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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Paper Trail is Buzzing and Bumbling

This month our little group focused on the fabulously versatile Close to My Heart Buzz and Bumble Paper Pack featuring soft tans, creamy light yellows, and smooth peachy orange.  The paper patterns give choices or stripes, bumble bees, soft old newspaper, and adaptable light geometric patterns.  If  you hopped here from Betsy's blog, you have already seen how easy it is to use these fabulous papers.

Buzz and Bumble perfectly coordinates with the photos of my great grandmother's sepia photos.  She was a lovely woman and we have great stories about her.  We have wonderful stories of her and everything I have heard about her tell of a lovely graceful women who tragically lost family members too soon, loved to garden, and was an excellent mother.  I wanted to combine the so trendy hexagon shapes with the antique photos while showcasing this beautiful woman.  CTMH features the paper with several wonderful stamp sets and accessories:  Honeycomb stampset, Brown & Tan Glitter Paper, Keyboard Kraft Alphabet, Brown & Tan Sparkles Assortment, Durables Artisan studs, and cute Buzz and Bumble Assortment of adhesive backed wooden accessories.  I used the Pattern 2 from the CTMH publican Make It From Your Heart, a wonderful book full of scrapbook and card patterns and ideas.  I listed the recipe for this layout below.

Buzz and Bumble Heritage Layout Recipe
Buzz and Bumble Paper Pack
Scholastic Paper Packet
Cocoa Ink 
Champagne Ink
Desert Sand Ink
Sorbet Ink
Goldrush Ink
Creme Brulee Ink
Sunset Ink
Honeycomb Stamp Set
Buzz and Bumble Assortment
Durables Artisan Studs
Sparkles Brown and Tan Assortment
Opaques Adhesive Gems Mocha
Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Canvas Alphabet
Glitter Paper Brown & Tan
Kraft Cardstock
Cricut Artist Cartridge
Adhesive Back Twill (retired)

At the last minute, I needed a quick gift for the Oscar's party a friend was hosting and a birthday gift for a co-worker.  I had all the my Buzz and Bumble materials out and I grabbed last month's Stamp of the Month: Home Sweet Home to make these very, very quick wine bottle tags inspired by Tamara Pope's tags I found on Pinterest.  I used all the exact same supplies: accessories, paper pack, colors, Artiste cartridge, and adding a little Baker's Twine to create a total different look and more importantly gifts in 30 minutes!

If you are ready to see more buzzing inspiration, hop on over to Amy's blog and see what spin she has put on this fabulous paper pack!


  1. The layouts are just lovely and are perfect with your vintage photos. The tags are as cute as can "bee"!

  2. Wow, really LOVE your layout. Gorgeous old photos, too.

  3. love your layouts - great use of the papers with sepia photos and the tags are very cute!

  4. wowza mary! i love the layouts!! esp the honeycomb cut!

  5. Very beautiful! Love the layouts and what a darling idea for the wine gift covers. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  6. I love the vintage look you got with these papers. So elegant! Your bottle toppers are adorable!

  7. Wow! The layout is beautiful. I love the vintage accents. The bottle toppers are perfect. I feel a couple of scraplifts coming on!