Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Seasonal Expressions 2 Blog Hop - stitched metal dies - thin cuts

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!



Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart Seasonal Expression 2 that was released on May 1, 2018.  



There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at the online Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book - please CLICK HERE.   

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from Catherine's  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

  
This month we have  20 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!
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We have some BEAUTIFUL, new papers, embellishments & products in the NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 (SE2) book!! It was hard to choose what items to create with. ;) 

Here is today's card...


I started by looking at our Cardmaking volume 3, Make it From Your Heart How-To-Book, and found  pattern #13...and this card came to life! :)  

   
I was excited to use TWO of our NEWEST paper packs from the Seasonal Expression 2 mini-book!!
The Floral designed paper, comes from our Documented collection...and the pink striped paper comes from our Beautiful Friendship paper suite.  Take a look at these BEAUTIFUL papers!!


I wanted to stamp some type of sentiment on the front of this card. I love the writing style of this NEW stamp set - Shell Sentiments.  


Next, I was so EXCITED to use the NEWEST Thin Cuts we have at CTMH!!  Take a look at these STITCHED metal dies we call Thin Cuts!! 



We now have CIRCLE, HEART & OVAL stitched dies!!! 
AND....what's even better...they coordinate with our Basic Shapes dies in these styles!! :) :) 
The Stitched dies can be matted by the Basic Shape die cuts!!  Wahooo CTMH!! 


Here is a list of ALL the products I used to create this fun card!  

“Special Day” Card
Stitched Hearts Thin cuts
Make It from Your Heart, vol 4, patt #13

C1721                Shell Sentiments
X7234B             Documented paper
X7233B             Beautiful Friendship paper
X5949               Almond CS
Z3238               Gold Glitter Paper
X254                 White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
Z4182                Stitched Hearts thin cuts
Z4181                Stitched Circles thin cuts
Z4014                White & Gold Twine
Z3312                Gold glitter gems
Z2060               Thin 3D Foam Tape
Z3342               3-D foam Dots


Inks used:           Peacock

I hope you enjoyed this card, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Miss Carrie's Creations Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. 





Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can get in on the FUN and get your OWN copy of the NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 mini-Idea Book!!! 



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Joyful Stars Blog Hop - Postcard Perfect Palm Tree card

Welcome to our monthly hop!

We're excited to share our creativity with you using PRODUCTS
from Close To My Heart!!


Come on in and see what BEAUTIFUL projects my crafty friends have creating using the AMAZING products from Close To My Heart!!

 This blog hop is easy to do…just click on the link at the end of the post to go to the next creation!!  If you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to see the list of this month’s hoppers! 

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If you have arrived from my friend, Andrea's blog you are right on track.

  Let's check out the card I wanted to share with you today! 


Did YOU KNOW???? 
May is National Scrapbooking Month....yes it is!! 

If you know Close To My Heart, you will remember that we LOVE to celebrate...and celebrating is what we are during in May 2018!!!

We have an EXCLUSIVE collection, only available in May, that is called "Postcard Perfect".  

This collection includes the following items...
(you can click on the photo to enlarge it. ;) )

Make SURE to check with your CTMH consultant and learn more about these beautiful items!!

So...back to our card...I used the Postcard Perfect Stamp set for this card. 

As soon as I saw this stamp set, those BEAUTIFUL palm trees captured my attention!! I KNEW I had to create something with this gorgeous image! :) 


This paper pack, is STUNNING as well!! I don't know if you can see it on the card, but the darker strip on the left side of the card, is the "wave" paper...it does have a FUN wave design to it & looks so pretty in person! :)

Here's a photo I took, where you can see that beautiful wave paper.  




If you look closely at the palm trees on this card, I hope you can see the bit of sparkle on the fronds.  I used our clear shimmer brush to add that shine!

Also - take a peek at the flower, I used the Bashful Shimmer brush to add some pink & some sparkle to the flower center!! 

The pink gems/dots...come from the NEW Documented collection.  The pack includes 3 colors - peacock, bashful & eggplant...so pretty!!

And...who noticed the "Stitched Circle"?  Yes - we have NEW Thin Cuts (metal dies)  ....and 3 of these collections are stitched shapes!! Wahoo!! 




Where did the "thank you" wording come from?  That is from a new stamp set - called Shell Sentiments...check it out!!  (and the 2nd stamp set is another favorite called "Aloha Spirit") 

That's all for today....thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to go CREATE something on your own! :) 
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Now it’s time to Hop on over to Joyce's  blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us!

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    



Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!


Krista Hershberger

Sunday, May 6, 2018

National Scrapbooking Month Postcard Perfect - Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!



Today, we will be featuring our FABULOUS Postcard Perfect  from Close To My Heart.    

Feel free to check out our ENTIRE line of Postcard Perfect items by clicking HERE.

Now, to continue with this special Blog Hop....

If you have come here from Darlys'  Blog, you are on the right path!   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants by clicking HERE

  
This month we have  17 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing items they created using these FABULOUS new products.   This hop is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Wahoo!! 

Here we go!
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For today's creation, I used the MAY Postcard Perfect Special . 
This EXCLUSIVE collection is ONLY available in May at CTMH & is a BEAUTY for sure!! 

This is the make n take we created at my National Scrapbooking Day event yesterday ...let's take a look!   


