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Monday, July 24, 2017

Fabulous Fonts ~ Storybook Alphabet

This week's theme on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog is "Fabulous Fonts."  With so many different alphabet stamp sets now available from CTMH, there are many fonts to choose from.   


This 5"x7" card has a Black base, with a White Daisy front to highlight a series of bright colors.  This month's stamp-of-the-month is Storybook Alphabet and includes a fun and whimsical font.  Using five of the more recent colors that Close To My Heart has introduced: Lemon, Tangerine, Emerald, Pansy, and Raspberry, letter stamps from the Storybook Alphabet set were used to create the word "hello."  A thin strip was cut from each of the five colors to create a background behind each letter.  This card shows a quick and easy way to create a simple card using some cardstock and colored pencils.    

The original inspiration for this card was a Happy Birthday card created by Laura Beacham.  However, I think her card has a much nicer overall effect and detailed finish than my "hello" card.  This is Laura's inspiration card:  
You can see more of Laura Beacham's work on her Pinterest and Facebook pages Laura's Creative Pages and Cards

Be sure to visit the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog each week as a new challenge is posted.  We would love to see your creativity!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

So Hard to Say Goodbye

With the annual CTMH Convention and highly-anticipated release of new stamps and papers next month, it is time to say "goodbye" to some retiring products.  Visit the Going Soon! section of my website to see what is retiring.    

If you arrived here from Miss Carrie's Creations you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their "So Hard to Say Goodbye" projects.


Inspired by the cheerful colors in the Little Dreamer papers, this colorful unicorn was stamped using the Little Dreamer-Cardmaking stamp set.  This card is sure to put a smile on anyone's face!  There are even coordinating die cuts available to make it fast and easy to cut out an adorable unicorn of your own.  


Decorating the inside of the card really completes it.  
   
Little Dreamer-Cardmaking stamp set

Please visit Stamping Maui blog to continue along our Blog Hop highlighting favorite products that are soon to retire


If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   






All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH). 
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Oh the Places You'll Go!

"Oh the Places You'll Go" is the theme this week on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog.  And I can envision lots of adventures and "places" in the future for any newly married couple.  



Make Dr. Seuss proud and stretch your imagination to visualize the stark contrast between black + white + gold + sparkle on this card, as it is difficult to capture with a photograph. This card is one that is definitely more impressive "in real life."  Black cardstock is used for the card base, with some White Daisy and then a piece of gorgeous Black Glitter Paper which is covered with the beautiful gold dots from Fundamentals-All About the Gold.  Embossing the sentiment and rings from the Wedding Wishes stamp set and layering them on a piece of Gold Glitter Paper along with a piece of black & gold ribbon adds to the dimension of the card.   

Be sure to visit the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog each week as a new challenge is posted.  We would love to see your creativity!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Storybook Alphabet (July SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop.  The Storybook Alphabet stamp set for the month of July has a cute decorated image for each letter of the alphabet.          

If you have come here from Show and Tell, with Michelle, 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!  

Utilizing images from the Storybook Alphabet set as capital letters along with the Etched Alphabet as lowercase, created a "happy birthday" sentiment.  Watercolor pencils were used for some 'soft' color on the larger letters.  Distressed papers from the No Worries packet, along with pattern #20 in Make It From Your Heart volume 1, create a nice neutral card which can be used for anyone.                

Place a $50 minimum order this month (July 2017) and you are eligible to purchase the Storybook Alphabet stamp set for only $5. It is also available for $17.95 without a qualifying purchase.  





Now "Hop" on over to The Inky Scrapper blog to see her work.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas. 





If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog.   



All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
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No Worries

This is my first creation as a new member of the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog Design Team.  The theme for this first challenge in the month of July is to use papers from the No Worries packet, which contains some fabulous patterns for beach/summer.  However, the papers are universal enough to use for just about any project.  A basketweave paper was used for the background of this card, which is based on Pattern #24 in Make It From Your Heart volume 2.  A strip of Rose Gold Foil Tape adds just a bit of sheen.  The stamp images are from the Words of Motivation stamp set which is available exclusively to CTMH Consultants. 
No Worries paper packet

Be sure to visit the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog each week as a new challenge is posted.  We would love to see your creativity!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhNoWorries #H2Hchallenge 
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