Thursday, September 1, 2016

Close to My Heart introduces their Holiday Expressions Idea Book

Just go to my OBA at and check out all the wonderful seasonal items available in the new Holiday Expressions...

It is packed full of great new products for the fall, Halloween and the Holiday Season.  Check out these paper packets...

Be sure to follow along this month and over the next few months as I use these beautiful new papers to make projects.

Come Celebrate National Stamping Month with Close to My Heart

Dates: September 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – September 30, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT)

Featured Product(s): Create Kindness card kit, which includes (1) My Acrylix® mini stamp organizer, (8) exclusive M-size stamp sets, (24) 3" × 3" pre-printed card bases with envelopes, (24) pre-cut 1 ¾" white circles, (1) 2" × 2" My Acrylix® block, and (1) mini Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ stamp pad.  In other words it contains everything you need to make 24 cute cards.

Product Item Numbers: CC1145 Create Kindness Card Kit

In addition to being included in the Create Kindness card kit, these products will also be available for purchase separately:

CC1146 (24) pre-printed card bases, envelopes, and circles
 CC1147 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Beautiful
CC1148 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Enjoy
CC1149 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Friend
CC1150 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Hello
CC1151 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Everything
CC1152 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Love
CC1153 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Smile CC1154 My Acrylix® Create Kindness—Special

Celebrate National Stamping Month this September by making hand-stamped cards to create a little more kindness in the world! Our Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies you’ll need to create 24 beautiful handmade cards, which feature sentiments to brighten someone’s day!

The kit can be yours for only $46.95  — a 15% savings off the retail value (the full retail value of the Create Kindness card kit is $56.40) !

Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, which makes it even easier to find time to do an act of kindness. Watch Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month of September to see what we’ve created with this card kit, as well as the acts of kindness it has inspired!

This exclusive kit will only be available in the month of September while supplies last, so make sure to get your order in early. As a special bonus, the exclusive stamp sets and pre-printed card bases with envelopes can also be purchased separately so you can make as many cards as you’d like—but just like the card kit, they’re only available in the month of September while supplies last, so make sure to grab yours fast!

The only block required to make these cards is the 2" × 2" My Acrylix® block (Y1003), which is already included in the kit!  Of course you could also choose to purchase some of the ShinHan markers or the great CTMH water color pencils or paints to add some more color to these cute cards.

There are no limits to how many kits you can purchase during the campaign dates.

To order simply go to my OBA at or click on the shopping button at the top of this blog.  Here you can read about the promotion and add the kit to your cart. Or you can also click on “Monthly Specials” under Shop,” or you can click directly on your cart, where you will be prompted to take advantage of this promotion.

Shipping & Tax - Normal shipping/handling rates apply and are calculated on the full retail price of any items and tax is assessed on the actual amount you pay for the item.

 Remember that the Create Kindness card kit and individual items are available while supplies last, so place your orders early!  The Create Kindness card kit and the individual exclusive items are not available for purchase using Hostess Rewards.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hello Crafters

Hello my crafty friends.  I would like to apologize for not posting much lately.  I am afraid I am experiencing some issues with my back and it is just impossible to spend time crafting right now.  Please check back though as I have some new meds and hope to be back crafting soon.  Thanks for understanding and Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How about a wreath for every occassion

So this card was inspired by this cute wreath stamp that is new.  I decided I was going to find a way to use it today and here it is.

I really like this wreath and I just stamped it and cut it out by hand (it was really easy just don't cut a straight line, LOL).  I added a sentiment that is from the Sending Smiles stamp set that is one of the three new stamp sets that come free with the new Flower Market Cricut Collection shown here...

As you can see there is one whole set of stamps that are nothing but sentiments, actually there are 28 in total on that one sheet.  Everything from hugs and kisses, sending smiles, lets celebrate, happy wishes on your day, hi there, way to go, and lots more.  

Cut Thistle cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and score and fold to create an A-2 card that is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2", cut a piece to 1/4 x 5 1/4" and a piece to 3 1/4 x 3 1/4", Cut two pieces (your choice) of the Whimsey Fundamentals to 2 x 5 1/2".  Cut White Daisy to 3 x 3" to stamp wreath and sentiment on to.

