19 October 2013

Lifting Spirits


Have you had the opportunity to peek at Close to My Heart's Holidays From the Heart Gift Guide?  The products in this mini catalog are awesome!  The products range from Christmas to every day themed stamps, paper, accessories, and 3D gift & decor items.

Since I've been posting quite a few Christmas themed projects lately, I thought I would post a birthday card today instead.  I was inspired by a card in the gift guide using the Lifting Spirits stamp set to create this:

There are so many new products found on this card from the gift guide!

I used Kraft card stock as the base of my card.  I used the CTMH Spray Pen to spritz white ink onto the base.  I cut Smokey Plum card stock into a Polaroid pennant using my exacto knife.

In the gift guide, you will find our great new Washi Tapes!  There are two different sets (with three rolls in each set - 15 yards on each roll!)  I used the Sparkle and Shine washi in Juniper and Shiny Silver to cover the card in vertical strips.  I embellished this card element using White bakers twine and a sparkle gem.  You'll also notice that I frayed the Juniper washi tape with my micro tip scissors to add extra dimension.

I used the Lifting Spirits set to stamp the airplane, pennant, and clouds.  I colored the plane using my Blending Pen with CTMH colors Juniper, Gypsy, and Creme Brulee.  The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the new set, Banner Wishes

Look for more posts soon providing additional projects made from items in the CTMH gift guide.  Happy crafting!

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14 October 2013

Winter Wonderland

Have you been able to get your hands on the Frosted paper pack yet?  The papers are beautiful and can really be used in a variety of ways! 

A couple of years ago, I received a Christmas card from my up-line, Lisa Stenz.  Isn't the card pretty?  I have always hung onto it in hopes of recreating it.  Well, I finally pulled it out today and used it to inspire my card that I was making for the Merry Monday challenge.

We were asked to use Blue, Grey/Silver, and White in our card.  This is what I created:

I used the snowflake patterned paper from the Frosted paper pack on the bottom of the card.  I used White Daisy and Twilight card stock as my base.  I stamped the snowflake outline and "Winter Wonderland" sentiment in Slate ink.  I embellished the card using our CTMH silver shimmer tape and shimmer gem.

It's a very simple card, but the snowflake really makes a statement!  Thanks for visiting!

CTMH Items Used:
Paper Packet: Frosted
Card Stock: White Daisy and Twilight
Stamp Set: Snowflakes
Embellishments: Silver Shimmer Tape and Shimmer Gem