Thursday, May 15, 2014
Welcome to our May Cross Canada Blog Hop, which takes us off the page, and onto our walls and bookshelves and nightstands:  HOME DECOR.  Close to my Heart offers a full range of products ... and shares a TON of inspiring ideas ... on how to use your papercrafting skills to decorate your home.

So join us as my fellow Canadian CTMH consultants show you some fantastic creations that beautify your home ... that you can make too!

  • This is a circular hop so you can start here and go all the way around.
  • If you came from the spectacular "Stephanie's Creations" blog, then you are going in the right direction.
  • Visit Michelle's My Creations blog, for the complete blog list if you get lost along the way. 

HERE'S MY PROJECT: Bold and simple pennant frames

I've had this idea for a while and it was so much fun to put it together.  I wanted to have some fun and funky sayings in my craft room, but I also wanted to showcase some of our products -- not just get a decal or something sticky to put up.  These pennant frames are IDEAL for that.

And your creations don't have to be frilly or frou-frou.  I'm a straight-forward, simple crafter, so I kept my colours bold and simple, and used clean white lettering to make it pop.  A simple accent for each pennant just adds that touch of visual interest and helps the messages read even faster.  I thought about adding sparkles or some other kind of embellishment, but it always seemed to take away from what I'd created.  Sometimes, the art of what we do is simply knowing when to stop.

To finish the pennants off, I inked the edges (as my cardstock cutting came up just a teeny bit short) with our ink pads and a sponge.  I love, love, love how the inks and papers coordinate -- and helps to hide any small blemishes that might have occurred.

Now, to find the perfect place in my craft room to hang these.


  • My Creations Pennant Frames
  • Ruby, Gypsy, Topiary and Pacifica cardstock and inks
  • White Daisy cardstock
  • Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut Cartridges

Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is the artsy Angelina's "Creative Craftastic Corner" blog.

Please take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way. Join us again on June 15 when we will be featuring fancy folds and other fun stuff!

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