Thursday, June 30, 2011

July Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is called "American Celebration" a set of 12 stamps. If you have come here from Haley Dyer's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

This month we have a lot of talented Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This first card I made is using a technique called the spinner card.  I came across this card a few times and have always wanted to try it.  This card is very basic as I wanted to make sure I knew what I was doing before I made a more in depth card.

The second card I made was a squash book.  You can either use this as a card or a book that you can put your 4th of July pictures in.

I used ribbon to tie the entire book together.

Supplies used: All CTMH and available
Stamps: Jubilation
Inks: Twilight and Cranberry
Embellishments: None
Tools: Tape and ribbon

Now "Hop" on over to Traci Godbee'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! Remember, the July's SOTM is only available until the 31st of July! Contact your CTMH Consultant or click here to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Welcome Baby!

My husband put me in charge of making a card for a guy he trucks for in the off season.  They had a baby girl a couple of weeks ago I think and I've been fussing with the card ever since.  I'm still not for sure if I like it yet, but it will do.  The stamp set is from Our Craft Lounge and it is called Bundle of Joy.  The little shirt is kind of wrinkled due to the fact I couldn't get it just the way I wanted it.  I guess you could say I'm a little anal!  LOL

Inside of the card

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Congratulations on your Retirement!

Here is another quilt card I made for my mom. One of the ladies at her work is retiring.

I took two different types of ribbon and combinded them together.  One was a sheer blue ribbon and the other one was pink with white lines. It kind of reminded me of a little quilt inside the ribbon. 


Paper: Kaiser
Ink:  Black from Close to my Heart

Monday, June 20, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I thought I'd share some of the cards I made for my dad, my father-in-law and my husband.  Hope you enjoy!

Peyton decorated it for Daddy!

This card had two different pockets.  One pocket was for the pull out message and the other pocket was for what he was getting for Father's Day!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Your Invited Quilt Card

This card is from a pattern that I found on  I've always wanted to try something that was a little more challenging.   For this card you need two different types of pattern paper and three different colored cardstock.  You take the two pieces of pattern paper and cut them 5 3/4 x 3/4 strips and then you take them and cut them into 3/4" squares.  You will do the samething with the colored cardstock that you have picked.  You should have 40 squares, but you will not need all 40 square.  This is how mine turned out.

Up close!