Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Shaker Christmas Card

Don't you just love an extra  pretty Christmas Card? Even better is making one to send to someone special! This is one of those cards. It's full of beautiful details to capture your eye.

I started with layers of cardstock and topped it off with paper from our Holly and Ivy papers. Next comes the shaker with all kinds of pretties to shake!

Using our special Thin Cut die I cut the back circle,  stamped a sentiment on it and glued to the card front. With our foam and acetate pack making the shaker is simple! Place the foam ring around the outside edge of the cardstock circle (save the other pieces of foam for other projects). Sprinkle your shaker pieces into the center of the circle. You don't need a lot, just enough to shake and still see the sentiment if you put one inside. Now peel off the film on the acetate and place on top of the foam. You've just make a shaker! 

Finally, place a decorative piece to complete the look. Here I used Glitter Paper. The shakers pieces are a combination of loose gems and sequins that go with the colors in the paper.




Z4309 Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts

Z4310 Circle Shaker Window Foam + Acetate



X7273B Holly and Ivy Paper Pack

Other Close To My Heart products used to make this card.
  • Stamp Sets: Merry Christmas Flourish, Holiday Special
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack (this is a GREAT deal!)
  • Cardstock: Harbour, Glacier
  • Exclusive Inks: Harbour
  • Specialty Paper: Harbour Glitter
  • Embellishments: Loose Gems: Candy Apple, Lagoon, Clear. Julep Sequins

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.


Michelle

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Non-Traditional Christmas Card ~ Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #439

 Here's a new sketch challenge for our from our team at Atlantic Hearts! You can use the sketch to make any paper craft you like. You can also rotate, flip or reverse the sketch if you like. We just need to be able to see the sketch in your project.

For my card I stuck with the sketch as it is. I paired it with some of our new stamp sets and papers to create a Christmas Card in non-traditional colors. I love doing that!

I love this angel stamp set and know I will be using it many times and in many ways. Using it with these papers I kept it simple by stamping and adding a bit of colors with our TriBlrend Markers. Using the coordinating Thin Cut Dies makes cutting out the images easy! 



There is some Clear Shimmer Brush painted on the wings, cloud and stars. It's always hard to photo the clear shimmer but if you look carefully I think you'll get the idea.


The inside of the card has a simple sentiment that has a "cloud" stamped over it. I used a 2nd generation image so it's not as easy to see as it is in real life. 


Z4321 Peace and Love Stamp Set + Thin Cuts


X8020B As You Grow Paper Pack


D2051 Perfectly Imperfect Patterns Stamp Set

 M1298 Merry Christmas Flourish

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack (This is a GREAT deal!)
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Sangria, Sage
  • Exclusive Inks: Sangria, Mulberry, Intense Black
  • Thin Cuts Dies: Circles
  • TriBlend Markers:  (all blends) Antique Pink, Dull Green, Light Yellow, Ice Grey
  • Embellishments: Gold Glitter Gems, Gold Thread, Clear Shimmer Brush
  • Tools: Thin 3D Foam Tape, Quickie Glue Pen

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.

Now it's your turn to create and share! We can't wait to see what you make. 


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #atlanticheartssketchchallenge #thincuts

Saturday, September 18, 2021

VIP Flower Shop Card Kit


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Friday, September 17, 2021

September / October Catalog New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop for the September/October Catalog! There are so many wonderful things in this catalog you will love! The blog before mine is Brenda Lapp. Just click the link in each post to hope to the next blog. Sit back and get ready to be Wow'd!

I really LOVE the colors of Fall. Each year I look forward to photos my daughter sends of her family picking out their pumpkins or picking apples. So with this layout I am all ready for those photos! 

I used a pattern from our How-to Book called Make It from Your Heart, Vol. 5. The pattern is #20 and very easy to create with. 

For embellishments I used a variety of images cut from our CTMH Cricut Collections. I just did a search in my purchased images for leaves and pumpkins. This was my first chance to use our new Quickie Glue Pen and it works unbelievably well on those delicate little parts! This is a tool you NEED in your stash! 

