Nov 10, 2015

Urban Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart Urban Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Shaunna's Blog Passionate About Pages, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. 

Urban is a grungy and gritty paper collection created by Close To My Heart that features in the new 2015- 2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  The Urban range includes the Urban Paper Packet, Urban Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking Kit, Urban Assortment and Urban Complements, which work on their own, or together, to create stunning colour-coordinated page layouts, cards and off-the page projects quickly and easily.

Today, I would like to share with you a set of six cards that I have created featuring the new Urban Paper Packet.  This Paper Packet includes 6 sheets of double-side B&T (Background and Texture) Paper and 6 sheets of coordinating Cardstock.  The colours featured in the Urban Paper Packet include PeacockSaffron, Sapphire, Champagne, Saddle, Slate and Whisper.

I love our Workshops on the Go Cardmaking Kits! At the moment we have two Cardmaking Kits available- Kaleidoscope and White Pines.  When made up, the cards from both kits are just adorable!  To give you an example, here are the three card designs from the Kaleidoscope WotG Cardmaking Kit (the kit makes 5 of each design, creating 15 cards altogether):

So you are probably thinking: Well, she's finally lost it! First she's talking about the Urban Paper Packet and now she's talking about the Kaleidoscope WotG Cardmaking Kit!  Trust me, this is going somewhere... 

I love the cards from this kit; they are just so sweet, feature such pretty colours and are completely perfect for girls! But what about the guys I hear you ask?  Exactly, I answer!

I used the Instructional Guide from the Kaleidoscope WotG Cardmaking Kit with B&T Paper and Cardstock from the Urban Paper Packet, Shimmer Trim in Gold, Silver and Bronze and Grey Enamel Gems and followed the cutting guide and assembly instructions to create a set of decorative card bases. 

I then used the exclusive stamp set that comes in the Kaleidoscope WotG Cardmaking Kit with CTMH Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads in the following coordinating colours- Slate, Saffron, Sapphire, Peacock and Saddle to stamp the images and sentiments and ta-da, a lovely set of cards in colours that are just perfect for giving to males!

You can see that I have created two versions of each of the card designs by using the front and back of the Urban B&T Papers and by using different ink colour combinations.  I like to mix it up like this so that no two cards are exactly the same.

So, what do you think?  Do you like the cards made up with Urban papers and colours?  I know that I was very happy with the result.  The next time you are thinking about making a batch of cards, don't forget to have a look at the WotG Cardmaking Kits.  Once you've made up the 15 cards with the contents of the kit, think about using the Instructional Guide and exclusive stamp set with different paper and colour combinations. You'll be glad that you did!

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my cards featuring the gorgeous Urban papers.  I would love it if you would leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Urban Australasian Blog Hop, Lauren's Blog CTMH Craftings to see more creative ways to use the Urban Collection.

Remember, you can purchase any of the Urban products used to create these card projects from your CTMH Independent Consultant.  

Until next time!

Warmest crafting wishes,
Denise :)


All Things Papercrafty said...

Genius idea! And yes, I thought you lost the plot ;-) but great result - i really like how the urban looks.

Unknown said...

How good do your cards look! Fantastic. Thank you.

Maz said...

Just shows you how versatile the products are. I think I like the cards better in the Urban range too. Fab idea TFS

Shaunna Richards said...

I love the look of these cards in the Urban papers. Thanks for sharing

Doris Taylor said...

Great cards, I think these papers make lovely cards.

Jane Molloy said...

These cards are such a great idea!!! You are too clever for words!!! What great cards for males and perfect with those urban papers and inks. I love how you always include so many great photos of your artwork 💙💛💚

Narelle Bagley said...

I love the Urban papers and your cards are lovely.

Vandra said...

I love that you've turned the girly cards into a more masculine set!!

Roslyn Woodfield said...

That's a great idea. Thanks for reminding me to try this with other kits too!