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!

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Creative Ways to Use Alphabets on a Simple Summer Layout

Welcome to another Creative Design Team Video Collab! This month, our talented Creative Design Team is showing you creative ways to use Alphabets and you are going to be amazed at the projects we came up with.  When you have finished watching my video tutorial, you can click on the next video in the hop.  A complete list of the Creative Design Team & their creations can be found here on my blog

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This layout began with two simple photos of my brother with his niece & nephew.  When he was eleven years old, he already had SIX who called him “uncle”.  At that age, he acted more like a sibling than an authoritative uncle.  These photos were taken in the summertime, and I wanted to reflect the joy all the kids felt when their uncle came to play, so I chose to use some of our new Stitched Together papers in the background. 

In the video you will learn how I used two alphabet products to create the title and the tags on this layout.  The title was created using our Foam Alphabet Letters and I show you in the video how I used wax paper to make sure they were straight and evenly spaced apart. These letters can also be shaded to any color you like using inks, shimmer pens, markers, or paints.  Check out how I did that on my Valentine Card. 

You will also learn how I created that adorable little tag full of summer phrases and added the date onto the tab.  Both the tag and the tab were created using our new Tabs & Tags Thins cuts. You are going to want to get yourself a set of these before next month’s stamp of the month arrives (hint hint

The phrases themselves were stamped using the colors listed on the Stitched Together zip-strip with our Modern Typewriter Alphabet. In the video, I show all of the inks I used to create this tag.  I also took advantage of some patterns in our Stitched Together PML cards to add a little more layers to this layout.  I love using our pocket cards on my scrapbook pages!

I hope you take a few minutes to “hop” through all of our Creative Design Team video tutorials. Each one of these talented ladies did an amazing job with their projects.  

Remember, the entire list of Creative Design Team Designers can be found here on my blog, or in the description of my video.  While you are watching, make sure to take a few minutes to subscribe to each channel and hit that notification button so that you will be notified when we upload a new Creative Design Team video collab. 

I hope you learned something new today and were inspired to use your alphabets. 

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Here is a List of the Items I Used Today

A Magical Birthday Layout using Everyday Moments Unicorn Key

I was honored, once again, to be asked by Close to My Heart to create design using the Everyday Moments collection.  This time, I was asked to use the Magical Unicorn key, and, to be honest, I was terrified.  Rarely do you see unicorns in our home full of blue, but I was determined to use this design.  In a box of undocumented photos, I found these, of my daughter’s princess party, and decided to make a layout that reflected her personality at that age.  

Not only did I create an adorable layout using that Everyday Moments Unicorn key, I also created a list of supplies used and a process video for you to follow to create a layout of your own. Before we take a look at the video, let me show you a few details on this layout.  

This unicorn is fit for a young princess – all full of flowers and sparkles.  To create all the glitter and shine, I used our Holographic papers on the flowers and top border, White Glitter paper for the horn, and Gold Foil paper to create the crown. 

I did make a few changes to the original flowers in the design. Mine are a little larger and have a few more layers to add to the whimsy of this layout.  The title was layered on top of the Gold Foil crown and cut from Black & Raspberry cardstock.  I love how “Disney-ish” this looks. 

The Magical Unicorn design is intended to be an 8½” x 11″ page.  I am one who scrapbooks 12″ layouts, so I do show you in the video how easy it is to turn this layout into a 12″ x 12″ page.  

Close to My Heart requested that I create both the original design, as shown in the Everyday Moments collection, and a re-imagined design.  What else can someone make with a Unicorn?  Well, you will find out soon enough.  Make sure that you follow me here, on my blog, or on Facebook or Instagram so that you will get a chance to see my re-imagined Magical Unicorn page.

I hope you were inspired to take another look at the Magical Unicorn key in the Everyday Moments Cricut collection.  This collection is not available for purchase through Access or Cricut, it is only available through my affiliate link.  If you wish to purchase this collection to create your own Magical Birthday layout, you can find 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