Before placing the papers I spattered some Gilt Gloss Spray on the base. It gives such a pretty shimmer to the pages! As a last step I created three clusters of pumpkins and leaves to decorate the pages. I created interest by popping up the pumpkins and tucking leaves behind them. It gives a nice dimensional look. The final step was to add some dots of Liquid Pearls and paint the wood heart with a shimmer brush. 










S2109 Grateful for This Life
September Stamp of the Month
Available September 1-30

Other Close To My Heart products used for this layout.
  • Stamp Set: Grateful for This Life
  • Cricut: leaves and pumpkins
  • Cardstock: Papaya, Shortbread, Harbour, Nectarine, Paprika, Toffee
  • How-to Book: Make It from Your Heart, Vol. 5, Pattern 20
  • Exclusive Inks: Harbour, Paprika
  • Embellishments: Gilt Glossy Spray, Bisque Liquid Pearls, Peach Shimmer Brush, Wood Hearts
  • Tools: Quickie Glue Pen, Thin 3D Foam Tape
If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.

Now it's time to hop to the next blog for more great ideas! Krista Hershberger is waiting for you!


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #newproductbloghop #scrapbooking 

VIP Special!

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If you're a VIP Customer you can get this Flower Shop Card Kit at the fantastic price of only $29.95 US! Look at those beautiful ... and exclusive to the kit ... papers! You'll be able to make gorgeous cards with this kit!

It is available ONLY to VIP Customers and Makers from Sept. 17th - Oct. 31st *while supplies last*. Don't be left wishing you had ordered and get yours now! 

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Pumpkin Spice Card ~ Color Dare #462 Tic Tac Toe

 Don't you just love the new colors we have for Fall! Papaya is one of my new favorites, I think! 

For our latest Tic Tac Toe Challenge we have some beautiful colors that come from the Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack. Pick your colors by row, column or diagonal. After that if you want to use some of the other colors go ahead. Just don't add any new colors to the grid. 

We reference Close To My Heart colors but you can use any brand you have as long as you can make a very close match. Kind of close doesn't count. Make any paper craft you like then use the link in the post on our home page to join the challenge.

I made a pretty birthday card with all the colors, although I concentrated on the first column of colors plus Gold. I covered the card base with Papaya cardstock. I used our new Gilt Gloss Spray but didn't spray it on the card front. I unscrewed the cap and tapped the tube over the card front. Then I added an angled  piece of the pattern paper. I wanted a more defined edge to that paper so I used an embossing pen along the edge, sprinkled on some gold embossing powder and heat set it. Now you can see a nice finished edge that goes with the spatters! The sentiment is stamped in a new color: Harbour. 





Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack

Other Close To My Heart products used for this card.

  • Stamp Set: For All Occasions (Happy Birthday)
  • White Cards and Envelopes Value Pack
  • Cardstock: Papaya
  • Exclusive Inks: Harbour, Papaya
  • Embellishments: Gilt Gloss Spray, Gold Powder
  • Tools: Embossing Pen, Heat Tool

If you need a Maker (consultant) I'd be happy to help.
If you'd like to BE a Maker I'd love to have you on my team!

Have you heard about our new VIP Customer Program? As a member you enjoy perks like a discount on your orders, FREE Stamp of the Month, special product bundles and online events. 

Before you go...... be sure to sign up to follow my blog so you don't miss any great ideas! The link is in the column on the right.

Now it's your turn to create and share! We can't wait to see what you make. 


Michelle

#showandtellwithmichelle #ctmh #cardmaking #colordare #colormyheart

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Paper Piecing Made Easy!

Here's a great Close To My Heart article on Paper Piecing!  Click here to learn how to do it.

Stamps from the article can be found here.




Shaker Christmas Card

Don't you just love an extra  pretty Christmas Card? Even better is making one to send to someone special! This is one of those cards. I...