16 February 2014

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share: Let Your Light Shine

Hi All! Welcome to the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share for February! This month we're celebrating the Close To My Heart's new Spring & Summer Idea Book. If you haven't stopped by the always-inspiring Lynn Darda's blog, From My Bungalow, you definitely want to hop over. Lynn always has a beautiful project to share!

Today's project showcases our lovely Ariana papers:

Ingredients List:
Gold Shimmer Trim 
(from the Ivy Lane Card Kit)

From my stash:
Pink Bakers Twine
Cream Felt Flower
Pearl Flourish
Bitty Pearls
(November 2013 Stamp Of The Month)

Paper Trimmer

For this card, I decided to go with an easel fold that would measure 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches when folded.  I  cut a piece of Sky Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11 inches and scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 inches. For the card front, I cut a piece of Sky to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches and layered it with Sweet Leaf and Colonial White Cardstocks cut 1/4 of an inch smaller than the previous layer. I then added two strips of Ariana paper at 4 1/4 x 1 1/4 inches and scalloped the edges. I cut another piece of Ariana to 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches and layered it with a doily, gold glimmer trim, pearls, twine, felt rose, and sentiment and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. 

I then added the front to the bottom half of the front of the card (which had been scored in half). I then decorated the inside of the card to create a stopper for the easel.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

And here is the card popped-up on its easel:

Isn't Ariana lovely? (It says "high tea" to me!) I hope you enjoyed this little card. Tune in tomorrow for Day 2 of the Kraft-y Heart Blog Share, and be sure to stop by Lynn's Bungalow for more inspiration!


  1. Such a beautiful easel card! I love this paper and love how you used it on this card. Happy Sunday!

  2. So very beautiful!! Just what I've come to expect from you!

  3. love - old fashioned and fresh all at once

  4. This is beautiful, Kim! The pearls, shimmer trim and the doily add the perfect touch to your card!

  5. Beautiful! Love the easel design and love all the sweet detail! Such a pretty vintage look. Love the touches of gold!