Nevermore, one of the new paper packs featured in our Holiday Expressions 2015 idea book, lends itself easily to Halloween layouts and cards because of the colors and some of its paper patterns, but it’s very versatile and can be used in many different ways.
The colors in this pack will be great in any of your fall designs and also work well for masculine themed designs like this birthday card I recently made for my brother.
Inspired by a design I found on Pinterest from classicchristina.blogspot.com, this card was originally made using the now retired Jackson paper pack and I really wanted to use some of our new products. Along with the beautiful new Eggplant Cardstock, one of Nevermore’s B&T Duos™ designs includes mechanical drawings and since my brother is an engineer I just knew I had to use this paper for his card. I combined it with papers from the Georgie and Basics Fundamentals Paper Packs, added some bling from the Sequins Silver Assortment and a small bow made from Whisper Thick Twine. I cut the star using CTMH’s Art Philosophy cartridge. The sentiment is from a retired Operation Smile set, Happy Everything, but could easily be swapped out with one of our current stamp sets such as Joyful Birthday B1419.
If you’ve been waiting patiently (or not so patiently) to see more new products from Close To My Heart, the time has finally come. The new 2015-2016 Annual Inspiration and Holiday Expression idea books are now available for your browsing and shopping pleasure.
In addition to the already introduced Zoe, there are more new paper packs, new workshops, new stamps and more … and some returning favorites too. Click here to start browsing now.
Friends of mine are preparing to pack up and move their family from Kentucky to Oregon so I wanted to make a card for their going away party. I’ve been noticing a variety of stand-up or dimensional cards recently, both on Pinterest and some of the blogs I follow, and have been wanting to try one myself – this is what I came up with.
I used Cricut Design Space to layout my images and text and Cricut Explore to do the cuts as well as the written text; cartridges used: Old West (Wagon), Outdoor Man (Pine trees), and Country Life (text). All cardstock was from Close To My Heart and the patterned background paper was from my personal stash.
It’s often hard to find the perfect gift for the special mom(s) in your life but you can’t go wrong showing your love and appreciation with a handcrafted card. I made this one for my sister-in-law this year.
The inside greeting was cut using Cricut Design Space then assembled and adhered to the inside of the card base. All materials are Close To My Heart and are, except for the retired Skylark Complement embellishments I used on the card front, currently available.
(1385) White Daisy Cardstock
(X7196B) Blossom Paper Packet
Blossom B&T Duos™ Papers
Sunset Cardstock, also available separately (X5758)
Lagoon Cardstock, also available separately (X5762)
(1245) Olive Cardstock(Z2191) Sunset Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad