Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Brae-ers Unit Blog Hop - Year Noted

The Brae-ers Unit Blog Hop is all about the National Paper Crafting Special this month. The Year Noted Paper Pack is available only in the month of January with a $50 minimum purchase. 

If you have come from Michelle's blog, you are in the right place. 

A full list of participants in the blog hop can be found on Brae's blog

I chose to use this kit to create cards. I promised myself that I would not add any additional paper to the kit and only use what was provided. That was a challenge, for sure. The stamp set that comes with the kit, however, presented a major challenge in terms of creating cards, and for that, I had to go to another stamp set to get sentiments, but I also wanted to challenge myself a bit, so I chose a Hostess set from the Seasonal Expressions catalog. I chose the set called "Love this Story" There are 4 banner sentiments in this set. 3 of them are usable for cards but the fourth ("So (heart) this Story") is much more appropriate for scrapbooking or mini-albums than for card making... I did use the Year Noted stamp set wherever possible and you will see that in the cards. 

I also added some select embellishments, which are listed at the bottom in my products used list.  

I ended up creating the following cards: 

One 5 x 7
Six 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 
Three 3 x 3

I finished all the insides of the cards as well. Most of the coloured cards have white insides from the leftover white cardstock. I used the leftover stickers to decorate the insides of the cards. 

A hint re wrapping twine around cards - if you want the twine to stay in place, use a small hole punch a punch a half circle where you want the twine to stay. Once the twine is wrapped around the card, the little half-hole will not show and the twine won't move. I did this on the top left card in the first photo to keep my twine where I wanted it and it works like a charm - far better than using glue dots or other adhesive to try and hold it in place! 

Now hop on over to Heather's blog to check out her fabulous creations! 

You can get your Year Noted kit (and a mini album for an extra $5) by purchasing just $50 this month. Contact me or shop online here

Products used are all Close To My Heart.

Paper: Year Noted Paper Pack
Stamps: Year Noted (in Year Noted Kit), Love This Story
Inks: Chocolate, Sorbet
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Gold Shimmer Trim, White Shimmer Trim, Sunset Chevron Washi Tape, Lagoon Hearts Washi Tape, Honey Triangle Washi Tape, Gold Polka Dot Washi Tape, Baker's Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment, Foam Tape



  1. very nice cards and great tip on the twine!

  2. Wow, that's a lot of cards and they are all beautiful!

  3. So many great cards. This kit really seems to work well with cards.

  4. Great use of the paper, and I love the tip about the the cards.

  5. Thanks for the twine tip , and for sharing your great cards.

  6. Lovely card to create, give and share.


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