Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Paper Trail Blog Hop

It's August and that means a new Close to My Heart idea book and a bit of variety on the Paper Trail. If you've arrived here from Amy's blog you're on the right track. If this is your first stop, don't worry. This hop is circular!

Even though we still have a month of summer vacation left in our part of the country, the new Scholastic paper pack has me thinking about school. I created a couple of cards using this paper and patterns from the new Make it from your Heart book!

The library pocket paper seemed perfect for a bookmark!

I like the combination bold patterns and more muted ones in this pack. A few embellishments round out simple cards.

The bold book pattern made this card a snap. The library pocket pattern was a fun place for a sentiment from the July stamp of the month.

The bold letter and number pattern contrasts with other patterns in this simple card.

I really enjoyed creating with the new Make it from Your Heart book! The patterns are easy to follow. The cutting guides are clear. There is artwork for each pattern - sometimes two different examples. I like seeing more than one way of using the patterns. I also really like that this book includes double page layouts, single page layouts and cards in one place!

Thanks for stopping by. Please continue on to Karen's blog to see what she has created this month. I hope you'll stop back soon!


  1. AWESOME! Love the diversity of the paper.

  2. Wonderful for back to school! I need to do something like this for my teaching team members before we start up. What inspiration you are!

  3. Beautiful cards! Don't you just love the new "Make it from your Heart" Book?