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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 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!

August Blog Hop Featuring Sarita Paper by CTMH

Welcome to our monthly blog hop by the Damask Divas Close to my Heart team featuring a new paper pack from Close to my Heart each month.  If you got here from Mandy’s post you are in the right place.  You can always start at the beginning by visiting the Damask Divas Blog.

For this month’s Damask Divas blog hop I created two cards.  The first card is one that we were given in a kit with supplies and pre-cut pieces at our recent Close to my Heart annual convention.    Convention attendees receive many new products from the new Idea Book – it is so much fun.  The card is the new spin card by CTMH.  What an easy way to experience the new Sarita paper and the spinner cards.  By the way, convention was a blast and I can’t wait until next year to go again.  We also used the new mini stamp “A True Thank You” to stamp on the spinner circle.  We used two ink pads to stamp the greeting – Lagoon and Gypsy. These stamps are so cute – I love them!

Thank You Card featuring Sarita paper pack - Designs by Close to my Heart

Thank You Card featuring Sarita paper pack – Designs by Close to my Heart

Next I created my own spin card using other designs from the Sarita paper pack.  I used another one of the new mini stamps “Heartfelt Birthday Wish” – the mini stamp fits perfectly on the circle of the spinner card.  I also used the new Aqua Dots embellishments to add some detail and the new Scallop Border Punch.  I used the Lagoon stamp pad to stamp the greeting and ink the edges of the spinner.

Happy Birthday card using the Sarita paper pack and the spinner card pack

Happy Birthday card using the Sarita paper pack and the spinner card pack


Sarita paper pack – Item # X7171B

White Daisy Spin Cards & Envelopes – Item # Z1866

Aqua Dots – Item # Z1853

Stamp: A True Thank You – Item # M1029

Stamp: Heartfelt Birthday Wish – Item # M1033

Scallop Border Punch – Item # Z1851

Stamp Pads: Lagoon – Item # Z2195 and Gypsy – Item # Z2190

Visit my online store at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com to browse the new items available beginning August 1, 2013 including the new “Artbooking” Cricut Cartridge exclusive to Close to my Heart.  If you are interested in becoming a consultant so you can join the fun of convention and being on the Damask Divas CTMH team, contact me through the online store as above.  My contact and social media information is on the store site (all consultants get a free online store when they sign up – what a nice incentive from CTMH).

Next stop on the blog hop is Traci’s blog.  I hope you enjoy hopping through our blogs to see our latest creations!  Come back to the Damask Divas blog hop every month to get even more inspired!

Damask Divas June Hop Later Sk8r and Tommy

Welcome to the Damask Divas June Blog Hop.   If you came here from Sharon’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always start over or from the beginning at the Damask Divas site. This month I made a Fathers’ Day card using Tommy and a scrapbook page featuring my beautiful grand-daughter Annabelle.

I made a double-pocket card for my father-in-law since we always tuck some money in a card for him.  There are a lot of tutorials on the Internet on how to make the pocket cards.  I made a tag with the same paper pack to tuck in the front pocket and the $ will go in the back pocket.  The Tommy papers are so appropriate since he was in the Coast Guard.  I cut the words “smooth sailing” off the strip from one piece of paper.  A simple card but bright and cheery.  It is a standard A2 card at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches.

Front of Fathers' Day card using Tommy paper pack

Front of Fathers’ Day card using Tommy paper pack

Tag in front pocket

Tag in front pocket

Inside with tag out of pocket

Inside with tag out of pocket

This is my favorite photo of Annabelle and I wrote that on my journaling card with the year the photo was taken so I could remember.  I cut 1 1/4″ circles on the Cricut and used the Urban Alphabet stamp set to stamp the letters GIRL POWER under the photo.  I used the pink zipper ribbon to pull out the pink in the shoes and shirt and also used the Cotton Candy ink pad to stamp the letters.

Scrapbook Page using Later Sk8r paper pack

Scrapbook Page using Later Sk8r paper pack

I hope these creations inspire you to make some of your own.  Happy Crafting!

Supply List:

Later Sk8r paper pack – Item # X7167B

Cotton Candy stamp pad – Item # Z2193

Hollyhock Zipper Lace – Item # Z1826

Urban Alphabet Stamp Set – Item # D1507

White paper scraps and ribbon scrap

Tommy paper pack – Item #X7169B


Paper Trimmer – Item # Z1783

Micro Tip Scissors – Item # Z534

Bone Folder – Item # Z1204

Corner Rounder – Item #Z578

ATG adhesive tape gun and a little Liquid Glass (Item # Z679) to seal the ends of the zipper lace.

I used a score board to score the lines on the pocket card.  You can also fold by hand and crease the folds with the bone folder.  There is also a scoring attachment for the paper trimmer (Item # Z1785).

If you want to see all that Close to my Heart has to offer go to my online store at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com.  Thanks for your interest!!

Next, visit Amanda’s blog.  Hope you enjoy all the inspired and inspiring projects our group has to offer this month.

Damask Divas Blog Hop Featuring Chantilly

Welcome to the Damask Divas March blog hop featuring the new paper pack called Chantilly.  If you came here from Amie’s blog, you are in the right place.  If you get lost along the way or just want to return the list of blogs, click here on Damask Divas.

I love this paper pack.  The colors remind me of Spring.  I purchased the CTMH Workshop on the Go for Chantilly cards.  You get the supplies to make 5 each of 3 different birthday cards for a total of 15 cards.  I really needed to have some birthday cards on hand, so I decided to create these cards for the hop.  You just need a few tools, some ink pads and the kit.  I didn’t have the Desert Sand or Sunset inks called for.  I was able to substitute Taffy and Smoothie and it worked just fine.  I think these layouts would look great in other colors.  Be sure to save your kit instructions so you can try other combinations.

Birthday cards from the Chantilly Workshop on the Go Cards

Birthday cards from the Chantilly Workshop on the Go Cards

I hope you are inspired by these cards.  Thanks for stopping by.  Next go to Traci’s blog Papercrafting 101.  Remember to go back to the Damask Divas page to leave comments and participate in the give away sponsored by Shirley Bernal this month. Happy Crafting!  Cydney