February 28, 2018

Chelsea Paper - Hang In There Card

Today we take a closer look at the second card we made in class. Again, we are using the beautiful Close to My Heart "Chelsea Gardens" paper pack X7230B and the cute "Chelsea Gardens" stamp set C1709.

The card base is a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card folded on the left. I used the small butterfly and vine design paper from the set and cut a piece measuring 4" x 3 1/2". 
Further I cut a strip of "Crystal Blue" cardstock at 3/4" x 4". The grey cardstock is cut at 2" x 4".
The little grey decorative strip you see on top is actually the border of one of the design papers that come in this set. 

In case you haven't noticed, all Close to My Heart design papers have a strip on the top for you to cut off. This strip shows on one side the name of the paper set and the colors that coordinate with it. On the other side it has a matching border that will work with the paper. So always make sure to check the border ;-)

The grey cardstock was embossed with the Close to My Heart  "Rose Embossing Folder" (Z3343).

Let's glue these pieces together shall we? I started with the biggest piece, the butterfly design paper. It is flush with the top of the card leaving a small edge on either side. 
Next I adhered the grey cardstock to the bottom of the card matching the distance on the sides with the top piece. 
I covered the part were the two papers meet with the blue strip (run through a scallop punch first) and the finished it of with the grey border.

For the phrase we used the "Hang in there" and stamped it on a strip of white cardstock, 2 1/2" x 3/4". I hand cut a little flag at the one and and added a little butterfly as decoration.

The bigger butterfly was stamped on a separate piece of white cardstock and was cut out. A few color pencils give this little guy more definition. Both items, the butterfly and the phrase are added with foam dots to the card. 

Sprinkle a few sequins around and add a nice saying on the inside and this card is done. If you would like to know more about these cards, products or my classes, please feel free to contact me. Stay tuned for more to come...  

February 21, 2018

Chelsea Paper - Sympathy Card

This month we will focus on the beautiful Close to My Heart "Chelsea" paper. 

In edition to the paper pack we are also going to use the matching stamp set called "Chelsea Gardens".

This sympathy card starts out as a regular 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base with the fold on top.

The grey cardstock is cut at 4" x 5 1/2" and is adhered to the front of the base leaving a small border on the top and bottom.

The beautiful flower pattern is cut at 3" x 5 1/2" and is centered on the grey cardstock. 

Next we stamped the leaf vine and the butterfly in black ink on a separate piece of white cardstock and fuzzy cut them.

The butterfly was lightly colored in with a blue and green pencil. The "With Sympathy" phrase is also stamped in black ink on a piece of white cardstock measuring 1" x 3 3/4".  Stamp the image to the right of the strip and cut a flag on the opposite side. The phrase is added with foam dots to the card while the leaf vine is stuck underneath it. Ad the butterfly with a foam dot and sprinkle the sequins around on the card.

We left the inside blank beside a strip of the striped paper and another stamped image of the butterfly.

If you are interested in this card or would like to join my card classes, please feel free to contact me.
The "Chelsea" paper and stamp set can be ordered from me or via my website. Simply click on the paper and/ or stamp name at the beginning of the post and you will be taken to the website. I hope you enjoyed the first of our four cards. So stay tuned for next Wednesday to see more ideas with this paper pack.

February 16, 2018

February Card Class Projects

Here we are in February and since the weather is still cold and wet, I thought we could use some spring like colors. So this month our cards are showing off the beautiful Close to My Heart papers "Chelsea Gardens".

Who doesn't love butterflies, little flowers and greens and some really soft colors or blues and greens. If you are interested in these papers, go check out my website for more details. The main products used for these cards are:

- Chelsea Garden design paper pack X7230B
- Chelsea Garden card stock paper pack X7230D
- Chelsea Garden Cardmaking Stamp Set C1709

The first card we made is a cut "Hang in there" card for all of those that could need a little cheering up. 

Card number two is a beautiful Birthday card. It is beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside.

Sadly we all need Sympathy cards ones in a while and I think this is a special one. 

Last but not least we created a "Thinking of You" card.

While these are just the fronts of each card, stay tuned for the next upcoming Wednesdays to see more details and instructions for each of these cards.

If you have questions about the cards, products we used or techniques, please feel free to contact me. Looking forward to seeing you back here soon.

February 1, 2018

Pretty In Pink - February Special

Enjoy the February Special “Pretty in Pink” from Close to My Heart. Papers, inks and more all for a great price. Save up to 30% and items. You can find all offers on my website by clicking HERE.

Make sure to order as soon as you can since all specials are only available until February 28th or while supplies last.

Here is a super cute example of the "Pretty in Pink" products. If you would like to know more about this project, our products or anything else, please feel free to contact me.