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Friday, August 1, 2014

August Hearts of the West Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Hearts of the West team blog hop! If this is your first time joining us, I know you are going to love it. 
This hop features Close to my Heart consultants from all over Canada and is founded by Nancy Klein.
This month's color challenge comes from Design Seeds, and has been hand picked by Nancy.

A couple of fun facts about August: It is National Picnic Month and the flowers that represent it are the beautiful gladiolus and the poppy!  So I hope you take time to treat yourself to a picnic this month and enjoy all the glads and poppies that will be blooming!

If you came from Holly's blog then you're in the right place!  This is a circular blog hop so you can start anywhere! Just in case you should get lost - the full list will be at the bottom of this post. SO, as always ... grab your coffee, tea, or water ... relax ... and hop around with us! 

Our new Annual Inspirations Idea Book is live today, and we are very excited to introduce it to you.  If you don't have a paper copy yet, you can see it online through your local consultant's online business account.  Mine can be seen here.

My project has been made with the new paper packet - Seaside - a beautiful set of soft colours... just perfect for a New Baby card!

I made this card with a couple of SVG files I purchased from SVG Cuts and then combined together.  I wish I could share it with you, but they are copyrighted.  You can purchase them here and here though.  I re-sized the star fish, etc to fit on the box card, and then cut them all out with my Cricut Explore.

The cute little turtle surfer was an image file purchased from Stinkin Cute Cuttables.  The star fish were made out of paper scraps from the ever-so-popular (now retired) Babycakes line, and the sand dollar from Skylark (also retired now).  I glued all the images onto white card stock and cut a border around them, to give them a "softer" look that I thought was appropriate for a baby card.  Decorative embellishments that I used will be listed below.

The Box Card file from SVG Cuts, also included a quick and easy envelope that was plenty big enough to tuck my finished card into.

I loved this sweet little card when it was done, and I hope you do too!
Thank you so much for stopping by today.  


Supplies used:
CTMH Babycakes paper scrap (retired)
CTMH Skylark paper scrap (retired)
Babycakes Assortment (retired)
White Marquee Enamel Shapes (retired)
Baker's Twine (retired)
Stamped sentiment is a non CTMH product - "Hello Baby" from Flourishes

Your next stop is Jackie's Blog.

If you should get lost, here is the complete list of blogs to visit:
2. Chantal Pearson
3. Donna Thomson-Digby
4. Freya Hall Dunbar
5. Holly Young-Bowers
6. Linda Pekrul's - That's me!  :)
7. Jackie Vandaele
8. Chelsey Vorosmarty
9. Sonia Parent St Jean
10. Terry Ann Diack


  1. Love, love, love the card in a box. I tried to make one once and gave up..lol!!

  2. so darn cute!! You did a wonderful job with this. thank you for sharing!

  3. Amazing card! Love it! I would love if you would bring it to our next team event! Thanks for sharing Linda!

  4. Fun, fun, fun! Love all the patterned papers you used and the matching envelope is great!

  5. Love this card! great way to combine all the different paper collections