Saturday, October 3, 2015

Three Amigos October 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.

This month we challenged each other to make an interactive card. The challenge is a perfect fit since our hop falls on World Cardmaking Day this year! A year or so ago, I offered a slider card as a make and take at a crop. The card was a huge hit, so I decided to make another for our challenge. Sangria is the featured paper pack at CTMH this month. I used the Sangria WOTG and Sangria Complements to create my card.

Don't be fooled when you see a WOTG geared for scrapbooking. Many times the stamp set is versatile enough for making cards as well. I stamped the leaves in Pear Ink and the flowers in our new Pomegranate and Eggplant Inks. All of the flowers are fussy cut with a bitty sparkle in the center. The two eggplant flowers are popped up with foam tape. The word "FRIEND" is stamped in Chocolate Ink using the Jennifer's Hand Stamp Set.

The inside sentiment is revealed when you slide the card open. I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Ink to coordinate with the stamped word on the front. I used part of a boarder strip from the Sangria Complements to decorate the slider strip under the focal point, but you could easily use a zip strip, twine, ribbon, or a stamped border.

A personal message can be written on the front and back side of the slider piece and will be revealed when slid up from the card.

I am in the process of writing the directions to create this card and will post them as soon as they are ready (it took me a while, but the directions are now posted). Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Hop over to Lisa's blog and Donna's blog to see what they have created for you.

Supplies Used:
B1484 Jennifer's Hand
G1097 Sangria WOTG
X7199C Sangria Complements
Z2653 Pomegranate Ink Pad
Z2647 Eggplant Ink Pad
Z2197 Pear Ink Pad
Z2111 Chocolate Ink Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape


  1. Great interactive. Love that paper, too!

  2. Very pretty Fall colors. Looking forward to the directions to try this.

    1. Thank you, Rebecca! The directions are finally posted. Sorry it took me so long.

  3. This is soooo pretty! I love Sangria... yet to use it... maybe today is the day. I've seen so much on that coffee lovers blog hop that my head is spinning... must get refocused. We'll have to do this one on a Skype Scrap someday!

    1. Thanks, Pal! Yes, we are long overdue for Skype Scrap!

  4. What a gorgeous card! I love the slider concept (think this is the first time I've seen something like yours) and the colors are just fabulous!

  5. The flowers are so pretty and go perfect with Sangria. I also have not used that paper yet, but now I can't wait!

    1. Thanks, Donna! The flowers are from the Sangria WOTG stamp set. They are perfect for card embellishments.