Share the Seasons Blog Hop

Welcome to the Share the Seasons Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our our September Share the Seasons products. 69375999_10156726877312686_5123611506969149440_n.jpgIf you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

When the Multi-Square die arrived at my house, my husband told me it looked like I had ordered a little “window” cut-out.  That really made my creative brain start cranking. 🤯 I started out by designing a window card featuring a Fall Tree, then decided to move onto Christmas by creating a simple card that appears to be looking out the window onto a delightful Winter Wonderland. misscarriescreations-winterwonderlandcard.jpg

It was difficult to even consider creating for Christmas when we are still experiencing 90º weather, but I just couldn’t pass up using this Share the Seasons die to create a beautiful scene.  I started with background that I cut from Watercolor paper using an image from our new Complete Creativity collection.

After the background had dried, I added some Trees that I cut from White Daisy cardstock & White Glitter paper using the same Cricut™ image. I used some Foam Tape to add the “Window” and created a multi-layer Poinsettia cut from another image in the Complete Creativity collection.

It is hard to see, but I couldn’t resist adding some Red & Julip shimmer to the Poinsettia. The sentiment was stamped onto Vellum with Evergreen Ink, heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, and added it to the front of the card.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Becca Whitham’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. This Share the Seasons Bundle is only available through September 30th, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can save 30% on this bundle.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Celebrate National Stamping Month with Heart2Heart

September is National Stamping Month, and what better way to celebrate then with a Stamping Challenge from Heart2Heart. This month, we are asking you to pull out those stamps and create something magnificent.

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Before I show you my project, I want to preface by saying that this card was a challenge for me.  I wanted to showcase as many elements as I could from our Share the Seasons bundle, and I just continued to face obstacles. (I am sure you have been in my shoes) MissCarriesCreations-StampItUpH2H.png

I debated remaking the card about ten times over, but decided that it was good as is, and it would provide me with a few techniques to share.  Let me show you how I made this card.  

I began by creating stencil with the Share the Seasons Thin Cut.  It took me a few passes with my Sizzix to cut through the Stencil film, but I was able to create something I will be able to use over and over again. After masking of the edges, I used a blending tool to apply Nectarine and Paprika Ink onto the entire piece of White Daisy cardstock.

I chose to use two stamp sets for this month’s challenge. The Coffee Cup was cut from French Vanilla and Kraft Paper, then stamped in Espresso Ink. I created a mask for the cup, then began stamping the background images using leaves from the Giving Thanks stamp set.

I prefer to create “masks” from Full Adhesive Notes.  They are super sticky, stay in place, and are easy to cut with a Craft Knife.  When the Coffee Cup was complete, I stamped a Saffron Coffee Sleeve, and assembled the cup.

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I added some Julip paper, White Burlap Twine, some Espresso Leaves, and a small acrylic Heart to the front of the card and decided it was complete…EXCEPT.. at that moment I decided to attempt to stamp a sentiment and it didn’t work out so well. Hey, it’s okay. We all have those moments and we all make mistakes that will be forever ingrained into our crafting brain.

I hope that this card has inspired you to join us for this month’s Heart2Heart Stamping Month challenge. Don’t forget to link-up your projects before September 30th.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Random Acts of Cardness

SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Random Acts of Cardness September SOTM Blog Hop where we will be featuring our Random Acts of Cardness stamp set. 69374241_10156706010352686_6634659784287059968_nIf you have come here from Melinda Everitt’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

True Story: When I first showed the Share the Seasons Thin Cut to my husband he said, “That looks like a window”, which, at first, caused me to want to protest, but then it sparked an idea. Gotta love the man for his simplicity of seeing things as they are. This “window” made the perfect backdrop for my Dose of Happy card.MissCarriesCreations-DoseofHappyCard.png

Fall colors bring joy to my heart and this sentiment is the perfect complement to the showing of those feelings through a window full of color.  The base of this card was a simple piece of White Daisy cardstock that I stenciled with a layer of clouds. I layered that onto a piece of Kraft paper and began creating my trees.

The two trees were cut on my Cricut™ from Watercolor paper using one of our NEW Family Tree SVG images. After shading each of the images with Watercolor Paints, I layered each of the trees using some Thin 3D Foam Tape.  I adore how well the colors play with each other in the layers of leaves. MissCarriesCreations-DoseofHappyCard-Detail.png

Once the “window” was added, I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Vellum, wrapped it with White Burlap Ribbon and attached it to the card.  Honestly, I could have used just about any sentiment from the Random Acts of Cardness stamp set. It is one of those “must have” stamp sets that I will be using over and over again. 

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Now ‘Hop” on over to Alyson Mayo ’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 Random Acts of Cardness stamp set is only available until September 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Family History SVG

Kraft Paper
12 x 12 Kraft Paper

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Watercolor Paints

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Stencil Sheets

Random Act of Cardness—September Stamp of the Month
Random Acts of Cardness

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Clear Embossing Powder

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White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Vellum Paper

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White Burlap Ribbin

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Small Round Waterbrush

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Intense Black Exclusive Ink

All-purpose Mat
All Purpose Mat

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Seasons of Joy Thin Cuts

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Liquid Glass

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

Watercolor Paper Pad
Watercolor Paper Pad

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3D Foam Tape

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Liquid Glass Fine Tip

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