So I’m making an effort to post more often.  I’m neurotic enough to stick to it if I set a clear plan. . .so on Wednesdays, I will use a sketch or challenge with some paper and/or stamps I can’t live without.  This will give me an opportunity to play and will allow me to give you some ideas and inspiration for using our beautiful Close To My Heart products.

The first product I can’t live without is the Nevermore paper pack.  All the paper I needed to make these two cards was included in this perfect pack. Last night I was inspired by a Mojo Monday Sketch (sketch is below so you can come play too)!

Nevermore Halloween Card

I made a card base out of Whisper cardstock and cut a 3X3 square of Design paper (I loved this steampunk pattern). I cut a 3.25 by 3.25 scrap of white to frame this. I used the Artiste Cartridge to cut the spider web from Slate cardstock.  I cut a scrap of whisper cardstock and sponged the edges with slate ink to make a frame for it and stamped the Happy Halloween sentiment (from Steampunk Scoundrels).  I also used stamped the spider from the same stamp set in slate.  I decided that the card needed just a bit of color so I used my Carmine Shin Han Touch Marker to add some red to the spider.  I cut him out so I could use 3d foam tape to pop him up.  I love how quickly this card came together.

Did I mention that I love this paper.  It’s not just for Halloween!  Check out the “Thank you” card I made with the same paper pack.

This time I used a white card base.  I cut the Nevermore paper at 3X3 and framed it with a 3.25 by 3.25 piece of Eggplant (also included in the paper pack).  I used a scrap of white to stamp “Thanks” (from Funky Blossoms) in Thistle Ink.  I also used my Cricut to cut a 1.5 inch circle from white and an eggplant circle at 1.75 for a frame.  I used Thistle to stamp the small flower from Someone Special.

nevermore thanks 2015

Here’s the super inspiring sketch from Mojo Monday.  Hope you can join us!



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