Saturday, November 30, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - December: Special Care

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring the December set Special Care, a set of 6 stamps. If you have come here from Mary Eisen'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!

How do you take a beautiful stamp set (one of my favorites from this Idea Book) that seems perfectly appropriate for scrapbook pages for babies and small children and use it in a way that is the exact opposite? It wasn’t as challenging as I originally thought.

The fact that my assigned paper packet was Frosted helped. The blues and grays lend themselves well to the water/wash theme, but the Jute Ribbon and Champagne cardstock added warmth. Once I added the pop of color with the Teal Jewels and Aqua Dots, I had a card that was both cool and comforting.

Here is what I used. All products are Close to My Heart:

S1312 Special Care stamp set
X7175B Frosted paper packet
1388 Colonial White cardstock
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks stamp pad
Z1891 Base & Bling Teal Jewels
Z1883 Base & Bling Floral Accents
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1732 Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Now “Hop” on over to Susan Brooks’ 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 December 31st! Click here to order yours today!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Why Switch?

Discover why now is a fantastic time to make the switch and join the Close To My Heart family. Make a fresh start, discover great products, and earn a real income when you become a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Cross-Cartridge Collaboration (S01E11)

While each Cricut® collection from Close To My Heart is a treasure trove all its own, together they offer an unmatchable selection of borders, overlays, photo mats, and much, much more! The thousands of both classic and trendy die-cuts found within this terrific trio will ensure that the projects you make are always uniquely your own. Mix 'em, match 'em, and love 'em!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Freedom Layouts (S01E10)

The Cricut® Artbooking cartridge from Close To My Heart has shapes you'll love for your patriotic layouts and cards—and for all celebratory layouts and cards after that! Get great ideas from this video for using the freedom-themed keys to make sparkling titles, photo mats, overlays, and accents for any project.