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Color Dare Challenge #37 Juniper CTMH Paper

I needed a Thank You card for a co-worker who gave me a beautiful flower arrangement for my retirement.  I decided to give it a go for the Color Dare Challenge and use Juniper as the primary color for my card.

And here is the card I made.  I embossed the Juniper paper and layered it onto a neutral tan and the card base is Colonial White.  The covered button is from the Chantilly assortment.  I have not used Juniper for other projects but find I really like how this came to together.  I hope you are inspired by this color too!  Happy Crafting!

Juniper Thank You Card

Here is the Color Dare Blog link for Challenge #37 and the inspiration photo:

Color Dare #37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damask Divas April Blog Hop ft. Buzz and Bumble

Welcome to the Damask Divas April Blog Hop featuring the Buzz and Bumble paper pack from Close to my Heart.  Thanks so much for visiting! If you got here from Julie’s site, then you are in the right place.  If you lose your spot or want to start at the beginning go back to the Damask Divas home page.

CTMH buzz card and gift box pic

I cannot say that I like bees in person since they can sting, but I love these cute paper bees!  And I love the honey that real bees make!  I was inspired to make a card and gift box set. I covered the 4 1/2″chipboard card box with the various papers from the pack.  I used the Honeycomb stamp set to stamp the honeycomb shapes and then cut them out.  I layered them together to make the bee hive shape.  I cut the bees out of some scrap paper and pop dotted them on.  The paper flowers were made using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge exclusive to CTMH.    I also added some copper glitter glue to give the box some sparkle.

Here are more photos so you can see the details:

Close up of box top detail

Close up of box top detail

Front view of buzz box

Front view of buzz box

Side view - I used the strip of one of the papers to add the saying around the edge

Side view – I used the strip of one of the papers to add the saying around the edge

Close up of card front

Close up of card front

I used the Quick Cards - Bumble Bee stamp for the inside greeting

I used the Quick Cards – Bumble Bee stamp for the inside greeting

Here is my supply list:

Artiste Cricut Cartridge – Z1790

Buzz and Bumble Paper Pack – X7164B

Quick Cards – Bumble Bee stamp – A1135

Honeycomb stamp set – C1537

Gold Metallic Marker – Z1768 (comes with a silver marker)

Ink Pads – Larger honeycombs Goldrush Z2123; Smaller honeycombs Sunflower (retired) Sunset would be similar Z2191; Outlined honeycomb Brown Bag (retired) Saddle would be similar Z2171.  I also colored in the outlined honeycomb with gold metallic marker. For the inside greeting I used Cocoa Z2114.  You can easily substitute similar colors as needed.

Items on hand included rotary paper cutter, honeycomb embossing folders, 3D adhesive foam, copper ribbon.

I hope you are inspired by this creation!

Next visit fellow Damask Divas team member, Jamie.   Don’t forget to enter the sponsored giveaway on the Damask Divas home page here .  Happy Crafting!

Damask Divas Blog Hop Featuring Chantilly

Welcome to the Damask Divas March blog hop featuring the new paper pack called Chantilly.  If you came here from Amie’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you get lost along the way or just want to return the list of blogs, click here on Damask Divas.

I love this paper pack.  The colors remind me of Spring.  I purchased the CTMH Workshop on the Go for Chantilly cards.  You get the supplies to make 5 each of 3 different birthday cards for a total of 15 cards.  I really needed to have some birthday cards on hand, so I decided to create these cards for the hop.  You just need a few tools, some ink pads and the kit.  I didn’t have the Desert Sand or Sunset inks called for.  I was able to substitute Taffy and Smoothie and it worked just fine.  I think these layouts would look great in other colors.  Be sure to save your kit instructions so you can try other combinations.

Birthday cards from the Chantilly Workshop on the Go Cards

Birthday cards from the Chantilly Workshop on the Go Cards

I hope you are inspired by these cards.  Thanks for stopping by.  Next go to Traci’s blog Papercrafting 101.  Remember to go back to the Damask Divas page to leave comments and participate in the give away sponsored by Shirley Bernal this month. Happy Crafting!  Cydney