Cross Canada Hop: Cardstock Fun!

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Welcome to our February Blog Hop featuring Cardstock Creations. I’m back participating in this fabulous hop!  To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, contact your local consultant to place an order.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you want to follow us across Canada then please start at the beginning at Michelle’s blog.  If you came from Arlene’s Creative Space, then you are in the right place!  If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle’s Blog as she has the complete blog list.

I had to create a project for my Stamp of the Month class so thought it would be fun to do a cardstock-only layout.  If you get my newsletter, you’ve already seen this layout.  I decided to go back to an oldie but goodie pattern book, Reflections, which is full of single page layout patterns.  I used the one called “Title Topper-Pieced Together.”

Cross Canada Hop: Feb/16 SOTM layout by Krista Ritskes #simplycreating

This photo was taken at Nathaniel’s 5th birthday party.  I plan to do a second page to match this one and Reflections lists a bunch that will go with it.  I used a lot of different things on this layout.  I stamped and trimmed all the animals from the February Stamp of the Month.  I dry embossed and then sanded the top pieces of paper.  I also sanded the surface and edges of the two big pieces on the bottom as well as the edges of the photo.  I also stamped some sentiments from the stamp set around the Topiary piece to create a frame.  Then I added some doodled lines, a Cricut cut and embellishments.  Scroll to the bottom of my post to see my list of supplies.  Here are a couple close ups.

Cross Canada Hop: Feb/16 SOTM layout by Krista Ritskes close up 1 #simplycreating Cross Canada Hop: Feb/16 SOTM layout by Krista Ritskes close up 2 #simplycreating

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Brae. Hop on over and check out what she’s created.

Supplies Used:
Reflections How-To Program
February Stamp of the Month,Balloon Animals
Topiary, Pacifica, Canary, and White Daisy cardstock
Topiary, Pacifica, and Canary ink
Confetti Embossing Folder
Clear Sparkles
Green Triangles Enamel & Glitter Duos
Artistry Cricut Collection
Marvy Uchida Le Pen Journaling Pen
Sanding Kit
Non-Stick Microtip Scissors
3-D Foam Tape

Thanks for hopping along with us – we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.  Happy Creating!

4 Responses

  1. Carol Taggio

    Great colours and use of texture

  2. Fabulously fun layout….the colors are awesome….it really pops with the photos.

  3. Cheryl Simpson

    I love your layout. Great job, great colours.

  4. Great layout! Love the stamping around the mat and the embossed panels at the top.