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CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Terrific Tags

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Terrific Tags

If you came from Darlys Recker's Blog you are on the right track! Thank you for joining us on this Blog Hop with lots of ideas and tips for you while using this fabulous new Foil Paper. A Blog Hop is a 'circular' group of Blogs that you 'Hop' to (or click the link to) that will give you lots of tips, techniques and inspiration for the topic of the Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy your time with us and enjoy the projects.

Here is my project for today:

 I used the Tag Thin Cuts and cut out two of the largest tag from Falling from you pattern paper.
The tags weren't long enough to go over the mini tic tacs I had to put inside so I created a little 'open box' for them to sit in and put a zip strip (the piece cut from the top of the paper, approx, 1/2") on the bottom and them added the tags:

Then I took some White Burlap Ribbon and with my scissors cut up one of the areas between two strand and then all the strand…

How about some Chrtistmas Tunes?

The exclusive stamp set special for October is Christmas Tunes. Here are two of the stamps, the snow globe and the Christmas tree:

Aren't they so Cute!?! I am SO ready for the cooler weather to get here! So simple and elegant fun for Christmas.

You can view the entire stamp set on my website here. We will definitely be having fun with this set during the month!

This set is available ONLY October 1-31, 2017 and ready to purchase on my website for $17.95 OR you can purchase $50 in products and get this special stamp set for only $5.00. That's a great deal!

Item number S1710, set of 7 Recommended Blocks:
Y1003 (2x2)
Y1009 (2x3 1/2)
Y1012 (4x5)   4¼" x 5½" Snow Globe Card - a Vertical card base Supplies:
S1710 My Acrylix® Christmas Tunes—October Stamp of the Month
X7225B Beary Christmas Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2831 Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3364 Basics Ribbon Pack
Z3132 Watercolor Paints
Z3226 Waterbrush—Medium Flat
Z3293 S…

October is ALL Smiles!

Have you heard about Close To My Hearts Specials this month?

They are sure to bring a smile to anyone's day! Close to my Heart will MATCH all donations for Operation Smile, through the stamp set (Punny Pals) and any donations up to $10,000! That is SO Awesome!! If you haven't purchased your Punny Pals Stamp Set (D1751 $17.95), head on over to my website here and get one THIS MONTH to help put a smile on a childs face!

As well as donating $7 from each stamp set sold, Close to my Heart has also created a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the Adorable animal shapes. BUT Wait, there's MORE! They have also created an exclusive card card (includes the Thin Cuts, card bases and envelopes, paper and full color instructions) to create endearing cards to bring a smile to friends and family.

To purchase this set on my website and use the codes (or click Monthly Specials):
CC1342 Share a Smile Card Kit (includes Thin Cuts, not the stamp set) $39,95 (15% off retail) CC134…

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Fabulous Foil

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Fabulous Foil

If you came from Darlys Recker's Blog you are on the right track! Thank you for joining us on this Blog Hop with lots of ideas and tips for you while using this fabulous new Foil Paper. A Blog Hop is a 'circular' group of Blogs that you 'Hop' to (or click the link to) that will give you lots of tips, techniques and inspiration for the topic of the Blog Hop.  I hope you enjoy your time with us and enjoy the projects.

Here is my card for today:

I cut the word 'grateful' as well as the leaves out of the Gold Foil Paper on my cut great and is super easy to work with as well as very pretty! I also cut the vine out of the green dotted B&T paper from the Falling for You paper pack on the Cricut. I used the Artbooking Cartridge for all three on 4.25". 

I popped up the Flower paper with Thin Foam Dots and used the small Gold Gems in the centers of the leaves (it cuts out the center of them and I didn&#…

2,4,6,8 Bag Design

Today I am sharing my bag design with you, the third time is a charm right?? (I have tried several times and hopefully can get this one posted.)

This is a basic bag that is 2 inches square.

Cut your paper at 8 1/2" x (The height you want the bag + 2")
So if you want a 6" tall bag, cut your paper at 8" x 8 1/2"
(TIP: be sure to watch your pattern so it will be going the correct direction

Score (with the 8 1/2" side butted up to stopper) at 2", 4", 6",and  8"
Turn paper and score at 2" from the bottom.

Cut as described on the diagram above (the solid lines). Basically you will cut the tabs up to the 2" score line at the bottom, cute off the skinny rectangle on the right and miter all pieces (including top of tab).

I hope you can make sense of this and get a lot of use from it!

Let me know if you have questions, I would love to see your fabulous bags too!
Until next time, Remember to Create it from your Heart,

Jack Blog Hop

Welcome to our Jack Blog Hop! All the projects in this hop will showcase the Jack Paper Pack (x7222B Jack Paper Pack). A Blog Hop is a big 'circle' of projects that you see by 'hopping' from one person's blog to another.
If you are coming from Gerri's Blog you are on the right track.

This paper pack is my most favorite one from the Expressions 2 book. I cannot wait to get my camping layouts done! There are SO many other ways to use this paper pack of course...
Male cards are the obvious choice, however, I've seen some cute female cards done with this paper and don't forget treat bags!

