World Cardmaking Day

Do you know what day it is? It’s World Cardmaking Day which gives me a great excuse to hide up in my craft room all day. It also helps that it’s cold, cloudy, windy and suppose to rain today! Hello coffee and crafting! Today I have a card that was again directly inspired from Big Picture Classes. This class was on clean and simple card making by Erin Taylor.

CTMH: ShinHan Twin Touch Markers (Big Picture Classes Inspired)

I used Glacier Exclusive Ink™ and a cloud stencil from The Crafter Workshop on a piece of white cardstock to create the background. I then used Black Pigment Ink, Clear Embossing Powder and a Hero Arts Stamp & Die combo to create the butterflies. I then colored the butterflies using ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers (P83 Lavender, P282 Peony Purple, Y222 Golden Yellow, YR24 Marigold, Colorless Blender). The sentiment is stamped on a piece of scrap paper from my stash using the stamp set included in the Artfully Sent Cricut® Collection, Black Exclusive Ink™ and a rub-on from Making Memories. I wanted to add some bling to the cards but didn’t have the colors I needed so I colored the Clear Sparkles using the  Lavender & Golden Yellow ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers. I mounted this piece of white cardstock onto a top folding white card base.

CTMH: ShinHan Twin Touch Markers (Big Picture Classes Inspired)

Next on my cardmaking list is Christmas cards using the White Pines Workshop On The Go® Cardmaking Kit!

CTMH: White Pines WOTG

Thanks for stopping by today!!
-Kelly

Please note: as a CTMH Independent Consultant I receive a small compensation if you purchase from the CTMH links above.  I am in no way affiliated with Big Picture Classes. It is just a service that I use and enjoy.

AHSC #120

I’m back again! My son heads back to school on Friday, which happens to be my day off, so I’m hoping to have a little more time to blog and get caught up on my recent projects! But today I have another AHSC #120!

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CTMH: Blossom WOTG

I started by layering Colonial White Cardstock and Black Cardstock. I used the Blossom Cardmaking Workshop On The Go® to create the flowers in Black Exclusive Ink™ and Ruby Exclusive Ink™. I grabbed a piece of black tulle and a scrap piece of polka dot paper. I then added a bow of black twine to finish the card. I purposefully did not add a sentiment to this card. This card can be used for many occasions-sympathy, birthday, wedding-when the occasion arises I will add the sentiment!

CTMH: Blossom WOTG

Head over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge to enter your card in this week’s challenge.

-Kelly

Seasonal Expressions II

Seasonal Expressions II is finally here! I get so excited when new Idea Books are released and these new product blog hops are always one of my favorites! If you’ve come from Lisa Plummer’s Blog you are in the right place. If you’ve started here that is perfect too! As always, our blog hops are a giant circle so you can just make your way around by clicking the link at the bottom of my post. If you happen to get lost along the way, you can find a complete list of participants on Melinda Everitt’s Blog.

blossomcollage

Because I have been the queen of procrastination lately and we have a vacation coming up (that I still need to pack for, still need to buy the zoo, aquarium, and museums tickets, still need to clean my house, etc, etc, etc) I needed something quick and easy to show you today! I grabbed the Blossom WOTG Cardmaking Kit. If you’re not familiar with the WOTG kits that CTMH offers let me give you a little insight:

-This kits include pretty much everything you need-from the EXCLUSIVE stamp set, the embellies (Glacier Extra Thick Twine, Coral Reef Sequins), the cards, the envelopes, cardstock & Blossom B&T’s. {Now you will need to have some basic supplies also-paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive, ink pads (Pear, Smoothie, Honey & Black* Exclusive Ink™ Pads), etc.}
-The WOTG kits come with all the instructions. Where to cut, how many to cut and how to put the cards together.

CTMH: Blossom WOTG

CTMH: Blossom WOTG

CTMH: Blossom WOTG

Does it get any easier than that?!? Perfect for when you need a card on the run! And who doesn’t need a stash of great birthday themed cards?!

*One little tip, the instructions call for Archival Black Exclusive Ink™, but had just purchased a regular Black (dye) Exclusive Ink™ Pad so it was extra juicy and worked perfectly.

I hope you’re finding a lot of inspiration while you are making your way through our blog hop. Contact your CTMH consultant or click here to view a Seasonal Expressions Volume II Idea Book and to shop. It’s time to head over to Lori Brown’s Blog to see what she has created!

-Kelly

Watercolor Birthday

Papercrafting with Kelly Janes

Tomorrow is my mother in law’s birthday and I needed to make a quick card to send out in the mail, and was inspired by this card made by I Card Everyone. The watercolored panel started out as a scrap piece of White Daisy Cardstock. I stamped the birthday sentiment first in Versamark™ Ink and heat embossed White Embossing Powder. The sentiment comes from two different stamp sets- the “happy” is from the Brushed WOTG Stamp Set & the “birthday” is from the Belated Birthday Stamp Set. After the embossing was finished, I used cheap watercolors that I picked up at Michael’s in an ombre pattern across the embossed sentiment and layered it on top of {what I think is retired} Watermelon Cardstock. I added stitching and Flamingo Dots for the finishing touches.

Papercrafting with Kelly Janes

-Kelly