Stampers with an Attitude Focus on Paper Fundamentals Blog Hop

Welcome to the March Stampers with an Attitude Focus on Paper Fundamentals Blog Hop .  This month I am following  {Catherine Nowak.}  Our blog hop is a circular hop.  You just click on the link to the next blog on the bottom of this post and go visit the next blog.  If you get lost, I have all of the participating blogs near the bottom of my post.  Hope you enjoy seeing what our team has made for you.

This month our Stampers With an Attitude is featuring artwork with a Focus on our new Paper Fundamentals from the Spring/Summer 2014 Catalog. Paper Fundamentals is our fun to use new paper pack that has 10 different designs.  One side is cardstock and the other side has a glossy, embossed resist pattern.  There are 20 double-sided 12" x 12" sheets (2 each of 10 designs).

Right now, Balloon Ride is my favorite paper pack in this new catalog.  The colors are so spring-like and muted - very vintage and shabby chic.

For this card, I pulled out my Close to My Heart Wishes How to Book, page 27, called Lucky Layers.  I turned it on its side for this card.  I used our new Stamp Set called Give a Lift (D1581), which I colored with our Blending Pen and inks.  I added some embellishments from our Rosewood medley (my favorite as well), and then used the embossed side of the Paper Fundamentals that reminded me of an Art Deco pattern.  I think it went well with the feel of the era pictured in the stamp set.

Here's my card:

The Eiffel Tower is cut out of our Bronze Glitter Paper with the Cricut Artiste, pg 42, Accent 1, 1.25".

The Colonial White oval is cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, pg 42,  , 2.75" and the Saddle oval is cut at 3.0.  The entire card is 5" x 7".  The rose is cut with the Art Philosophy, pg 70, 2.5". I put a brown sparkle in the middle of the rose.  The edges if all the paper and the rose are sponged with Saddle Ink using a sponge dauber.

See the bronze scallop?  It is our Bronze Glitter Trim cut with our scallop punch.

Supplies Used

See something you like?  Well I would love it if you would head on over to  my website and see what Close to My Heart has to offer!  I am sure that you will love our products as much as I do. 

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Now, hop on over to our next Blog hopper, the very talented, {Denise Elliott} and see what she has made for you to see!

If you get lost, here are the links to our participating blog hoppers.
  1. Kimberly Moss ~ http://kimspapercrafts.com
  2. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  3. Catherine Nowak~ http://catscrapbooking.com
  4. Melinda Everitt ~ http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com
  5. Denise Elliott~ www.inspiredbyd.blogspot.com
  6. Keeley Kirwan ~ http://keeleyskreations.blogspot.com


  1. Lovely card! Really like how the Paper Fundamentals paper mimics clouds.

  2. I love your use of the bling! You are definitely the queen of bling!! Beautiful!

  3. Beautiful card Melinda! The black really makes it pop. Love your signature too!!


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