Wednesday, January 7, 2015

National Papercrafting Month - Blog Hop


Welcome to our National Papercrafting Month Blog Hop!
 
We are featuring the exclusive collection of Close To My Heart products released for National Papercrafting Month - bundled into a pack called  Year >> Noted...it includes 6 sheets of paper/cardstock, a sheet of gold foil stickers and a stamp set.  If you have come here from  Pam Trostle's  blog... you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here... with me and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog - simply click here.

We have over 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations featuring this awesome and value packed Year >> Noted Collection combined with lots of other wonderful Close To My Heart products. Be sure to check out all the fabulous art work everyone has to share - just click on the link at the end of this post to begin the journey!


This pack has been designed to co-ordinate with the My Creations Kraft Mini Album to help you create a little time capsule booklet - where you can record your experiences, goals and achievements. However, if this is not your thing, don't despair... this is a fabulous pack for any scrapbooker or cardmaker!

I teamed the collection with one of my favourite stamp sets - Lovely Birthday and some Kraft Cardstock along with a new sketch to create this trio of cards.


I really love the pastel colour palette of the papers ...it makes very pretty cards. I used the 1/2 circle shaped stamps in the Year >> Noted Stamp Set to create the scallop edge and the arrow images to embellish this card using Desert Sand Ink. It was trimmed with a thin sliver of Gold Shimmer Trim and finished off with some Gold Sequins and Aqua Dots in the centre of the flowers.


I used the sketch again to create this variation of the same card just substituting the paper patterns and using the gold foil stickers from the Year >> Noted Paper Pack instead of the stamp set. Gold Foil is very trendy in the papercraft world at the present moment and there are almost 100 individual gold foil stickers in this pack - while that in itself is amazing!!....you can even stamp on these stickers - how cool is that?

 
This next photo/card really illustrates the glistening sheen that gold foil can give to your projects. I even cut a small portion of the sticker carrier sheet into a thin strip to add a little extra shine.
 

Thank you for visiting my blog and taking a "peek" at my card projects.....and if you haven't been there?? - now is the time to "Hop" on over to Vicki Price's  blog and see the art work she has created for you... don't forget to visit all the other Consultants at their blogs too and view some great crafting inspiration & more fun ideas! Remember, the Year >> Noted Paper Pack is only available until the 31st of January!  Contact your Close To My Heart Consultant (or click here ) to find out how you can add this pack to your crafting collection.

16 comments:

centralNYscrapper said...

Gorgeous cards!

Vicki Price said...

What a beautiful card! Love that stamp set with these papers.

Jacquelin Green said...

Fantastic Chris! LOVE!

Lela said...

Chris, I like both the gold foil edge and the stamped one. I'm going to CASE your card sketch, super cute

Gina Brandstetter said...

Very pretty!

Julie Carriere Orleans ON Canada said...

Beautiful card, love how you used the circles to create the scallop border, that's brilliant.

Lauren Moore said...

Wow, an absolutely stunning card! This is beautiful.

Judy Faye Garner said...

WOW.Love how you used the B&T paper for the flowers.

Pam said...

Your cards are just Beautiful Chris!! Love all of the variations you did with them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Robinson said...

Fun cards and great incorporation of the paper pack for them!

Michelle Stewart said...

Stunning cards, like how you showed the variations with the different patterns.

Michele said...

Fun stamp set to use with the paper pack and gold stickers. Lovely!

Angela White said...

Beautiful Cards! Great job

Katy said...

LOVE this paper with this stamp set...I used and used and used this set when it first came out...I guess I'm gonna have to break it back out and use it again!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the layers.

P.G. Lamb said...

What a beautiful card! I love the gold embossing.