Archive for the ‘Cards’ Category

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

Grateful Heart Workshop Your Way

On November 2, we will be creating the Grateful Heart Scrapbooking Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by October 5 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Grateful Heart Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1 – Grateful Heart Paper Packet
1 – Grateful Heart Complements
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Mink, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Grateful Heart Heart Cork Shapes
1 – Fern-stitched Ribbon
Photo Placeholders
Printed instructions

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to complete three 2-page layouts (shown above).

Additional Picture My Life Layout: To create the Picture My Life layout for this workshop, simply add:
Design 2 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors
Design 4 Pocket Plus Memory Protectors

Additional Cardmaking Project: (Make 8 cards, 2 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!)
My Acrylix Grateful Heart – Cardmaking stamp set
Fern Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad
Pomegranate Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad
Saffron Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad
Sapphire Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad
Mini Stapler
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Pomegranate, Sapphire, Glacier, New England Ivy, Fern, Saffron, Goldrush, Espresso, Mink, White Daisy

Other coordinating products:
Grateful Heart Coordinating Cardstock
Grateful Heart – Scrapbooking stamp set
Living My Best Life stamp set

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
Thanks & Giving

The current Constant Campaign is:
Holiday Sparkle: Shake things up this holiday season with the Holiday Sparkle Cut Above card kit! This kit contains materials for creating 12 festive shaker cards, including printed card bases, die-cut pieces, stickers, sparkly sequins, and simple assembly instructions.
Advent Calendar: Make this holiday season extra joyful with this enchanting advent calendar from the brand new Cricut Season of Joy collection. You can now purchase a custom bundle of papers chosen especially for creating this project; pair this bundle with your Cricut collection, a few accessories, and a My Acrylix stamp set and you’ll have everything you need to create this festive papercrafting project!
Important Things: Highlight the unique things that are important to you with The Important Things Everyday Life workshop. This workshop shows you how to create eight 6″ × 8″ layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life album.

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!