01 August 2015

The Rose Blossom Blog Hop...Where Being Framed Is A Good Thing....


Hi All! Welcome to the first Rose Blossom Blog Hop for the month of August. (That's right, August! The summer is flying by!) Today we're featuring Close To My Heart's August Stamp of the Month: Framed. (Oh the puns were flying when I was writing this...)

If you just hopped over from Shelly's inspiring blog, Just One Pretty Piece, you're on the right path. If you're just starting with me, I'll have a full list of blog participants at the end of the post. So on with today's project!


"Framed" is a fantastic stamp set for card makers, so today I'm bringing you a little card set that I crafted. Here's a look at the portfolio that is created from Kraft Cardstock. I layered inside and out with Ponderosa Pine cardstock and the coordinating paper from the Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Assortment pack. Then I looped a little hemp twine from my stash and tucked it under the Colonial White cardstock tag that I made from the Framed stamp set. I used Ponderosa Pine and Desert Sand inks for stamping. Finally I added some Gold Sequins layered with brown sparkles for a little extra bling.

Here's a close-up of the embellishment and a look at the portfolio when opened:



This portfolio holds nine cards and 10 envelopes. (Don't know about you, but I always need an extra envelope....) There are three each of three designs, with each card using a different color of paper from the Paper Fundamentals Enchantment Assortment pack that is layered on a Kraft cardstock base. I stamped the frame in matching ink and the sentiments in Dessert Sand on Colonial White cardstock. Let's take a look:


Here are the thank you notes in Smokey Plum, New England Ivy, and Autumn Terracotta. I added a little flag embellishment of matching paper with the mini stapler, as you can see below:



Here are the birthday cards in Outdoor Denim, Olive, and Barn Red. And here's a look at the embellishment:



And here are the thinking of you cards in Indian Corn Blue, Goldrush, and Ruby. As you can see, I couldn't decide how I wanted the extra splash of color to be positioned. Here's the close-up:


And here's one last look at the whole set:



I hope you enjoyed this little project of mine. Now hop on over and see what the amazingly talented Morgan has created for your inspiration at Tweet Scraps. And if you get lost along the way, here is a list of blog participants:

Kim {that's Me!}

And, by way of a heads up, the Enchantment palette is going through an overhaul, so if you love these colors, you'll want to snap them up this month. On September 1st, we will unveil the new Idea Book, and with it, seven (7) new Enchantment colors that will replace seven of the existing ones! (


21 comments:

  1. Oh my! How do you think of these things? This is such a great gift and it's an incredibly fun idea!!

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    1. I have lots of inspiration Brenda--I'm a Kraft-y Heart(ed) Rose Blossom after all. :-)

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  2. Love the rainbow effect of these. Fun set with an extra envelope to boot!

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  3. I love that portfolio! At first I thought it was a wallet for a gift card. Great use of the Enchantment colors with this stamp set. Of course, you chose the perfect base, Kraft!

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    1. I'm not on your team for nuthin' Lynn! ;-) I'm glad you like it!

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  4. What a fantastic idea! Not only the card holder and all those beautiful cards, but showcasing the retiring Enchantment colors. This is awesome!

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  5. {funny post title!} Great idea featuring retiring colors and the cards are {fundamentally} awesome {and lifted with permission]!

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  6. Wow, this is such a great idea! I will definitely be stealing this idea! :)

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    1. Steal away, Barbara! I'd love to see your take on this!

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  7. Fantastic! I love the Kraft and pine! The little hemp twine is perfect! I agree with everyone else, the cards in the retiring colors are fab!

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    1. Thanks Kim! (This and Adventure are my favorite palettes.)

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  8. Kim, I adore your little portfolio! What an awesome gift this would be...

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    1. Thanks Karen! I love making little gifts to have on hand. You never know when you might need them.

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  9. Amazing like always. What a great gift. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  10. Fantastic! The portfolio looks great and the set of cards all turned out great. Love the reminder of the changes coming up for the Enchantment color family too! P.S. The 'extra' envelope tip is a great idea... you are not alone in the need for a spare.

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    1. Glad I'm not alone in the spare department. My grandmothers always gave me stationary, and it used to come with extra envelopes. Not so much anymore though. (Can't tell you how many envelopes I've addressed upside down!) Glad you liked the project!

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  11. Oh, what a gorgeous card portfolio, Kim! And I adore your rainbow cards, too!

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