Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Close To My Heart Free To Be Me Cards

I really like the new Free to Be Me paper pack from Close To My Heart.  It is only available during the month of May 2014 to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month.  It comes with six sheets of double sided patterned paper (in 3 patterns), 6 sheets of coordinating card stock that has a smooth side and a textured side, as well as 2 sheets of vellum.  You can read more about the details of this offer in a previous post: Free to Be Me!

I wanted to share the gorgeous cards that can be made with this paper pack!  Since feathers are so trendy now, I was absolutely drawn to the patterned paper that featured this image in Ruby, Lagoon and Gold.  

Free to Be Me Thank You Cards

Free to Be Me Lagoon

Free to Be Me Ruby

Using a paper trimmer, I cut a piece of White Daisy card stock at 5 1/2 inches wide X 8 1/2 inches long and folded it in half to make a 5 1/2 inch X 4 1/4 inch base.

I then cut a piece of the colored/textured card stock at 5 1/4 inches X 4 inches and adhered it to the base leaving a 1/4 inch border all the way around.

I cut 1 1/2 inch X 3 3/4 inch strips of both the patterned paper with the feather design and the vellum paper with the feather design and adhered them to the card stock, again leaving a 1/4 inch border.

To add some sparkle and interest, I attached a 5 1/4 inch piece of Red Shimmer Trim from end to end of the card base.

For the sentiment, I choose "Thanks So Very Much" from the For A Friend stamp set.  This stamp conveniently coordinates with an image found on the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The shape <Rctngle4> is found on page 25 of the manual.  I cut it out in White Daisy at the size matching the stamp, 1 1/2 inches, then cut the Gold card stock at 1 3/4 inches to act as a mat.

Then to finish it off, I used 3 Durables Triangle Studs down along the bottom which echoed some of the shapes found in the patterned paper.

I have to say, I'm so very pleased with how these cards turned out.  This paper pack is so very versatile and the bright colors will really accent any project.

You must order this now, as it is only available for a limited time.  Don't miss out!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

CTMH Special for National Scrapbooking Month 2014 - Free to Be Me!

Happy National Scrapbooking Month!  I enjoy any holiday, but I must say that I especially enjoy a holiday around my favorite pastime, scrapbooking!  The best part about this holiday is that it lasts a whole month; this gives me lots of time to celebrate with friends!  

Close To My Heart wants to share in the celebration!  For this month only (May 2014), there is a special offer for you, the scrapbooker.  It's an exclusive and specially designed paper packet that includes 14 total sheets in a combination of patterned paper, cardstock and vellum for only $5.00 with your $50.00 order!

Close To My Heart Free to Be Me
Free to Be Me!

To sweeten the celebration even more, they have made it combinable with the Stamp of the Month below, a $17.95 value that can also be added for $5.00!

You've Got A Friend - May 2014 Stamp of the Month

Look at some of the cute cards that you can make!

To share in this celebration with me, SHOP NOW!