Sunday, November 3, 2013

My Favorite Things Blog Hop: Sparkle & Shine paper!

Hello, and welcome to the "My Favorite Things" blog hop: Holiday Gift Guide edition! Some of my Playing With Paper team is here to share our favorite product(s) from the new Holidays from the Heart gift guide from Close to my Heart. It's a mini holiday version of our Idea Book, and it has some fab new products!

One of my favorites is the new paper pack, called Sparkle and Shine. I've been into simple lately, because I have limited crafty time. I was able to whip these 2 CAS cards up one day during Kailyn's nap. (Which is a feat, because her naps are short these days!) Both cards are the same design but slightly different.

I was inspired by THIS fall card by Karen at The Bald Dragonfly (found via Pinterest). I used the Scandinavian Wishes stamp set for all stamping, which was October's stamp of the month.

I like this first card the best. The skinny strip was plain cardstock and I stamped the long and skinny stamp from the set onto it. I fussy-cut the bird. It has legs on the stamp, but I didn't bother cutting them out and I think it looks just fine!

   The bird adds a little dimension...he's on a foam square.

The second card uses the zip strip from one of the patterned papers. All of CTMH paper has an extra 1/4" of useable paper on each patterned sheet...there's a fun design on one side and the paper pack info on the other. The other difference with this card is that I inked around the edges of all the paper for some extra pop. I'm not sure if I like it better with or without the ink...I like it both ways. (If I were to do this second card over I'd make the white piece a little's bugging me now.)

Now head on over to Norhalma's blog...she's always got something beautiful to share!

You can order the beautiful Sparkle and Shine paper now (it actually has SILVER in the paper...not's shiny!) There are lots more great Christmas stamps AND all-occasion stamps as well!

View the Holiday Gift Guide >


Rachel from Redeeming Her said...

Hey Jayma! It's fun to see what you can create on those mini-mama breaks. Hope you are doing well and sneaking in your own naps too:)

Kigz said...

I was going to say that too! I am always so excited to see your posts because it means you are getting crafty time. ;) Simply beautiful cards, Jayma.

Norhalma said...

So fresh and clean. You know how I love simple designs and this is really pretty :) Thanks for sharing, Jayma!