Brushed Blog Hop

Welcome to the Brushed Blog Hop ! 

This month I am following {Cat Nowak's blog}   We have 16 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our These are Brushed Blog Hop. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.  

Our popular Brushed paper suite is back! With a re-imagined color scheme and a brand-new sticker
sheet, the Brushed collection is great addition to any project. The Brushed collection is available from
June 1 through July 31, but only while supplies last!

In addition to the Brushed Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet

and the Brushed Coordinating Cardstock pack,

we’re also offering two exclusive stamp sets from the past as part of the Bring Back My Pack—Brushed special! With the My Acrylix® Your Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set (D1627)

and the My Acrylix® A Budding Friendship stamp set, you’ll be ready for non-stop crafting fun!

For even more creative options, we’re offering the Brushed Product Bundle (CC6204) at a 20% discount!

I am working on a scrapbooking page with lots of flip flaps but it is not ready yet so I will show you two cards I have made using Brushed.

The first card I made used the Dahlia fold.  Since quarantining started, I have been teaching different techniques on Facebook Lives on my Close to My Heart Customer Facebook Page and I demoed the Dahlia Fold on Wednesday.

I used the Brushed paper to make this super cute card:

This card is so easy to make.  Here is one tutorial.  

This is a great way to use scraps.  I cut a large circle and a card mat with our  Green Apple Cardstock..  I embossed the White Daisy cardstock panel with our retired Circle Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is stamped with Black Ink with the Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set.  I placed a sequin and a Sparkle in the middle of my flower.

And here is my second card:

Oh my gosh this was a fun card to make.  I have thoroughly enjoyed looking up new folds and techniques!  This card is called a Kite Card.  It is folded to look like a kite.  I used the Brushed paper pack, Silver Foil paper, Mink Twine and the sentiment is stamped with Black Ink using the Your Own Kind of Wonderful Stamp Set.

I cut the bows on my Cricut using Pixie and Canary cardstocks.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to show me a little love by leaving me a comment and then please go to our next artist, {Michelle Stewart} and see what she has made with this adorable stamp set.

You can purchase this promotion as well as any of the supplies listed above on my website.


  1. Gorgeous cards Melinda!! Love them. ❤ You've got me wanting to try that kite card now. 😊

  2. I love how the first card centerpiece mimics the embossed background- it's so striking!

  3. Love the Dahlia flower card and your choice of colors and paper just 'make it'! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  4. Beautiful cards! I love that folded flower with the papers you selected :)

  5. Love your cards! I totally need to try these!

  6. Breathtaking cards! The papers you selected for each is the perfect fit.

  7. Love your cards, but that kite one---ahhh, it just caught my eye :) Adorable!


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