Bear Hugs ~ July SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Bear Hugs Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the July Bear Hugs stamp set. 61139206_10156480557497686_1649829919171018752_nIf 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.

For this project, I decided to use our Fancy Tags Thin Cuts along with our True Love papers to create a sweet and simple card that I plan on sending to a friend who is currently going through a rough patch. MissCarriesCreations-BearHugCardUnfortunately, I am going to have to keep this blog post short due to the fact that my laptop keyboard is currently on the fritz. You can see here that I used the Circle Tag thin cut to create a window for the two bear images. I used another Tag Thin Cut for the sentiment.

The flower border and individual flowers were cut from Sugarplum cardstock using the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts. I added some Gold Embellishing Thread, Gold Glitter Gems, a Gold Arrow Clip, and Bitty Sparkles too finish it off.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Darlys Recker’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 Bear Hug stamp set is only available until July 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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Last Minute Easter Treats

We all have the best intentions to create something for our guests each holiday, but there are times when the chaos of life prevents us from doing so. Today, I am going to show you how to make a quick, easy, last minute Easter Ghirardelli Treat using our sweet Zoe papers.  These papers are only available during the month of April and are perfect for creating spring projects.

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When I plan quick and easy projects, I plan them like I plan our family meals – Less than ten ingredients, under thirty minutes, minimal tools required, and everyone asks for more. These little Easter Ghirardelli Treats fit that to a t. Below you will find a simple set of instructions to create your own and be able to view the complete list of supplies I used on this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 8″ x 2¼” Canary Cardstock, 2″ x 2¼” Zoe Paper, 2″ x 1¾” Zoe Paper,
2″ x ¼” Zoe Paper, White Daisy cardstock scraps

Assembly Instructions:
1. Score the 8″ x 2¼” Canary Cardstock along the long edge at 2″, 2¼”, and 5½”.
2. Using a Bone Folder, fold at each of the score lines to create a “matchbook”.
3. Using a Large Scallop Decorative Border Thin Cut, create a curved edge on the “flap” of the Canary cardstock Matchbook and the 2″ x 2¼” Zoe Paper.
4. Adhere each of the Zoe papers onto the Canary cardstock Matchbook.
5. Using a 2¼” Stitched Oval Thin Cut, cut out an oval from White Daisy cardstock.
6. Stamp the “Some Bunny Loves You” sentiment onto the center of the oval using Carolina Ink. (If you would like, you can create a mask for the image to prevent the scallops from appearing on the oval. Here is a great tutorial for masking.)


7. Using a Mint Shimmer Brush, brush color along the edge of the oval, then adhere it to the Flap using 3D Foam Tape.
8. Using the RockNRoll method, apply Toffee & Espresso Ink onto the Bunny image and stamp onto White Daisy cardstock.
9. Cut out the Bunny image and adhere to the Canary cardstock Matchbook using 3D Foam Tape. (You will apply tape only to the bottom portion of the Bunny.  The top of the Bunny is what will hold the flap closed without adhesive.) 

How easy was that!?Simple, fun, and done. Now all you have to do is add the Ghirardelli squares that you have left to the inside of the Easter Ghirardelli Treat holder and “Wow” your guests.  These would also make adorable treats for a Mother’s Day Tea or Spring Wedding favors.  Your imagination is your only limit.

Don’t forget that the Zoe papers are only available, while supplies last, through April 30th. You can get a full pack FREE along with a $50 product voucher when you Join our team in April. You will also receive the NEW Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog, unreleased products, and have the ability to order from the New Catalog as soon as you join.  What a great reward!

 I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Bunny Trail Stamp Set

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Zoe Paper Packet

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12 x 12 Canary Cardstock

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Decorative Border Thin Cuts

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Bone Folder

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Toffee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Mint Shimmer Brush

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3D Foam Dots

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Micro-Tip Scissors
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Stitched Oval Thin Cuts
Art Glitter Glue Designer Dries Clear Adhesive 4 oz with Ultra Fine Metal Tip
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Full-Adhesive Sticky Notes