So once everything was cut I stamped the wreath using Black Memento (my choice of ink when I am going to color with markers), stamped the sentiment into the center using Thistle ink and then colored the leaves in using the Leaf Green ShinHan marker.  I cut it out using my Micro Tip scissors because they are the sharpest scissors I own plus they are small and make it easy to make these kind of cuts.  Then I punched out three flowers using a small punch I have in my stash (there are flowers in the Flower Market cartridge that could be sized to work great for this as well) out of a piece of scrap Thistle cardstock.  I did ink the edges of the flowers and then shaped them using a flower shaping tool.  I added bling to the center of the flowers and added them to the wreath using glue dots (remember uneven numbers look best)  Then assembled the whole card.  This one was pretty easy.  

I have listed all the supplies I used below and as always they and other products you see here can be purchased at or by clicking on the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!


Cardstock:  Thistle (X5789) and White Daisy (1385)
Whimsey Fundamentals (Z3255)
Stamps:  Wreath (A1193) and Sentiment was from Sending Smiles stamp set from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge (Z3285 physical cartridge or Z3290 for the Digital cartridge / both come with three stamp sets and a package of cardstock) or you can use the Thinking of You stamp from the So Many Smiles set (C1619)
Ink: Thistle (Z2640) and Black Memento (Z899)
Misc: ShinHan Leaf Green marker (Z2454), Bitty Sparkles (Z1263), Glue Dots (1772) and Micro Tip Scissors (Z534)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Whimsey Fundamentals meet Flower Market

A few days ago I showed everyone some of the beautiful flowers I had made using the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge Collection from Close to My Heart.  I was especially pleased with how this daisy turned out and wanted to make sure I found the perfect project to use it on.

I think you can catch that I used the new Shimmer brush on it to add some beautiful sparkle to the flower.  It almost reminds me of the morning dew.  Well I decided I wanted to make a card and use this daisy as my focal point, so here is how that worked out.  

Cut: Glacier Cardstock to 8 1/2 x 5" and score and fold to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 A-2 size card, cut second piece at 1 x 5 1/2".  Cut Whimsey Fundamentals (you chose the two you want to use) to 2 x 5 1/2" each.  Cut White Daisy 2 1/2 x 3/4" for sentiment and the remainder of the sheet can be used to cut out the Daisy from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  The center of the flower can be cut from a scrap of Canary Cardstock or you could cut it using the White Daisy and ink it or you could use bling (your choice).  The leaf was cut from the cartridge as well from Fern cardstock.  

I used a shaping tool (I found mine at Walmart) and shaped my flower petals and leaf to give them a more realistic look.  I also inked my leaf a little using fern ink just to add some depth.  I then layered the flower using the glue pen.  I did brush the daisy with the Shimmer Brush after I assembled it but before I added it to the card using several glue dots.  Finally I stamped my sentiment and added it.

I have listed all the supplies I used below and as always they and other products you see here can be purchased at or by clicking on the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!

Supplies Used:  
Cardstock:  Glacier (X5770), White Daisy (1385), Scrap of Canary (X5772), Fern (X5777 but two sheets of this color does come with the Flower Market Cartridge)
Whimsey Fundamentals (Z3255)
Flower Market Cricut Cartridge and coordinating Sending Smiles stamp set that comes with the cartridge (Z3285 for physical cartridge and Z3290 for the digital cartridge / both include 3 stamp sets and a package of cardstock)
Misc.:  Glacier Ink (Z2641), Fern ink ( Z2850), Glue Pen (Z553), Glue Dots (1772) and Shimmer Brush - Clear (Z3293)

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Well Hello Enchantment

Still playing with the new Enchantment Fundamental papers.  I love the vibrant colors of this particular pack and I just seem drawn to it every time I sit down at my craft table.  Love how these colors all work together...

I think I am going to have to make a whole set of these little note cards, some hello, some thinking of you, some happy birthday, some get well, some sympathy, you get the idea, it is a pretty flexible design.  

I started with a pre-made card base that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  I then added the strip of sapphire with white swiss dots (cut to 1/2" x 5 1/2") and then the piece of the saffron with white swiss dots (cut to 3 x 5 1/2").

