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Damask Divas Blog Hop Ivy Lane

Welcome to the Damask Divas blog hop for February 2014 featuring the new Ivy Lane paper pack by Close to my Heart.   If you came here from Brenda’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always start at the beginning or hop around by going to the Damask Divas blog for a list of all participants and links to their blog posts.

I used the new Ivy Lane paper pack to make a Valentine’s Day card and candy set.

Floral Valentine Card

Floral Valentine Card

I made a pretty card with the floral paper, some hearts, the pale pink reverse of the chevron paper and some ribbon I had on hand.   Who would not love to receive such a pretty set?  Well, maybe a guy would not care for it.  That should be my next project – something more masculine for Valentines Day.  You can wrap the chocolates in a variety of patterns for different occasions.  You can also use your CTMH stamps to stamp patterns on address labels and wrap the chocolates with the labels.

Decorated Box of Chocolates

Decorated Box of Chocolates

The pink/red chevron and pale pink paper with faint writing work well together for a Valentine vibe.  I cut 1″ x 3″ strips to cover Hershey nuggets.  Just put a narrow strip of adhesive on each end on the opposite side of the pattern you want to show.  As you can see I alternated mine, but you could use all one color.   I placed a doily and piece of paper in the bottom of the box before filling with the candy.  I cut two of the same flower out of the Ivy Lane floral paper.  I cut the middle out of one.  I layered the one with the resulting hole on the bottom, then the complete one on top.  I then used a pop dot to adhere the middle to the top of the flower to give it dimension.  I also curled the edges of the petals a bit with my fingers.  The word “sweetness” is from the tear strip on the 12 x 12 sheet of paper.  I folded a paper doily I had on hand in half and taped it over the corner.  I then added the flowers, saying and a heart cut out on the Cricut using Artiste.  I cut pages of different size and color hearts for my Valentine projects I am working on, so I just used some of the hearts for this project.  I had the smaller roses and ribbon on hand from another project.  I like to raid my stash when making projects so I can use what I have on hand.  I feel like if I really use everything then I can get more!  I love paper and all things crafty!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects.  You can purchase Close to my Heart supplies and tools online from me at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or from your own consultant.  The Ivy Lane paper pack is item number X7178B.  There is an awesome new Idea Book and Catalog released February 1.  So many wonderful supplies and ideas – something for everyone.  Be sure to check it out!

Next up on the hop is Traci.  Click here to hop on over and see what she has created!  Happy Crafting!

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!