Friday, February 5, 2021

Blossom Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blossom Blog Hop!

This blog hop focuses on the products from the Blossom collection - there is a paper pack, two stamp sets (one with thin cuts) and some coordinating cardstock available.  

You should have arrived here from Brenda Lapp's blog. If you get lost along the way, a list of all participants can be found on Melinda Everitt's blog

I have two projects to share - the first is a card and the second is a layout. 

This card is very easy to create - it folds over itself and opens up to a 12" length. I used the Shower Flowers stamp set to stamp and fussy cut the flowers and greenery for the front. A sentiment was stamped and added to the front and the back panel was also stamped as part of it is visible when the card is closed. I added a few Stickles dots around the sentiment area and some Silver Glitter Gems that were coloured to match the front. 

This layout is a very different style for me... I rarely use water colours but I pulled those out and created a background using the same colours as in the Blossom paper pack. I simply painted strips of colour along the centre of the cardstock and then splattered some paint around the rest of the layout. That piece was trimmed and placed on an angle on a piece of Lagoon cardstock. I surrounded the photo of my dog with a Lagoon frame and added some of the zip strips along the bottom. I typed the journaling and printed it on one of the Blossom papers. The title was stamped in a Cricut cut banner. The little hearts were stamped - some on patterned paper and some on white cardsock so they could be coloured. They were spread around the layout and some tiny hearts were also stamped. Finally, I added some sparkles that were also coloured. A black journaling pen was used to draw a border around the layout. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects. 

The next visit on this hop is Lauren Moore's blog. I am sure she has something terrific to share with you! 

Products used are all Close To My Heart: 

Paper: Blossom Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Nectarine Cardstock 

Stamps: Shower Flowers, Happiness Lives Here, Jennifer's Hand, Wishing You Everything 

Inks: Lagoon, Nectarine, Smoothie, Glacier, Green Apple, Intense Black 

Accessories: Artbooking Cartridge, Artistry Cartridge, Wishing You Everything Thin Cuts, Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts, Watercolour Paints, Glacier Twine, Silver Glitter Gems, Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, Tri-Blend Markers, White Shimmer Trim, Mint Stickles, Black Journaling Pen




  1. Your card is great, but your layout is FABULOUS! Love, love, LOVE it!!

  2. I love both the card and layout. They are both so beautiful and fun.

  3. Oh my goodness! Fabulous creations. I love the unique folds on the cards and I also love all of the details on the layout of your dog!

  4. Love both of your projects. Your experiment with watercolors on your layout is very effective.

  5. Fabulous card! Love the folds and the layers, doodle, and details. Adorable layout!

  6. Love both of your projects! Great job on the LO!

  7. WOW Alyson! I love your card and then I saw your layout!! Fantastic!! I love the watercolor to create a background. I am inspired.

  8. Love both projects, Alyson. The fun fold card is very nicely done. Mika's layout is as pretty as she is and the water coloring looks great. XOX

  9. Wow! The water coloring give your layout a totally different look than the papers alone.


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