15 February 2015

Rose Blossom Blog Hop: Thanks for the Hopscotch





Hi All! Welcome to the Rose Blossom Blog Hop featuring products from the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog. The products featured in this hop will be retiring with the catalog at the end of March. If you just arrived from the über-talented Shelly's blog, you are in the right place. 

Today's project features one of my all-time favorite Close To My Heart product collections: Hopscotch. This cheery collection just screams spring--and given the frigid temps here in the East, anything that gives hope of warmer weather to come gets two-thumbs up in my book!


This little thank-you note set would make a great hostess gift or would be fun to just have for your own use. The cards are 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, and the box is 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. I layered all sides of the box with Hopscotch paper and Sorbet cardstock. The front of the box is decorated with Pixie Extra Thick Twine, two tags made from Sorbet and Glacier cardstocks, Gold Shimmer Trim, and bits and pieces from the Hopscotch Assortment and Complements. I used dimensional adhesive to pop things up a bit. The sentiment is a combination of stamps from the Variety of Thanks Hostess stamp set (which will also retire with the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog) and the Brushstrokes stamp set.

Here are a couple of close-ups of the box:



Now for a peek at what's inside:


I made 8 cards using 4 out of 5 of the Variety of Thanks sentiments. (I didn't end up using "merci.") For the sentiment, I stamped an image from the Brushstrokes stamp set in Glacier Exclusive Ink on Colonial White cardstock. (The box and card bases are cut from Colonial White cardstock, as well.) I then stamped the sentiment over the Brushstroke in Indian Corn Blue Exclusive Ink and inked around the edges with Sorbet Exclusive Ink. The backgrounds of the cards show the variety of patterns that make up Hopscotch. (One of the patterns is predominantly Sorbet-colored, so I didn't use it on these cards as it was lost on the Sorbet cardstock layer.) I added a strip of Gold Shimmer Trim for a little extra pizzaz.

Here's a collage of the card styles:


And here is another look at the cards and box together:


I hope you enjoyed this little thank you project. Remember the Hopscotch collection and the Variety of Thanks stamp set will both retire at the end of March, so you want to make sure you get them soon! Now, hop on over and see what the lovely and talented Cathy has in store for you. And if you get lost along the way, here's a list of hop participants:

Kim {that's Me}





15 comments:

  1. Love the whole idea. The box is beautiful!

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  2. Love this card set! What a great use of the Brushstrokes stamps. I am going to have to order that set now! The box is brilliant and I agree this set would make a wonderful gift.

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  3. I love how you take something that I actually think I could do and then add that extra feature ... like that adorable box.

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  4. What a beautiful card collection (and holder!) I love that you used Brushstrokes, too. I haven't seen as many people using it, and I think you really showed what you can do with it.

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  5. I LOVE this card set!!! Wow great colors, fabulous design and just very creative idea for a gift :) Thank you for the inspiration!

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  6. This is a fabulous idea and your work is beyond gorgeous! Love it Kim!

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  7. I always love card sets, especially when they have pretty boxes to match, and I love what you created!

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  8. Omgosh, great stamps here! I love the brushstroke marks and love the font on the sentiments. And wow, is your gift set ever gorgeous, Kim! So bright and happy and just fun!

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  9. True KH Style! Really love the whole set and especially the combo of stamp sets you used. The addition of shimmer trim really adds a smidge of elegant to Hopscotch.

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  10. What a lovely set! I am really needing the Brushstrokes stamp set now....

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  11. Great idea. Makes me want to make some sets for give aways! You talented ladies are definitely enticing me to purchase some items that will be retiring! Wonderful strategy!

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  12. what a sweet card set I'm just starting to make some :) thanks for sharing

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  13. I love this idea! I love making card sets for gifts-- yours is so adorable and that Hopscotch paper is so fun! The box and cards are absolutely perfect!

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