New Ways to Use Your Embossing Folders

This is the same technique that I used for this wedding card (I inked the opposite side from what is shown in the video).  Here’s a video on how it’s done:

Products featured in this video:
M1054 XOXO Stamp Set
D1618 Build-a-Cake Stamp Set
Pomegranate Cardstock
Glacier Cardstock
Lagoon Cardstock
White Daisy Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Gold Glitter Paper
Watercolor Paper
Pomegranate Ink Pad
Canary Ink Pad
Versamark Ink Pad
Sequins Gold Assortment
Sequins Silver Assortment
Diamond Embossing Folder
Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Ranger Silver Super Fine Embossing Powder
Silver Shimmer Trim
3D Foam Tape
Craft Heater
Spray Pen
Watercolor Paints
Cricut Art Philosophy
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Cricut Cuttlebug

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 ~ 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!

#All the Albums

1605-cc-all-the-albumsNow through the end of May*, Close To My Heart’s amazing My Legacy™ albums are on sale for 25% off through our #AlltheAlbums special! That is a savings of over $8.50 per album! Choose from a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles. But this offer is only available while supplies last, so place your order early to make sure you get the styles and colors you love. They’re built to last and going fast—order yours today!

*Offer valid while supplies last. Sale ends May 31, 2016 (11:59 pm MDT). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items.

National Scrapbooking Month – Happy Times

1605-cc-happy-timesHappy times can be yours during the month of May because it’s National Scrapbooking Month, and we’re offering an exciting promotion to celebrate! With a qualifying purchase of $60, you can get the exclusive Happy Times paper packet for FREE! This fun paper packet, which is available for one month only, features floral designs, gold foil details, and more! You can also purchase this exclusive paper packet at full retail for $14.95 with no purchase requirement. Additionally, we’ve designed a coordinating D-size stamp set, My Acrylix® Happy Times, to go with the paper packet, which you can purchase for $17.95. There’s never been a better time to treat yourself to some beautiful new paper!

Products featured in this video:
CC1064 My Acrylix Happy Times
C1647 My Acrylix A Bunch of Love
CC1063 Happy Times Paper Packet
White Daisy Cardstock
Fern Ink Pad
Cotton Candy Ink Pad
Canary Ink Pad
Saffron Ink Pad
Goldrush Ink Pad
Glacier Ink Pad
Pixie Ink Pad
Hollyhock Ink Pad
Black Ink Pad
Pomegranate Ink Pad
Sorbet Ink Pad
VersaMark Ink Pad
My Creations Hip Pics  Album
Clear Sparkles
White Twine
Sequins Gold Assortment
3D Foam Tape
Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder
Craft Heater
ShinHan Touch Twin Sap Green Marker
Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Cricut Artistry Collection