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Spin Cards & a CCR File

I Love You Spin Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes, Laughing Lola Paper Packet, Dotted Love Stamp Set, Aqua Dots, Bronze Shimmer Trim, and Slate ink.

Happy Birthday Spin Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & EnvelopesLaughing Lola Paper Packet, Heartfelt Birthday Wish Stamp SetBronze Shimmer Trim, and Ruby ink.

Sarita Snowflake Spin Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & EnvelopesLaughing Lola Paper Packet, Sarita Paper Packet, Single Snowflake Stamp Set, Scallop Border Punch, and inks (Gypsy, Lagoon).

Happy Birthday Spin Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes, Huntington Paper Packet, Babycakes Paper PacketHeartfelt Birthday Wish Stamp Set, A Little Gift Stamp SetScallop Border PunchBronze Shimmer Trim, and inks (Slate, Saddle).

Gift Spin Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes,  Huntington Paper PacketBabycakes Paper PacketA Little Gift Stamp SetScallop Border PunchBronze Shimmer Trim, and inks (SlateSaddle).

Frosted Snowflake Spin Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used: White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes, Frosted Paper PacketSingle Snowflake Stamp Set, Base & Bling Floral Accents, and Champagne ink.

These are some of the new Spin Cards that we made at convention.  One of the things I found very frustrating was cutting that middle square so my paper would fit the front of the card.  I decided I would never make another one unless there was a better solution, so I came up with one.  I created a CCR file to cut my paper to fit the front of the Spin Cards!  Anyone who orders a package of the Spin Cards from me will receive this file for free, just send me an email request once you’ve placed your order.  It makes them so much faster and easier to cover!  Images used are from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

Technique Blog Hop- Stamping on different mediums

Welcome to this month’s Technique Blog Hop.  This month we are stamping on different mediums besides paper.  

If you have already started the hop you should be coming from Debi, otherwise continue through until you make your way back here.

Originally, I had planned to use the My Creations Muslin Drawstring Bags for this project until I realized that I didn’t have any.  So, I went digging through my supplies and found these cork shapes.  I used my new favorite Archival Black ink to stamp on them to give a nice dark image.  For the smaller black stars, I stamped them until they were completely covered with ink (or you could use a background stamp or the back of a stamp).  The camera-shaped cork piece does have a circle in the middle that punches out but it was easy to keep together when I took it off the sheet and attach to my card.

You're a Star Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: ProPlayer Paper PacketColor-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes, Take Note Stamp Set (included in the Artbooking Cricut Collection), Slate Striped Twist Ties, and Archival Black Ink.

Challenges: H2H Challenge Sentiment-ally Yours and this Deconstructed Sketch:

Your next stop is Shirley!

Here are this month’s participants:
1. Debi
2. Wendy K.
3. Shirley
4. Tabbi
5. Stephanie
6. Joy

2013 Fall/Winter CTMH New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to another New Product Blog Hop!  If you’ve already started, you are coming from Katy Taylor.

WOTG-Laughing Lola Cards - WendyKessler.CTMH.com

 

WOTG-Frosted Cards - WendyKessler.CTMH.com

Close to My Heart has two new Workshop On the Go Card Kits – Laughing Lola and Frosted.  They are also at a new price of $24.99.  I just love these card kits and they are great for both beginners and experts.  My favorite of the two is the Frosted Cardmaking Kit so that’s what I am sharing with you today.  The kit gives instructions for a total of 15 cards (5 each of 3 different designs).

Frosted Christmas Cards by Wendy Kessler

I always like closeups so here are additional pictures of each card individually:

Holly Jolly Christmas card by Wendy Kessler

May Your Days Be Merry & Bright Christmas Card by Wendy Kessler

Warm Winter Wishes Christmas Card by Wendy Kessler

In addition to your basic supplies, you will need these inks to complete your kit: Cocoa, Olive, Ruby, and Twilight.

Once you have finished the cards, you can use the stamp set to create more cards or use it on scrapbook pages or other projects.

Now move on to your next stop – Laurie Newton!

Here is a list of the participants:
Kathleen Androlewicz
Sheila Bennett
Melinda Everitt
Wendy Coffman
Michelle Jones
Helen Onulak
Elizabeth Mindemann
Georgia Hauglid
Heather Schmuckal
Terry Ann Diack
Misty Jackson
Katy Taylor
Wendy Kessler
Laurie Newton
Karen Fullam
Vicki Price
Haley Dyer
Michelle Loncar
Pam Ellison
Melissa Laverty
Joy McHargue
Maureen OSullivan
Beth Naumann
Gina Brandstetter
Jean McNulty
Allisa Chilton (no post)
Lucy Kelleher
Dawn Ross
Maria Myers
Adeline Brill
Tamra Pope

Simple Flower Card

Flower Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Veranda Paper and ribbon (retired), Vanilla Cream cardstock (retired), and Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood (available August 1, 3013)  Challenge: Crazy 4 Challenges

After I finished a layout today, I saw the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch and was inspired to use up my scraps!  This is a good 5-minute card!  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the layout!

Generation Stamping – Technique Blog Hop

This month’s technique for our blog hop is Generation Stamping.  This is when you stamp your image more than once without reinking your stamp.  This gives a lighter color than the original and is a great effect.

If you’ve started the hop, you will be coming from Shirley, or you can start here and continue through until you make your way back.

Stamped Snowflake Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Snowflakes stamp set, White Daisy Cardstock, Ink (Outdoor Denim, Cotton Candy, Sky), and Stardust Glitter Glitz.

I will be completely honest, I had no idea what I was going to do for this hop.  I made myself sit down yesterday and do it.  I started with Pinterest for some ideas and surprisingly came up with nothing.  I knew at that point I was in trouble.  Then, I just started thinking about how I could make a simple card, something quick and easy to get my creativity flowing again.  Here it is the middle of July and I thought of snowflakes!  The result was a simple stamped card.  You could leave it as is without embellishing but I just had to add a bit of sparkle!

I hope you enjoy our stamping blog hop.  Tabbi is your next stop!

Here is a list of this month’s participants:
1. Debi
2. Shirley
3. Wendy
4. Tabbi