Cute and Punny Layout

As I plan my stamp of the month projects, I try to find multiple ways to use the stamp set.  After all, we all like to get as much use out of a stamp that we can.  This week, I decided to  try to create a scrapbook page with our A Little Bit of Pun stamp set, and ended up with this adorable Cute as a Button layout.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Whimsy Fundamentals), (4) 6″ x 1½” B&T Paper (Whimsy Fundamentals)  6½” x 4½” Thistle Cardstock, 6¼” x 4¼” Canary Cardstock, 1½” x 12″ B&T Paper (Whimsy Fundamentals) 2½” x 9″ White Daisy Cardstock,  2¾” x 9¼”  Thistle Cardstock

Techniques Used:
•  I used Black Memento Ink to randomly stamp the images onto the White Daisy Cardstock. Instead of masking the sentiment, I (gasp) cut my stamp.  I can still use it as a complete image later on a block or use it as two separate images.
•  The buttons were shaded Watercolor Pencils. I used a Small Round Waterbrush to make the images look more like they were painted.
CuteAsAButtonPunnyLayout_Title.png  The “Button” in the upper right corner was stamped onto Thistle Fundamental paper, then cut out.  I punched holes with a small hole punch, added White Twine, and created a bow.
  The title was created in Cricut® Design Space using the Artbooking and You Are Here fonts.  When a create a title, I always keep the negative piece of cardstock and use it as template for laying out my letters.

This layout was simple to make, and I truly love how it turned out.   Remember, the A Little Bit of Pun acrylic stamp set is only available until December 31st!  Contact me, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00. I can’t wait to see what you create! 

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A Little Bit of Pun Stamp Set

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Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Canary Cardstock

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12 x 12 Thistle Cardstock

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Cricut Artbooking Collection

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Black Memento Ink Pad

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Cricut® Air2

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White Twine
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Watercolor Pencils

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

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1 x 1 My Acrylix Block
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Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
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Microtip Scissors
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2 x 2 My Acrylix Block

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Simply Punny Cards

I must admit that when I opened up the A Little Bit of Pun stamp set and saw “Happy Valentine’s Day”, I thought “Just let me get through Christmas”.  Most people like to plan ahead, but me, well, I’m grateful when I remember to celebrate the holidays on the days their supposed to be celebrated.  As I plan my monthly projects,  I like to be able to show you what you can make using our stamp of the month, so this week I created some Simply Punny cards that you can give for just about any occasion. (even Valentine’s Day) As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create these cards at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5½” x 4¼” Cardstock, 5¼” x 4″ B&T Paper, 3″ x 4¼” Cardstock, 3¼” x 4½” White Daisy Cardstock, 2¼” x 2¼” Cardstock, 2″ x 2″ White Daisy Cardstock, ¼” x 12″ Silver Glitter Paper

Techniques Used:
•  I used Black Memento Ink to randomly stamp the images onto the 3¼” x 4½” White Daisy Cardstock, then shaded the images using our Watercolor paints.
  After painting the images, I splattered Watercolor onto the White Daisy cardstock background.
  The circles were cut using our Basic Circles Thin cuts, then attached to the card using 3D Foam Tape.

These cards are simple to make and fun to give.  I plan on sending mine out as holiday thank-yous.  Remember, the A Little Bit of Pun acrylic stamp set is only available until December 31st!  Contact me, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

I can’t wait to see what you create! 

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A Little Bit of Pun Stamp Set

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Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Sweet Leaf Cardstock

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12 x 12 Thistle Cardstock

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Silver Glitter Paper

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Black Memento Ink Pad

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Watercolor Paints

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Paintbrush Set

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Basic Circles Thin Cuts

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Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Beary Christmas Dots

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

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Thistle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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1 x 1 My Acrylix Block
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Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
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Microtip Scissors
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2 x 2 My Acrylix Block

A Little Bit of Pun Blog Hop

Welcome to the A Little Bit of Pun Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the December A Little Bit of Pun stamp set. DecSOTMBadge This stamp set has ten adorable “punny” little sayings with matching icons that would be perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, and gifts.  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 A Little Bit of Pun stamp set. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on  Melinda’s Blog.

