Skylark Blog Hop

Welcome to our monthly Damask Divas blog hop.  We are featuring the Skylark paper pack.  If you got here from Brenda’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always start from the beginning by going to the Damask Divas blog where you will find a list of all of the participants and links to their blogs.  I created a few cards.  I just love the paper with the birds and dragonflies  so I cut my paper to highlight those images.  I added some embellishments – wood color ready shapes that compliment the design, washi tape, the zip strip from the edge of the paper, some leaves and bling.  These papers are perfect for Spring and Summer.  The colors are very soothing and peaceful.

Dragonfly - Spread Your Wings

Dragonfly – Spread Your Wings

Skylark - Believe

Skylark – Believe

Blue Bird - Happy Birthday

Blue Bird – Happy Birthday

That beautiful blue bird is part of the paper design not an embellishment! This paper would be great as a scrapbook page background as well.  I hope these cards give you some crafty inspiration.  If you want to purchase Close to my Heart papers and crafty goodness, go to my online store by clicking here, or contact your own consultant.  We are all happy to help you. Next up on the hop is Felica.  Click here to go to see what she has created for your viewing pleasure.  Happy Crafting!

Timberline Blog Hop

Welcome to the Damask Divas blog hop for June featuring the Timberline paper pack.  If you got here from Brenda’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always go back to the Damask Divas blog by clicking here if you want to start at the beginning or view the Damask Divas main blog page.

I could not resist creating a camping themed card with Timberline and the Camper Crazy  stamp set.  Such cute little RVs and camping sayings in that stamp set.  The stars and moon across the top is a zip strip from one of the sheets of paper in the Timberline pack.  The pack includes a wood grain sheet I used for the tree and a variety of outdoor themes and patterns including those I used in the card.  I colored the camper to look like an Air Stream camper and fussy cut it out using my CTMH micro tip scissors.  I “fringed” the bottom strip to look grassy and I “parked” the camper on the grass.

A2 size card using Timberline paper pack

A2 size card using Timberline paper pack

Recipe:

Timberline Paper Pack – Item #X7182B

Camper Crazy Stamp Set – Item #C1578

Art Philosophy Cricut Collection – Item #Z1686 (for the tree trunk and leaves)

White Daisy Card base and envelopes pack – Item #X254

Visit my Close to my Heart online shopping site by clicking here to purchase supplies for this project or contact your own consultant.  Happy Crafting!

Next up on the blog hop is Felicia.  Click here to go to her blog to see her Timberline project.

 

 

Damask Divas Blog Hop Balloon Ride

Welcome to the Damask Divas Blog Hop for May, 2014.  If you got here from Jamie’s post, then you are in the right place.  You can always go to the Damask Divas Group Blog to see the entire list and/or start at the beginning.

This month we are using the Close to my Heart paper pack “Balloon Ride.”  It is one of my favorites.  I have been wanting to make a box card and decided I would give it a go with this paper pack.  Melody Lane made the project available to her followers in Design Space so I was able to use my new Cricut Explore to do the cutting on the box.   I cut the balloons and clouds out by hand.  The rest of the decor is from embellishments I had on hand (La Belle Vie, Picture My Life, etc.).  The sentiment is from the CTMH stamp set “Give a Lift” and it also has cute balloons.  Next time I use this paper pack I will use the balloons in that stamp set too.

Back side folded into A2 size card

Back side folded into A2 size card

Sentiment side folded into A2 card

Sentiment side folded into A2 card

Sentiment side of box card

Sentiment side of box card

Front side of box card with balloons and clouds

Front side of box card with balloons and cloud

Supplies used include:

Balloon Ride Paper Pack = Item # X7180B

Give a Lift Stamp Set = Item # D1581

These items and many more are available from Close to my Heart.  Shop my online store – click here – or shop with your own consultant.  We are all very happy to serve you.

Next on the hop is Kelly.  I hope you enjoy seeing all of our creations using this fun hot air balloon themed paper.  There are several beautiful patterns and colors in this pack.   Happy Crafting!

