Monday, December 31, 2012

Paper Trail Blog Hop with La Belle Vie

Happy New Year to everyone! My wish for you is that you enjoy a healthy, rewarding year, chock full of paper crafting projects! If you have arrived here from Mary's blog, you are on the right track. Of course, as a circular hop, you can start anywhere. Jump right in and start the new year right with paper!

To welcome 2013, we have chosen the La Belle Vie paper packet. Pairing neutrals of Black and Bamboo with kit-exclusive colors of La Belle Vie Mauve and La Belle Vie Pink, and featuring classic prints, the papers stand ready for valentines, traditional gifts, and gorgeous vintage pieces.

La Belle Vie is one of the paper packets that is enjoying its last month of availability as we prepare to welcome new papers for the spring and summer. If you love it as much as I do, NOW would be the time to order a pack (or even more) to make sure that you have all that you want for upcoming projects!

My simple offering this month pairs the La Belle Vie papers with the January Stamp of the Month to make a valentine with a bit of classic flair.
The rose was embossed in black and shaded just a bit with our alcohol markers. Matted on a scalloped heart cut with the Cricut Artiste cartridge gives it more presence as the focal point of the card. Add a sentiment stamped and matted on shapes cut from the same cartridge and you have a piece with plenty of interest.
Add a bit of distressing by sponging with ink and include multiple layers and you have a card worthy of your very favorite valentine!

You can see that all of the papers in this collection feature the same gentle prints and classic color combinations!
Now hop on over to Amy's blog to see what she has to offer! Happy New Year!