January Card Making Classes

For those of you who enjoy creating cards for your friends and family, I am offering two card making classes during the month of January – one locally and one online. Since most of you are new to my classes, we will be focusing on Stamping Techniques as you learn to create these four cards using the Everyday Magic Stamp set. 

How darling are these? The bright Celebrate Today papers give you a cheerful reminder of warm days to come in the dead of winter.  As you look at these cards, you can see that there are a variety of stamping techniques used and you will learn about each one of these as well as the types of inks to use, how to care for & clean your  stamps, and a few additional stamping techniques not shown on these projects. 


How do I sign-up for these card making classes??

Local Coffee & Cards Class
January 11th at 10am
Cost $20 (includes drink of choice)

Class takes place in private room of a local coffee house where you are provided with pre-cut kits, inks, stamps, adhesive, tools, instruction in stamping basics, & drink of choice

Online Card Making Class
January 16th (Facebook Live)
Cost $10 (Free with a $35 order)

Class provides you with a supply list, cutting guide, three stamping basics video tutorials, live card making tutorial, & step-by-step instructions that are available for 45 days

Class size is limited and seats fill up fast. Register early.

If you are a member of my VIP group, you received a sneak peek of my February Spinning Valentine class. Registration for this class is now open. I will be posting more about this class in the coming weeks.  Remember, you can join the ONLINE CLASS for free with any $35 order from my website in the month of January. 

If you are a member of my HeARTfully Blessed Creations team, the online classes are FREE for you take and learn from. Make sure you register online so that I can send you a link to the Private Facebook group before January 15th.  


I hope that you are having a wonderful week, my friend. I can’t wait to share more of my online classes with you throughout the year.  Teaching and inspiring others are why I enjoy my “job” so much, and I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Everyday Magic SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to a new year of stamp of the month blog hops where we will be featuring projects each month using our exclusive stamp of the month images. This month we will be focusing on our Everyday Magic stamp set. 79797783_10157017865352686_975679577374326784_n.jpg If you have come here from Gina Brandstetter’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.

All paper crafters love stamps with sentiments and this month’s stamp set, Everyday Magic, is full of fun phrases which makes it one of those must-have stamps to add to your collection. When I started creating my project, I realized that the chunky font allows for the sentiment to be the focal point which is exactly what I did on my Everyday Magic card.

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Although it appears like the Green Decorative strip is on the front, it is actually glued onto the right side of the inner portion of my card. The front of the card base was trimmed so that my Zip-Strip could be placed on the inside. I chose to use the Strokes of an Artist stamp set to create a Mink background for my little flags that I created using our new Spruced Up papers.

I made a very loose bow with Mink Twine, glued it onto the card front, and then layered the flags onto the twine using two types of foam tape. The sentiment was stamped in Espresso ink onto the French Vanilla cardstock, then layered onto a piece of Sangria cardstock. MissCarriesCreations-EverydayMagicSOTMCard-Detail

No project is complete without a little bling, so three Silver Glitter Gems were added around my flag design.MissCarriesCreations-EverydayMagicSOTMCard-Stamp

Now ‘Hop” on over to Krista Hershberger’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 Everyday Magic stamp set is only available until January 31st.  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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A Card For the Bad Days & the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Some days you just feel like a big pile of yuck has been dumped on you and all you can do is look up to the sky and pray “God, whatever lesson you are teaching me, please make it quick.”  Lately, I have had quite a few of those days, so when I was trying to come up with a project for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, an idea struck me at 4:00am. MissCarriesCreations-ThereAreNoWordsCard.jpg

There is not much that can make me cry, but watching my favorite cup of java splash all over the ground – especially when I am already having a bad day – usually sets me off.  My card titled, There Are No Words for This, was created using Perk Up  accompanied by a few other Close to My Heart stamp sets that I have listed below.

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I created the brick background using Texture Paste that is splashed with some Espresso coffee. The cup was shaded with Tri-Blend Markers, stamped with flowers, then added to the background in a way to make it appear as if coffee is spilling and splashing all over the ground. MissCarriesCreations-ThereAreNoWordsCardDetail

This sentiment reflected exactly how I would feel on a day like this – there are just no words. Maybe some tears, some prayers, some grumbles – but no words when you are having a bad day and you spill your coffee.  All you can do, my friend, is pray that it gets better and that the next cup is even better than the first.

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I hope that this card has inspired you and encouraged you – even on your worst days. If you have a chance, stop by the Winter Lovers Blog Hop and check out all the amazing creations for coffee lovers like us.  Feel free to join in the fun, if you like.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my card

Z3537
Perk Up Stamp + Thin Cuts

There Are No Words
There Are No Words Stamp Set

Z4260
Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts

D1887
Strokes of an Artist

S1911
Family Time November SOTM

Z8003
Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad

Z4252
Heat Tool

Z2088
Clear Embossing Powder

VersaMark™ Ink Pad
VersaMark Ink Pad

Z2851
Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z4220
Anti-Static Pouch

Z4245
Opaque Texture Paste

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Palette Knives
Palette Knives

Stencil Sheets
Stencil Sheets

Z3553
Acrylic Hearts

X5955
12 x 12 Pebble Cardstock

White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Sapphire Cardstock
12 x 12 Sapphire Cardstock

Z4221
Mink Twine

Z2474Ice Grey TriBlend Marker

B073W19WGXTim Holtz Stamp Platform

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Air 2 Cricut Machine

Z4189
Intense Black Ink Pad

Z2479
Gold Brown TriBlend Marker