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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Happy Owlidays!

Have you seen the Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide from Close To My Heart?  In it are some great new stamps and papers for Christmas and Valentine's Day as well as a "preview" of some new stamp sets and embellishments that will be available in next year's Spring Idea Book.   In order to introduce the special Holiday products, a select group of CTMH consultants will be sharing their creations in this Blog Hop.  A thumbnail of each participant's creation is shown in the Linky list below.  Simply click on one to go to their blog post with detailed information.  

And we all LOVE to read comments about our work, please 'give us some love' by leaving a quick comment telling the artist your favorite part of their project.

Inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest, this fun card has a circle cut in the front of the card so that the adorable owl stamped inside is peeking out.  My favorite item in the Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide is definitely the Season's Tweetings Gift Bag Kit which includes this great stamp set.  Also included in the kit are nine die-cut tags and six fabric Gift Bags, three each of a Topiary chevron and Ruby polka-dot.  To see the gift bags and tags that I created, visit my Holiday Gift Guide with an Attitude! blog post.  The dotted paper is available in the Sparkle & Shine paper packet which is featured in the Holiday Gift Guide.
A view with the card open so you can see the owl on the inside.  You may have noticed that some white Fun Flock was added to the white fur of his Santa hat to give it some dimension.  Both the Ruby frame around the open circle and the dove-tailed tag which complements the tag shape from the Season's Tweetings stamp set are cut using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  In order to cut the circle in the card front, simply place the frame on the card in the desired location and then mark the center with a pen.  After that, put the card on a Cricut mat, set the Center Point over the pen mark, and cut a circle the required size.  Use the Multi-cut option in order to ensure that both layers (Juniper cardstock and dotted paper) are cut.
Season's Tweetings
Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration!  The special Christmas and Valentine's items shown in the Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide are only available through December 31.  


All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters.  Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group.  (But please feel free to look ...  and we all love comments!)

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