Feb 10, 2016

Charlotte Australasian Blog Hop


Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart Charlotte Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from  Shaunna Richards' 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. 

Charlotte is a pretty paper collection created by Close To My Heart and is featured in the new 2016 Seasonal Expressions Idea Book.  The Charlotte range includes the Charlotte Paper PacketCharlotte Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit, Charlotte Complements, Black and Gold Ribbon and Treasured Puffies, 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 three cards that I have created featuring the new Charlotte Paper Packet.  This gorgeous Paper Packet includes 10 sheets of double-side B&T (Background and Texture) Paper and 2 sheets of cut-apart PML Cards.  The colours featured in the Charlotte Paper Packet include Black, Champagne, Slate, Sorbet, White Daisy and Whisper.

My first card uses up some of the cute little Chipboard Die-Cuts and Stickers from the Charlotte Complements that were left over after I had made the scrapbook pages and cards from the Charlotte Workshops Your Way Scrapbooking Kit.  I started with a 2" Daisy White Circle and stamped the "Best Wishes" sentiment from the Springtime Wishes stamp set in black in the centre of the circle   Then I stuck the Die-Cuts and Stickers around the outside of the circle before adhering a little Black and Gold Ribbon bow using Glue Dots.  This created a wreath of sorts and I added it to a card base decorated with Sorbet Cardstock and Charlotte B&T Paper.  You can see a similar idea to this on page 9 of the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book using the Springtime Wishes stamp set that you will just love!

My second card features flowers and leaves from the Springtime Wishes stamp set. I have stamped them directly onto Cardstock (Sorbet, Champagne and Pear) and then cut them out using our fabulous Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts (oh my goodness these Thin Cuts save SO MUCH time!). I have arranged them on a card base decorated with Sorbet and Black Cardstock and pretty B&T Papers from the Charlotte Paper Packet.  I completed the card by adding small Gold Sequins to 3 of the flower centres.

My final card features a similar colour scheme and design as card 2.  I quite like the simplicity of the card and the way that the B&T Paper creates an interesting and colourful background that doesn't need too much extra added to it to make it work.  Once again I have stamped directly onto the Cardstock and cut out the stamped shapes using the Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts.  This really is a very quick and easy way to add bold splashes of colour to a card design.

Ingredients used in these cards:

Charlotte Paper Packet
Charlotte Complements
Springtime Wishes stamp set
Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
Sorbet Cardstock
Black Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Champagne Cardstock
Pear Cardstock
Black and Gold Ribbon
Gold Sequins
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
3-D Foam Tape
3L E-Z Dots Adhesive
Glue Dots

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my cards featuring the gorgeous paper from the Charlotte Paper Packet.  I would love it if you would leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Charlotte Australasian Blog Hop, Mez's Craft Room to see more creative ways to use the Charlotte Collection.

Remember, you can purchase any of the gorgeous Charlotte products from your CTMH Independent Consultant.  

Until next time!

Warmest crafting wishes,
Denise :)


Shaunna Richards said...

I love your first card - such a good way to use left over pieces.

Wendy Hopper said...

great way to use all the little complements.....may need to use that idea

Maz Wood said...

Love how you used all the complements for the card. I really like the idea of stamping the springtime wishes onto coloured cardstock too - it looks fab.