Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop where we the theme is to “Back to the Basics!” with Close To My Heart products.
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For me when I am in a bit of a crafting rut or lost my crafting mojo, I go back to the basics to get a creative kick start, one way I do this is by heading to a tried & true card pattern.
Today I used one from the Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 (Pattern 4) which you can also find another idea on this pattern in the Love of Color Idea Book. I have rotated the pattern to the side on two of these cards & used lots of different paper suites & stamp sets that are all current right now.
First card I created is that cute Halloween Card which has no stamping involved. I used the Spooktacular sticker sheet along with the paer to create this & drew in the spiders hanging web parts – I think this card is super cute.
For the next card I rotated the design & used the new Cedar & Pine paper & mix it up with the Sep-Nov Mix-in papers to create this Birthday Card
I then went back to the original rotation of the design & made this super quick shaker card with the Holly Jolly Papers & Sticker sheet. I was happy to see that the snow globe was the perfect size to use with the Shaker card pieces.
And the final card I rotated the design again to make this sweet thanks card using Every Little Thing, a scrap of Hawthorn paper & this sweet dawn from the Woodlands Greetings.
And so you get an idea how this back to basic idea of how using a card pattern can be helpful & still allow your cards to look different depending on papers, stamps & embellishments, I put them all together in one image.
I hope you enjoyed what I created, as much as I enjoyed creating it and thanks so much for taking the time to check it out.
I’d love for you to leave a comment before you head on over to Lauren Moore to get more Back to the Basics ideas.
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Till Next time
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