Monday, September 4, 2017

Masculine birthday cards

The design of this card was inspired by some cards I saw on Pinterest.  

Math and measuring aren’t my strong point … this card took some time to figure out, but I am very pleased with the result. To figure out the key sizing, I started by measuring the saw and hammer stamps.  I had to add some more length to the rectangle for the hammer to balance the design.

The finished card is 5" x 7".

The white background is 4 ¾” x 6 ¾”.

Pieces from top left to right:
1 (top left corner) light grey colour 1 ¾” x 1 ½”
2 (top middle) dark blue colour 1” x 1 ½”
3­ (top right corner) light blue colour  1 ½” x 3 ¼”
4 (middle row, left side) medium blue colour 2 7/8" (¾” + 1/8")  and 3 ¼”
5(middle row, right side) dark blue colour  1 ½” x 1 ½”                               
6 (bottom row, left corner) dark blue colour 1” x 1 ½”
7 (bottom row, right corner) light grey colour  3 ½” x 1 ½”

Close to my Heart stamp sets used:
Hammer, saw and hand drill are from C1571 You’re the Best
“Happy happy birthday” sentiment from M1142 Happy, Happy Birthday

Ink colour: Outdoor Denim

Alternate design:

CTMH stamp: C1506

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Using Workshop Your Way layout designs for inspiration

Close To My Heart's Workshop Your Way kits are so versatile.  They give you three two-page layouts that are beautiful and easy to assemble, as well as a bunch of card options.  Or as the title implies, you can use the papers, complements and accessories from the kit to make things your own way.

Once finished with a kit, hold on to the layout instructions for future use.  You can change up the papers and accessories for brand new looks using the same layouts.

I am currently working on a travel scrapbook using the Dreamin' Big papers.  I am using existing layout designs (from other WYW kits and CTMH books) so that I can create lots of pages quickly.

Here are two layouts I created using other WYW kits for inspiration:

Layout #1
For this one, I used the Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way layout #1 design with Dreamin' Big papers. complements, sequins and coordinating cardstocks.

Layout #2
This one is inspired by the City Sidewalks WYW layout #1 .  (I haven't decided which part of the trip to feature on these pages yet, so I haven't added a title or themed accents.)

Right hand page

Materials used:
Dreamin' Big paper pack X7218B
Dreamin Big' Coordinating Cardstock Z7218D 
Dreamin' Big sequins Z3315
Dreamin' Big complements X7218C

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dreamin' Big travel scrapbooking

Thanks for visiting the Team Brae'er Blog Hop.

Dreamin' Big is a beautiful new paper collection from Close to my Heart. 

The Glacier, Poppy, Sorbet and Goldrush colours remind me of water, sun and sand.  The corresponding Complements use words like explore, happy place and adventure which screams travel to me.  This combination inspired me to make an album documenting a Caribbean trip.  

Here is one of my two page layouts:

Left hand page

Right hand page

CTMH materials used:
Page Design: Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 - pattern #4 (page 12 & 13) -
Patterned Paper: Dreamin' Big (X7218B)
Title and accent stickers: Dreamin' Big Complements (X7218C)
Sequins: Dreamin' Big Sequins (Z3315)
Base cardstock: Sorbet X5751)
Other cardstock used: Juniper (x5752), Black (1386), White Daisy (1385)

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the next page in our blog hop: Michelle Hughes