Sunday, June 30, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - July: Sweet Life

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring the July set Sweet Life, a set of 9 stamps. If you have come here from Haley Dyer‘s blog, you’re in the right place! There are more than 50 independent Close to My Heart consultants sharing artwork made using the Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products. Hopping is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one.

The Blog Hop is a great big circle. Start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way you’ll find a complete list of participating consultants here. You can use this list to pick up where you left off.

Off we go!

This month I was able to use this card for two projects: the Blog Hop and my monthly card swap. The tricky part was that with the card swap I have guidelines to follow. I had to figure out how to use the Surf’s Up paper with detailed images of fruit!

In the end I decided to use the stamp with the peaches and the floral patterned paper. I think the little flowers in the paper look a lot like the peach blossom on the branch!  

Here's what I used. All products are Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:

S1307 Sweet Life stamp set
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
X71638B Surf’s Up paper packet
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1336 Mocha Opaques Adhesive Gems
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Laverty’s blog to see her work, and be sure to visit each consultant’s blog to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas! Don’t forget, this exclusive stamp set is only available through July 31st! Contact me to get yours today!

Friday, June 21, 2013


Learn how to create irresistible papercrafting projects with Close to My Heart's Irresistibles™ Frames! These chipboard frames have embossed patterns that resist ink so that you can create card accent, scrapbook embellishments, and more.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ribbons and Trims

This short video is jam-packed with so many great ideas for using ribbons and trims. From different uses for Baker's Twine to how to color different ribbons, you're sure to find a new use that you love!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Party Contest

Hurray for summer! Watch this video to find out how to enter the contest. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Marker Magic

Coloring has never been so fun! Learn how to use Close To My Heart's alcohol-based marker sets to magically create smooth, even coverage on your colored images.

If you love to color, these markers are for you. They are available in a wide range of colors for all your coloring needs. Order yours today!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hook & Loop

Discover the ease of creating a temporary closure on a papercrafting piece with Hook & Loop dots Velcro adhesive from Close To My Heart. Hook & Loop dots are perfect for enclosing memorabilia, sealing a papercrafted purse or box, and more!

Contact me to get yours today!