Stronger Together

One of my favorite things about Close to My Heart is their response to disasters.  The Stronger Together stamp set was released in response to the recent hurricanes in the United States and the wildfires in both the United States and Canada.  All proceeds from the sale of this $13.95 stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross.

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I love the mixed fonts of these sentiments – they can be used for so many situations and as the name states we truly are Stronger Together!

My card has a panel that has been embossed with the Rose Embossing folder on white daisy cardstock cut just 1/4 inch smaller than the base card, a layer of Black, Bashful and White are layered and then popped up with Thin 3D foam tape.  The ribbon from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge was cut from Bashful Glitter paper and also popped up, the sentiment was stamped directly on the white panel with black ink.

I hope you’ll consider purchasing the Stronger Together stamp set.  You can order it from my website by clicking on stamps and then charity or by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by!  I love reading your comments so I hope you’ll take an extra minute and leave me a little love.

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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!