Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tickled Pink flamingo 1 page layout

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What a GREAT time we had this week, as I hosted an ALL DAY crop & showcased the NEW Seasonal Expression 2 mini-book, and all the fabulous items. 

Have you seen these gorgeous new products? If not, you’ll view a bunch of them in today’s post. Smile 

Here’s a look at a few of the NEW goodies from CTMH….
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THREE new paper packs (Florence, Magical & Calypso), dozens of stamp sets, 4 sets of NEW “Thin Cuts”,  2 NEW “Cut Above” card kits (with foil images!), 3 waterbrushes, many NEW embellishments….and the list goes on! Smile 

It was a rainy day, so it was nice we could be inside & craft away! Smile 
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As part of my “thank you” for joining me this day, I had a FREE “Make n Take” that could be created anytime throughout the day.  What fun!! 

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Here is the layout we created…
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Of course, everyone’s layout was a bit different - depending on what side of the paper they used, or if they chose to use another 4x3 PML card in place of the yellow striped one shown in this photo….THAT is the FUN in creating your own items!!
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We used the Calypso paper pack, Scrapbook Queen stamp set, Tickled Pink stamp set, Tickeled Pink thin cuts, Calypso washi tape & sequins. 

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Thanks for stopping by…and make sure to get your OWN copy of the NEW Seasonal Expression 2 mini-book with your next CTMH order. Smile  You can receive this SE2 mini-book for FREE with any size order on my website!

Blessings to you for a beautiful day!!
Krista Hershberger J
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

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The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!
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Friday, May 13, 2016

Happy Times–10 card workshop & Card holder

I’m SO EXCITED to be able to offer you my “Happy Times” 10 Card Workshop, complete with a Card Holder!! Smile 
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I have TWO classes scheduled for those that are local on Tuesday, May 31st. 
I’ll have a daytime class (1pm) and an evening class (7pm) only request is that I would have a minimum of 4 people in attendance to hold them at these times. 
So SPREAD the word, invite your friends & make it a girls day/night creative outing of fun, laughter & fellowship. Smile  

You can learn more about the CLASS details at my special FACEBOOK EVENT - click this link to access this information.

If you can't attend the class, I have also made up kits for this Card set & holder too!! 

Let’s check out the details….

IN this card workshop, I used the Happy To Be Friends stamp set, the Happy Times stamp set & the Happy Times papers to create 10 cards (2 of each design) AND a card holder.  
This set of cards is perfect for an all occasions and the 3D foam tape gives them a little dimension to make them more FUN! J  

The Happy Times items are ONLY available during May 2016, so you’ll want to make sure to join me at class OR get a kit of your own to create these BEAUTIFUL cards! Smile 

The BASIC "Happy Times" card kit is $20 and includes the following:

©      Pre-cut Cardstock and Happy Times Paper  ready to go to create your cards & holder
©      3 yds. of Fern Twine
©      ½ yd. of gold shimmer trim
©      1 sheet of gold sequins (you will have extra)
©      a set of Pink enamel gems (you will have extra)
©      Step-by-step instruction guide (will be emailed to you prior to class OR with purchase of kit)

Items that can be added to the BASIC kit above…
Ø  Add $10 to the kit above, and receive the Happy To Be Friends stamp set (retail $13.95) for a total of $30!  That's a $3.95 savings for adding this stamp set to the BASIC KIT.  With the variety of sentiments, you'll use this stamp again and again. J 
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Ø  Add an additional $7 and I will pre-stamp your flowers & leaves for you. (this does not include the stamped sentiments)

Ø  Any of the above kits can be shipped to you for an additional $6.

*****PLEASE NOTE*****
Any of these options can be combined with the BASIC KIT above.

Other supplies you may want to add to your order to complete this project:
©      3D foam tape (thin & regular ---$5.95 each)
©      Ink Pads: Pomegranate, Pixie, Canary, Fern, Juniper, Whisper & Slate ($6.95 each) (I will have mine inks available to use in class)
©      Metallic Markers (set of 2, gold & silver ---$4.95 for the set)
©      M1138 Congrats mini stamp set ---$2.95 (Optional ….or any other sentiment stamp of your choice)

©      CC1064 Happy Times stamp set ---ONLY available in May 2016 ---$17.95 (Optional….or use any other flower stamp set of your choice)
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©      Scoring Tool/board
©      Make It From Your Heart, vol 2 How-to-book (Optional….4 card patterns are shown in this book ---$7.95)
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You will make 10 cards total (5 cards each of 2 designs) PLUS a card holder that holds all 10 cards! 

So, let’s take a peek at what these card designs & card holder are all about!  For the first FOUR card designs, I used our FABULOUS How-To-Book….the card sketches are in this book & got my brain started as I started creating. Smile 

CARD 1 – Pattern #19 in the Make It From Your Heart (MIFYH), vol 2.