During the month of December, I will be creating weekly projects using the A Little Bit of Pun stamp set so make sure to visit often. This week, I have created some adorable Christmas tags you can make for your gifts.

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I created these tags in Cricut® Design Space using images from the Artbooking cartridge. After cutting out the tags, I stamped the images in black ink, shaded each one with our Watercolor Pencils, then decorated the tags with bits of leftover cardstock. The background tags were cut out from papers in our Beary Christmas collection.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from twenty other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s A Little Bit of Pun stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Michele Rowley’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 A Little Bit of Pun stamp set is available until December 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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A Little Bit of Pun Stamp Set

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Beary Christmas Paper Packet

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Black Memento Ink Pad

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Watercolor Pencils

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Cricut Artbooking Collection

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Glacier Cardstock

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Cricut Explore Air 2

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12 x 12 Cranberry Cardstock

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12 x 12 New England Ivy Cardstock

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Microtip Scissors

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2 x 2 My Acrylix Block
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Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer

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Small Round Watercolor Brush

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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December is Delightful

This time of year becomes busy for most of us.  We spend our days counting down until Christmas, reviewing all of our lists, and filling up our calendars, yet, we forget to take a time to relax.  This year, I encourage you to make December delightful by taking time to rest and create.  Start by making an amazing gift with the Through the Year Calendar Kit.

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The Through the Year Calendar kit includes all of the supplies needed to create a beautiful calendar that you can use for yourself or give as a gift.  I love that this is a 12″ calendar because when the year is over, I plan on disassembling it and creating a delightful scrapbook full of the year’s memories.  On December 16th, I am offering a FREE Calendar workshop where you can come, spend some creative time with friends, and make this calendar.

I have two other workshops where you can come and enjoy some creative fun.  Learn Cricut® Design Space as you create a Wintry Scrapbook or create a sophisticated Family Layout and three Thank You cards.  Bring a friend to either workshop and receive a FREE Petite Perks Stamp set.

Don’t have time to come any of the December Workshops? You can still order the kits and sneak away for a little creative time to make any of the cards, scrapbook pages, or home decor projects that I have available in my online store. Make December even more delightful by giving yourself  an early Christmas gift of my Kit of the Month club. Treat yourself to a ready-to-assemble Scrapbook layout kit each month.

Not only can December be delightful, but Close to My Heart has made it “punny” with our A Little Bit of Pun stamp of the month.  Visit the “Promotions” tab on my website to learn how you can get this set for only $5.00. I will be posting ideas through the month using this stamp set, so make sure to “Follow” my blog, sign-up for emails, or visit often.

I hope that you take a little time to make December more delightful as you make something new.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Through the Year Planner

Are you a planner? Do you enjoy finding new ways to spruce up your journal with your set of “planner supplies” that you use on a regular basis?  I am a HUGE planner.  I have both electronic and paper calendars, lists, and notebooks – all in hopes that I actually remember something and get there on time. 🙂 The older I get, the more I need them.  As I was playing with the concept of bullet journal planning, I found that our Through the Year stamp of the month was a perfect addition to my planning supplies.

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I am a little behind in my November planning, but I found that using this stamp set made my life a little simpler.  I love the font used to create each month, that the words fit perfectly on my pages, and that there are little icon stamps included I can use throughout the year.  Here are a few of the pages I have been working on for the month of November.  As always, I have put the list of supplies used at the very bottom of this post.

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This month page came together so quickly.  I simply created the grid using a black journal pen, stamped the month and the icons, then started filling out the month.  As I said, I am little behind, and I am usually a weekly planner.

I always put more details on my weekly plan than I do my monthly plan.  The page below shows how I usually see my week.  I plan Monday through Saturday.  In our home, Sunday is for church and family so I have no “Plans” to keep.