For the base page we used the lighter side of "Toffee" cardstock.  I used Pattern #9 from our MIFYH vol 1 book to create this 1 page spread.  


This "relax & enjoy" stamp, comes from the NEW Fresh Air - Cardmaking collection...and it fit PERFECT with this page.!!

Look at this GORGEOUS stitched circle below!!!!  Are you wondering if this is something new to CTMH??  Why yes....yes it is!!!!!  

We now have stitched metal dies (we call them Thin Cuts)....and they are available in circles, ovals & hearts! :) 

The flower came from the Postcard Perfect Stamp set...take a look!! I used Smoothie & Juniper inks for the flowers....so pretty & tropical looking :)  

This stamp set can ONLY be purchased in May...and is $17.95
OR....would you like it at a 20% discount? 


Silly question....of COURSE - we ALL love DISCOUNTS! :) 

In May, you have the option to purchase the PRODUCT BUNDLE, that includes the Postcard Perfect stamp set, 12 shts cardstock, 16 sheets of designer paper (which INCLUDED 4 sheets of printed vellum) AND the Cut Above kit...it's a GREAT deal!! Make sure you talk to your CTMH consultant about this FABULOUS option!! 




Thanks for stopping by and I hope you were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Miss Carrie's  Blog to see her beautiful creation!

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Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!   We LOVE to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to take a moment & leave a comment. 

Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
to help you with any of the products listed above. :)  



Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!

Krista 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May SOTM Blog Hop - Classic Summer Bash


If you have come here from my friend, Gina's Blog, you are on the right track!!

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE May SOTM stamp set called "Classic Summer Bash". 

This blog hop is a great big circle, so you can START HERE & work your way around to the many consultants on this “hop”! If you get lost along the way, you’ll find a complete list of PARTICIPATING CONSULTANTS by clicking HERE

This month we have 25 Close To My Heart Consultants that will be sharing items they have created using this month’s stamp set.  So, sit back & enjoy your tour as you click on the link at the end of each post to see what EVERY consultant has created.
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Here is this months EXCLUSIVE stamp set, that you can get for ONLY $5 with your $50 CTMH purchase in May 2018. 
I LOVE that we have an EXCLUSIVE stamp set available at a DISCOUNT each & every month!!



I ADORED this stamp set, the moment I set eyes on it, and was excited to start creating with this beautiful stamp set! 

First, let's take a look at the finished card, and then I'll talk through some FUN details on how I created it!  


I used our Make It From Your Heart, vol 1 How-To-Book, and this is from sketch #27.  

The paper I used to create this card, comes from the BRAND NEW, just released TODAY, "Beautiful Friendship" collection.  So many beautiful colors & prints in this collection...take a quick peek!


If you'd like to learn more about the DETAILS of the creating of this card, continue to scroll down.  
If you'd rather hop over to the NEXT person in this Blog Hop - please head on over to Darlys' BLOG.  

 OK...let's share some MORE details about the creation of this card. 

THE JAR....
I stamped the jar, using CTMH's Archival Black ink, onto vellum paper.  I then used my heat tool to "set" the ink.  This worked WONDERFULLY & I know I'll be remembering to use this technique more often!! :)  

The "liquid" inside the jar...
I stamped the mason jar image with lemon ink ONTO Lemon Cardstock, then trimmed the jar out.  After it was cut out, I torn away the top of the "jar"...making sure to tear away from me, so the white core of the Cardstock would not show through the vellum.

Making the straw & lemon look real...
I took my xacto knife, and made a slit in the vellum to "tuck in" my straw & to attach a slice of lemon to the top edge of the mason jar!  
By adding a dab of tape runner to the back of the straw & the back of the lemons inside the jar...they are held in place & won't be sliding around anywhere. 


In this picture above, you can see that I used two different patterned papers, from the Beautiful Friendship paper pack, for the bottom of my card. I'm not sure if I like the strips or doily paper design better??

A last minute "thought" turned out to be a great idea!!  I wanted to use the dotted line that is included in the stamp set, but wasn't sure how to do that.  That was UNTIL I thought to add these dots as an accent around the white mat for the Jar - yay!!! 

Here are a few more tips showing you how I decorated some more items on this card. :) 

 Next, I pulled out my CLEAR Shimmer Brush, and colored my lemons on the card!! It's amazing what a little bit of clear sparkle will do to any creation!



Let's take a look at the ribbon....
 I didn't have a "lagoon colored" ribbon that I could use for the large amount of cards I was creating (I made a total of 15 cards for a monthly stamp card swap). 

So, I used our NEW White Ribbon, and then used the "turquoise blue" ShinHan marker to turn the white ribbon to lagoon colored!! 


My final part of the card, was to stamp the words "Join Us" on the front of the card. Wahoo!!

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I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting LOTS of ideas for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. Happy Crafting to each of you! 

Now – it’s time to head over to check out Darlys' blog to see what CRAFTY items she has created using this stamp set!

Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their blogs to get some GREAT crafting ideas!!  We always love to hear any feedback you’d like to share as well, so feel free to leave a comment below. 


****Remember*****
The May Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Classic Summer Bash” – is ONLY available until May 31, 2018.

It can be yours at the retail price of $17.95 OR pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products this month!!!  

Contact your CTMH Consultant to answer any questions you many have. (or click here if you need a consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!
Krista