I used the gold metallic marker to draw around the edges of my stamped image…doesn’t it look a bit green?  It really draws out the fern color in this paper pack.
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CARD 2 – Pattern #23 in the Make It From Your Heart (MIFYH), vol 2.

This card uses the subtle colors of this paper collection.  This is my favorite card of the bunch. Smile 
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CARD 3 - Pattern #28 in the Make It From Your Heart (MIFYH), vol 2.  

Using zip strips is a treat – and we use a bunch of them in this workshop!  The yellow dots are a zip strip from the top of the included papers!
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CARD 4 -Pattern #30 in the Make It From Your Heart (MIFYH), vol 2.  

The Happy Times stamp set is a beauty, and I wanted to showcase more of the stamp set than just the large flowers…hence this card creation.
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CARD 5….you may have seen this card design recently….it seems to be all the rage at the moment! Smile  I wanted to give it a try, so after googling it online, and tweeking the size & score lines to fit my card, I came up with this card.
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Here is the card holder that will hold ALL 10 cards and it is really easy to crate!  You could make this a set of cards & holder for yourself, and why not create another one to give away as a gift! 
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My friend & fellow Spa Girl Jaime, created a card holder similiar to this…Her holder held 8 cards, and I needed mine for 10 Smile….so to the drawing board I went to create a folder that held all 10 cards!

You can see the inside here, just a piece of our striped gold foil paper on the inside pocket, and then we tie the holder closed with a piece of our beautiful Fern Twine.  
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I have created a Facebook EVENT that is designated just for this class and kit.  CLICK HERE to access that page, and stay up to date with all the details.

PLEASE NOTE - When attending my in-home workshop
you do not need to pre-purchase your kit.  You WILL NEED to bring along your own adhesive to use to complete this project. Please bring adhesive - different types of adhesive may be helpful for the different textures we will be gluing. (3D foam tape, tape runner, liquid glass, glue dots, etc.)

The "add to cart" buttons below, or for those that need their kits shipped to them OR will pick them up locally. 

Please let me know of any questions you may have! 

Card Kit Options

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If you have any other questions, please contact me…I would be happy to help. Smile There are a limited supply of kits – so it will be first come first serve.  Thanks so much & happy creating!!  

Blessings to each of you!!
Krista Hershberger J
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

clip_image002Celebrating 9 1/2 years with Close To My Heart!
The perfect place for ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs!
 2016-5 may specials lagoon colored MY INFO with hearts PicMonkey Collage

Monday, May 9, 2016

Joyful Stars Blog Hop–Cut Above cards

Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!

We're excited to share our creativity with you using PRODUCTS from Close To My Heart!!

Come on in and see what BEAUTIFUL projects my fellow consultants have creating using the AMAZING products from Close To My Heart!!

 This blog hop is easy to do…just click on the link at the end of the post to go to the next creation!!  If you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to see the list of this month’s hoppers! 

If you have arrived from Andrea's blog you are right on track.

Today I wanted to share one of my FAVORITE new items from Close To My Heart!! 

Did you know that we have an entire line of “Cut Above” card kits?  Cut Above card kits are the PERFECT addition to have on hand to create beautiful cards in a very SHORT amount of time!

Take a look... J

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These cards took me about 5 minutes to create, and while they are simple – they turned out beautiful!  

cut above - fiestaThis first card, I used the Z3222 Fiesta Card Kit.  This kit includes 10 card bases, in the mint & silver foil striped design!  Plus you get 10 envelopes & the circle die-cuts & mats – all for just $10.95!

I added shimmer trim & a few silver sequins to complete the card.  I love the new “Congrats” M-size stamp set – and I know I will be using this a LOT as we approach the graduation season. Smile 

Here’s a close up of the 2nd card….
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I used the Z32223 Jubilee Card Kit (10 card bases with pink bases & gold foil dots & die cut shapes). 

I also used Gold sequins, and gold shimmer trim AND I pulled in some scraps from the MAY special at Close To My Heart – the Happy Times paper pack.  This paper pack is $14.95 OR get this EXCLUSIVE 14 sheets of paper for FREE with every $60 purchase you make in May 2016 at CTMH!! (contact your consultant for details or click here for more info)

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Another NEW favorite mini-stamp set is the “Bitty Birthday” stamp.  It includes the “happy birthday” sentiment you see above, as well as a “Birthday Wishes” sentiment too….all for just $2.95!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you were inspired to check out these FABULOUS “Cut Above” card kits at Close To My Heart!  I can’t WAIT to see how you will use these beautiful card bases to create artwork of your own! J


Now it’s time to Hop on over to my fellow consultant and check out Betty's  blog and see what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us! J 

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J