Monday, 15 January 2018

CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop - January

Welcome to our January Blog Hop featuring artwork created from Close To My Heart products found in the new the Seasonal Inspirations 2018 catalogue.

To purchase any of the items seen in this blog hop, contact your local consultant to place an order.

If you came from Nicky's blog then you are in the right place!

I decided to showcase how one of new papers coordinates perfectly with a stamp and diecut from the annual catalogue. Here is a quick card for a baby shower, wedding shower, wedding, or Mother's Day.  Stamp an appropriate sentiment for the occasion and voilà you're ready to go!

This card is made by using the Gimme Some Sugar paper. The floral pattern is cut at 5.5" x 3", and green piece at 5.5" x 0.5".

The Beautiful You die was used to cut the flower and 2 leaves out of Daisy white cardstock. A third leaf was cut out of vellum. The medium-sized flower was stamped with pale Bashful pink ink and the second layer in Pixie. The middle of the flowers was made with ShinHan marigold marker. The two leaves were stamped in Juniper. I embellished using Bitty sparkles in the center of some of the little flowers and a sparkle on the large flower.

To tie everything in, I like to decorate the envelope - this time I stamped flowers across the flap.

Paper:pattern: Gimme Some Sugar (X7228B), vellum (Z3367)
Ink: Bashful (Z2819), Pixie (Z2844), Juniper (Z2865)
Marker: Marigold (Z2487)
Embellishments: Bitty Sparkles (Z1263), Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
Card base/envelope (X254)
Tool: Beautiful You stamp/diecut (Z3384)

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Brae's blog HERE.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Please take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers... whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do... by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's blog here, she has the complete blog list from East to West across Canada.

And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,


  1. Beautiful card! I especially love how you accented the envelope! Fantastic touch :)

  2. It is even nicer in person. Lovely. CA

  3. Beautiful job! Love the roses 🌹

  4. What a great eye to catch that it pairs with a stamp set from the annual. Nice job.

  5. Terrific idea for using our companion items from the Annual Inspirations! I'm always looking for ways that I can show my customers how to make better use of that Idea Book. Thanks!

  6. Love that it is an all-any-occasion card. You could make a bunch and personalize them according to the event/recipient. The matching envelope is a professional touch! Lovely!