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Purrfect Birthday!


 

I so love this large kitty background stamp featured in the Cattitude Stamp Set. If you have yet to add this set to your collection, it is on sale this month for only $12.25!  (The sale price will be reflected in your cart)  Just because it is a line drawn stamp set, does not mean that you have to color every image.  I chose to stamp the large image on a bright colored Picture My Life card from the Party Time Collection.



The large background stamp was stamped in black pigment ink and heat embossed in clear.  I added a banner and inked my sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed in white.  A black frame from the Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts finishes off the card. 



My inside sentiment is from the On Your Birthday stamp set, which is also on sale for $12.25 this month! A 3/4" strip was cut from the same background image for the inside of the card.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1953 Cattitude Stamp Set
D1960 On Your Birthday Stamp Set
CC2220 Party Time Picture My Life Cards
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6047 Black Cardstock
Z8000 Black Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z2068 White Embossing Powder
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
Banner Die-MFT


I have entered my card in the following challenges:

As You Like It-Embossing or Stenciling (Embossing for me, love the added texture!)
Cardz TV-Anything Goes
Crafty Catz-Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations-Birthdays
Simon Says Stamp-Happy Birthday
SUYP-Anything Goes 
Unicorn Challenge-Include an Animal

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't miss out on the Stamp-tacular Sale, almost ALL stamps are on SALE!


Folk Art Greetings


 Adulting has gotten in the way of my crafting this week!  I say we bring back blanket forts and coloring....though I might have to replace my crayons with Copics!  I only had limited time to craft today, but the day is so much better when I can take at least a few minutes to create!  This card is certainly clean and simple, but it lets the gingham print shine! My card is based on the sketch challenge at Fusion Cards Challenge-



I have a slight obession with hoarding gingham paper.  I have it in almost all colors!  It is one of my favorite prints.  This print in Sundance is from the Daisy Meadows Paper Collection.  My sentiment is from the April Stamp of the Month, Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings.



You can add this cute set to a qualifying order for only $5 during the month of April.  VIP members can earn the set for free!  Plus, almost all stamps are sale during the month of April!  You can view all of the Stamp-tacular Savings here!



All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

S2104 Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings Stamp Set
X7266B Daisy Meadows Paper Pack
X7266C Daisy Meadows Coordinating Cardstock Pack
Z6521 Sundance Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Stitched Panel Die-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter-With a Sentiment
The Rainbow Card Challenge-Delightful Daffodil

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch #415


 So often, super simple creates the best cards!  We have a new sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  You are welcome to dress it up or down, as long as we can see the sketch design in your creation.  Here is the original sketch design-




To create my card, I started with a bold confetti print from the Party Time Paper Collection. I matted my paper in Lagoon cardstock.  This cardstock is from the retired Blue Skies Collection.  I just love the one on tone embossed look.  You could easily replicate this by clear embossing onto regular Lagoon cardstock.



I used my block letter dies to cut my letters from the same cardstock.  They were applied with 3-D foam dots for added dimension.  A layered balloon die follows the sketch and carries along the birthday theme. I finished out the inside with a sentiment from the On Your Birthday stamp set.  This great set is currently on sale for only $12.25!


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1960 On Your Birthday Stamp Set
X8016B Party Time Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Blue Skies Lagoon Cardstock-Retired
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3386 Block Alphabet Thin Cuts
Z4159 Block Number Thin Cuts
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
Balloon Bouquet Die-MFT
Stitched Panel Die-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Cardz TV-Anything Goes
Get Creative-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Happy Birthday
Use Your Stuff-Mood Board

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and check out the Stamp-tacular Sale!

Better with Age...


I am normally a many layers type card maker, but sometimes simplicity totally works!  It definitely works well for cards that are going in the mail!  This card is about as close to a one layer card as I get. I started with a Party Time Picture My Life card, which I cut down to card size and matted with Lagoon cardstock.  The original card, said Celebration in a banner strip over the present....which really did not work for me.  I added a Birthday Wishes sticker to change out the sentiment.  This card features a little humor from the On Your Birthday stamp set.


The birthday sentiment carries over to the inside of the card.  I save pretty much all of my paper scraps!  They are the perfect addition to add to the inside of cards.




 All supplies by Close To My Heart:

D1960 On Your Birthday Stamp Set (Currently on sale for $12.25)
X8016S Party Time Paper Pack w/Sticker Sheet
X8016C Party Time Coordinating Cardstock Pack
CC2220 Party Time Picture My Life Cards
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
Festive Friday-Green, Blue, Clean & Simple

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and check out the Stamp-tacular Sale!

PartyTime!


 I so love the Party Time papers!  The ability to switch back and forth from feminine to masculine in the same paper pack is genius!  I am currently working on building up my birthday card stash, and this paper pack is residing on my desk!  This super cute card is based on the sketch challenge at MFT-


Raspberry cardstock is one of my favorite colors!  It is a super bright, yet deep pink...yet all my photos make it look red! My card is created with layers of Raspberry & Lagoon cardstock, my photography skills are just lacking in showing the true colors!  The candles are from the Party Time sticker sheets and are popped up with 3-D foam dots for added dimension. 



 My sentiment is from the On Your Birthday stamp set.  Speaking of stamps, all stamps are currently on sale!  "D" size stamp sets are currently on sale for only $12.25!  Now is a great time to add to your collection.  Here is a look at the complete set-


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1960 On Your Birthday Stamp Set
X8016S Party Time Paper Packet w/Sticker Sheet
X8016C Party Time Coordinating Cardstock Pack
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2812 Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Stitched Rectangle Dies-Simon Says Stamp
Stitched Banner Die-MFT
Z3342 3-D Foam Dots


I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Catz-Anything Goes w/optional color twist
Crafty Hazelnut's Pattern Paper-Anything Goes
Heart 2 Heart-What's Your Angle
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Layer It
Simply Create Too-Stitching

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and check out the Stamp-tacular Sale!  You can view all the sale items here!

Cherry Blossoms


These are my two favorite sets out of the March/April catalog!  Cherry Blossoms & Just a Note.  You can pick them both up during the Stamp-tacular Sale at an awesome price!

The Just a Note set is on sale for only $5.00.  Now is a great time to add this set to your collection!



The Cherry Blossoms set is on sale for only $9.50!  You can view the full selection of sale items here.




 Thanks so much for stopping by!