Archive for October, 2017

Halloween Layout

Here’s a layout I finished using last year’s Jeepers Creepers paper.

Share a Smile Blog Hop

Welcome to our Share a Smile Blog Hop!  We will be featuring a special card kit as well as the Punny Pals stamp set and thin cuts. This is a great time to support Operation Smile!

If you have come here from Melissa Stewart’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet, Gold Foil Paper, Thin Cut – Basic CirclesOperation Smile Punny Pals Stamp Set, Punny Pals Thin Cuts (Share a Smile Special), Black Memento Ink, Alphabet Embossing FolderWhite & Gold Ribbon, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes.

For this card since it had plenty of green, I decided to leave the frog uncolored. I like the simple colors. I might add some Gold Glitter Gems.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Terrific Tags

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Judy Faye Garner.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet, Gold Foil Paper, Thin Cut – Basic TagsOperation Smile Punny Pals Stamp Set, Punny Pals Thin Cuts (Share a Smile Special), Watercolor Pencils, Black Memento Ink, Alphabet Embossing FolderWhite & Gold Ribbon, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes.

I used the Thin Cut tags to cut the foil paper, then I embossed lines around the outside to add a little extra touch.

Now hop on over to Melissa Robinson!

List of participants:

 

Share a Smile Special in support of Operation Smile

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available
at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!

* Close To My Heart will match round-up donations made in October up to $10,000 USD. Offer available October 1–October 31, 2017 while supplies last. Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.

Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342)
1 – Thin Cuts—Punny Pals (set of 13)
32 – 3″ x 3″ white card bases
32 – 3″ x 3″ white envelopes
10 – cardstock sheets (Bashful, Eggplant, Glacier, Lagoon,  New England Ivy, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Thistle, White Daisy, Gold Glitter)
Cutting guide and assembly instructions
Retail Value: $48.69
Discounted Price: $39.95

Share a Smile Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1343)
32 – 3″ x 3″ white card bases
32 – 3″ x 3″ white envelopes
$9.95

Thin Cuts—Punny Pals (CC1340)
13 metal dies; coordinates with My Acrylix® Punny Pals stamp set (D1751) Stamp set sold separately.
$28.95

Operation Smile Punny Pals Stamp Set (D1751)
Set of 36

Happy Day Cardmaking Workshop Your Way

The Workshop Your Way Happy Day Cardmaking Kit includes:
1 – Exclusive workshop stamp set
2 – Falling for You sheets
4 – Cardstock Sheets (2 Espresso, 1 Saffron, 1 White Daisy)
1 – White & Gold Ribbon
12 – White Card Bases & Envelopes

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to create 12 cards.  You can use the instructions to create them as is or you can change them up to create your own designs.

Additional Supplies needed: 
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3225 Waterbrush – Medium Round
Z4031 Leaves Embossing Folder
Z3318 Thin Cuts – Basic Circles
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Tips:
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If you are cutting the circles with your Cricut, they are 1″ and 2 1/2″.
* When masking, stamp your mask on a sticky note. This will hold it in place while stamping overtop and you can reposition it to stamp on each card.

How I made my cards:

These first cards are made as designed in the kit and with only items that are included in the kit (except inks and coloring mediums). You can use markers, colored pencils, or watercolors for the coloring. For these cards, I used the Fine Watercolor Brush and Inks (Goldrush, Saffron, and Fern).

For this card, I changed the colors, embossed the cardstock, and used ShinHan markers for the coloring.

These next cards are the same design but as you can see by using different sides of the B&T paper, different stamped images, and changing the ribbon you can give them very different looks. The green twine is from the Enchantment Ribbon Pack. I also combined different coloring mediums on the same card. On the large circle, I used a sponge dauber with Goldrush ink. I preferred this over watercolor because it doesn’t curl the paper. I did use the waterbrush and Saffron ink on the smaller circles. The leaves are done with the waterbrush and Fern ink. I stamped them all on one sheet, watercolored over them going outside the lines, let it dry, then fussy cut them out. The flower is colored with ShinHan markers (Marigold and Golden Yellow).