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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Let’s Interact

13100734_10153613553017934_918703727105978032_nWelcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Darlys Recker.

Flip Flap Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Happy Times Paper Packet, Happy Times Stamp Set, Inks (Crystal Blue, Canary), Crystal Blue Cardstock, Noted Stamp Set, Memory Protector Flip Flaps, Scallop Border Punch, White & Gold Ribbon, and Gold Sequins Assortment.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think “interactive pages” is Flip Flaps.  They are such a great way to expand your pages when you have lots of pictures that you want to display.  The 4×6 Flip Flaps are the easiest to use because you can simply layer them on top of a 4×6 photo.  On this layout I have used some of the larger Flip Flaps to give you some ideas on how to use them.  When designing a page using these larger flaps, I create my top layer first.  I also noted photos that I would use inside the flaps and set aside for later.  I kept these sections in mind so that I wouldn’t overlap on these areas.  Once my “top” layout was complete (what you see in the picture above), I added the other sections that would be inside the flaps.  I attached all the bases/papers and photos first, then finished off with embellishing.

Tip: To add Flip Flaps to your page, fold the adhesive strip towards the opening of the flip flap and use a Bone Folder to set the crease.  Remove the adhesive strip and attach to the top of your page protector.  Make sure that if you are doing a two-page layout that you have your pages positioned correctly in the page protectors.

First page flipped open to the side:

Flip Flap Layout by Wendy Kessler

Second page flipped up:Flip Flap Layout by Wendy Kessler

Full layout with all the flaps open:Flip Flap Layout by Wendy Kessler

Now hop on over to Cathy Bufano!

List of participants:

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (Letter J)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter J. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “J” element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Catherine Nowak ~ CatScrapbooking.com then you’re on the right track!10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_nCupcake Wars Layout by Wendy KesslerProducts used are all Close to My Heart: Happy Times Paper Packet, Juniper Cardstock, Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge, Gold Shimmer Trim, Corner Rounder, ShinHan Marker Vivid Green, Micro-tip Scissors, and Scallop Border Punch.

My layout is a centered on the color Juniper for my “J” element which I used as the Cardstock base for this layout.  I cut the foil flowers out from one of the B&T papers in the Happy Times Paper Packet.  I used the ShinHan Marker Vivid Green marker to color the leaves!  You can just “scribble” the color over the leaves and then cut out because the gold foil resists the marker ink.
IMG_9091Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Diana Saunders ~ Farmer Di Stamps.

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

May2016OptWelcome to our National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring this month’s special, the Happy Times Paper Packet and Happy Times Stamp Set.

If you have come here from Kathy Burrows’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! 

Happy Times Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Happy Times Paper Packet, Happy Times Stamp Set, Watercolor Paints, Waterbrush – Small Round, Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp PadWhite Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

With the current coloring rage, I just had to try it with this paper.  I colored with the Waterbrush and Watercolor Paints because I wanted a more subdued look.  I didn’t use much water so the paper curled only slightly and flattened out once I applied it to the card front.  I added a simple sentiment using the Archival Black Ink so that it would stand out but still showcase the coloring on the card.  You can do recreate this card with any colors of your choice.  I will add that lighter colors work best because the design outline is a lighter color.

Visit my blog tomorrow to see a layout I created with the Happy Times Paper Packet and a fun way to use the foil flowered paper.

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

The Happy Times National Scrapbooking Month paper packet and stamp set are available during the month of May (while supplies last) so don’t miss out.  Shop now!

May 2016 SOTM Blog Hop (Celebrate With Cake)

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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the May 2016 SOTM, which is Celebrate with Cake, a set of 17 stamps.

If you have come here from Michelle 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! 


Sweet 16 Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Celebrate with Cake stamp set (May 2016 SOTM), Happy Times Paper Packet (part of the May 2016 Constant Campaign), Handwritten Print stamp set, Pacifica Ink, White Daisy CardstockMarvy Uchida LePen Journaling PenMemento Tuxedo Black Ink, ShinHan Markers (Cerulean Blue Light, Cherry Pink, Vivid Green, Golden Yellow, Marigold), and Memory Book Mini Glue Dots.

To create my card, I first stamped all the images onto a piece of White Daisy Cardstock.  After stamping the number 6, I outlined with my Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen.  I added the flame to the top by only inking that portion of the stamp.  I fussy-cut the flowers and added with Glue Dots.

Now “Hop” on over to Melinda Everitt’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Celebrate with Cake Stamp Set is only available through the end of May!

This set is available on my website for only $5 with a $50 purchase.  Shop now!

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More artwork (by corp):

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5½” x 4¼” Happy Birthday Card
S1605 My Acrylix® Celebrate with Cake
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1246 Hollyhock Cardstock
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2650 Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Thread

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12″ x 12″ Celebrate Love Page
S1605 My Acrylix® Celebrate with Cake
X7210B Calypso Paper Packet
X7208B Florence Paper Packet
X7209B Magical Paper Packet
X5777 Fern Cardstock
X5635 Topiary Cardstock
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2650 Fern Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2155 Topiary Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
44751 Archival Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z2013 Sequins Silver Assortment
Z3095 Whisper Thick Twine
3505 Watercolor Pencils
3174 Blending Pen
Z3171 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Z3169 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Thread
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
1¼” <Banner4> (cut 5, p. 49)
Artbooking
1½” <font> “Love”

Everything ABC’s Blog Hop (Letter I)

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!  For this hop we will be featuring the letter I. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “I” element will be featured in their post.  If you came from Catherine Nowak then you’re on the right track!10178117_10208292254205571_4929240357548789413_n

Hippo Ballet Cards by Wendy Kessler

Shine On Cards by Wendy Kessler

Gem Cards by Wendy Kessler

Princess Cards by Wendy Kessler

Shine On Cards by Wendy Kessler

Diamond Cards by Wendy Kessler

Shine On Cards by Wendy Kessler

One of a Kind Cards by Wendy Kessler Interactive Cards by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Kaleidoscope Paper Packet, Wishes, Diamonds Are Forever stamp set, Birthday Princess stamp set, Safari Ballet stamp set, Inks (Cotton Candy, Gypsy, Pear, Slate), Shinhan Markers (Warm Grey 4, Tender Pink, Mahogany, Light Orange, Golden Yellow, Pastel Green, Lavender), White Shimmer Trim, Pink Shimmer Trim, Bitty Sparkles, and White Cards & Envelopes.

It was so much fun making this set of cards!  I’ve pictured them side by side so you can see how easy it is to make them all different by changing the orientation, colors, etc.  My letter “I” was Idea book (Wishes), Interactive (last card), and Inks.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is Lauren Moore.