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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!

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!

May Stamp of the Month – Close to my Heart

The May Stamp of the Month features some really cute pinwheels.  Just $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase or purchase at retail during May only.

May Stamp of the Month

May Stamp of the Month

Here is a card I made for my husband’s friend who is retiring.  He is retired military so I used a red, white, blue and gold theme.  It is on an 8.5 x 11 white piece of card stock folded in half so the pinwheels would fit nicely.

Pinwheels Card

Pinwheels Card

I hope this inspires you to make some pinwheels of your own.  The stamp set coordinates with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge exclusive to Close to my Heart and the cuts include the  middle hole in the pinwheel, or you can just stamp and cut around the images and put holes in the middles.

If you are interested in seeing what Close to my Heart has to offer, visit my online store at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com.  Happy Crafting!

Color Dare Challenge #37 Juniper CTMH Paper

I needed a Thank You card for a co-worker who gave me a beautiful flower arrangement for my retirement.  I decided to give it a go for the Color Dare Challenge and use Juniper as the primary color for my card.

And here is the card I made.  I embossed the Juniper paper and layered it onto a neutral tan and the card base is Colonial White.  The covered button is from the Chantilly assortment.  I have not used Juniper for other projects but find I really like how this came to together.  I hope you are inspired by this color too!  Happy Crafting!

Juniper Thank You Card

Here is the Color Dare Blog link for Challenge #37 and the inspiration photo:

Color Dare #37