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Shake Things Up! CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting Shaker Thin Cuts. This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Debi McBain Blog, you are on the right track!

It was so much fun using some new products to create this card. I was disappointed when the thin cuts for this stamp set sold out but it really isn’t hard at all to fussy cut. I will mention that you do not need much “filler” in a shaker card like this where there is a sentiment underneath. I used pieces from the Loose Sequins to embellish my card.

Supply List: Thin Cuts – Shaker Window & Confetti, Shaker Window Foam & Acetate, Wonder of the Season stamp set, Carmine ShinHan Marker, Sap Green ShinHan Marker, Almond Cardstock, Intense Black Ink Pad, Gold Sequin Ribbon, Gold Loose Sequins, Tis the Season Paper Packet, and White Card & Envelopes.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Michelle Johns’ Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

November SOTM (Seasonal Trees) Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring November’s SOTM, which is Seasonal Trees, a set of 23 stamps. If you have come here from Catherine Nowak’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.

This month Close To My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To follow along just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Products used are all Close to My Heart: Seasonal Trees stamp set, Boutique Scrapbooking stamp set, Inks (Saffron, Goldrush, New England Ivy, Pomegranate, Espresso), Cardstock (Goldrush, New England Ivy), Gold Ribbon, Gold Glitter Gems, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.

To create the stamped tree on this card, I inked the leaves in the lightest color (Saffron), then added other ink colors to the stamp with sponge daubers before stamping. I just love the variation of fall colors that can be created with this technique.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Sanchez-Robinson’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 Seasonal Trees stamp set is only available until November 30, 2018! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


Here are some projects from corp that were made using this Stamp of the Month:

12″ x 12″ Memories Layout
S1811 My Acrylix® Seasonal Trees Stamp Set
X9000 Season Mix-in Paper Packet
X7237B Grateful Heart Paper Packet
X5990 Carolina Cardstock
X6002 Espresso Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z6505 Carolina Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6507 Clover Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2853 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X7238C Oh What Fun Complements
X7236C Hello Pumpkin Complements
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen

October SOTM (Thanks & Giving) Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring Octobers’s SOTM, which is Thanks & Giving, a set of 16 stamps. If you have come here from Catherine Nowak ‘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.

This month Close To My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To follow along just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Products used are all Close to My Heart: Thanks & Giving stamp set, Inks (Fern, Saffron, Almond, Toffee, Cranberry), Cardstock (Fern, Almond), Vellum, and Gold Glitter Gems.

Here is a layout created with all stamping, it’s a great way to get the most out of your stamps. Everything is stamped – the background paper, border, and title! I created the background by random stamping the leaf stamp in different colors on vellum paper. I created a garland-style border with another stamp and added the small heart for extra color. The Gold Glitter Gems are the icing on the cake – I use these for everything now! They are a must-have item!

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 Thanks & Giving stamp set is only available until October 31! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Here are some projects from corp that were made using this Stamp of the Month:

4¼” x 5½” Full Heart Card (Horizontal)
S1810 My Acrylix Thanks & Giving Stamp Set
X9000 Seasons Mix-in Paper Packet
X7237B Grateful Heart Paper Packet
X6019 Ruby Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2870 Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z4181 Thin Cuts—Stitched Circles
Z4242 Watercolor Pencils
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine
Sewing Machine

4¼” x 5½” Gather Together Card (Vertical)
S1810 My Acrylix Thanks & Giving Stamp Set
X5987 Bluebird Cardstock
X6011 New England Ivy Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2870 Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X7235C Boutique Complements
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z4181 Thin Cuts—Stitched Circles
Z4242 Watercolor Pencils
Z2027 Mini Stapler
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine

Sew What?! CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting stitching in our artwork – be it real stitches or faux stitching, using Thin Cuts, stamp images, etc. . This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you are coming from Debi McBain’s Blog, you are on the right track!

I used the Stitched Borders stamp set to create the background for this card. It was a great way to add color and originality. I also layered the ribbon and shimmer trim for a bit more pop.

Supplies used are all Closet to My Heart: Stitched Borders stamp set, Your Special Day stamp set, Inks (Clover, Raspberry, Bluebird, Nectarine), Gold Shimmer Trim, White & Gold Ribbon, White Daisy Cards & Envelopes.

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Michelle John’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!

September SOTM (Just Treats) Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring September’s SOTM, which is Just Treats, a set of 22 stamps. If you have come here from Melissa Robinson‘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.

This month Close To My Heart Consultants are sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. To follow along just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Products Used are all Close to My Heart: Just Treats Stamp Set, ‘Tis the Season Paper Packet, Gold Foil Paper, Black Shimmer Ribbon, Red Shimmer Brush, Archival Black Ink, and White Daisy Cards & Envelopes.

I had a difficult time with this card. I’ve seen all kinds of ideas using this stamp set with the Oh What Fun Papers, which are my favorite. I just love those colors! This is why it is so funny that my card ending up using the very traditional Christmas colors that are never my first choice.

Now “Hop” on over to Michelle Stewart‘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 Just Treats Stamp Set is only available until September 30! Visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Here are some projects from corp that were made using this Stamp of the Month:

12″ x 12″ Warm Winter Wishes Page
S1809 My Acrylix Just Treats Stamp Set
X7237B Grateful Heart Paper Packet
X7239B ‘Tis the Season Paper Packet
X6021 Sapphire Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2829 Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2825 Mink Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2870 Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2851 Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4230 Candy Apple Striped Ribbon
Z4198 Gold Sequin Ribbon
Z4190 Red Pearls
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3188 Paintbrush Set
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

Thankful for Sweet Friends Tag
S1809 My Acrylix Just Treats Stamp Set
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2823 Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2870 Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4190 Red Pearls
Z4194 White & Gold Skinny Ribbon
Z4198 Gold Sequin Ribbon
Z4305 Thin Cuts—Fancy Tags
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine