Friday, July 10, 2020

July/August - NEW Product Blog Hop

Welcome to this 
Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring our EXCLUSIVE New PRODUCT from  the Close To My Heart July/August mini catalog that was released on July 1, 2020.  

There are so MANY beautiful new items!!  If you'd like to take a look at BOTH of our current Idea Books - please CLICK HERE.   

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

If you have come here from Becca'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  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!

Close To My Heart has done it again!!
This new mini Book is FILLED with BEAUTIFUL papers, embellishments & products ---and packed FULL of goodness !  Please don't ask me to choose a favorite item--I don't think I could do it! LOL!!

Summer Vibes is the first paper suite in this mini Idea Book -- and I have been having FUN "changing up" the card designs, in the Summer Vibes Cardmaking Kit

Let's take a look!

 The card on the left, comes from the CTMH designed cards for this kit.  In this particular Cardmaking kit -- you will create 16 cards --- 4 each of 4 designs. 
Here's a peek at the CTMH Designed cards for this kit. 

I created the Ice Cream Cone card on the left --- JUST like CTMH instructed.  Oh wait -- one change, I used our Tri-Blend Alcohol marker for the coloring in, instead of watercolor paints. 

The NEW paper collection used in this kit is called Summer Vibes paper and is a lovely collection of designs! 😊

So now --Let's take a look at the 2nd card---the card I designed (Krista's Crafty).  

I used the items that were included in the Cardmaking Workshop kit, plus I added a touch of Glisten Stickles on ice cream. 

To create this card ---I used the SAME Exact cut pieces for the first card as the second!  By flipping over the pattern paper, and moving around the other pieces, we come up with a TOTALLy different card!!

Here's a close up look 
You may notice that the ice cream on this cone, was NOT colored using the Tri-Blend markers!  

It's SO fun to use your stamp set, in a different way!! 
So how did I "color in" my cone?? 
I turned my stamp image over on the block, and inked up the backside!! 

Do you see, when it's turned over, how it's a completely SOLID stamp image??
I inked up the top part of the ice cream...and even though the "tip" of the cone, didn't match with the front side, it still worked to stamp it on the cone!! 

I inked this up in Smoothie ink, stamped off on scrap paper the first time & then came onto my cone shape and stamped the lighter shade of Smoothie to get the "lighter" ice cream color. 

For the cone part -- I pulled out my TOFFEE Shimmer Brush & colored it in. 

This stamp set -- is an EXCLUSIVE stamp & can only be found in this Summer Vibes Cardmaking kit!! Here are all of the images in this stamp set. 

To finish off the card, I added Stickles (the color Glisten) PLUS I colored my white acrylic heart with my Tri-Blend alcohol markers too!

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Miss Carrie'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. 

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 May/June CTMH Idea Book!!! 

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!



  1. Too cute! I love how you colored your ice cream and cone. Good tip for creating cards fast.

  2. Girlll...I love your creativity - use of the back of the image AND that card is sooo sweet, plus the glitter! FAB!

  3. This is a wonderful way to create cards quickly. Well done :)

  4. Super cool cards! the cones and ice cream on the second card are over-the-top amazing! YUMMMmmyy!

  5. I love the stickles added onto the ice cream fun.

  6. Super cute! (And now I want some ice cream...)

  7. Thanks for all the detail on how you created these. I love how the two cards are the same supplies but feel completely different. And I love using the back side of the stamp for the solid image fill in. Thanks for sharing your creativity!!

  8. Love the shimmer! I really love both cards!


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