 

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This page was created by stamping the month at the top of the page, writing the dates, creating the weekly grid, and adding a few icon stamps for decoration.  My time is limited, and, I am not one to decorate my planner much,  so I love that I could add the little “Leaf” stamps to decorate my page a little.

I do have other pages in my planner for doodling, workshops, and goal planning.  I like to keep track  of goals in all areas of my life.  They help to remind me what the “focus” is and often keep me on track.

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My goals are always manageable, simple, and personal.  Sometimes I achieve them and sometimes I don’t, but they are always something to strive for.

Again, this page was simple to create and will be even more enjoyable to fill in.

These are only a few ways that I used our Through the Year stamp set, but it can be used in so many more ways in your planners and journals.   Your imagination is your only limit.

I would love to see how you use this stamp set in your planner or journal.  Feel free to visit my Facebook page and post your latest creation.  Remember, this Through the Year stamp set is only available during the month of November. Visit the PROMOTIONS tab on my website to learn how you can purchase this stamp set for only $5.00 this month.  I can’t wait to see what you create!!

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Marvy Uchida LePen™ Journaling Pen

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Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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My Acrylix Blocks Starter Set

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Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Through the Year SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Through the Year  Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the November Through the Year stamp set. NovSOTMBadge This stamp set is perfect for planner addicts and paper crafters.   If you have come here from Tracie Cassidy’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 Through the Year 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 November, I will be creating weekly projects using the Through the Year stamp set so make sure to visit often. This week, I have created a Christmas Gift Card Holder that I  designed in Cricut® Design Space.

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If you have visited my blog in the past, you have noticed that I often take projects like this and design them to cut out on my Cricut®.  This allows me to re-use the project at a later date without needing to figure out the measurements, cuts, and score lines again.  Below, you will find a short tutorial of how I went about creating this Christmas Gift Card Holder in Design Space®.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 10″ x 5″ New England Ivy Cardstock, 2½” x 4″ B&T Paper (Beary Christmas), 2″ x 4″ B&T Paper (Beary Christmas), (2) ¾” x 4″ B&T Paper (Beary Christmas), (2) ¼” x 4″ Silver Foil Paper

Design Space Instructions:
1. Insert a SQUARE shape into your Canvas and resize the shape to 9″ x 4″.
2. I wanted a fancier edge so I WELDED a decorative square onto the end of my rectangle.  This is what my Canvas looked like before Welding.
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3. Once Welded, I resized the image to 9.625″ x 4″.  (The original size of the project was 4″ x 9 5⁄8″ so I converted it to decimals.)
4. Inserting Score Lines and Cut Lines can be tricky so it’s best to first place your image onto the 1″ x-axis and 1″ y-axis.  This will help you to place score lines perfectly.
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5. Insert four Score Lines and resize each one to 4″.  If you were doing this by hand, you would score at 1¾”, 4½” , 5¾”, 7″.  Since we have placed the image on the 1″ x-axis, we need to move our Score Lines to 2¾”, 5½” , 6¾”, 8″. You can do this by typing the numbers into the x-axis position box. The y-axis position box will be 1″ for each one.
GiftCard_ScoreLine6. Insert a Circle shape, unlock, and resize to 1″ x 1.75″. Center the Oval over the 6¾” Score Line, using Align Vertical as needed. If you wanted you could SLICE the Oval from the image and DELETE the unwanted images, but this is not needed since it will cut it out either way.
GiftCard_Oval7. Insert another Score Line and resize to 3.5″. Change the Score Line to a Cut Line in the Layers Panel.  Place the Cut Line at 1.25″ x-axis and 6.75 y-axis. (Centered over the Oval.)
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8. SELECT ALL and ATTACH so that all the Score Lines and Cut Line attach to the image.

