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Booo Box Card

Booo Box Card

As promised, here is another fun project using the Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies.  This Booo Box Card is not only a card but a fun treat, too!

I had a lot of fun using both CTMH’s *NEW* Silver Foil Paper and Vellum Paper.  Each had a great effect when I embossed on them.  I chose to do a White Embossing for the spider web on the Vellum Paper and then I trimmed it up and selectively used a Glue Dot behind where I was going to place the spider (which I trimmed up after cutting out with the die.)  I added a little Cats & Bats Black Dot to create more dimension for the body of the spider–love it!

Closeup Booo Box Card

For the Booo sentiment, I stamped in Black pigment ink and then used the Clear Embossing Powder.  Instead of tapping away the excess powder, I left it and totally LOVE the look it achieved on the Foil Paper.  It’s sort of all bubbly and crackly looking which ties in beautifully with the design of the stamped image.

Also, check out how cute the bat looks–I used googley eyes on him.  I always love the look that achieves; makes it a cute but spooky bat! 🙂

Inside Booo Box Card

Finally, I followed the design of the outside in the inside for consistency.  I also couldn’t resist stamping the “Sugar High” sentiment from this set as it totally was spot on with the box of candy corn that’s attached!

This super fun card design is one we will be creating at our Holiday Extravaganza next weekend.  If you’re interested, you can sign up to get your very own kit of all 8 projects we’ll be creating.  Plus, it’ll be shipped directly to you complete with pictures and step-by-step instructions.  How fun, right?  To get your Holiday Extravaganza Kit, click HERE.

October 31st Halloween Card

Cats & Bats Halloween Card

Today’s card is a fun one.  It has just the right amount of technique to it as well as simplicity in it’s design.  This particular card is one I received from Jamie B. in our holiday card swap.

Closeup Cats & Bats Halloween Card

I love that she embossed the spider webs.  It gives it so much more dimension while still being subtle since it is tone on tone.

Here is a list of supplies she used to create this card:

  • Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies (Z4045)
  • Cats & Bats Paper Packet (X7224B)
  • Cats & Bats Coordinating Cardstock (X7224D)
  • Pansy Cardstock (X5966)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (Z891)
  • Memento Black Ink Pad (Z899)
  • White Embossing Powder (Z2068)
  • Craft Heater (Z555)
  • Cats & Bats Dots (Z4028)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Be sure to check back tomorrow as I’ll be sharing another great project I created using this same Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts dies.

Stronger Together Slider Card

Stronger Together Slider Card

Since it is the final few days to order Close To My Heart’s From the Heart Slider Card Kit, I thought I’d share another sample card I created with this kit.

Stronger Together Disaster Relief Stamp Set

This time I used the newly released Stronger Together Stamp Set that helps support disaster relief; all proceeds from this stamp set go directly to the Red Cross.

Open Stronger Together Slider Card

To tie the sentiments into the beautiful gold foil slider card bases, I decided to wet emboss both the outside sentiment and inside sentiment in gold, too.

I added in a splash of our Color of the Year–Bashful–but otherwise kept it all to the gold foil and white color palette.

Stronger Together Slider Card Close-up

I even used our Gold Shimmer Brush to add sparkle to the White Daisy Pennant Banner behind the heart.  So super quick and easy!

Here is a listing of the supplies I used to create this card:

  • Stronger Together Stamp Set (C1716)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (Z891)
  • From the Heart Card Bases & Envelopes (CC1227)
  • Gold Foil Paper (Z3365)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • Bashful Cardstock (X5941)
  • Silver & Gold Paper Pack (X7226)
  • Gold Shimmer Brush (Z3316)
  • White & Gold Ribbon (Z3189)
  • Piercing & Embossing Tool Kit (Z2046)
  • Glue Dots (1772)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Dots (Z3341)
  • 3-D Foam Dots (Z3342)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066)
  • Craft Heater (Z555)

To purchase these and other CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Recessed Panel Cards

Rainbow Recessed Panel Card

I’ve been wanting to try out a Recessed Panel Card for some time.  My twins’ birthday was this past Friday so I took this opportunity to create 2 different styles of Recessed Panel Cards.  While the same technique, I love how unique each looks just by changing where I created the recessed panel at on the card.

Close-up Angled Recessed Panel Card

For this first one, I did the recessed panel at an angle.  Since my daughter is all about rainbows, unicorns and puffy clouds lately (it’s so on trend, right!?) I couldn’t resist using our now retired Little Dreamer Paper Pack as well as coordinating stamp set and die.

Plus, it just couldn’t be complete without some shimmer, right?  I did a fun technique where I applied a used dryer sheet to the cloud–to give it some added texture–then added some glitter (it gets trapped by the fibers in the dryer sheet.)  It looks really awesome in person.  And the little stars got a brushing of shine and shimmer from our Clear Shimmer Brush.

Outdoor Celebration Recessed Panel Card

For my son’s card, I also used a retired paper pack–our Back Country Paper Pack.  He’s into the outdoors, camping and trees (those which he can climb are of the most interest!) so I thought this paper pack worked best. Plus, since I was using the tree patterned paper, I felt have a straight recessed panel worked best–sort of like a tree trunk.

