Friday, March 15, 2013

My 5 Favorite Products: Spring Summer 2013 Idea Book

Hello Fellow Crafters!
As some of you may know I am a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. I love this company and most importantly I love their products. Consistently my customers ask me what my favorite products are so I decided to post my list. Our Idea Books are published twice a year, Spring/Summer covering February through July and Fall/Winter covering August through January.

Here is the first post in the series My 5 Favorite Products from our Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book. I limited myself to 5, even though it is really difficult to do so, because I needed to draw the line somewhere! Or the list would be, "One of each, Please!" The Spring/Summer 2013 Idea Book is full of fabulous products, but here are the ones I am really smitten with:

Chantilly Paper Packet X7163B $9.95
Irresistibles Frames Z1843  $3.95
Large Container Z1834  $22.95
Textiles (both Chantilly and For Always) Z1819, Z1820 $8.95
Frame Flair Stamp Set  D1546  $17.95

I just had my second child, a baby girl named Evelyn. I plan on using the Chantilly paper, textiles and the Frame Flair stamps in her baby book. I am so excited to get started! 
Chantilly Paper Packet
I am not wild about pink. I am not much of a girly girl. I am not wild about florals and stuff like that. However, I am pretty amazed at how I was drawn to this paper pack! I just love it! I love that there is a mixture of yellows, blues, and greens among all the pink. I love the birds and the paisleys. So I can't imagine a better use than my daughter's baby book. 
Irrestitable Frames
The best part about these frames is that you can ink them up with whatever color ink you want! You can see here in the picture I used the outside frame and inked it in Sunset and then I used the center for an embellishment by using a complementary color, Twilight, to the Chantilly paper pack.  I also added a fabric button and a wood swirl embellishment. I will use these both on a page later on. The frames come with three different embossed patterns (Herringbone, angled stripe, and a polka dot) as well as square and rounded shapes.The embossed pattern resists color, therefore, the pattern will appear white while the rest of the frame will take on the color of ink. They are versatile, inexpensive and can interest to any page!
Large Container
The Large container was such a pleasant surprise for me. It is so much bigger than I expected. It can hold up to 40 CTMH stamp sets or you can use it for a mixture of things. Use one side for stamp sets and the other for tools and products. It will be so useful for me to take to my gatherings and crops!
Textiles: Chantilly and For Always
The textiles are just so cool! I love the black and white because of its versatility and the Chantilly because it matches my favorite paper pack. I plan on using these for cards and for interesting effects on my scrapbook pages. Look for future projects incorporating the fabric! These are something I highly recommend trying out!
Frame Flair Stamp Set

There are so many amazing stamp sets to choose from. However, I chose this one because every time I opened the Idea Book I would say, "That is so pretty!" Since I was drawn to it over and over again I just had to have it. I plan on using these in a variety of ways: Baby Book, gift tags, and as an embellishment on my baby announcements. The best part of this stamp set is that all four images can be cut out using our Art Philosophy Cartridge and be embellished with a variety of stamped sentiments or images.

What are your favorite items so far and what are you planning to make with them? Please comment and let me know!

If you are interested in any of these products or would like to check out our Idea Book for other amazing products click HERE to visit my website!

Thanks for reading!! Please leave a comment about your favorite new or old CTMH product!
Have a great day! Happy Crafting

Emily

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