Monday, January 11, 2010

CTMH New Product Blog Hop: One Stamp Set, One Card, Two Ways

Have you had a chance to check out the new Spring 2010 Close To My Heart Idea Book? (If not, let me hook you up!) How about a blog hop featuring all new products to whet your stampin' and scrappin' appetite? (If you found me from Jody's blog then you're hopping along. If you get stuck or lost along the way, come back here and click HERE for the list.)

For this hop, I created two cards based on the same Wishes 5"x7" sketch, "Bullseye," using the same new stamp set, One of a Kind (D1410). I love how changing the color scheme can totally change the look and feel of your project. Talk about versatility!

My first card uses the luscious new Veranda paper pack and the new Veranda Creative Basics papers/Creme Brulee ribbon. After stamping the foliage and flowers on the large rectangular Colonial White panel in Creme Brulee, Garden Green, Juniper, and Cocoa, I scissor-distressed the edge of the circle piece. Though Sparkles aren't a new product, you can now get Bitty Sparkles in bulk: 100 for only $2.95! I used them quite liberally on this project. I love accenting a Bigger Brad with a Sparkle.

My second card uses the same sketch but I pumped up the fun with the new Caboodle paper pack! I stamped the round geometric images in Crystal Blue, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, and Buttercup on the circle piece. Mimicing the circles from the large rectangular B&T panel is a fun way to keep your project looking good. Moving the sentiment to the top left also changes the look of this card, and the Buttercup Heartfelt Whimsy arrow makes sure that you don't miss the message.
I couldn't resist a little bling, so I highlighted the center of each stamped circle with a little prisma glitter. (Just dot a little glue on each center, pour on the glitter, and dump off the excess.) The sparkly edges actually came about as a way to fix a mistake: I didn't realize I'd gotten some glue on a portion of one of the edges (still have no clue how that happened!) so I decided that if a little looked good, a lot would be terrific!
Thanks for checking out the versatilty of Close To My Heart's stamps and paper packs. What is your favorite new product, or what would you like to see featured here? Now hop on over to Antoinette's blog to check out her great new project!


  1. I love the versatility of your design!

  2. Wowza...amazing how different paper gives cards an entirely different look! I like the way you include the recipes.

  3. Scuh a great concept. I love doing things like that. It is so amazing how different the "same" thing can look with just a few changes. Very cute!

  4. Very cool! I love the different looks of the cards! I especially like the sparles- who would have thought to put one on the brad?! Thanks for inspiring!

  5. Beautiful cards!! Great way to show the versatility of using patterns!

  6. Awesome work Hayley. I LOVE the Veranda papers SO much.

  7. Haley, your cards are awesome! I love how you can get such a different look using the same pattern. Great job! *Ü*

  8. Totally cool that you did the same design with two different paper packs and the same stamp set - amazing at how different the cards look. I had to look twice that they are in fact the same stamp set - so versatile!


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