Wednesday, November 30, 2022

November Card Class

How is it the end of November already?!?  I realized that I had not shared my November card class cards with you, so here we go!

This card uses the November stamp of the month, Christmas Snowflake Mandalas, with the Cherish collection.  I stamped the main French Vanilla panel with the largest snowflake in Pewter ink.  I then stamped it again on scrap in Mist, again in Mink, and once more in Seabrook to fussy cut all the different layers (with a little 3D foam tape in the middle).  I used Stickles & Liquid Pearls to accent the beautiful stamped image.  (This card did take a LOT of time to make, so it's probably not one that you would want to mass produce for your holiday greetings.  It's definitely worth it for some special someones though!)

The rest of my cards use the All Purpose Tags Thin Cuts.  

This first one still uses the Cherish collection paired with the From Me to You special offer stamp set, Just for You, and the November stamp of the month.

My second card uses the Cup of Cheer special offer stamp set with the Christmas Story collection.  Can you see the Gilt Gloss Spray background on the card front?

The fourth and final card uses the same stamp set, Cup of Cheer, with the skinnier tags and the Four Seasons- Winter paper pack.  Used some red Stickles to accent the hearts on the sentiment tag.

Hurry to take advantage of the November offers if you haven't already!  If you don't have a Close To My Heart Maker (consultant) already, feel free to shop HERE.  Please leave a comment telling me which card you like best.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Heart2Heart Challenges: Card Creations

 It's time to crank out those creative cards!

I decided to combine two of this month's specials, Christmas Snowflake Mandalas, the November stamp of the month, and a cute little stamp set, A Cup of Cheer, from the From Me To You special.

To create my card, I started with a panel of Cherish patterned paper.  The picture doesn't show it well, but I spritzed White gloss on the front to add to the frosty feeling.  I used a 1.5" square of Mist cardstock which I cut in half on the diagonal for my corners.  I embellished the corners with silver shimmer trim (cut in half) and zip strips from the paper pack.  I used a white gel pen for my faux stitching.  

For the tag, I used a Thin Cut die from the All-Purpose Tags Thin Cuts.  I inked up the snowflake mandala stamp with Seabrook and then rolled the edges in Mist.  The "just for you" sentiment is from the Just for You stamp set (stamped in Pewter).  A little Pewter cardstock for the tag, silver embroidery floss, and a silver gem finished off this card quickly.

Check out all of our H2H designers' card creations and join us before the month ends!

Monday, November 7, 2022

Heart2Heart Challenges: Recipe Exchange

The first Heart2Heart November challenge is a recipe exchange!  You can use a recipe, feature a recipe, or anything else that you think meets the challenge.

I decided to use the Freshly Baked collection (papers, embellishments, and scrapbooking stamp set) to create two cards based on recipes from Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 4.
My first card uses recipe pattern 14.  I turned the sentiment panel of French Vanilla cardstock to accommodate the size of the sentiment (stamped in Scarlet).  I trimmed down my gold shimmer trim to fit the 1/4" dimensions.  For both cards, I cut the gingerbread man out of Toffee cardstock with the coordinating Thin Cut, stamped in black, then embellished with white gel pens and red Stickles.
My second card uses recipe pattern 15.  I fussy cut the "Life Is Short" banner after stamping in Glacier ink then used 3D foam dots to layer that on top of the Scarlet sentiment.  I embellished this card with Freshly Baked enamel dots.

Be sure to join us at H2H challenges with your own recipe exchange!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

November CTMH Specials

Close To My Heart is offering some very fun and festive specials this month!  (You can find them all HERE under the Promotions tab.)

The November stamp of the month, Christmas Snowflake Mandalas

From Me to You tags & stamp sets

Seas & Greetings (with a winter and tropical option)

Carryover specials:
These Are the Days calendar/scrapbook kit

Picture This Christmas card kit


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