Sunday, May 10, 2020

May–June 2020 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop brought to you from same the group who present the SOTM Blog Hop. Today we are featuring items created with products from the new CTMH Idea Book May–June 2020 catalog.

On this hop we have just shy of 20 CTMH Independent Consultants sharing their creations. If you just happened upon my post, clicking the link to the next blog (often found near the bottom of the page) will take you full circle.

Cover May–June 2020 Catalog
You should have arrived here from ***Miss. Carrie's Creations***. If you get lost along the way, Melinda also keeps a list of all blog hop participants on her blog at If You Bling It.

I decided to select bright colors to create my birthday cards. In my sleep-depravation – I am working on my "cut yourself" Album Retreat kit – I decided to try something I have not before: Texture Pastes. I could not find my Stencil Sheets (Z4244), so I tried using Clamshell packaging. It worked OK, but I look forward to trying it again with the Stencil Sheets. I mixed one drop of Bluebird Re-inker into a dollop of Texture Paste on my glass cutting mat and mixed then applied with a Palette Knife.

To create the stack of presents, I used the Thin Cut to cut five from White Daisy and stamped in each other. Then I used a craft knife and my glass cutting mat to cut each apart. I moved the pieces around until I was happy with the look. I cut five more from White Daisy and applied the pieces to create the new stack.

card created with Party Time Stamp + Thin Cuts
I felt the stack of presents need something to make it stand out from the background so I cut an oval from Vellum. I am not sure you can see it in this photo, but IRL I think it helps.

Since I used five colors, I had five new stacks. I created another card; my goal was to make it different from the first. I used The Celebrate Embossing Folder (on your Consultant's Website) on Carolina paper then used a nail file to expose the white core.

card created with Party Time Stamp + Thin Cuts
I added bling and made the stack stand out from the background by cutting an oval from Silver Glitter Paper.

Before you head to where ***Crop Craft Create from Megan Lawrence***, the supplies I used to create my project are listed below.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart except where noted:
If you do not have a CTMH Independent Consultant, you may purchase most of the supplies I used at my Consultant website; the digital version of Artistry may be purchased via my Cricut® Affiliate Link.

I enjoy reading your comments. If you have a few minutes, please share what you think of my cards. I hope you are enjoying the hop featuring new products from CTMH. Thank you for hopping with us!

So you do not have to scroll back up, the next stop on the hop is ***Crop Craft Create from Megan Lawrence***.


  1. Clever use of texture, cute stack of gifts, especially like the embossed background.

  2. Love these layered cake cards - and the vellum does help to set off the image.

  3. Great cards, I love the fact that you have the extra pieces that can be used on more cards.

  4. Super fun to use the reinker with the texture paste! Love the polka dots and need to work with the paste more. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Great way to get lots of cards in one sitting...and who doesn't need lots of great birthday cards! Nice job!!

  6. Great idea to use the embossing folder as your background for that stamp set.

  7. This was one of my favorites too! I like how you used it with the oval!

  8. Great cards! I love the texture paste and the embossed backgrounds.


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