Colors From the Heart

September’s  National Stamping Month Card Kit From the Heart gives you all the supplies to make 12 beautiful interactive cards including an exclusive E sized stamp set.

From the Heart!

I was recently asked “what colors should I use to stamp my From the Heart cards?”  Although the choice is strictly yours – you can stamp in black and use watercolors or our ShinHan Touch Twin markers or any combination of our exclusive inks, however the sample artwork prepared by our art department used Slate, Fern, New England Ivy, Thistle, Blossom, Pomegranate, Pixie, Saffron, Canary, and Eggplant.

I hope that you will enjoy putting your card kits together.  Remember that you are not limited to just use this set as designed – you will find many uses for the interactive cards and stamp sets separately.  I will be posting some additional artwork this week I hope you’ll come back and see.

Don’t forget that this special is only available through the end of September or while supplies last – you also have the ability to purchase both the stamp set and refill cards separately at full retail price.

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Welcome Home Wreath

I’m super excited about my upcoming Welcome Home Wreath class on the 28th.

Yesterday I spent my afternoon coloring and shaping flowers.    This is an add-on to the wreath kit that is beautiful without the extra work.  It’s all up to you.


This is a picture of my flowers – with added color and embellishments. Below you will see a video from Close to My Heart on putting the wreath together.

Want to see my finished wreath…join me on the 28th.  There are four ways to get your wreath – three of which are free!  Visit my sales page at http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com

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I Flipped Over Heartstrings

Close to My Heart shared a video a number of months ago putting together some great stamping techniques into the Designed Decor Flip Stand Album.  I thought this was a great little project so I set out to make one for myself and have incorporated it into my monthly card classes.

I started with the Heartstrings Paper packet and just chose random stamp sets to complete the pages.  I can’t wait to get it filled with photos.

The techniques showcased were:  using markers; tone on tone stamping; tissue technique and masking; using the backside of a stamp for a base; curved stamping; kissing; paper piecing; using stamps for B&T paper; rock & roll and shadow stamping.

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My monthly card club is enjoying learning a new technique each month and it’s a super way to use up retired paper.  If they choose not to buy the flip stand album I have offered to use my bind it all so they can refer to their technique book.

If you’re a consultant and would like to make a project like this, please refer to the Training Videos on the Training and Events tab in Online Office for the video.

Thanks for stopping by – remember, stamping is more than putting ink on paper!

Alcohol Marker Madness

I have always been a fan of coloring…I think it comes from a wealth of childhood memories sitting with my mom and coloring books.  I have always loved stamped images that allowed me to relive those childhood memories and this fall Close to My Heart introduced a brand new line of Alcohol Markers.

Please watch the video for ideas on how you can magically turn your stamped items into colorful works of art.

http://youtu.be/Fcw3Vb1f3Es