02 February 2014

Valentine Countdown with the Rose Blossoms! (Day 12….)

Hi All! 12 days and counting! 

Today we have a special treat: we're joining the Rose Blossoms Blog Hop celebrating the release of Close To My Heart's Spring/Summer 2014 Catalog! Woo Hoo! If you just hopped over from Marg Van Patten's AMAZING blog, you're in the right place. If you're just starting, you can hop on over to Brenda Rose's always-INSPIRING blog and begin at the beginning. Or here's a list of Blog Hop participants if you get lost along the way:

Kim {that'll be me}

Today's project is an All-Occasions Cards Set that I created using the new Jubilee Workshop On The Go, along with other elements from the Jubilee collection and the new My Creations Journaling Cards Box. (As you'll see, I didn't use it for journaling cards….) Jubilee is a bright, fun line designed to invoke visions of summer and county fairs! It's full of ginghams and doilies and primary colors. I love working with it!  So let's take a look:

The card box comes in white ready for you to alter. I inked all the edges heavily in Indian Corn Blue Exclusive ink and then covered the outside with Jubilee paper. I used Jubilee chipboard compliments on the top and bottom front sections of the box, and layered strawberry flair from the Jubilee assortment on the top. I added some of the new Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon to the chipboard element on the front of the box and then finished it off with Durables Triangle Studs and Sparkle Flourishes. (I inked around the edges of the yellow doily and red gingham papers with Cranberry Exclusive ink.)

Now lets take a look at what's inside:

The card bases are cut at 5 1/2 x 4 inches from Kraft cardstock. 

The first card is very simple. I layered three pieces of patterned paper to the base of the card, and then added layered chipboard elements from the compliments pack. I finished it off with a little "First Place" flair from the assortments. Inside is a congratulations stamp from the 4 My Friend stamp set.

For the next card, I layered the yellow doily paper with a piece of a zip strip (that's the extra 1/2-inch edge at the top of the paper that has all the color information on one side and a coordinating pattern on the other) from the Jubilee paper. The green and blue ombré doily is from the back side of the yellow paper. I fussy cut it to fit the card front. I added some Sparkle Flourishes and popped up the gingham flag with dimensional adhesive. I stamped the sentiment from the 4 My Friend stamp set in Indian Corn Blue Exclusive ink and then popped that on top of the flag with dimensional adhesive as well. 

This next card is one of my favorites. I started by layering patterned paper that matched the width of the card base. Then I added a strip of Woodgrain Washi Tape at the top and bottom of the layers. The yellow flag, green washi tape and ticket element is cut from one of the patterned papers and adhered to the card. (Love that layered look!) I stamped one of the chipboard complements with a sentiment from a retired stamp set in Indian Corn Blue Exclusive ink and added Topiary Mini and Ruby Chevron ribbons to the chipboard. I popped it up on the front of the card with dimensional adhesive. The final bit of fun comes from the "Yee Haw" flair from the Jubilee assortment.

For this simple card, I inked up a layer of patterned paper with Indian Corn Blue Exclusive ink and added a strip of Woodgrain Washi tape, over which I layered a strip of the Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon. The sentiment is from the Banner Wishes stamp set. I stamped the banner in Saddle Exclusive Ink and the greeting in Indian Corn Blue on Colonial White cardstock. I fussy cut around the banner and popped it up using dimensional adhesive. I added a bow of Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon to the sentiment with Liquid Glass.

All-Occasions cards sets MUST have a thank you note, and this one couldn't be easier to make. I layered two pieces of patterned paper (both inked with Cranberry Exclusive ink) on the base, and added two banners cut from the zip strip of one of the papers. A chipboard element from the Jubilee compliments pack and "Thank You" from the Banner Wishes stamp set stamped in Cranberry Ink round out the sentiment.

 Last, but not least, we come to my most favorite card in the set. It is also our Valentine's Day Countdown project. I couldn't decide if I wanted to put "Valentine" at the top or not…. May have to go back and add it. For this, I layered a piece of patterned paper on the card base. I then stamped the melon image from the Jubilee Workshop On The Go in Indian Corn Blue ink in the middle of a piece of Colonial White cardstock. (I stamped the image again in the same ink on a scrap piece of Colonial White, colored it with my watercolor pencils, and fussy cut around it to use as a decorative element.) I added more watermelon stamps in Saddle Exclusive ink to the Colonial White cardstock to make my own patterned paper. I attached that piece to the middle of the card and cut the sentiment from one of the zip strips on the patterned paper. I added chipboard hearts from the Jubilee compliments collection and then popped up the colorful melon in the middle. Gotta be honest, I like this one for the pun!

All that, and folks I still have enough paper, cardstock, compliments, studs and flair to make at least 6 or 10 more cards. These Workshops On The Go sets are packed with goodies!

I hope you enjoyed today's project! And remember, if you just started, hop on over to Rose Blossom Legacies and begin the hop at the beginning. You'll be so inspired and glad you did!

Pop on by tomorrow as we continue our Valentine's Day Countdown!


  1. Oh Kim! This is a wonderful oh-my-goodness project! I was thinking about a Jubilee box, and you have shown how delightful this paper is! Your flair for blogging, your artwork - everything is perfect! It is truly a joy to that you are in the Rose Blossom lineage - I appreciate you!!

  2. Hi Kim! Your card box and set of cards are so fun!! I love what you did with this! That melon card it too cute!! I love seeing your creations!


  4. Oh my goodness! I love every last little detail!! I love that you created such a variety of cards with the Jubilee paper, and that card box is total awesomeness. Now I can't wait to get out my Jubilee and play!!

  5. I must say you certainly made the last hop-stop a beautiful one! Jubilee really compliments your art style and personality. The detailing on the box is gorgeous and I'm pretty sure I'll be making an attempt to "lift" those cards! Thanks for inspiring all of us Kim!

  6. Ladies, thanks for you sweet comments. It's high praise indeed coming from such talented designers. I really appreciate it!

  7. Absolutely beautiful set of special cards, Kim! And such a gorgeous box to house them all! Love this!

  8. Oh Kim! So creative. Kraft-y Heart minds think alike...funny that we both chose a box and card set to create for this hop. Our projects are so different and I like how that shows the versatility of this box. Your projects always amaze me with unexpected details, like the bling on the box and layering the flair buttons on chipboard, never would have thought of that. My fave card is the YeeHaw! You did this paper packet proud, especially for a city slicker, lol.

  9. Kim, your project is so cute! Love this card box. The cards you made are adorable too. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!