18 October 2013

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share Day 2: Bright & Shiny Things

Hi All! Welcome to Day 2 of the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share celebrating Christmas in October!

I'm continuing on with my Christmas card theme, but today's inspiration comes from the Pear & Partridge Card Workshop that Close To My Heart released last year. Folks, when you finish your Workshops on the Go, always keep your instructions. They are fantastic sources of inspiration later on!

So for this card, I chose one layout and used it for three different cards. That way I could cut 6 sets of each element rather than having to cut something different for each card. Let's take a look:

For these cards, I once again turned to my White Daisy cards and envelopes value pack and the Sparkle & Shine collection in the Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide. All of the images and sentiments except the tree branch are from the Trim the Tree stamp set, which, like Scandinavian Wishes, coordinates with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The branch is from the retired Pear & Partridge Card Workshop. I stamped in Juniper, Ruby and Slate Exclusive inks, and used Juniper, Ruby and Slate cardstocks to match the colors in the Sparkle & Shine patterned paper. Did you notice the spiffy bit of bling around the images? I got that done in a snap using the new CTMH Sparkle Holiday Shapes. LOVE it! (Can you imagine how long it would take to do that one rhinestone at a time???) A little silver washi tape finishes the cards off nicely. Another six cards done in less than 30 minutes. I'm on a roll!

Tune in tomorrow to Day 3 of the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share and celebrate a little more Christmas in October. But, in the meantime, make sure you hop over and see what crafty Christmas goodness Lynn has cooked up in the Bungalow today!


  1. Great tip on keeping the instructions from the WOTG's for future inspiration. Love the ornaments hanging from the branch...so gonna lift that idea. Love these cards Kim!

  2. OMGosh, Kim, these are gorgeous! I LOVE your designs and that bit of bling around the trees and ornaments is absolutely stunning!

  3. Perfect! Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to get this paper pack.