30 November 2014

A KISS of Inspiration...and a Little Sneak Peek

Hi All! Welcome to Day One of the Kraft-y Hearts Christmas KISS blog share. For the next 7 days, the Kraft-y Hearts are bringing you a little Christmas card goodness inspired by stamps and sketches from Close To My Heart. Today's project, however, takes it one step further by providing you with a sneak peek from the new Seasonal Expressions catalog, which will be released TOMORROW! (Woo HOO!!!)

So on with the show!

Today's card sketch can be found on page 42 in Make It From Your Heart, vol 1. The card base is a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches and is cut from Colonial White cardstock. The base for each panel is from Glacier cardstock. The paper for the panels is from the brand-spankin'-new Hopscotch collection that will be available starting tomorrow. This collection is the perfect marriage of beauty and whimsy. LOVE IT!

The packages and sentiment stamps are from the Make It Merry stamp set. I stamped the packages on Colonial White cardstock in Flaxen, Glacier, Pixie and Hollyhock Exclusive inks. I then fussy cut them and covered them in Liquid Glass to give them extra dimension and shine. When they were dry (yes, that's right...let'em dry...), I popped them up on each panel with dimensional adhesive.
For the sentiment, I used the retired 2-inch scalloped circle punch by Close To My Heart to punch out a circle from Colonial White and Glacier cardstocks. I stamped the sentiment in Ponderosa Pine Exclusive ink, offset the Colonial White scalloped circle over the Glacier scalloped circle using dimensional adhesive, and then popped the whole thing up with dimensional adhesive as well.

Here are some close-ups:

And here it is one more time:

Hope you enjoyed this little KISS of inspiration. Now hop on over to From My Bungalow and see what the fabulously talented Lynn Darda has in store for you! Oh, and don't forget to join us tomorrow for more inspiration!


  1. Adorable card and I love how you used a Christmas stamp set for a birthday card! Now I am going to have to get that Merry, Merry stamp set!