Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Technique Hop - "Stunning Stencils"


Welcome to our 
"Stunning Stencils" 

Technique Blog Hop!

Today, we will be featuring a variety of ways to use stencils! 😍✂πŸ₯³   

Come on in and check it out!

If you have come here from Melissa'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!

The "Dino-rawr" Stamp set is a CUTE set & I wanted to create a fun kids card today! 

Take a look at the stenciled background.  It's not just ink (if only you could see the texture on photosπŸ˜‰)   

I mixed together texture paste & 3 drops of re-inker to create my customize color of texture paste! Stencils are a GREAT way to create your own backgrounds and I did just that!  
and yes...I DID try to spread the color for the smeared look πŸ˜‚πŸ€£.  It wasn't quite the look I was going for --but it works. πŸ˜‰ If you look closely, you may see that I also sponged OVER the texture paste with Lemonade ink ---of course, it looks so much better in person! 

I wanted a stitched banner for my sentiment & didn't think we carried one πŸ€”

---BUT ---I forgot about the stitched Thin Cut pieces in our Waterfall Thin Cut collection!! Take a look ---it's a BEAUTY of a set!! 

Make sure to contact your CTMH consultant to learn how you can get these BEAUTIFUL papercrafting goodies!😊  A lot of the items I used will be leaving us on Feb 28, 2022. (or while supplies last) 

Now it's time to "Hop" on over to Danielle '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 make sure to check out the July/August mini Idea book before it leaves us on August 31, 2021!

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

February SOTM - Here's the Story - Blog Hop

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

If you have come here from Becca-Expressions Blog you are on the right track!!  

This month, we will be featuring the EXCLUSIVE February 2022 SOTM stamp set called "Here's the Story".

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!! πŸ’—

This month's SOTM would typically be seen as a "scrapbooking" set...and YES it is a great stamp for that reason! 

However, you know me πŸ˜‰....I wanted to use it in a way that wasn't what it was meant for ---so off to the drawing board to figure out a CARD design I could create using this stamp. 

Let's take a peek at my card design below....  πŸ˜Š 

When I create my Stamp of the Month (SOTM) project --my goal is ONLY to use that stamp set...no other stamped images!πŸ˜‰ 

However I DO allow myself to pull in other "tools" that we carry, like embossing folders, thin cuts (our metal dies), etc...and that's what I chose to do today! 

It's AMAZING how fast you can change a background by using an embossing folder!πŸ’—  and that's what I did for this card today.  Our CTMH embossing folders are 5x7 in size, and I chose to "indent" the image for my card front. 
Clean, simple...quick & easy. 😊  

For an "added touch"...I cut off part of the right side of the card base by using a scallop metal die. This scallop border would typically cut OUT the entire border. BUT...by running this metal die only part way through my CTMH die Cutting machine --I was able to just cut the front of the scallop out & left the rest of the card base intact. 

I used a "touch" of a designer paper from our SAWYER paper suite.  Such a PRETTY paper collection!! I love the light mint lined paper that I was able to use on this card! 

Our Layered Flower Thin Cut set is BEAUTIFUL and can be used in so many different ways! 😍 I used Mulberry & Mint cardstock to cut out the flowers...can you see the STITCHED designs on the leaf image??  I LOVE that extra touch! 

There are 17 different metal dies that are apart of this collection! So many shapes layer together & I'm STILL learning all of the FUN ways to use these images! 

The sentiment of this card --- is from our FEATURED stamp set of this hop! πŸ’—

It was fun to stamp this image, and mask off some words to get the saying I wanted.  Instead of stamping the "Cherished moments in time"...I only wanted the "Cherished moment".  🀩 With a post it note, and multiple times stamping the same image...I was able to acheive that look! 

The FINAL touch was to add a bit of shimmer by adding an eighth inch strip of Mulberry Glitter paper & squeezing dots of our Ballerina - Liquid Pearl.  If you could see this card in person, you would appreciate these extra shiny touches too!😊 

That's it for today. If you'd like to see ALL of the products I used on this card,
 you can take a peek at my ingredient "recipe" below. πŸ₯°

S2202   Here's the Story

Z3996  Fesrtve Borders stamp & thin cut

X7277B Sawyer Paper

Z2541    Mulberry Glitter Paper

Cardstock – White Daisy, Mint & Mulberry

Z4324  Layered Flowers Thin Cuts

Z4095    Botanical Embossing Folder

Z3798   Liquid Pearls - Ballerina

Inks: Harbour & Mulberry


Thanks for stopping by today! πŸ˜πŸ™Œ

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 Brenda Lapp'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 2022 Stamp of the Month (SOTM) –
 ”Here's the Story" – is ONLY available until February 28, 2022.

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 Maker to answer any questions you may have. (or click here if you need a Maker/consultant )  

Blessings to you for a WONDERFUL day!!!