This week at Bitten by the Bug 2, our challenge is to create a project with FLOWERS. Of course I immediately thought of the new Flower Market cartridge from Close To My Heart! Beautiful flowers of all kinds, dozens of different vases and “holders” for those flowers, multiple floral wreaths and amazing three dimensional flowers are just a part of the cuts included in this cartridge. Here are a couple of cards I made with Flower Market.
I just had to use this beautiful rose cut first and I love how it looks on the new Whimsy Fundamentals “love” paper. The accents of green in the leaves and sentiment and the bling really complete the look.
I also had to use the hollyhock cut right away since hollyhocks are a very nice memory from my childhood. Again, I used some of the Whimsy Fundamentals paper for the background. The new Happy Heart stamp set had the perfect sentiment for this card.
If you love flowers, then this new Flower Market is for you! Plus it has a whole bunch of other images to make it just right for everyone. Get yours HERE. Or contact me to see how you can get your own for half price!!
Be sure to stop over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see all the beautiful FLOWER projects created by my talented design team sisters!
This week at Heart 2 Heart, the theme is FOR THE GIRLS! This was a bit difficult for me since I usually create projects with my two boys and grandson in mind. So I had to put on my “girly-girl” hat and start crafting!
I chose Calypso paper, which will be retiring at the end of August, and a stamp set called Birthday Princess to create my card. I stamped the cute little princess onto some oval die cuts, colored it with Shin Han markers and added a little shine from the new CTMH Shimmer Brush. I created the background by layering some Calypso zip strips and pink Shimmer Trim.
Check out the other design team projects at Heart 2 Heart and then get your own “girly-girl” craft on! We love to see what you share with us!
Make it a great day!! Laurie
Here are a couple more cards made with that gorgeous Charlotte paper collection. These papers are now retired (sad, I know!), but I’m certain that the designs of these cards can be used with any of the fabulous Close To My Heart papers! Check out all the new papers HERE!
In the first card I attempted to make a herringbone background using zip strips. I stamped the sentiment on a trimmed PML style cut-apart from the paper collection.
The second card used another of the Charlotte patterned papers accented with Black and Gold Ribbon and Black enamel dots. I added a layered flower made with the Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts and coordinating stamp set which I colored with Shin Han alcohol markers. The birthday sentiment is from the new Birthday Sparkles stamp set.
Now you can dig out your old Charlotte paper and create some “beauties” like these! Or grab any of the fabulous Close To My Heart papers and make your own versions of these designs! Thanks for stopping by today! Laurie
I know I say this all the time about Close To My Heart paper, BUT…one of my very favorite collections is CHARLOTTE! This paper retired with the first Seasonal Expression last spring, but I had a little left over and decided to play with it again last week. I think this paper is perfect for making projects for weddings and anniversaries.
The first card is made entirely with the Charlotte Complements on a background of subtle floral pattern paper. I loved the sentiment on the right side and then just layered different arrows, a heart and a flower to accent.
This card has one of the PML style cut-aparts as the focal point on the black and white background. I added a zip strip on the side and then layered on some flowers. I used the Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts and coordinating stamp set to create the flowers. They are colored with our Shin Han alcohol markers.
Stop back again tomorrow to see two more cards made with the beautiful Charlotte paper collection by Close To My Heart. So sad it is retired, but so happy I have a little bit left! Laurie
Have you seen the August Stamp of the Month called Purr-fect Halloween? It is so cute and so versatile! While it really is purr-fect for Halloween, it certainly can be used for much more. Take a look at a couple of cards I made with this awesome stamp set. The first one is for Halloween and the second is a Birthday card.
You can get your own Purr-fect Halloween stamp set for only $5.00 with any $50.00 Close To My Heart purchase. You can see the online version of the Annual Inspirations HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Something AWESOME is waiting for you just around the corner! Laurie
Happy Monday! This week the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 is to create a project with LOVE in mind–namely Anniversaries and Weddings. I was asked to make a wedding card with the bride and groom’s monograms on the front and this is the result. The paper is from an old My Mind’s Eye collection and the frame is from Cindy Loo. The monogram letters are from Artbooking by Close To My Heart. I love the contrast of the rustic wood grain paper and the glitter stripes and letters!
Stop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to check out the other design team projects–you’ll be sure to find some inspiration! And we always love it when you share your projects with us! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous day! Laurie
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