Friday, February 5, 2021

Bring Back My Pack - Blossom Blog Hop


Welcome to this 

Special Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring one of our monthly specials at Close To My Heart our "Bring Back Your Pack - Blossom" collection!!  

To view this entire special & the many different ways you can get this paper pack....please CLICK 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  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!

Do you remember this BEAUTIFUL, Blossom collection from years ago?? 

It was a pretty one then---and so Gorgeous now!! 

I ADORE the NEW items included in this collection---the 12x12 sticker sheet & LOVELY Stamp/Thin Cut bundle named Cherished Blossoms! with all of our Monthly Specials ---we EVEN have a DISCOUNTED BUNDLE Blossom Kit -- that includes ALL of the NEW goodies at a 20% DISCOUNT! :) :)  (these are all US pricing) 

It's time to hop on over & take a look at the card I created, using this Blossom paper collection. 

I was INSPIRED by a Consultant workshop that we have, and it includes a bunch of "Fancy-Fold" cards.  This card is a regular Card base size, but then adds a few extra sheets of paper to make it open in a different way. 

As I begin to open up the card, you'll notice that the square "opens up" and it turns into a tri-fold type card!  Yay! 

Let's take a closure look at the FRONT of the card.

The flowers in this set are so pretty...and the COLORS --- Smoothie, Nectarine, Lagoon, Green Apple---they are such a LOVELY color combination! 

I'm sorry my photos are not of better quality! I plan to take better photos in the daylight tomorrow ;) ....bUT---you may see that the background has a design to it? This was done using our 12x12 Stencil Sheets and Lagoon ink.  You can see a better image of this sponged background in a photo later in this post. 

Here is the pack of stencils I used for this design....
It's the top, left stencil...this is one of my FAVORITE stencils, as there are NINE different patterns to choose from!! 

This does come as a 3 pack---and these stencils are a CLEAR 12x12 plastic that is so easy to clean!!  I ADORE these New items too! 

I wanted to use this BEAUTY of a stamp set on my card---and am so EXCITED that CTMH created a BRAND NEW, never before released Stamp & thin Cut set to go with our Updated Blossom Collection!  

Here's a look at the entire set!! 

I LOVE that it includes so many Thin Cuts (metal dies) which makes it so QUICK & EASY to create!  When I create a card, I always cut extra shapes & will even stamp them with the image too.  That way, when I come back to this stamp set again, I can quickly use the inked-up images on a card I may be needing to send in a flash. 

This photo here---is the inside of the card.  I like to leave the insides blank, that way I can either Stamp another sentiment, OR I enjoy writing out a longer message too. 

If you look closely, you'll notice I also used the Stencil image and lightly used the Lagoon ink to give a background to my writing space.  
A strip of Gold Glitter paper at the bottom, added a bit of extra sparkle to tie the outside & inside of the card together.

Before we go--you'll want to make SURE to gaze at the BEAUTY of the  Blossom Paper collection...and yes there is a 12x12 Sticker Sheet included in this photo too. :)  This paper is ONLY available until February 28,2021, OR While Supplies Last. 

I hope you enjoyed my card creations & that you were INSPIRED today!! :) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Maureen'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 these BEAUTIFUL "Blossom Collection" items before they leave us at the end of this month!  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Monday, February 1, 2021

February SOTM Blog Hop - Doodled Borders


Welcome to our monthly Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop!!!

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

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE February 2021 SOTM stamp set called "Doodled Borders".

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 a group of FABULOUS 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. πŸ˜Š

Here is a look at this month's EXCLUSIVE stamp set!!
Look at all those FUN borders!! πŸ’—

 Did you know?? 
You can ONLY purchase this set during February 2021 AND you can get it for the DISCOUNTED price of ONLY $5? 😲. 

With EVERY $50 CTMH purchase you can pay $5 for this stamp set that has a RETAIL value of $18.95! ---PLUS---if you are a CTMH VIP customer === you will get this stamp set for FREE with your $50 purchase!!😍

It's time to take a look at the SHAKER card I created for today's hop!  
Let's check it out! 

Yes...these cards are basically the same---with two differences we'll talk about below. 

1. The first difference😊 --- the outer black frame of the card. 
For the card on the left, I used my Stitched Rectangle Thin Cut to cut out the black cardstock. After adhering it to the card front, I then coated the frame with our Clear Shimmer Brush. It's so pretty in person. 

2. The second difference -- Majestic Holographic paper.  I chose to center the stamped background on the right card, and the LEFT card, you can see a bit MORE of this GORGEOUS, holographic paper. It always AMAZES me how this paper changes color, according to what colors you place with it. 

See the "orange/pink" color around the outside?? So, so fun, when you turn the card in the light! It changes color!!😊

It's always a "challenge" to myself, to use as MANY stamp images as possible on my project. πŸ˜‰
To do that with this stamp of the month, I had this idea ---I'll create my OWN background!! 

Out came my white embossing powder, my anti-static pouch, Versamark ink & my heat tool.  These stamps are a bit "shorter" than I liked for an entire background, but I was determined to make it work! 

After my heat embossing was complete, I then pulled in some of our LOVELY Distress Oxide inks! I used 3 different colors --- Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn & Chipped Sapphire. 

It is SO NEAT that CTMH created coordinating Shaker frames & acetate sheets to coordinate with our Rectangle & Square Stitched Frame Thin cuts!! It makes it a BREEZE to turn ANY card into a Shaker! Our NEWEST confetti is the Iridescent Flower sequins---aren't they BEAUTIFUL??

I really liked the small, stitched banner in this set too --and was determined to use it! LOL!! I was even able to add the heart image too!  The Green Apple banner was one I cut myself & used my journaling pen to draw an outline. 

I ADORE our Winter Penguin stamp/thin cut bundle we currently carry!! These guys are SO Popular & I won't be surprised when they sell out early! πŸ’— How CUTE are they?? 

I pulled in my Intense Black ink, along with my Tri-Blend Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to give this guy some color. 
Take notice of the "love" stamped inside the balloon --- can you find this image on the February Stamp of the Month stamp set? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜  After coloring in the balloon, I used some Icicle Stickles Glitter Glue to give it a bit of sparkle & shine. 

I decided to finish the INSIDE of my card, but stamping the CUTE wording...and then using 2nd generation stamping with Green Apple & Lagoon inks for the images. 


I hope you are enjoying this blog hop & are getting a lot of creative inspiration for when you create with your OWN Stamp of the month stamp set. 

Now – it’s time to head over and check out Katy's blog to see what CRAFTY item 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. 

The February 2021 Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Doodled Borders" – is ONLY available until February 28, 2021.

It can be yours at the retail price of $18.95 OR 
pay ONLY $5 when you purchase $50 in CTMH products OR when you are a VIP Customer --you get this stamp set for FREE!  

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

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!