Bloom with Grace

 I so love all of the sunflower themed items in the new catalog!  I have been a under the weather for the past two months and have not been able to showcase the new products. Thankfully, I have finally found the solution to my issues and am back in the craft room!  I have missed out on playing along with my favorite sketch challenges.  When I first saw the sketch challenge at Fusion Card Challenge, I knew it was a Bloom with Grace card in the making!  My card is based on the sketch challenge, I simply flipped the sketch to fit my sentiment.

My card is super simple.  I started with the gorgeous sunflower pattern paper from the Bloom with Grace Collection and then added cardstock strips and a print strip on the side. A twine bow finishes off the card.  The thanks is a new layered die, which features two dies.  The letters and a shadow die.  My shadow is cut from vellum and the letters are from the Wood Grain paper pack.  The great mix of wood tones goes perfectly with the sunflowers.  Here is a look at the complete pack-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
X7260B Bloom with Grace Paper Packet
X7260C Bloom with Grace Coordinating Cardstock
X8017 Wood Grain Paper Pack
Z3367 Vellum Paper
Z3684 Thanks Thin Cut Die
Twine-Automotive Section at Dollar Tree (You just never know where you will find craft supplies!)

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner-Fall Colors
Cut it Up-Happy Fall w/at least 3 layers
Cuttlebug Mania-Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart-Wood You Rather?
Paper Funday Challenge-Anything Goes w/optional Fall Twist

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. That's a very pretty card. I hadn't seen the vellum until after I read your post. (Thought you used the negative of the die cut with brown paper beneath.) What a great idea to use vellum as a shadow. I like the subtle look.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Happy Fall, Y’all + 3 Layers challenge!


  2. This is so pretty - I love this paper collection. Great idea to cut the sentiment from the woodgrain paper. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H :)

  3. Beautiful! I love how you used the woodgrain for the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!

  4. I love this card, the sunflower paper just makes me so happy. Creative way to work the wood into the card! Thanks for playing along with H2H Challenges!

    H2H DT member

  5. Gorgeous card! That big "thanks" looks wonderful against the pretty sunflowers. Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

  6. This is soooo pretty. I love the paper choices and the gorgeous simplicity of the design. Thanks for joining our Cut it Up challenge.

  7. A very bright and happy card!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  8. Lovely card, I love that paper. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and we hope to see you again in the next challenge! Donna, DT

  9. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Judy Crafty Gals Corner DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}


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