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Monday, December 5, 2016

Metallic Christmas

Color Dare #222 on the Color My Heart Color Dare blog this week is a nice combo to create with as it is simply neutral (black, white, colonial white) combined with any of the CTMH Metallics (Gold, Silver, Rose Gold)

After adhering the three different colors of Foil Tape to a piece of white cardstock, a tree shape from the Cozy Christmas Thin Cuts was used to cut the metallic tree.  Other patterned paper included on the card is from the Uptown Fundamentals which includes several papers with a metallic pattern.  The nice sentiment is included with the Cozy Christmas stamp set.  The stamp/Thin Cuts set also includes shapes for a snowman and snowman accessories, so you can create your own adorable snowman. 

Inspiration for the card design is Pattern #25 in the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1 "how to" book.  
  
Cozy Christmas Bundle (stamps + Thin Cuts)
  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #holidaycard #christmascard #metallic 
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thoughtful Flowers (December SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  For the month of December, Close To My Heart has created a bouquet of flower stamps for you in the Thoughtful Flowers stamp set.         

If you have come here from The Inky Scrapper, you are on the right path!  Blog Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  

Watercolor pencils were used to color some flowers from the Thoughtful Flowers stamp set.  Some Goldrush cardstock and a nice burlap texture paper from the Rustic Home Fundamenals pack complete the card.         

Place a $50 minimum order this month (December 2016) and you are eligible to purchase the Thoughtful Flowers stamp set for only $5. It is also available for $17.95 without a qualifying purchase.  





Now "Hop" on over to the Crafty Happy blog to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 


If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhRusticHome 
Sheila Bennett
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Monday, November 28, 2016

A Wreath

I was inspired by the colors in Color My Heart Color Dare #221 to create a Holiday card.

The Snowflakes embossing folder was used to add a bit of texture to the Poppy cardstock.  And the new Thin Cuts available to coordinate with the Wreath stamp make it so easy to cut the wreath shape.  In order to create a bit of dimension and border for the wreath, it was also cut from Goldrush cardstock and then offset just a bit to add some additional contrast for the shape.  One of the fabulous Holiday sentiments from the Very Merry stamp set adds a bit of cheer.  Some red Enamel Gems and a piece of ribbon from the Rustic Home ribbon pack add the finishing touches.  



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #holidaycard #christmascard 
Sheila Bennett
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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Flower Market (Cricut Cartridge)

Flower Market is the new Cricut collection from Close To My Heart.  It features blooms and blossoms for every season of life.  All of the designs feature botanical details of some kind, from flowers and leaves to branches and wreaths.  Designed to span an entire year's worth of themes and occasions, this collection features shapes for holidays, card making, and everyday scrapbooking.  You can see all of the images at the bottom of this post.     

If you arrived here from Corinna's Crafts blog, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using the new Flower Market cartridge.  

For this quick and simple card, using the Flower Market Cricut cartridge, a tree truck was cut using a woodgrain paper from the Oh Deer! paper packet, and the leafy portion of the tree is from a different patterned paper from the same Oh Deer! kit.  The green paper with gold highlights is a simple paper to cut for the outline of the tree branches.  The two different papers from the Oh Deer! kit coordinate very well together to create a simple Holiday card.  The green and gold stars on the paper gives a nice character to the tree branches.  A sentiment from the Very Merry stamp set was embossed using Gold powder to give a little dimension to the card.  

CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL!!  **Monday, November 28 only**  When you place a $30 order, you can buy one of the CTMH Cricut collections at 30% off!  

Each "function key" of the Cricut has a unique type of item associated with it.  Following is the Shape Index for the new Cricut Flower Market cartridge.  You can view the entire Flower Market Handbook in PDF format via the link on the left.       







If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   


Please visit Show and Tell, with Michelle to continue along our Blog Hop featuring the Flower Market cartridge.

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #ctmhOhDeer #ctmhFlowerMarket #cardmaking #holidaycard #cricut 
Sheila Bennett
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