beautiful Dreamer with A Guest Designer!

We are so excited to welcome guest designer Keri Babbitt to the blog today! How adorable is she?!! Here's a little info on this sweet lady!

Hi there, I’m Keri Babbitt. I’m a mom of two, who’s been happily
crafting since high school. I love capturing life’s moments and expressing
myself artistically through scrapbooking.
I’m obsessed with anything vintage and love trying new art
techniques, as well as finding creative ways to make my supplies stretch.
I love to experiment with any and every scrapping style, from minimalist to
shabby chic. I am often a gridbased, multiphoto scrapper, and
enjoy finding well designed ways to include lots of photos.
Other than crafting, I enjoy reading, contemporary dance,
antiquing, music, and the outdoors. Currently, you can most often find me hard
at work, renovating our rustic fixer upper.


Time To Party by Keri Babbitt

Give your next book club
or birthday party a timeless look with this quick and easy party decor,
showcasing the new Beautiful Dreamer collection from BoBunny!

Banner:  This no-fuss banner is a fun, graphic backdrop to any tablescape or party spread.  Simply cut the Beautiful Dreamer Journal paper into strips of letters, and then run each strip through your paper trimmer again, to separate out each letter and symbol.  With a straight stitch, just chain each letter through your sewing machine, leaving about 5-10 empty stitches in between paper pieces.  Look closely, and you might see the word "party" hidden in the design!

Custom gift wrap and card:
With the Beautiful Dreamer stamps, design a stamp "scene" on a large
acrylic block.  Use this "scene" for the front design of your
card or invitations. Then stamp the scene repeatedly along some tissue paper or
blank kraft paper, in a staggered pattern.  For a subtle, two-tone look, I
used Pink Punch ink on the entire scene, and then added Licorice ink in a few
places on the stamps before stamping the entire scene onto the paper.
Background tip:  To create a shadowed look, I placed the clock stamp backwards
on the large block along with the other stamps, to create a blank circle
background.  Then I came back in with just the clock stamp, stamped into
the center of each circle, using just the Licorice ink.  I topped off the
package with a bow, spritzed with Glimmer Spray in Silver and Gold.

Food table
toppers:  Wrap a few paper strips around utensil containers, layered with
a gold foil Noteworthy 
die cut.  Tip:  Add foam adhesive squares to
just the outside edges of the 
die cut, for a dimensional, curved look around the
jar.  Create cute and super-fast decorative toppers with 
die cuts and toothpicks.

 Confetti:  Create
"time to party" confetti with the clock stamp and a circle
punch.  Sprinkle these anywhere along the tablescape, or add into the gift
wrap, card envelope, or favor bag for a fun confetti surprise.
BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper:
Beautiful Dreamer/ Journal, So Lovely
Double Dot: French
Noteworthy: Beautiful
Stamps: Dreamer, Acrylic Stamp Block set
6 x 6 Paper Pad:
Beautiful Dreamer
Pearlescents: Graphite
Ink Pad: Licorice, Pink

Glimmer Spray: Gold,


  1. Great ideas! Love making banners, so that one's a winner for me, and using the die cuts for decorations is something I haven't thought of before. I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Beautiful Dreamer collection - thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thanks so much, Margaret! I so enjoyed working with the Beautiful Dreamer collection, as I'm sure you will when it arrives is definitely gorgeous! :)

  2. Keri, you did a fabulous job!