Can you believe it?! Here it is! Our first blog hop of the new catalog! This hop officially starts on February 1st, so if you are a bit early be sure to check back in! If you came from Traci Williams' Blog, Paper Crafting 101, then you are in the right place. If not, you can start at the Damask Divas Blog at the beginning. I need to take a few deep breaths, so have a look at my first creation with the For Always Paper Packet while I do that...
I have been wanting to make one of these double pocket cards for a little while, and since Heart 2 Heart posted their fancy folds challenge for week #3, I had the superb motivation! This type of card gave me the perfect opportunity to highlight the beautiful patterned papers of For Always.
The card takes just one sheet of double sided pattern paper. It also conveniently gives you a finished card size 4.25 x 5.5...the standard A2 card size! Here is the video tutorial I used. As you will see--it is unbelievably simple! I used the second version she shows so that the paper patterns alternate in the finished card.
I started by making the sentiment for my card. I cut the "we" and "u" from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge on Ruby Cardstock that comes with the paper packet. The "Love" sentiment is cut from our second Cricut Cartridge, Artiste. Do you see the boarder at the top and bottom of the sentiment? That is the zip strip that you cut off from each of our patterned papers. I really liked how this one looked by covering half of it.
3D flowers were actually one of the first things that drew me to Close to My Heart. At the time, the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge was one of only two that had the beautiful cut on it that allowed you to form these beauties. But I needed to know HOW to make them, and I needed the right adhesive. I found Mandy's video tutorial that gave me exactly what I needed to know. I. Was. Hooked. You had me at liquid glass! Yes, I use our amazing liquid glass to hold these beauties together and also to attach them to the card itself. Trust me, it is the BEST product out there for this purpose. It also lasts FOREVER! A little goes a long way. To make a long story shorter, lol, when I saw the black and white script design in For Always, I knew that 3D flowers were going to be the first thing I made with it! I inked up the edges before I rolled them with Ruby, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, and Blush Exclusive Inks (from left to right above.)
The centers are dotted with our brand new Pink Glitter Sparkles to match each color of ink. They come with 5 different shades all in one pack!
These tags were SO much fun to embellish. Each one matches the personality of the girlie who will be writing a sweet sentiment to their grandma on the back for Valentine's Day. :) They pull out like this so that she can read them:
The tag cut is found on the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I used our Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Black Tulle, and NEW! Black Shimmer Trim as tag-ties. I added a new Black Button to one with some black waxy flax. The girls' names are spelled out with the gorgeously glittery Glamour Glitter Alphabet.
Well, I have kept you long enough for today! Tammy Smith at Legacy of the Heart is your next stop on the blog hop, so pick up your sparkle and move on along! Thanks for hopping in! ;)
Oh, and don't forget to comment on the Damask Divas blog for your chance to win an awesome Close to My Heart Acrylix Stamp Set!!! HERE