Close-up Pinecone Image

Since I had added in a fun technique to my daughter’s card, I felt I should do the same for my son’s.  I decided to stamp a pine tree branch and a pinecone on the inside of his card.  For the pine cone, I started by inking up the image in Chocolate ink (I’m so sad this color is now retired; love this color!) then I took a new Sponge Dauber (you don’t want any color to transfer with this process) and tapped it in my Versamark ink pad and randomly tapped spots already inked on the pine cone image, then stamped as usual.  I sprinkled some Gold Embossing Powder over the image and where the Versamark ink was, it stuck.  I heat embossed it with our Craft Heater to have a beautiful look with splatters of gold on the pine cone.  Easy and stunning.

To get your own supplies to try out these techniques, visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Punny Pals Operation Smile Card

Punny Pals Operation Smile Stamp Set

Have you seen Close To My Heart’s special Operation Smile Stamp Set?  It’s called Punny Pals and is super adorable!  What’s even better though is that with each purchase of this stamp set, $7 is donated to Operation Smile to assist those with a cleft lip or cleft palate.  It really is a worthy cause.

Punny Pals Toadally Awesome Card

Want to hear some even more exciting news though?  Next month, Close To My Heart is going to release a set of Thin Cuts dies to fit all these adorable critters–only for the month of October!

That means this month is the perfect month to grab your Punny Pals Stamp Set to start playing around with it and get your creative juices flowing (a great way to space out your spending, too!)

The supplies I used to create this card are:

  • Punny Pals Operation Smile Stamp Set (D1751)
  • Memento Black Stamp Pad (Z899)
  • New England Ivy Reinker (Z2235)
  • Watercolor Pencils (3505)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (1385)
  • New England Ivy Cardstock (X5959)
  • Fern Cardstock (X5960)
  • Watercolor Paper (Z3146)
  • Bashful Glitter Paper (Z3360)
  • Spray Pen (Z1380)
  • Thin 3-D Foam Dots (Z3341)
  • Ribbon Border Thin Cuts (Z3349)–I love this die SO much!  I truly believe this is a MUST-HAVE! 🙂
  • Beary Christmas Dots (Z4038)

To purchase your Punny Pals Stamp Set and support Operation Smile (or to get any other CTMH products) please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

Feel So Blessed Card

Grateful Feel So Blessed Card

September’s Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart–Feel So Blessed— is the perfect set for creating thank you cards or even special Thanksgiving projects.

CTMH Stamp of the Month Feel So Blessed

As is the case each month, this set is only available during the month of September.

Grateful Card Closeup

Plus, if you spend $50 or more, you can get this special stamp set for only $5.  That’s a savings of $12.95!

Closeup Feel So Blessed Grateful Card

The supplies I used to create this card are:

  • Feel So Blessed Stamp Set (S1709)
  • Falling for You Paper Packet (X7223B)
  • Almond Cardstock (X5949)
  • Goldrush Cardstock (X5962)
  • Gold Foil Paper (Z3365)
  • White Value Pack Cards & Envelopes (X254)
  • Versamark Ink Pad (Z891)
  • Gold Embossing Powder (Z2066)
  • Craft Heater (Z555)
  • Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • Leaves Embossing Folder (Z4031)
  • White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323)
  • Gold Pearls (Z3371)
  • Gold Shimmer Brush (Z3316)

To purchase any of these CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

From the Heart Christmas Card

 

Santa From the Heart Slider Card

Today on Close To My Heart’s blog, they talked about how the National Stamping Month Special–From the Heart–is designed to be versatile and let you be the artist.  While the From the Heart Stamp Set is definitely a beautiful set–and one which you would use over and over again–these cards can make some pretty amazing holiday cards, too!

Open Santa Slider Card

Here is my spin on these beautiful From the Heart Slider Cards using the *NEW* Little Saint Nick Stamp Set along with the *NEW* Ho, Ho, Ho Stamp.  I absolutely love the Little Saint Nick image.  You may recall I used him in a Circle Accordion Card I shared a few weeks ago.  He’s so cute and easy to and color.  I used our ShinHan Markers in Barely Beige, Tender Pink and Carmine.

Closeup Santa Slider Card

And of course, I couldn’t resist using our Clear Shimmer Brush on his hat trim for a little shine and sparkle!

To purchase your own From the Heart Card Kit or any other CTMH products, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.

National Stamping Month Celebration

From the Heart Card Kit

September is National Stamping Month and Close To My Heart is celebrating by offering a gorgeous Slider Card Kit.

CTMH From the Heart Card Kit

The From the Heart Card Kit includes the supplies to create 12 fabulous interactive cards.  Plus, when you purchase the kit, you save 20% off the retail price!

From the Heart Cards & Envelopes

Want more card bases? No problem, you can order separate card bases and envelopes to make even more beautiful cards!

From the Heart Stamp Set

Or maybe you just want the amazing stamp set perfect for beautiful layered looks?  You can purchase the From the Heart Stamp Set separately as well.

You’ll be amazed at the detail you can achieve with the layering process of this stamp set.  It is quite striking and professional looking when you finish!

From the Heart Card Samples

For more details on the From the Heart National Stamping Month promotion or to purchase them before they’re gone, please visit my ONLINE CTMH STORE.