Monday, July 20, 2020

*Happiest Place* Blog Hop!

Welcome to our BLOG HOP!
Today, my creative Close to my
Heart consultant friends and I
are sharing what we've created
collection that includes beautiful
patterned papers (12 designs!),
silver foil patterned cardstock,
a sticker sheet, a stamp set,
cricut cuts, and black 
acrylic shapes!

If you just arrived here from
then you are on the right track.

Today I'm sharing a card I made that features
an old card-making trend, that I've started to notice
is making a comeback... the 8" x 3.5" card size!
(also known as a "slimline" card).
One of the things I love about making cards this
size is that they can so easily be mailed in a 
business-sized envelope, which adds an extra
element of surprise for the recipient of this 
kind of "happy mail."

In addition to the Happiest Place Stamp set and Thin Cuts
(CC7206) that I used to stamp the balloon and hearts inside
the balloon, I also used the Magical Alphabet (D1937) and
Little Buddies (C1856) stamp sets, as well.
Ink colors I used are Archival Black and Lagoon.
Cardstock colors include a little bit of Black, Canary, Candy
Apple, and Mink, alongside a striped print and a strip of
holographic-star printed cardstock (Canary) from the
Happiest Place paper collection.

Now you can continue on with the blog hop
and be inspired by more creativity using this 
collection by visiting MISS CARRIE's BLOG next!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

*For My Beautiful Friend* Blog Hop!

THANK YOU for stopping by to enjoy our
July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop
featuring this month's SOTM:
For My Beautiful Friend S2007

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then you are on the correct path.

Today I'm sharing this standard-size card I made using
the NEW-for-July/August Mix-in Paper Packet (X9017)
that includes our colors Glacier, Peach, Smoothie, and Toffee.
All of my stamping was done with an archival Black ink pad,
then I colored the flowers with Coral, Dull Green,
Earth Brown, Fair Skin, and Ice Blue TriBlend markers.
The paper-piecing technique was used to 
create the patterned paper skirt.

Now you can continue on with the blog hop
(back to the very beginning, since I 
am the last in the line-up this time)
to be inspired by more creativity using this 
stamp set by visiting MELISSA's BLOG next!