Zoe Fun!

I always thought of Zoe as a fun name – cheerful, carefree, lighthearted – and that’s exactly how I feel about the new Zoe My Reflections Paper Pack from Close to My Heart.  The colors are light and remind me of playing outside on a slightly breezy day (not a crazy, blow you over wind – just enough to stir the scent of flowers on the breeze).  And – I had just as much fun playing with this paper to create the cards for my classes and recreate the awesome artwork of Susan Williams for my scrapbook class.  Zoe Paper

The Zoe Paper Pack has a color pallet featuring Canary, Glacier, Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Whisper and White Daisy.   The Zoe Complements have some fun stickers that remind me of togetherness, having the best day & summer.  What I really like about this set is that it will work well for birthdays, babies, summer, spring – so many fun ways to use this paper.

1508 SOTMFor the cards, I paired up the Zoe papers with the August Stamp of the Month – Framed.  This SOTM is awesome for cards, tags or anything you want to set off with a little decorative frame.  You can also use the Cricut Artistry Cartridge to precut the frames to add some dimension to your artwork.  Place a $50 order by 31 August, and get the Stamp of the Month for just $5 (a $17.95 value)!

Order the Zoe Paper pack and one other item needed for the cards to receive a copy of the cutting instructions by email (be sure to email me after you’ve placed your order at gerri.ctmh.com).  See below for a list of supplies.  IMG_1366

I like to keep my artwork fairly simple because I don’t have a lot of time and I tend to like clean, simple lines.  I have seen some gorgeous artwork with lots of layers and intricate detail, but I just don’t have the patience to recreate it or to try to think in that way to create my own version.  So what you find here won’t be hard to put together quickly or to easily recreate.  I’m sure some people might consider it pretty rudimentary – but my blog name is Simple Moments – (not to be confused with Simple Minded)

The scrapbook artwork is from Susan Williams – she has graciously allowed consultants to use and share her artwork for this paper pack.  Below is a picture of 1 of 4 double paged 12″ x 12″ layouts you can create.  If you purchase the scrapbook kit (see below) from my online site (gerri.ctmh.com), and contact me at gerri-ctmh@hotmail.com, I will email these instructions to you.IMG_1658

Project Supplies can be ordered at gerri.ctmh.com

Cards – Zoe Paper Packet (X7197B), Framed (S1508), My Happy (M1045), and Doodled Designs (A1170) Stamp Sets, Glacier (X5770) and Slate (X5930) cardstocks, Slate (Z2173), Sorbet (Z2164),  and Pear (Z2197) Inks, and Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918).

Zoe Scrapbook Kit – Zoe Paper Packet (X7197B), Zoe Complements (X7197C), Glacier Thick Twine (Z3039), and Green Triangles (Z3123).  There is not an option to order all these as a single kit – so just add each one individually to your cart (they total $24.80).

Other items you will need for the Scrapbook layouts – Kraft Cardstock (Z1375), White Daisy Cardstock (#1385).

Optional items – Desert Sand (Z2118) and Chocolate (Z2111) inks, Sponge (Z697), 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151), Typography Alphabet (E1032) and Jennifer’s Hand Alphabet (B1484) Stamp Sets

As always – I’d love to see what you make.

Enjoy! ~Gerri

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