Monday, April 15, 2013

Workshops On The Go

Did you know that Close to My Heart has kits?  Well we do! There are Scrapbooking Workshop On the Go (WOTG) kits for each new paper pack featured in the current Idea Book and some of the new papers feature an exclusive Card WOTG.

In addition to the papers and cards/envelopes needed to create the WOTG project, there are a few things that make the WOTG kits special:
  1. a coordinating and exclusive stamp set that is only available with that kit
  2. easy-to-follow directions, printed in color that include all cuts, stamping & assembly
  3. two coordinating accessories (i.e. ribbon, buttons, sparkles/gems, etc.)
    • sometimes one or both are only available with that specific WOTG
The WOTG are great projects that can be created as shown or they allow you creative freedom to alter as you feel inspired. One of my favorites from the latest Idea Book is the Chantilly Card WOTG.  It's one of the cutest and vibrant papers CTMH has released and provides a lot of versatility.  The WOTG featured 3 cards and provided supplies to create a total of 15 cards (5 of each style).  I was also able to create a couple extra cards from my scraps.

Note: some of the basic tools used in every day crafting, such as paper trimmer, stamp pads, stamp blocks, scissors, adhesive, and other tools, are needed to complete the WOTG's.

To change it up, I created one of the cards per the instructions and then had fun with the others & added in some bling:

The top card is the WOTG as directed - the others are my variation and inspiration based on the paper and colors.  Like I said before, this paper provides versatility and a lot of that has to do with all the amazing colors it showcases.

The card on the left is the WOTG card; the other four are altered by me.  I enjoyed using the Exclusive Inks {Alcohol} Markers to color in the cake - it really added to the card & they are so easy to use!

The top card is the WOTG card; the other four I put my touch on.  This is the only set I distressed, but it made them pop so much better after I did.

3x3 cards created using some of my scraps and I threw in a Sparkle Flourish (Z1812). I have a few more scraps I plan on creating a couple more cards with.

Birthday cards are my favorite to make - everyone loves {& expects} a Denise-Card now...yes, I've spoiled them! So having a WOTG that I could take a design and create and then be inspired to change up is fantastic!! 

CTMH is all about Faster. Simpler. Easier. and the WOTG's truly follow that motto.  Does the WOTG inspire you?

Questions or comments, please let me know.  Now go get inspired!!
~ Denise ~

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