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Featured Paper Blog Hop-Chelsea Gardens - StudioScrapping with Amy Ulen

Featured Paper Blog Hop–Chelsea Gardens

Welcome to our Featured Paper Blog Hop!

We will be showcasing items from our Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack with various projects created by twelve talented Close To My Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Brittany Allred’s blog then you are on the right track.  If not, don’t worry as our blog hop will take you in a full circle.

Chelsea Gardens

I’ve had the good fortune of playing with the Chelsea Gardens paper since the CTMH Album Retreat in October.  Ah…the perks of being a consultant…getting to go to Album Retreat and playing with new product early!  Three months later, and I am still in love with this paper.

Chelsear Gardens Koala CardDon’t let the floral prints fool you, Chelsea Gardens has some incredible neutrals that will fit a variety of themes in scrapbooking and card making.  When I got home from Album Retreat, I created this card using a Chelsear Gardens PML CardsPML card from Chelsea Gardens and the Operation Smile™: Punny Pals stamp set. I love using the PML cards on my greeting cards because the patterns are so amazing.

Chelsea Gardens & Jan SOTMHere is my most recent Chelsea Gardens card paired with the January Stamp of the Month, Bloom & Grow, and the adorable Good Thymes Together stamp.  Some people take the time to mask off parts of the stamp they don’t want to show…not me!  I cut the stamp set apart to get the little jars alone.  That’s one of the things I love about clear stamps–they are easy to cut apart and easy to put back together on a block!  I colored the stamped images by squeezing my ink pads to get some color into the lid.  I then used a Blending Pen to pick up the color.

Chelsea Gardens with ColorOne last tip–Chelsea Gardens looks great with a variety of colors.  It is a fairly neutral palette, so it really helps colors to pop.  I heat embossed the butterflies on vellum using white embossing powder.  I then colored on the back of the image using ShinHan markers.  I love how this card turned out.  It is really beautiful in person.

Please leave a comment before continuing on with the hop and let me know which of these cards or tips was your favorite!

Next check out the great artwork by Cheryl Arbo!

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About the author


My adventures as a CTMH consultant began in April of 2007. My goal was simply to meet my minimums so that I could enjoy the consultant discount. Little did I know that my passion for the products and teaching scrapbooking and stamping techniques would lead me to so many new friendships. I've had the good fortune to travel to a variety of CTMH events and was even asked to teach at the Studio J Boot Camp in 2011, Convention Extravaganza in 2012, and on the main stage at Convention 2015.

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16 Responses to Featured Paper Blog Hop–Chelsea Gardens

  1. RaNae Fennema

    Cute cute cards!!!

    • Amy

      Thanks, RaNae!

  2. Haley Dyer

    Such beautiful, versatile projects!

    • Amy

      Thanks, Haley!

  3. Chrystabel

    The Happy Thoughts card is my favorite. I love the vellum technique.

    • Amy

      Thanks, Chrystabel! I would love to see what you make with this technique.

  4. Carol Loftus

    Adorable cards!!!!!! Just gorgeous!!!!!!

    • Amy

      Thanks, Carol!


    Oh my goodness, love your cards!

    • Amy

      Thanks, Shirley!

  6. Julie Scott

    Very cute! Love the Chelsea Garden with the black cardstock. Your butterflies look amazing!

    • Amy

      Thanks, Julie!

  7. Gerri

    Great cards!

    • Amy

      Thanks, Gerri!

  8. Kathleen Androlewicz

    OMG what wonderful cards! I especially love the butterflies–such amazing pop of color!! And, I love the black cardstock!! Really makes these cards over the top!

    • Amy

      Thanks, Kathleen!


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