September’s Stamp of the Month

September’s stamp of the month is a versatile set that will carry your gratitude throughout the fall.  This special D sized stamp set is only available during the month of September and is just $5 with a qualifying purchase.

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My card features a base of the new Color of the Year Bashful which looks so striking against the Charcoal dot of the Basic Fundamentals.  I then embossed the thanks and feathers on Eggplant with silver embossing powder.  If you know me you know that fussy cutting is not my thing, but I will admit, the feathers were not too bad to cut out.  Although it looks like the twine is holding them together it is actually just attached with a mini glue dot.

I hope you’ll consider adding the September Stamp of the Month to your shopping cart this month, you’ll find it perfect for everything from cards, scrapbook pages and maybe you’ll even consider a gratitude book.

Take a minute and leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my card.

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Rock & Roll Dragonfly – Color Dare #236

Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.  This week we are featuring  the colors: Pacifica, Emerald, Black & White.

 

I love these deep rich jewel tones, quite different than all the pinks, oranges and lavender I’ve been creating with lately.  My card was quite simple and I used an old favorite rock & roll technique on my dragonfly.

I took a close up so you could maybe see a little better.  First I inked it in black and stamped it and used the thin cut to die cut, then I inked him all up in Emerald and just rolled the tips of the wings in Pacifica die cut and then cut the wings apart and used a tiny bit of foam tape to mount them to the black body.  I finished it off with a couple of black dots on the ends of the wing.

OK, now it’s YOUR turn!  The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.  Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!

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While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!

I hope you’ll try the rock & roll technique it’s such a fun way to add extra color to your images.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find some crafty time this weekend.

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A Cup of Tea for Mom

This month the Stamp of the Month features 6 great teacup and coordinating images along with 5 sentiments which you can order for just $5US with a qualifying purchase.  That sounds Tea-riffic to me!

I decided to take some inspiration from the photo in the Seasonal Expressions and instead of a scrapbook I changed it to a 3.5 X 8 card.


I softly water colored my teacup to not smudge the pomegranate ink.  The sugar rush papers gave a fun texture to the base of the card.  I added a small piece of Sea Glass glitter paper on the inside edge to show under the scallops.

Remember the stamp of the month is only available during the month of March so order yours today by visiting my webpage http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.

I’d appreciate it if you took a moment and let me know what types of cards you like to make by leaving me a comment.

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Don’t Lose Your Mittens

I am having so much fun playing with the City Sidewalks paper packet.  It’s full of the traditional reds and greens of Christmas but there’s also some fun and festive blues.

This fun curtain fold card is one of the featured cards in my City Sidewalks class this month.  It’s such a pretty fold to feature our two-sided B&T papers.  The mittens are cut with our Cricut Artistry cartridge (p49).  They were cut in White Daisy and Crystal Blue and mounted with Thin 3D foam tape.

It’s a little difficult to see, but the B&T is layered on a panel of White Daisy which was embossed using the Snowflakes embossing folder.  I think it might be a little more visible in this close up.

Do you use embossing folders to add texture to your cards?  I think they are a quick easy way to add a little pizzazz to your cards.

Thanks for stopping by…you can purchase your any of the supplies I’ve used here by visiting my webpage www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.

Cheers to the New Year – November SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring November’s SOTM, which is New Years Cheer, a set of 13 stamps.  If you have come here from Crafty Carol’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:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

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This month we have almost 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I made this fun box using the new All About the Gold  and Rustic Home Fundamentals.  The tag was cut from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge in three sizes Black 2 3/4, Kraft 2 1/2 and Colonial White 2 1/4.  The glass of bubbly and sentiment was embossed using Versa Mark and Gold embossing powder.

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Now “Hop” on over to Sheila Bennett’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the November SOTM is only available until the 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

 

Yuletide Joy – October SOTM

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring October’s SOTM, which is Yultide Joy, a set of seven stamps.  If you have come here from Nina’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:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

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This month we have almost 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I reached for the Oh Deer paper packet for this card.  The soft colors of this paper packet, Bamboo, Cocoa, Colonial White, Dessert Sand, Fern, Juniper, Seaglass, Slate and Whisper and White Daisy paired with some Ruby cardstock really gives it a wintry feel.  I chose to use the Star image from the Stamp of the Month which coordinates with a Cricut Art Philosophy cut.  The Sea Glass star was cut out and then embossed in Gold and popped up onto a Dessert Sand tag.  I added a few accents – a piece of Sea Glass Glitter paper under the Zip Strip from Oh Deer and then a piece of White & Gold Twine doubled and tied in a knot to hold the tag on, I finished off the tag with two small Red Enamel Gems.

Now “Hop” on over to Terrie’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the October SOTM is only available untilOctober!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

What’s in a card?

The process I go through to make a card is no different than a lot of card makers…scan Pinterest, grab magazines and idea books and see what develops.  My favorites are the How To Idea Books offered by Close to My Heart.  They are full of terrific patterns for cards and scrapbook layouts.

This card is no exception to that rule, but the one thing I think that is important is paying attention to the details.  It’s one of the things I look for when I’m judging entries on various design teams that I’ve participated it.  What extra details were paid attention to?

I pepped up this simple pineapple card made with the Calypso papers just by adding a little detail to the white panel with the Diamond Embossing Folder.  The diamonds reminded me of the score lines on the pineapple which in my opinion (and hopefully yours) just took my card to the next level.  This embossing folder along with several others will be retired at the end of July…do you have yours?  I’d be happy to help you add it to your collection or you can contact your own Close to My Heart consultant.

Thank you for stopping by…I hope you’ll think about what goes into YOUR cards.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think is important in a card!

 

A Little Crabby

Do you know someone that’s been a little crabby lately?  Maybe you should brighten their day with a card!

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My friend, Debi, had this Beach Days (D1684) stamp set and I just HAD to borrow it for this card.  I love the beach and the Regatta Workshops Your Way (G1105) will get you all the paper and embellishments to make this card and MORE!  There are several things I LOVE about this card…first it has a ton of texture from the confetti embossing folder used on the white panel (which reminds me of bubbles) to the pennants and complement at the base of the tag.  Did you notice the zip strip?  I love incorporating them for a little surprise.

What could you use the Regatta papers for?

 

 

Hopping’ Down The Bunny Trail

Our power went off for 2 1/2 hours yesterday while I was in the middle of preparing for my upcoming $5 Card Class.  I wasn’t too worried because my craft room has plenty of light, but it did put a stop to my Cricut cutting.

I have recently become enamored with the monochromatic look it just seems like it gives a card such a fresh clean feeling.  I love the Dots embossing paired with the seersucker pattern from the Penelope paper packet.  The bunny is from one of my favorite sets Spring Critters and it has a Thin Cuts to match – no fussy cutting for this girl.  Mine is colored with our Shin Han markers and popped up on 3D Foam Tape.

Thinking about joining my $5 card class – it’s the first Thursday of every month – you’ll go home with three cute cards (in my opinion of course).

Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment what your favorite animal is from the Spring Critters Set.  Don’t have the set yet, just click on the link and it will take you right to the stamp set in my store.

 

Beloved Bouquet

As promised, I’m back with original artwork using January’s Stamp of the Month, Beloved Bouquet.

Who wouldn’t want to be your Valentine with this pretty card?  It’s my first time playing with the new diffuser and I love that it leaves a nice flat area that you can still stamp on.  I fussy cut the roses, surprisingly it was pretty easy, and popped up them with 3D foam tape.

If you don’t have a consultant of your own you can order your Valentine making supplies from my website and they’ll ship right to your door!

Thanks for stopping by…stay tuned, there’s more to come!