Monday, September 24, 2018

Color My Heart Color Dare #311 - Boutique Tent Card...

I was able to stow away in my craft room this weekend and get some CREATING done...one thing on my check list was create a card using the current Color My Heart Color Dare. The colors can be found in CTMH's new line, BOUTIQUE, which I have had on my table for weeks creating things with it!

I also wanted to play AGAIN with my NEW Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts (LOVE these things)...the result is TWO cards with different elements, equally FUN and GORGEOUS...



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As you can see from this photo...this card doesn't 'open' and is meant to display on a desk or something. And...the Loose Sequins in Gold coupled with the start confetti that is a result of die cutting the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts makes these shaker windows mesmerizing...


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On the first card, I also used the Thin Cuts - Decorative Borders to create the tassels! The first card, I used two pieces of acetate that come with the Shaker Foam & Acetate. For the second card, I used one piece of acetate and then cut a 3x3 piece of Gold Polka Dot acetate from the Gold Fundamentals and I opted to use the Peacock Stitched Ribbon which both are currently in the CLEARANCE section of my website (GO GRAB THEM NOW...such a good deal!!!)


And...I did a video showing how to make a tent card...BUT....it's sideways...lol. I know...I know...one who does video tutorials SHOULD know how to record....hahahahahaha. Well, to my defense, I checked to make sure the video was going to record the right way...something must've happened before I started to record that changed it back. 

If you'd like to watch sideways, here you go...sooooo sorry! Also...please go check out the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog and play along with the current challenge...the colors are sooooo pretty!


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Just Treats & Thin Cuts-Decorative Borders tutorial...

Happy FRIDAY-EVE...makes the day go by faster when I view days in terms of the weekend 😁

I have been LOVING the September SOTM - Just Treats - because:

            #1 it's ADORABLE...the sentiments are fun and funky!
            #2 it's VERSATILE...there are several sentiments for various occasions!
            #3 it's FABULOUSLY sized...I love that it has smaller images that can be used as well!

I have also been LOVING our NEW Thin Cuts-Decorative Borders...which led to this card AND a video tutorial!

This card also uses 'Tis the Season Paper Packet and our NEW Watercolor Impressions stamp set...

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Here's a closeup of those tiny little images that I LOVE...can you see that tiny little double stitch around the edges...those are the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts...
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Here's a look at the inside...SUPER SIMPLE yet effective - used a zip strip and brought those CUTE little trees into the inside and added some tiny stars inked up in Canary...
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My new favorite THIN CUTS...Decorative Borders

Here's the how-to video...have a GREAT weekend!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Product Challenge: Ribbon - with H2H...

Top of the morning to you...and I pray that your week is AMAZING!!!

I'm going to try and make it pretty at least by sharing a card I made for the latest H2H Challenge and it's a PRODUCT CHALLENGE featuring RIBBON!

Here's a look at my card using the new BOUTIQUE line from CTMH...

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I know...you're wondering where the unique ribbon technique is...well, I used the Peacock Stitched Ribbon (in the CLEARANCE section of my website right now) as the leaves of the flower I made using the NEW Decorative Border Thin Cuts and Stitched Circles...
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And...I carried the ribbon over to the inside of my card with this little ribbon tab...

Thank you so much for stopping by...I hope you're inspired by this card and all the other DT Member's artwork...go check it out and play along with us before the end of the month!



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Just Because...

JUST BECAUSE:

- it's Wednesday
- Boutique is GORGEOUS
- I needed an excuse to make a card
- a card doesn't use as much of this BEAUTIFUL paper as a layout would (thus more to hoard save for later)
- just because

I made this card over the weekend because I've been DYING to ink up these GORGEOUS flowers that come with the Bunches of Love stamp set. I used some NEW inks - PEACH, SAGE, MINT & SUGARPLUM and threw in some Peacock and black as well...finally used my micro-tip scissors to fussy cut around the flowers and adhered using liquid glass (left the leaves without adhesive so they can curl up on the edges...


Monday, September 10, 2018

Holiday Expressions Blog Hop...

Welcome to the 2nd full week in September...if that doesn't make you feel like Christmas will be here ASAP, I'm not sure what will!

One thing I am glad about it being September already is A NEW HOLIDAY EXPRESSIONS for us to pore over and order all the pretty things...lol. To help you see some snippets into this Holiday Expressions, twenty-one CTMH Consultants have come together to have a Blog Hop showing you various things we've fallen in LOVE with!

This blog hop is much like our SOTM Blog Hops in that it's a round-robin type hop...you get on where can and hop 'till you get back to where you started! If my blog isn't your first stop, you should be coming from Carrie's Blog

I have LOTS of goodies to show you guys from my Extravaganza presentation but I decided to make something from scratch for the occasion. The Boutique line has become one of my FAVORITES and I'm really not sure why because I'm not a flowery person but these colors and delicate flowers just tug at my creative strings!

Here's a look at a layout I made using the Boutique line and some stamp sets...

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I started with 2x2 squares of the GORGEOUS B&T papers then separated the squares by stamping one of the border stamps in the Boutique Card-Making stamp set. I used the NEW Watercolor Impressions stamp set to add some color behind the "you make my heart happy" sentiment...
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I also used the Bunches of Love stamp set and the Boutique Puffy Stickers for this flower...see what I mean about "delicate"...I used our NEW Peach & Mint Inks for this flower and I'm soooo in LOVE with the result!

Now, all that's left to do is find somewhere to hide some journalling...might even let my QT tell me what to write since this photo is so dear to him!

Thanks for hopping by...your next stop on this CREATIVE train is the talented Darlys....go see what she has to share and leave some LOVE along the way!