Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop for the Januaary/February 2021 catalog! If you have come here from Michelle Loncar’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!

I love the new Diagonal Stripe Slimline Thin Cut and couldn’t wait to get it and play. I also love the Distress Oxide inks and wanted to tie them in. Here is what I came up with!

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Diagonal Stripe Slimline Thin Cut, Stitched Hexagons Thin Cuts, White Daisy Cardstock, Lagoon Cardstock, Sapphire Cardstock, Mint Cardstock, Months of the Year – February stamp set, Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink, Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink, Flamingo Shimmer Brush, TriBlend Markers (Aqua Blue Blend, Blue Turquoise Blend, True Blue Shades), and Slimline cards & envelopes.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultant blogs for some great crafting ideas!

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Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month we are highlighting BORDER STAMP SETS. 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 Cat Nowak’s Blog, you are on the right track!

Supply List:  Gold Foil Patterns Paper, Gold Foil Paper, Happiness Paper Packet, Rectangle Stitched Frames Thin Cuts, Lovely Borders stamp + thin cuts, Green Apple Ink, True Blue Shades TriBlend Marker, Black Journaling Pen (.03), Stacy’s Hand stamp set, Archival Black Ink and Gold Glitter Gems.

The Lovely Borders stamp + thin cuts is a great set! I’ve used it on my layout as a stamped border along the bottom of the page. With just the thin cut, I created the scalloped border along the photo and I’ve also used it stamped and cut with the thin cuts and also hand-cutting for additional accents throughout the page. The flowers are colored with the TriBlend Marker. The foil piece along the bottom framing the photos is a scrap from cutting two of the stitched rectangle frames (so keep this in mind when placing those cuts!).

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Michelle Loncar’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!

Vision boards are very popular right now, especially at the beginning of a new year and this frame is a great way to create one. You could also add a scrapbook page to the frame or even something interchangeable! The wooden frame can be left natural, painted, or covered with paper. I chose to use the Mint Shimmer Brush to add color and sparkle to mine.

Supplies are all Close to My Heart: Wood Frame, Silver Foil Patterns Paper Packet, Perfect Match Paper, July/August Mix-in Paper Packet, Mint Cardstock, Mint Shimmer Brush, Smoothie Ink, Black Ink, Make It Happen stamp set, Striped Ribbon Bows, and Clear Sparkles.

The Happiness Lives Here Cardmaking Workshop Kit includes:
1 – Exclusive workshop stamp set + Thin Cuts
2 – Happiness Lives Here patterned paper sheets
4 – cardstock sheets (1 Desert Rose, 1 Sundance, 2 White Daisy)
1 – Wood Hearts (Z3869)
16 – white card bases & envelopes
Printed instructions

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

Use the Happiness Lives Here cardmaking workshop kit to create 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs. The workshop kit includes an exclusive B-size stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts, as well as assembly instructions with tips for building backgrounds with stamp images.

Additional Supplies needed: 
Blue Belle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Desert Rose Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sage Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sundance Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Glue Dots Micro Dots

CTMH Facebook Live Event:
February 9 – Happiness Lives Here Cardmaking Workshop