I used scrap pieces of White Daisy cardstock and stamped various flowers and leaves from the Shower Flowers stamp set using Eggplant, Fern, Saffron, Poppy and Pomegranate inks (or you can purchase the Enchantment Exclusive Inks mini pigment pad set which has all 10 of the enchantment colors to use).  I cut them out with scissors and laid them out on the card.  I used 3-D foam tape behind some to add interest, I added gold sequins to others to add interest.  I did add three (you always want an odd number) of gold sequins in the upper right corner to help balance the card.  Finally, I stamped the hello sentiment from the A Penned Hello stamp (retiring at the end of this month) using Memento Black ink.

So pretty simple as you can see but it makes a great impact I think.  I will list the supplies used below and you can purchase the products used here and on many of my projects from my OBA at or by clicking on the shopping cart at the top of this blog. Happy Crafting!!!

Paper - Enchantment Fundamentals (Z3254) and White Daisy (1385)
Stamp Sets - Shower Flowers (C1612) and A Penned Hello (M1130)
Inks - Eggplant (Z2487), Fern (Z2850), Saffron (Z2851), Poppy (Z2852) and Pomegranate (Z2852) or you can purchase the Enchantment Exclusive Inks mini pigment pad set which has all 10 of the enchantment colors) and don't forget the Black Memento (Z899)
Misc.: 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) and Gold Assortment Sequins (Z2012)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Up Up and Away with Enchantment

Today's project used the Enchantment Fundamentals and the Happy For You and Bitty Birthday stamp sets (Bitty Birthday is retiring at the end of the month).  I like the simple look of this card and the fact it is a card that could be given to anyone regardless of age.  I really feel in love with the Happy For You stamp set as it has tons of sentiments which is always great for a cardmaker like myself.

I started with a basic pre-made card base (or you can make your own, cut White Daisy cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" and score at 4 1/4" on the 8 1/2" side and fold into an A-2 card base).  I cut the following: a piece of Sapphire cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4", a piece of Pomegranate cardstock to 1 x 2 3/4", a piece of White Daisy cardstock to 7/8 x 2".  I chose two different pieces of the Enchantment Fundamental papers (you could use any two you wanted to and change up the color scheme) I cut one at 3 1/8 x 4 3/4" and the second at 1/2 x 4 3/4".

I stamped the Sentiment from Bitty Birthday (retiring at the end of this month) with Sapphire Ink onto the White Daisy Cardstock.  I then used scrap pieces of White Daisy cardstock and stamped the balloons using Pomegranate and Sapphire inks, when I was done I just cut them out with scissors.  I decided where I wanted them placed and stamped the strings using Memento Black ink.  I adhered some balloons directly to the face of the card and others I added 3-D Foam Tape to lift them up.

Below is a list of all the supplies I used on this project.  As always you can purchase these items and other items used on previous projects from my OBA at or by clicking on the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!!

Stamp Sets:  Happy For You (C1660) and Bitty Birthday (M1144)
Inks:  Memento Black (Z899), Pomegranate (Z2653) and Sapphire (Z2648)
Paper:  Enchantment Fundamentals (Z3254), White Daisy Cardstock (1385), Sapphire Cardstock (X5775) and Pomegranate cardstock (5780)
Misc.: 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060) and White Value Pack Cards and Envelopes (X254)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

All About Gold

So I decided to play around with the new All About Gold Fundamentals.  Here is what I made...

It was a bit hard to get a picture of this card since the light/flash wanted to reflect off all of the gold and the acetate.  It took me several tries but here it is.  I am really impressed with it, I struggled trying to figure out how to incorporate the acetate with gold dots and then I faced the dilemma of how to adhere it (since it is see through) without seeing the adhesive.  

So here is what I did.  I started with a card base from the White Value Pack (you can make one out of the White Daisy cardstock but I find these easy to use and very affordable plus they have an envelope as well) that is an A-2 card size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2").  I cut a piece of Pacifica cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4" and a second piece ot 1 3/4 x 1 3/4".  I then cut a piece of the All About Gold Fundamentals (I picked the one with the little swiss dots but you could use any of them) to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  Finally, I cut a piece of White Daisy cardstock to 2 x 2".

I used the Victorian Gratitude Stamp (remember it retires at the end of the month) and stamped the 1 3/4" square piece of Pacifica using VersaMark Ink.  I then embossed it using the Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder and my trusty craft heater.  I adhered that piece to the 2" square of White Daisy and added some 3-D Foam tape to the back of it.  Now I put my card together.

