02 June 2017

Kraft-y Hello

Hi All! Welcome to the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share featuring Close To My Heart's June Stamp Of The Month: Hello Foxy. Check it out:

Isn't this a cute set? I love the fonts used in the sentiments, and the little fox sitting down is one of my all time favorite images. So let's take a look at the project for today:

To create this little card set, I used a long-since-retired card making kit by Close To My Heart, which included the card bases and matching envelopes, the kraft cardstock and glitter banners, and a black banner that I trimmed down to fit my sentiment.

I began the cards by stamping the wreath images onto vellum with VersaMark ink and heat embossing them in white. I then colored the backs of the images using my ShinHan Touch alcohol markers and cut them out. I stamped the fox and flower images directly onto the card bases using White Daisy ink and then colored them with my Prismacolor pencils. I wanted the white ink to stand out a little more, so I went back over the image outlines with my white Gelly Roll pen. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on the black banners that were included in the kit, and then cut them down to fit into the center of the wreath.

To put the card together, I layered the banners on top of each other and adhered them to the card base with my tape runner. I then added the wreaths to the banners using Matte Medium by Ranger. Finally, I popped the sentiments in place with foam tape.

Here is a collage of close-ups:

And here's a look at one of the cards and its matching envelope:

I hope you enjoyed this little set. Don't forget to stop by From My Bungalow and see what the amazingly talented Lynn Darda has in store for your inspiration. 

Have a wonderfully creative weekend!


  1. That wreath looks so pretty embossed. Great tip on using the white pen to outline after coloring! I love how you gave this retired kit a new life!

  2. The embossing is beautiful, but the perfect touch is that white gelly roll. Really great set of cards!!

  3. too cute! i really need to get out my embossing supplies!!!! such a fun addition!

  4. WOWIE ... I think I say that every time I look at your blog. These cards are awesome of course, but that fussy cutting!!! WHAT? It's perfect.

  5. What a sweet card set, Kim! That little fox is just the cutest thing, and I love your design with the wreath above and him down below! Gorgeous vellum work on that wreath! And seriously love those kraft card bases with their matching envelopes!