Tuesday, April 30, 2013

SOTM Blog Hop for May 2013

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring the May SOTM - Pinwheels, a set of 10 images.

If you've just been on Jean McNulty's blog, you are at the right spot.  This blog hop is like one big circle; you can start anywhere and make the full loop around.  If you get lost along the way, there is a complete list of participating consultants at  http://www.BowlOfStamps.blogspot.com                            .
Over 60 Close to My Heart consultants are sharing their creations using Pinwheels and other CTMH products on their blogs.  Visiting all the blogs is easy; just click on the link highlighted near the bottom of each post and you will hop on over to the next blog.  Let's get started!!
When I saw, Pinwheels I immediately thought of Independence Day.  I decided to make an invitation to a Fourth of July party.  But it can be easily transformed into a birthday card or with some other sentiment.
I used the Artiste cartridge to cut out the large and medium pinwheels and stamped the coordinating image with Outdoor Denim and Cranberry respectively.  I stamped the small pinwheel in Honey and then cut it out by hand.  I cut small holes in the center of each piece and lined them up for later.  Then I used Tombow to glue them together.  The Artiste was used again to cut out the star and I also stamped it with the accompanying star image in Cranberry.
I found my inspiration of Pinterest to tear the cardstock and B&T.  I used the Tommy paper pack for the red background B&T.  This one does not have to be torn.  Then I tore two pieces of Outdoor Denim CS to be adhered over the red B&T.  Cranberry Baker's Twine overlays the red paper.  Before I tied the bow, I laced the twine through the center of the pinwheel and laced it through a red button.  I put a bit of adhesive behind the pinwheel so that it wouldn't move around.  Then I stuck this to a piece of Desert Sand CS for the card base.
I added a blue brad to the red star and then popped it on the bottom, right of the card base with a glue dot.  The lettering was from the Tiny Type Epoxy set.
On the inside, I stamped directly on the paper the same star in Cranberry and the worded image, "Let's Celebrate" in Outdoor Denim.  Below, I stamped the basics of an invitation using a former SOTM also in Ourdoor Denim.
Products I Used:
Retired SOTM for invitation
Tommy Paperpack
Outdoor Denim CS
Desert Sand CS
White Daisy CS
Cranberry Baker's Twine
Red button from the Red Button Assortment
Tiny Type Exopy Alphabet
Blue Brad from retired Blue Assortment
Outdoor Denim Ink Pad
Cranberry Ink Pad
Honey Ink Pad
Tombow Adhesive
Glue Dots
I had a ton of fun creating this!  You will, too!!  That's it for my post...now hop on over to Priscilla Gotham's Blog to see what fabulous creation she has made!  Take time to visit all the blogs to be inspired.  Remember, the May SOTM is only availabe between May 1 to May 31.  Contact your consultant or click here to see how you can get yours for $5. 
Happy Hopping!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Card Kits for May 2013

Hey there, Papercrafters!  The first round of summer holidays and events are fast approaching!!  But do not lose faith, I have just the card kits for you to be ready for the graduations, Father's Day, Fourth of July, and more. 

All of my kits are using Close to My Heart papers, stamps, inks and embellishments.  In the kits, I include all precut papers, ribbons, and other embellishments.  I will prestamp all images if you choose this option.  When you decide to buy the stamp set, I include a mini, black, pigment ink pad which is good for about 30 uses.  If you decide you need the exact ink colors I have stamped, you can visit my wedsite, www.nancysheart2heart.ctmh.com .

Without further delay, here are the kits for May 2013:

Using Later Sk8r papers,
"Boy Graduation Card" inspired by Gina Brandstetter
Stamp Sets Used are:
Perfect Fit - Frames

Stamping Options

Another Later Sk8r card,
"In Gear" inspired by Bethany Rielage
Stamp Sets Used:
Perfect Fit - Birthday
In Gear
Stamping Options

Kit using Blush and Sunset Cardstock
Girl Graduation
 Stamp Sets Used:
Simple Pleasures (retired)

Stamping Options


Kit using Tommy Paper Pack
"Born to Ride" inspired by Kylie Young
Stamp Sets Used:
Born to Ride
A Little Everything (retired) 

Stamping Options

Another kit with Tommy
"May SOTM - Pinwheels"
(This can be made into an invitation if desired.)
Stamp Sets Used:
May SOTM - Pinwheels
Sept. SOTM - Retired
Stamping Options

  Using Dream Pop

 Stamp Set Used:
Pair-A-Phrase (retired)
Stamping Options

May SOTM is available for $5 when you make a $50 purchase at www.nancysheart2heart.ctmh.com .
It is a great stamp for all things Spring and Summer! It is available from May 1-31 only.
(This is not a kit.)

There you have it!  Each kit will come with step by step directions.  Remember that numbers are limited so order early to not be disappointed.  Check back often for new kits and other exciting things!

Thanks for stopping by!  Nancy

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Dream Pop Workshop

Dream Pop Workshop

When:  May 17 @ 3:30pm

Where:  My House in Sherwood, Oregon

Who:  You, a papercrafter

What:  Get your summer scrapbooking and card making off to a sizzling start!  You will make two layout, three cards, and a project using the exclusive, CTMH Dream Pop Paper PackA light dinner will be served.

Option 1 is $29 which must be prepaid by May 10.  You can do that now!  I will breakdown all that you need for the workshop, including your very own Dream Pop Paper Pack that you will keep.  You will only have enough supplies to complete the workshop.  I will order your materials upon payment confirmation.

Option 2 runs between $45 to $60 depending on what you order. You can order directly from my web, www.nancysheart2heart.ctmh.com.  The deadline to order is May 10 so that your product will arrive in time. 

You purchase the Dream Pop Paper Pack for $10 when you make a $35 order.  And if you place an order of $50, you can buy the May SOTM for $5.  (Hint:  Include the cost of Dream Pop Papers toward reaching the $50 mark!!)  I have provided a "Suggested Product List" for your convenience.  This means that you will have extra things to keep and use in future papercrafting.

Suggested Purchase List
  • Z1825     Keyboard Kraft Alphabet                                   $4.95
  • Z1817     Slate Polka-Dot Washi Tape                              $4.95
  • Z1807     Pink Glitter Gems                                               $3.95
  • Z1844     Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes              $6.95
  • Z1777     Color-Ready Canvas Alphabet                           $6.95
  • Z1799     Silver Shimmer Trim                                          $4.95
  • Z1701     Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment                     $4.95
  • Z1752     Sparkles Clear Assortment                                  $2.95
  •                 Dream Pop Paper Pack                                     $10.00
TOTAL.......................................................................................$50.60  (This amount will qualify you to purchase the May SOTM for $5.)

Optional Purchases:
  • Z1823     My Creations Clear Treat Tubes                         $5.95
  • Z1790     Cricut Artiste Collection                                   $99.00

Remember, decide which cost option you desire and prepay for Option 1 or order for Option 2 by May 10.

I hope to see you at this special workshop!  Nancy