Woo hoo, today is definitely a day for any crafter to celebrate. Close To My Heart have done it again with another amazing annual book, chocka full of beautiful products to inspire, guide and ease you along in any crafting journey.
The book is full of beautiful papers, fabulous stamp sets, amazing bling, embellishments, and some pretty useful tools. BUT, I’m sure it’s the pretty stuff you want to see first right?!
So without further ado, here’s a few highlights;
There are some core paper suites, designed to suit the memories we scrapbook the most.
This is a beautiful paper suite (X8033S), with bright (but not primary) colours, that’s a combination of pretty florals, with co-ordinating patterns. The sticker sheet has a great variety of stickers, perfect for embellishment clusters and titles. Add on the Flower Shoppe Embellishments (X8033D) with more beautiful titles, intricately cut flower dies, and some great tabs. You can extend how you use this also with co-ordinating cardstock, and stamp sets.
Use Celebrating You (X8032S) to truly add the feel of the party to your pages. Alongside the gorgeous colour palette, the sticker sheets have foil accents, which really enhances that ‘special’ feeling for your special events. If you feel you can’t have too much bling, then you definitely NEED the embellishment pack, with an assortment of white acrylic shapes, silver and sapphire glitter titles and accents.
The Four Seasons range is a well thought out product suite. Each season has it’s own colour palette, and co-ordinating sticker sheet. The sticker sheet for each of the palettes has the same range of stickers, just individualised colours. This is going to make it really easy to use and re-create layouts that are similar, but different! Lol, does that make sense. You’ll have to keep checking back for me to share how I intend to do this!
All of these paper suites are supported with a fabulous range of stamp sets, with artwork throughout the book combining the papers and stamp sets.
Thin / Die Cuts
There is a great range of new thin cuts to swoon over, so I’m just sharing a couple of my absolute favourites here.
New Alphabet Stamp Sets
Alphabets were my first stamping investment. I love how a good font can transform a simple layout. There are some great new fonts in the book, but here’s a couple of my favourites. The Moxie is super fantastic, as you have the option of co-ordinating thin cuts.
For something really new, check out the new Irresistible Alphabet Stickers – you can colour these to suit your project, and when you do, the in-built pattern comes to life. How cool is that?!
Alongside the alphabets, you can also buy cardstock like this.
It doesn’t look so impressive does it? But add a touch of colour to it and it’s transformed.
I created a bunch of cards using the Flower Shoppe papers, and a simple accent strip from the Irrisistibles.
You can see it doesn’t take much to add a fabulous accent touch.
So there’s a quick look at some of my favourites. I’ll come back soon and share a few more. If you’d like your own hard copy of the book (online is never quite the same is it?!), just send me a message.