Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Take DELIGHT with the Blossom Collection

I love the new paper Blossom Collection from Close To My Heart. The colors are cheery and the accents are lovely. Whether you are a scrapbooker, card-maker or other crafter, you will find much to love about Blossom.

This layout came together quickly using stickers from the Blossom Complements. These pages will be perfect for spring or summer memories.

If you are like me, stickers tend to feel flat. To add dimension, I usually pop some up on foam tape. For larger stickers, it helps to put a little powder on the back to remove the stick. The papers needed a little more interest, so I roughed the photo mats up a bit with the edge distresser.

Blossom Layout Detail 3

As you can see from these close ups, I also added a few of the Blossom metal accessories and Ocean Sequins. I love how all these pieces coordinate perfectly.

Blossom Layout Detail 1

I love how "wrapping" my pages with twine looks, but sometimes it is hard to get it to stay in place. My solution is Washi tape -- it is light weight and easy to work with. It is strong enough to hold the twine in place, but also offers some forgiveness if you have to move it to get the ends exactly where you want them.

I hope you have enjoyed this project and are inspired to try something new. Remember when you place an order of $25 or more you qualify for my hostess club and are invited to come to my house to put it together the following month. For more information, visit the Events and Hostess Club pages.

Have a wonderful Spring Day,

Monday, April 27, 2015

Did you hear the news?

I have another card using the April stamp of the month that I wanted to share with you today. This simple card uses a few blocks of the new Blossom paper and thick twine.

The stamping on the card base simply asks “Did you hear the news?” and points to the edge of the card inviting the reader to open it up.

April 2015 SOTM Card 2

Here’s a peek at the inside sentiment which keeps with the simplicity of the front.

April 2015 SOTM Card 2 inside

Blossom Paper Pack (X7196B)
Extra Thick Twine – Glacier (Z3039)
Typed Note – April 2015 Stamp of the month (S1504)

Keep creating,

Friday, April 24, 2015

Just a Quick Note…

Who do you know that would enjoy a quick note from you? Does someone have a birthday coming up or about to transition to a new phase of their life? Or maybe you are just feeling the need to connect and let them know you are thinking of them.

April 2015 SOTM Card

Regardless of the reason, April’s stamp of the month will say what needs to be said. Along with phrases for just about any occasion, it includes a classic typewriter and pointing hand.


The vintage look of this card is achieved by combining the old-fashioned typewriter stamped image with the neutral prints from the Yuletide Carol papers. Yes, I used Christmas paper for this card!

Since the focal point of this card is a stamped image, it needed variety in dimension and texture. I dimension by using 3D foam tape under the typewriter and adding baker’s twine and triangle studs.

April 2015 SOTM Details

The twine and studs also added some interesting textures while keeping a consistent look by using similar colors as the papers.

Yuletide Carol Paper (X7187B)
Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment (Z1921)
Typed Note – April 2015 Stamp of the month (S1504)

Here’s a couple more inspiring projects using the current stamp of the month from the artists at Close To My Heart:



Remember this set is only available during April 2015; there are just a few days left! Click here to learn how you can get this it for just $5!

Keep creating!