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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Honeycomb Birthday



A very simple card, just stamping on a single piece of cardstock - no layers, no embellishing.   Using the four colors of Color My Heart Color Dare #90 (Outdoor Denim, Pacifica, Indian Corn Blue and Honey), different shapes from the Honeycomb stamp set were stamped to create a border on the left side of the card.  This pattern was also stamped on the inside right of the card for a unified look.  A script sentiment from Joyful Birthday was stamped using Honey ink, and the card is complete.  



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

An Owl and Two Challenges

This week, I chose to combine Freshly Made Sketches (FMS132) with the Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge using Sweet Leaf and Lagoon.  There is no stamping on the card, just papers from the Skylark kit along with an adorable owl cut using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  To add a bit of texture, the Sweet Leaf cardstock was embossed using the Quatrefoil embossing folder















All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Washi Tape Butterflies

Welcome to our Washi Tape Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop. 

If you arrived here from Vicki's 'The Price of Paper,' please continue hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects using Washi Tape

Washi Tape with Smoothie Stripes, Lagoon Houndstooth, and Slate Polka-Dot were all three adhered to a piece of cardstock and then a butterfly shape was cut in various sizes using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge.  For the lower portion of the card, strips of the same Washi Tape were added along with a sentiment from Banner Wishes.   

Please visit Jean's 'Stamping Maui' to continue along our Blog Hop featuring Washi Tape from Close To My Heart.  



Washi Tape Blog Hop participants:

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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Joyful Birthday, with Damask

For the Technique Blog Hop this month, we are showing different ways to use the embossing folders available from Close To My Heart.       

If you arrived from Shirley's "Mom 'n Me Scrap" blog, then follow along with the link at the bottom of this post to continue the Technique Blog Hop


Inspiration for my project came from CAS(E) this Sketch! (CTS72) nine of the ten colors in CTMH's Adventure palette.  After cutting 1"x1" squares of each cardstock and placing on a larger square of Whisper, it was then embossed using the Damask embossing folder.  This unifies the colors and almost has a quilted look.  

To complete the simple card, the embossed piece was adhered using 3D Foam Tape and a sentiment from the Joyful Birthday stamp set was used.  


Please visit Joy's "....Wow....did you make that?" blog for another entry in this month's Technique Blog Hop featuring a the CTMH embossing folders.   

CTMH Embossing Folders

Technique Blog Hop participants:

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Best Wishes

Decided to create a card combining Freshly Made Sketches (FMS131) and Color My Heart Color Dare #89, which includes the colors Juniper, Creme Brûlée and Sorbet.   

Since the sketch has a tall, skinny piece, the hot air balloon from the Lifting Spirits stamp set worked well.  In order to add a bit of pattern to the balloon portion, it was stamped on a dotted paper from the Lollydoodle kit and then cut and placed on the stamped image.  To emphasize the polka-dots, a piece of Sorbet cardstock was embossed using the Dots folder.  The sentiment is included with the Banner Wishes stamp set. 




















All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Give A Lift with Ariana ~ Stampers With An Attitude (Blog Hop)

This month, the "Stampers With An Attitude" blog hop participants are sharing projects using papers from the Close To My Heart Ariana kit.          

If you have come here from Melinda's 'If You Bling It ... They Will Come' blog, 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, or visit each blog from the list at the end of this post.  

When starting to create my project, I took all the patterned papers from Ariana and laid them on the table.  All the different blue papers in the kit really caught my eye, so I decided to just use them and not any of the pink and green.  A small piece of Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape in the upper right corner coordinates nicely with the blue papers. 

Pattern #23 in the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 guide was used as the sketch, and the card came together quickly using a couple of images from the Give A Lift stamp set.  The Artbooking Cricut cartridge was used to cut a coordinating shape for the background which is stamped using Crystal Blue ink.  So that the sentiment would be a nice contrast to the background, it was stamped using Outdoor Denim Pigment Ink and embossed using Clear Detail Embossing Powder.    

This card should "give a lift" to anyone who has the "blues."  

Now "Hop" on over to 'CatScrapbooking' for her project using the Ariana paper pack.   


Ariana Blog Hop participants:

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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