Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Some Kinda Wonderful Birthday

Hello, I'm so happy you stopped by today! Quilt patterns are a great source of inspiration for creating backgrounds on cards. I put together this card using zip strip pieces and scraps from the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack.



I added my "quilt" pieces to a black cardstock base, which made them look even more vibrant. Since the background has so much pattern going on, I kept the sentiment piece simple. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black pennant shape to play off of the black an white in the card. The white enamel dots mimic the white dot pattern in one of my quilt strips. I backed the black pennant with a piece of the raspberry patterned paper to make it stand out from the backdrop. The sentiment piece is adhered with dimensional foam as well.


Don't forget to decorate the inside of your cards too!

Edited to add:
I should have included my process for making the background. I drew the design on grid paper to create a template to follow. I used my clear ruler to space each piece 1/8" apart. I found it easiest to place the long blue piece toward the bottom right corner first. Hope this helps!



Have you played along with the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge yet? The challenge is simple, just create something using the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack, or any of the colors featured in that pack. I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies used:
X7217B Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack
A1189 Short & Sweet Sentiments
C1662 Wise Guy Birthday
1386 Black Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2105 Black Ink
Z2172 Whisper Ink
Z891 Versamark Ink 
Z2068 Ranger White Super Fine Embossing Powder
Z3314 Black & White Dots
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

Monday, April 3, 2017

Three Amigos April 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three Close To My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping, and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd of each month, we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through. When you finish hopping, be sure to check out the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge!

This month, the Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Pack (papers or color palette) will be the focus of our projects. I used the feature paper, and accented it with Pacifica and Black.



My daughter deserves the credit for the design of this card. We sat down together to create one day (yay!), and she cut around the hills and added a sentiment to the top left corner of her card. I loved how it was simple but with impact! I stamped my sentiment with the Black Mini Pigment Ink Pad and heat embossed with black embossing powder (you could use clear detail embossing powder too). I put liquid glass on the black areas of the "hills" to coordinate with the shine of the sentiment.


Photographing the shine was a bit of a challenge. I tried to add bling and ribbon to the front, but everything detracted from the simplicity of it. I opted to put some black and gold ribbon from the Uptown Ribbon Pack behind the front panel instead. The panel is popped up with Thin 3-D Foam Tape on a Pacifica Cardstock base.


I finished off the inside of the card with a few more "hills" and used a journaling pen to draw a border.

Thanks for hopping by today! Hop over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created for you, then over to the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge. We hope you play along!

Supplies Used:
X7217B Some Kinda Wonderful Paper Packet
X5759 Pacifica Cardstock
1385 White Daisy CS
C1674 Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z2503 Basics Mini Pigment Ink Pads Set
Z679 Liquid Glass
Z3289 Uptown Ribbon Pack
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1979 Marvy Uchida Le Pen Journaling Pen
Z555 Craft Heater
Other: Black Embossing Powder (retired)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hello Thin Cuts

A couple weeks ago, I stumbled upon wood veneer sheets on clearance at Target. I purchased them with the intention of giving them to my daughter to create with. As we were chatting on FaceTime, we were curious if they would cut with our Thin Cuts. I grabbed the Hello Thin Cut to give it a try. They cut the veneer beautifully!


I cut three more of the "hello" from Desert Sand Cardstock, then glued and stacked them. I stamped the wreath with Cocoa ink, colored the leaves with Shin Han Markers, and cut the image with the coordinating Thin Cut. I used papers from the Adventure Fundamentals and the Dreamin' Big Paper Pack.


The banner is popped up with Thin 3-D Foam Tape. I added a few Gold Glitter Gems for sparkle. I kept the inside simple, using a strip of the veneer to tie into the Thin Cut sentiment on the front.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
A1193 Wreath
CC1157 Wreath Thin Cuts
X7218B Dreamin' Big Paper Packet
Z3253 Adventure Fundamentals
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
1273 Desert Sand Cardstock
Z2814 Cocoa Ink
Z2457 Shin Han Touch Twin Marker YR24 Marigold
Z2463 Shin Han Touch Twin Marker GY235 Sap Green
Z2453 Shin Han Touch Twin Marker P83 Lavender
Z2450 Shin Han Touch Twin Marker R5 Cherry Pink
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape


Monday, March 27, 2017

You Are Tea-rrific

What do you do when you hit a creative slump? To break out of my slump, I grabbed the March SOTM, Tea-rrific, and created a card. I kept the process simple to begin with, choosing the colors and card design. Sea Glass and White Daisy are the feature colors on this card, with touches of Whisper and Ruby.


I added texture to the front of the card using the Wood Slats Embossing Folder, Sea Glass Glitter Paper, heat embossing the sentiment, and popping the teacup with Thin 3-D Foam tape. I stamped the sentiment with the Whisper Mini Pigment Ink Pad and used Clear Superfine Embossing Powder. The patterned paper is from the Dreamin' Big Paper Pack.


I stamped the teacup with Juniper Ink for a subtle tone-on-tone look. I used a Copic marker (BG10 Cool Shadow) to add a bit of shading. To add a light touch of color to the tag, I squeezed ink into the lids of my Whisper and Ruby Ink Pads, spritzed with water, and used the Small Round Waterbrush to gently apply color. I also added a little Whisper "wash" behind the cup.


