Close To My Heart Blog Hop


Hi everyone!  I’m really excited to be a part of a small CTMH blog hop which was put together by a few local (Ottawa area) consultants, to show off some new stash from the Spring/Summer 2013 Catalogue.  I will be showcasing the For Always papers and textiles, which will be available February 1st.

First up is a simple card.  I layered four strips of the B&T duos papers with 3 strips of the coordinating card stock, which all come in the For Always Paper Packet (pg 32).  The edges of the coloured card stock were scalloped using the corner rounder punch (pg 132).Happiness is...A band of baker’s twine (pg 121) in Lagoon, Cranberry and Crème Brulée was added to the top of the patterned paper.  I thought this was a bit more fun than a strip of ribbon.  The sentiment is from the March Stamp of the Month: Floral Happiness (pg 140).  This is a gorgeous set but you’ll have to wait until March to get yours!

Next, I decided to decorate a few plain candles I had laying around.  These will go in my powder room to jazz it up a bit.Decorative CandlesAren’t these fun?  I just wrapped strips of paper around each candle and then added some of the grey ribbon from the For Always Cardmaking Kit (pg 37).  I coloured the paper flowers with alcohol ink markers to match the card stock and added a Licorice Opaque Adhesive Gem (pg 120) to each centre.  The flags are sponged with Desert Sand and Whisper inks and then stamped with the sentiment from the Love Life stamp set – one of my all-time faves!

Last but not least is a canvas wall hanging I thought would be lovely in a baby’s room.Love Makes the World Go RoundI’ve used some of the fabric from the For Always textiles collection (pg 117) on the bottom of each canvas.  The pinwheels were cut out using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and heat embossed to add pattern and texture.  These canvases were inspired by the May Stamp of the Month:  Pinwheel (pg 142).

So that’s it from me.  I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects and are inspired to check out the new Close To My Heart Catalogue.  Remember you can start ordering from it on February 1st!

Please check out what the other lovely ladies have made by clicking on the links below.  Have a great week everyone and happy crafting!


Heather Hunt

Tracy Holmes <you’re here!

Tracey Geneau

Laurie Wood

 Diana Saunders


9 responses »

  1. Hi Tracy ~ I really like this new paper Pack ~ love the candles!
    And the new line of fabric ~ I can hardly wait to get these to try out some projects !

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