Jan 20, 2016

La Vie En Rose Australasian Blog Hop

Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart La Vie En Rose Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from  Maz Wood's Blog, Inky Fingers, 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. 

La Vie En Rose is a romantic, sophisticated paper collection created by Close To My Heart that features in the new 2015- 2016 Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  The La Vie En Rose range includes the La Vie En Rose Paper PacketLa Vie En Rose Workshops on the Go Scrapbooking KitLa Vie En Rose Assortment and La Vie En Rose 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 this card that I have created featuring the new La Vie En Rose Paper Packet.  This gorgeous 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 La Vie En Rose Paper Packet include Pomegranate, Black, Hollyhock, Poppy, Pixie, Ruby and White Daisy. 

You may (or may not) recall that back in 2014, I created a Flower Pot Card and Tutorial.  This month, I have decided to revisit the flower pot card using a different flower pot template.  This is what the card looks like when the insert is out:

And this is what it looks like when the insert has been slipped inside the flowerpot:

Click to view and print the Flower Pot Template (PDF). I have written some simple steps below for using it to create this cute Flower Pot Card.

1. Trace around the template and cut out the flower pot using your Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors.
2. Fold the top (1) down and to the front. 
3. Fold the bottom (3) up and to the back.
4. Decorate the front base (2) by adhering B&T Paper to it and trimming the sides.
5. Secure the top by wrapping a 1" x 8" strip of B&T Paper around the rim of the pot and adhering it at the back using 3L E-Z Dots Adhesive- now you have created a closed pot with an opening at the top in which to slide the insert. NB. I also used Silver Shimmer Trim and White Shimmer Trim to decorate the front of the rim.
6. Create the insert by tracing around the top (1) and middle (2) parts of the template (in one piece) and cut out using your Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors.

To create the flowers and leaves, I stamped a variety of the flower and leaf stamps from the Springtime Wishes stamp set in Black Memento ink directly onto Poppy, Pixie, Ruby, Hollyhock and Saffron Cardstock and Fundamentals Paper, then I used our wonderful new co-ordinating Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts to cut them out on my Big Shot.  I adhered the flowers and leaves using 3-D and Thin 3-D Foam Tape to create a layered finish and added Clear Sparkles for a little bit of bling.  NB. I arranged and adhered the flowers and leaves while the insert was inside the flower pot as it is easier to get a balanced look this way.

Ingredients used to create this card:

Springtime Wishes stamp set

Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts
White card and envelope (Value Pack)
La Vie En Rose B&T Paper (Flower side for base of pot; black side for the strip around the top)
Pixie Cardstock
Hollyhock Cardstock
Ruby Cardstock
Saffron Cardstock
Fern Cardstock
New England Ivy Cardstock
Poppy Fundamentals Paper (Enchantment)
Ruby Fundamentals Paper (Enchantment)
Black Memento Stamp Pad
Silver Shimmer Trim
White Shimmer Trim
Clear Sparkles Assortment
3-D Foam Tape
Thin 3-D Foam Tape

I also wanted to show you this beautiful page layout created by my son Perrin.  He is 15 years old and has crafted with me since he was 5 and I'm happy to say that he still loves spending time crafting with me when he's not busy doing assignments or studying for exams! As you can see, he does gorgeous work!  

His page is based on the Main Frame- Quilt Blocks pattern, one of over 100 scrapbook layout patterns featured in the Reflections Scrapbook Program.    

Perrin has used tone-on-tone background stamping in Pixie and featured the January Stamp of the Month, Beloved Bouquet on his page. You can see it here displayed in a CTMH White Shadow Box.  

Ingredients used to create this page layout:

Beloved Bouquet, January 2016 Stamp of the Month
White Daisy Cardstock (Base)
La Vie En Rose B&T Paper
Pixie Cardstock
Hollyhock Cardstock
Pomegranate Cardstock
Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Pomegranate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my Flower Pot Card and Perrin's page layout featuring the gorgeous paper from the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet.  

I would love it if you would leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our La Vie En Rose Australasian Blog Hop, Tanya's Blog, Happy Papercrafting to see even more ways to use the La Vie En Rose Collection.

Remember, you can purchase any of the gorgeous La Vie En Rose products from your CTMH Independent Consultant.  

Until next time!

Warmest crafting wishes,
Denise :)


Lauren said...

What an adorable flowerpot card!

Unknown said...

Oh yes! Loving your flower pot card and also your shadow box layout. Stunning!

Shaunna Richards said...

Perfect papers and stamps for a flowerpot card. Gorgeous.

Unknown said...

Beautiful work you two!! Love it!

Maz said...

Both fabulous ideas. Love the tone on tone stamping look

Doris Taylor said...

Compliments to your son, the layout is fantastic. I really like the flower pot card for a little bit of work and the result is always stunning.

10nya said...

Fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing

Ruth Burgess said...

ABSOLUTLEY stunning Miss Denise

Ruth Burgess said...

Perrin your a dream!!

Ausmerican Housewife - Creating with Kara Davies said...

Absolutely gorgeous take on the flower pot card!