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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Peacock --The amazing color!

Last year Close to My Heart introduced Peacock as a new color in the Enchantment pallet.  It has been a wonderful color!  It makes a great base for masculine cards and I know that so many of you struggle in making guy birthday card.  Please take note!  Peacock is your friend!




This card was created last spring.  (I know, I've been terrible about blogging this year).

I paired Peacock cardstock with Glacier, Teal Glitter paper (now retired), White Shimmer Trim and Whisper Extra Thick Twine.  

Here's a tip:  When you're laying rows of extra thick twine, use a bit of adhesive to hold the twine down, even if you're planning to staple it.  It's like having an extra hand to hold everything together.  
I also did this first, before adhering the cardstock to the card base.  

The shimmer trim spans all the way across the card so it's wider than the 4" wide cardstock.  It hides any differences in width and can be trimmed to fit after it's adhered to the card.  I'm all about simple and not fussy cardmaking!

Ink Pad & Cardstock are essential.  The Shin Han marker is one of my favorites too!

That's all for today!



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dahlia Card from Flower Market




Here's a quick card using the dahlia bloom from the Flower Market Cricut Collection.
This flower is on page 33 of the handbook and is two layers.
I used our new Adventure Fundamentals paper collection.  The Pacifica bold stripe pairs beautifully with the Raspberry heart design.  The flower is cut from Raspberry and Pixie.  I also added some sparkle from our Shimmer Brush to the outline of the flower.  It's subtle this pic but leaves a lot of wow!

See the whole flower market collection here in its handbook.
Order the Flower Market here.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Wise Guy Birthday Card

Here's a fun birthday card I created using the new Wise Guy Birthday stamp.  I love this set because it's a little snarky and not the sweet and sappy birthday stamp set.

See my earlier card that read "Birthday Wishes to the smartest person I know.... BESIDES ME."



I paired it up with some of the retired Magical papers & sequins that we had this summer make a great card to give to a guy of any age.  

The party hat is on the Artistry Cricut cartridge and is also a stamp in this set. In this case, I just cut the shape from Sapphire and the Honey B&T paper.

Don't forget!  This stamp is also available in Spanish & French.  

If you love this card, let me know I've make up a few pre-stamped kits of this card to use up my scraps.  I'll be selling them in the coming months!