Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Besotted with Dotty

It's here! My "advance" pack of Dotty For You papers has arrived! I love these papers! There are fun, colourful patterns on one side and beautiful dotty prints on the reverse. I'm a huge fan of Bo Bunny's Dot-to-Dot papers, and these dotty papers from Close To My Heart are just like them--but they come in CTMH's co-ordinating colours!!

Check out this Thank You card made with Dotty For You papers. I followed the Pretty Simple pattern from the Originals card confidence program and used Lagoon ink. Here's how you can make this card:
Make a 4" x 5 1/2" card base. Trim 2" x 4" blue and green fronds Dotty For You patterned paper. Trim 2" square and 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip from green Dotty For You dots paper. Ink edges of all pieces with Chocolate distress ink. Stamp sentiment on 2" square. Stamp flower image on 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip. Adhere blue and green fronds paper to card face, about 1" from top. Adhere 2" square on top of blue and green fronds paper, about 1/2" from the right side. Adhere green dots strip to bottom right of card. Trim 4" piece of blue and green grossgrain ribbon and adhere to card. Poke holes for brads at either end of ribbon and add Chocolate mini-brads. Poke 3 holes next to stamped image on bottom right strip and add 3 chocolate brads.

Pretty and Simple!

I also used the Dotty For You papers to create this little gift card--which will look great on my Mom's Mother's Day gift! This card is featured on page 108 of the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book. To create this card follow these instructions: Make a 3" square card base. Trim a 2" x 3" piece from the tags Dotty For You patterned paper. Stamp the dotted frame from the Crafted with Love Stamp set in Lagoon ink. Using a waterbrush, colour the open space in the centre of the stamp with Goldrush ink. Cut out image and trim the left quarter of image in a straight line. Trim a 1/2" x 2" piece of cardstock (same colour as the base) and stamp "just for you" sentiment in Goldrush ink. Trim ends like a pennant. Ink edges of all pieces. Adhere tags patterned paper to centre of card. Draw stitches down each side of patterned paper. Adhere dotted frame to tags patterned paper, about 1/3 up from the bottom. Adhere "just for you" banner over centre of frame. Draw 2 circles on either side of sentiment.

You could easily dress up this mini-card even more by using embroidery floss and stitching and using mini-brads or gems on the banner. You could even add a little dimension by popping up the frame or banner with adhesive foam.

Keep watching my blog over the next few weeks for more projects using the Dotty For You paper pack.

If you would like to get your own Dotty For You paper pack, here's how:
  • Place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, and add the Dotty for You paper packet for just $5*.
  • Host a Gathering with a sales total of $400 or more (excluding tax, shipping/handling, and Operation Smile® donations) between April 17 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
  • Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant between April 1 and May 31 and receive a Dotty for You paper packet FREE.
Happy Scrapping!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you have take the plunge and started using the Dotty papers.