More from Blossom

Welcome back

We are almost at the end of the Seasonal Expressions 2 book and I am really going to miss the Blossom range of products from this book.  The colours are so beautiful and can be used for a wide range of projects from masculine to feminine and babies.  I am normally a pink girl but Blossom has turned me around.  One of my first purchases from the Seasonals Expression 2 catalogue was the Blossom WOTG Card Making kit.  The stamps were gorgeous and I will be using them a lot for a long time.

Here are a couple of cards I have made using the stamp set and the  ideas from the WOTG ideas booklet.  The first card is using the background to one of the cards but I have turned it into a portrait card and ‘hung’ the sentiment up with some Glacier extra thick twine.  I have used the leaf stamp and then cut out the flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge page at 1″ .  I curled up the petals using the end of a paint brush to get a little dimension.  I have finished with some clear sparkles, Coral Sequins and Junebug Puffies.

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The second card has been turned around again and this time I have made a trim using the retired zipper lace in Lagoon to add something extra to the card.  It fitted in well with Pear cardstock and a strip of the floral patterned paper.

 

 

Materials used:

Cardstock – Pear, Kraft, White Daisy

Paper – Blossom

Stamps – Blossom WOTG

Inks – Pear, Black, Glacier

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Extra Thick Twine – Glacier

Clear Sparkles

Coral Sequins

Junebug Puffies

The Blossom WOTG is still available for sale on my website here – but you will need to be quick as some of the current products are selling out very quickly.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

Wishing Well with CTMH

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I have been busy today with crocheting squares for the upcoming International Yarnbombing Day on Thursday and haven’t had a chance to do paper crafting today.  So I have picked a card I did a couple of weeks ago.

#CTMH Seaside and Blossom Get Well Card

This card uses papers from both the Blossom and Seaside B&T paper packs.  I am loving how I can mix and match between all the range available.

The flowers have been cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge at 1″  and the bird is a cut out from the Artfully Sent cartridge that I used for another card that I featured a little while ago.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Glacier

Paper – Blossom, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals, Seaside

Stamps – Artfully Sent Just to Say, Shower Flowers

Ink – Desert Sand, Pear

Cricut Cartridges – Art Philosophy, Artfully Sent

Scallop edge punch

Coral Reef Sequins

Black and Grey Assortments

Sparkles

All these products are available on my website here or just click on any of the highlighted links above.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

Feeling the Love with CTMH

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I have run out of wedding anniversary cards at Gift Hutt and had some fun today making some more – plus I got carried away and made a couple of wedding cards.  I am really starting to get into the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and doing more with it.

This first card has been cut at 7″ (although I had to resize it a little on Cricut Craft Room) using the gorgeous Blossom papers using the sentiment key on page 35.   I just can’t get enough of this paper and the matching stamp set Shower Flowers and had some fun stamping and cutting flowers out to put on the card.  I have finished the card with some clear sparkles and a couple of little butterflies from the Junebug Puffies which are still available under while supplies last.

#CTMH Artfully Sent Card using Blossom and Shower Flowers

 

These cards are so easy to make and this one is based on a pattern from CTMH Head Office and I have changed it to an anniversary card and added some aqua dots.  The card has been cut from the Blossom floral B&T papers at 4 1/2″ Shift+sentiment <w> (pg 12).

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I still have some remnants of the lovely Skylark papers and this corner of the paper was perfect for an anniversary card.  I just added some extra ribbons with Glacier cardstock and a strip of Teal shimmer trim and some aqua dots.

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This card was made using a cut from the the Art Philosophy cartridge which I resized in CCR to fit the base card.  I then used the Hide/Contour function to just cut out the oval in White Daisy cardstock for the centre.  I stamped the sentiment first and then embossed with the Dots embossing folder.  To finish off I have used some of the Blossom complements flowers and a a little Junebug Puffy butterfly.

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This card has been made using a pocket card cut from the Artfully Sent cartridge.  I have cut this card using the CCR to size to fit the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card out of Pixie cardstock and then placed it over the heart papers from the Whimsy Fundamental papers.  It fitted perfectly.  I used a pre-cut heart (sorry I can’t remember the size but I think it might have been 2″) and stamped the lovely heart stamp from the Hostess stamp set Paper Bird.  I added the sentiment from the Artfully Sent Just to Say stamp set in Black ink.  To finish I added a Pixie extra thick twine bow.  I have found using glue dots very effective in adhering the twine onto the cards.  Much quicker and easier than using liquid glass.

