Sunday, February 28, 2016

SWAA March Blog Hop - Focus on Penelope and/or Boxes

Welcome to our Blog Hop!  I am featuring Close To My Heart's "Penelope" paper pack.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. 

You may have just come here from Aggie Peters' blog.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

I love the way this paper pack has 10 different patterned papers plus two "Picture My Life" sheets with nine more patterned 4" x 3" or 4" x 6" cards ready to cut out for pocket or regular scrapbook pages or cards.  On one side these cards are oriented vertically and on the other side horizontally.

My cards were inspired by the month of March! Green is coming soon in this brown and gray world around many of us!  The card base was cut out using Cricut Artfully Sent. I loved the curved front! I also wanted to use the Operation Smile stamp set, "Animal Greetings," so I included a small trimmed circle of gold glitter paper to anchor the tiny alligator chosen because he's also green. He's standing on a bow tied from Fern Thick Twine.  I used gold shimmer trim to easily edge the bottom of the inside.

My second card was embellished with a bow and glittery hearts from the Pear Fundamental Assortment.

I added four of the hearts inside the card to highlight the cut-out shamrock. You can see the shine of the gold embossed design on the bow here:

I shared three cards earlier this month using the Penelope paper. You can read the details about how I made them here. Come back throughout this month to see the other Penelope projects I'll continue to share here.

Thank you for visiting!  Now you're ready to move on to  Sheila's blog to see what delightful project she's prepared for you.

I'm sharing my second "green shine" card with the following challenges:

Creative Knockouts #130 - Go Green
D.L.Art Thankful Thursday #175 - Frogs and/or use the color green


Melissa Robinson said...

Ha! That is FUN and CUTE!

Melinda Everitt said...

Ooh! A St. Patrick's Day card!! Love them both. I love the gator as well!

Cat Nowak said...

Great cards! Love the St. Patrick's day cards.

Unknown said...

The St Patrick's day card with the bow is awesome! I really have to try the bow on a card soon.

Kimberly Williams said...
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Kimberly Williams said...

Love your reverse shamrock images, very clever!

Lori Kobular said...

Love your Saint Patrick's Day card! Especially those little green hearts and that beautiful bow! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge !

katieo said...

Fun cards. I love how you used the shamrocks and the touches of gold. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART-DTmember