Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paper Embossing

Only a few more days to take advantage of the Embossing is Boss special. Buy two packages of cardstock (excluding white, colonial white and kraft) and get a free embossing folder, valued at $8.95. Buy ten packages of cardstock and get all five free. Throw on the stamp of the month with that ten pack purchase and qualify for a party with another $25 free. That's a great deal!

Let me give you a visual (I love visuals). Buy two paper packets and get a free embossing folder.

 Buy ten paper packets and get all five embossing folders free! Plus you qualify to purchase the stamp of the month for $5.00 (a $17.95 value). Add the stamp of the month on and you'll qualify for another $25 free (not shown here).

I really do love these embossing folders. They really emboss well and add a nice touch to cards and scrapbook projects. So hurry! Only three days left!

Card designed by Jen Mahan

Monday, February 17, 2014

Simply Inspired Blog Hop--Embossing is Boss

And we're hopping again! This time to inspire you with the embossing folders that Close to My Heart now offers (don't forget they have a special on these folders this month). If you just arrived here from Sheri Rottler's blog, you are on the right path. If you get lost along the way, you can go to this link to start from the beginning.

This month, I wanted to keep it simple. I know there are all sorts of tricks and techniques out there with embossing folders but you know, sometimes keeping it simple is the best option.

I love the February stamp of the month. I think that darling little polka-dotted fox is just asking to be paired with some embossed paper. And I love all the embossing folders but I think the Quatrefoil is my favorite (besides I like the way it sounds in French). I used an oldie but goodie stamp technique, masking, to stamp "Hey Foxy" on two lines and in two colors.

So fun and fast and cute. And now on to see what Lisa Stenz has come up with. Happy Blog Hopping!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Valentine's!

Valentine's day is only a few days away. I don't get carried away on Valentine's decorating other than pulling out my vintage Valentine's. But this year, I decided I needed a new Valentine's banner. I found this lovely (link here with instructions). So easy and fun to make. I cut the hearts on my Cricut (Art Philosophy cartridge--4" in black to fit behind doilies, 3 1/2" for patterned paper and stamped hearts). I didn't have a lot of patterned paper in Valentine colors so I cut hearts in white, ruby, hollyhock and blush cardstock and stamped them with various background stamps that I had.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

More Balloon Ride--New Product Blog Hop

I'm on a roll. Two blog hops within a week! This particular blog will continue to add posts until February 9th so check back to keep up on all the new product from the Spring/Summer 2014 Close to My Heart catalog.

This card is actually very fast and simple. Using the Balloon Ride papers and the Give a Lift stamp set, a blending pen and ink and a sponge and a stencil, I had a fun time making this card. Just a little sponging over the stencil with sky ink and sorbet ink was the perfect touch to make this balloon feel like it was floating in the sky.

I hope I've inspired you to do a little creating of your own. So now, click on the thumbnails below to check out other great ideas from the new catalog. Happy Browsing!

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