Thursday 25 January 2018

AWH Team - January Blog Hop - Occasions Catalogue

Hello crafting friends, it's so good to be back from a long and restful break over Christmas and the New Year celebrations. I hope everyone had a lovely time with their loved ones and friends and that 2018 will be a happy & healthy one for us all.

Tonight the Art With Heart team are sharing creative projects using products from the Occasions Catalogue, which is current through to May 31st. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today (along with the Sale-A-Bration brochure).
Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team. Just ask any of the girls on the hop!

The project I'm sharing tonight is one that I created for my first class of the new year. I just had to make something with the gorgeous Petal Passion suite of products. Black & White may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you really have to love everything about this suite I think. From the stamp set to the DSP and dies to the embossing folders and embellishments, it is all truly beautiful. Another fantastic thing about this suite is that some of the designs in the DSP are just outline images that you can colour with our fabulous Stampin' Blends! That's a definite winner, don't you agree? 😊

Gable Box and matching card & envelope.

The card is a fun fold design featuring the gorgeous little bird as the focal image. I used Basic Black and Whisper White for the cardstock, along with Smoky Slate as this matched the silver in the Gable Box quite nicely. Some Black Shimmer ribbon made into a bow and Silver Metallic thread to represent a nest, softens the monochrome look.

On opening the flap, a sweet flower die-cut image is revealed. 

The open lacework die-cut was just the right element to add to the side of the card. And there's plenty of room inside to write your message. The addition of the scalloped circle hides the back of the tab.

Don't forget to pretty up your envelopes too, by adding some DSP to the back flap and a stamped image on the front.

I cut the DSP a 1/4" smaller for the front, back and side panels to cover the sweet little Mini Gable Box.
  Note: The Black Rhinestone Jewels are a retired product, however, our Basic Rhinestones can be coloured with a black sharpie marker.

Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about this project, I'd be happy to answer them for you. 😊

Now it's time to hop on over to the blog of our next participant, the very talented Tina Gillespie.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Ros Davidson 

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty 😘


  1. What a clever card Caroline, I love how you have the shorter fold with the flap across the top, very creative!

    1. Thank you Kate. I was inspired by Dawn Griffith's YouTube video on a fun fold flap design.

  2. This is so clever! I love how it opens, and that shimmery ribbon is so lovely!

  3. Very clever. Black, white and silver is a fantastic combination.

  4. Oh I love your card and how it opens I will have to try that! Your colour combination is just striking!

  5. Caroline, just love your black & white theme, gorgeous card and box. xx

  6. Sometimes you just can't beat the drama of black and white. The card and box are fantastic.

  7. Just beautiful Caroline. That's a very nifty card design. Love the folding circle enclosure. Thanks for taking part in the Art with Heart Team Blog Hop.


In line with new Data Protection Legislation (GDPR), by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.

Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it.