Something Old Something New

I think it’s important to recognize anniversary’s, whether it be yours, a family members or even a friends.  In today’s world it just seems too easy to walk away from a relationship so help me in rewarding some longevity!

My two anniversary cards are a little something old and a little something new.  Both paper packets are from the Annual Inspirations catalog – Georgie and Kaleidoscope.  Both two of my favorites, but with a totally different feel.  I used an old stamp of the month, Candlelight Garden and the current stamp of the month Celebrate with Cake.

I colored the Mason jar and flowers with Shin Han markers. You might be able to tell that the flowers are fussy cut and popped up on Thin 3D foam tape.  I stamped them once on the jar and then stamped them again to cut out.  I really like how this card turned out.

The “cake” card was paper pieced from the Kaleidoscope papers.  To color the roses I used a blender pen and the ink from the inside of an ink pad lid.  Simple but fun technique.  I embellished with lots of bitty sparkles.  I stamped the Celebrate over and over in Whisper ink for a soft simple background.

I hope you’ll consider making someone an anniversary card to celebrate their love.  Thank you for stopping by.  Leave me a comment with how many anniversaries you’ll be celebrating this year!  I’ll be celebrating number 6!

 

 

 

Another Piece of Cake

I have been really bad about sending cards – particularly birthday cards!  So bad that I think my “sorry I forgot” stamp has a permanent home on my desk top.

May’s Stamp of the Month, Celebrate with Cake has encouraged me to quit settling for a quick note on Facebook and actually send “real cards” to my friends and family this year.

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When you add this set of 17 stamps to your collection – you’ll not only be able to celebrate birthdays, but weddings and anniversaries too!  And let’s face it any other reason to Celebrate with Cake!

Close to My Heart offers all kinds of wonderful card making supplies – from our Cut Above card kits to the ink, stamps and papers to make a card from scratch.  Won’t you join me in bringing back birthdays?

Mine’s in August…when’s yours?  Leave me a comment if you’d like to get on my birthday list!

 

Celebrate with Cake – May SOTM

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring May’s SOTM, which is Celebrate with Cake a set of 17 stamps.  If you have come here from Jean McNulty’s Blog you are on the right path!    If you started here, 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.

 

This month we have over 20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Blog Hopping 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!

Whether your favorite is usually chocolate or vanilla – the Celebrate with Cake stamp set is going to be your new favorite!  Who wouldn’t love a cake made up with all the gorgeous patterns from the Georgie Paper Packet.  Look close at my wedding cake that’s been paper pieced together and the  3.5 X 8 size lets you slip a check right into the wedding card without being folded.


Now “Hop” on over to Sheila Bennet’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 May SOTM is only available until the last day of the month!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount