Just for FUN Blog Hop

Welcome to the Just for FUN Blog Hop where we will be showcasing projects created with our fabulous Fundamentals products.  If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path! FUNBadgeWhen you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas you can using our Fundamentals products.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

November is the time to stock-up on our Fundamentals products and save!  Our Fundamentals papers are designed to coordinate with our ink, cardstock, complements, and ribbons. No more running to the store to find the “perfect shade”.  Close to My Heart has done all the work for you so that you can enjoy crafting without worrying if the colors will match. (LOVE THIS!)
BlessedBanner.jpg

As I decorate my home for Fall, I always enjoy finding new projects to create.  I saw this adorable fall banner online and had to recreate it using our Enchantment and Basic Fundamentals papers with my Cricut® machine.  If you wish to recreate this Blessed Banner for your home, I have included a list of supplies, Cricut® cuts, and a short tutorial below.

Cricut® Images Used:
Banner Page – #M4235A  (4.5″w x 6″h)
Square – #M423C5 (3.75″w x 3.25″w)
Square – #M423C5 (3.5″w x 3.0″w)
Maple Leaf – #MD6F565
Feather Leaf – #MD717F5
Oak Leaf – #MD6F5EF

Inserting text can be tricky in Design Space®, so I have included a quick tutorial to help you add text to your Blessed Banner. 

Inserting and Ungrouping Text in Cricut® Design Space
1. After inserting all of your images into your Canvas, you will choose TEXT in the Design Panel, then type BLESSED in the text box.
2. When you insert text, the Text Edit Bar will drop down to allow you to choose the font you wish to use.  ALL shows all fonts available. SYSTEM shows fonts that on on your computer.  CRICUT shows fonts that are just Cricut® fonts.
3. Use your FILTER to narrow the choices down even more. MY FONTS are ones you own. MULTI-LAYER are layered while SINGLE-LAYER are not. WRITING fonts are for writing. You can choose more then one of these filter options.

TextEditBar_Fonts

4. Once you have chosen an FONT, you can change the STYLE if you wish.
5. With your TEXT selected, choose ADVANCED then choose UNGROUP TO LETTERS. You will notice that in your Layers Panel, each letter is now it’s own layer. This will allow you to move each letter individually to the banner pieces.
LayersPanel_Text

6. Move each letter and resize as needed.  You can UNLOCK to resize the width and height separately, or keep it locked to make sure that the letter sizes proportionately.
Text_ArrangeonBanner

7. You can still change the font, color, and style after you have UNGROUPED the text.  You will have to change each one individually if you change your mind, or UNDO to REGROUP the text and choose the font again.

BlessedBanner_Detail

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from nineteen other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their ideas using Close to My Heart Fundamentals products. Now “Hop” on over to Brandi Robinson’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  

You can save up to 40% off on our Fundamentals products during the month of November.  Contact your consultant or visit the Promotions tab on my website
to learn how you can save on these amazing products.
I can’t wait to see what you create!

Signature

Shop Cricut.com for 30% off Materials – excludes new, bulk, and bundle items.

product image
Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet

product image
Basics Fundamentals Paper Packet
product image
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

product image
12 x 12 Almond Cardstock

product image
12 x 12 Nutmeg Cardstock

product image
Cricut Artbooking Collection

product image
White and Bronze Twine
air_2_machine
Cricut Explore Air 2
product image
Wood Slats Embossing Folder

product image
Cricut Flower Market Collection

product image
Bonding Memories Glue Pen
product image
Microtip Scissors
product image
3D Foam Tape

* The links provided to the Cricut® website are through the ShareASale affiliate program and are posted as an endorsement. ShareASale compensates me a small portion of sales made through these advertisement links.

Advertisements

November is Full of FUN

I love our Fundamentals! Did you know that our Fundamentals papers are designed to coordinated perfectly with our complements, cardstock, inks, and ribbon? This makes my crafting time so much easier when everything coordinates perfectly. No running to the store to search for that perfect color match – Close to My Heart has already done it for me.  If you love our Fundamentals as much as I do, you will LOVE the discounts during this month’s Fundamentals sale.

1711-cc-fb-cover

During the month of November,  individual Fundamentals products are 30% off the retail price.  This is an amazing deal, but if you are like me you want more than just the papers and Close to My Heart knows we want more than just the paper. 🙂  This month, YOU CAN SAVE EVEN MORE when you purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price! This is AWESOME!! 🙂 November is the perfect time to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon.

