Sunday, January 29, 2012

Spring 2012 Idea Book New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop! Over 25 Fabulous Close to My Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book by giving you a Sneak Peek of some of the great products available in the new Idea Book starting February 1st!

If you have come from Casandra Bennett's Blog in are on the right path.  I have to say I am so in love with the new papers and products in this catalog.  It was hard to choose which one to use for the hop.  I decided to go with Lucy..I mean who doesn't Love Lucy...sorry couldn't help myself;)

When each new catalog comes out I make new desk accessories for my scissors, glue, pens, etc that I use in my workshops.  Here's is what I made using the new Lucy paper pack:

The items I used are:
X7149B Lucy Paper Pack
Z1732 Color-ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
Z1336 Pearl Opaque Adhesive Gems
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Stamp Pad
Z2125 Grey Wool Stamp Pad
1 empty Green Giant corn can
1 empty Kirkland canned chicken can

I used the Color-ready Seam Binding and colored it with Sweet Leaf then folded it to make the leaves.  The flowers were distressed with Grey Wool ink.
Now hop on over to Nicole Griggs's Blog  see what amazing artwork she has created. 

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets!

Remember, the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book goes LIVE on February 1st!


  1. Jean, what an adorable idea for recycling those cans!! Nice to have a TomBow holder!!

  2. I've been wanting a new pencil holder for my desk. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Lovin' this seam binding Jean...and what a great way to use those cans :)

  4. I love your idea to make the cans so that they can hold supplies at your workshops! These turned out beautiful! I love the ribbon loop "leaves" too!

  5. Very creative project and perfect for your workshops. Love your use of the seam binding too.

  6. Very cute idea! gotta get some of that ribbon!

  7. Great use of the 3 R's and such a beautiful way to do so!

  8. What a great idea! I think I may have to do this too - love that you have new papers, projects to show off and they are useful too!

  9. Your flowers are pretty! I'm just LOVING that seam binding ribbon! What a great idea!

  10. Love your idea! Lucy was not one of my favorites...but I LOVE what you did with these papers and colors! :)

  11. So NEAT Jean!! Guess I need to start saving my canned chicken cans now, lol. THANKS for inspiring me with your beautiful creations! :)

  12. Adorable idea! Love the recycled cans for your supplies, too! :)
    ~Doreen at