Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thin Cuts Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Thin Cuts Blog Hop. For this hop there are almost 20 bloggers sharing projects they created with Thin Cuts - the thin metal dies from Close To My Heart. If blog hopping is new to you, we try to keep it easy: just keep clicking on the link to the next blog (typically near the bottom of the post) to visit the next stop. Our blog hop is circular so visiting the next blog will take you back to where you started.

You should have arrived here from ***Tracey Pierce's Papercrafting Princess***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda Everitt keeps a list of participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

Close To My Heart has 22 Thin Cuts options that are part of the Cut It Out! promotion this month. Some are designed to be used standalone, like words and some icons, while others are designed to coordinate with stamp sets. Some, like the Basic Hearts and Basic Circles, can do both.

My niece recently celebrated a birthday so I created this card for her.

I used the Momento ink on the cupcake shape. I stamped the entire image once on watercolor paper and the top "frosting" portion of the stamp once. I cut both with the Thin Cuts and then I trimmed the bottom of the "frosting" so you can see the top of the cupcake liner. I stamped the sprinkles using Lmeon, Willow and Pansy, then I re-stamped using VersaMark so I could emboss with the clear powder. Then I used the white watercolor paint on the "frosting". I used the Small Round Waterbrush to get into some of the tighter spaces. After the watercolor on the candle dried, I stamped the image again so it would be more defined.

Despite risking that my brush would be too wet and make the stamped hat image run, I stamped the hat with Pansy ink and watercolored using the Small Round Waterbrush to get into the tighter spaces. After the hat dried I attached using Thin 3-D Foam Tape.

I like this stamp set because using different paper and ink colors, using the different stamps in the set on or with the cupcake and  the wide variety of embellishments available can make this set work for any birthday and even other celebrations (for example cupcakes are popular choices for weddings and baby showers now). I hope you like how I used this set on this card.

Before you head to ***Jennifer Dykstra's JD Designs***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you are not already working with a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase all of the supplies I used at my Online Business Address.

It would be wonderful if you have a moment to leave a comment telling me know what you think of my card before you head to ***Jennifer Dykstra's JD Designs***.

I hope you are finding many ideas for using the Thin Cuts and Thin Cuts Bundles available for 25% off retail during the Cut It Out! promotion from Close To My Heart. Thanks for hopping with us!


  1. Super cute card! Great minds think alike.

  2. I love the color choices. Bright and bold.

  3. Love the green and purple colour combination! Such a cute cupcake and the hat inside finishes off the card perfectly.


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