Monday, February 28, 2011

Card Chatter Adventure

Just sittin' here...thinking of you from Card Chatter-Sympathy. Add a little lace, a kraft border, and some flowers and your card is ready to send. CTMH Supplies: Cardstock: Bamboo, Colonial White Ink: Hollyhock, Goldrush, Olive Stamps: Carefree Embellishments: Lace, Kraft Border, Basic Buttons, White Opaques The Card Chatter-Sympathy Adventure continues tomorrow.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Card Chatter Adventure

Card Chatter - Sympathy gives some heartfelt wishes to all.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Sophia, Sweetheart
Cardstock: Colonial White, Baby Pink
Ink: Desert Sand, Blush
Embellishments: crochet flower, white opaque pearls

Learn how to make the accordion paper flower here. Be sure to visit tomorrow for another Card Chatter-Sympathy card that's not necessarily sympathy.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Card Chatter Adventure

Card Chatter-Sympathy....It's more than sympathy. It's a stamp set of heartfelt sentiments. Be sure to visit each day to see my Card Chatter Adventure.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Bliss
Cardstock: Colonial White, Kraft
Stamps: Card Chatter-Sympathy
Ink: Desert Sand
Embellishments: Bliss mesh flower & filigree butterfly, Colonial white ribbon round

Come back each day to see more heartfelt sentiments with Card Chatter-Sympathy D1476

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brrr... It's Cold at Heart 2 Heart

It's a Snow Brrthday
Here in sunny southern California it snowed last weekend down to 2500 feet. My friend lives in the mountains (where the snow is) and it's her birthday. So here's her brrrthday card.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Fanfare
Cardstock: White Daisy, Pacifica, Sky
Ink: Pacifica, Sky
Stamps: Just for the Holidays, Party Pennants
Embellishments: Flurry Dimensional Elements, Basic Assortment Buttons, Fanfare Designer Brads, white ribbon
Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart this week for some "cold" inspiration.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hearts are Plenty at Heart 2 Heart

After the Valentine Countdown are you still ready for Hearts? I wanted to make some heart cards that could be used for weddings, birthdays, Mother's day, etc. I am really loving the backside of new Bliss paper pack. I just sent this one in the mail for my friend's birthday.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Backside of Bliss
Cardstock: Colonial White, Hollyhock
Ink: Grey Flannel, Grey Wool, Hollyhock
Stamps: Affection, Universal Backgrounds

This next card can be for any general use. Again I used the backside of the new Bliss paper pack.
CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Backside of Bliss
Cardstock: Colonial White, Hollyhock, Olive, Bamboo
Ink: Desert Sand, Hollyhock, Olive
Stamps: Heartfelt Treasures, Universal Backgrounds
Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart all week for some truly inspirational Heart Art.

Monday, February 14, 2011

It's Valentines Day

The Chocolate Book

Make a chocolate book that holds two Hershey Bars
Inside the book you can read the 12 Rules of Chocolate.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Sophia
Card Stock: Colonial White, Kraft, Barn Red
Ink: Hollyhock, Barn Red
Stamps: Library Cards(retired), Moments in Time, In the Month of February
Embellishments: Chocolate Ribbon Round, Basic Assortment Buttons
Contact me from my website if you want the "Rules of Chocolate" file.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Countdown Day 13

You Warm My Heart

A simple Card using "Midpoint" from Wishes. To make the heart cut your heart shape and stamp the wood grain background from Universal Backgrounds for some texture. I put little dots of pearls around the edge with the pearl paint and stylist. Added the flower, a little twine and a pewter brad finish the flower.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Mayberry
Card Stock: Colonial White, Barn Red
Ink: Desert Sand, Barn Red
Stamps: A Sip
Embellishments: Designer Pewter Brads, Hemp, Flower, Pearl Paint

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Valentine Countdown Day 12

Hershey Bar Gift Box

Get the inside look
This gift box will hold the big Hershey Bars. I used these directions to make the box but I changed the measurements to fit the candy bar. My score lines are: Score the 8 1/2 " side on each side 1/2". Turn the card stock on the horizontal and score at 2 1/2", 3", 7 1/2", and 8".
Follow the directions to put the box together. Decorate for your favorite person and it's ready for Valentines Day.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Countdown Day 11

Hugs & Kisses Tic Tac Toe

1 game board, 1 container of Hugs and Kisses and ready to play
So, I tried it out. Ashley and I played Tic Tac Toe. "Oh Grandma" that's a kids game. (She's 15). Yea, but if you win you get to eat the Hug or Kiss. She wanted Kisses, that left me with the Hugs. Well, as you can see the Kisses won. She got to eat her Kiss and asked when we could play again after she gave me a real Ashley hug.

Valentine Countdown Day 10

A Circle of Love

This card design is "Background Bar" from Originals. I swapped the square in the pattern for a circle. Add a little stitching and a ribbon and it's ready to send.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Sophia, Sweetheart
Card Stock: Kraft, Colonial White
Ink: Tulip, Pear
Stamps: Heartfelt Treasures
Embellishments: Ribbon, Pear Mini Medley

Only 4 days remain for this great adventure of Valentine hopping. I am going to miss it and all the wonderful ideas and inspiration. A Heartfelt Thank you to all our hoppers. Jody

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

We're Kissing at Heart 2 Heart

Let your stamps do the kissing. I used the new Carefree and Universal Backgrounds stamp sets for my kissing project. There a several kissing techniques. To learn about them you can view a tutorial from the Fabulously Artsy Tresa Black.

