Friday, November 10, 2017

Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring BEAUTIFUL Christmas Cards....all using the Gorgeous, Quality products that Close To My Heart carries.   

If you have come here from,  Michelle'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 items.   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!

I adore the Christmas stamp set "Prince of Peace" as it reminds me about the REAL meaning of the Christmas season!  I also love to do "non-traditional" colors for Christmas cards :) out came my Sapphire & Eggplant shades of CS as I planned this card design. 

Here's my card for todays hop...  

I had fun creating this simple, re-creatable card.  (is that a word?? LOL!) 
The gray designed paper on the front left of the card, came from our BEAUTIFUL Silver & Gold paper collection. 

Let's take a closer look...

Did you notice the Sapphire CS mat on the front, was embossed with one of our newest 5x7 Embossing Folders??  This embossed design is called Buffalo Plaid.

I wanted to include some "subtle" sparkle (if there is such a thing ;) ) ...and after cutting the Star from our beautiful White Glitter paper, using our Basic Stars thin Cut collection...I wanted just a "touch" more glitter.  

Can you see it??   I added clear glitter, with my Shimmer Brush, on the oval ring of stars!!  Yay!!! It worked! :) 

Next I wanted to create a simple inside...and I wanted this card to have a different fold than "normal"...yes, I know - craziness - but I must say it's quite FUN to change things up! :) This is what I came up with for the inside!!

I tied in the white glitter paper, but cutting our wonderful Tree Border from our Thin Cuts.  AND...then I looked at my stamp sets again, and realized how fitting it would be to use the "Hallelujah" stamp set for my inside sentiment. :)  

Also, I'm not sure how well you can see it in these photos, but I chose to use the lighter side of my Eggplant colored Cardstock to stamp my sentiment on.  I ADORE that our Cardstock at CTMH has TWO-COLORS...the regular color on 1st side & a lighter shade of that color on the backside!! Wahoo!!!

Here are the 2 stamp sets I used on this card.  If you are looking for a Christmas stamp set, these may just be what you are looking for!! 

 D1734 Prince of Peace stamp set

 B1567 Hallelujah stamp set

I hope you enjoyed this card, and were INSPIRED today!! :) 
Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Alyson's  Blog to see her beautiful creation!


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. 

Feel free contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here if you need a consultant :)) 
so that you can see more of the BEAUTIFUL, Christmas products we carry here at Close To My Heart! :) 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!



  1. Oooh...non-traditional colors - love it! And a stamp set I don't have. Hmmm... LOL

  2. What a nice design combining so many products so perfectly:)

  3. Love the color combination, it really is stunning. Love it.

  4. This is beautiful - love non-traditional colours for Christmas. Simply lovely :)

  5. Very pretty! I love your color combination.

  6. Very pretty, I love the colours...great job!

  7. Very pretty card, I like your use of non-traditional colors!

  8. I love how you used the two stamp sets together.

  9. Love the non-traditional colors....beautiful!!

  10. Beautiful non traditional colors!!


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