The gift card holder was decorated using the Beary Christmas paper pack, Silver Foil Paper, and, of course, our Through the Year Stamp of the Month. You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from over twenty other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Through the Year stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa 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! Remember, the Through the Year Acrylic stamp set is available until November 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. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Cranberry Cardstock

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12 x 12 New England Ivy Cardstock

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VersaMark Ink

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Silver Foil Paper

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All Purpose Mat

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Silver Embossing Powder

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Craft Heater

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

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2 x 2 My Acrylix Block
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Cricut Explore Air 2

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2 x 3 1/2 My Acrylix Block

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

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Christmas Tunes Treats

Who doesn’t love getting sweet treats as a Christmas gift?  These little gift boxes are so simple  and inexpensive to make, that you will want to fill them with sweet treats for your family and friends this Christmas.  The metal tins were purchased in a 3-pack at the local dollar store, decorated with our B&T Christmas papers, then I added the tags I created with the Christmas Tunes stamp set.  Simple…easy…done!

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I know you will want to make some of these fun sweet treat tins so I have included  a Cricut® Design Space file and instructions to create these adorable tags. As always, the products I used for these tags are listed at the very bottom of this post.

Paper Needed: 12″ x 4″ White Daisy Cardstock, 6″ x 4″ Black Cardstock, 6″ x 4″ Almond Cardstock, 6″ x 4″ Linen Cardstock, 2¾” x 3¼” B&T Paper (Beary Christmas), 2¾” x 2″ B&T Paper (Silver & Gold)

Assembly Instructions For Wreath Tag:
1. Cut out the tags, circle, and sentiments using this Cricut® Design Space File.  (You will need to own Artbooking and Fling Std Font to cut out the images.)
2. Using the Christmas Borders “Snowflakes” background, stamp the images onto the Almond tag using VersaMark Ink, then sprinkle with Clear Embossing Power and use a Craft Heater to emboss.
3. Adhere the Almond tag onto the center of the White Daisy Tag.
4. Adhere the 2¾” x 3¼” Beary Christmas B&T Paper horizontally onto the tag, 1″ from the top of the tag, then place four Red Beary Christmas Dots onto the each of the corners.
5. Adhere the Sentiment onto the bottom right corner of the tag.
6. Using New England Ivy Ink, stamp the “Wreath” image onto the White Daisy circle, then adhere to the tag using 3D Foam Tape.
7. Using Cranberry Ink, stamp the “Banner” image onto a scrap of White Daisy cardstock, cut out the image, then adhere to the “Wreath” using 3D Foam Tape.
8. Create a decorative knot with a 6″ piece of White Burlap Ribbon then adhere to the top of the tag.
9. Loop a piece of White Twine through the holes and attach to the treat box then add a To/From sentiment onto the back of the tag.

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The Snow Globe tag was created in the same manner with a few alterations.  I stamped the image using Black Memento Ink, shaded the image with ShinHan markers, and added glitter to the Snow Globe with a Clear Shimmer Brush. Since the base of this tag is black, I use our Chalk Marker to write my To/From sentiment.

Remember, the Christmas Tunes stamp set is only available until October 31st. Visit the Promotions tab on my website to learn how you can purchase this set for only $5.00.  Please post projects you have created using this festive stamp set on my facebook page.  I always LOVE seeing other people’s projects. I can’t wait to see what you create!!

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New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Black Memento Ink Pad

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Beary Christmas Paper Packet

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12 x 12 Almond Cardstock

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12 x 12 Black Cardstock

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12 x 12 Linen Cardstock

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Silver & Gold Paper Packet

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VersaMark Ink Pad

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Ranger Clear Embossing Powder

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12 x 12 White Daisy Carstock

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Clear Shimmer Brush

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Craft Heater

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Carmine Marker

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2″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block

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3″ × 3″ My Acrylix® Block

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2″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Warm Grey 4 Marker

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Beary Christmas Dots

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White Burlap Ribbon

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Basics Ribbon Pack

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White Twine

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Chalk Marker

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3D Foam Tape

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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Non-Stick MicroTip Scissors

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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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.

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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.

