Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Clementine Card- Make It From Your Heart

This another card from the new fantastic Make It From Your Heart how to book. This pattern is very versatile and is a great way to show off patterns in our papers. I also took this chance to play with our new markers and added some coloring! Remember with the new alcohol ink based markers you get two markers, the color and then a lighter or darker shade. These will bleed through the paper a little so if you use them on a card, be prepared to have something to cover the other side of the paper. The stamp set for this card is the stamp of the month for September, Fall Favorites. Remember for the Stamp of the month, if you spend 50.00 you will get the stamp set for 5.00!

I stamped the background of the card with the pumpkin/acorn image. The squares are cut at 1.5x1.5 in, then cut in half diagonally. This creates the patchwork look on the background. I used on of our bulk cards so it came with a pre-made envelope.

I wanted to let you know about our other specials this month! If you spend 35.00 you get the double stamp set, It's Your Day, for 5.00. Also if you are thinking about getting into scrap-booking I am running a starter kit special. In the starter kit you will get 1 Reflections Paper Pack of your choice, 1 A-size stamp set of your choice, 1 Ink pad of your choice, a tombow adhesive,and a 3x3 Acrylix block to get you going. All of this for 35.00! That is a 40.00 savings! For the starter kit you will have to contact me directly. My email is at the top. For any of my other specials please just visit my online Close To My Heart website at, www.rebeccakings.myctmh.com

Hope I inspired you today!!

Flirty Card

So Close to my Heart came out with a new how-to book. Sadly we discontinued our other ones, but this one more than makes up for it! It is 7.95 and it has blue prints for layouts and cards This card is from our new book, Make It From Your Heart.

This is the artwork they showed for the pattern I used for this card.
I have the card covering the dimensions because I wanted to show you how
versatile the designs are.

For the card I used Flirty paper from our Spring/Summer catalog. I also used Cotton Candy, New England Ivy, and Goldrush inks. New England Ivy and Goldrush are recommended colors for this paper pack, but Cotton Candy is a color I chose to use to match the exclusive Flirty Raspberry that is in this paper pack. I also used our new pigment inks in New England Ivy and Goldrush to ink edges.

Card and Inks used.

The stamp set I used it called "It's Your Day". This month if you spend 35.00 with me you can get this double stamp set for just 5.00! 

It's Your Day double stamp set.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ribbon Flower...

So I must aplogize for my abscense from the Blog....Life just really got in the way of crafting! I am back now as this is my first night off in awhile to be able to craft!! So I found a really amazing tutorial online on how to create ribbon flowers and I just had to try it with Close to my Heart's new Slate Polka Dot Ribbon!

These were so easy to make! All I did was sew the ribbon into a circle, create a basting stitch around the edge and gather! I also added the button.
If you have any questions just email or comment me!