Sunday, April 2, 2017

One Sheet Wonder Workshop

Here is the post of all the cards from the One Sheet Wonder Workshop (14 cards from one 12" x 12" B&T decorative sheet).  My last two posts featured the March Stamp of the Month (Tea-riffic, now retired) and February Stamp of the Month (Easter Bunnies, also retired).  I used March's featured Papers for this Workshop - Dreamin' Big Bulk Papers.  Note that I used both sides of the double-sided B&T papers.

First picture is of all the cards that were designed for the workshop:

Next are the three cards not previously featured in prior posts:

This features the C1639 Take Heart stamp set.

This features C1672 Silly Sayings and C1673 Some Kind of Wonderful-Cardmaking Stamp Sets.

This features the D1664 Packages, Boxes and Tags Stamp Set.

The next pictures show the card that were intentionally left blank so that should an unexpected occasion come up, one could quickly add the greeting and maybe some other quick embellishments.

The One Sheet Wonder cutting pattern is below and was found on Pinterest:

This was the suggested layouts for these 14 cards also found on Pinterest:

And here how my 14 cards line up to these layouts:

If you haven't tried one of these, they are a lot of fun.  Here are the stamp sets (not previously posted) that were used.  First is C1673 Some Kind of Wonderful-Cardmaking:
Next C1672 Silly Sayings:
Next is C1639 Take Heart:

Finally D1664 Packages, Boxes and Tags:

Happy April!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Some February Stamp of The Month Cards

When I got the February Stamp of the Month, I thought it was nice, but it wasn't until I actually used it that I thought it was darling!  So, my post from yesterday's One Sheet Wonder (14 card variety) continues with a couple of cards using the February Stamp of the Month S1702 Easter Bunnies.

And here is the second:

Papers:  Dreamin' Big WYW; Black and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:  S1702 Easter Bunnies (Retired)
Inks:  Momento Black Ink and Black Exclusive Inks3505 Watercolor Pencils; colored gel pens from Costco
Embellishments:  3174 Blending Pen
Other:  Black Nuvo crystal drops; Spellbinder oval and scallop oval dies

Here is what the images from the February Stamp of the Month looks like (cute!):

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

March Stamp of the Month - Tea-riffic

It has been a challenge this month to find some time to post.  So, I thought I would start with the March Stamp of the Month S1703 Tea-rrific containing 11 adorable images that you can still get this month for $5 with a $50 or more purchase.  Plus you probably heard all our Thin Cut packages are on sale this month for 25% off the retail price!

My card is a standard size card and is one of a 14-card One Sheet Wonder (OSW) which I will be posting for the rest of the days of this month.  OK, I know that's only a couple but I will be posting them in multiples with the last post showing the OSW cutting pattern and the OSW suggested layouts for cards:

Papers:  Dreamin' Big WYW; Black and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:  S1703 Tea-rrificAdore You
Inks:  Momento Black Ink and Black Exclusive Inks; 3505 Watercolor Pencils
Embellishments:  3174 Blending Pen
Other:  Black Nuvo crystal drops 

Featured Stamp set March 2017 Stamp of the Month:  Tea-rrific
Hope you got a chance to get this month's stamp set!  It's a good one!  Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

One Day Sweet Sale!

In celebration of the sweetest holiday of the year, Close To My Heart (CTMH) is holding a one-day flash sale on my shop-on-line website--The Sweet Sale!  The sale will give you a chance to get a 30% discount on selected products from the Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions 1 -- see links on the right of my blog.

This Sweet Sale starts February 14 at 3:00 pm MST (2:00 PM PST; 4:00 PM CST; 5:00 PM EST) and will end at the same time on Feburary 15.  Sale prices are only available on orders placed through my shop-on-line website during these times.  All discounted items ordered as part of this sale count towards the Stamp of the Month.

As usual with discounted items, shipping and handling will be based on the full retail value of the sale items.

To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit during the sale times--the Sweet Sale items will be listed on the site.  All the items included in the sale are only available while supplies last, and there is no grace period for placing orders, so be sure to get your orders in before the sale ends!

