Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hooligans Christmas

Who says you can't use Halloween paper to make a Christmas card?!

Brenda Rutt made this incredible design using the new paper pack Hooligans from Close to My Heart - can you even tell it's Halloween paper!?! Awesome design! I know she worked really hard on this (and had some help to finalize the design) but it turned out very well. The colors and the stamp set chosen remind me of Dr. Seuss! Is the Grinch waiting to steal the presents? Some of the purple Sparkles help to make the tree shine. The purple background was clear embossed then inked over with Gypsy ink.

Christmas Heart

This card design is really simple to make using scraps of miscellaneous Christmas colored paper. All of Close to My Hearts exclusive colors mix and match so well that even non-holiday specific paper designs can be used in a holiday specific card. The shaped brads are really flowers, but in White Daisy and a Christmas theme, they become snowflakes. Cute! The edges are distressed using scissors, exposing the white core of the cardstock and ink was used to distress the edges of everything else. This design is timeless!

"Magic" card

This is an interactive card from the new book "Magic". The darker green circle turns on the green brad to show sentiments (pictured) or photos. There are little Sparkles in the top ornament. This card was made by Nikki Hoffer for the Christmas Card Workshop in September. Only four designs down, lots more to go!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

You Warm My Heart

This is the third card from the Christmas Card Workshop from a few weeks ago:

 My wonderful upline, Brenda Rutt, designed this card. The card base is CTMH's new circle cards. Brenda used the Magnifique paper pack and a few of the new Sparkles. The original design called for hand stitching on the light blue paper but after so many new techniques that day, my mind couldn't figure out how to thread the needle (my fault, not the designers!) so I used a chocolate marker and faked it.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cardinal in Harmony

This is the second of many posts about Christmas cards. I participated in a Christmas Card Workshop with some fellow consultants a few weeks ago and I am finally getting around to posting the cards. All items are Close to My Heart.

This is a beautiful card Gennette Feagan designed using the Olivia paper pack. The white pointsettia is from the Mistletoe embellishment pack.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Christmas Card Workshop

A few weeks ago, I helped out some fellow CTMH consultants host a full day of making Christmas cards. What a day! I learned a lot of new techniques and had a crash course in teaching some of what I just learned! It was so exausting (in a good way!) and with getting my own workshops up and running, I am just now getting to scan and post all the cards we made that day. I will be posting a new one a day for the next two weeks (we made A LOT of cards!) so please keep checking back. Don't forget to Follow this Blog (check the right hand column) so that you know when I update. These cards are not my designs but all the goodies are Close to My Heart. Enjoy!

This card was designed by fellow consultant Darlene Zimmerman. She machine stitched the card in two places and used Fun Flock to make the snow fluffy. The paper is from the Mistletoe paper pack.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Olivia themed card

This is the card we will be doing at my Workshops through the fall. It is with CTMH's new Olivia papers and Nature's Gift stamp set. Super easy to make, this only took me 5 minutes to assemble and ink, even with a toddler sitting on my lap!  I borrowed the design from a fellow consultant and made it my own. Let me know if you'd like to make one of your own!