 

 

Damask Divas Blog Hop Featuring Lollydoodle

Welcome to the March 2014 Damask Divas blog hop featuring the new CTMH paper pack, Lollydoodle.  Such a fun and bright collection of papers.  If you got here from Ronnie’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always start at the Damask Divas blog site if you get lost or want to start at the beginning.

I created a fun Spring mobile using the Lollydoodle paper pack.  I used the CTMH Artiste cartridge to cut the rosettes.  I made two of each pattern so I could turn one or the other side out.  So easy – just cut two for each rosette, glue the two strips together, fold on score lines, fold as directed in the Artiste booklet and glue a circle or flower on the center of both sides to hold it all together.  I cut small flowers out of a scrap of Lollydoodle paper to hold the center of the rosettes.  I then tied them on a cute little bird cage with ribbon I had on hand.  You could use fishing line instead.  I made a double sided paper bird from the Artiste cartridge so I would have a birdie in my little cage.  Cute!  I put the mobile on a hook in the ceiling of my shop and took a photo.  With the door open the mobile moves in the slight breeze.  I am sure I will be making more of these.  I have a stash of the little bird cages.

Mobile using Lollydoodle Paper Pack

Mobile using Lollydoodle Paper Pack

I hope you enjoyed seeing this project.  To buy Close to my Heart supplies from me just visit my online store by clicking here or see your own consultant for ordering.  The item number for the Lollydoodle paper pack is X7183B.  The Artiste CTMH cartridge is Z1790.  Next up on the hop is Kelly.  Click here to go to her blog.  Happy Crafting!

Damask Divas Blog Hop Ivy Lane

Welcome to the Damask Divas blog hop for February 2014 featuring the new Ivy Lane paper pack by Close to my Heart.   If you came here from Brenda’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always start at the beginning or hop around by going to the Damask Divas blog for a list of all participants and links to their blog posts.

I used the new Ivy Lane paper pack to make a Valentine’s Day card and candy set.

Floral Valentine Card

Floral Valentine Card

I made a pretty card with the floral paper, some hearts, the pale pink reverse of the chevron paper and some ribbon I had on hand.   Who would not love to receive such a pretty set?  Well, maybe a guy would not care for it.  That should be my next project – something more masculine for Valentines Day.  You can wrap the chocolates in a variety of patterns for different occasions.  You can also use your CTMH stamps to stamp patterns on address labels and wrap the chocolates with the labels.

Decorated Box of Chocolates

Decorated Box of Chocolates

The pink/red chevron and pale pink paper with faint writing work well together for a Valentine vibe.  I cut 1″ x 3″ strips to cover Hershey nuggets.  Just put a narrow strip of adhesive on each end on the opposite side of the pattern you want to show.  As you can see I alternated mine, but you could use all one color.   I placed a doily and piece of paper in the bottom of the box before filling with the candy.  I cut two of the same flower out of the Ivy Lane floral paper.  I cut the middle out of one.  I layered the one with the resulting hole on the bottom, then the complete one on top.  I then used a pop dot to adhere the middle to the top of the flower to give it dimension.  I also curled the edges of the petals a bit with my fingers.  The word “sweetness” is from the tear strip on the 12 x 12 sheet of paper.  I folded a paper doily I had on hand in half and taped it over the corner.  I then added the flowers, saying and a heart cut out on the Cricut using Artiste.  I cut pages of different size and color hearts for my Valentine projects I am working on, so I just used some of the hearts for this project.  I had the smaller roses and ribbon on hand from another project.  I like to raid my stash when making projects so I can use what I have on hand.  I feel like if I really use everything then I can get more!  I love paper and all things crafty!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects.  You can purchase Close to my Heart supplies and tools online from me at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or from your own consultant.  The Ivy Lane paper pack is item number X7178B.  There is an awesome new Idea Book and Catalog released February 1.  So many wonderful supplies and ideas – something for everyone.  Be sure to check it out!

Next up on the hop is Traci.  Click here to hop on over and see what she has created!  Happy Crafting!

Damask Divas Frosted Blog Hop

Welcome to the Damask Divas December blog hop featuring the Close to my Heart paper pack “Frosted” – perfect for holiday cards.  If you came here from Brenda’s blog you are in the right place.  If you want to start at the beginning or see the entire list of participants visit the Damask Divas blog by clicking here.