I placed the All About Gold fundamental sheet on my Pacifica (a little right of the left side for interest) and then I used Gold Shimmer trim to cover the adhesive so you would not see it through the acetate.  The best part, it not only served that purpose I think it made the card.  Finally, I just added the sentiment and the card was ready to go.  I can see many more of these in my future.

A list of supplies used for this project will be posted below.  As always if you are interested in the products used to make this project and many of my others stop by my OBA at or click on the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!

Supplies Used:  
Papers:  All About Gold Fundamentals (Z3246), Pacifica (X5759) and White Daisy (1385)
Ink: VersaMark (Z891)
Stamp: Victorian Gratitude (M1131) 
Misc.: 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060), Value Packe White Cards and Envelopes (X254), Gold Shimmer Trim (Z1985), Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066) and Craft Heater (555)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Introducing the new Flower Market Cricut Cartridge

There are so many new and exciting things in the new Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations I just don't know where to start.  I did receive my new Flower Market Cricut Bundle and I have been playing with it (just touching the potential of this baby).  Here are some of the flowers I made using it...

This brand new Cricut collection features blooms and blossoms for every season of life.  All the designs feature botanical details of some kind from flowers and leaves to branches and wreaths.  Designed to span an entire year's worth of themes and occasions, this collection features shapes for holidays, cardmaking, and everyday scrapbooking.  We know this collection will really grow on you. It includes the cartridge with 700 images that include shapes, layers, banners, boarders, titles and fonts (or the digital version if you choose) three D-Size stamp sets (valued at $17.95 each) and the Adventure Cardstock Combo Pack which includes seven beautiful new colors just introduced in this book (valued at $14.50).  

**NOTE - The digital collection is only available for use with the Cricut Explore or Cricut Explore Air.  The cartridge may be used on the Expressions and older machines (Thank you for sharing this information in the comments Debbi Foley. 

Available with cartridge (Z3285) or as a Digital Collection (Z3290)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hooked on You meets Rustic Home Fundamentals

I am loving the new product line from Close to My Heart.  As a wife, the mother of two sons, and a sister to a brother and brother-in-law, not to mention my Dad and Father-in-law, I make a bunch of masculine cards and that is sometimes a challenge.  They need to be fresh, classy and exciting but not frilly and sometimes it is difficult to find that balance.  But when I saw the new Hooked on You stamp set I knew I had a winner.  Check this one out...

I am loving the finished product and it was simple as could be.  

Cuts:  Kraft cardstock cut to 8 x 5 1/2" scored at 4" and folded to make card base of 4 x 5 1/2".  Pacifica cardstock cut to 3 3/4 x 5 1/4", Rustic Home Fundamental paper (with a board print) cut to 3 1/2 x 5".  Finally cut a piece of Colonial White cardstock to 3 x 3 3/4" and stamp with the trout and sentiment using the memento ink so it doesn't bleed into the ink or markers.  

After stamping the trout I began to color the areas around it, I used a sponge (I cut ours into quarters because it is easier to work with), I start with the lightest color (here that was the Crystal Blue) and starting off the cardstock (put scrap paper under it) start swirling the color onto the card a little at a time from the outside edges to the inside.  I did this with all three colors (not going in all the way with the second color which was Peacock and then going in less with the final color which was Sapphire) until I got the look I wanted.  

I then colored in the trout using the ShinHan markers and all though you can't see it in the picture I used a shimmer brush to add some shimmer to the trout (makes him look like he is wet and reflecting the light).  All in all I am very pleased with how it turned out.

As always the supplies I used are listed below.  You can purchase them through my OBA at or by clicking on the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!!

Supplies Used:  
Papers:  Rustic Home Fundamentals (Z3262), Craft cardstock (Z1375), Pacifica cardstock (X5759) and Colonial White cardstock (1388)
Hooked on You stamp set (B1535)
Inks: Black Memento Ink (Z899), Crystal Blue (Z2117), Peacock (Z2649) and Sapphire (Z2648)
ShinHan Markers:  Turquoise Blue (Z2465), Marine Blue (Z2458), Tender Pink (Z2464), Golden Yellow (Z2452), Vivid Green (Z2466), Cerulean Blue (Z2449) and the Colorless Bender (Z2469)
Misc.:  Shimmer Brush (Z3293), Sponge (Z697), button and string were from my stash

Monday, August 1, 2016

Introducing the New Annual Inspirations Paper Packets

Let me say that Close to My Heart has done something new and bold with this new Annual Inspirations catalog.   First of all they have found some great neutral paper patterns that can be used year around which they are featuring in the new book.  Check it out...