November is also the perfect time to begin thinking of Christmas gifts.  Do you have a planner addict in your life?  Our Through the Year stamp of the month is the perfect set for them. Do you know someone who creates yearly scrapbooks? This stamp set is the perfect complement to their journaling.  Are you in need on some Christmas gift ideas? (Sneek Peek Here) Close To My Heart has designed a calendar kit using this stamp set.  Come to any of my November Workshops and I will have a sample of this calendar to show you.  You will fall in love with this kit!

Don’t forget to RSVP for my upcoming November workshops.  Thank you again for being such wonderful customers.  Without you, I would not enjoy what I do.  Please take the time to visit my facebook page, comment, and post your latest creations.  I always love seeing what you create!

Signature

 

Christmas Tunes Layout

I must admit that it is difficult to keep myself from singing Christmas carols as I create with the Christmas Tunes stamp set.  During the month of October, I will be posting weekly projects using this stamp of the month in hopes that you are inspired to create projects of your own. This week, I have created a Christmas themed scrapbook layout with our Enchantment Fundamentals papers using the Snow Globe image as a simple accent.  You could easily change the color palette and use this layout to showcase your wintry photos.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this layout at the very bottom of this post.

ChristmasTunesLayout.jpg

Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Dots), 1¼” x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Stripes), 1″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Stripes), 4″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Fern Stripes), ¼” x 12″ B&T Paper (Fern Stripes), (2) ¼” x 12″ Silver Glitter Paper, 5¼” x 3¾” Fern Cardstock, (2) 5″ x 3½” White Daisy Cardstock, 3″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock , 3″ x 3″ Vellum Paper, 3″ x 9″ White Daisy Cardstock, 2″ x 4″ Ruby Cardstock

Techniques Used:
•  The tree border was created using the Tree Line Border Thin Cuts.  I drew a horizontal line 1¼” from the top of the paper then used that line to align the base of the Thin Cut across the paper as I cut out the border.  I used this same line when adhering the Silver Glitter Paper strip.
  The Snow Globe was stamped onto White Daisy cardstock using Black Memento Ink. ChristmasTunesLayout_SnowGlobe I shaded the base of the image using ShinHan™ Markers by blending Carmine, Warm Grey, and Lavender, then I added glitter to the base using a Clear Shimmer Brush.
  The top of the Snow Globe was created by stamping image onto  Vellum Paper.  While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled the image with Clear Embossing Powder, then heated the powder with a Craft Gun.  I also added glitter to the globe using a Clear Shimmer Brush.

 

Remember, the Christmas Tunes Acrylic stamp set is available until October 31st!  Contact me, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

Signature

product image
Christmas Tunes Stamp Set

product image
Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet

product image
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

product image
12 x 12 Fern Cardstock

product image
12 x 12 Ruby Cardstock

product image
Black Memento Ink Pad

product image
Tree Line Border Thin Cuts

product image
Clear Embossing Powder

product image
12 x 12 Vellum Paper

product image
Craft Heater

product imageShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Carmine Marker

product image
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Warm Grey 4 Marker
product image
Clear Shimmer Brush

product image
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Lavender Marker

product image
ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Colorless Blender Marker
product image
Thin 3D Foam Tape
product image
Tombow Permanent Adhesive
product image
Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
product image
Microtip Scissors
product image
4″ x 5″ My Acrylix Block

 


Thank You From the Heart

I am always in need of thank you cards, and I like to keep them on hand to grab for last minute mailings.  This week, I decided to create a thank-you card with autumn tones and floral images using the From the Heart stamp set.  This was a very simple project, easy to duplicate, and quick to make multiples of to put in my card stash.

For National Stamping Month, Close to My Heart has created this gorgeous floral stamp set that has over THIRTY-FIVE images.  This From the Heart stamp set has been enjoyable to use with it’s layered images and beautiful sentiments, but it is only available through September 30th. Make sure to visit my website to order your’s before it is gone. You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for the list of the products used to create this card.

