Quick Note: Many new and VERY inexpensive items have been added to the "While Supplies Last" portion of my website. Check them out! They are only available while supplies last (!magine that! That must be why that section is named "Why Supplies Last"). *wink*
Hip Hip Hooray! Twice a year (usually May and November) I run a challenge for my Close To My Heart team (we're called "The Pacemakers" because we keep "the HEART" pumpin'!). Anyone on my team who sells $2000 in that month receives something I call a "Board in a Bag" made by me. I create several things (a 2-page 12" x 12" layout, several cards, and board title as well as paper samples for the paper pack I am featuring) that they can add to a display board and use in their business. This past challenge, I made the prizes with our new Chantilly paper. Over the next little while I'll be featuring a few of the items the winners got on my blog. Today I will start with a standard card (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). Side note: Before I say more, if you are interested in joining my team and building your own Close To My Heart business, you can find information here, or you can give me a call or shoot me an email (801.360.9896, email@example.com).
I have to say that I am in LOVE with the new Chantilly papers. They feature some of my favorite things:
- pink and green color combo
- bold bright prints mixed with smaller, subtle prints
Here is the card lying flat.
Here's the easy, peasy step-by-step guide of how to make it (including links to my website for the products I used):
1. Begin with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" White Daisy card.
2. Cut a few pieces of Chantilly papers: Top (paisley) piece is 4" x 1 3/4", Middle (pink scallops) piece is 4" x 1 3/4", Bottom (green...this is the back side of the paisley patterned paper. CTMH's patterned papers are called DUOS because they are 2-sided with a different pattern on each side. Nifty!).
3. Cut two 4" x 1/2" strips of White Daisy Cardstock and cut them into scallop borders. Adhere them from underneath of the pink scallop piece to form the borders you see.
4. Adhere (my paper adhesive of choice is Tombow) the green patterned piece to the bottom of the card leaving 1/4" from the bottom. Adhere the paisley piece to the top, 1/4" from the top. Lastly, apply the pink scallop piece with the borders attached.
5. The next item I used was a doily. I didn't purchase this from CTMH, just at my local Walmart in the cake decorating row. It's a 4" white doily. I think it was about $1 for 30 doilies. Bargain! Adhere it to the card and cut off the excess.
6. The butterfly is from our Garden Wooden Shapes collection. I covered him with the soft blue patterned paper (the back side of the pink scallops paper) then sponged the edges with a round sponge and a cashmere stamp pad. Then, using glue dots, I adhered him (or her) to the card.
7. I embossed the saying from the Hooray Bouquet Stamp Set on the lower left corner of the card using the Versamark Pad, White Daisy Embossing Powder and my trusty Heat Gun. Never embossed before? Here's a quick tutorial: Stamp your desired image with the Versamark Pad. Sprinkle embossing powder over it and shake off the excess (be sure to have a piece of paper under you to catch the excess so you can pour it back into your jar of embossing powder), using your heat gun heat your stamped and powdered image until you see all of the powder melt into a beautiful embossed image. Tips: Don't hold your heat gun too close or it will scorch your paper. Waving it back and forth a little as you are heating will prevent scorching as well.
8. Lastly, I added a few of our new Pink Glitter Gems, one next to the sentiment and a few down the middle of the butterfly to make his (or her) body.
You can purchase the items I have mentioned above and so many more wonderful items on my website, 24/7! Have a Hip Hip Hooray kind of day!