Saturday, April 2, 2011

Grandma's *Secrets* Box (April Paper Trail Blog Hop)

Welcome to the April 2011 edition of the Paper Trail blog hop. If you found your way here from Karen's Blog, Inky Fingers, you are on the right trail! Aren't her layouts adorable? And these papers are so perfect for scrapping about a chocolate lab!

I chose to make up a My Creations Recipe/Photo Box with this month's papers, Bliss. However, I will be using my box for card storage, making sure I always have a few cards on hand for all sorts of occasions. Aren't the papers elegant and vintage looking? I LOVE them!!

I used our Kraft Color Ready Borders along the bottom of the darker brown texture paper. They come in 25 different patterns, each ready to be sponged with the color of your choice. I chose to leave it the kraft brown as it works so well with these papers. Bonus: They are self adhesive so no sticky mess when using them! I also sponged some Villa Chip Board Irresistibles with chocolate brown and attached to the corners and as a lock frame. Cute!!

For a bit of whimsy I added the key shaped Villa Chip Board Irresistible under the lid, using distressed paper ribbon as an additional accent, and topping it off with another Kraft Color Ready border.

I am so pleased with the results!! You can find the Bliss Level 2 Paper Pack and the other products used on my website, A perfect companion with this paper pack is the Blessed April Stamp of the Month set. Price varies depending on your purchases.

I'd also like to mention that the wonderful people at Close to my Heart have put together a stamp set of which 100% of all profits will be donated to the Red Cross for aid in Japan. Check out Hope for Japan.
Bliss Level 2 Paper Pack

Thanks for stopping by today and here's the link to continue on your way to Lynne's blog at Field's Finery. She's new to our group so be sure to leave her some love. Her cards are gorgeous!


  1. That is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL Betsy! When I saw the first picture I even said out loud "OH MY GOSH!" I hope to see it in person soon :) Your talent and creativity amaze me!

  2. darling box, Bets! the key to gramm's heart..awwwwww!