Coordinating the inside of the card adds a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies used:
S1603 Tea-rrific Stamp of The Month
X7218B Dreamin' Big Paper Packet
X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3240 Sea Glass Glitter Paper
Z2865 Juniper Ink Pad
Z2870 Ruby Ink Pad
Z2872 Whisper Ink Pad
Z2503 Basics Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z3248 Wood Slats Embossing Folder
Z3224 Waterbrush-Small Round
Z3216 White Twine
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1979 Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen
Other: Copic Sketch BG10 Cool Shadow

Friday, March 3, 2017

Three Amigos March 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three Close To My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping, and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd of each month, we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

Our projects feature the Dreamin' Big paper pack or coordinating colors this month. Dreamin' Big is my favorite collection in this Seasonal Expressions. The vibrant colors and versatile patterns catch my eye. I made a shaker card following the Originals: Clockwork pattern and using the Circle Thin Cuts, which happen to be on sale this month.



I stamped the lady bugs from the Dreamin' Big- Cardmaking stamp set, colored the spots, head and antennae with my journaling pen, and cut then out with the coordinating Thin Cuts.


I cut apart a 3x3 flip flap to use as the clear front on my shaker panel. Along with the ladybugs, I filled the shaker with retired sequins I had in my stash. Three Black Enamel Dots outline the shaker panel. The sentiment is also from the Dreamin' Big- Cardmaking stamp set.



I added a few more circles to the edges of the inside panel to finish off the card.

Thanks for Hopping by today! Be sure to check out Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created this month. See Lisa's post for information about our coming challenge and a giveaway for March!

Supplies Used:
X7218B Dreamin' Big Paper Packet
Z3303 Dreamin' Big Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
Z2851 Saffron Ink
Z2852 Poppy Ink
Z2872 Whisper Ink
Z3234 3x3 Flip Flaps
Z3318 Basic Circles Thin Cuts
Z3314 Black & White Dots
Z1979 Marvy Uchida Le Pen Journaling Pen
9036 Originals Card Confidence Program
X254 White Daisy Cards and Envelopes Value Pack

Friday, February 3, 2017

Three Amigos February 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three Close To My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping, and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd of each month, we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

Our projects this month feature the beautiful Hello Lovely paper pack or featured colors in the pack. I pulled out my Reflections Scrapbook Program book and selected a pattern to showcase one of my favorite family photos. The photograph was taken by my niece, Emilee, owner of Sage Photography in Kansas City.





The pattern I selected is called Bottom Border-Tucked In. I kept my embellishments to a minimum because I wanted the focus to be on the photo. To bring some of the color from the lower patterned paper to the top, I triple matted my photo and created a small cluster of banners.




The title is a PML card included in the paper pack, trimmed down and matted. I inserted the title piece into a flip flap so I could add hidden journaling.




Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to hop over to Lisa's blog and Donna's blog to see what they created this month!

Supplies used:
X7216B Hello Lovely Paper Pack
X7216C Hello Lovely Complements
X5930 Slate Cardstock
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
X5777 Fern Cardstock
X5789 Sea Glass Cardstock
Z2172 Whisper Ink
Z3313 Blush Shimmer Ribbon
Z3231 Memory Protectors Flip Flaps 4x6
Z697 Sponge
9037 Reflections Scrapbook Program
Opaque Pearls (Retired)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Three Amigos January 2017 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Three Amigos Blog Hop. We are three Close To My Heart Independent Consultants with a love for stamping and scrapping, and would like to share our creative ideas with you. On the 3rd of each month, we feature a different CTMH product and create a card, layout, or other project. There are only three stops on this hop, so it will only take a few minutes to hop through.

The new year brings new challenges to our hop. This month we are creating a project using the Sugar Rush Paper Pack and/or color palette. I created a double z-fold card using Glacier Cardstock as the base and three patterns from the B&T Duos. Glacier is not a listed color for this paper pack, but it was a better fit for my card.


This was my first attempt at a double z-fold card, and I was surprised at how quickly it came together! The donut whipped up in no time using the thin Cuts. I used the masking technique to stamp both sentiments in two colors.



If you look closely, you can see that I layered the heart design washi tape over the pomegranate washi tape from the Sugar Rush Washi Pack to create an extra little "ribbon" banner. The Sugar Rush Dots add a bit of sparkle to the front as well.


I added the layered washi tape to the inside banner too. I thought about adding more bling, but decided to stamp the little heart trio near the bottom instead.


Thank you for stopping by today! Hop on over to Lisa's Blog and Donna's Blog to see what they created this month!

Supplies Used:
Z3300 Sugar Rush Cardmaking Bundle
X7215B Sugar Rush Paper Pack
1385 Whit Daisy Cardstock
X5932 Cashmere Cardstock
X5770 Glacier Cardstock
Z2175 Cashmere Ink
Z2641 Glacier Ink
Z2653 Pomegranate Ink
Z3310 Sugar Rush Dots
Z3311 Sugar Rush Washi Pack
Z697 Sponge
Z1204 Bone Folder
Z1836 Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z3022 3L E-Z Dots Adhesive

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year, New Products!

Happy New Year! We are starting off the year with new products, a great Stamp Of The Month, and a National Papercrafting Month special you won't want to miss!

The new paper packs in the Seasonal Expressions 1 Idea Book will knock your socks off! The featured paper pack for January, Sugar Rush, lives up to it's name with yummy designs that can be used for all of your celebrations.

Take a look at the featured artwork for the January SOTM, Adore You. Each Idea Book has a coordinating recipe guide so you can easily duplicate your favorite designs.




Chase away the winter blues with the Welcome Home wreath kit. You can purchase the kit for $18.95 or earn it FREE with a qualifying $60 purchase.



Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to check back on January 3rd for the Three Amigos Blog Hop!