Monday, 15 August 2016

These are a Few of my Favourite Things

Welcome to our August Blog Hop featuring Our Favorite New Products from the NEW 2016/2017 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local Close to my Heart consultant to place an order.

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There are so many new items that I absolutely LOVE - the new Fundamentals papers, the new dies, the new embossing folders, the new ribbon - that I decided to highlight a few of my favourite new items. 
One of my several grandsons graduated from high school in June so i decided to use our new Fundamentals Enchantment paper and the Star Thin Cuts dies to make a layout showcasing his achievement

The yellow and blue star at the bottom of the left page is a blue star with the bits from the large yellow one at the top. I also used some of the School 7-12 Complements as well. 

Don't you love the new word Thin Cuts too? At a team function in Red Deer a few weeks ago, I cut out the Thanks sentiment and used the positive on the card with the Enchantment Fundamentals paper and the negative on a second card that I splattered with watercolour paint first. I love how you can use the positive and the negative both! No wasted paper!

Last, I used my heart die to make this card that I really love! I cut the heart from a piece of White Daisy cardstock cut at 4" X 5.25" then cut strips of paper from various sheets of the Whimsy Fundamentals paper and adhered them underneath.

NOTE: I just want to add that I got the idea for this card from a post in Pinterest. Not exactly the same, but not totally my idea...

That's it for this month! Thank you for hopping along with us and I hope you come back next month when our theme will be Back to School. Now head over to Corrina's blog for some more great artwork!


  1. I love you layout and the negative and positive cards. I love the heart card the most, it just is super cute, and so simple. Clean and simple is my fave.

  2. Great projects! Love how you filled in that one blue outlined star with the yellow and love your thank you card designs.

  3. love your projects! Can't wait to get the thin cuts! Great idea using the negative space.

  4. I love the card you made with the negative space. It is so graphic and eye catching.

  5. Awesome projects! I really like the cards, especially the heart one....too cute!

  6. Terrific ideas to use the positive and negative space. The heart card is my favourite with the details underneath. Great projects :)