Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month?   I love National Scrapbooking Month because Close To My Heart always has a really cool special that I just can't pass up!  You won't want to pass this up either!  Beginning today, April 17, you can get the special Dotty For You paper pack for only $5 when you purchase $35 in Close To My Heart products!

What is Dotty For You?   It's an EXCLUSIVE National Scrapbooking Month special that is available ONLY from April 17 to May 31.  This pack has 24 sheets of beautifully designed B&T paper (2 each of 12 designs).  Each design was either hand stamped, or designed using shapes from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge by our Close to My Heart artists and then printed.  The colors are vibrant and bright. On the opposite of each sheet is a dotted pattern.  Mix and Match!  They are all beautiful!

Want to be inspired by this pack?  You've come to the right place!  Hop on to our Dotty For You blog hop hosted by over 30 Close To My Heart Consultants!  If you came here from Jamia Bankhead's Blog, you are in the right place!

I've created several things in the past few weeks with this paper and I'm not done yet! Today, I'm going to share with you a card and layout that I made.

When I saw this piece of paper in the pack, I knew immediately that I wanted to create a layout with it.

I used the Smoothie Zig Zag print and the Sweet Leaf Dotted paper with the Plaid piece as my base page.  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut the flowers.   My accents (Buttons and frame) are from the Mini Medley Accents Smoothie Collection.  The title - "family" is a stamped using the new Keepsake Alphabet (E124).  I love the way this alphabet stamps to look like a handwritten word!
Here is a closer view of the flower - I used the Sweet Leaf and Buttercup dotted paper along with Smoothie Cardstock to make the flowers.  Each flower is cut 1/4" smaller than the previous flower.

My next project is a card -

For this card I used one of our new 3 1/2" x 8" Colonial White die-cut cards (Z1738) and one of my favorite stamps - Just For You (B1398).  I stamped the flower with Sweet Leaf, Lagoon and Grey Wool ink.  I added green sparkles from the Sparkles Blue and Green Assortment (Z1327) for a bit of bling.

Don't you just love this paper!  Get it today!  Go to my website and order $35 in Close To My Heart products and then add the Dotty For You paper for only $5!.  Start Shopping HERE!

Need more inspiration first? Hop along to Cassandra Bennett's Blog and see what she has created for you!


  1. Your projects are beautiful! You made the patterned pieces work really well together.

  2. Both projects are awesome. I really liked your layout!

  3. Both projects look fantastic Gina! I love how different each project can look by just using a different piece of paper! I haven't used the smoothie or plaid paper yet but I love how it looks :)

  4. Seeing the flowers on the "plaid" - makes me think of a trellis. Hmmm...might have to play with that one for photos of my garden. Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Gina, I found it funny that we used the exact same papers for our layouts. :) Beautiful artwork!

  6. Beautiful layout and card. I can't wait to get my hands on this paper! I have been on the fence about the Keepsake Alpha, now I have to have it!

  7. Love, love, love the layout! The card is great, too.

  8. Love the variety you showed - adorable!

  9. I just love your projects! You have such an eye for coordination. The stripes & chevrons with the flowers on the layout are striking! The card is a WOWzer!!

  10. Sweet projects - love the note for you card :)


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