Today I thought I would showcase a new program at Close To My Heart called Workshop Your Way. This program combines elements of a specific collection, like Regatta, along with fun embellishments, giving paper crafters, scrapbookers, and cardmakers all the components you need to create beautiful designs. What's more, if you need to kickstart your creativity, you can download a handy PDF that will give you cutting guides and stamp set suggestions to make layouts and cards to your heart's content. (The biggest difference between a Workshop Your Way and a Workshop On The Go is that the choice of stamp set is left up to you!)
So let's take a look at what you can make with the Regatta Workshop Your Way. First, the scrapbooking layouts. For these layouts, I followed the PDF guide almost to the letter. One of the best things about the WYW, in my opinion, is that there is no stamping required on the layouts. I know that sounds a little crazy coming from an avid ink and stamp girl, but I really do like the fact that you get beautiful layouts even if you don't have any inks or stamps at all.
|This is my favorite layout of them all! I love the grouping of elements over the title on the left and the journaling card with the sticker title on the right. The font used for "Nothing Better" is fantastic!|
Now on to the cards! The PDF shows the cards made with the new My Anchor stamp set along with the matching Thin Cuts dies. So I thought I'd show you not only how those look, but also how you could use any stamp set you have on hand to complete the cards. (This IS after all, a Workshop YOUR Way!) The card on the left in each of the photos is done per PDF instructions. The card on the right is my own creation using design elements from the PDF instructions but different stamp sets. So let's take a look:
|The sentiment on the right is from Floral Banners stamp set. I added some left over zip strips and a few Maritime Puffies to change up the card slightly.|
|The card on the right is my favorite! The cake and sentiment are from the Build-a-Cake stamp set. Fun fact: the pattern patterned paper strips are zip strips! I love that you can use every square inch of CTMH paper!|
Have a creative, fun-filled weekend!