Tag Archive | Greeting Card

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!

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

Recipes:

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

Tools:

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.

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!

Blog Hop featuring the Dream Pop Paper Pack by CTMH

The Dream Pop paper pack is only available to customers in May so get this wonderful paper pack while supplies last.  It is an awesome pack of paper that you will love.  Just $10 with a $35 purchase and it includes 12 printed papers and 12 solid papers.  The solid papers have a raised clear design on them that is new and exciting.  You have to see it for yourself!  The Damask Divas CTMH team decided to have an extra May blog hop just to celebrate this paper pack.  You can find the Damask Divas main blog here.

Dream Pop paper pack

Dream Pop paper pack

If you got here from Roberta’s blog you are in the right place!

I created a cute card to inspire you.  I love the pink elephants!  I had a rub on that says “remember when…” in my stash and since elephants never forget, it was a perfect theme for the card.  I used the Artiste cartridge and the card on page 58 cut at 8″.  I put the reverse of the pink elephant on the inside to show through the window.  I also put another piece of that on the back inside of the card to write a message about what is being remembered.  I also added the cut strip from the floral page to make a border on the front of the card.

Dream Pop Card - front

Dream Pop Card – front

Here is the inside front that shows through the window…

Inside front of card that shows through the window

Inside front of card that shows through the window

And here is the back of the inside of the card where writing can be added to the card.

Inside back of card where a note can be added - what was remembered?

Inside back of card where a note can be added – what was remembered?

I hope this inspires you!  If you want to purchase from me or just see what Close to my Heart has to offer go to my online store at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com.

Next, click to visit Teri’s blog to see her Dream Pop creation.  Happy Crafting!

Damask Divas May Blog Hop with CTMH Claire paper

Welcome to our May blog hop featuring the Claire paper pack from Close to my Heart.  I am also hosting the give away this month so be sure to leave a comment on the Damask Divas site for a chance to win the March Stamp of the Month – Floral Happiness.  If you arrived to my blog from Teri Hanson’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always return to Damask Divas if you get lost or if you want to start from the beginning.

I used the pretty chevron pattern in the Claire packet and the Floral Happiness stamp set to create a large Thank You card for a group of coworkers who gave me gifts to celebrate my recent retirement.  It is for the management team as a group so I thought this 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 size would be great.  I used the Thanks stamp to add the greeting.  I cut the chevron paper to size and used my ATG adhesive tool to glue it down to the card base.  I stamped the Thanks stamp on colonial white card stock and glued that in the center.

Thank You card using Claire paper - chevron pattern

Thank You card using Claire paper – chevron pattern

Here is a close up of the larger rose in the upper left corner of the card.  I used the Smoothie ink pad for the flowers and the Topiary ink pad for the leaves.  I did second generation stamping on the bottom layer (ink the stamp then stamp once on scrap paper, then stamp again on your card paper to get the lighter tone).  The top layer is first generation right from the ink pad.  I stamped the flowers and leaves then cut them out and glued them to the card.  After that I put some light colored glitter glue on the darker areas of the flowers and leaves to give it some sparkle but let the color show through.

Flower close up

Flower close up

I like the simple elegance of this card and I hope you do too.

The main supplies include:

Claire Paper Pack Item # X7166B

Floral Happiness Stamp of the Month Item #S1303

Thanks Stamp Item #A1125

Smoothie Stamp Pad Item #Z2196

Topiary Stamp Pad Item #Z2155

Colonial White cardstock Item #1388

Stardust Glitter Gel Item #Z1313

If you would like to purchase Close to my Heart supplies from me or get more information about what CTMH has to offer, visit my online store at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com.

Your next stop in the blog hop is with Jeannie Resnick.  Don’t forget to enter a comment on the Damask Divas site to have a chance to win the Floral Happiness stamp set. We Damask Divas love your comments on our blogs!  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