I'm excited to offer this fun opportunity for special one-time savings on CTMH products!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

January 2017 Stamp of the Month With Sugar Rush

I decided I was not going to let another month go by without creating at least one card with the current month's Stamp of the Month.  So here is my card using Sugar Rush (and the colors) with the January Stamp of the Month.  It always dismays me that it takes me a whole day to create a card.  Some people have a concept in their head before they start.  Mine seems to come together painfully slow piece by piece.

My card is a standard size card:

Here is more of a side view where you can kinda see the inside of the card:

Last closeup front:

Papers:  Sugar Rush Kit; Pomegranate and Colonial White Cardstocks
Stamps:  S1701 Adore You
Inks:  Whisper, Pomegranate, Canary, Glacier Exclusive Inks
Embellishments:  Z3311 Sugar Rush Washi Pack
Other:  Sizzix Stitched Frmes Framelits - Circle Die; Paper Trey Ink Delightful Die Cover Plate

Featured Stamp set January 2017 Stamp of the Month:  Adore You

Hope you got a chance to get this month's stamp set!  It's a good one!  Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sugar Rush Post-it-Note & Pencil Holder

This weekend my monthly workshop was scheduled however, I have one horrible cold & soar throat crud.  This is what we were going to make at the workshop--Sugar Rush Post-It Note & Pencil Holder with calendar.  I found a place online which prints calendars here.  I selected the yearly calendar that printed the calendars in landscape mode and it fit perfectly for this little box!  First is the front side of the holder:

View of both sides of holder, emphasizing the front side of holder:

A view of both sides of holder - showing more of the pencil holder side:

Pencil box side of holder:

Papers:  G1118 Sugar Rush, Pomegranate, and White Daisy Cardstocks
Inks:  Pomegranate Exclusives Inks
Other: Sizzix thinlits Tim Holtz Happy Holidays words

With my containers, I actually used some textured cardstock that was long ago retired.  I like it because it is a heavier cardstock and I thought it would stand up a little better than regular cardstock. You can find an instructional video from Libby Stampz, an Australian stamper here.  Here are the quick instructions:

1.  Notepad Holder:  Cut a 7-1/4" x 7-1/4" piece of cardstock and score all sides at 2" and cut on the green lines.

2.  Cut three pieces of decorative paper at 3-1/8" x 1-7/8" (that will go on 3 showing sides of the notepad holder).  On the side of the box that will face the front, you will use a 1-3/8" circle punch to punch out a half circle (see finished picture).

3.  Pencil Box:  Cut an 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" piece of cardstock.  Score one set of opposite sides (see below) at 3-1/4" and the other set of opposite sides at 2-1/2".  Cut on the green lines.  Trim off excesses (yellow areas) as shown:

4.  Cut two pieces of decorative paper at 3-1/8" x 1-5/8".  Adhere to sides of pencil holder.
     Cut one piece of decorative paper at 3-1/8" x 3-1/8".  Adhere to front of pencil holder.

5.  Back Piece:  Cut a piece of cardstock 3-1/4" x 5-1/2".
      Cut 2 pieces of matching cardstock (one for front & back) at 3-1/8" x 5-3/8".
      Cut one layer decorative paper (for front) at 3" x 5-1/4".  Stamp and embellish.
This project was great fun and pretty easy to make!  Enjoy!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Tags

My last workshop of the year, we created an ornament (which was the subject of a previous post done with City Sidewalks Papers) and making Christmas tags.  I love the look of kraft paper and even stamping with white daisy pigment ink didn't brighten it up as much as I would have thought.  So, with the help of a white gel Signo Glo pen I got the brightness I'd hoped for.

Papers:  z1375 Kraft cardstock and White Daisy Cardstocks
Stamps:  D1697 Perfect Presents, A1187 World Joy
Inks:  Cranberry, Willow, and Black Exclusives Inks; White Daisy Pigment Ink
Embellishments:  z3090 Red Enamel Gems; Red & White Baker's Twine
Other: White Signo Glo gel pen, Cricut Design Studio using CTMH Art Philosphy cartridge, Nuvo White Crystal Drops

Here are the images of the stamps I used:

D1697 Perfect Presents

A1187 World Joy

I can say that I truly had forgotten how much fun white gel pens can be!  Blessed Advent to you all!

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