Thursday 28 March 2013

Color My Heart #36--Claire Colors

Welcome to another gorgeous color palette from Color My Heart!  This week's challenge colours include:
These colours are featured in the CTMH Claire paper pack, which I just happened to purchase, making it VERY easy to create a set of notecards for my sister's birthday next month.
Here's the complete set; I made two of each:

I admit to using some sketches (and one outright COPY, never mind CASE!) for the card designs.
The first one is a variation on a card created by Jennifer McGuire for the Online Card Classes' Pattern Play.  Rounding the opposite corners of simple paper rectangles gives them such an organic look! This card features stamps from the set included in the Claire Workshop-on-the-Go, and some pink and red sparkle gems.

This second card is taken directly from the Spring & Summer Idea book (CTMH catalogue). Lots of ink and sand-paper distressing result in a softer look. The sentiment stamps are from Paper Smooches' Good Gab. Love the funky font!

The third card uses an older "Deconstructed sketch" from Jen Schults:

I was able to use the Hollyhock zipper trim for the scalloped element on this design. I used Liquid Glass to glue it down and some Fray-check on the cut edges to prevent it from unravelling.

The current sketch at  CAS(E) this sketch was used for the final card. I'll be linking this one up to CTS #21:
 I used a notebook die and coordinating stamp from Lil'Inker for the sentiment block and letters cut using the font from the Cricut Artiste cartridge. The fun chevron-striped ribbon in Outdoor Denim lent itself very well for the vertical flag on the sketch.

All of the flowers on these cards were stamped using the CTMH set Girls Rock. I LOVE the 70's feel to those blossoms--flowah-powah!

Time to check out what the other crafty gals at Color My Heart have done with these colours! Click HERE to visit the blog. We hope you'll link up your creations, using colours from your stash, and share them with us this week.


{Personal anecdote} So I keep inviting my younger sister (she lives in town) for crafting evenings, card workshops, etc and she keeps turning me down. Just before Christmas, she called me up to ask for crafty help in making a secret-Santa gift for a co-worker. I helped her create a set of 6 notecards. She totally enjoyed it, and said she kept looking at them in wonder that she had made something so lovely, and wondering if she could just keep them? She also said, "If I had all those craft supplies, I'd make notecards as gifts for everyone I know..." So I took the hint!  Now just have to make a colour-themed birthday card and I'm all set.

Happy Easter to you all! Hope the long weekend includes some fresh air, but also some crafty time!

Cardstock: Colonial White, Cashemere, Champagne, Hollyhock, Sunset & Outdoor Denim, CTMH 
Patterned Paper: Claire, CTMH
Inks:  Champagne, Cashmere, Hollyhock, Outdoor Denim & Sunset, CTMH
Sparkle gems in Pink, Blue, CTMH; Orange, American Crafts
Fibres: chevron ribbon, natural hemp, zipper trim, CTMH; Melon twine from The Twinery
Cricut Artiste cartridge, CTMH
Notebook die & stamp, Lil'Inker.


  1. Fantastic assortment of cards, Caroline! You really outdid yourself here. You managed to place a special element or design on each of these cards and I honestly can't pick a favorite! I may CASE them all!

    :) Marie

  2. Wow! Love this full set. Your sister is going to be so grateful. I started a notecard gift tradition with my mother for her birthday. Presents for her were getting harder and harder until I hit on making her a set of cards. She loves it, and I don't have to sweat over what to get for her. Perfect!!

  3. Love the bold pink letters and the way you've placed them gives this card a really fun feel! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  4. Your cards are outstanding, Caroline! I especially love the notebook paper on the last one. Don't you love that retro feel?

  5. Lovely set of cards and use of a variety of patterns. Makes a wonderful gift set and workshop offering. Great job!

  6. What a gorgeous collection of bright and cheery cards! I especially love the big "HI" on the last one! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  7. WOW! Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I can't decide which one I like the best so I guess I will have to case them all. Love your work.
    I also want to let you know that you are the winner of my random drawing for pocket card on the Go Green Week at my blog. If you go to my blog and click on the shopping button you can go to my e-mail and send me your address so I can send you the card and the money folding pattern. Thank you for playing along with March Madness.

  8. What a beautiful set of cards! I love the colors and patterns of these paper. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

  9. I love every one of these! Fantastic job CASE-ing...I {heart} Jennifer McGuire!!! Let's see...the hollyhock zipper is so cute like that, I adore the "hi" with the flower dot, and those flowers are fantastic! :)

  10. Great cards... I love what you did with Jennifer's inspiration and the others are gorgeous too!! Soooo cool you are slowly infecting Moo with the bug!! I cannot wait for the three of us to spend some happy afternoons scrapping/carding together!

    xox, Muggie

  11. These are all fabulous! I love these colors with the navy...gorgeous!


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