Monday, October 25, 2010

Cosmo Cricket Week

Hi, it's Diane and I am excited to tell you about a new feature on the Creative Charms blog.  This week several Design Team members will be sharing projects that we made combining Creative Charms with Cosmo Cricket paper lines.  Each month we will feature different paper lines and show you how they work with Creative Charms embellishments.  I was sent papers, chipboard and stickers from the Cosmo Cricket "DeLovely" line for this month.

The DeLovely papers are bright and cheerful in shades of pink, yellow, green and teal blue.  As a Cole Porter fan, I enjoyed the clever way each paper has a "De" name.

The papers are all two sided and there is a reminder to look at the other side printed along the bottom of each sheet!  It is sometimes difficult to choose between the two sides but if you are making cards you can use both (or just buy more paper...).

I had a lot of fun looking through my Creative Charms stash for items to compliment the papers - it was great to find some near perfect matches.  For today's cards I did not use the Cricut - just the papers and embellishments and some solid colored cardstock for the card bases.  All of the cards I made are A2 size.

One of the paper in the collection has borders and another has elements that can be cut up for sentiments and titles.  "Capture the Moment" works perfectly with these green butterfly brads from the 3D Sparkly Garden Brads set.

The butterfly color matches the brighter green used in many of the papers in the line.  They also work with this sentiment particularly well - reminding us to enjoy the special moments in our days (when we see something lovely like a butterfly).

For the next card  I used a few more paper elements along with this adorable turtle chipboard sticker.  I smile every time I look at the turtle!

The flower element has these cute faces but I didn't want so many faces on the card so I used some Pure Blossom flower gems, along with flowers from the Seasonal Medleys and Gradient Gem Stickers for the centers.

The blinged out flowers add a  lot of sparkle to the card.

This simple card combines the stylized rose chipboard stickers with the coordinating paper and a sticker from the collection.  A few Gradient Gem Stickers added to the roses and the points of the label add interest and sparkle.

I layered the chipboard stickers to create more dimension and interest.

The little bird on this paper element has a sweet expression and the sentiment is yet another echo of the "lovely"' theme.

I added some daisies from the Seasonal Medleys and placed a large gradient gem sticker on the yellow centers for more sparkle.

Clear gem sticker centers on two sparkle buttons that I had left from the September Deal of the Month (girl) highlight the large flowers in the background paper at the top of the card.

For the next card, I cut off a section of three circles from one of the border strips and added a pink flower from the Groovy Petal Medley to the center circle.

For the top and bottom circles I added a flower brad (also left from my September Deal of the Month package).

A small gradient gem sticker in the center of each flower adds more interest.

More small gradient gem stickers in alternating shades of pink balance the sparkle on both sides of the card.

This cute caterpillar would put a smile on anyone's face.  It is fun to work with so many different paper patterns and find that you almost can't go wrong as you combine them in your projects.

I used the "Bloom" element and added some more flower brads and gem stickers.

Finally, here are two medallion cards that are enhanced with a gem brad and gem stickers.  The medallions are punched with the Martha Stewart "Cherish" Punch Around the Page set.

I hope you enjoyed these simple cards.  I had a great time just trying different paper and embellishment combinations and I know that I can make many more cards (and some other projects) with this collection.  I'll be posting these soon on my personal blog, Capadia Designs.


KSD Creations said...

They are all "de" lovely. TFS

CraftyGirl said...

I just found your blog today and I LOVE it!! I love all the darling little charms and the card inspirations!! I am new to card making so I am sure I will be back to get many more ideas!!
barb :)

Luv 2 Create said...

Love how the charms match so nicely with all of the DeLovely paper line. Which ever Michaels that you are shopping at, it makes me green with envy. Our Michaels (we have several) never carry the MS punches you keep bringing to our attention. Now I have to go on line and check yet another one out. TFS I love it. Enjoy your visit.

Katie said...

These cards are so cute. ( and thanks for stopping by my blog too...don't ya just love the blog world!)

K Andrew said...

How DE-LICIOUS and yummy! This paper line is gorgeous--I'm off to find this paper line and grab it!
I absolutely ADORE the way you used the gems and flowers from Creative Charms--they really complimented the paper line beautifully. OH I bet you had soooo much fun when you opened your mailbox and saw this line!


Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

DeLightfully charming cards! Love the bold, bright colors and how well Creative Charms add to these cards...great job!

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

Wonderful cards - just love this the Cosmo Cricket & how you made it even better with Creative Charms.

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