I made several cards.  The first two were made with scraps from the third card pictured here.  I used the Colonial White card pack for the base and envelopes.  The patterned paper is Frosted, the solid colors are Champagne and Crystal Blue. I thought these colors complimented each other nicely.  I love the way CTMH papers coordinate so well!

Two rectangles and a square for a simple card with pretty snowflake stamping

Two rectangles and a square for a simple card with pretty snowflake stamping

Same design - two rectangles and a square with snowflake stamping.  I added a little silver shimmer tape to give it some bling with the neutral colors.

Same design – two rectangles and a square with snowflake stamping. I added a little silver shimmer trim to give it some bling with the neutral colors.

The main card design has more details with the addition of a sparkly snowflake, ribbon and a banner.  I continued the snowflake theme with the stamping.  I thought the Peace sentiment went with the peaceful theme of the card.

Sparkly snowflake card.

Sparkly snowflake card

The snowflake was cut at 2″ using the Art Philosophy CTMH Cricut cartridge (item #Z1686).  The banner was cut at 2-1/2″ using the same cartridge.   To purchase CTMH supplies visit my online shop at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or your consultant’s site if you have one already.

Recipe:

Larger snowflake stamp – Item # M1031

Peace stamp is from Stamp of the Month for October – Scandinavian Wishes, Item #S1310

Small snowflakes stamp is from Polar Bear Holiday, Item #C1557

Frosted Paper Pack, Item # X7175B

Colonial White Value Pack Cards and Envelopes, Item #X1410

Crystal Blue Paper Pack, Item #1292

Champagne Paper Pack, Item #X5931

Silver Shimmer Trim, Item #Z1799

I used Crystal glitter glue and ribbon I had on hand.

The Peace card includes Champagne paper cut at 3-3/4″ by 5″, Frosted cut at 3-1/4″ by 4-1/2″.  The ribbon is cut at 6″ long.  The other two cards have rectangles cut at 2-1/2″ by 2″ and a 2″ square.  I didn’t include a photo, but I stamped the inside sentiment on a 3″ by 1-1/4″ colonial white paper and used adhesive to place inside the card.  This saves paper so you don’t accidentally ruin the inside of the card with a stamping “oops” and that does happen to me occasionally no matter how careful I am!  I used the stamp set Yuletide Greetings, Item # D1553 and it says, “Wishing you a holiday season that sparkles and shines.”

I hope you are inspired by my cards!  Your next stop is Lilian’s blog – click here.  Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays to you!

Damask Divas Blog Hop with Huntington Paper Pack

Welcome to the November Damask Divas blog hop.  This  month we are featuring the Huntington paper pack from Close to my Heart.  If you got here from Traci’s blog you are in the right place.  If you want to start from the beginning or see the list of all participating CTMH Damask Divas bloggers, click here to go to the Damask Divas blog.

This paper is perfect for Autumn memories so I made a single page layout using photos that my sister and her family posted on Facebook.  My great-niece took her first trip to the pumpkin patch with my niece and then spent some time with her grandparents (my sister and brother-in-law).  They live in Florida so they don’t have the autumn chill to deal with but they still have pumpkins!  My brother-in-law, Danny, did an awesome job on the pumpkin carving and the photo of the lit pumpkin adds just a touch of spooky!

Autumn Memories

Autumn Memories

The papers are all from the Huntington pack except the pumpkins and words I added.  I used the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge for the words and the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for the ovals in the paper pumpkin (oval3). I had the words and ovals on hand since I cut a lot to use on cards and tags.  I added some ink to the wooden arbor shapes.  The saying “A Harvest of Memories” is a zip strip from another pack (can’t remember which one – I save them all and use them when I need to add a little something).

If you are interested in browsing or buying on my CTMH website click here or go to http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or visit your own consultant’s site if you have one.  Any of us are happy to be your consultant and help you to create your own memories!  Happy Crafting!

Next on the hop is Amanda’s blog.  Click here to go to her page and see what she has created with this beautiful paper pack!

