Welcome to the New May/June Product Blog Hop

You are are in for a treat today, my friend.  Each of our talented creators will be sharing a projects they have made using products from our NEW May/June Catalog. 94143656_10157392409557686_2316330434587262976_o The products in this catalog are simply stunning, so make sure you have a notepad ready to make a wish-list.  If you have come here from Becca Whitham’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading about my Country Mason Jar Card, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participants on Melinda’s Blog

Like I said, the products in this catalog are extraordinary.  I had such a difficult time choosing what I wanted to use today because there are so many things I want to show you.  I realized that I have two months to share it all, so I am just going to show you two favorites that I used on my Country Mason Jar card. 

Yes, just two.  If you head on over to my website and view the catalog, you will realize why this was such a difficult decision.  As you hop through the other blogs, I know that you are going to see a bunch of other products, so make sure you have a pen & paper ready and start making your list.  


Mason Jar Bouquet Stamp & Thin Cuts

Who doesn’t love mason jars?!  My house is full of random mason jar finds, including a dog watering dish which is shaped like an extra large canning jar.  Our new Mason Jar Bouquet can be purchased with or without the Thin Cut dies, and are designed to create some beautiful little summer bouquets. 

There is a little tag you can use to add a sentiment.  I chose to use a strand from our White Burlap Ribbon on my jar and stamp the sentiment on a vellum circle. One of my favorite things about this Mason Jar Bouquet set, is that the die has a little slit in the top, so I can slide my flowers right in and make it look like they are truly sitting in the jar. 

Mix-Ins Paper Packet

Every season, it is the Mix-Ins paper that I stock up on.  I enjoy the delicate patterns and how well they pair with the current seasons papers.  The paper pack in the May/June catalog is just as remarkable as in seasons past.  

Checks, polka-dots, and flowers – perfect for summertime creations.  These Mix-Ins papers are going to look  beautiful on anything you create.  If you plan on stocking up on these, make sure to also grab a few packs of Coordinating cardstock


There you have it. Two of my new favorites from the May/June Catalog. These are not my ONLY favorites. I actually have quite a few more that I plan to show you in the coming weeks. You really need to head on over to my website and take a look at all of the fantastic finds this season. 

I hope that you enjoyed today’s Country Mason Jar project and were inspired to make a card of your own.  Now ‘Hop” on over to Brenda Lapp’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. 

Remember, the products in the May/June catalog collection are only available, while supplies last, until June 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the “What’s New” tab of my website to see all that is available this season. Don’t forget – you get a free catalog with your first order!

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Four Cards from One Cricut File

This month, I was honored to be asked by Jill Broadbent at Close to My Heart to re-imagine one of the designs in our new Everyday Moments Cricut collection.  The design assigned to me was the Heart of Gold card which is a very simple, easy to create card found in this Cricut collection.  Instead of creating just one single, redesigned card, I chose to create four for you today, and I have a simple, video tutorial for you to follow so that you can create a few of your own. 

Please take a few moments to subscribe to my channel, click the notification button, hit the thumbs up if you enjoyed this video tutorial, and comment if you have any questions or suggestions.

Like I said, the Heart of Gold card in the Everyday Moments collection is a very simple one to create. When you look at the design in Cricut Design Space, you will see that each of those layers is a separate layer and the design includes a card base and envelope. 

As I was re-imagining this design, I choose to keep it simple so that you could easily recreate each card.  Each one has a very subtle change and has been cut from a variety of materials. As you watch the video tutorial, you will be able to see the changes I made to the design in Cricut Design Space and how to assemble each one of the cards. 

Let’s take a look at each re-imagined card I created compared to the original design.


The first card I created looks very similar to the original design, but it was created using watercolor paints on watercolor paper. 

After each painted piece was dry,  I added some stitching using matching thread. I love the texture the stitching added to this card and how it looks just like a little girl’s spring dress with all the ruffles. 
 
TIP: If you don’t have thread to match the color, you can use re-inkers to dye white thread. 


The second card also kept the design intact, but was cut from French Vanilla cardstock and backed in Gold Foil paper.  (All the supplies for these cards can be found at the bottom of this post.) 

Again, I added some stitching and embellished this card with Gold Embellishing Thread and Gold Glitter Gems.  I like the elegance of this card and how well it pairs the the vellum envelope. 


The final card was flipped on it’s side – literally.  In my Design Space tutorial, I show you how to use the Contour Feature to remove the words and how to add some faux stitching lines with your Maker. 

After cutting the pieces from the These Are My People papers, I adhered them to the card base and added a whimsical White Ribbon bow and a few Acrylic Hearts as charms. The  sentiment was stamped in Intense Black ink using our Love these People stamp set.  I adore the simplicity of this one and how easy it came together. 


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you were inspired to re-imagine the Heart of Gold card in our new Everyday Moments collection.  This Cricut collection is only available through my website and cannot be purchased in Access or on the Cricut website.  If you would like to purchase this collection, you can visit my website or click on the link in the supply list below. 

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is a List of the Items I Used Today