For my kissing technique I stamped the solid flowers in Hollyhock or Honey and stamp off to use the second generation for my kissing. Ink the background stamp with the same color and kiss the background stamp with the flower stamp(2nd generation). I also used the word stamps to kiss the flowers. Be sure to re ink the word stamp each time you kiss the flower. For the leaves I used Olive ink and kissed the grid and wood background stamps. After you've made your flowers and leaves and cut them out you are ready to make your cards.

To see more of that fun kissing be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart all week long.
CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Mayberry
Card stock: Colonial White, Kraft
Ink: Hollyhock, Honey, Olive
Stamps: Carefree, Universal Backgrounds, Card Chatter-Birthday
Embellishments: Pink & Green assortment of buttons, Colonial White Ribbon Round

Valentine Countdown Day 9

Valentine Treat Packet

Directions: Cut a 4 X 6 piece of BTP. Score at 1 5/8 from each end. Fold on score lines and seal the back together with adhesive. Using the Bonding Memories Glue Pen apply a line of glue along the bottom seam of your packet. Crimp the bottom 4 turns. Cut a 1 X 6 strip for the band. Wrap the band around the packet and adhere the ends of the band together. Embellish the front of the packet. Stamp "To" and "From" on the back. Insert your favorite valentine candies. Apply a line of glue on the top opening and crimp closed using 4 turns of your crimping tool.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Countdown Day 8

Valentines in the Mailbox
Mailbox covered patchwork style with Sophia BTP

Insert 3 X 4.5 cards and you're ready to hand out valentines. Card designs are "Diamond" from Originals, and "Noteworthy" and "Keyhole" from Wishes. When I make small cards I usually run them through my Big Shot with the polka dot embossing folder after I attach the base papers of the card.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine Countdown Day 7

Valentine Vitamins in a Test Tube

In our family we call M&M's "chocolate vitamins." So, I filled some test tubes with valentine vitamins for family sharing. I found the test tubes Here. The pattern for the Test Tube Box Holder is Here. This is an fun and easy project to make for any holiday. We love our vitamins on all the holidays.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Valentine Countdown Day 6

Valentine Greetings
These valentines are made using the greeting card workshop in Wishes. It takes 30-40 minutes to make all eight cards. You need 1 stamp set, 1 background stamp set, 1 piece of card stock, 1 piece BTP, 1 heart punch, 1 yard of ribbon, 1 flower punch, and 1 scallop punch.

Card #1
Card #2

Card #3

Card #4

Card #5

Card #6
Card #7

Card #8

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentine Countdown Day 5

Hugs and Kisses

Insert your Hugs and Kisses in a clear container. I used a clear 2 X 3 box and a recycled ribbon round container. Make a lid for the top and bottom of the box and tie together with a ribbon. Add a sentiment to the front of the box. Wrap some BTP around the ribbon round tube and decorate with a ribbon and tag.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine Countdown Day 4

A Mother's Valentine

I made this card for my Mom for Valentine's Day. To make the white polka dots just use an eraser on the end of a pencil with the white daisy ink and stamp over the polka dots on the back side of the pink polka dot BTP from the Sweetheart paper pack. Finish the card with a little ribbon and lace.
CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Sweetheart, Bliss
Cardstock: Colonial White, Kraft, Baby Pink
Stamps: Universal Backgrounds, Affection, In the Month of February
Ink: Hollyhock, White Daisy
Accessories: Ribbon, Lace, safety pin

Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's a Sketch Challenge at Heart 2 Heart

Sketches are fun and challenging. Fun because the blueprint is new and challenging because I have to figure the sizes.

Here's the sketch

Card #1 is standard 4.25 X 5.5
Card #2 is a 5 X 7 Card

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Sofia, Lucky
Cardstock: White Daisy, Kraft
Stamps: Card Chatter-Birthday
Ink: Hollyhock, Outdoor Denim
Accents: Sofia Journaling Spots
Embellishments: Designer Ribbon Pink Collection, Pink Assortment Buttons, White Daisy Mini Medley(retired)
Be sure to visit Heart 2 Heart for more inspirational creations with this fun and challenging sketch.

Valentine Countdown Day 3

Lollipops and Love Bugs

Directions: Wrap your lollipops with brown paper from a paper bag and tie with a string around the stick. I used Dum Dum lollipops and attached a tag with the string that indicates the flavor of the lollipop. Punch 4 circles a little bit bigger than your lollipop. Layer together and secure in the center with a small brad. Scrunch each layer tightly and separately around the front of the brad. Scrunch the bottom circle around the back of the brad so it will fit around the lollipop. Carefully unscrunch your circles to form the flower. Cover and decorate your can. Fill can with beans and stick in the lollipops. Stamp and cut out your bugs and stick them in the flowers.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine Countdown Day 2

Valentines for Kids

Use the cute critters in the stamp set "Hot Diggity" C1407 to make valentines with your favorite little one. These cards are 3 X 4.5. The words were done on the computer with CTMH font "Alpha Power " The kids can stamp the image, color in the letters, and glue it all together.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Valentine Countdown Day 1

Hershey Bar Pocket

Sweetheart Paper Pack says "i love you"

"Be Mine" with Sophia Paper Pack

It's a "sweet" little bit country with Mayberry Paper Pack

Directions: Cut a piece of cardstock 7 X 4.5. Score at 1.5 and 1.75. Fold cardstock to make a pocket. Decorate the front of the pocket. Insert candy bar and tie with a ribbon to hold the pocket closed.