Monday, February 29, 2016

March HWBH Penelope

If this is the first time joining us you will love it. It features Close to My Heart Consultants from all across Canada showing you their projects. The Hearts of the West team was founded by Nancy Klein.

If you came from  Kim Loewen - you're in the right place. This is a go around blog so you can start anywhere. Just in case, the full list is at the bottom of this post.
 Grab a beverage and enjoy the hop!

This months challenge is the Penelope paper pack brought to you by Seasonal Expressions 1.

Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection
This is what you get with the Artistry collection!

Here's my project-

This project is my take on a card from the card workshop from Christine Adams. It's a 5X7  Thank You card. I cut out the mason jar with my OLD Cricut Expressions 2 and the sunshine window and flowers are cut out from my NEW Cricut Explore Air!! Its an amazing machine. 
The patterns are cut from the new Close to My Heart Artistry cartridge.
I used Crystal Blue cardstock for the base of the card. I used the polka dot pattern piece of Penelope paper for the next layer. I cut out 2 sunshine windows(that's what I call them). Pg. 42 in the Artistry booklet. One is in the Crystal Blue and the other in Honey card stock. I removed the frame from the Honey and placed it over the Crystal blue, hoping it would look like sunshine through a window??
The jar and flowers were cut from the Artistry cartridge as well, pg. 2. They were cut from the Penelope paper pack as well. I edged the jar and flowers in coordinating colors. The jar and some of the flowers are popped up with 3D foam tape. I used Pixie Thick Twine for around the top of the jar after I untwisted it into 2 separate pieces.
I stamped Thanks a bunch from the stamp set C1638, Spring Critters, onto a tag from the Penelope Complements and then attached it to some White Daisy cardstock and cut a frame around it. I attached it to the jar with 3D foam tape. The little butterfly is also from the Penelope Complements. Its a sticker so I stuck it to my hand a few times to unstick it a bit so I could make the wings bend out to look like its 3D.

Hope you enjoyed my project. If you are interested in any of the items used in my project please go to Close to My Heart and use my OBA for ordering.

Next stop is

Anna Miller- -

Donna Digby -
Kim Loewen -
Corinna Murphy -
Anna Miller -

Have a great day!!


  1. What a pretty card! Love how you distressed the flower edges.

  2. Very cute. Love the jar. I need to use this cartridge more.

  3. I keep forgetting to use this set and I like it so much. Thanks for the reminder. Nice job.

  4. Love your card, the Mason jar is cool as are the flowers. Great job.

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