Thursday, March 24, 2022

More of the March Stamp of the Month: One Cool Cat

The cat stamp in the March stamp of the month, You're the G.O.A.T., is absolutely adorable (in my humble opinion)!

I used the Smarty Pants paper pack with Peach and Charcoal ink plus Onyx Liquid Pearls and bitty sparkles.  Who would you send this card to?

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

More of the March Stamp of the Month: No Lion

This simple card uses 1"x4" strips in Espresso, Mocha, Toffee, and Shortbread.

This color palette is so cute with so many stamps from the March stamp of the month, You're the G.O.A.T.!

Monday, March 21, 2022

H2H Challenges: Hip Hip Hooray!

It's time for another fun Heart2Heart Challenge: Hip Hip Hooray!  I've chosen to share a little birthday fun.

To create the focal image, I cut the base out of White Daisy cardstock using the coordinating Thin Cut.  I inked up the candles in Lemonade and the cake plate in Glacier and then stamped onto the die cut.  After cleaning my stamp, I inked it up in Wild Berry, stamped on scrap cardstock, and then fussy cut the sentiment portion, which I then adhered onto the die cut.  I finished off the card with Wild Berry shimmer trim and Cake Day dots.

Be sure to check out all of our H2H Design Team's project and join us with your own Hip Hip Hooray!

Friday, March 18, 2022

March/April Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Close To My Heart has released yet another fabulous two-month supplemental Idea Book!  This blog hop is featuring new products from the new March/April catalog!  (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Darlys's blog.  From here,  you'll visit Gina Brandstetter's blog next.)

I wanted to share the Cake Day paper suite and scrapbooking stamp set plus Thin Cuts, which were a great match with pictures from my niece's 21st birthday celebration earlier this year!  I ended up using a sketch from Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 3.

It's hard to tell, but the 1/2" black border strip is actually black shimmer trim.  I used my favorite Daisy Alphabet stamp set for the #21 tag.  I also have a funny picture of the girls under the bottom right photo.  I will use a flip flap to flip up the top photo and add more journaling underneath to tell a little more about our night and to make sure that future generations recognize my brother, his wife, my niece, my sister, my girls, and me.

I had lots of fun creating the B-Day Bash cake.  I inked the candles in Lemonade and the cake stand in black and then stamped the partial images onto the White Daisy Thin Cut outline.  Next, I stamped the center portion of the stamp in Green Apple on scrap White Daisy.  I fussy cut this sentiment then adhered this piece onto the Thin Cut piece.  I stamped the tiny accent stamps from the stamp set in 
Wild Berry and added some Lemonade dots from the matching collection.

I finished off my layout with gold Stickles on the candle flames.

Thanks for letting me share this layout of an amazingly fun evening with you!  Please leave a comment before hopping on to Gina's blog!

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

March Technique Blog Hop: Creative with Cardstock

With the amazing Close To My Heart Cardstock Carnival Celebration, this month's technique blog hop is featuring are beautiful cardstock.  (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Lauren's blog.  From here, you'll visit Wendy's blog next.)

I had fun with the (recently retired) Kaleidoscope embossing folder and my circle Thin Cut die cuts to make two 5"x7" cards.  I used the Cake Day color palette as my inspiration: Wild Berry, Lemonade, Glacier, and Green Apple.  I used my For All Occasions stamp set for the sentiment and accented with black bursts.

For my second card, I fussy cut elements from each colored cardstock panel and adhered to my White Daisy base.  After I started outlining some of the circles with a black marker, I'm not sure it was such a great idea, but here we are anyway. LOL  I embellished the card with black enamel dots.

Be sure to take advantage of CTMH's cool Cardstock Carnival special offer this month!  Please leave a comment before you hop on to Wendy's blog next!

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

March Stamp of the Month Blog Hop: You're the Goat

The March Close To My Heart stamp of the month, You're the G.O.A.T., is so much fun!  I love a good pun (and I don't care if you judge me for that or not)!  Join me and our group of talented CTMH makers for a fun blog hop featuring this punny stamp set.  (If you're already hopping, then you've probably arrived from Show and Tell with Michelle's blog.  From here, you'll visit Darlys's blog next.)

I had a blast creating a set of four 3"x3" cards with the NEW Cake Day collection paired with You're the G.O.A.T.  (I love the tiny size of these cards because I often don't have a lot to write but want to give a heartfelt, handmade card.)

My first card features the cute frog in Candy Apple with the sentiment stamped in black.  I added Black Onyx Liquid Pearls to the eyes and as "gems" on the banner.

My second card uses a cute pattern from Originals.  (This sketch was actually from the second book, not the first.  Does anyone else remember the fab how-to guide, Originals?)  Again, I used Black Onyx Liquid Pearls to accent the eyes of this cool cat.

My third card uses another cute sketch from Originals.  I accented it with Wildberry glitter gems.

My finally card is another quick & easy card with the frog (or toad?) and sentiment stamped in Candy Apple, a zip strip, and black enamel dots.

Thanks for letting me share these fun and easy 3"x3" cards with you.  Please leave a comment before hopping on to Darlys's blog next!


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