Archive for the ‘Cards’ Category

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

Here’s to You CTMH Blog Hop

Welcome to our Here’s to You Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the stamp sets in the Here’s to You special. There are 4 exclusive stamps as part of this special as well as two bundle options for creating a workshop of one 12×12 layout and 7 cards.

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! 


Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Cardstock (White Daisy, Mink, Glacier, New England Ivy, Peacock, Eggplant, Bashful), Vellum, Silver Glitter paper, Sending Sunshine stamp set, Wishing You Joy stamp set, To You stamp set, Flourishing Friendship stamp set, and White Pearls.

By changing the cardstock colors, I created completely different looking cards using the same workshop instruction that were included in the kit.

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!

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Sweet Friends Cardmaking Workshop Your Way

The Workshop Your Way Sweet Friends Cardmaking Kit includes:
1 – Exclusive workshop stamp set
3 – Documented sheets
2 – cardstock sheets (1 Bashful, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Gold Glitter Gems (Z3312)
12 – white card bases & envelopes
Printed instructions

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: 
Bashful Ink
Eggplant Ink
Pewter Ink
Shimmer Brush – Gold
3-D Foam Dots

More Central Park Artwork

12″ x 12″ Endless Sunshine Page
D1775 My Acrylix Central Park— Scrapbooking Stamp Set
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3367 Vellum Paper
Z2819 Bashful Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2841 Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2808 Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2892 Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2852 Poppy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2807 Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X7231C Central Park Complements
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Z4181 Thin Cuts—Stitched Circles
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine 4¼” x 5½” Home Sweet Home Card (Vertical)
Z4179 Central Park Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z2892 Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z899 Black Memento Ink Pad
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Z3216 White Twine
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3224 Waterbrush—Small Round
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine

Congratulations Gift Card Box
Z4179 Central Park Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2892 Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2852 Poppy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3216 White Twine
Z4150 Thin Cuts—Gift Card Box
Z4187 Thin Cuts—Stitched Ovals
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Die-cutting Machine

4¼” x 5½” Home Is Where the Heart Is Card (Horizontal)
Z4179 Central Park Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
X7231B Central Park Paper Packet
X5967 Pacifica Cardstock
Z3146 Watercolor Paper
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2892 Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3216 White Twine
Z4178 Central Park Sequins
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3224 Waterbrush—Small Round
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1297 Edge Distresser
Die-cutting Machine