I have only purchases one paper kit from CTMH's new Idea Book so far and I'm totally in love with it! It has taken me several days to put this project together based on this week's sketch at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge I say project because I knew what elements I wanted to put together but they didn't size up quite the way I wanted so the finished size is 6 x 7 1/2 inches, so rather than using this for a card I'm thinking of making it the cover for a mini album. I am also sharing this at this week's Heart 2 Heart challenge which calls for using both sides of a designer paper.
details: All supplies are from Close To My Heart. The green background paper and the multicolored paper for the vertical scalloped stripe are opposite sides of the the same paper from the Ivy Lane papers, and for the border I used the zip strips from the same kit and carefully mitered the corners.
I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut the center shape and the scalloped stripe. I sponged the edges of the center piece with the discontinued Pansy Purple and then I used the rock and roll stamping technique with the new Hello Wonderful stamp set in Blush and Hollyhock. The sentiment in the corner is from the In The Moment, also using Pansy Purple. To make some of the cutout areas in the Cricut cut images stand out a little better, I added bitty and medium sized Opaques.
I have a feeling these stamps and this paper kit are going to be seeing a lot of use at my house!
Happy crafting, Annette