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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Charlotte ~ Stampers With An Attitude (Blog Hop)

This month, our Stampers With An Attitude team is sharing projects created using the papers of Charlotte and/or Easter projects.  

If you have come here from Misty Girl Inspirationsyou 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.    



The Pen Pals stamp set is a really cute little set, and it is only $6.95.  You can certainly create a variety of different projects using the pen, pencil, brush, and sentiments.  This simple card design is Pattern #19 from Make It From Your Heart Volume 2.  A couple of pieces from the Charlotte paper kit were used with the Pen Pals stamps.  For a bit of shine, some Black Shimmer Trim was used. 
       

Pen Pals (set of 6 stamps)

Now "Hop" on over to Barbi's Paper Creations for more artwork for Easter and/or using Charlotte papers.   
All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH). 
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhCharlotte 
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Patterned Paper ~ "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop

To begin the new year, the "Use Your StashBlog Hop participants are featuring patterned paper in our projects.       

If you have come here from the NJ Stamping Queen blog, you are right on track for the "Use Your Stash" Blog Hop.  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.  

The adorable little chicks on this patterned paper from the Penelope kit just had to be used in a project.  So, I used a bunny in the Animal Greetings stamp set to create an adorable little card.  Since chicks and bunnies remind me of Springtime, I thought these went together well.  A bit of color was added to the bunny using some ShinHan Touch Twin markers, and a bit of Pixie Twine is used as an embellishment.           

Animal Greetings is a set of 15 different cute animals, each with a "punny" saying.  If these cute smiles bring a smile to your face, you should see what your purchase will do for the smile of a child.  Purchase the Animal Greetings stamp set anytime between now and August 2016, and Close To My Heart will donate $7 of the proceeds to Operation Smile.  Operation Smile provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates in children.  


Animal Greetings (set of 30)




Now "Hop" on over to Moments to Treasure for more projects using patterned paper.   
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All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhPenelope #operationsmile 
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Stuck On You ~ Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to our Spotlight on Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  Introduced in this catalog are new Thin Cuts which are metal dies to use with your favorite die cutting machine to cut shapes that coordinate perfectly with their corresponding stamp set.      

If you arrived here from Snips, Snaps, and Scraps , you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects spotlighting new products featured in the Seasonal Expressions.  


Stuck On You is one of the stamp sets which has coordinating Thin Cuts.  After stamping the cactus image and watercoloring it, the Thin Cut die was used to perfectly cut the shape.  Then the flower pot was stamped using Whisper ink, and the shape cut with a die.  A pretty floral paper from the Charlotte kit was used as the background, then a gold Puffie and some ribbon complete the card. 

Close To My Heart has prepared a helpful video showing how to use the Thin Cuts die with a Cuttlebug machine.  



Please visit the Crafty Happy blog to continue along our Blog Hop


list of participants

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhCharlotte #ctmhThinCuts 
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

A Birthday Funny


A simple card sketch on Freshly Made Sketches (FMS219) this week inspired me to create this card.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Funnies stamp set, and the papers are in the Penelope kit.  With the new paper packs that Close To My Heart introduced this year, each pack includes 2 each of 6 different double-sided designs.  One of the papers is designed to be cut into 4"x6" and 3"x4" cards, similar to the Picture My Life program.  One of these Penelope card designs was used as the foreground of the card, with the stamped sentiment.  A few embellishments, such as Glitter Tape and the Pear Fundamentals Assortment, complete the card.  




All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhPenelope #birthdaycard #FMS219 
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

La Vie En Rose ~ Stampers With An Attitude (Blog Hop)

This month, our Stampers With An Attitude team is sharing projects created using the papers of La Vie En Rose.  This versatile paper pack includes a beautiful sheet of colorful roses, along with several black & white patterns.     

If you have come here from Melissa's Heartfelt Sentiments 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.    


The new To The Moon stamp set now available from Close To My Heart is simply adorable, and I had to use the cute pizza along with the fun sentiment.  Two of the black & white patterned papers from La Vie En Rose were used on a Black cardstock base.  The card design is Pattern #22 from Make It From Your Heart Volume 1.  For a bit of shine, some Silver Foil Tape was used as well as one of the silver Playful Puffies.  Using the Foil Tape qualifies the card for Trend Week #325 on the "Just Us Girls" Challenge blog.        


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Now "Hop" on over to Misty Girl Inspirations for more artwork using La Vie En Rose papers.   

"Stampers With An Attitude" Blog Hop participants: 
All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhLaVieEnRose 
Sheila Bennett
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