Monday, April 25, 2022

Wild Berry Blast Blog Hop

Welcome to the Wild Berry Blast Blog Hop. Wild Berry is the CTMH color of the year. It's vibrant and fun and a blast to work with. It's also on sale until the end of the month, so if you see something here or on another stop along the hop, be sure to click here to get it. You should have come from Lauren's CTMH Craftings, but don't worry if you started here. The hop is a circle so just keep going until you get back to where you started from. If you get lost along the way, head to Melinda's blog for a full list of participants.

I went back to an old favorite for my project...tags on cards. I love them! But this time I jazzed up my tag a little.

Every one of those stripes on the tag is a zip strip from the Wild Berry Blast special paper packet. CTMH has a special half-inch wide strip on every piece of patterned paper. One side is product information and the other is a fun design. They call it a zip strip. I regularly end up with lots of them left over. So I decided to feature them. I cut one of them not quite in half (more like one-third to two-thirds) and another at the full half inch. I only used two strips for this entire tag with some left over.

You could do this by creating your paper design first and then cutting it out (our thin cuts will go through two layers of our paper), or you could cut your tag first, add your zip strip layers, and then trim off the edges, which is what I did. I had to fuss with the opening of the tag (thank goodness for Micro-tip scissors). Although, in hind sight, I guess I could have run the tag back through my die cut to get that hole out. At any rate, I managed.

The butterfly is cut from the In Full Bloom digital collection. I made him 4 inches wide. I was worried about those thin inner lines, but my Cricut Maker handled them like a champ. Once I had it adhered to the tag, I pulled a Wild Berry Blast sticker and added it over the edge of the tag. I mounted the tag with foam tape over a card base topped with the Stitched Lattice Overlay. It's still available and one of my very favorite thin cuts.

I also made this scrapbook page.

My colors here are Wild Berry, Capri, and Black. I trimmed down the Wild Berry patterned paper to 11x11 and gutted it with a two inch border. I then cut the Capri paper to 11.25x11.25 and gutted it at...I don't really remember because I had to cut it twice when the first one didn't work. I adhered it to a piece of 12x12 White Daisy cardstock. I splattered Black Shimmer Brush over all of it.

As it happened, I had just enough room to put two 3x3 photos matted with Capri at 3.25x3.25. I accented with Layered Floral Thin Cuts and one of the stickers from the Wild Berry Blast special. Don't ask me how. I got lucky.

I have no idea what pictures I'm going to put in this, but I've started to really enjoy having pre-made pages ready. I might make a second page because I love how this turned out.

Again, this special only runs through the end of April, so get it while the gettin's good! Now head over to Show & Tell with Michelle. I can't wait to see what she and our other fabulous Makers have created to inspire us.

Until next time,


  1. Great colour combos, so much texture added too with adding the thin cut images!

  2. Your layout looks great with the added Capri, Black and White. The tag card was a great idea. I always need to find a use for the extra zip strips.

  3. Love both projects! The card has so much texture! Just the one element of Wild Berry is perfect. Love the bold background of the layout, too.

  4. Two Lovely projects. The butterfly/tag; beautiful! and the layout with splatter and layered flowers, lots details! Love it!


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