Technique Blog Hop ~ Embossing Folders

Hello and welcome to our CTMH Featured Products Blog Hop. This week our featured product is Embossing Folders.

If you have just joined us you can start here and continue on, as this is a circular hop. If you came here from MELISSA ROBINSON’s Blog then you are in the right place. Now on to my project:

Embossed Heart Clover Card ~ Fundamentals ~ St. Patrick's Day Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comI cut the hearts from Artistry – Heart Medallions #m651703 and using hid contour lines feature so I only cut the heart.  I cut 8 hearts, four were left unembossed and placed beneath the embossed and scored heart.  I ran the remaining 4 hearts through 4 different embossing folders to create a unique clover.

Here is the full list of products used:

Thank you for checking out my project.  If you enjoyed my project please comment below as we love feedback! Next on our blog hop is CORINNA’S CRAFTS. Make sure to check out her amazing work featuring this same product.

See you on Wednesday March 16th as we will be featuring Complements!

Happy Crafting!

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February Stamp of the Month ~ Balloon Animals

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring February’s stamp of the month ~Balloon Animals (S1602) a set of 13.

FebSOTM2016If you are coming here from VICKIE ODELL’s Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.  This month we have over 35 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.12357011_10208347768278067_8488060602575456311_o

Don’t you just love these adorable balloons???? I love them! Here is the card that I came up with.Balloon Animals ~ Jungle card ~ Birthday Card ~ artistry ~ embossed ~ CatScrapbooking.comFor this card I punched three 1 1/2″ circles into a wood grain embossed cardstock.  I used the rock-n-roll technique with a twist on the animals.  The monkey was inked in Desert Sand then rolled in Chocolate.  I then came back with a tissue and removed a bit of the ink on the nose.  I then took a dauber with Champagne and inked the nose.  The giraffe was inked in Saffron and then rolled in Saddle.  The elephant was inked in Whisper then rolled in Slate.  I then took a tissue and removed a little of the ink in the ears, then using the dauber added a little Cotton Candy.  Then each animal was fussy cut.  The leaves are Artistry leaf #m411e88 and leaf border #m418c8f.

Here is my full list of supplies used:

Your next stop is along this hop is MELINDA EVERITT’s Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ E

ABC's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter “E”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “E” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at LINDA’S BLOG ~ SCRAPPY THERAPY

If you came from JOY MCHARGUE ~ STUDIOWOW then you’re on the right track!

The first “E” that came to mind is our exquisite new embossing folders which I am using at every opportunity.  This time I chose the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder Z1926.  I also have been wanting to try a technique I just learned recently which is to use my Envelope Punch Board to make a bow.  I know you can also use the Artiste cartridge to cut the bow as well but I wanted to try this technique since I have not been using my Envelope Punch Board very much.  I also added some of the new Black and Gray Epoxy Bubbles Z1935.  Here is how it turned out…

ABCs ~ E

To make the bow I cut the following strips of paper ~ 1 X 6 inch, 1 X 4 inch and a 1 X 1/4 inch strip.  Take the 6 inch strip and line it up at the 3 inch on the envelope punch board, so that you will be punching the middle of the strip. Once you punch one side flip it around and punch the other long side.

Making a bow with Envelope Punch board 1

Then line up the ends of the strip so only just the corners will be punched; do this on both sides and both ends.

Making a bow with Envelope Punch board 2

Next take the 4 inch strip and line up at the 2 inch mark and punch out the center on both sides.

Making a bow with Envelope Punch board 3

Then insert the end into the punch so that is is centered and punch each end.

Making a bow with Envelope Punch board 4

Here is what your cut pieces now look like.

Making a bow with Envelope Punch board 5

Gently curl the ends of the 6 inch with your fingers and then glue down.

Making a bow with Envelope Punch board 6

Adhere the 6 inch strip which is now curled and forming the loops of the bow to the base which is the 4 inch strip.  Then wrap the small 1/4 inch strip around the center.
Supplies used:

  • Saddle cardstock X5928
  • Colonial White cardstock 1388
  • Balloon Ride Paper Pack X7180B
  • Black and Gray Epoxy Bubbles Z1935
  • Quatrefoil Embossing Folder Z1926
  • Saddle Ink Z2171
  • Crystal Blue Ink Z2117
  • Holidays Tags Stamp Set D1560
  • Neutral Metallic Bakers Twine Z1921

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is PAM TROSTLE ~ PAM’S CRAFTY CREATIONS.

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way 🙂

  1. Linda Norman – Scrappy Therapy
  2.  Joy McHargue –  Studiowow
  3. Catherine Nowak ~ Catscrapbooking   <— You are here
  4. Pam Trostle – Pam’s Crafty Creations
  5. Jenny Gilbert – Jen’s Creative Classroom
  6. Anita Autore- Cards and Coffee
  7. Lauren Moore – CTMH Craftings
  8. Michelle Battitori – Michelle’s Handmade World
  9. Sharon Chapman-Sharon’s PaperFiesta
  10. Cary Magnani – My Heart’s Design
  11. Stephanie Feist-The Quilted Scrapper
  12. Shalana Glass – Scrappin with Shalana

Embossing is Boss

Don’t you just love embossing folders?  I know I do and now Close To My Heart carries them!!!! Starting this month you qualify to receive a free embossing folder for every 2 packs of bulk cardstock (single color or combo) you purchase! That is a savings of $8.95! Select from 5 new embossing folder designs—dot, chevron, quatrefoil, damask, or stripe—when you submit a qualifying order. This is a great deal because not only do you get our awesome cardstock but you get your hands on our new embossing folders!!!  Be sure to take advantage of this offer early as this offer will not be around long!!!!
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Please contact my if you have any questions or would like to take advantage of this great offer.  Supplies are limited so they will not be around for long. Be sure to take advantage of this offer soon as once they are gone the offer is over.

Happy Crafting!!

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