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Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet

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12 x 12 Fern Cardstock

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12 x 12 Ruby Cardstock

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Black Memento Ink Pad

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Clear Shimmer Brush

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Lavender Marker

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Thin 3D Foam Tape
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Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
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4″ x 5″ My Acrylix Block

 


Christmas Tunes SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas Tunes Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the October Christmas Tunes stamp set. OctSOTMBadge This stamp set is full of sing-songy images that will put you right into the holiday spirit.  If you have come here from Emily Sararas’ 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 Christmas Tunes 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 October, I will be creating weekly projects using the Christmas Tunes stamp set so make sure to visit often. This week, I have created a a simple Christmas card that you can easily duplicate for your holiday card collection.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ Ruby Cardstock, 5″ x 3¾” White Daisy Cardstock, 1¼” x 3¾” B&T Paper (Beary Christmas), 1″ x 3¾” New England Ivy Cardstock, 4″ x 2½” Ruby Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ Ruby cardstock on to the center of the White card base.
2. Using the Buffalo Plaid Embossing Folder, dry emboss the 5″ x 3¾” White Daisy cardstock, then adhere the cardstock to the center of the Ruby cardstock.
3. Adhere the 1¼” x 3¾” B&T paper horizontally across the center of the White Daisy cardstock.
4.  Using the Scallop Border Thin Cuts, create two scalloped borders from the 1″ x 3¾” New England Ivy cardstock.  Adhere the borders above and below the B&T paper.
5. Using VersaMark Ink, stamp the “Rockin’ Tree” image onto the center of the 4″ x 2½” Ruby cardstock, then sprinkle with White Embossing Powder.  Tap of the extra power,  then heat the embossing powder with a Craft Heater until it is melted.
6. Adhere the “Rockin’ Tree” onto the center of the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape for dimension.
7. Add a Bitty Sparkle to the star on the “Rockin’ Tree”.  If desired, stamp a sentiment inside the card.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from twenty-seven other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Christmas Tunes 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 Christmas Tunes Acrylic stamp set is available until October 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

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Beary Christmas Paper Packet

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12 x 12 Ruby Cardstock

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12 x 12 New England Ivy Cardstock

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White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
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Bitty Sparkles

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4″ x 5″ My Acrylix Block

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All Purpose Mat
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Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
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Microtip Scissors

 

October is Outrageous!

Fall has arrived and, as the weather cools, I begin to plan my holiday projects.  If you are like me, you have already created a wishlist from the NEW Holiday Expressions catalog, and you are ready to create some amazing creations using our new holiday products.  As you browse through the catalog, make sure you take time to view the adorable stamp set on the back cover.  This stamp set is very important during the month of October, and it should not be overlooked.

After all, our Punny Pals are on a mission to share as many smiles as possible this month! To promote Operation Smile™1710-cc-share-a-smile.jpg , Close to My Heart has created a coordinating set of Thin Cuts for cutting out the adorable animal shapes and built an exclusive card kit that that will sure enough bring a smile to anyone’s day!

Did you know that you can donate to Operation Smile with each order?  All you have to do is “round-up” your to the nearest dollar and that money goes direct to Operation Smile.  Your round-up donation will go even further during the month of October, because Close To My Heart will be matching all round-up donations, up to $10,000 USD!

It doesn’t stop there!  When you participate in our Share a Smile promotion by purchasing any of these special items or rounding up your order in support of Operation Smile™ you will automatically qualify for a chance to win a not-yet-released stamp set from our upcoming 2018 Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book! Visit the “Sales” tab above or the “Promotions”  tab on my website to learn more about his AWESOME promotion.

As you plan ahead for the holidays, don’t forget about our Christmas Tunes stamp of the month.  This set is a perfect addition to your stamp collection and can be purchased for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase. product image One look, and I was in the holiday spirit as I hummed the tunes from these  images (Can’t you just hear the music now?).

Each week, I will be posting tutorials on my blog featuring this stamp set.  Make sure to visit often for inspiration. This stamp set is only available through October 31st. Visit the “Promotions” tab on my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00 or contact me at misscarriectmh@gmail.com to learn how you can receive this set for FREE.

May you each be blessed each day as the weather changes.  I can’t wait to see what you create this month! 

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