Jump on it July – July Constant Campaign

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Welcome to the Jump on it July Constant Campaign Blog Hop – we are the Close to My Heart consultants that bring you the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring the Hostess Rewards Stamp sets found in the Annual Inspirations catalog.  If you’ve come here from Kathy Burrows’ blog you are on the right track, if you’re just starting here don’t worry we are a great big circle and if you click the links at the end of each page you’ll eventually end up right back where you started.  .  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

It wasn’t hard for me to decide which Hostess Stamp Set to use because getting to purchase the exclusive hostess stamp sets without having to book a party is like Christmas in July!  I chose to create my artwork with the Be Jolly set, 4 magnificent sentiment stamps perfect for the inside or outside of your Christmas Cards.

After spending 4 days at the Close to My Heart Convention in Disneyland, I was missing my crafting time.  Not that I didn’t get some there (that artwork will be coming soon) but it’s just not the same as spreading out and making your own inky mess.  I knew I wanted to do a square card and rarely do I reinvent the wheel so I reached for my Wishes book and used the All Squared Up pattern.  If you haven’t added our How To Program Books to your collection stop everything right now and go buy them.  Honestly you will ask yourself how you survived without them.

I wanted to keep my cards simple so I stuck with a traditional Christmas palette of Topiary and Ruby in both cardstock and ink.  I did spruce them up a bit with a touch of glitter paper behind the Art Philosophy Cut sentiment and a few Clear Sparkles.  For a bit more I added either a cricut cut holly or tree to the inside.

Now hop on over to Paige’s blog and see what she has to share…I’m sure it’s absolutely amazing!  Be sure you visit all the other consultants blogs to get some fun ideas and remember the Jump on it July campaign only runs through the end of July!

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Nice Neutral Newlyweds

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter N.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their M element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy.  If you’re coming from >>> you’re on the right path.

My “N” is two fold…a neutral card using the Newlyweds stamp.

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I love Close to My Heart’s Embossing Folders  the Damask Embossing Folder leaves such a nice clean, deep impression.  I especially love using it on our white daisy cardstock for it’s elegant look.  I wanted a simple and elegant look for this wedding card so I kept with a neutral palette of black & white.  The card front is tied with a piece of black Baker’s Twine and the Newlywed car is mounted on 2 inch square cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge, the square is then cut again at 2 1/4 from Black Glitter Paper.  I know I’ve mentioned that I love our Glitter Paper because it doesn’t “shed” and works slick as a whistle in the Cricut.

As you know I think it’s just as important to decorate the inside of the card so after stamping “Oh Happy Day” from the Artiste Collection Bundle I topped it off with silver and black Shimmer Trim.

I hope you’ll hop on over to Catherine’s Catscrapbooking where you’ll discover her use of the letter N.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tracey

A Glitzy Bit of Love

I originally made this card for the Everything ABC blog hop, but due to a posting error, I was omitted from the list of hoppers!  When I stumbled across the Blog Hop, the first thing that came to my mind was “Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?”  So Today’s Episode is brought to you by the Letter E!  The inspiration was to find something using the letter “E”.  I chose the new Marquee Enamel Shapes!

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I love using the patterns from the Make It From Your Heart Volumes – beautiful patterns from Jeanette Lynton for Scrapbook and Card Making.  This card is Pattern 22 from Volume 2.  I really wanted this to have a pop of color so although I started with the Kraft cardstock as my card base I added both Pink and Green Glitter Paper.  Close to My Heart has the best glitter paper on the market in my opinion as it doesn’t shed and also cuts perfectly with the Cricut!  I stamped my Dragonfly in Buttercup Ink and then sponge daubered it with Pear and Cotton Candy for a multi-colored look.

I think the Marquee Enamel shapes are a very fun look to add a little pop without over the top BLING!  They coordinate with the Doodle Signs Hostess Exclusive Stamp set and the Artbooking Cartridge.

I appreciate you stopping by to take a look at my blog!  I hope I’ve inspired you to take a look around your craftroom for something that starts with the letter “E”

Tracey