Friday, January 26, 2018

Chelsea Gardens Scrapbooking Workshop Your Way

Want to press the easy button on beautifully decorative scrapbooking pages? You need to check out our Workshop Your Way Kits! One of our newest kits is Chelsea Gardens. This kit includes the paper and other materials needed to create these three lovely layouts (6 pages total):

The kit includes a Chelsea Gardens paper packet (X7230B), Chelsea Gardens Complements (X7230C), additional cardstock sheets (2 Pewter, 3 White Daisy), Chelsea Gardens dots & gems (Z4155),cream ribbon (Z4154) plus printed instructions.

The directions will walk you through each step including cutting, assembling and decorating your pages. Ideas for pocket scrapbooking are also included.

As a bonus the directions also includes instructions for creating 6 cards with the left over paper and embellishments (2 of each of the 3 designs shown).

These cards use the Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking stamp + Thin Cuts set (Z4158) and a few additional supplies.

If you like the cards but are not a scrapbooker, you can print the directions from my website and just order the supplies needed for the cards. If you have questions about any of these projects or products, I'd love to help you out!

Be Patient with Yourself Card

Here's a card I made using the January Stamp of the Month, Bloom & Grow.

To achieve this look, I stamped the seed packet frame with Versamark on white paper and sprinkled it with clear embossing powder, then heating it to set.  I sponged ink over the top of this starting with Canary in the center and working in Juniper and Crystal Blue toward the outer edge. Because of the "resist" pattern created with the embossing, the design stayed white while the rest of the paper absorbed the color. Once this was completed, I stamped the sentiment with Black ink.

The paper, ribbon and dots used on this card are all from the new Chelsea Gardens collection.

As you can see from the image below, there are lots of great garden related phrases in this stamp set. Remember it is only available in January 2018. You can order for full price ($17.95) or get it discounted for just $5 when you place a $50 order. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

National Papercrafting Month: Love Letters plus bonus project

January is National Papercrafting Month and we are celebrating by offering an exclusive kit to make beautiful floral monograms.

There are 27 "Love Letter" kits to choose from --- pick your favorite letter or this trendy "&" sign.

Each kit includes a sturdy chipboard letter, a diecut white and rose gold cover, three banners (choose the one right for your project), punch out 3D flowers and stems plus rose gold script alphabet stickers. 

I ordered a "B" kit and found it very quick to assemble. For mine, I added Gold Glitter Gems to the centers of  some of the flowers for a little extra sparkle. 

The alphabet stickers are in a script font that fit together almost seamlessly so that it looks like continuous handwriting.

The kit includes plenty of flowers, in fact I had so many left over that I was able to make this layout with the extras!

Because the flowers have so much dimension, this layout would be a great one to hand on the wall in a shadow box. 

Remember these kits are only available in January 2018, so order yours today! Want to create a whole word? For every 5 letters you order, you can add a 6th for free! 

Before you finalize your order be sure to check out the January stamp of the month, Bloom & Grow. It is just $5 when you add to an order of $50 or more. 

2018 Seasonal Expressions Idea Book is Here!

The 2018 Seasonal Expressions Idea Book went live on January 1 and is packed with lots of great new products.

First there are four new paper packs:

- Chelsea Gardens

- Make Waves

- Stargazer

- Gimme Some Sugar

Each of these paper packs includes 12 sheets (2 each of 6 double sided designs). One pair of these sheets can be cut apart into pocket cards. As always each of our B&T (patterned) papers includes a bonus 1/2" decorative zip strip which also has reference information on the back side.

In addition to the themed patterned cardstock, each of these collections includes Complements (mixed media items) and embellishments.  Each collection also includes a Scrapbooking and Cardmaking workshop.

I'm also excited about a few other new products that are introduced in this Idea Book including a Bashful Shimmer Brush ...

...and a completely new Designer Travel system.

Flip through an online version of the new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book or shop all of the new products on my Close To My Heart website.