Friday, November 16, 2018

Merry Christmas Projects - Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will see a variety of artwork, showcasing Holiday Artwork using our BEAUTIFUL products here at Close To My Heart!     

If you have come here from  Haley'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 many  Close To My Heart Consultants that will be 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!

I ADORE creating Winter/Christmas cards, and had so much fun using our Thin Cut - Winter Flurries (metal dies) to create this card!  

You can see I used all THREE of the metal die snowflakes on my card! 

I designed this card around our BEAUTIFUL, NEW "Color of the Year" - Sugarplum. 

If ONLY you could see this card in person!! There are so many FUN details taking place! :)  

I'm going to try and show you a few of these details...

FIRST.....take a peek at the background of this card....

I used the stamp set named "Merry Trimmings" to create the background of my card. 
I inked up the LARGE stamp in this set in VersaMark ink...and then heat embossed the clear powder to create a subtle, but pretty background. 

NEXT, I used the stamp set "Falling Flakes" and inked up the medium size snowflake in Sugarplum ink.  I wasn't sure how well this snowflake would stamp on TOP of the already heat embossed background....but it was the PERFECT touch!!  The snowflake shone through & you still were able to see the clear embossed background too! :) 

Now...let's look at the snowflake part of the card...

The Sugarplum glitter snowflakes weren't showing up enough on the white background of my I pulled out my SHIMMER Brush (using Sugarplum of course ;) ) and shaded in the area behind each glitter snowflake.  I then added a SILVER Glitter Gem to the center of each snowflake. 

For the sentiment of my card....

I used our Oval Thin Cuts (metal dies) .  
I LOVE how our stitched shapes nestle so nice inside our Basic shapes! :) 
The light snowflake behind the words Merry Christmas, was inked in 2nd generation Sugarplum, to get the lighter color tone. 

To finish off this card, I added some silver embellishing thread to the bottom of the card & behind the oval wording. :) 

I hope you enjoy this card.  Here is the list of CTMH products I used on this card in case you'd like to recreate something similiar... 

C1745 Merry Trimmings
C1746 Oh What Fun- Cardmaking
A1223 Falling Flakes
X5989 Sugarplum Cardstock
Z6028 Black Cardstock
Z4188 Sugarplum Glitter Paper
X254 White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
Z4187 Stitched Oval Thin Cuts
Z3328 Basic Oval Thin Cuts
Z4236 Winter Flurries Thin Cuts
Z891 Versamark ink
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread
Z4191 Silver Glitter Gems
Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape
Z3342 3-D foam Dots

Inks used: Sugarplum, Black


Make sure to ask your consultant for ALL the details regarding the many options you have to have some Crafty, Holiday fun with fabulous Close To My Heart items!! 

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

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to   Michelle's  Blog and 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. 

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!!!



  1. Love, Love your sugar plum card. All the details. also love the second card.

  2. How gorgeous! I can only imagine how much prettier it is in person!

  3. Love your background......and thanks for all the details on creating this beautiful card!

  4. GORGEOUS cards! I'm totally loving that bottom color combo and going to have to give it a try!

  5. So beautiful!!! I love everything about this card!


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