Summer is the time for flowers and that’s what the theme at Bitten by the Bug 2 is about this week–FLOWERS! I decided to go simple and make some floral Sympathy cards. The flower cuts are from Flower Market by Close To My Heart. I used a woodgrain embossing folder on the white background and popped up the flowers to add some texture and interest.
To create the layered ovals for the sentiment panel, I used a set of nesting dies that I had in my stash. The sentiment is from a retired Close To My Heart stamp set that I use all the time. Some stamps are just too great to ever give away or sell and this is one of those for me!
Please head over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see all the beautiful flower projects created by my talented design team sisters! You will be sure to find some inspiration. Then link up your projects there to share with everyone.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope today will bring you lots of smiles! Laurie
I love happy occasions and one of the happiest is the birth of a new baby! My friend had a new granddaughter recently and I wanted to make a special card for her family. Then while I was at it, I decided to make a baby boy card with the same design as well! I used the Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart for all the Cricut cuts on this card. It’s really an amazingly versatile cartridge with images for all kinds of occasions–not just flowers! I embossed the white layer with a baby themed embossing folder that I had in my stash.
The pink gems and blue enamel dots are also from Close To My Heart. I was undecided about whether to add the ribbon and bow to the bottom of the card since that little elephant is quite cute on his own, but I’m happy now with the results. If you would like to purchase the Flower Market cartridge or any other products from Close To My Heart, please shop HERE!
I’m so happy you stopped by today! Remember to do something AWESOME today! Laurie
The new Live Beautifully paper collection that Close To My Heart created for National Scrapbooking Month is full of roses, peonies, pinks and purples. Girly paper, right? Right, except not entirely! Most of my scrapbooking is about boys and men, so I decided to see if I could come up with some more masculine layouts from this “girly” paper.
For the first layout, I used the gold embossed polka dot paper as the background. I added cuts from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge by Close To My Heart to make a layout suitable for a graduation or other accomplishment.
The second layout has the blue/green ombre as background papers with Chocolate and Lagoon cardstock accents. The colors, the Flower Market images and the touch of burlap ribbon work together to give this a masculine flair. This layout would be perfect for some travel or “outdoorsy” photos.
The final layout has a nautical feel with the cute sailboat and anchors, also from Flower Market. I used the black and white striped paper as the background and then lots of bright colors from the Adventure palette and a bit of Lagoon ribbon. I can see Father’s Day photos on this layout!
So what do you think–can Live Beautifully be used for masculine layouts too? I certainly think so and can’t wait to get some photos of my guys on these layouts!
You can get your own set of the Live Beautifully paper by ordering HERE! Thanks you very much! Laurie
Today I’m happy to share a Layout and Card Kit created with the gorgeous Live Beautifully paper collection. This is a special paper pack designed by Close To My Heart for National Scrapbooking Month which is only a few days away! Take a look–