Thursday, February 16, 2017

CTMH Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Fundamentals Creative Collections Blog Hop. For this hop there are over 20 bloggers sharing projects they created with the Fundamentals Creative Collections. If blog hopping is new to you, we try to keep it easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next stop. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***Darlys Recker's Crafty Happy***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

The Fundamentals Creative Collections come in four colorways to coordinate with each Exclusive Color Palettes: Whimsy, Adventure, Enchantment and Basics. You will find the Fundamentals Creative Collections on pages 14 to 31 of Annual Inspirations 2016-2017 and on pages 44 to 47 of Seasonal Expressions 1.

Our family is welcoming a baby this Spring so I decided to create this card for the parents-to-be. The gender was already revealed so it was easy to choose papers to create the card.

The card front uses three Cricut® shapes (listed below) and a Thin Cut. I heavily used the Slice feature in Cricut® Design Space for the card front and inside. My first thought was to use Whisper or Slate cardstock behind the rain drops, but they seemed too dark so I used the watercolor-type paper from the Whimsy Fundamentals.

This is how I completed the inside.

Again, I used the Slice feature a lot. I tried adding a patterned paper behind the words "Welcome" and "Sweet", but I thought it made it difficult to read. For some reason I struggled a bit with the design for this card. Finally I used Cricut® Design Space to audition many baby images, design and create my card. I hope the parents-to-be and you love the card.

Before you head to ***Paper HeARTIST Creations by Tamytha Jenkins***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Online Business Address.

Before you leave I would be delighted if you left me a comment letting me know what you think of my project. So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Paper HeARTIST Creations by Tamytha Jenkins***.

I hope you are finding many ideas for using the Fundamentals available from Close To My Heart. Thanks for hopping with us!


  1. This is a great baby card, the polka dot outfit is so darn cute!

  2. I love the love paper for a baby card.

  3. Great card. I like how you used the love paper.

  4. Adorable card, love the pop and twist! Yes, the parents-to-be will love this card and I do, too


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