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

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

The hostess rewards program has remained the same (which is awesome) with one addition.  We now have exclusive stamps sets available only to hostesses.  You can get your hands on any of these stamp sets by being a hostess and using your free product credit towards the purchase of any of these discounted stamp sets!

Washi Wonder Hostess Set - WendyKessler.CTMH.comD1558 Washi Wonder, only $10.00

The Party Is On Hostess Set - WendyKessler.CTMH.comC1568 The Party Is On, only $8.00

You Only Live Once Hostess Set - WendyKessler.CTMH.comB1434 You Only Live Once, only $6.00

Family Photo Hostess Set - WendyKessler.CTMH.comB1433 Family Photo, only $6.00

Friend Hostess Set - WendyKessler.CTMH.comA1142 Friend, only $4.00

Bright All Night Hostess Set - WendyKessler.CTMH.comA1148 Quick Cards – Bright All Night, only $4.00

Wintry Wishes Hostess Set - WendyKessler.CTMH.comC1560 Wintry Wishes, only $8.00

Here is some sample artwork created with these stamp sets:

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Take advantage of the opportunities from Close To My Heart to earn Hostess Rewards stamp sets; must-have sets, just for you! Watch this video to see one of these adorable stamp sets in action and learn how to get your own.

Contact me today to learn how you can earn these exclusive stamp sets!

Band Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Frosted Paper Packet, Ruby Cardstock, Black Mini-Medley Accents Collection, Ruby Mini-Medley Accents Collection, Black Glitter Paper, Red Shimmer Trim, Scallop Border Punch, Swirls Around stamp set, and Black ink.
I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy.
Challenge: Kaboodle Doodles – Music and/or the Arts

I used the Scallop Border Punch to punch the Red Shimmer Trim.  I wasn’t sure but it worked and I love the look!