Sunday, April 15, 2018

CTMH Techniques Blog Hop - Creative with Cards

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood,
A beautiful day in the neighborhood,
Won't you be mine, won't you be my neighbor?

I'm so happy to share the April installment of the Close to my Heart Techniques Blog Hop with my friends and fellow consultants today! I'm glad you stopped by!

There's a good chance you landed here after visiting with Michelle Loncar's blog. I bet you enjoyed the artwork she shared too!

So the theme of this month's hop is the many uses of Picture My Life cards and cut-apart card sheets in the Workshop You Way Kits. I think most paper crafters are familiar with the concept of using small, printed cards as accents and enhancements on handmade cards and scrapbook pages. There are so many ways to incorporate PML cards into your crafting--we thought we would take a few minutes and demonstrate a few of those ways for you today.

Picture My Life cards come in collection packs and each pack includes two sizes of cards--3"x4" and 4"x6". You can choose to slide the cards into pocket pages along with your photos for easy pocket-style scrapbooking or you can also use them in a more traditional way by incorporating them as elements on a card or scrapbook page. Remember, PML cards are all about the POSSIBILITIES! You can do so many things with them!  I like to use them as accents on regular 12x12 pages. That's what I did today.

Instead of having to cut into a full sheet of polka dot patterned paper for this layout, the polka dot piece of paper is a 4x6 PML card. The small strips of pink on each side of the photo are a PML card that I ripped into three pieces, which you can see here:

If you hang around people who use pocket-style scrapbooking products, you know that a huge topic of conversation among them is the state of the corners. The looming question is always "do you prefer rounded corners or square one?"

I can go either way. For this particular use, I chose to round the corners of the pink pieces. All Close to my Heart Picture my Life cards have square corners!

One final look at the details:

I also used a horizontal Picture My Life card as the base of my title. I don't do vertical designs very often but I do love them.

Remember, Picture my Life cards equal POSSIBILITIES!

Now, go visit DanYellScraps and check out her creative adventures!

Until next time,


  1. Very clever and cute. I love all the "white" space as it really shows off the photo.

  2. I like how you used the color for one of the PML cards and hid the word.

  3. Great layout, love all the layers

  4. I love clusters on pages! This is great!

  5. Love the cluster that really allows focus on the photo AND that you showed how you creatively used the cards. GREAT page!

  6. LOVE the use of the PML cards, Sarah...gonna have to remember that!