Monday, May 06, 2013

Product Focus #17: Pie Charts


Welcome to this week's Product Focus." In these weekly blog posts, I'll share a scrapbooking product or product type I'm particularly drawn to, and then share some ways I've (or my favorite designers have) used the products in a project. I'll point out tips and tricks for using the product, share some of my favorite products from that product line, and then I'll open it up for any questions you might have. I'd also love to hear your reviews or uses for the product type I focus on each week. This is a chance for you to pull out products you already own and play with them or for you to discover new products you might not yet have tried.



This week, I'm focusing on a fun new trend that started appearing last year: pie charts! Pie charts a great journaling tool because it allows you to discuss how you 1) spend your time, 2) prefer one item over another, or 3) use a fun, general embellishment on your projects. This week I've asked some of my favorite designers to share their work that uses pie charts.



Here are a few of my favorite pie chart products (click the photos for links to the products or visit this blog post HERE to view the list). Be sure to search by "pie chart" at 2Peas to find products perfect for any project:






Below you will find a gallery of projects from my designer friends that use circle punches. Hopefully these will give you some new ideas for using a circle or two on your upcoming projects.

Idea #1: Highlight an Important Number.

(Source: Janna Werner)

Idea #2:  Make the Entire Page a Pie Chart.

 (Source: Nancy Damiano -- this project includes a VIDEO)

Idea #3: Create a Subtle Embellishment


(Source: Kristina Nicolai-White)

Idea #4: Layer Items on a Pie Chart Embellishment.


(Source: Two Peas


How do you incorporate pie charts on your layouts? Do you cut up a photo? Do you focus on patterned papers? Do you use a premade object? If you have a question about this post, please leave it within the comments section below. I may just answer some of them in an upcoming "Product Focus" post.  I love that blog reader Anne Fisher posted this suggestion on last week's Circle Punches Product Focus post: "Circle punches are one of my favorite go-to tools! I love punching patterned paper into circles or scallops and using them as layering elements (mats or embellishments), journaling spots, or pop dotting them to add dimension. Thanks so much for featuring circle punches. I just love your projects!" That's a great suggestion, and I'm sure you have more!

2 comments:

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  2. I just posted a card using a pie chart stamp. You can find it here,
    http://frommybungalow.blogspot.com/2013/05/its-party-time.html
    Thanks for sharing your ideas on how to use it in layouts1

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