Blog Hop!

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Want to see a lot of brand new artwork from Close to My Heart consultants? I'm joining in a "Blog Hop" and it's going to be so fun to see all the new artwork posted by over 40 participants. We're celebrating the release of the Close to My Heart Summer 2009 Idea book/catalog, and you're going to love all the new papers and stamps you'll be viewing on the blog hop!

It's simple, after you've had a chance to view my artwork here, you'll "hop" on over to Leslie's blog for the next stop on the hop.


I made this simple boxed set of cards using the "Creative Basics Animal Cookies" patterned papers. I love the bright colors and even though these papers might seem so bright and happy that you'd want to only use them on juvenile cards and scrapbook pages, I wanted to "step outside the box" (hee hee, it's a card box, get it?) so I altered the color scheme just a wee bit so that it has a little more complexity than the primary color scheme of bright red, yellow and blue. I toned down the blue by choosing Heavenly Blue cardstock, I punched up the yellow by using Honey cardstock, which is a deep, rich shade of yellow. The red shown here is Tulip, one of our newest colors in the Spring palette, it's such a yummy pinkish red, I love how fresh it feels.

Here are the cards up close. They're simple, quick and easy. The basic design of this card set and box can be changed easily by choosing different papers and stamps. This would make a great gift for Mother's day!


Want the instructions for the box? Check back on my blog tomorrow, I'll be posting it then.


Now, don't forget to HOP on over to Leslie's blog to view more fabulous artwork with brand new Close To My Heart products!

Lost on the Hop, or links not working? Go to Erin's blog for a list of all the participants, or to start at the beginning of the hop.

13 comments:

Sheila said...

Love how you added the different colors and black to the Animal Cookies papers. Also really like that box!

Amy said...

I love your project!

Stamp Til Dawn said...

Thank you for the comment! My post is up now. Love your cards!!

AaronB said...

wonderful project-the colors are great-

Miranda said...

Super cute! I LOVE how you stamped the flap of the envelope. It really completes the look! :)

Scrappy RN said...

Impressive (as always)!

Dawn said...

Tresa, I always get so excited when I see a project from you. I love, love, love your tutorials...I always enjoy all your projects.Your cards are spectacular!

Tazzygirl2000 (AKA Erin) said...

Amazing! I can't wait for the tutorial! I love the way you used the different stamp sets with this paper- it looks fantastic!!! Thanks for playing in the Blog Hop!

Tazzygirl2000 (AKA Erin) said...

I love this card holder and can't wait for the tutorial! And I love how you used the different sets with this paper! Thanks for playing in the Blog Hop!!

roxybonds said...

I love what you did with your cards here :) Looking forward to another tutorial :)

ginacan2 said...

I love it that you stamp on your envelopes. It's just that extra step that let's people know that you created this in your own special way. Great job of mixing it up.

Jena said...

Fabulous project as always - thanks for the tutorial, you rock!

Stephenie said...

This is so great! I love your tutorials! especially your ones on youtube! Your personality really shines. =0)

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