Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Year Noted - National Paper Crafting Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our special edition Blog Hop featuring products from our National Paper Crafting Month Kit "Year Noted"

If you have come here from Brenda's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog

This month we have 23 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the National Papercrafting Month kit and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

"Year Noted"

I created this Kraft Mini Book to celebrate National Papercrafting Month with Close To My Heart.  We have all been invited to create something that can help reflect on our accomplishments and memories of the past year and journal our goals for the new year.  For this project, I will not be sharing  step-by-step directions, however, I will be sharing pages from my mini book that showcase how the products included in the kit can be used to make your "Year Noted" book.

Cover Page
Use the Black StazOn Ink Pad to stamp images on the gold foil sticker
Add layers and use the label strip from the patterned paper
Use Desert Sand Ink Pad and a sponge dauber to add some color to the mini book cover

Use a journaling pen to add borders to your page

Add sentiments and images to bottom of page
Add stickers at the top corners, this leaves plenty of room to add photos, journal or memorabilias

Trim a piece of the Gold Foil sticker sheet and use as a border
Add twine or ribbon to embellish the page

Stamp images on White Daisy Card stock, cut and add to create a 3D embellishment
Use Ink Pads to add color to white twine
Use sponge dauber and ink pad to add color to the edges of the page

Tone on tone stamping
Add gold foil stickers to create dimensions

Use embossing folders and stamps to create a background pattern
Close To My Heart card stocks have a white core, use a sanding block to add texture and showcase the core
Back Cover Page
Use the negative space of the gold foil stickers (use transfer paper to keep shape intact)

Tools:  Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Acrylic Blocks, Craft Heater, Big Shot or Cuttlebug Machine

Stamps: Year > > Noted National Papercrafting Month (C1618)

CTMH Products Used:
  • Year > > Noted National Papercrafting Month Kit
  • Lagoon Ink Pad (Z2195
  • Sunset Ink Pad (Z2191
  • Desert Sand Ink Pad (Z2118)
  • Black Ink Pad (Z2105)
  • Black StaZon Ink Pad (Z888)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (Z891)
  • Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066)
  • Marvy Uchida "Le Pen" Journaling Pen (Z1979)
  • Heart Embossing Folder (Z3018)
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)

Other Products Used:
  • Viva Perle - Pen
  • Uniball Signo Pigment White Pen
  • Carnival Gold Alpha Small (EK Success Sticko) 
Here's another project I created using the left over pieces from my "Year Noted" Kit
Thank You Card

Use Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder to create the embossed stamp image
Use Pearl or Viva Perlen Pen to add an embellishment on the gold ribbon

Use Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder to create the embossed stamp image

Now "Hop" on over to Pam's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Remember,  the National Papercrafting Month Year Noted Kit is only available until January 31, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to order your Close To My Heart products.

Happy Crafting! 



  1. Adorable doesn't seem to say how wonderful I think your mini album and thank you card are. The heat embossing on your card is so beautifully done that at first I thought it was stickers.

  2. Super cute album!! Love the page with the embossed hearts and faves stamped in between. And your Thank you card is so lovely!

  3. I love the embossed and stamped page as well = this is wonderful!

  4. My fave page in your mini album is the embossed hearts with the words stamped for the background, super cute idea. Fun card, I like the gold embossing, looks great

  5. That embossing page is amazing, and I love your banner over the striped paper too!

  6. What a great job, Love, love the heart and forever page.

  7. LOVE that faves pocket card with the embossed hearts!!!!

  8. Lovely mini album. I love the addition of the pixie twine too!

  9. Love your mini album...my favourite page is the embossed hearts with the word faves stamped randomly. Great card as well.

  10. Oh my, I love the pages that you created for your mini album! My favorites are the ones with the mini banner and the embossed hearts. How precious!