NSMThankYouCard

Paper Needed: 4¼” x 5½” White Card Base, 4″ x 5¼” Cardstock (Saffron), 2½” x 5″ White Daisy Cardstock, 1″ x 5″ B&T Paper (Enchantment Fundamentals), 1″ x 1″ White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 4″ x 5¼” cardstock to the center of the White card base.
2. Using Fern Ink, stamp the “Stem” images onto the 2½” x 5″ White Daisy cardstock.
3. Using Flaxen Ink, stamp the “Fern” and “Leaf” images onto the White Daisy cardstock.
4. Using Saffron and Goldrush Inks, stamp the “Flower” images onto the White Daisy cardstock.
5. Using Sorbet Ink, stamp the “Large Flower Base” onto the 1″ x 1″ White Daisy cardstock. With Sorbet Ink, stamp the “Large Flower Second Layer” twice so that the Sorbet ink is darker than the first layer.
6. Using Poppy Ink, stamp the “Large Flower Third Layer”, then stamp the centers of the flower with Saffron and Goldrush inks.
7. Cut out the “Large Flower” image and adhere to the largest stem using Thin 3D Foam Dots.
8. Using a corner rounder, round the top corners of the White Daisy cardstock, then, with Black Ink, stamp the sentiment onto the upper right corner of the White Daisy cardstock.
9. Adhere the White Daisy cardstock onto the top center of the card.
10. Pull apart a few pieces of White Burlap Ribbon, then wrap the “twine” around the B&T paper strip. Adhere the strip to the card below the White Daisy cardstock and create a decorative knot with some more “twine”.

Remember, the From the Heart products are available until September 30th!  Visit the Promotions tab on my website learn how you can get this card kit and stamp set for FREE! I can’t wait to see what you create!

Signature

product imageFrom the Heart Stamp Set

product imageEnchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet

product image12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

product image
12 x 12 Saffron Cardstock

product image
VersaMat

product image
Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
Poppy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
White Burlap Ribbon

product image
Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
product image
White Card & Envelope Value Pack
product image
Flaxen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
product image
Micro Glue Dots
product image
Thin 3D Foam Dots

product image
1 x 1 My Acrylix Block

product image
My Acrylix Stamp Cleaner

product image
2 x 2 My Acrylix Block

product image
My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner

product image
Tombow Permanent Adhesive

product image
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

product image
NonStick MicroTip Scissors

National Stamping Month Blog Hop

Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the From the Heart products.  These products include a beautiful card kit and stamp set that can be used to make some gorgeous creations.  StampingMonthBadge If you have come here from Vickie ODell’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas using the From the Heart products.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

During the month of September, I will be creating some simple projects using the From the Heart stamp set so make sure to visit often for more inspiration. As I roamed the internet for ideas, I saw that this stamp set was used often with brightly colored flowers and I wondered what it would look like using simple brown tones.  I decided to step outside the box and use our basic colors which resulted in this fall layout that features our Basics Fundamentals papers and inks.  I truly enjoy how it turned out. As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this layout at the very bottom of this post.

NSMBasicsLayout
Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock, 1″ x 12″ B&T Paper, 1½” x 12″ B&T Paper, ¼” x 12 Espresso Cardstock, ½” x 12 Espresso Cardstock, 6″ x 2″ B&T Paper (Basic Fundamentals), (3) 2″ x 2″ B&T Paper (Basic Fundamentals), 6″ x 4″ Espresso Cardstock, 2″ x 2″ Nutmeg Cardstock

Techniques Used:
• I used all of the brown tones of the Basic Fundamentals paper pack.  You could change this by using all of the grey tones with a Black & White photo.
• After placing down the top and bottom paper and cardstock strips, I used a pencil to draw out the space where my photos and papers would be placed. This helped me to stamp the images on the corners without having to create a mask.  Some of my images where stamped partially inside the drawn rectangle to allow my papers to overlap the stamped images.
• The images were stamped using the From the Heart stamp set with Almond, Toffee, Espresso, and Nutmeg inks.  To create more depth, some of my images are stamped using second generation stamping allowing me to using the inks twice for the same image.


• The small heart was created using Nutmeg cardstock and our Basic Hearts Thin Cuts.  I took apart the White Burlap Ribbon and created two pieces of twine to tie across the heart.
• I always adding a little shine to my layouts, so I placed a strip of Rose Gold Foil tape across the base of the inner rectangle.  After looking at it longer, I might add some Rose Gold gems later.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, the From the Heart products are available until September 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this card kit and stamp set for FREE!

