Thursday, October 20, 2016
I've got two rounds of my Christmas Card Marathon Workshop coming up next week--one on Tuesday, Oct. 25th, and a second on Thursday, Oct. 27th. For card marathons, we make 20 cards in one night. . .four each of five different designs. These are the designs I've picked out for this round. Cost for the class is a $25 minimum order. If you're interested in this workshop but can't make it on either of these dates, let me know. I may consider repeating this class again in November.
Friday, October 14, 2016
If you're starting to feel the itch to make some beautiful Christmas cards or other projects, take a look at our October Stamp of the Month, Yuletide Joy. Check out these cool intricate designs! You can stamp them in a solid color, emboss them, or stamp them in black and color in the design with markers or pencils. I decided to go all out in red and gold for these cards, and I hope you enjoy the ideas. I combined gold embossing with our Gold Shimmer Trim and Cranberry red cardstock. I even snuck in some of that beautiful gold-dotted vellum paper from the Rustic paper pack.
If you'd like to get your hands on this stamp set, visit my website at http://christina.ctmh.com to order. As always, you can get it for only $5 with a $50 purchase or buy it at the regular retail price of $17.95.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Swan Lake is a fun paper pack with colors that will work wonderfully with a variety of photos. There are hints of autumn in the paper pack, but I find that it's a great year-round collection. I've designed a 10-page (five two-page layout) workshop with the Swan Lake Paper Pack and Accessories. If you purchase the items for this project from me (in person or through my website), I will e-mail you the cutting files for these layouts. You can order all of the supplies on my website at christina.closetomyheart.com.
Here's what you will need:
X7212B Swan Lake Paper Packet, $9.95
X7212D Swan Lake Coordinating Cardstock, $9.95
X7212C Swan Lake Complements, $6.95
Z2012 Gold Assortment Sequins, $2.95
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trimmer, $4.95
Eight sheets 12 x 12 White Cardstock--1385, $9.50 (this item is optional--not required to receive the cutting guide)
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time for another CARD MARATHON!! Join me Thursday, September 22nd, 6 p.m. for my Fall Card Marathon. We will make 20 cards in one night--four each of five different designs. These cards are designed to be versatile--you're welcome to switch out the message on the cards to anything you need (thank you, birthday, sympathy, etc.). Cost for the workshop is a $25 minimum order. Sign up NOW!! Here are the cards that I have lined up for the evening:
|Here's a really simple card featuring the floral paper from the Swan Lake paper pack and the woodgrain paper from the Rustic paper pack. . .I love them mixed together!|
|I think this card will work for all kinds of occasions--birthday, wedding, anniversary, retirement, etc. I'll let you select whatever word stamp you want for the front of the card.|
|The reason I'm showing you two cards here is because I'm going to put out a variety of background papers that you can choose from. So, you may actually go home with four different backgrounds with the same card design.|
|Since it is my "Fall Card Marathon," I thought I'd include at least one card that has a fall vibe. You can put whatever message on it, and you could sub a flower for the pumpkin if you really didn't want it to have that fall look.|
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
We have a GORGEOUS Stamp of the Month for September! There are phrases and images in this set that you can use all year long--not just in the fall. I've seen some beautiful random stamping done with the leaves, so it's not all about pumpkins! But, then again, pumpkins are pretty, so I had to make a couple of cards with the pumpkins! You can purchase this stamp set for only $5 with a $50 purchase this month or buy it at the retail price of $17.95. . .but it's only available in September!
Friday, September 2, 2016
I'm delighted to introduce my newest scrapbook/card kit featuring the Jeepers Creepers paper and accessories. For the FIRST time, I have designed a complete cutting and instruction guide for you to create these six layout pages and nine cards. . .and I will e-mail the cutting guide to you FREE if you purchase the supplies through my website, christina.closetomyheart.com
The Jeepers Creepers Complements have these oh-so-cool black glitter letters and images. I absolutely LOVE them, and they really pop on the layout. I don't think this really shows in my photos, but it looks awesome in real life.
To create these three layouts and nine cards, you'll need:
- X7211B Jeepers Creepers Paper Packet, $9.95
- X7211D Jeepers Creepers Coordinating Cardstock, $9.95
- X7211C Jeepers Creepers Complements, $6.95
- Z4009 Jeepers Creepers Assortment, $3.95
- Z3259 Hello/Thanks Thin Cuts, $11.95 (this is optional if you want to do the cards)--you need a die-cut machine such as a Cuttlebug to use the die cuts.
- Four sheets of 12 x 12 white cardstock (you can use your own stash or order our White Daisy 24-pack, #1385, for $9.50)
- Nine white card bases (you can use some from your stash or purchase the White Value Pack, X254, of cards and envelopes for $14.95. You'll get 50 cards and envelopes, so that should last you a while).
To receive the free cutting/instruction guide, you need to order the first four items on the list from my website (or in person, if you're local). The remaining items are optional. If you are CTMH Consultant and would like to use these projects for a customer workshop, you can place any $25 order on my website and I will send them to you free (contact me to let me know you want the guide, and I will send it to you ASAP)!