Saturday, December 16, 2017

Featured Paper Blog Hop- Basics Fundamentals

The core of Close To My Heart's paper is our cardstock and coordinating Fundamentals patterned paper.  These papers are available all year.  This month, our featured paper is the Basics Fundamentals.  I love, love, love the neutral colors and gorgeous patterns of this collection. (If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Kathleen's blog.  From here, you'll visit RaNae's blog next.)
For this Christmas card for a dear friend, I really wanted to focus on the reason for the season, which I felt called for simplicity  I used some of the brown papers of the Basics collection paired with the Prince of Peace stamp set.  After stamping the star sentiment in Nutmeg, I used my gold marker to trace over the star.  I used some burlap ribbon and gold glitter gems to highlight this sentiment.
The inside nativity scene was cut with the (retired) CTMH/Cricut Artfully Sent cartridge.  All I had to do was choose my papers and cut them at 7" according the Cricut guide, then assemble.  While you can't see it in this picture, I wrote my Christmas wishes in gold marker on the inside of the card (in front of the nativity scene).

Now that I have made this one, I am thinking about making another pop-up card that I can set on a table in my house.  Thank you for hopping through the Basics Fundamentals Featured Paper blog hop!  I wish you the very best this holiday season!  I would really appreciate a comment before you head off to visit RaNae's blog next.  Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop: Glitter Is Glamorous

Close To My Heart offers a lovely array of glitter paper and shimmer trim to add some sparkle to your projects.  Glitter is indeed glamorous along this Technique Blog Hop!  (If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Melissa's blog.  From here, you'll visit Darlys next.)
My card begins with a White Daisy card base that I've added Basic Fundamentals to, plus Bashful glitter paper and Silver shimmer trim.  I used the Flower Market CTMH/Cricut cartridge to cut the heart-shaped sentiment and Bashful glitter mat.  I stamped the sentiment in Charcoal and the heart in Bashful from the set A1192, Happy Hearts.  I wish you could see the shimmer in real life!

Please leave a comment before visiting Darlys's blog next!  Thank you!

Sunday, December 3, 2017

December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: A Little Bit of Pun

Welcome to the December stamp of the month blog hop featuring A Little Bit of Pun!  You're in for lots of fun along this hop!  (If you're already hopping then you've probably arrived from Corinna's blog.  From here, you'll visit Vickie's blog next.)
This treat holder measures 2.5"x3.25" and holds a sweet square of chocolate inside.
To make this treat holder, I start with a piece of 2.5"x7" card stock that I scored at 3-1/4" from each of the ends and then folded to make the "tent."

I used Whimsy fundamentals, Sweet Leaf and White Daisy card stock, Charcoal ink, and watercolor pencils (without water) for the front.  The Sweet Leaf ribbon is from the Whimsy collection.
This little 3"x3" card uses Whimsy fundamentals, Basic fundamentals, Charcoal ink, and watercolor pencils (again without water) plus gold glitter gems.

I hope these two little projects have inspired you.  I'd love for you to leave comment before you hop on to the next stop.  Be sure to go visit Vickie's blog next on our punny hop!
{Click HERE for all the hop participants and their blogs.}


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