Friday, September 11, 2020

Smile Birthday Card

Yay...Challenge Completed!

I wanted to make a card with each of Close To My Heart's 4 New Background Thin Cuts & I did it!

 For this Birthday Card, I used Close To My Heart Patterned Papers & Cardstock with CTMH's Floral Background Thin Cut.

I used MFT's Stitched Oval Dies.

I used the following CTMH Stamp Sets: You Brighten My Day (smile), Birthday Greetings (It's Your Birthday), October Stamp of the Month - With All My Love (sending love & happy birthday) & Stitch Wonder for the stamped stitches.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Heart Tree Christmas Card

I wanted to make a card with all the heart cut outs from the card that I posted yesterday (Bumble Bee Birthday Card with heart background).

So, I used the hearts to make fun trees and turned it into a winter themed Christmas Card.

I used Close To My Heart's Patterned Paper & Cardstock with CTMH's Stitched Lattice Background Thin Cut.

I also used MFT's Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Dies.

I used CTMH's Love With All the Trimmings Stamp Set for the front sentiment and the inside sentiment was from CTMH's D1512 Christmas Stamp Set (it's an old set with no name on the envelope).

Wednesday, September 9, 2020


I love how this Bee Themed Birthday Card came together.

I couldn't find an appropriate "Bee" themed sentiment for the front of my card, so I made it on my computer. Funny enough, the font that I used is called Bumble Bee.

I used Close To My Heart's Patterned Papers & Cardstock with CTMH's Hearts Background Thin Cut.

I also used MFT's Stitched Rectangle Die and a Miscellaneous Daisy Die & a Stitched Banner Die.

I used CTMH's Bumble Bee Stamp & Die with Copic Markers Y18 & 110.

For the inside sentiment, I used CTMH's Curly Sentiments Stamp Set & Stampin' Up's Touches of Texture Stamp Set for the inside small bumble bee.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Thinking of You Free Make 'n' Take Card

 Thinking of You Card
Free Make 'n' Take at my
Backyard Stamping Gathering
Thursday, September 10, 2020
4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Trevor will be serving Hot Apple Cider and maintaining the bon fire for us during this Covid Friendly Event.

For those of you attending, please bring your own tape, glue pen & scissors...less sharing of tools equals less sharing of possible bad germs.

For my card, everything will be cut out for you and stamped out as well, all you will be doing is putting the card together.

My goal for this card was to keep it simple and only use one stamp set.

Yay Me! I accomplished that goal and I love how it turned out.

I used Close To My Heart's Cardstock with one of CTMH's New Background Thin Cuts - Olive Branches. I also used MFT's Stitched Oval Die for the front sentiment.

For the inside of the card, I used the same background thin cut and just cut away what I didn't want.

I used CTMH's Treasured Memories Stamp Set.

Close To My Heart's Background dies are exactly 4.25 x 5.5 in size; which is a perfect fit for the front of the card.

In order for the die cut to fit on the inside of the card, I had to make my card base a smidge bigger in order for the die cut to fit with the crease from the fold on the inside of the card.

My card base is actually 4.375 X 5.563.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Thinking of You Motion Card

This Thinking of You Card was my first attempt at making a "Motion" Card. Funny thing though...I never got to see it in motion because my concussion symptoms did not like it every time that I tried to see if it worked.

So, I had to trust my husband that the card worked the way it was supposed to. Then when my girlfriends came by to sign the card, they reassured me that it was working the way it was supposed to.

When you move the black piece of paper with the dragonflies on it back & forth behind the black striped piece of acetate, it makes the dragonflies look like they are moving.

There was around a dozen of us signing this card for our friend whose dad passed away, so that is why I made both sides of the inside of this card "pretty".

I absolutely loved how this card turned out. It looks so much better in person because I couldn't get the gold foil paper to scan or photograph nicely.

I used Close To My Heart's White Daisy & Black Cardstocks, CTMH Gold Foil Heart Patterned Paper & CTMH's Gold Foil Paper.

I used CTMH's Animation (Motion) Sheet & Your Next Stamp's Black Enamel Dots.

I used CTMH's Border Tab Thin Cut, CTMH's Stitched Heart Thin Cuts, Sizzix Grand Labels Twenty-Three Die, MFT's Stitched Rectangle Die, Jaded Blossom's Border Die and My Creative Time's Stitched Banner Dies.

All the Stamp Sets that I used on this card were from CTMH: Border Tab (pull here), Animated Butterfly Kisses (dragonfly), So Many Smiles (Thinking of You), Words of Comfort (inside sentiment).

Our friend loved the card.