Tuesday, November 15, 2016

City Sidewalks Blog Hop

Welcome to the City Sidewalks blog hop!
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City Sidewalks is a gorgeous fresh Christmas-themed paper packet from Holiday Expressions 2016. The collection centers around these 6 colors: Black, Cranberry, Lagoon, Peacock, White Daisy, and Willow.

The paper packet features several lovely Christmas designs. On top of each sheet of paper is a half inch strip of paper ribbon we call a "zipstrip". One side is patterned to complement the various papers in the packet while the other side lists the featured colors and paper packet name. Pretty neat, right?

I had piles of zipstrips lying around after I created some other projects with my City Sidewalks paper packet. I saw an idea using our new heart thin cuts and I decided to make this card. I cut out the largest heart thin cut from a 3.5" strip of White Daisy cardstock and set aside the hearts. I trimmed down some zipstrips to 3.5" long, put adhesive on the backside of the heart and stuck my zipstrips in place. I stamped joy, added some bling, cleaned up the ends of the strips, and attached to a piece of Cranberry cardstock before centering on a white card base. A few bits of bling finished it off nicely!

I also had plenty of Picture My Life cards to use. I fiddled a bit and created this card. It is SUPER simple. I cut the Picture My Life cards apart and used this cute doggy card, backed it with gold glitter paper, stuck down to my white card base, and accent with some thin cut hearts. Super quick and cute!

To make these projects, you'll need the following materials. Click through the links to purchase or contact your consultant. Products used: City Sidewalks Paper Packet, White Daisy Cranberry and Willow Cardstocks, Gold Glitter Paper, White Card Value Pack, 2" × 2" My Acrylix® Block, Sapphire Exclusive Ink™, Clear Sparkles, Hearts Thin Cuts, Trimmer, Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors, Versamat™, Bone Folder, Spritz, Scrubber, Mini Joy stampset, 3L® E-Z Dots® Adhesive.

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  1. Beautiful cards Kara! I think I'll have to make the first one today. I love that idea!

  2. Love the zip strips behind the heart thin cut Kara,

  3. Very cute cards using PML cards and those thin cuts!

  4. Great cards, I too like finding other uses for the Zip strips.

  5. Love your zip strip heart card, fab idea. And cute way to use that PML card too

  6. Love the love-heart cut-out zip strip card. It's really lovely!


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