Saturday, February 28, 2015

Everything ABCs Blog Hop - Letter E

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter "E". This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their "E" element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Lauren Moore at CTMH Craftings, then you're on the right track!

I love embossing, so my first thought was to create a project with embossed images!  Somewhere along the way, my project turned into Easter cards...without any embossing!  The Artfully sent cricut cartridge has so many fun card options on it.  From the Easter selections, I created these two cards.
The Paper Fundamentals are so fun and playful!  The glossy tone-on-tone designs are a fantastic way to add subtle POP to your projects.  Shown here is the Sorbet hexagon paper.  You can also see the texture in the Flaxen extra thick twine used across the top of the card.
The Happy Easter card was cut twice - white for the card base and glacier for the overlay (trimmed to a small rectangle around the sentiment).  To add dimension, the overlay was popped up on 3-D Foam tape and aligned slightly to the left to give a shadow effect. 
Inside the card, I got a little carried away with these mini bunnies (also cut from the same key on the Artfully Sent cartridge).  The bunnies show the oppostie side of the Paper Fundamentals line (white design on color).  The sentiment comes from the stamp set included in the Artfully Sent package and was stamped in Whisper ink.
After tying the knot in the flaxen ribbon of the first card, I trimmed the ends off.  Looking at them on my desk, all I could think was "they look like grass."  That is how my second card came about!  Several varying lengths of flaxen twine were cut and the two ropes separated.  Each piece was attached to the bottom edge of a larger bunny.  To cover the base of the "grass," more flaxen twine was wrapped around the cardstock piece.  To compensate for the twine wrapped around the back, I popped that whole piece on 3-D Foam tape and mounted it on more Sorbet Paper Fundamentals.  I LOVE how this bunny turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my "E" creation.  Here is a list of Close to my Heart supplies used for this card:
Z2033 - Paper Fundamentals - Whimsy Assortment
Z1752 - Sparkles - Clear Assortment
Z3017 - Cricut Arfully Sent Collection
Z3036 - Extra Thick Twine - Flaxen
Z1151 - Foam Tape
CTMH Exclusive Inks in Whisper
CTMH Cardstock in White Daisy, Sorbet, Glacier and Whisper

All items can be purchased through my CTMH website.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC's blog hop is Dominique Groulc at Fun2cre8.  In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants 


  1. Wow, these are beautiful cards! Love the bunnies inside the first card but my favourite element is the twine grass, so clever!

  2. These cards are great! I love how your mixed up the colored papers and the frayed thick flaxen twine is super cool!

  3. I love your cards!! I may have to copy your ideas as I LOVE The fray twine to look like grass!!! Wonderful!

  4. Wow the twine is so fun! The bunnies in that paper are perfect! The cards you made are really nice! I might have to lift them!

  5. Love the cards! I really like how you used the paper fundamentals and the frayed twine.

  6. Love all the little details & dimension in your cards!

  7. Cute cute cute! Very creative! I never thought of using the twine like that, and the mini bunnies inside the card are perfect!