Signature

product imageFrom the Heart Stamp Set

product imageBasics Fundamentals Paper Packet

product image12 x 12 Nutmeg Cardstock

product image
12 x 12 Espresso Cardstock

product image12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

product image
Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
Toffee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
Almond Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
My Acrylix Stamp Scrubber

product image
Basic Hearts Thin Cuts

product image
1 x 1 My Acrylix Block

product image
My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner

product image
2 x 2 My Acrylix Block

product image
Rose Gold Foil Tape

product image
White Burlap Ribbon

product image
Bonding Memories Glue Pen

product image
Micro Glue Dots

product image
Ruler

product image
VersaMat

product image
Tombow Permanent Adhesive

product image
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

product image
NonStick MicroTip Scissors

Feel So Blessed SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Feel So Blessed Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the September Feel So Blessed stamp set. I have enjoyed using the sentiments of 2017SeptSOTM.jpggratitude on this stamp set for both cards and scrapbook pages and I know you will, too.   If you have come here from Kathy Burrows’ blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas using the Feel So Blessed stamp set.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

During the month of September, I will be creating weekly projects using the Feel So Blessed  stamp set so make sure to visit often. This week, I have created an autumn themed layout with our New Fundamentals papers to express what I am truly grateful for. As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this project at the very bottom of this post.
FeelSoBlessedLayout

Paper Needed: (2) 12″ x 12″ Cardstock (Toffee), (15) 3″ x 3″ B&T Paper (Enchantment Fundamentals), 6″ x 8″ Cardstock (Nutmeg), 6″ x 4″ Cardstock (Nutmeg), 6″ x 6″ Cardstock (Toffee), 4″ x 4″ Saffron Cardstock, 4″ x 4″ Fern Cardstock, 3″ x 3″ Pomegranate Cardstock, 6″ x 6″ Gold Glitter Paper

Techniques Used on the Layout:
The Enchantment Fundamentals squares were adhered to the pages about 1½” from the top of the page.  I did not put paper behind the photo mats (I like to save when I can).

The Leaves were cut from Saffron, Fern, and Pomegranate cardstock using the You Are Here Cricut® cartridge.  I added texture to the leaves using our new Leaves Embossing folder that can be found in our Holiday Expressions catalog.


The Title was cut from Gold Glitter paper using the You Are Here Cricut® cartridge. You can view the Cricut® Design Space file here, but you must own the cartridge in order to cut out the images.  You can purchase this amazing You Are Here Cricut® cartridge bundle from my website.
FeelSoBlessedLayout_Title
 I used Nutmeg Ink to stamp the “For This”, “So Blessed” and number images onto Toffee cardstock.  I used our 3-D Foam Dots to attach the numbers to the journalling strips to create a list of the things I am grateful for.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from twenty-five other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Feel So Blessed stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Krista Hershberger’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, the Feel So Blessed Acrylic stamp set is available until September 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

Signature

product image
Feel So Blessed Stamp Set

product image
Enchantment Fundamentals Paper Packet

product image
12 x 12 Gold Glitter Paper

product image
Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
You Are Here Cricut Bundle

product image
12 x 12 Nutmeg Cardstock

product image
12 x 12 Toffee Cardstock

product image
12 x 12 Pomegranate Cardstock

product image
12 x 12 Saffron Cardstock

product image
12 x 12 Fern Cardstock

product image
1 x 1 My Acrylix Block

product image2 x 2 My Acrylix Block product image
3D Foam Dots

product image
Leaves Embossing Folder

product image
Bonding Memories Glue Pen
product image
Tombow Permanent Adhesive
product image
Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
product image
Microtip Scissors

 

School Year Notepad Cover

There are many ways to thank a teacher, but the best way is to give them things they will use.  Notepads are a necessity to keep track of to-do lists, supplies runs, and doodles. This cute little notepad cover was effortless to make and our School Year stamp of the month created the perfect decoration on the cover.  You can change the patterns and colors to make as many of these back-to-school gifts as you would like.  As always, I have listed the products I used to create this project at the very bottom of this post.

SchoolYearNotepadHolder

Paper Needed: 8½” x 6″ B&T Paper, 9½” x 6″ Cardstock, 3″ x 5″ B&T Paper, 2¾” x 4¾” Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Score the 9½” x 6″ cardstock at 4″, 4½”, 5″,  and 5½”  on the long side.
2. Fold the cardstock as shown below to create the pen holder for the inside of the notepad cover. SchoolYearNotepadHolder_InsideFolds
3. Stamp the “Frame” image onto the lower right side using Fern ink. If desired, stamp the teachers name inside the frame or write a sweet sentiment of gratitude.
4. Score the 8½” x 6″ B&T paper at 4″ and 4½” on the long side then fold to create an outer cover.
SchoolYearNotepadHolder_OutsideCover
5. Place adhesive onto the back of the outside cover in the rectangle areas shown. Do not place adhesive where the pen will be.
SchoolYearNotepadHolder_InsideAdhesive
6. Attach the cardstock (inside) to the paper (outside) cover making sure the pen holder section is raised.
7. Close the cover and burnish all of the folds with a Bone Folder.
8. Glue in the notepad and sticky pad, then decorate the outside however you wish.
SchoolYearNotepadHolder_InsidePads