And for those male themed cards and scrapbook pages check these out!!!  I can't wait to play with them.

At first I was a little concerned because I was not seeing the same kind of paper packets I was use to but then I discovered, never fear they are here.  That is right Close to My Heart will also be publishing several smaller "Expressions" catalogs throughout the year.  For example the "Holiday Expressions" will be released on September 1st.  Now I have seen the 4 amazing new paper packets being made available in that and WOW!!!  So the super exciting news is that we are going to get 4 brand new in trend paper packets once every four months rather than waiting all year for something new, isn't that great.  Don't forget the Seasonal Expressions 2 is still active until August 31st and it has the Florence, the Calypso and the Magical paper packets, all three of which are beautiful.  Oh and they are not all neutral - check out this uptown fundamentals, all that gold bling is amazing!!!  Even the Rustic Home Fundamentals have gold foil on some of them (they are perfect for those male projects so many of us struggle with).
Don't forget to check out this months special, it is on the top left of the blog and it is a great deal!!!  Happy Crafting

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Stock up Sale and Save Big

Brand new scrapbooking papers are here, and you can get some FREE!* What could be better than treating yourself to brand new scrapbooking paper? How about getting even MORE paper for free! During the month of August, when you order our Whimsy, Adventure, and Enchantment Fundamentals papers, you can choose to get either the Rustic Home or Uptown Fundamentals for FREE! Both of these Basics packs feature foil designs and specialty materials for making your artwork unique. Yep, this deal is basically the best!

So you buy these three for $19.5 each for a a total of $59.85(before shipping and handling)

And you get to select one of these (either a $14.95 value or a $13.95 value based on which you select) for free...

Now if that is not enough value for you just remember purchasing these three fundamental paper packets also qualifies you to purchase the stamp of the month for just $5 (a $17.95 value) and isn't it cute?

So when it is all done and said you will spend $64.85 (before shipping and handling) to take home products valued at $91.75 or $92.75 depending on which free paper packet you choose.  Wow that is an amazing deal.

* With qualifying purchase. Offer valid August 1, 2016 (9:00 am MDT) – August 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT) while supplies last. Shipping/handling rates are based on the full retail price of free items. Tax is not charged for free items.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Another Florence Wow Card

Just a reminder this paper packet and many of the items I am using to make these projects will be retiring at the end of August so hurry and order yours today so you don't miss out.  So this card is very interesting.  The Close to My Heart paper packs have started coming with one sheet that can be cut down for Picture My Life (Project Life) kind of scrapbooking but in the time honored tradition of being a crafter I decided I was going to do something different with them (I am not alone many of the consultants use them to make cards or journal cards for scrapbook pages).  So here is my use of one of the:

So I picked this cute floral card to play with.  I cut it out and it was a 4" x 6" card so I cut it down to 4" x 5 1/4" and cut the scrap piece to 3/4" x 4".  I cut a piece of white daisy cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" then I scored it down the center of the 8 1/2" side and folded it to make a standard A-2 card base that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  Now I did a little more cutting, next was the poppy cardstock which was cut to 3" x 4 1/2", and then the Florence Paper (I used the blue with diagonal white lines) which I cut to 2 3/4" x 4" and finally I cut a piece of white daisy cardstock to 3" x 2".

I stamped the sentiment onto the white daisy cardstock using poppy ink.  Then I assembled the card. I just layered it as shown and added a flower from the coordinating complements and for the final touch I added a sequin from the Florence Sequins and it turned out super cute.  

I hope you enjoyed this post, I will list the supplies I used below and as always you can purchase them and more on my OBA at or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!! 

(SAVINGS ALERT:  You can purchase the Workshops Your Way Florence Scrapbooking Kit which includes the Florence Paper Packet, the complements, three sheets of White Daisy Cardstock, Rose Gold Foil Tape and the Florence Sequins all for one low price (G1107), it is all you will need for many of the projects I show on these posts).

