Monday, 16 April 2012

Dotty For You - Fresh Inspiration

I was recently challenged by some new friends to create some projects with Close To My Heart's new constant campaign paper package DOTTY FOR YOU. I was completely inspired by the fresh and cheerful colour combinations and light-hearted prints that were so easy to mix and match. I chose a variety of stamps to showcase the versatile uses of this paper and just had some fun creating in the Studio. I also played with some of CTMH's new accessories of the season including Color Ready Seam Binding Ribbon, that I dyed using our ink pads, as well as other fun items. I love how everything coordinates.
This card features A1120 Quick Cards - Butterfly stamp and I used a stencil technique to mask off the outer edges of the butterfly to then sponge the Sweet Leaf ink onto the wings before applying one of my favourite accessories - Prisma Glitter. So pretty!!!

Next is a fun 4x4 card featuring one of my new favourite colour combinations - Sunset, Grey Wool and Colonial White. I used the rooster image from the C1498 Country Life stamp set. The rooster is paper-pieced and stamped tone on tone onto Sunset cardstock with Sunset ink. It was then attached to the card and covered with a thin layer of Liquid Glass. The new accent Z1706 Durable Studs (available in round or square, in both pewter and gold tones) were the perfect choice to add some more dimension to this lovely card.

I think this is such a fun layout. I just let the photos guide me and the paper package had such a great array of prints that I had an easy time finding ones that were perfect. I also used a layout from CTMH Reflections how-to-guide to make creating this layout even simpler. I am a scrapbooker and I really enjoy showcasing my children in all of their wonderful silliness, like in this layout. I used C1458 Paper Lantern stamps and clustered the pinwheel image into groupings and accented them with colour-matched brads in various sizes. The extra special accent was creating a custom dyed ribbon in a variety of colours (Sunset, Lagoon, and Sweet Leaf) to complete the page.

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May by mixing and matching to your heart’s content with our new Dotty for You paper packet! The trendy patterns on the front of the papers coordinate perfectly with the dots on the reverse side, giving you lots of options for crafting colorful layouts, cards, and other projects. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.
There are three ways to get this exclusive Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95:
  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.

Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month in May with the oh-so-cute Dotty for You paper packet.

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  1. I LOVE your artwork! The cards are adorable and the layout is awesome! (love the photos!) Thanks for sharing. I love how you have explained details of the projects and featured the cards on top of the ink pads.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

  3. These are great. I really love the butterfly!

  4. Well done my friend well done!