Welcome to the Stamptacular Blog Hop

This month, we are showering you with Stamptacular discounts so our blog hop team decided that we would showcase just a few project ideas using some of the stamped images available during the month-long sale.

Our monthly blog hops are a wonderful way for you to gather a few ideas for future projects. Feel free to Pin these projects directly from our blogs and save them for later.  You may be just starting here or you may have come from Katy Taylor’s blog – either way, you are in the right place.  When you are finished viewing my Simple Floral Meadows cards, click the link at the end of my post to “hop” on over to the next website. If you get lost along the way, you will find the list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month, I packed my schedule full of fun projects and three retreats – then life happened. When I realized that I needed a project for today’s blog hop, I decided to keep it super simple and use up a few of my paper scraps in the process. I am sure that many of you also have days where life “just happens” making these Simple Floral Meadows cards a perfect project for you to make.

I wanted to highlight two of my favorite stamp sets – the Daisy Meadows Scrapbooking bundle and the Sentiments & Stitches stamps. Both of these have images and sentiments I enjoy using on my creations.

The Sentiments & Stitches stamp set is an older set that is currently on sale during Stamptacular. As many of you know, I like to add stitching to my projects. This stamp set has quite a few stitch images that I can use when I don’t have time to pull out my sewing machine or hand stitch.

On this first card, I stamped the stitching across the top of the plaid Mix-In paper in Peacock ink. To create the scallop design, I used our Fancy Borders Thin cuts.

I used those borders on all three of my cards. On this second card, I use another border to create the lace. The stitched stamp was added along the side of the card onto a piece of Daisy Meadows paper.

Each of the stitched images and sentiments was paired with some beautiful florals from the Daisy Meadow Scrapbooking thin cut bundle. This set comes with matching dies to help you cut out each of the flower, leaf, and butterfly images.

I shaded each of the images using our TriBlend markers. These are some of my favorite alcohol markers. Each pen comes with three shades which is a such a time saver. Having three shades in one is also a benefit for beginning alcohol marker users. No more searching to find the perfect shadow shade – it’s already built-in.

Shading these Daisy Meadow images was so relaxing and simple to do with the TriBlends. I used a combination of Golden Yellow, Corals, Vintage Blue, and Antique Pink to create these stunning little gems.

I chose these colors to match my paper patterns. Even though Antique Blue might not seem like a color for leaves, it matched the Peacock color perfectly.

After shading the flowers, I added a dash of clear shimmer to each of the flowers, some loops of Silver Embellishing Thread, and Daisy Meadows Dots.

If you would like to learn how I created each of these Simple Floral Meadows cards, you can view the video below. In this video you will learn a few TriBlend Marker tips & tricks.

I hope that this project showed you a few new ways to use the Daisy Meadows Scrapbook bundle and Sentiments & Stitched stamp sets. Now head on over to Kim Loewen’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  

Remember, the Stamptacular sale ends April 30th. Many of the thin cut bundles are only available while supplies last, so make sure you snag a few at a discount before they are gone for good. 

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Tuesday Tutorial: Paper Pom-Poms

Last week I posted a simple St. Patrick’s Day Banner featuring some Cricut™ Flower Market images and these adorable paper Pom-Poms. Today, I am going to show you how I created them using the Fancy Border Fringe Thin Cut. 

I began by cutting piece of Clover cardstock at 6″ x 2¼” then placed it onto my Sizzix with the Fringe Thin Cut die laying vertically on the left side of the cardstock and the cut side facing outward.  These dies work best if they go through your machine vertically and held in place with a temporary adhesive. I personally prefer Post-It Labeling Tape because it comes off without ruining my paper.

After cutting the left side, you are going to create the same cut on the right, placing the Fringe Thin Cut as close to the other cut as possible without cutting through the center completely. You will want a very small vertical space between the two cuts.

At this point you can use whatever tool works best for you, but I chose to use a wooden skewer to roll-up the Fringe cut and adhere in place. 

Once the glue is completely dry, you will start to bend and shape the Pom-Pom. Try to keep the “spikes” as straight as possible without curling them. Remove the Pom-Pom from the wooden skewer, then take two of the Fringe pieces and fold them into the center to “hide” the hole.

Your paper Pom-Pom is complete and ready for your paper crafting project. I threaded the Jute Twine through the center of each of mine to attach them to the banner.


I hope you take them time to give these a try and post what you have created on my VIP Facebook Group. I always enjoy seeing what others have made through these tutorials. 

 I can’t wait to see what you create!


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Tag, You’re It! – CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Tag, You’re It! Technique Blog Hop where we will 49864443_10156148923092934_2960183364113399808_nbe featuring a multitude of projects focusing on Tags.   If you have come here from Catherine Nowak’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 ideas using all sorts of tags.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.

Since I didn’t have a chance to decorate for Christmas, I have decided to go all out for Valentine’s Day and create some adorable decorations, like this banner, for my home.  Normally, I would use the Cricut™ to cut out all of my images, but I am ♥enamored♥ by that stitching detail on our Fancy Tags Thin Cuts, which cannot be achieved easily with the Cricut™.


I must say, that I have also been captivated by our Happy Heart products and just couldn’t get enough of those patterns when creating those little flags – also cut from our Fancy Tags Thin Cuts. How cute are those?!


Before you “Hop” to Michelle Loncar’s blog , let me show you how you can create this project using our Heart Happy Products and Fancy Tags Thin Cuts.

Paper Needed:  (8) 4½” x 3″ Sapphire Cardstock, (2) 4½” x 3″ Candy Apple Cardstock, (8)4½” x 3″ Heart Happy Paper, (15) 2½” x 1″ Heart Happy Paper, (7) 1½” x 1½” Candy Apple Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Using the Large Fancy Tag Thin Cut, cut out the (2) 4½” x 3″ Candy Apple and (8) 4½” x 3″ Heart Happy paper tags.
2. To create the layered Hearts, cut a 1¾” Stitched Heart from the Candy Apple tags. Place the Candy Apple Tag on top of the Heart Happy paper tag, and temporary adhere the heart in place. This allows you to line up the Larger Heart Thin Cut around the smaller one, tape in place (♥love Post-It Tape for this), and cut out the other image.

3. Adhere the Heart Happy Paper Tags onto the (8) 4½” x 3″ pieces of Sapphire Cardstock. Hand trim to create a small border.
4. Decorate each tag as you see fit using Heart Happy Stickers, Cut-Apart Images, Candy Apple Striped RibbonSilver Embellishing Thread, or Silver Glitter Gems.

5. To create the flags, cut out the small Banner Thin Cut from the (15) 2½” x 1″ Heart Happy Paper.  Fold the top down and glue onto Mink Twine. If desired, cut out Stitched Hearts from the (7) 1½” x 1½” pieces Candy Apple Cardstock and place between the flags.

6. To hang it, use our Paper Piercing Tool Kit to poke holes at the top of each tag and threaded Mink Twine through.

Add some bows and more gems, and you have a cute Valentine Banner for your home. This is what mine looks like hung in my craft room.  Isn’t it just ♥precious♥?!


Now Hop on over to Michelle Loncar’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crating tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Heart Happy products are only available while supplies last through February 28th. Contact your CTMH Consultant or visit the promotions tab on my website to order your Heart Happy products for this Valentine Banner.