Sunday, 10 August 2014

August Team Brae-er's Blog Hop

Welcome to our August Team Brae-er Blog Hop that focuses on our Favourite New items form our Annual inspirations idea book.   You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets, patterned paper, inks, embellishments and more from the Close To My Heart New Annual Inspirations idea book. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, kindly contact your local consultant to place an order.

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers.... whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow our team's blogs, then please start at the beginning and join Brae at If you came from Heathers's blog of  then you are in the right place! 

I have been a Close to My heart Consultant for one month and this is my first Blog Hop.  I am very excited to share my artwork with you.  I have fell in Love with the new Cut Above Card Kits, it gives you all the paper supplies to make 10 beautiful cards for $10.95 cnd. 
Cut Above Happy Birthday Card Kit Item Number: Z2061
 I recently hosted a Card Night with some girlfriends and we loved how easy these cards were to put together and that looked so amazing in the end.  I took several of the New stamp sets out to be used on the cards so that they could have cards that suited the occasions that they needed them for. This inspired me to reinvent the pre-designed cards ever so slightly to give the kit some uniqueness. Here is what I came up with. 

Here is how the card is shown on the kit packaging I used Juniper Exclusive Ink and the "You mean the world to Me " B1467 Stamp Set. 

Next I turned the card on its side and stamped with the "Your Own Kind Of Wonderful" D1627 stamp set.
I also added some colour with the the blue ShinHan twin touch marker. These new markers are one of my absolute favourite new products.  We have 24 great different colours. 
With this card I layered the strips and used the  "Your Own Kind Of Wonderful" D1627 stamp set again and added some stamping in the card as well. I just love the butterflies these were stamped with the 1x1 block.

 With this last card I completely mixed it up I trimmed the frame in half and then trimmed the blue striped piece so it appeared to be running the full length of the card. Finally I trimmed the yellow piece so it looked like a flag.  I used the November stamp of the Month in Cocoa & Juniper, a little perk of being a consultant.
I hope that you are enjoying the Blog Hop and that you will try the new Cut Above kits. 
Your next stop on the Team Braer Hop is Michelle of

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Brae's blog at, as she has the complete blog list.
Enjoy! Jess

Bellow are the products that I used and can be found on mine or your local consultants website. 


  1. Love the variations on the card kit, thank you for sharing.

  2. I just ordered one of these.Nice work on the cards.

  3. Love your artwork on the outside and inside of the cards - who doesn't love the butterfly images you incorporated. Such soft colours and images.

  4. Love the variation of these cards! I have mine on their way to me- cannot wait to play with them!

  5. This is just fabulous, I love that you showed the flexibility with the card kits. That you don't have to use the intended design. Great work.

  6. Love that you demonstrated other options with this card kit - many won't see that unless it is shown to them! Congratulations and welcome to the blog hop! Well done!

  7. So creative! I sometimes have a hard time thinking beyond the instructions. Beautiful!

  8. Great adaptations. I especially love the last one!

  9. so cute! I too love the last one best! Welcome to the blog hop and the team.