It’s that time of year–time for back to school! In fact, today was the first day of school for my kids!
Close To My Heart’s August Stamp of the Month, School Year, is the perfect stamp set for the start of school, end of school and everything in between!
For this card, I stamped the pencil image in between the stripes of the Basics Paper Fundamentals and colored them in–that was the longest part of this card! The best touch while coloring in the pencils was using our Metallic Markers to color in the metal rim of each pencil. It really added a nice touch to it.
The rest of the card went together super quick. Here are the supplies I used to create the card:
- School Year August Stamp of the Month (S1708)
- Black Stamp Pad (Z2805)
- Cranberry Stamp Pad (Z2816)
- Basics Paper Fundamentals (Z3353)
- Goldrush Cardstock (X5962)
- Cranberry Cardstock (X5975)
- Sapphire Cardstock (X5957)
- White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
- White Twine (Z3216)
- Metallic Markers (Z1768)
- ShinHan Barely Beige Marker (Z2445)
- ShinHan Marigold Marker (Z2457)
- 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
- Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)
To shop for these or any other CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
Today is Tuesday…which means it’s another new week of 50% off deals with CTMH’s Warehouse Sale! The items this week are all perfect Halloween crafting companions.
There’s this super adorable Monstrous Halloween Stamp Set and coordinating die set for only $13.48! Crazy! I love this set and have used it so much. And since it was one of the 50% off items this week, I whipped up this card using it along with our *NEW* Basics Fundamentals.
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 we are going to learn how to do a fun (and beautiful!) Salt Watercolor Technique.
First, let’s start with the supplies you’ll need:
- All-purpose Mat (Z2045)
- Watercolor Paints (Z3132)
- Paintbrush Set–Flat Brush (Z3188)
- Watercolor Paper (Z3146)
- Cup of water
- Kosher Salt
You will want to start by doing a wet wash on your watercolor paper. Simply wet your paintbrush and apply a coat of water to your paper. Continue reading
Close To My Heart’s July Stamp of the Month–Storybook Alphabet is a fun, whimsical alphabet set. It’s perfect to stamp and leave as is, or to grab your markers, colored pencils or even watercolor paints and have fun coloring the letters in for maximum impact!
My card today was quick and easy to put together–the longest part was coloring in the letters with my ShinHan Markers!
And here’s a trick for you if you’re out of 3-D Foam Tape, layer your paper. I cut out my cloud image 4 times using the Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Thin Cuts cloud die. I glued them together using Bonding Memories adhesive. I sponged some Glacier ink around the edges with a sponge dauber for added dimension. Finally, I took the Clear Shimmer Brush and covered the entire cloud for some fun shimmer and sparkle.
Here’s a complete listing of the supplies I used to create this card:
- Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set (July Stamp of the Month) (S1707)
- Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
- Glacier Stamp Pad (Z2841)
- Little Dreamer Paper Pack (X7219B)
- Little Dreamer Coordinating Cardstock (X7219D)
- White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
- Black Cardstock (1386)
- Little Dreamer Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts (Z3334)
- Clear Sparkles (Z3274)
- Sponge Daubers (Z726)
- Bonding Memories (1512)
- Clear Shimmer Brush (Z3293)
- Golden Yellow ShinHan Marker (Z2452)
- Turquoise Blue ShinHan Marker (Z2465)
- Tender Pink ShinHan Marker (Z2464)
- Leaf Green ShinHan Marker (Z2454)
- Vivid Green ShinHan Marker (Z2466)
- Peony Purple ShinHan Marker (Z2462)
Remember, you can get the Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set for only $5 with a $50 qualifying purchase. That’s an amazing savings; regular retail price for the stamp set is $17.95. The Stamp of the Month is only available during the month it debuts. If you like it, get it now! Come next Tuesday, August 1st, there will be a brand new Stamp of the Month to enjoy.
To purchase the Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set or any other CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
Today’s card is one from our Spring Fling Event. It’s a fun way to present a gift card. Plus, it has a fun look with the twist fold!
We used a couple of techniques with this card aside from the fun fold. I took 3 sponge daubers to apply the ink to create the multi-colored beach umbrella. Also, I added some beautiful shine and sparkle to the starfish images with our Gold Shimmer Brush (hard to tell in the photo!) The Scallop Border (Scallop Punch is now retired) adds a nice feel of ocean waves to the pocket. The other touch I added to the card that fits in nicely with a worn beach look is to distress the edges of some of the papers. I used the blade of my scissors, but to be safer, you should use our Edge Distresser to achieve this look. Plus, with so many blade edges on this tool, it’ll last you a long time! Perfect for distressing many, many projects =)
I kept the look going on the inside of the card, which has another pocket perfect for a gift card, a little note card or both!
Close To My Heart’s No Worries Paper Pack and
No Worries Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies makes this card come together easily.
To create your own fun summer-themed projects, be sure to grab CTMH’s No Worries Papers before they are gone (items from the Seasonal Expressions 2 Mini Catalog are good through August 31st or while supplies last.) You can get these and other CTMH products on my ONLINE CTMH STORE.
In celebration of today, I wanted to share this 4th of July card I created. I combined patterned papers from CTMH’s No Worries and Jack Paper Collections and used the Fourth of July Stamp.
I really like how it turned out!
I especially like my layered star I created with the Basic Star Thin Cuts and White Burlap Ribbon (I cut the strands apart in order to make a more delicate look.)
I hope you enjoy your 4th of July!
It’s here–CTMH’s Annual Convention! In celebration of all the excitement of today, I wanted to share this fun shaker card I created using one of the Pocket Cards in the Prickly Pear Paper Pack.
It’s totally the right sentiment for today! And I love the different look I created with the shaker component–I used some white tulle instead of some clear plastic.
It still allows the items sandwiched between to move about, but it gives a lighter, softer look to it.
Here’s the supply list for my card:
- Fiesta Time Stamp Set (C1681)
- Tangerine Stamp Pad (Z2809)
- Emerald Stamp Pad (Z2806)
- Prickly Pear Paper Pack (X7221B)
- Prickly Pear Coordinating Cardstock (X7221D)
- White Value Pack Cards & Envelopes (X254)
- Basic Circles Thin Cuts dies (Z3318)
- 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
- Party Confetti
- White Tulle
If you’d like to purchase some of the items listed or any other CTMH product, please visit MY ONLINE CTMH STORE.
Abner Doubleday, who invented the game of baseball, was born on June 26th, 1819.
To mark the occasion, I created this card. Of course, I meant to share it yesterday when it was actually the day of his birth. But life happens as it does for all of us. So, I guess it’s a little belated!
This is a fun card design from CTMH’s Cricut Artiste Collection (now retired.) It has a little pocket/holder insert perfect for a gift card. So you could stuff a gift card to a favorite restaurant, store or whatnot. Or you could tuck a pair of baseball tickets inside!