Featured Paper Blog Hop – Chelsea Gardens

Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Erika’s blog then you are on the right track, if not please check in to Carol’s blog to start from the beginning! Don’t forget to check out Brittany’s blog next.

Here’s a very easy card to let someone know they’re in your thoughts. It’s actually a take on the middle card below. These three cards are the extra projects from the Scrapbooking Workshops Your Way. I love that you can work on scrapbook pages and get a coupe of cards made in no time!


To be honest, I can’t take a whole lot of credit for the adaptation either! CTMH always hosts amazing events for consultants, and this card was one of the make & take activities for our Seasonal Expressions launch in December. I made just a few additional changes to get to this —->


This card uses a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of the watercolor paper from the Chelsea Gardens paper packet, a 4 1/4″ zip strip and a 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of White Daisy cardstock, dovetailed on the bottom.

I started by stamping the dovetailed cardstock with the butterfly and sentiment from the Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp Set.  For this card I stamped the butterfly in Black and the ‘thinking of you’ in Glacier. After stamping the butterfly, I colored it in with Watercolor pencils. Rather than using a waterbrush to bring out the watercolors, I used a clear Shimmer Brush – it added the best sparkle! I really think this is my favorite use of the Shimmer Brush yet!


After my butterfly had time to dry, I adhered a piece of the Cream Ribbon to the top of the dovetailed piece. I did this prior to placing the dovetailed piece on the card so I could secure the ends behind/under the cardstock and prevent fraying.

Rather than placing the zip strip all the way to the top, I lowered it about 1/4″. Then I glued the dovetailed piece directly below the zip strip. I topped it off with a cute bow/knot on the ribbon and some of the grey gems from the Chelsea Gardens Dots & Gems.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  If you don’t already have a Close To My Heart consultant, feel free to stop by my site for more great products – gerri.closetomyheart.com! Before you leave – don’t forget to check out what Brittany has for you, and the rest of the hop!




18 thoughts on “Featured Paper Blog Hop – Chelsea Gardens

  1. Haley Dyer January 20, 2018 / 10:10 am

    The yellow butterfly looks beautiful with the Chelsea Gardens collection!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Gerri Baker January 20, 2018 / 10:38 am

      Thank you, Haley!


    • Gerri Baker January 20, 2018 / 10:38 am

      Thanks, Carol!


    • Gerri Baker January 20, 2018 / 12:47 pm

      Thanks, ReNae!


  2. SHIRLEY ROSS January 20, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Such a beautiful card!


    • Gerri Baker January 20, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you, Shirley!


  3. Julie January 20, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    Very pretty! Love the shimmer brush!


    • Gerri Baker January 20, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Thanks, Julie!


  4. Amy Ulen January 20, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    Great use of the shimmer brush to blend your watercolor pencils!

    Liked by 1 person

      • amyulen January 20, 2018 / 5:21 pm

        Sorry that I posted twice! Feel free to delete one. LOL!

        Liked by 1 person

  5. amyulen January 20, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    I like how you used the shimmer brush to blend your watercolor pencils.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Kathleen Androlewicz January 25, 2018 / 12:38 am

    Geri, your cards are absolutely lovely!! I love the shimmer and shine!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Gerri Baker January 25, 2018 / 5:45 am

      Thank you, Kathleen!!


  7. Ali February 22, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    I love the shimmer!


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