Welcome to the National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring the Live Beautifully collection, which is designed to celebrate the beauty of life. Close to my Heart has designed many breathtaking products for National Scrapbooking Month using the Live Beautifully collection that you are sure to love. If you have come here from Brenda Lapp’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas.
If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.
During the month of May, you will be able to see many projects using the Live Beautifully collection. This week, I used the beautiful Rose patterned paper to create a vintage looking border on my layout. As always, I’ve included a list of the products I used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.
Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock, 11½” x 11¼” Whisper Cardstock, 12″ x 6″ B&T Paper (I used the Rose), 6½” x 9″ B&T Paper (I used the Script), 3″ x 9″ B&T Paper (I used the Pale Pink Ombre), ½” x 9″ B&T Paper (I used the Pink Deco), 7½” x 5½” B&T Paper (I used the Black & White Dots)
Here are a few techniques I used on this layout:
- The Rose B&T paper border was cut with scissors around various flowers and leaves just like you would do if you were going to create a Découpage.
- The journalling is on the tag insert. I created a tag from various scraps, then looped some White Twine through a hole.
- The title was created on the Cricut® using the Harrington text.
QUICK TIP FOR PERFECT TITLE PLACEMENT: Create the text in Design Space® and arrange them on the canvas exactly how you plan to space them on your page. Use the attach feature to ‘ATTACH’ the word to the canvas. This will cut them in the exact spot you placed them. After the letters are cut out, keep the background to use as a mask for letter placement and your title will look perfect.
You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from approximately twenty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Live Beautifully products and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.
Now “Hop” on over to Priscilla Gotham’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Live Beautifully products are available until May 31st while supplies last! Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to see how you can get these breathtaking products!
8 thoughts on “National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop”
Beautiful layout. I love the cut out flowers and what a great tip on the title.
Stunning! I love the fussy cutting on my favorite paper in the collection. The tag is perfect too!
I love this layout, I’m so scared to fussy cut this paper, it’s so lovely.
I was too, but I found that it was very forgiving. Some of the flowers were cut off or reshaped, but it still looked fine.
Wow on fussy-cutting the paper! It looks wonderful!
Thanks! I wanted to use the Rose patterned paper but it seemed to busy for me. This was one way I could use it without it seeming overwhelming.
Your LO is absolutely beautiful! I love how you fussy-cut the flower B&T. Thanks for the design space tips for letter placement too.
Great layout! Love the tip!!