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Yuletide Carol Paper Pack Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Damask Divas Blog Hop featuring the Close to my Heart Yuletide Carol paper pack.  If you got here from Lilian’s blog post, you are in the right place.  You can always go to the Damask Divas blog to start at the beginning by clicking here.

This paper pack is traditional with red, green and muted holiday themes.  To be honest, I don’t scrapbook nearly as much as I make cards and home décor items.  The patterns on this paper called out to be a scrapbook layout however.  I am very happy with the two page layout I made.  I hope it inspires you too!

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I like the designs printed on this paper, especially the birds and stockings.  It was easy to build a page around the design.  I added a small tree from the Artiste Close to my Heart Cricut cartridge just above the 25 that was already part of the page.  The negative cutout from the tree is to the right of the red bird in the lower left corner.  I added the four photo mats, the shimmer trim, the tree and the negative from the tree along with the sparkles and metal component from the Yuletide Carol assortment of embellishments.  The rest of the design you see is all part of the paper.

The other page was a more neutral design featuring the look of sheet music.  I cut the fancy border at the bottom of the page (also from the Artiste Close to my Heart cartridge) and the top Holly and Ivy border is the zip strip from the same page.  I added gold shimmer trim, stickers from the Yuletide Carol complements pack (the banners and holly) and more embellishments from the Yuletide Carol assortment pack.   The Noel decoration is a pocket card from the Artfully Sent Close to my Heart Cricut cartridge.  I cut it at about 3″ by 2 1/4″.

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Here is a photo of the two pages side-by-side.

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All that this two page layout needs are three 4×6 photos and three small images to complete it.  The photos can cover the colonial white “place holders”  or the photos can be cropped a little to achieve a double mat effect.  The photos do not do the shimmer trim and glittery bling gems justice. They add a nice sparkle to the layout without overwhelming the design.


Artiste Cricut Cartridge – Item #Z1790

Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge – Item #Z3017

Yuletide Carol paper pack – Item # X7187B

Yuletide Carol Complements – Item # X7187C

Yuletide Carol Assortment – Item # Z3007

Gold Shimmer Trim – Item #Z1985

I cut the shapes from the exclusive Close to my Heart Cricut cartridges on my Cricut Explore.  For those of you using the Explore, here are the codes to make searching for these images easier.   Artiste – #S20E, Artfully Sent – #S124E3,  Tree – #M3EB1C, Pocket Card – #MCC236.  You can use these codes from “Search All Items”.  Be sure to enter the # sign to search.

To purchase any of the supplies for this project, you can visit my online CTMH shop at this link –  http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or if you have your own consultant, visit their online business address.  I am happy to help in any way.  My contact information is available at my online CTMH shop.  Be sure to check out our monthly special and Stamp of the Month.

Looks like I am the last stop on this blog hop.  I hope you were inspired by all of our creations.  Be sure to visit our blog hop each month to see the new projects we have created.  Happy Crafting!

We hope you had as much fun browsing our creations as we had making them! Thanks so much for hopping with us–now go get your crafty on!








Damask Divas February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Damask Divas February Blog Hop featuring the For Always paper pack by Close to my Heart.  Thanks so much for visiting! If you got here from Roberta’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.

I love the black and white patterned papers in this new pack for Spring/Summer 2013.  It is very elegant and will lend itself to many different projects.  I covered the chipboard card box from CTMH with the For Always papers and silver shimmer trim.  The paper flowers were made using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge exclusive to CTMH.  The larger flower was cut flat in 3 sizes then I stamped a pattern with black ink then layered with pop dots and put a small black flower in the center.  I used the CTMH Chalkboard pen to write Cards on the front (remember – the chalk pen is a marker and is not erasable like chalk; it just looks like chalk in a very nice way).  I thought the silver shimmer tape added a nice sparkle.  I also added some glitter glue to the edge of the big flower.

Elegant box to store cards or give a nice gift of greeting cards

Elegant box to store cards or give a nice gift of greeting cards

Top View of the Card Box

Top View of the Card Box

I put the Chevron paper on the sides of the box.

I put the Chevron paper on the sides of the box and a little swirl on the back with the chalk pen.

Here is my supply list:

My Creations Card Box Z1647

Silver Shimmer Trim Z1799

Artiste Cricut Cartridge Z1790

For Always Paper Pack X7165B

Black Cardstock 1386

Chalk Marker Z1767

I hope you are inspired by this creation!

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