Welcome, Welcome, DYD!

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog, M3, New Products

Well Hello There, Happy Scrappers!

It’s that most wonderful time of the year again… the time when the Lilypad releases its fantastic Document Your December (DYD) collection!  If you’re looking for the definitive collection of awesome products to use to scrap your December, this is it!  Similar to our BYOC (Build Your Own Collab), our DYD collection is designed around the same palette, so everything coordinates.   Our fab designers have been working hard to turn out over 70 of the very best quality products to help you memorialize the magical month of December.   I have been documenting my December for three years now and I love the way all the products work so well together.  No matter what you choose, everything coordinates.  The photo books I make for December have consistent coloring throughout which makes them look really professional.  I’ve also seen a lot of DYD hybrid projects that look so dazzling and polished because they’ve used products from our DYD collection.  This year’s palette is phenomenal:  it’s got the usual reds and greens but there are also pops of magenta and teal to pull in some jewel tones, plus a glittery gold to add that touch of class. Combine that palette with the genius of our resident designers and you’ve got a collection that will leave you breathless.  What’s more, our newest Mixed Media Monthly installment (“M3″) uses the same palette as our DYD so you get even more brilliance for all your layouts.  Here is  a preview of the products being offered this year:

Dazzling, bold papers:


Brilliant & gorgeous elements:


Glittery alphas and numbers/dates:


Clever journaling cards:


Helpful templates:


Isn’t it all so beautiful??  You know what’s even more beautiful?  It’s all at least 20% off this whole weekend!  Yes, all that gorgeousness can be yours for an unbeatable price for the next two days.   So head on over to our store and check out our new DYD products.  We can’t wait to see all your wonderful December layouts in our gallery.

Have a great weekend and we’ll see you in our forums!


Simply Hybrid: Match Box

Written by The Lilypad. Posted in Blog, Printable Projects -Hybrid

Hi everyone, Sarah here and I’m so excited to share with you my latest hybrid project. Since it’s almost December I thought it’d be fun to create a gift box perfect for the littlest of presents. TLP-blog-header simply hybrid match box For this project I used Santa’s Workshop by Sahlin Studio. I fell in love with the bright colorful elements included in this kit and knew it would be perfect. tlp-santasworkshop-kit-01 I started with a matchbox. This particular one I cut out using my Silhouette Portrait, but you could always buy premade blank matchboxes from a craft store, or use this as an opportunity to reuse an actual matchbox once you’ve used all the matches. The first step is to wrap the outer sleeve of the matchbox with your favorite printed digi paper. Since I cut my matchbox out on the Silhouette I printed my patterned paper directly onto cardstock so that I could cut the outer sleeve of my matchbox from that. simply hybrid matchbox open Next I found this cute Santa graphic in the kit that I thought was such a fun image for the front of my gift box. After I printed and cut the Santa out I adhered it to the top of the box with a tape runner. simply hybrid matchbox 2 I love this little Merry Christmas banner so I printed it out just a little longer than the width of the box. Using my tape runner again I added adhesive to the banner making sure to get all the way to the very ends. Once I centered it on top I wrapped the excess to the sides of box. simply hybrid matchbox 3 The last step was to add a tag with a some bakers twine. I tied a simple knot in the hole at the top of the tree and then wrapped the twine around to the back side and taped it with some clear tape. simply hybrid matchbox 4 This project came together fairly easily just adding a small step each time from the original box. I hope this inspires you to make your own holiday gift wrapping from digi supplies. If you do make sure to upload in the Hybrid Projects gallery. I’d love to see them! TLP-blog-signature-sarahbhb