Thursday, August 6, 2009

Product Inspiration: Lisa Dickinson

Product Inspiration - Bingo Cards
One of my favorite items at Jenni Bowlin Mercantile is the bingo cards. They are such a unique and fun product, and the wide variety of themes make them appropriate for just about any scrapbook page or card. Not sure how to use these cards? Here's just a few examples of the many ways to use this versatile product:

To reinforce the theme of your page.

In this page by Paula Gilarde she used the mini Brown bingo cards tucked behind her photos. The card titles tie into her journaling about her uncle's farm and help highlight the beautiful scenes of the farm and equipment.

I can't think of a better occasion for the Grow bingo card than graduation! This clever card by Jan Tatomir a sliced up card accented with lace, buttons, scallops, and a flower.

Jojo used the large Faith card as a bold accent on this textured page. It works beautifully with this photo that captures a sweet moment between parent and child.

As a title.

Out of letter stickers to make your title? Use a bingo card instead!

I found this fabulous page by annalouise in the JBS Mercantile gallery. I love how she cut the bold "Adore" from the large bingo card to use as a title.

And here's another great use of that Adore card! Jeniece Tackett's sweet page is obviously about love, and her use of the large bingo card as both a title and a background for her photo is just perfect!

As a page accent or embellishment.
Don't be afraid to play around with the cards, and that includes cutting them up (yes, really!)

On this sweet and simple page by Lisa Truesdell, she used a circle punch on the mini Valentine bingo cards and then layered the circles with other elements for a cool page accent.

For my page, I roughly traced flower shapes on the back of both the mini and large Birthday bingo cards and cut them out. I stitched around the edges of each in various colors of thread and used them as a funky background for the photos of my daughter.

The possibilities are endless! So pull out your bingo cards and get to work! We'd love to see what you can do, so link up your projects in the comments. Happy creating!
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  1. omgosh! all these examples are gorgeous!

  2. these are all such awesome ideas!

  3. Much love for the bingo cards -- and fab projects. I agree - the bingo cards are awesome, and so versatile.

  4. Wow! I just love the stitched flowers! LOVE them! TFS!