Today I made a treat bag with the tree pattern in the paper pack:
I made a 2,4,6,8 Bag (you can look it up online, or check back here tomorrow for instructions on how to put it together). My bag started with a 6x8 1/2" piece of the tree pattern paper. The finished size is 2" on all sides and 4" tall.

Of course, I had to use the cute Bear Stamp Set and also …

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Crazy About Cardstock

Crazy about this NEW Cardstock!! It is Fabulous! It's like we just DOUBLED our cardstock colors.

If you are coming from Darlys's website, you are on the right track. Thank you for joining us on this Blog Hop with lots of ideas and tips for you while using this great new Two-Tone Cardstock. I hope you enjoy your time with us and enjoy the projects.

For my project today I used the NEW birthday stamp set and NEW Cardstock to make a couple Birthday Bags for the gifts I gave this past weekend...gotta love how easy this is!

I used plain white bags from Michaels, they are 8" wide
6 1/4 x 8 light color side of Cardstock( Eggplant & Lagoon)
5 3/4 x 8 Background & Texture Paper (I used purple polka dots fundamentals (from last years Annual catalog) and Lagoon stripe from Lil' Dreamer (Expressions 2)
2 1/2 x 4 Matte for Sentiment (I used Dark side of Eggplant CS & Lagoon CS)
2 1/4 x 3 3/4 White Daisy CS for Sentiment (D1731 Eat Cake & Celebrate- Annual Inspirations …

School Year

S1708 School Year

Fabulous set of 9 stamps for the entire school year! Available August 1-31, 2017
Each month Close To My Heart has a Special Stamp of the Month, which is only available for that month. This is stamp set is always a D-size stamp set and is $17.95.
If you purchase $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you can qualify for the special pricing of $5.00! That's a great deal!

Check out this months great deal:

This month I will show you some great options for this stamp set! It's awesome for Scrapbooks and there are a lot of other great ideas too!
Here is a FUN scrapbook layout:

You can also use this stamp set for a two page layout for ALL your child's grade levels! Just keep the layout the same each year, just change the papers, colors and fun to see the first and last day of each year and how much they change! If you have extra special pictures then just add another Memory Protector that holds enough photos for what you have (so easy and no n…

NEW Annual Idea Book!

NEW Annual Idea Book!

What an AWESOME month this is!!
Not only do we have great specials, we also have a NEW Idea Book

It is FULL of Beautiful papers and stamp sets! You can view the book on my website (see below). If you have purchased from me in the past year then you will receive a copy of this wonderful Idea Book full of FUN and Inspiration! If you haven't purchased from me in the past year and do not already have a consultant, I would love the opportunity to earn your business, just email me HERE!
This month is even MORE AWESOME because as a consultant, we get to preview the Holiday Expressions this month and order products from it! WOOHOO!! If you would like to see the specials we have this month for joining our team, see below. I will be having all kinds of FUN creating this month! Stop by often to check it out!
Thanks for stopping by and looking! Debi

To see the Idea Book online Click HERE!
To see more about joining our team (or for questions) Click HERE!

Online Warehouse Sale 2017

Save BIG time on classic Close To My Heart products this month!

Every Tuesday during August,   a new release of retired products along with product bundles at a FABULOUS 50% off discount will appear on my sale sight!!

You will want to act fast because the products will only be available during the week they are released, while supplies last (of course)!

For more details and to see what's been released this week, click HERE!

Happy Day

Happy St. Patty's Day!

I hope you have good luck in all your adventures today!

You can make this card with:

5 1/2 x 8 1/2" card base, fold in half with opening to the right hand side
5 x 3 3/4" Topiary cardstock
5 1/4 x 3 1/2" White Daisy Cardstock
Crichton cut Clover
Thin Foam Tape
Sentiment stamp(s)

Fold card base in half with opening to right side.
Adhere Topiary green Cardstock to center of card front.

Using Topiary Inkpad, stamp Sentiment in lower center part of of White Daisy Cardstock (see sample.
Adhere this piece to center of card front.

Adhere Pear (light green) clover to middle of Topiary clover and adhere this piece with Thin Foam Tape to upper center of White Daisy Cardstock (see sample).

Decorate inside of card and envelope as desired.

Have a great day and remember to Create it from the Heart!

CTMH Technique Blog Hop Marker Madness

Welcome to our CTMH Technique Blog Hop with Marker Madness! This Hop is a circle of FUN ideas and inspiration, we know you'll see a lot of ideas.

If you are coming from Janna's Blog, you are on the right track. We hope you are getting a lot of great ideas for the awesome markers!

I Love to use our Shin-Han Alcohol Markers. One of my favorite things to do is to color Sparkles or Enamel Gems (even enamel words) with the markers to make them the color I need for my projects (see below):

Of course you can use them on cardstock too!:

Enjoy playing with these FUN tools! If you don't have any and would like to get some to try contact your consultant or if you don't have a consultant you can visit my website Here!
Remember to get the blender marker. It will help with a lot of shading and blending of colors and even removing some of the color in unwanted spots. An awesome help when using the markers!

This is the end of the hop, however if you started in the middle or want to…

Create a wreath


Happy National Papercrafting Month