I created the sentiment on the front cover using the writing font from our Flower Market cartridge in Cricut® Design Space. If you like this clever cover sentiment, you can download the file HERE and change the font or pen color to match your design.  I do not charge for these files, but I do ask that, if you are able,  you consider supporting my business by making a purchase on my website.

Remember that the School Year stamp of the month is available through August 30th. Visit the “Promotions” tab of my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00! 

Signature

product imageSchool Year Acrylic Stamp Set

product image
Enchantment Fundamentals
product image
12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

product image
Watercolor Pencils

product image
White Burlap Ribbon

product image
3″ x 3″ My Acrylic Block

product image
Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
Pomegranate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product image
2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block
 product image
Glue Dots Micro Dots
 product image
Micro-Tip Scissors


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

 
3L EZ Dots Adhesive
 product image
Bone Folder

 

School Year Scrapbook Layout

Honestly, I am trying to catch up on my own scrapbooks.  My children are no longer in school, but I am working on recording their memories.  When I saw the School Year stamp of the month, I was excited to use it for this simple, clean layout.  It allowed me to make quick embellishments, have an organized journalling box, and assemble this layout in under 20 minutes.  Since I am so far behind, I will probably copy this layout multiple times using different patterned papers, add a child’s name as the title, and have a page for each of my kids albums completed. BONUS!

SchoolYearLayout.jpg

Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Striped Peacock), 12″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Letters Peacock), 4″ x 4″ B&T Paper (Striped Pomegranate), 5½” x 7½” B&T Paper (Striped Saffron), 2¼” x 4½” B&T Paper (Striped Pomegranate), (3) 4″ x 6″ Cardstock (Saffron), 4″ x 4″ Cardstock (Saffron)

SchoolYearLayout_DetailOne
Since this layout is so simple to create, instead of instructions, I have included a layout guide for you to follow and a few detailed photos of the embellishments I created using the School Year stamp set.  As always, I have included a list of the products I used at the very bottom of this post.

The “Pencil” images were stamped using Black ink onto White Daisy cardstock, then shaded with Watercolor pencils. You could wrap this with twine, add some enamel gems, or change the colors to match your papers.

SchoolYearLayout_DetailTwo

This journal box image is perfect for recording those “first day” memories.  The image was stamped onto White Daisy cardstock using Black ink, then adhered to Peacock cardstock.  I added a knotted ribbon for an embellishment.  You could change this by adding enamel gems, star cuts, or stick around the edges.

 

All of my Workshop Guides include layout grids like this one below.  I include measurements, notations, and label the individual cuts to match with the cutting guide.

SchoolYearLayoutGuide.png

Don’t forget! The School Year stamp of the month is available through August 30th.  Visit the “Promotions” tab of my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

Signature

product imageSchool Year Acrylic Stamp Set

product image
Enchantment Fundamentals
product image
12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

product image
Watercolor Pencils

product image
Black Memento Ink Pad

product image
3″ x 3″ My Acrylic Block

product image
Micro-Tip Scissors

product image
Glue Dots Micro Dots


3L EZ Dots Adhesive

product image
2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block

 


SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

 

 

 

New Annual Inspirations Blog Hop

2017AnnualBadge.jpgWelcome to the New Annual Inspirations Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our New Annual Inspirations idea book.  If you have come here from Lucy Marino’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

There are so many amazing new products in our Annual Inspirations that it made it difficult to choose which ones to feature in this blog hop, so I chose just a few of my favorites and created this inspirational wall hanging for my home.

