Hi everyone! Today I have a very special post! I am thrilled to participate in the Blog Tour to review the fabulous new book:
I have to say, this book is fabulous! It has a little bit of something for everyone filled cover to cover with 15 amazing projects.
The book itself is divided into 4 main categories: Baby, Birthday, Christmas and Life Moments. In addition to the projects, there are 6 pages of step by step instructions outlining special techniques and "did you know" tips throughout. This book will appeal to every level of paper crafter!
Each person in the blog tour was asked to review a project, and I was asked to review Retro Birthday, made by Kim Crawford. You can find this project starting on page 22.
What I love most about this project is the use of circles. Circles are so diverse! They can be used on masculine or feminine cards and can be clean and simple or elaborate. Kim chose to go with a neutral background combined with pops of colors. The white circle frames around each color adds the perfect amount of POP and they are easy to make with any Circle Nestabilities.
Isn't the pinwheel cupcake topper just darling? I think it could be used for lots of other projects as well. They look complicated to make, but actually are pretty easy if you follow the 3 steps using Classic Square Nestabilities on page 6. I love how she dressed up the party favor bag using the same circles and papers -what a great way to use those little "extras" you always seem to have after making a card!
I was so inspired by the project that I created a birthday card of my own. This Wednesday is my son's 7th birthday (happy birthday Daniel), and I made this for him. I used the white circle frames and accented the card with tiny rhinestones and the small circle centers of the frame. The darling dinosaur (which are still a hit at this house) is from the Dino-Mite set by Gina K Designs. I created the circles and frames using the Standard Classic Circles LG (S4-114) and SM (S4-116).
Be sure to check out the events page of the Card Maker magazine website to see the locations of the blog tour for the rest of the week!
Once again, the link to purchase the book is HERE. The book is available in print form AND as a digital download!Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Card Deets:Stamps - Dino-mite (Gina K. Designs)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - Crumb Cake, White, Marina Mist, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip cardstock (SU!)
Accessories - Standard Classic Circles LG (S4-114) and SM (S4-116) Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Tiny Twinkles rhinestone wheel (Taylored Expressions), Copic markers, Swiss Dots embossing folder, 1/4" chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon (SU!)