Ahoy there! I’m Kristina with Close To My Heart, and today I want to show you a fun project you can make using the Regatta paper packet featured in our current Seasonal Expressions idea book. I want to start by just showing off these beautiful Regatta papers and their coordinating embellishments. This paper is really great for capturing your seaside memories but it’s also so versatile enough that you can use it for almost anything. Remember that all of our paper packs have these Picture My Life card sheets that can be used for pocket scrapbooking, titles, or journaling. We also have coordinating complements and these are absolutely beautiful and match the paper packet perfectly! There’s 2 sheets of stickers and these Craft Die-cuts with white foil; we also have the super cute Maritime Puffies which are sapphire puffy stickers in assorted shapes and sizes. In the spirit of this fun seaside paper packet let me show you how to create a nice decor piece like the ones featured in our idea book, this super cute boat! We’re going to start by picking out the paper that I want to use, and I’m going to choose this one here, now we want it to have a perfect square so I’m going to start by cutting off the zip strip and now I have a perfect square to work with. Now if you wanted to make your boat smaller than the one that we have shown here you could do so just by starting with a smaller square. I’m also going to just mention I’m going to be using my bone folder throughout this because it’s so important to have nice crisp folds on your project. So we’ll start by folding corner to corner. Now this shows right from the beginning one of the reasons I love, absolutely love, our papers, and that’s because its 2 sided and this is great especially on this project because you can get one paper pattern for your base and one for the sails of our boat. Now when you’re creating this, note that whichever paper pattern starts facing upward will be the base of your boat and then the reverse side will be the sails; so I’ve started mine with the star pattern facing upward and I did just one diagonal fold. Now I’m going to go ahead and flip this piece of paper over and I’m going to fold it vertically in half again using the bone folder for a nice crisp fold, and then I’m also going to fold it in half the opposite way; same thing using my bone folder for a nice crisp fold. Now I’m going to go ahead and fold up from these opposite corners right to the center, and I’m going to do it on this side and the side opposite. Now you can see our boat will really start to take shape already. Now once I have it to this point, I also like to just go over these folds one more time with my bone folder; again just giving me nice crisp lines. Now to make my sails different heights like the one shown here, I’m going to start by just folding this half straight down and then going back up with it so it’s a little bit shorter than the one next to it, and I’d say I did about ¾ of an inch here. I’m going to over it again with the bone folder and then you just take this and tuck this little guy right inside your boat. Then my last step is to kind of make a stand for this to stand up on and I’m going to do that by folding this bottom point right up here to this straight edge and this again is really important for you to have this bone folder to get a nice crease especially as the paper gets more and more thick as you fold. So here’s our finished boat! If you want to make the sails a different color or paper you can see how easy that would be—to do, just by cutting out the pattern you want. Have fun decorating the boat with flags, stamp images, or other cute decorations. I hope this video has inspired you to try something new! If you want to get your hands on the products on our Regatta collection, contact your independent Consultant or visit closetomyheart.com to find one in your area, but act fast because this collection is only around until April 30th. Show us your cute paper boats and other Regatta projects using the hashtag #ctmhregatta. For more artwork inspiration visit our blog at makeitfromyourheart.com.