Florence Paper Packet (X7208B)
Florence Complements (X7208C)
Florence Sequins (Z3213)
Bitty Birthday stamp set (M1144) - available until the end of August only
White Daisy Cardstock (1385) and Poppy Cardstock (X5779)
Poppy Ink (Z2852)

Friday, July 29, 2016

For my Adult Coloring Fans

I know many of us have been bitten by the Adult Coloring bug right?  Why not?  It transports us to a simpler time in our lives, it is relaxing, it is creative, not too much thought or work involved.  Well I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate my love for the coloring in with my love of card making.  Well, let me tell you this stamp set is the perfect solution.  It is called Ornate Blossoms and I have used it in several previous posts because it is really beautiful and easy to work with.  

For this project I started with a card base cut from Poppy cardstock to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded to make a standard A-2 card that is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" (if you want to save on cardstock you could use one of the pre-made card bases and add a piece of the poppy that is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2").  Next I added the black mat which measures 4 x 5 1/4" and I cut a piece of White Daisy to 3 3/4 x 5".  I used Memento ink (as I have said several times on here I love the crisp result and it doesn't bleed when I color in my stamp) and I randomly stamped all of the stamps from the set (some I just did half on and half off, just remember to put a piece of scrap paper under the cardstock so you don't stamp on your table, yes, I speak from experience, LOL).  Then color in using your favorite coloring tools.  I used the ShinHan markers here and I love how beautiful and vibrant they are (but I think it would also be beautiful colored in with our beautiful watercolor pencils as well).

Remember this is your project so use what makes you the happiest, it may be the same stamp over and over, colored differently or maybe all colored the same.  You could (I am planning to for my daughter in law) make up a bunch of cards and not color them but give them as a gift and let the recipient color them in and send them off).  There are tons of possibilities with this one for sure.

I will list the supplies I used below, they, along with other products are available for purchase on my OBA at or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  As always, Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Poppy (X5779), White Daisy (1385) and Black (1386)
Stamp Set: Ornate Blossoms (D1687)
Misc. ShinHan Markers (I used a bunch of them and you can see what colors you might like on the OBA and decide for yourself) or you can use the watercolor pencils (3505)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

More with Florence

So how about this beauty.  I am really pleased with how it came out and the fact that it was super easy to make is even better.  I do want to remind everyone that most of the products being shown here including the Florence Paper Packet, stamp set, thin cuts and sequins are all retiring at the end of August so get yours before they are gone forever.  

So I started with a white daisy base cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4' on the 8 1/2" side and folded to make the standard A-2 card that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" (or you can purchase the pre-made cards and envelopes which is what I often do (White Value Pack X254).  I used a piece of the scrap white daisy and stamped it with the A Bunch of Love stamp set using Memento Black ink (because I don't have issues with it smearing when I use my markers to color my image in).  I also stamped the sentiment best wishes in the center from the same set (it also has thanks a bunch, happy birthday and special friend all of which can be stamped into the center of the banner).  I cut it out using the coordinating thin cuts and colored it in using the ShinHan markers.  

So I used a piece of the pacifica cardstock that I cut to 4 x 5 1/4" which I centered and mounted on the card base.  I then added a piece of the Florence Background and Texture (B&T) paper that was cut to 3 3/4 x 5" and centered and mounted on the pacifica cardstock.  I took my stamped image and using some 3-D foam tape I centered it onto the card.  Finally three (because odd numbers look most appealing) of the Florence Sequins with bitty sparkles in the centers were added.

All in all it is a pretty cute card if I don't say so myself and it was really pretty simple.  I will post the supply list below and as always you can purchase the supplies for this project and many more on my OBA at or by clicking the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy Crafting!!!!

(SAVINGS ALERT: If you purchase the Workshop Your Way Florence Scrapbooking Kit you will receive the paper packet, complements, cardstock sheets, three sheets of White Daisy cardstock, Rose Gold Foil Tape and the Florence Sequins all for one low price it is G1107)

Supply List:
Florence Paper Packet ( X7208B)
White Daisy Cardstock (1385) and Pacifica Cardstock (X5759)
Florence Sequins (Z3213)
A Bunch of Love Stamp set (C1647) and A Bunch of Love Thin Cuts (Z3251)
Black Memento Ink (Z899)
ShinHan Markers:  Carmine (Z2448), Tender Pink (Z26464), Marine Blue (Z2458), Cerulean Blue (Z2449), Golden Yellow (Z2452) and Vivid Green (Z2466)
Misc.: Bitty Sparkles (Z1263), 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)