Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Seasonal Expressions 1 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to our Seasonal Expressions New Product Blog Hop!  Today our bloggers are sharing their artwork created with products from our newest Seasonal Expressions book that was released on January 1.  This is hop will be fun.  I can't wait to see what every has created.  If you came here from Melissa Robinson's blog, you are on the right track!  The  hop is a big circle so when you get back to me, you will know you have visited everyone's blog!

Today I am showcasing the Cross-Stitch Love Stamp Plus Thin Cut.  I LOVE this stamp.  I couldn't wait to try this stamp out.  The shading you see in the cross stitch pattern is from stamping it just one time!  The set comes with three coordinating thin cuts - one for each flower.

I wanted to try out a technique I saw using the thin cuts to showcase the stamp by stamping the image on the base of the card front and using the Thin Cut in a popped up layer.  So, how did I know where to place the thin cut on the mat?  First, I cut a mat to the size I wanted on front of the card.  Then I ran the mat through my cuttlebug with the Rose Embossing folder.  Next, to get perfect placement with the thin cut, I placed a piece of vellum cut the same size as my mat, on top of my stamped image. I placed the thin cut on top and used washi tape to hold it in place.  Then I placed the vellum and thin cut directly on top of the mat and ran it through my cuttlebug.  I used our foam tape under the mat to pop it up.  

I used stamped the smaller flowers directly on the thin cuts and layered them on the card. This was a fun technique to try.  

Products Used:
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (X254)
Cross-stitch Love Stamp + Thin Cuts (Z4165)
Rose Embossing Folder (Z3343)
Juniper Ink (Z2865)
Sweet Leaf Ink (Z2853)
Glacier Ink (Z2841)
Ribbon – Adventure Ribbon Pack (Z3362)
Gimme Some Sugar Cork Shapes (Z4153)

You can find all of these products on my website at 

Or contact your Close To My Heart Consultant!

Now it is time to visit Alyson Mayo's blog!

Monday, January 1, 2018

January Stamp of the Month - Bloom & Grow

Welcome to the January Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month's stamp is Bloom & Grow.
It has 15 images.   If you came from Jennifer Dykstra's Blog you are on the right track! The hop is one big circle so when you get back to me you will know you have completed the hop!

I used the beautiful new Chelsea Gardens paper to create this card.  The card design is based on Pattern #11 from our new Make It From Your Heart Vol. 4 book.  It's all card patterns!  My flower is from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  (image # are listed below)

Make It From Your Heart Vol 4 – 9044
Pattern #10
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack – X254
Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack – X7230B
Mink Cardstock – X5947
Sweet Leaf Cardstock – X5980
Fern Cardstock - X5960
Juniper Cardstock – X5979
Glacier Cardstock – X5978
Charcoal Ink – Z2831
Gold Pearls - Z3371
Basic Ribbon Fundamental Pack – Z3364
Thin Cuts – Scallop Border – Z3348
Flower Market Cricut Cartridge –Z3290
Leaves  - #M468D1
Hibiscus - #MFAD3B7

You can get the January Stamp of the Month ONLY during the month of January!
Get it for $5 when you purchase $50.  Contact your CTMH consultant or order here:


Now it is time to hop over to Alyson Mayo's Blog and see what she has created for us!

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