Live Beautifully Goes Masculine!

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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


Everything’s Coming Up Roses!

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Today I’m sharing a Mother’s Day card I made for the Heart 2 Heart Challenges design team with the fabulous Live Beautifully paper collection from Close To My Heart.  This paper is only available during the month of May for National Scrapbook Month and is just perfect for Mother’s Day!

I used the recently retired Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge to create the rose card base from Black cardstock.  This cartridge is officially retired, but can still be purchased from the Going Soon section of the CTMH shopping site.  I simply layered the beautiful rose print paper beneath the black base, added a sentiment panel and a bow of Black and Gold ribbon.  Presto–a quick and easy, yet quite dramatic card for a special mother!

I hope you can stop by the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog to see the other design team projects with Roses.  Lots of great inspiration for sure!

Check out the gorgeous Live Beautifully paper collection and coordinating stamp set below.  You can shop HERE to get your own set!  Thanks a bunch!   Laurie

 


Live Beautifully Layout/Card Kit

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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–

 

You will receive a full set of the Live Beautifully paper pack (14 sheets), all the stamped images, Cricut cuts and ribbon embellishments and extra cardstock for photo mats.  You will also receive individual photos with cutting and assembly notes to make it easy to complete these layouts at home.  Please note that the white cardstock rectangles simply represent your photos and are not included in the kit.  You will have enough paper left over for additional layouts and projects including the cards shown below.

Total cost of this Scrapbook Layout (3 two page layouts) and Card Kit (2 each of 4 designs) is only $20.00!!  This is a VERY special price to celebrate National Scrapbook Month and encourage you to play with paper!  Remember the Live Beautifully paper and this offer are only available during May and is on a “while supplies last” basis.  Don’t miss out!!

Leave a comment here or contact me at 2craftysisterscreations@gmail.com to order your Scrapbook/Card Kits.  The regular paper pack, stamp set and other Cut Above scrapbook kits will be available on May 1.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you “Live Beautifully” today and every day!   Laurie


Live Beautifully Birthday Card

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I’m getting very excited for National Scrapbooking Month and the gorgeous Live Beautifully paper pack which will be available May first!  It has a beautiful rose floral print, two gold embossed prints, several classic black and white papers, an ombre design and papers with basic neutral tones.  That’s a total of 14 papers for $14.95!  Check it out here–

I made a birthday card for my daughter in law and used the beautiful floral paper as well as a rose stamp from the accompanying Live Beautifully stamp set (shown in photo above).  This Live Beautifully stamp set is available for $17.95.

As the mother of two sons and the grandmother of two little boys, I always jump at the chance to make a totally feminine card!  I’m so thankful for my wonderful daughter in law and was happy to use this gorgeous paper for her birthday card!

You can purchase the Live Beautifully paper pack and stamp set beginning May 1 at my shopping site HERE.  Check back tomorrow to see some other cards and a layout workshop that I created with this fabulous paper pack!  Make is a wonderful day!   Laurie