Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas - October SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to my Heart, October Stamp of the Month (SOTM) Blog Hop. This month's stamp set is called A Very Merry Christmas. It has so many possibilities. Unfortunately, I just returned home from a two week vacation and totally forgot about this hop. So, I literally threw this together in the past three hours. I guess that's a good thing to show how easy this set is to use. However, it's time to post and I just realized that I forgot the Glitter. What's a Christmas card without glitter!!! You'll just have to imagine the ornaments glittery.

If you've come here from Kathleen's blog, then you're on the right path. If you just happened upon my blog, then you can continue along with this hop from here and when you return back here, you know you've seen them all.

My card today is actually a gift card holder cut from the CTMH exclusive newest Cricut Cartridge called "Artiste"This cuts everything out for you that all you have to do is fold it where shown. The paper I used is from the Pear and Partridge Paper Pack. The tag and the ornaments were all cut from the same Cricut cartridge. I first stamped the Don't Open image on the tag. After cutting a bunch of ornaments, I used the ends of the Don't open stamp and stamped it on the ornaments. One in Cranberry and the other in Olive.
I then turn another ornament the opposite way and stamped the tree on it. All were mounted with foam tape. Bakers Twine - Harvest Collection, was used for the bow and ornament hangers. The Bling at the top is from the Bouquet Assortment.

Now hop on over to Allisa's Blog and see what fabulous eye candy she has for you.

Here is the entire stamp set.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Fall Favorites - Club Card 3

Here is the 3rd and final card for my club this month. 
I used a paper from the Flirty Paper pack for this card. 

The inspiration started with a sketch from I Spy Sketch challenge blog.

The pumpkins were colored with water color pencils and a water brush. This time I stamped them with Tuxedo Black Ink. 
I then stamped images from a set called Simple Memories with Versa Mark stamp pad and used white embossing powder. 

I tied it all up with Bakers Twine.

Other challenges for this card:
Fab n' Funky - Colors of Autumn

Fall Favorites - Club card 2

Here is my second card my club is making this month. 

This card uses the paper from the Pear and Partridge paper pack. I love when I can use Christmas paper for more then Christmas.

The Happy Thanksgiving mat was cut from the NEW CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridge "Artiste".  The Thanksgiving  is from the Abundance Stamp Set. I then second generationed the pumpkins from the September Stamp of the Month and edge sponged with Gold Rush ink. Isn't this a great stamp set. And it can be yours for only $5.00 with an additional $50 purchase.

The border was stamped with Memento brown ink and colored with water color pencils and a water brush.

I'll post the 3rd card for my class as soon as I get the picture taken.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Fall Favorites - Class Card 1

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. I'm still wondering where the summer went. 

Well, since Fall will be here very soon, here are some fall inspirations. These are two of the three cards my club will be making this month. I have a few changes to make on the third card before I can post it. I have a major headache this morning so those changes may take a while. Both cards feature the CTMH September Stamp of the Month. You can see the stamp set here. This set can be yours for only $5.00 with an additional $50 purchase. Or buy it for only $17.95 with no other purchase necessary.

This first card is my favorite. It is a 5 x 7 card using the most of the stamps in the set. The inspiration for this card came from one my dear friend Krista made. 
I stamped the scarecrow with the Smokey Plum Pigment inks, new to the Fall?winter catalog. The smokey Plum is in the Enchantment collection. I then covered it with Clear Detail Embossing Powder and heat set it. This gives it a raised affect. This card shows how this set can be used without coloring in the images.

The word fall was stamped by making a puddle pad with Autumn Terracotta, Olive and Honey Re-Inkers.

The flower was cut from the CTMH exclusive Cricut Cartridge, Art Philosophy, then stamped with one of the stamps in the It's Your Say stamp sets. This is the National Stamping Month special and is only available  until September 30. Cost is only $5.00 for both sets with a $35 order.

The fence was made with a MS punch then layered with a piece of Burlap Ribbon where I trimmed off the stitched edgings and pulled out some thread to fringe it. I used the cut off stitched binding and made a know and attached it to the center of the flower.

This post is getting very long so I will post the next card in a new post.