Love on the December Paper Trail Blog Hop

Ask me how excited I am to be the Guest Blogger on the Paper Trail Blog Hop!  This month the Close to My Heart Roxie Paper Pack is being featured.  If you found your way here from Betsy Gully's Stamp Scrap Fever, then you are in the right place!

I have been wanting to decorate my scrap book room with some artwork that I designed and the idea for this small wall hanging has been inhabiting my brain for awhile.  The Roxie Paper Pack was absolutely perfect for this project.

I started off with a small canvas that I picked up from Target and painted it black.  Then I cut out all of the shapes I used with the Close to My Heart exclusive Art Philosophy cartridge.  Isn’t it so versatile?  I even cut and rolled the flowers with some patterned paper from Roxie. 

The chip board letters spelling L-O-V-E are part of the package that comes with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I covered them with the zebra patterned paper and then poured Liquid Glass over them to give them a glossy look.

The stamped words are all words that express love to me and are all embossed with black ink and clear embossing powder so that they stand out.  They came from a variety of our stamp sets.  I used the pattern on the patterned paper as part of the design and I really think that it came out super cute! 

The little house was cut out with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cheated and used my Gypsy to add the heart shaped windows, but you just have to have heart shaped windows when you are talking about LOVE.   I placed a row of our Sparkles (Z1104) along the roof because you just cannot have enough bling.  I also applied Liquid Glass to the windows and the doorway of my little house so that they would stand out a bit more.

Here is a close-up of the flowers on the bottom right corner. 

It is the latest rage to group embellishments together.  It takes some practice because it is easy to group too few or too many.  I used some different flowers and leaves (check out the Queen of Paper Flowers, Connie McFarlane) and then added some of Close to My Heart’s gorgeous Rhinestone Designer Brads (Z1360) and a couple of stickpins from our Bling Assortment (Z1466).  Inside each of the rolled flowers I put in either a Sparkle or an Opaque Adhesive Gem (Z1335) in the middle.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!  Next month the Close to My Heart paper pack, Wonderland, will be featured.  Now it is time to mosey on down to the Wizard's Hangout, run by the talented Vicki Wizniuk.


  1. This is so pretty! You did an amazing job! Every detail is perfect!

  2. Melinda, What a great job you did with the flowers, leaves, and that darling little house!!!!

  3. Absolutely stunning! But I think I already told you that. Thanks for joining us this month on our blog hop!

  4. This is stunning! Love the stamped sentiments, it adds so much. Beautiful work. Thanks for joining our little hop this month. :)

  5. oh wow! I couldn't even begin to stamp lift this one!
    I love every little detail!

  6. This is just beautiful...I'm so glad you could join us this month. Love the little embellishment cluster at the bottom!


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