Prickly Pear Blog Hop

Welcome to our Prickly Pear Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our Prickly Pear Paper Pack with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Kathleen’s blog then you are on the right track, if not please start at the Prickly Pear Blog Hop beginning with our hostess Carol. Next check out Haley’s blog.

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This cute card was so quick & easy! I started with a pattern from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 How-To-Book. This is pattern #23.

Paper Pack

Using the Prickly Pear paper packet, I cut the following pieces:

  • 5 x 1 3/4 (cactus print)
  • 5 x 1/2 (green print with x’s)
  • 5 x 2 (yellow diamond pattern)
  • 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (green ombre – this is the reverse side of the yellow diamonds)
  • 2 1/4 square of White Daisy plus scraps for die cutting.

For the stamping, I used Sorbet, Smoothie and Tangerine ink stamp pads along with the Happy Heart Stamp Set and the Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Stamp Set and Thin Cuts bundle (Z3338).

  • Stamp “Thanks from the bottom of my heart” with Sorbet
  • Using the Prickly Pear Scrapbooking Set
  • Stamp the small, solid flower randomly near the top in Smoothie and Tangerine
  • Cut 2 of the largest flower using the Thin Cuts dies and stamp one with Smoothie and one with Sorbet.

Put it all together –

  • Adhere the 5″ strips to the card as shown in the picture
  • Layer the White Daisy stamped square on top of the green ombre square
  • Adhere the layered squares 3/4″ from the bottom of the card and 1 1/4″ from the right edge.
  • Add Blue Burlap ribbon to either side of the square (alternatively, you could run a single piece of ribbon across the full width of the card and then use 3D foam tape to raise the square above the ribbon).
  • Layer the die cut flowers in the top, right corner of the stamped square. I used 3D foam tape for added dimension.

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to head over to Haley’s blog next and keep progressing through the blog hop to check out all the amazingly talented ladies that are sharing their creations today!

Enjoy!

~Gerri

Little Dreamer Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Little Dreamer Blog Hop! We will be showcasing items from our new Seasonal Expressions II catalog with various projects created by talented Close To My Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Haley’s blog then you are on the right track, if not please start at the beginning with our hostess Carol. Next check out Elly’s blog for more fun.

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I really love the bright colors of the Little Dreamer paper packet, but I wanted to take it beyond the cute unicorns and rainbows. I’ve had the Happy for You stamp set for some time and really like the versatility of it. This stamp set has sentiments for retirements, adoption, new job, new house – along with the normal birthday & wedding.

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I really thought the line balloon images of the stamp set would work great with the patterned papers of Little Dreamer. And what could be better than a cloud filled sky background for those balloons!

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I also used the Little Dreamer Cardmaking Thin Cuts to cut the banners below the balloons.  I love when I can ‘multi-purpose’ something like this Thin Cut die with other stamps!

Last I added some of the Little Dreamer Glitter Gems to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping in!  Be sure to check out Elly’s blog next!