Friday, January 3, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray Birthday on Cloud Nine ~ (National Papercrafting Month Blog Hop)

To celebrate National Papercrafting Month in January, Close To My Heart is offering a special Cloud Nine cardmaking kit.  With this, you can create 10 cute cards (2 each of 5 designs) using three sneak-peek accessories from the upcoming Spring/Summer Idea Book, a new D-size stamp set, and exclusive Cloud Nine paper.

If you have come here from Haley's 'The Inky Scrapper', continue the Cloud Nine Blog Hop to see projects shared by   20+ very creative CTMH Consultants.  Be sure to click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one.

Using the mustache stamp from the Cloud Nine set, this card has the appearance of a bow on top of a gift box.  To create the polka-dot box, some strips of gold Washi Tape were adhered to a square of black cardstock.  The finishing "it's your birthday!" sentiment is from the Card Chatter-Birthday stamp set.  After adding some Triangle Studs, a strip of the Washi Tape on the front of the envelope and on the inside of the card completes the festive look.  Both the Washi Tape and Triangle Studs are included in the Cloud Nine cardmaking kit.   
When you purchase the Cloud Nine cardmaking kit, you receive the supplies and instructions needed to complete two each of these five cards.  The only things you need to add are Lagoon and Sunset inks and your favorite adhesive.  All of the die-cuts are provided in the kit.  However if you would like to cut additional images to coordinate with the Cloud Nine stamp set, they are all available on the Artiste Cricut cartridge.

Cloud Nine cardmaking kit contents:
  • Cloud Nine stamp set
  • Cloud Nine B&T paper
  • Lagoon cardstock
  • Honey cardstock
  • White Daisy Die-Cuts sheet
  • Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape
  • Teal Shimmer Trim
  • Durables Triangle Studs
  • 10 card bases & envelopes
  • Instructional Brochure 
The Washi Tape, Shimmer Trim, and Triangle Studs are products being introduced in the Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.  You can receive all three of these new embellishments (retail value $16.85) PLUS the stamp set and other contents of the Cloud Nine cardmaking kit for only $15 with a minimum $35 CTMH order. 

Cloud Nine stamp set (D-size)

Watch the video to see the complete contents and get excited to order your own Cloud Nine cardmaking kit before January melts away. 

Now "Hop" on over to Lisa's 'Stamp Happy' blog to see her project.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
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  1. Love the Washi tape on black cardstock! Make an elegant look. The mustache "bow" is cute and clever all at the same time!

    1. Thanks, Michelle. I wanted to create something with colors different than the kit combo.

  2. Your birthday card is fantastic. Very upscale.

    1. Thank you! I was pleased with how it turned out. Surprising how adding black gives such a different feel.

  3. Your card is so "distinguished"...very classy...great way to show that this stamp doesn't have to be fun and whimsical! You ROCKED it!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Katy! I was really wanting a different 'look' than the samples from the kit.

  4. Love how you changed it up, Sheila! Great card!

  5. The washi tape is striking on the black card stock! Cool card!

    1. Thanks, Haley. I wanted something really different than the colors of the Cloud Nine kit. :)

  6. Replies
    1. Thanks, Joy. :). To me, a black moustache made sense.


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