If you have been following the Close To My Heart products for a couple years, you may be familiar with our Fundamentals line of products, you'll want to check out our all new patterns. If are not familiar with the Fundamentals, it's time to introduce yourself!
These unassuming collections include papers, embellishments and ribbons that go along with our color palette. There is a separate Fundamentals collection for each group of colors: Whimsy (pastels), Adventure (brights), Enchantment (bolds) and Basics (neutrals). The amazing thing about them is each sheet of paper has a pattern that incorporates just one color (plus white). So you can replace any solid cardstock in your projects with these papers to add interest without compromising your color scheme.
With the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book that went live on August 1, we have a whole new set of fundamental products! Today, I have a couple simple cards made with products from this line.
This card could have been made with all solid cardstock and it would sbe ok. But it is much ore interesting due to the Fundamaental papers. Three of the Fundamental paper packs are represented: the Willow watercolor print from Adventure, the Sweet Leaf open circles from Whimsy and the Peacock dots from Enchantment. The banners, stars, heart and sentiment are all stickers straight from the new Happy Moments complements pack. So fast & simple!
Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack
Enchantment Fundamental Paper Pack
Cardstock (two-toned): Peacock and Willow
Here's another card where I used Fundamentals instead of solid cardstock. Both pieces of fundamental paper on this card are from the Whimsy pack: Sorbet floral and Flaxen small open circles. Thanks to our new two-toned cardstock, both blues on the card are Sapphire. The only stamping on this card is the words "My Friend" that come from the Beautiful You stamp set.
Cardstock (two-toned): Sapphire, Flaxen, Sorbet and Poppy
Beautiful You stamp set
If you like easy, yet interesting, the fundamental papers are exactly what you need. Because each side of the paper has just one color (plus white) you can mix them up just as you would solid cardstock. So for your next project, pick your color scheme then decide where to use solid and where to use pattered (fundamental) papers. Your resulting project will have more detail by simply adding a couple of these prints.
Each pack of fundamental paper has a whopping 24 sheets of paper at less than $1 per sheet. Pick up one or all four today!
|Whimsy Fundamental Paper|
|Adventure Fundamental Paper|
|Enchantment Fundamental Paper|
|Basic Fundamental Paper|
By the way, as part of this week's Warehouse Special, there is currently a Basic Fundamental bundle at 50% off regular retail value. Although these products are based on the retired Basics color palette, it would be a great addition to your stash to add detail when you add neutrals to your project.
This pack includes a pack of patterned paper, stickers and embellishments in neutral colors. It will only be available until next Tuesday (or when supplies run out). Keep your eyes out for the next set of Warehouse Sales posted every Tuesday in August at 1 am (CST).