#CTMH Artfully Sent Wedding Card

 

 

Finally I did my first pop up card from page 35 and was very happy with the outcome.  I cut the  base card at 7″ in Glacier cardstock after making some minor adjustments in CCR.  I am finding I use CCR all the time to do my die cutting as it is easy to size and layer my cuts.  The ‘pop up’ has been cut from the blue base paper from the B&T papers.  I then cut the icons from Lagoon cardstock and added them to the card.  The sentiment, Mr & Mrs, on the front has been cut from the Artiste cartridge page 61.  I have stamped the sentiment from the Happy Couple stamp set on a cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge (page 25)  that I had cut a while ago and I can’t remember the size sorry.

 

#CTMH Artfully Sent Wedding card

 

Here is the inside of the card.

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Materials used:

Cardstock – Glacier, Lagoon, White Daisy, Pixie, Colonial White

Paper – Skylark (NLA), Blossom, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals

Stamps – Shower Flower, Happy Couple, Paper Bird, Artfully Sent Just to Say

Inks – Glacier, Lagoon, Sorbet, Smoothie, Flaxen, Black Pear, 

Cricut Cartridges – Artfully Sent, Artiste, Art Philosophy

Embossing folder – Dots

Aqua Dots

Clear Sparkles

Junebug Puffies

Blossom Complements

Pink Extra Thick Twine

Teal Shimmer Trim

All products I have used (except for Skylark papers) are available for sale from my website here, or just click on any of the highlighted words above.

All these cards will be available for sale from Gift Hutt and the website is now up and running, although I still have lots of photos to upload.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

CTMH Blossom Is Made for Mothers

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This week I will again be featuring Blossom papers from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 catalogue,  I just can’t help myself as it is so beautiful even if it is not pink.

To start with I have done a double page layout featuring the pattern No 2 from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 2.

#CTMH Blossoom Layout with Shower Flowers

 

I have cut the background image from the blue floral patterned paper using Accent 4 page 46 of the Artiste Cricut cartridge and used the hide/contour button to remove the centre cuts.   This was then cut in half to put on both sides of the double layout.  I love the combination of Kraft cardstock with the blue from the Glacier cardstock and blue patterned paper and this layout was very quick to put together.  I then glued some Glacier extra thick twine along the bottom of the blue patterned paper.  The ‘love’ sentiment has been cut from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge in Sorbet and then lined with Slate cardstock for a dimensional look.  I had some fun stamping flowers from the Shower Flowers stamp set which  I have stamped on White Daisy and Glacier cardstock for variety and also to try and tone in with the background paper.  I finished off with some of the new Coral Reef sequins and a small Glacier twine bow.

This layout would be suitable for a Mother’s Day or baby layout.

#CTMH Blossom and Flowers for  MumThis card has been based on the pattern No 29 from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 book.  I love embossing and this Flowers for Mum stamp set just begs to be embossed.   The larger lower has been stamped with Blush ink (NLA) and the smaller flowers have been stamped with Glacier ink and then I have used the coordinating stamp to emboss with silver.  I actually prefer it when I haven’t quite matched the stamps as it seems to give the flowers more dimension The small flowers in the sentiment stamp have been coloured in with the ShinHan Touch Twin marker Tender Pink.  I have matted the Glacier cardstock with some Blush cardstock to match the flowers.  The Blush worked in well with the beautiful striped zip strip.

Finally – I have been doing more boxes and thought I would show you what I have done with some Base and Bling.  I haven’t done a lot with the Base and Bling as there is a lot of people making jewellery around where I live so I thought I would do something different with it.   I cut a flower from the floral paper and then layered it with another sorbet coloured flower and then glued the glass cover on it.  I then attached it to the box with the Glacier extra thick twine.  This would make a lovely box to put jewellery in to give as a gift.#CTMH Box using Base and Bling for decoration.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Kraft, Sorbet, Slate, Blush, Pear

Paper – Blossom

Stamps – Shower Flowers, Flowers for Mum

Inks – Glacier, Lagoon, Blush (NLA), Sorbet, Pear, Sunset, Versamark

Embossing Powder – Silver

Cricut Cartridges – Artiste, Artbooking

Coral Reef Sequins

Glacier Extra Thick Twine

ShinHan Touch Twin Marker – Tender Pink

Base and Bling

All these products apart from the Blush products are available to purchase from my website here.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia