A Sale to Die For

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Close to My Heart’s amazing Thin Cuts are on sale during the month of March for 25% off.  You can find them all on my website here.


I loved this wreath the first time I opened the catalog.  When Close to My Heart released a Thin Cut that matched it increased my love.

I used the Hello Lovely papers for a soft look.  My card is on it’s way across country just because!


 

Friends with Heart 2 Heart

This week the challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is to use background (random) stamping.  I’m a huge fan of random stamping so I couldn’t resist linking up a project again this week.

I have a friend that is crazy about lady bugs and I’ve been wanting a reason to play with the Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Stamp Set so I could use the little lady bug.  I started by random stamping a 6X6 piece of white daisy card with the lady bug and dashed line.  I knew I wanted to use the Friends Banner from Flower market so I started looking for a card sketch that fit my needs.


 

This is just a small 4.75 X 3 inch card, but I had lots of fun putting it together.  I finished my card with a white dot added to the center of the flower on the banner and a piece of white twine which I tied around the top of the card.  When you’re stuck for an idea take a look at a challenge blog and see where it takes you.

A Cup of Tea for Mom

This month the Stamp of the Month features 6 great teacup and coordinating images along with 5 sentiments which you can order for just $5US with a qualifying purchase.  That sounds Tea-riffic to me!

I decided to take some inspiration from the photo in the Seasonal Expressions and instead of a scrapbook I changed it to a 3.5 X 8 card.


I softly water colored my teacup to not smudge the pomegranate ink.  The sugar rush papers gave a fun texture to the base of the card.  I added a small piece of Sea Glass glitter paper on the inside edge to show under the scallops.

Remember the stamp of the month is only available during the month of March so order yours today by visiting my webpage http://www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com.

I’d appreciate it if you took a moment and let me know what types of cards you like to make by leaving me a comment.

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Happy St Patrick’s Day 

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

If you hopped through the Joyful Stars blog hop last week you probably saw the Amazing Andrea Sherman’s scrapbook crop products if not you can find it here she totally inspired me and I dug through my stash and found what was left of the Flirty Paper Packet from a few years ago.

I knew I wanted to make some fun gifts for St Patrick’s Day – I’d seen some cute Gold Coin Chocolates at the grocery store a few weeks ago and combined with some “golden” Rolo’s!  My tag topper has a base of Fern Cardstock layered with some Flirty B&T.  I then cut the Clover from Key 43 of the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge in a base of New England Ivy and then the petals in the New England Ivy B&T.  The centers are retired Gold Complements.  The So Lucky sentiment is from the Flower Market coordinating stamp set…I use it ALL the time.  The topper was then attached to the bag using our mini stapler.

It’s always fun to prepare something fun for the holidays.

Thanks for stopping by…take a minute and let me know if you make cards for St Patrick’s Day.

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Thin Cuts – Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Thin Cuts Blog Hop – we will be featuring the fantastic Thin Cut Die Cuts from Close to My Heart this month.  There are 18 consultants sharing amazing work using the thin cuts if you have came here from Alyson’s blog you are on the right path, if you’re starting here that’s ok the blog hop is a great big circle and if you click the links at the end of each post you will make your way around and end up back where you started.  If you get lost along the way – you can find the entire list of hoppers at Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

Thin cuts are a thin metal die that gives you a fast and easy way to cut all types of shapes for your crafting!  This month they are available for 25% off.

I decided to share a fun project using the Dreamin’ Big Scrapbook Workshop Your Way – the cutting instructions include  a set of 9 cards – 3 each of 3 designs.  I packaged them all up in a magazine file that I cut using the Cricut.  If you join my Workshop Your Way class this month – you’ll receive the paper to put this box together as well.

 

The Dreamin’ Big Bundle consists of a stamp set with variety of bugs and some adorable sentiments (love that script) and the matching thin cuts.  Remember all the thin cuts are on sale for 25% off during the month of March only.

Now “Hop” on over to Brenda’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

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It’s Tool Time

The challenge on the Heart to Heart Blog this week is to use your favorite tools…my first thought was to go on and on about the thin cuts – I do love them and they are on sale this month.  Then I thought about all the other tools that I use in card making and the one thing that is consistently used is our How To Books.

The Make It From Your Heart pattern books are a staple on my crafting desk…I’ve actually used them so much that the covers are falling off!  When you find a pattern that you love, give it a twist – change the papers, change the orientation, make it yours!

You might recognize my card as one from the Some Kinda Wonderful Workshop Your Way and you’re not mistaken.  If you find a pattern that you like – give it a twist.  It just so happens that the young lady I’m making this card for claims that she “HATES PINK!”  I think she’s just misguided, LOL, but to keep the peace I changed my papers to a fun lagoon heart B&T from the Adventure Fundamentals collection.

A good pattern or “card sketch” isn’t hard to find when you turn to the pages of one of the many Close to My Heart How To Books.

I hope you’ll take a minute to let me know what you think of my card and what you’re favorite tool from Close to My Heart is.

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Sweet Tea

Welcome back…I trust you all had a good weekend?  Today is my hubby’s birthday and in honor of his Texas roots I wanted to bring you a little Sweet Tea!

Seriously, I never drank sweet tea until  his baby sister introduced me – it’s so much better when she makes it, so I always task her with the chore when she comes to my house!  I digress, you’re really here to see my card, right?

This little gem of a card was inspired by a couple of the cards I received in my Stamp of the Month Swap – I had wanted to find a use for that little tea tag, but it wasn’t coming to me right away (I guess that’s why I should participate in swaps more often).  Using the papers from the Sugar Rush Paper Packet led to using my watercolors on the tea cup and tea bag tag.  I’m still getting the hang of my watercolors, but I’m starting to like the natural blending that happens.  I then poked a little hole in the top of the tea bag and the top of the cup and just let it dangle. I loved the interaction it added to the card, but it wasn’t hanging just how I wanted so I eventually added a piece of 3D foam tape and popped it up.  See that banner of words – it’s one of the zip-strips from the paper packet.  NEVER overlook these…they are perfect to add as an embellishment to a card or scrapbook page and don’t cost you anything extra!

Make sure you get your March Stamp of the Month before it’s gone…it’s a Tea-riffic deal at just $5 with a qualifying purchase!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’ll take a minute and leave me a comment telling me if you like sweet tea?

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