Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September 2011 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close To My Heart consultant Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring the September SOTM, which is Limited Edition, a set of 21 stamps. If you have come here from {Teresa's} blog, you are on the right path!  If this is your starting point, hop on in and enjoy the fun.  Just click the link at the end of the post to take you to the next blog in our hop.

This is one of many CTMH stamp sets that coordinates with the new Cricut© Art Philosophy Collection, which is exclusive to Close To My Heart and includes the Art Philosophy cartridge, 3 My Acrylix® D-sized stamp sets, and 3 9" X 12" Dimensional Elements (Item number for the collection is Z1686).  I look at this stamp set and had inspiration for book marks, gift tags, and the project that I made, magnets.

I stamped the images on cardstock, and used some of our (now retired) Window Charms.  I simply applied the Window Charms over the stamp image, cut out with my cutting knife and glued a magnet on the back (you can use magnetic sheets, which are usually self adhesive, as well).   Since my barracks room has a metal door, I now have a cute magnet to hang my "don't forget" list (so maybe I'll stop forgetting my coffee, or workout clothes, or mp3 player...) when I leave for work or school.  The other two will go to work for my board; the clock is for anything time-sensitive, and the hand is for my "to do" items.  I love when I get to have something cute and useful at work!

Remember, Limited Edition is only available September 1-30, 2011.  Contact your consultant, or click here, to find out how to get yours.

Now hop on over to {Angel's} blog to see her enchanting creation. 

If you find any broken links along the way, Helen has the complete list of hoppers here

Sunday, August 14, 2011

August 2011 CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop Featuring Circle Cards

Welcome to the CTMH Spotlight Blog Hop featuring Circle Cards.  If you've arrived from{Luisa's} blog, you are on the right path.  If you are just starting here, welcome to our circle hop.  Simply click on the link at the end of the post, and it will take you to the next blog in the hop.  Once you get back here, you've completed the hop!

Circle cards can be unique and lots of fun, but they can also be a hassle.  Trying to cut your circle just right, trying to find an envelope to fit it...ugh!  But, Close To My Heart has made it easier to make it from your heart with Circle Cards.  They are available in Colonial White (Z1352) or White Daisy (Z1353), and they come with matching envelopes.

I made this card using they Key To My Heart paper pack (a special from a few years back).  I matched the paper up to the card, and using the card as my template cut out a piece for the front and a piece for the inside.  After gluing on the paper and letting it dry, I added some Sorbet buttons, Juniper ribbon with Juniper Bigger Brad, and used 3-D Mounting Foam to mount the sentiment, which is from Salutation Seals and was stamped in Sorbet ink on Colonial White cardstock, and I used a Marvy Uchida punch for the circle.  The buttons were adhered with Liquid Glass, and my Circle Card is cute, coordinated, and quick!  

Circle Cards are a cute and fast way to make cards and their size makes them convenient to help you use up your scraps.

Now, hop on around to {Adeline's} blog to find more inspiration!