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Monday, October 16, 2017

Share A Smile with Punny Pals

October is "Share A Smith" Month, and with the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart is donating $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™. And, for this month only and while supplies last, you can get a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes. Even better, we’ve built an exclusive card kit that includes the Thin Cuts along with card bases, envelopes, paper pieces, and instructions that you can use to create endearing cards that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!

If you arrived here from Janna's Creative Studio you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their "Punny Pals" projects.


The sweet monkey from the Punny Pals stamp set inspired me to create a card stating that the monkey is a "CHIMPION"!  Using papers and Fall colors from the Falling For You packet forms a great background for the monkey image.   The basic card design is from the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 1, Pattern  #26.  All of the designs in the Make It From Your Heart books are a great starting point for creating a personal card.  
   

Please visit Show and Tell with Michelle to continue along our Blog Hop featuring Punny Pals stamp set and coordinating Thin Cuts for each of the images.   


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). 
#ctmh #cardmaking #youreachimpion #punnypals 
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Under the Stars

This week's challenge on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog is "Under the Weather" which can represent a weather-related project, or a "get well" card for someone who may be "under the weather."


I chose to use the new Constellations stamp set to create a starry weather pattern in the sky, and add a "get well" message from the Short & Sweet stamp set.  The stars and constellations were embossed on a piece of Pewter cardstock, using both white and gold embossing powders.  Banner shapes for the "get well" sentiment were cut using the new Basic Banners die.  The dark strip of paper with the Gold Foil Tape on top is actually a patterned paper from the Cats & Bats packet; showing the versatility of the CTMH paper packets.    


Find some time to create your own "Under the Weather" design and share on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #getwellcard #constellations
Sheila Bennett
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Monday, October 2, 2017

Plaid Saint Nick


"Mad For Plaid" is the new challenge on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog, and was the perfect opportunity for me to use the new Buffalo Plaid embossing folder which is available in the Holiday Expressions book from Close To My Heart.  This folder creates a wonderful background, and the silver Foil Paper from CTMH embosses beautifully.  To complete the card, the adorable Little Saint Nick image was colored with some ShinHan Touch Twin alcohol markers and the silver Shimmer Brush used for a bit of sparkle on his hat. The sentiment is found in the Gingerbread Friends stamp set.  


Find some time to create your own "Mad For Plaid" design and share on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog!  

All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
#ctmh #cardmaking #christmascard #santa #plaid 
Sheila Bennett
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Christmas Tunes (October SOTM Blog Hop)

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop. This month's Christmas Tunes is a great stamp set for creating personal Holiday cards.        

If you have come here from the JD Designs 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!  

This fun tree in the Christmas Tunes stamp set inspired me to add a bit of color with some alcohol markers and then a bit of sparkle with the Shimmer Brush on the top star.  Even though it is a bit difficult to see in the photo, the Shimmer Brush was also used on the ribbon which was cut using the new Ribbon Thin Cut die.  On a Raspberry cardstock base, the "falalalala" pattern from the Silver & Gold paper packet was used, and then a bright green from the Cats & Bats pack was used for contrast and for the ribbon.  Design of the card was based on pattern #20 in Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2.       

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





Now "Hop" on over to the Create With Alyson 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).
#ctmh #cardmaking #ctmhSOTM #christmascard #holidaycard 
Sheila Bennett
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Meow!

Welcome to our Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop, brought to you by the same ladies who participate in the monthly Stamp-of-the-Month Blog Hop.  This new Holiday Expressions book has some really fabulous new papers, stamp sets, and die cuts that you will want to create your own projects this Fall.          

If you arrived here from Create With Alyson, you are hopping through our circle of Close To My Heart consultants sharing their projects featuring new products.   


This adorable origami inspired cat is from the Cats & Bats-Cardmaking set which includes die cuts for the cat, stars, bat, and some of the words in the stamp set.  Instead of creating a Halloween theme card, I chose to simply feature the cat and a "meow" message.  The two layer stamp images work perfectly with the die cut to create an adorable cat.  The papers from the Cats & Bats packet even include one with the look of origami folds to coordinate with the cat image.  
Cats & Bats-Cardmaking (stamps & die cuts)
  
Please visit the Stamping Rules! blog to continue along our Blog Hop



If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is available on Melinda's 'If You Bling It' blog. 
#ctmh #cardmaking 
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
(913) 485-4355
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