InspirationalWallHanging

  • New Basic Fundamentals – Each year, Close to My Heart creates a new set of beautiful fundamentals papers, and this year they also introduced a New Basics color palette with Basics Fundamentals papers that are absolutely breathtaking. The new basics color palette is one that you will defiantly want to purchase in the inks, cardstock, and papers.
  • Step-by-Step Stamp Sets – Our Thoughtful Bird acrylic stamp set is designed to allow you to layer three different stamps together to create this beautiful detailed bird.  Close to My Heart has created a few of these step-by-step stamp sets that I will be using in my future projects. Watch my blog for more project ideas.
  • Color of the Year – This year’s Bashful can be used in so many projects even when you don’t think “pink” is a color you will use. Bashful is a shade that I will surely be using in my fall and winter scrapbook pages (hint hint).
  • Two-Toned Cardstock – Did you know that all of our Cardstock is now dual toned? One side is the original shade and the back is a shade lighter.  This leads to so many more creative possibilities. I am so excited!!
  • Specialty Papers – The Specialty Papers are my absolute favorite – vellum, gold & silver papers, glitter cardstock, and watercolor paper. We have just about everything to make your projects shine.

As always, I’ve included a list of the products I used to create this project at the very bottom of this post. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about this inspirational wall hanging project or the products used to create it.

Now “Hop” on over to Kathy Burrows’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Products tab my website to view the New Annual Inspirations idea book.

Signature

product image
Thoughtful Bird Stamps + Thin Cuts

product image
Basics Fundamentals Paper Packet

product image
Basics Cardstock Combo Pack

product image
Vellum Paper

product image
Bashful Glitter Paper

product image
Basics Ribbon Pack

product image
3D Foam Dots

product image
Clear Sparkles

product image
3D Foam Tape

product image
Inspire Stamp Set

product image
Nutmeg Exclusives Inks Stamp Pad

product imageEspresso Exclusives Inks Stamp Pad

product imageToffee Exclusives Inks Stamp Pad

product imageAlmond Exclusives Inks Stamp Pad

product imageBashful Exclusives Inks Stamp Pad

product image
Tombow Permanent Adhesive

product image
4″ x 5″ My Acrylix Block

product image
2″ x 2″ My Acrylix Block

product image
1″ x 1″ My Acrylix Block

product image
Bonding Memories Dual Action Glue Pen

product image
Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer

Storybook Vintage Layout

July is almost over and time is running out to purchase this awesome stamp set.  Throughout the month, I have posted some simple projects you can make using the Storybook Alphabet acrylic stamp set.  This week, I have created a vintage layout for my heritage album using some of our Basics Cardstocks and Rustic Home Fundamentals.  The ENTIRE Basics color palette is retiring this month as well as all of our Fundamentals B&T papers. Make sure to visit my website and order your Basics cardstock, inks, and reinkers, as well as your Fundamentals Papers before they are gone FOREVER.

StorybookVintageLayout.jpg

You can easily make this to a school page for your child by simply changing the color palette to primary colors or by shading in the letters. As always, I have created a list of items used on this layout at the very bottom of this post.

Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Cocoa Cardstock, 11½” x 11″ Cashmere Cardstock, 10″ x 5″ Sweet Leaf Cardstock, 7½” x 1″ B&T Paper (Basics Fundamentals), 8″ x 1″ B&T Paper (Basics Fundamentals)

Techniques Used on the Layout:
• The Storybook Alphabet letter stamps were placed randomly onto large 4″ x 5″ My Acrylix blocks, then stamped onto the background cardstock using Cocoa Ink.
StorybookVintageLayout_Block
• The edges were sponged with Cocoa Ink.  I also applied some Cocoa Ink with a sponge onto the letter background of the Sweet Leaf and Cashmere cardstock.
• The White Burlap Ribbon was attached using Micro Glue Dots.  The knot was tied separately, then adhered to the page with a Micro Glue Dot.
• The Rustic Fundamentals Vellum was attached using our Bonding Memories Glue Pen.  I applied the glue the full length of the vellum, allowed it to dry until it was tacky, then attached it the tie B&T paper strip.

Signature

The Storybook Alphabet stamp set is available until July 31st.  
Visit my website to learn how you can purchase this stamp set for only $5.00. 

product image
Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set

product image
Rustic Home Fundamentals

product image12″ x 12″ Cashmere Cardstock

product image12″ x 12″ Cocoa Cardstock

product image12″ x 12″ Sweet Leaf Cardstock
product imageCocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad product imageWhite Burlap Ribbon

product image4″ x 5” My Acrylic Block

product imageLove Thin Cuts

product imageRound Sponge

product imageMicro Glue Dots

product imageTombow Permanent Adhesive

product imageSureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

product imageMicro-Tip Scissors

product imageBonding Memories Glue Pen