Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Annual Inspirations: New Product Blog Hop

With the release of Close to My Heart’s new Annual Inspirations catalog, the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop group decided to do a special edition Blog Hop.

If you have come here from {Michelle Stewart’s blog}, you’re in the right place! There are more than 50 independent Close to My Heart consultants participating. Click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move through the Hop.

The Blog Hop is a great big circle. Start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way you’ll find a complete list of participating consultants here. You can use this list to pick up where you left off.

Let’s get started!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, if not my favorite holiday, and I am absolutely in love with our new Scaredy Cat paper packet. That being said, it’s always a good idea to do something other than the obvious, so I wanted to use these papers for something other than Halloween.

The colors in Scaredy Cat are fun and festive, and I felt like several of the patterns leant themselves well to other types of celebrations, especially birthdays. Combine all this with the Build-a-Cake stamp set and you have the perfect birthday card!

Even though there is Black in the patterned paper, I liked how Slate looked less severe and maybe even more elegant. I used Slate for the cake plate and candle and alternated Thistle and Sunset for the cake layers. The candle flame needed a little something extra, so I just traced around it with the Golden Yellow ShinHan Marker.

My favorite new specialty paper is the Purple Glitter Paper, and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to use it, too. It added enough bling that I didn’t need to use any other embellishments.

Here is what I used. All products are Close to My Heart:


Now “Hop” on over to {Lela Norris’ blog} to see her work, and be sure to visit each consultant’s site to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas! If you'd like to take a look at all the other goodies in Annual Inspirations, click here. Happy creating!


Jean McNulty said...

Love your card:)

Michelle Stewart said...

So much fun....I can always use more Birthday cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lela said...

Super cute! I love that you used this paper for Birthday, how fun

Lori said...

Great card!!

Pam said...

Such a great card! Love it with this paper!

Donna said...

Great card! Love the different colours in the layers of the cake.

Katy said...

LOVE this!!! What a great 'tall' card!

Maureen said...

Very nice card! Now I need this stamp set:)

Haley D. said...

So festive and fun! Slate is a great choice.