Friday, July 25, 2014

Color My Heart with Jubilee

This week at Color My Heart we are using colors from the Jubilee paper packet set to retire in a few days.  I must admit, this paper packet wasn't one I thought I'd use much when it first came out.  WRONG!  The more I play with it, the more I love it.

Both the tag and apple are from the Artbooking cartridge.  I started by inserting the tag at 4.5" then added the apple at 2.5".  I positioned the apple inside the tag then cut.  This process was easier to do with my Cricut Expressions machine but still doable with my new Explore.  You have to do a little more finagling, but it's possible.

I wasn't fussy with cutting my strips of Jubilee paper.  They are random widths and lengths and aren't perfectly flat. Some strips layer over the top of others.  The points don't meet exactly, either, which is why there's a little heart gem covering them up.  None of this is noticeable so it's not worth pulling your hair out as you put a card like this together. 

Once the sunburst pattern was done and trimmed, I placed lots of foam tape around my apple tag and laid it over the top of the sunburst.  I used small bits of foam tape to make sure the areas around the leaf and stem will stay up.

The sentiment was positioned to create a triangle of red with the baker's twine, heart gem, and sentiment banner.

I am also linking this up to Simon Says Stamps for the Emboss It challenge.

And now for my confession...I made this card on Sunday.  It was one of those lazy mornings because our choir is on summer break.  Thinking I had all the time in the world, I decided to work ahead on my CMH Design Team projects.  When I looked at the clock again, it was 10:25  and I was still in my pajamas.  It takes fifteen minutes to get to church and my husband had promised to pick someone up at 10:45 so I had five minutes to take a shower, get dressed, and fix myself up.  Yep...skipped church.  I'll be hearing about that for weeks!

Until next time,


  1. Love this card! Thank you for sharing how you created it. I may just have to uplift some of these ideas. I think this would make a beautiful layout as well.

  2. Thanks, Dari! I've not tried a layout, but now you have my brain spinning about how to make that work. :)

  3. Oh my...what a gorgeous design!!!!! I looove your colorful apple and all the white space in the how you added the sentiment, too!!!!

  4. Love this card Becca! Wait...what...aren't you a chaplain's wife? Sounds like skipping church gets you in big trouble (LOL)! Sometimes you need to relax. Glad you did!

    1. Yes, Donna, I AM a chaplain's wife which is exactly why I'm going to be hearing about this church skipping incident for a long, long time. LOL!

  5. Oooh, I'm loving this card. I've with Dari, I think it would make a really fun LO. Now the wheels are turning, but first out to the barn where I can further mull this idea! As for the church incident.....where does the time go when we're in the craft studio? Geesh, I say I'll be up there for just a minute and hours later I look at the clock in astonishment! That's why my favorite day is a day without a clock!

  6. It seems like every time I'm not crazy about a paper pack, I end up using it and falling in love with it. I LOVE what you've done here!

  7. beautiful card, becca! love the starburst you created inside the apple... since you embossed the background you should add this lovely to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge... embossing!

  8. This is an absolutely stunning card, it caught my eye straight away when I saw it on the Colour Challenge page. Fantastic work!

  9. This technique is SO COOL!! I LOVE it. You could frame this and put it in your kitchen!! Really great design!!

  10. Your card is so pretty, creative and unique - It really stood out in the gallery.

  11. So fun! I love the patterned papers in your apple...Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Emboss It Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)


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