Welcome to the Blossom Blog Hop

Are you ready to be inspired?  Today, we are going to show you a variety of ways to use our Blossom paper, stickers, and stamps.  This collection is a Bring Back My Pack which has been refreshed with a updated color palette and several coordinating products.

What is a blog hop? 139369971_10158132079777686_3401564074364702012_nWell, if you have come here from Kimberly Loewen’s blog, then you are in the right place.  As you travel from blog to blog, you will be inspired by projects created by our talented team.  When you are finished viewing my Beautiful Blossom card, you can click the link at the end to “hop” on over to the next creation.  If you get lost along the way, you will find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

I have to admit, the colors in Blossom are not ones that I usually use. When this paper pack came around the first time, I only made a handful of projects because that bright color palette threw me for a loop. This time, I am so glad that I ordered it.  I love how they updated the color combinations and added the stickers to the collection because they were the perfect addition to this card.

Who knew that orange and blue would make such a lovely creation? I never pictured myself using nectarine as a background, but, on this card, it works so well. I am going to share with you a few things I learned while I was creating with the Bloom collection.

Break the patterns with neutrals

To break up the bright colors, I stitched a piece of white cardstock onto the background. You are more than welcome to place those blues directly onto the nectarine, but, to me, it was a bit overwhelming.

Adding a layer of white onto the card gave my eyes a place to rest and prevented the patterns from competing with each other. To give the card some texture, I embossed the white daisy cardstock with a stitched circle pattern. I chose this embossing pattern to match the circular shape of the flowers.

choose Less Colors

Since there are so many lively colors in Blossom, I knew that I needed to stick to only two or three colors on this card. The diamonds on the nectarine background were a lagoon color, so I chose lagoon paper patterns.

At first, I only used the nectarine and lagoon flowers on the card. After adding them, I decided I needed one more color around the flowers, so I chose the smoothie accents. Now that I am looking at these photos, I realized I used two different leaves – I should have used just the blue.

I hope that these little tips help you the next time you use the Blossom papers and stickers. Now head on over to Wendy Kessler’s blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  Don’t forget! Blossom is only available until February 28th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the my website to learn how you can save 20% on your Blossom products. 

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A Card of Pink Daisies for Heart2Heart

This week, at the Heart2Heart blog, we are Tickled Pink literally. Our Design Team has been creating projects using all shades of pink and we are asking you to do the same for our June Tickled Pink challenge

For those of you, like me, who don’t use pink very often, now is the perfect time to get those creative wheels turning.  This week, I decided to go big & bold with my patterns and flowers as I created a six-inch card full of Pink Daisies. 

Like I said, I don’t use pink very often, so that considerably large floral pattern in the Brushed paper pack was one that I wasn’t quite sure how to use.  Instead of setting it aside, I decided to challenge myself to create something with it.  

I decided to stick with the classic pink & black palette.  Backing everything in black balances out the pattern, and adding big bold flowers helps to tame the design.  It almost appears as if those daisies are sitting in a garden among other flowers. 

I chose to stamp the daisies in Pixie & Raspberry ink using the rock-n-roll method, then added a layer of heat embossed vellum over the top. In the center of each flower sits a wooden button painted with Raspberry Shimmer and tied with White Twine. 

The sentiment was kept simple and stamped onto a stitched circle tucked into a strip of Blue Skies paper.  To be honest, I really debated how to add a sentiment to this card and avoid covering up too much of that patterned paper, but I think that the half-circle partners well with the daisy images and it’s a fun way to add a sentiment to a card.  

When I was finished, I felt like I needed a bow of some sort, so I dug through my stash and grabbed a Striped Ribbon Bow from my Christmas collection. Can you believe that these are still available on my website?  I am going to have to go grab a few more.


This card has inspired me to use pink more often and I hope it inspired you to join our pink themed challenge at Heart2Heart. Make sure to link up your project before June 30th. 

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