Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bright day

When I woke this morning the sun was shining and it looked like it would be a nice day. It didn't take much time for the clouds to roll in and the rain to fall.
No better time to head to my craft room and get busy!
I'm still doing explosion box cards. All the requests I've been receiving are for this type of card since they are so different and not your average card.

I used the Cricut artiste stamp set as well as the party is on. 
I love the bright colors , it definitely catches your attention! You have to look closely if you want to see the gift card holder built into the card. Some have been so busy looking at the card that they've missed the money or gift card!  That's a great compliment there!

To purchase some of the products used please visit my website here

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Heart's of the West July Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Hearts of the West team blog hop July edition. If this is your first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to my heart consultants from the hearts of the west and team members from all over Canada and is founded by Nancy Klein. This month's challenge is a celebration of our beloved Country's Birthday!
A fun little fact...Canada is turning 147 years old. This month our challenge is using red and white.

This month is a challenge for sure, we are able to use the basic color pallet for accent colors. Grab your coffee, sit down and join us on a journey of creative paper crafts from the Heart!
If you came from Donna Digby's Blog,  you're in the right place, this is a go around blog so you can start anywhere you'd like. The full list is at the end in case.

A fellow consultant posted cute little purses she made on her Facebook page. I thought they were so cute & just had to make some too! 

I made a few minor changes to the design but otherwise the same. I used the polka dot embossing folder on the white cardstock for both sides of the gift purse. 

I also saw another tutorial by the same crafter. 

For this little gift card holder, I embossed it using the damask embossing folder.

For this one I used the quatrefoil embossing folder and added a cute little bow from the Ariana assortment.

These are cute little sets that can be paired as a gift for someone special!
Hope you enjoyed it! 
For instructions on making the classy gift bags please visit Papercraft Button on You Tube.
Your next creative stop is Freya Dunbar's blog.
Thank you for joining us this month and we all look forward to next month's challenge. We all enjoy your comments and questions, show your love and leave one for us....Contact your local consultant for any of the products shown, or to join us. You're welcome here!


1. Nancy Klein -
2. Chantal Pearson -
3. Corinna Murphy -
4. Donna Digby -
5. Sonia St Jean -
6. Freya Dunbar -
7. Jackie Vandaele -
8. Justine Hovey -
9. Julie Kerr -
10. Anna Miller -