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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These Are My People Blog Hop

Welcome to the These are My People Blog Hop where we will be featuring a variety of projects using the These Are My People Collection. 90342996_10157279803947686_9053784544502611968_nIf you have come here from Kathy Burrows 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 simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

Our These are My People papers and stickers are full of vibrant colors and patterns which I chose to use on this Simply Stickers card.  Many of you probably use stickers primary for scrapbooks, but did you know that they are also perfect for your card making projects.  Let me share with you a few ways that you can use stickers on your handmade cards. 


Cut Them Up to Fit Your Project

Don’t panic! It’s okay to cut apart your stickers.  Let’s take a look at what the These are My People sticker sheet looks like. 

Do you see that Green Border strip with the dots at the top?  That is the sticker I cut apart to create the top and bottom border of my card.  I simply placed the sticker sheet into my paper trimmer, and cut off the dots. 

Color Your Stickers to Make Them Pop

Sometimes, stickers need a little color.  On the sticker sheet, the two larger rose stickers had white leaves and the small rose was completely white. To bring more of the green color in from my border and heart, I used watercolors to shade the leaves. The small rose was shaded pink.  

Use the Phrases As Sentiments

Many of our sticker sheets come with fun phrases for your scrapbook pages. These phrases also make wonderful card sentiments.  You can chose to use them as is, or use them to create a sentence like I did on my Lilac Dragonfly Card.  On this card, I used the bold, typeset sentiment across the bottom of the card. I like how it grounds the images and puts the focus on the sentiment. 

I hope that today’s project inspired you to pull out a few of your sticker sheets and create a some cards for your home dwelling friends.  

Now ‘Hop” on over to Kim Loewen’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the These Are My People products are only available, while supplies last, until April 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can save 20% on these products.

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. By clicking on those links and making a purchase, you are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.