Sparkle and Shine Blog Hop

Welcome to the Damask Divas Blog Hop featuring the Sparkle and Shine paper pack from the just released “Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide” – items from this special supplement to the current Idea Book can be ordered October 15 through December 31.  Some items will only be available while supplies last, so get your holiday crafting goodies early.  You can get starred items for free with every $100 order (can be combined with orders from the current Idea Book).  Shop with me online at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or with your own consultant.

Holidays from the Heart

Holidays from the Heart

If you got here from  PaperCrafting101 you are in the right place.  If you want to start at the beginning click here to go to the Damask Diva’s Blog.

I made a group of greeting cards with the Sparkle and Shine paper pack and some CTMH embellishments.  I just cut various size paper pieces and arranged them on A2 card bases (5 1/2″ by 4 1/2″), except one I made into a 4″ by 4″ card.  I then added various kinds of bling and sayings to each card.

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Here is a photo of the group of cards.   The second card from the top left is a 4″ by 4″ card.

sparkle and shine group

The recipes for these cards include:

Sparkle and Shine paper pack $9.95 – Item # X7176B (Holidays From The Heart)

All others from current Idea Book:

Merry and Bright Stamp Set $13.95 – Item # C1510

Shimmer Trim – $4.95; Red Item # Z1848 and Silver Item # Z1799

Cranberry Stamp Pad $5.25 – Item # Z2116

Black Stamp Pad $5.25 – Item # Z2105

Packs of 50 Card Bases and Envelopes $14.95;  Colonial White Item # X1410, White Daisy Item # X254

Mini Medley Accents Ruby Collection $5.95 Item # Z1861 (sparkle buttons, corduroy buttons, metallic twine).

The poinsettia brad was from a retired packet of embellishments.  The mini medley ruby assortment (above) does come with two cute corduroy flowers you could use in place of it.

I hope these cards inspire you to make your own!  Next on our hop is Jamie at CreativeRN.  Happy Crafting!

Damask Divas Blog Hop Laughing Lola Paper

Welcome to the Damask Divas October Blog Hop featuring the Laughing Lola Paper Pack!  If you got here from Shirley’s page you are in the right place.  You can always return to the Damask Diva’s Blog to start from the beginning.

Here is my display board for the Laughing Lola paper pack.  I really love the bright colored papers included in this pack.  Some colors are exclusive to this paper pack.

Display board featuring the Laughing Lola paper pack.

Display board featuring the Laughing Lola paper pack.

I also created a scrap book page using the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  You can only get this cartridge from Close to my Heart.  I love the way the layouts are themed and one key contains all of the elements of the page.  Each cut is proportional when you set the size according to the instructions on the page.  I left the setting at 11″ for the words, border and bow.  Could not be easier to make a coordinated themed page.  If you are interested in ordering Artbooking you can order from me online at my Close to my Heart page at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or from your own consultant.

My great-niece Jayden at six months.  I adore her!

My great-niece Jayden at six months. I adore her!

Next visit Tracey’s blog page.  I hope we have inspired you to make beautiful creations of your own!  Happy Crafting!

Damask Divas Blog Hop Pro Player

Welcome to the Damask Divas September Blog Hop featuring the Pro Player paper pack.  If you got to my blog from Amanda’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always return to the Damask Divas blog to start at the beginning or if you get lost along the way.  I hope you enjoy hopping around our blogs to see our creations!

I created a greeting card using the Pro Player papers and embellishment assortment.  I also used the new My Acrylix stamp set “Tech Speak” to add even more interest to the design.

Fun card using Pro Player papers and embellishments.

Fun card using Pro Player papers and embellishments.

The recipe for the card includes:

Pro Player Paper Pack – Item # X7172B

Tech Speak My Acrylix Stamp Set – Item # C1566

Pro Player Assortment – Item # Z1879

Colonial White Card Base – Pack of cards and envelopes Item # X1410

Scraps of Slate paper

Black Stamp Pad – Item # Z2105

2″ x 2″ Acrylic Block – Item # Y1003

I hope this inspires you to make your own Pro Player greeting card.  It can be used for any occasion by stamping the appropriate greeting inside.   Visit my online CTMH store at this link to order Close to my Heart products and have them shipped to your home.

Next on our hop is Tracey’s blog.  Be sure to leave comments for our group.  We love to hear what you think about our creations.  Happy Crafting!