It’s always fun to change up your patterned paper simply by stamping on it. And that is exactly what I did here with the striped paper. I used Goldrush ink to stamp the swirly border and Black ink to stamp “eek.” I really like how it turned out.
For the “window”/shaker part of the card, I used our 3″ x 3″ Flip Flaps. These work amazingly well for this purpose and are generally overlooked as they are most popular for using with scrapbooking and adding extra photos to layouts.
The other fun tip I want to share with you is what I put inside the Flip Flap along with the monster and the sequins. I lined the inside of the Flip Flap with a used dryer sheet to give it more texture–sort of a web look if you will. It’s pretty subtle, but pretty fun, too! You should never underestimate the things you have lying around your house!
The final touch that is a true “must” with this Monstrous Halloween Stamp Set is to add wiggly eyes. It adds a whole new dimension to these monsters. In a way, it brings them to life!
So remember, these Warehouse Deals are while supplies last. And truthfully, these deals are so great, there’s the perfect timing with Halloween right around the corner AND this set is just too stinkin’ cute. They’ll be gone before the week is over for sure. To get your 50% off Halloween deals, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE right away!
Today is National Watermelon Day. Did you know that? I sure didn’t until I saw it listed in my planner for today.
It seemed like the perfect opportunity to create a card! Plus, when I checked if I had any watermelon images on the Cricut cartridges I owned, this cute watermelon slice popped up in my *NEW* Cricut You Are Here collection. Serendipity, right?
This year Canada celebrated their 150th Anniversary on July 1st. And as luck would have it, CTMH is introducing a *NEW* exclusive Cricut Collection called Hello Canada. So…in celebration of this special anniversary, CTMH is offering this Cricut Collection PLUS a special celebration stamp PLUS a paper bundle (which includes *NEW* paper colors!) at a discount only for the month of July.
If you purchase this Canadian Celebration Bundle this month, you’ll not only be saving some money, you’ll also be getting exclusive *NEW* product early! These items are all set to release on August 1st. But you can get them NOW. =)
This *NEW* Hello Canada Cricut Collection is a digital download only. There will not be a physical cartridge only a code that you will enter into your Cricut Explore machine to access the images.
If you happen to live near a Krispy Kreme, make sure you stop by today–you get a FREE donut to celebrate! I actually took my kids after school today. The line was a little long, but it was definitely a great way to end the week!
Father’s Day is right around the corner. Honestly, I can’t believe today is June 1st! How did that happen?!?
So if you are looking for a quick and easy (and great looking!) card to use for Father’s Day, look no further than Close To My Heart’s Father’s Day Cardmaking Kit!
Now don’t let the name of this kit fool you. It has much more to offer than just making Father’s Day cards. I mean how many of those do you really need, right? The kit comes with 2 different card designs that you can make 2 different ways–meaning you have a total of 4 options if you wanted! You receive enough supplies to create 12 cards which is pretty awesome.
These first 2 pictures are of the 2 layout designs for this kit. The first picture is what I created. You’ll notice that I tweaked it a bit from the original designed one.
I kept a white border around the entire card. This allowed me to raise up the layers with some 3-D Foam Tapeand wrap the twine around without creating a bulky bulge to my card. I also decided that a bow didn’t seem as manly to me so I did a couple of knots instead. The final difference was that I used less of the Black Dots. I really like how it turned out. But I also really like the original, too!
So if you’d like a fun card kit that has wonderful interchangeable designs perfect for Father’s Day and beyond, grab yourself a Father’s Day Cardmaking Kiton MY ONLINE CTMH STORE. There’s still time to make a homemade Father’s Day card!
Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the Live Beautifully collectionfrom Close To My Heart. This month only, get your hands on the Live Beautifully paper packet with gold foil accents and lush floral designs, the coordinating Live Beautifully stamp set, and a Cut Above® layout kit for quickly and easily creating five incredible 2-page layouts.
Mother’s Day is this coming weekend and CTMH has a beautiful layout and coordinating card you can create for your mom using their exclusive Cricut Flower Market Collection. Watch this short 3-minute video and be inspired!
Hi! I'm Kristina Baldwin, a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. I love crafting - Just like you! I hope there's something here that inspires you in your next great crafting project.
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