Thursday, September 10, 2020

September–October 2020 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop brought to you from same the group who bring you the Stamp Of The Month Blog Hop. Today we are featuring items created with products from the new CTMH Idea Book September–October 2020 catalog.

We have about 20 CTMH Independent Consultants sharing their creations on this hop. 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.

September–October 2020 New Product Blog Hop Badge
September–October 2020 New Product Blog Hop
You should have arrived here from ***Lauren Moore's CTMH Craftings***. 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 really like stamp sets that are not occasion-specific. They are a sweet way to send a note to let someone know you are thinking of them. When I saw Oh, Hay There paired with the cute Mini Envelope Thin Cut, I knew both had to be in my first order from the September–October 2020 catalog.

Oh, Hay There - September–October 2020 New Product Blog Hop
September–October 2020 New Product Blog Hop

I planned to cut a piece of Black cardstock as my first layer, but I realized that I forgot to add Black cardstock to the last Custom Cardstock Pack I purchased. What to do? I found a long skinny scrap so I decided to create a mitered border. Those who also quilt know what I am talking about, but in case this is new to you, here is a quick lesson.

I cut two ¼" strips the length of my skinny scrap, then I cut two 4" pieces and two 5¼" pieces. I cut both ends of the strips on a 45° angle as shown in the photo below. Fortunately there is a 45° line on my glass cutting mat; I also used a metal-edged ruler and craft knife. I inked the edges of the Black cardstock with Black Exclusive Inks™ to hide the white core.

mitered corners September–October 2020 New Product Blog Hop
mitered corners
If you do not have a cutting mat that has a 45° line, you can cut a square, fold it on the diagonal, then use the fold to guide your cut.

I used Mix-in papers, cut at 2" by 5", and the Fancy Borders Thin Cuts to make the horizon. I cut the Glacier patterned paper with a Fancy Border then separated the cuts just a little to give the "sky" some interest. I built all of this on an unseen 4" by 5¼" piece of French Vanilla cardstock. Then I added the Black cardstock border followed by the fussy cut horse, Mini Envelope and the horse's nose/mouth.

Before you head to ***Becca Whitham's Expressions***, 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 the supplies I used at my Consultant website.

If you have a few moments, please let me know what you think of my card. I enjoy reading your comments. I hope you are enjoying the projects created with the 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 ***Becca Whitham's Expressions***.


  1. CUTE! And I LOVE the little scene you created with the different patterned papers and that thin cut!

  2. Love the mini envelope! Cute card.

  3. This is so cute, I love all the layers!

  4. Oh so cute - I just love this stamp and how the animals can "hold" something.

  5. I love this! I may have to get that "Oh Hay There" stamp set after seeing what's been done with it in this hop. So fun!!


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