Sunday, January 29, 2012

2012 Spring-Summer NEW PRODUCT Blog Hop!!! (Footloose)

Don't forget to check out the RETIRING list from an Earlier post! These items will be GONE after Jan 31st!!!   CLICK HERE to see these items!
(and check out the NEW items added to the “While Supplies Last” section of my website! There are some GREAT deals!)

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop!
Throughout this Blog Hop, we will be featuring New Products that will be ARRIVING at Close To My Heart this Wednesday, February 1st!!! 
2012 Spring Summer IdeaBook-Cover

If you have come here from Judy Garner’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants HERE. 

We have 29 Close To My Heart Consultants in this Hop that will be sharing their creations using many NEW products from the 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book!!! Wahoo!

So sit back and enjoy each created item as you venture through this blog hop and get some GREAT ideas to create on your own!!

This Hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I chose to create a card using the NEW Footloose Paper Pack
Footloose Paper pack
The Footloose papers have a beach theme and will be PERFECT for these summer days!  However, I LOVE the colors in this kit and knew I could use them in a NON-beach way as well! 
I APPRECIATE the versatility that come with ALL of Close To My Heart’s products!!  Close To My Heart’s products COORDINATE  with each other– and because of this it is so SIMPLE and EASY to create!!!

Here is a card I created using NEW PRODUCTS!!!!Footloose   Play Day new product blog hop 
I used Jeanette Lynton’s WONDERFUL how-to book Originals to get me started in my creating! I used the pattern “Always Right” on page 89.  If you notice in the Originals book, this card design is for a 5x7 size card, but I chose to make it work for a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size card.
I HIGHLY recommend this WONDERFUL how to book!!!  Close To My Heart has many how-to books for scrapbooking AND card making.  CLICK HERE to see them all!  Using these books are a HUGE time saver and are soooo helpful in the creating process!!! Who doesn’t like to save time?!?! J

Products I used to create this card…
(the items that are highlight are NEW 2012 Spring products! J)
D1515 Play Day
D1511 Kick Back
Footloose Workshop on the Go (WOTG) stamp set
X7151B Footloose Paper Pack
X5906 Dark Green Shade Pack
X5763 Smoothie Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z1473 White Daisy Die-Cut Cards
Z1707 Bitty Opaque Pearls
Z1336 Pearl Opaques
Z1710 Paradise Flowers
Z1732 Color-Ready Seam Binding
Ink colors I used
Smoothie, New England Ivy and Bamboo

Now "Hop" on over to Helen’s Blog to see her work!

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get great crafting ideas and to see a VARIETY of NEW Spring items!!
Remember to take a moment and see the BRAND NEW 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book on Wednesday,February 1st!

CLICK HERE to view this GORGEOUS NEW Idea book (on Feb 1st) at my website!!
Please contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here to go to my website) if you would like to order some of these amazing items for your creating needs.

****To view more details on the card I created, feel free to read on! J ****
Also…feel free to come back to my BLOG throughout the week as I will be sharing MORE new items!!!

Footloose   Play Day new product blog hop closeup girl jumpropeWhen I saw the “Play Day” stamp set…I knew it would be a PERFECT stamp set for the many birthday and baby cards I needed to create! I was excited when I thought of the “happy” colors in the Footloose paper kit and knew I could pair these two items together! 
I sanded the edges of the NE Ivy cardstock to give some texture.  If you notice the Bamboo cardstock on the top of the card…I gave this cardstock a suede look.  It’s VERY easy to do…take your open ink pad and quickly pull the entire ink pad across the bamboo cardstock! You'll get a different patterned/swirl design EVERY time! 

A NEW PRODUCT that I know I will use a LOT …Close To My Heart’s color-ready seam binding ribbon!!!
seam binding ribbon

Footloose   Play Day new product blog hopcloseup seam binding
This ribbon comes in white and that makes me SO EXCITED!!!  Remember anything that is white you can color coordinate for ANY of your creations!!!

I took a sponge, and sponged smoothie ink onto the ribbon. It didn’t take long to dry (LOVE this!), and then I used liquid glass under the stamped image of the girl jumping rope to adhere the ribbon to the card.  I wrapped the ends of the ribbon around the back of the green dotted paper and liquid glassed it to the bamboo cardstock.

Paradise Paper FlowersI was also DETERMINED to include the NEW Paradise Just Bloom flowers in my design!  I love the ease that our Just Blooms products bring to any thing I create!!!  Here is what the flower pack looks like – remember I took this picture AFTER I used all the small flowers on this card ( I created 10 of these cards! J)

Here is a close up picture of the flowers on the card. 
Footloose   Play Day new product blog hopcloseup bitty pearls
I used our NEW bitty pearl opaques for the centers of these flowers! LOVE how they turned out! J

Footloose   Play Day new product blog hop insideFor the base of this card, I used our white daisy die-cut card design.  These cards come in a pack of 10 – INCLUDING envelopes- for only $5.95!  Their bracket shape design on the bottom of the card allows you to add some FUN to this card. 

Here is a look at the inside of the card…I will stamp an image inside the card, but I love how the extra cardstock adds so much to the inside of the card by itself!

I hope you enjoyed the DETAILS of the creation of this card!  I love learning new ideas, tips and techniques as often as I can!!!
I LOVE to read your comments and hear any ideas YOU have when creating!!!  Feel free to leave a comment. J

If you haven’t done so already, you can "Hop" on over to Helen’s Blog to see her work using NEW product!

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get great crafting ideas and to see a VARIETY of NEW Spring items!!
Remember to take a moment and see the BRAND NEW 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book on Wednesday,February 1st!

CLICK HERE to view this GORGEOUS NEW Idea book (on Feb 1st) at my website!!

Happy Crafting!


  1. Such a cute card! I still haven't played with the seam binding ribbon yet! Can't wait!

  2. What a cute card! Love that pop of color you used in the stamped images, flowers and ribbon!

  3. Great card Krista :) I love that seam binding ribbon too, I'm so glad you featured it here and I haven't seen the flowers up close yet so thanks for showing them all as well!

  4. Great card Krista! I need to play with the seam binding ribbon and I really love your use of footloose here.

  5. Love the card and how you colored the ribbon!

  6. Really great use of this paper Krista - way to think outside the box :)

  7. This card is adorable!!! I'm loving that ribbon too!!!


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