Paper, Washi, Embossing! Oh My!!

I have two Christmas cards to share with you today!

Here is the first card:

CTMH: Sparkle & Shine

Starting with a white card base, I added a B&T layer of the Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet (only available until December 31!!!). Next adding a layer of Juniper Cardstock, stamped with snowflakes from the Santa Claus Stamp Set in White Daisy Exclusive (Pigment) Ink®.  Now how cute is that Santa image?!!? It comes from the same Santa Claus Stamp Set in Ruby Exclusive Ink®. The cute border is from the Workshops On The Go® Sparkle & Shine Scrapbooking Kit (available only until December 31!!!) and is stamped in Whisper Exclusive Ink®.

I used a masking technique when stamping the border. I stamped the Santa image on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out. Using a sticky note to temporarily hold the Santa image in place so I could stamp the border around the Santa image. {Card inspired by Just Jingle}

Here is the second card:

CTMH: Sparkle & Shine CTMH: Sparkle & Shine

Using the Honeycomb Stamp Set I stamped a variety of hexagons using Juniper Exclusive Ink®, Ruby Exclusive Ink®, and Versamark®. I then used silver embossing powder and my Craft Heater to melt the powder to give that great shine on the card. Next, I added a layer of  Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape, which also has great shimmer!!! To finish the card I added a strip of B&T paper from the Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet and another layer of Juniper Cardstock. Once again stamping the sentiment, from Perfect Fit-Holidays Stamp Set, in Versamark® and using the same technique with the silver embossing powder. I also used a Corner Rounder in the upper right hand corner of the card. {Card inspired by North Shore Stamper}

When CTMH introduced the mini pigment pad sets it took away the need to have multiple jars of embossing powder!! You just add the Clear Detail Embossing Powder directly to the ink. The powder melts allowing the color to shine through. You get 10 different colors included in the mini pigment pad sets meaning you can heat emboss 10 different colors using just ONE jar of embossing powder!! AMAZING!


Close To My Heart released the Retiring Items List and (enter sad face here) the embossing powders, Versamark®, and the craft heater are all on that list!!!! Click here to shop and view the entire list! Make sure to check it out because ALL of the items that are on that list are now WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ONLY, and sadly the embossing powders and Versamark® sold out very quickly!!

Since I just delivered some sad news, I want to leave you on a happy note!

 Close To My Heart has given us a little preview of a NEW SCRAPBOOKING LINE that will be introduced in the NEW Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.  The Picture My Life™ Scrapbooking Program will feature eight different theme packs based on some of Close To My Heart’s most popular paper packets, PLUS two BRAND NEW paper packets. Each individual program includes 122 double-sided, designed cards plus 10 unique Memory Protectors™ to hold creative combinations of these cards and your own photos. You also get 44 – 4″×6″ cards (2 each of 22 designs) AND 78– 3″ × 4″ cards (3 each of 26 designs)!!!

It wouldn’t be very nice of me to share this news of this fantastic new scrapbook line and not give you a peek at a few of the designs so here you go…

CTMH: Picture My Life

The Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Books will be available to purchase from starting February 1, 2014.



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