Cloud 9 National Papercrafting Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to My Heart National Papercrafting Month Cloud 9 Blog Hop!  We have 22 Close to My Heart Consultants in this blog hop.  Each of them is going to show what they did with this awesome Cloud 9 Cardmaking Kit that Close to My Heart released on January 1st.  I am next in line in the hop after the wonderful and very talented, Maria Myers.  If you get lost, you will find a complete list of bloggers here.

I love our very trendy Cloud 9 Cardmaking Kit that Close to My Heart is offering for National Papercrafting Month.  The card patterns are so easy to put together and give you such fun artwork.  With all of the extra supplies you have left, I decided to make one card as shown in the kit instructions and then change it up a bit so that you have 10 different cards.

Card #1 is made exactly as pictured in the kit.  Isn't it cute?

Now I changed it up a bit.  I turned it on its side, flipped the patterned papers so the swirly pattern is the smaller piece of paper, and added a scalloped piece of the teal shimmer trim to add a little pizzaz.  See what a little bit of changing around can do?  You get an entirely different card with almost the same paper and measurements.

Cards pictured side by side.

So how do you get a Cloud 9 Cardmaking Kit?

What is included in the Cloud Nine cardmaking kit
You can create 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs) using the materials in this exclusive cardmaking kit and some basic supplies. The Cloud Nine cardmaking kit offers you a sneak peek at 3 new Spring/Summer2014 Idea Book products: gold polka-dot washi tape, teal Shimmer trim, and Durables triangle studs! It also includes a new, exclusive D-size stamp set and an instructional guide for creating 10 cards. The full kit includes:

1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
1 – 9" × 9½" White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim
1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs
10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured colors: Lagoon, Sunset, Honey, White Daisy.

You can get an exclusive Cloud Nine cardmaking kit for $15 (retail value $46) with a qualifying purchase of $35 or more (excluding tax and shipping) during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month. Make 10 adorable cards (2 each of 5 designs) with funky messages to put any recipient on cloud nine! You can add one cardmaking kit for every $35 in your order. New Consultants who enroll in January will receive a FREE Cloud Nine cardmaking kit when they have submitted total personal sales of $300 or more.

You can purchase this stamp set as well as any of the above supplies here:  on my website.  

I want to thank you for visiting my blog.  To continue on the blog hop, please go and see what fantastic artwork Brenda Lapp has made for you.


  1. love the scalloped edge you put on the glitter tape!
    always, Alayne

  2. Nice job. It's always fun to see how different cards can look with just slight variations.

  3. I think I like yours better, Melinda!

  4. Love how you just turned the card for a whole new look. TFS


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