Thursday, August 3, 2017

Three Amigos August 2017 Challenge

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 we are sharing projects using Jack (papers or featured colors) from the new Seasonal Expressions 2 Idea Book. The featured colors are black, juniper, ruby, slate, sweet leaf, whisper, and white daisy.

I love cards with special folds, and decided to make one to share today. I also made a coordinating box to go along with it. I used four colors of cardstock, the tree background and texture pattern from the paper pack, and the Jack Cardmaking Stamp with coordinating Thin Cuts for both. This bear is my favorite stamp in the entire seasonal expressions book!

This card has two "panels" that open up to reveal the message inside. The first panel is the bear tab, which opens to the right.

I decided to cut a second bear shape with the thin cuts, but couldn't leave it just plain. I inked up one of the bears ears to make his tail, and added more fur by turning the stamp 180 degrees before stamping. Isn't he just the cutest?!

Open the second panel to the left to reveal the sentiment on the inside. The hearts are each embellished with a bitty sparkle.

I decorated the top of my box to coordinate with the card I made. You can fill it with a set of cards or a small gift. I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but I stamped an extra nose for each bear and popped it up with thin 3D foam tape.

I found directions for the box here, but changed the dimensions for mine to fit a 4.25x5.5 card. With a depth of one inch, you can easily fit a set of four cards with envelopes inside. I gave a few of these boxes filled with assorted cards to some of my CTMH pals at convention.

Here's a photo of my measurements and basic directions.

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:
X7222B Jack Paper Pack
X7222D Jack Coordinating Cardstock
Z3333 Jack Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2805 Black Ink
Z2173 Slate Ink
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3197 Black & Gold Ribbon
Z3022 3L E-Z Dots Adhesive
Z2060 Thin 3D Foam Tape


  1. Love how the bear is attached to a flap to open the card. Hard to see, but the popped noses is a great textural addition to these fun projects!

  2. I've been thinking about adding a tail. I didn't think it would matter that much, but I was w.r.o.n.g! Such a cute card, not that I like that bear! ;o)

    1. Thank you, Mary! I expect to see cute tails on all of your bears now!

  3. I cannot believe I didn't stop by here sooner! This is just so adorable! And how cool the box is! Love love it!