Thursday, November 9, 2017

CTMH Silver & Gold Projects for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop November 2017

Welcome to GIRLplusPAPER and my entry for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop for November 2017.  If you have arrived here from the very talented Michelle's blog, you are on the right track!

I am sharing several projects made with the gorgeous CTMH Silver & Gold paper suite.  They were all designed by a guest designer, Beth Recksiek.  Beth is not only a member of my CTMH downline, but she is also my mom.  Seeing as she does not blog, she gave me full permission to share away with my readers.  (Although, I had a tiny bit of input on design when it came to the cards.)

First up is the stunning layout.

The layout was made with CTMH Silver & Gold paper, Silver & Gold Complements, Silver & Gold Picture My Life Cards and the Silver & Gold Cardmaking Stamps and Thin Cuts.  Silver Foil Paper is used throughout the entire layout, and really brings such an amazing layer of elegance. In the photos below, you will be able to see the stunning details up close.

The bows were made with cuts from the CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  They were cut out of the Silver Foil Paper.  Isn't the detail just outstanding?  That Foil paper cuts like butter.  The ornaments themselves were cut out of coordinating Silver & Gold Picture My Life Cards.  They are shadowed by Silver Foil paper as well, for added dimension.
Next up are the beautiful cards.  The first one is a simple 4" square card made on a Cranberry base.  The sparkly gold "joy" is actually a piece out of the Silver & Gold Complement package.  It is embellished with a little poinsettia flower cut out of the CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.
The next card features a striking gold striped cardstock out of the Silver & Gold paper pack.  It features this beautiful image stamped with the CTMH First Noel stamp set.  I love how the ornament was stamped with the Nativity Scene so that it becomes the centerpiece of this card.  It has such a clean, yet elegant look to it.
And the last card shows off the true versatility of the Silver & Gold paper pack - its ability to coordinate with just about any color of CTMH cardstock.  Here, it is paired with our beautiful new Bashful cardstock, which is also CTMH's color of the year.  The base was made with Gold Foil Paper, layered with a piece of Bashful cardstock, and followed up with a Picture My Life Card.  Its gold glittery embellishment comes straight out of the Silver & Gold Complement package, and it is finished off with our gorgeous Bashful Pearls.
Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog along the hop.  I hope that you have enjoyed the beautiful artwork that Beth shared with us!  

Please hop along to visit my friend, Krista, at Kristas Crafty Corner, to see what she has in store for you!


  1. Gorgeous creations. Especially love the Joy card.

  2. Love them all! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Oh Andrea....what a BEAUTIFUL array of creativeness! I love them all, and my eye was really drawn to the Noel card, with the nativity stamped inside the ornament...just beautiful - all of it! :)

  4. Absolutely stunning!!! Totally love all of it! You and your Mom are so creative & talented!!

  5. I've been struggling with black and white Christmas paper --- adding the red makes it totally work. Great projects!

  6. Wow! You and your Mom have been busy. Love the red with this paper pack.

  7. Thanks ladies! I can't wait to make her look at all of these comments!

  8. Excellant,wow,outstanding,what a team!!!!!!! So happy to see all that eye candy.

  9. Beautiful projects! The layout is really stunning and the cards are really lovely. Thanks for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie