Thursday, January 10, 2019

January SOTM cards

After I created the last "thinking of you" card using the January Stamp of the Month set I had to keep playing and creating.  The group photo below shows all 8 cards I have created using only cardstock, the January Stamp of the Month stamp set, the Swiss Dot embossing Folder, ribbon and ink.



Here are photos of each of the individual cards, the first card was made with Canary cardstock and you can see I used the inverted side of the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  I stamped the "Birthday wishes" sentiment with Sapphire ink.



Next I used Candy Apple Red cardstock.  The "love you" sentiment and the heart were stamped with Archival Black ink.

On this card I used Fern cardstock and stamped the "Happy Anniversary" sentiment with Sapphire ink.  I didn't tie a bow for this card but I did add some Gold Glitter Gems.



On this card I used Sapphire cardstock.  I stamped the "just because..." sentiment with White Daisy pigment ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.


On this card I used Eggplant cardstock and again stamped the "Thank You" sentiment with White Daisy pigment ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I did also place a small Gold Glitter Gem in the middle of the flower.



This card was made with New England Ivy cardstock.  I stamped the "thanks" sentiment with Archival Black ink.

And lastly on this card I used Lagoon cardstock and stamped the "Get Well Soon" sentiment with Sapphire ink.

All products Close To My Heart:
S1901 January Stamp of the Month - Card Captions
Z4232 Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
X5998 Canary Cardstock

X5992 Candy Apple Red Cardstock
X6003 Fern Cardstock
X6021 Sapphire Cardstock
X6000 Eggplant Cardstock
X6011 New England Ivy Cardstock
X6007 Lagoon Cardstock
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z3271 Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2863 White Daisy Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
Z3312 Gold Glitter Gems
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack


I hope you have enjoyed seeing my continued craftiness!  

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Thinking of You - January SOTM card

Good afternoon!  I have a simple card to share with you using the January Stamp of the Month stamp set - Card Captions.  This one is a new favorite!  As the name of the stamp set is so fitting!  I've already used it on a few cards, but wanted to share this one using only cardstock, our new Swiss Dot Embossing Folder and White Ribbon.   I just love this new embossing folder with the dots at the bottom, the faux stitching and blank open space at the top.  Of course you could flip your paper around and use the dots at the top or the side, your options are endless!  The cardstock is our Color of the Year - Sugarplum and the "thinking of you" sentiment is stamped with Sapphire ink.  I hope you like it!  I can see many more of these cards being made in the near future!


Supplies used all Close To My Heart:
S1901 Card Captions - January Stamp of the Month Stamp Set
X5989 Sugarplum Cardstock
Z4232 Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Z4196 White Ribbon
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Feels Like Home - FMS369

Happy Monday!  I have a fun, quick card to share with you today.  It is based on the Freshly Made Sketches #369.  When I saw this sketch in my email last week I knew what I wanted to create.  The new paper packet Feels Like Home has a cardmaking stamp set with this lovely wreath stamp in it and I knew I wanted to use this stamp set to make a card.

Here is the card I created.



Products used all Close To My Heart:
X7243B Feels Like Home Paper Packet
C1774 Feels Like Home - Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim
Retired White Shimmer Trim
Z8006 Sugarplum Exclusive Pigment Ink
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy 2019!

Hello and Happy New Year!!  

I hope you rang in the new year with family and friends safely!  I rang in mine with my family watching a movie and playing some new games we received for Christmas.  All was fun until after midnight as we're all heading to bed and the power goes out!  I thought my husband was just messing with us at first but nope, someone had hit a power pole.  Our temperature was at the lowest so far too, -3 with a windchill of -21!  I feared it would be a very chilly night and we would be starting a fire in the fireplace to warm the house, but 2 hours later the house lights came on and the heat.  So grateful for the linemen that get out in the frigid cold to get power restored!

Now that you know my new years fun, below are the Close To My Heart Fun for January!
We have a new Idea Book with 4 beautiful new paper packets and this year we are celebrating 35 Years!!  Isn't this cover so beautiful of Jeanette with the Chipboard Monogram numbers decorated to celebrate 35 years of her dream which is Close To My Heart!  You can view the Idea Book online by clicking HERE.



The January Special is to celebrate National Papercrafting Month and is called Frame It Up.  The Magnolia Frame Kit gives you the materials to create beautiful papercrafted decor.  There are so many different ways to use this versatile kit, which is why CTMH is offering special pricing when you buy more than one!  You can shop this special by clicking HERE

Below is my frame I created for my home.  I placed a Sapphire photo mat above the "Love" to place our family photo when it arrives.



Another Special that is offered through the end of February is called Heart Happy.  You can purchase this as a Workshop Kit or individual products.  Shop the Heart Happy collection HERE.
  


And lastly the January Stamp of the Month stamp set Card CaptionsYou can purchase this stamp set for the retail price of $18.95 or you can get it for only $5, with a $50 purchase.  This set is so versatile, 26 stamps - so many card options!



These are the artwork creations from the CTMH Art Department.  I'll share some of my artwork using this set in another post soon.



Until my next post...

Happy crafting! 
Pam 

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