Sliding with The Long Way Home

Happy Monday!  I told you this stamp set was getting lots of use!  Today I’m featuring it in a slider card…I love cards with movement and this one was so darn fun to make and easy too!


I knew I wanted to feature the bus this time – I’ve done several cards with the car, but I just love this VW Bus.  The palm tree is cut from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge and the sun in punched with the 1″ circle punch and the rest of the components of the card are fussy cut.  Notice the street sign, the pole is made with shimmer trim that has been cut down using our trimmer (it’s about an 1/8 of an inch wide)  to complete the card I layered some of the purple enamel hearts over the hearts that appear on the bus and on the heart on the inside of the card.  You can find the instructions for the Easy Slider Card here.

What will you do with the adorable stamp set?  Don’t forget to get yours ordered before the end of June.  If you don’t have a consultant yet, I’d love to be yours – you can visit my webpage here.

Thank you for stopping by – I hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment about this card.

What if you did…

Something totally outside the box?

Pink car, gold hubcaps?

Don’t you just love these bright pink card bases in the Cut Above Jubilee card kit?

Thanks for stopping by!

A Long Way Home – June SOTM


Welcome to the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  The Long Way Home is a fun set of 15 stamps featuring fun road signs and modes of transportation!  If you’ve come here from Michelle’s Handmade World you are on the right track.  If you started here, that’s ok too…our blog hop is a great big circle and if you get lost along the way you can find the list of hoppers here!

This month there are almost 30 Close to My Heart consultants sharing their art in this blog hop.  I hope you’ll hop through each one to gain some inspiration on using this fun set.  Blog hopping is simple just click on the link at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next consultant and eventually wind up back where you started – no road signs needed!

This month I decided to focus my classes on the men in our lives and I made a card perfect for a birthday, father’s day or just because!  I decided to use the colors and papers from the Urban Paper Packet.  I love the grunge look of some of the papers – they are definitely guy themed.


I started by random stamping the road signs and arrows along the top of the card then layered on the papers.  To finish off the card I used embellishments from the Urban Complements pack along with some Bronze Glitter Trim and Blue Enamel & Glitter Gems.  I really love how this card turned out.

I first thought that this would be a tough set for making cards, but I’ve had fun using it and will feature it on Monday’s throughout June so I hope you’ll come back and take a look.  If you’d like to follow my blog by e-mail so you don’t miss a post just click on the follow button along the right side of the page.

Now I’d like to direct you to Maureen’s blog where I’m sure she’s got something wonderful to share.  Make sure you hop around to all the consultants.  Remember the June Stamp of the month is only available thru June 30th – don’t delay order yours here today!

Urban Card Workshop

Do you struggle with masculine themed cards?  Come learn some fun techniques and make some cards for the men in your life.  Two of the three cards we’ll be making are pictured here…the third features the June SOTM so you are gonna have to wait!

  • Workshop Date:  Thursday, June 9th
  • Times:  10 am or 6:30pm
  • Place:  Tracey’s Craft Coop
  • Cost:  $15
  • RSVP & Pay by May 26th

OPTIONAL:  You may want to purchase the Urban complements pack to accessorize these cards.