Sunday, August 10, 2014

Brae'ers Team Blog Hop - New Product Focus

Welcome to the Bra-ers' Team Blog Hop. We are featuring NEW PRODUCT from the awesome new Annual Inspirations Book, which went live August 1st. There are so many terrific new products available. If you have come from Jan's Blog, you are in the right place. A list of all participants can be found on Brae's Blog.

I am choosing to feature the Brushed Paper Pack, along with three of my favourite stamp sets.The Brushed Paper Pack is my favourite paper pack in the new book and I adore the colours in the pack - I think they are so feminine and soft (just like Chantilly) and it is such a beautiful mix of colours. How can you go wrong with Pixie, Canary and Pear mixed with White Daisy? Throw in a little Hollyhock and what a gorgeous combination!

The stamps sets "Have a Happy Day" and "Lifetime of Happiness" are great collections for all-purpose crafting, particularly card making. There are excellent sentiments, small flowers and leaves and fabulous banners plus other little do-dads to spice up your creations. I happen to take one of my sentiments for my project from another stamp set called "A Budding Friendship"- yet another terrific stamp set in this Idea Book. It is a Base and Shade stamp set, meaning you can stamp an outline image in one colour and then the inside image in a totally different colour if you want. 

Now for my project:
I chose to create a three-dimensional card. I found the directions for this card on Pinterest. It wasn't difficult to make, just time consuming. 

This is the front of the card. 

 And the open card....
I took another photo of it while looking down a bit to give you a better idea of the three-dimensional effect. 

The empty spot on the left side is to write the message to the recipient. 

If you would like the instructions to create this card, leave me a message and I would be happy to send you the information with the cutting diagram. The finished card is not a standard size - it ends up being approximately 5-1/8" x 6-1/4" " (closed). 

I hope you enjoyed my project.  

Products used are all Close To My Heart:

Paper: Brushed Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Pear Cardstock, Pink Glitter Paper, Paper Fundamentals Cardstock -Canary, Paper Fundamentals Cardstock - Pear
Stamps: A Budding Friendship, Lifetime of Happiness, Have a Happy Day
Inks: Canary, Pixie, Hollyhock, Pear
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artiste Cartridge, Clear Sparkles, Pink Glitter Gems, Foam Tape

Now, hop on over to Heather's Blog to check out her awesome creation. 

Thanks for stopping by :)



Michelle Stewart said...

Alyson, can you send me the instructions, I would love to be able to make this card and teach it at my upcoming card class. Thanks! BTW, it is stunning. Fabulous job.

Unknown said...

what a beautiful card. I would love the cutting directions. Thanks for sharing this.

Jan said...

Lovely card Alyson as usual. Love the canary yellow with the Brushed paper pak - the colours really pop along with the pop out design. I would love to receive a card like this.

Mara said...

Very cute card!! I would love the cutting instructions for this card!! I will facebook you an email!

Paula said...

Love it Alyson! TFS :)

Unknown said...

Pretty! I have not used this paper yet and really love the look of it -thanks for sharing!

Michelle Stewart said...

Really love this card. Great detail, and love the dimension.

Julie said...

Love this card. Would also like the cutting instructions.

Krista Ritskes said...

Gorgeous!!! (As always.)

Unknown said...

Alyson, I would love to get the instructions for this card. Thanks!

Alyson Mayo said...

Muriel, I would love to send you directions but I need a way to contact you. Can you please send me your email (see my Contact Me section at the top to send it to me privately if you wish) so I can get this to you? I will also try to look you up on Facebook to see if I can send it to you that way :)

Ronda's Paper Creations said...

Hi Alyson, I'm searching for Brushed ideas on Pinterest, since I still have the old paper I thought I would get a head start! This came up on my search! Your card is so cute! Do you still have the instructions?