Welcome to the Blossom Blog Hop

Are you ready to be inspired?  Today, we are going to show you a variety of ways to use our Blossom paper, stickers, and stamps.  This collection is a Bring Back My Pack which has been refreshed with a updated color palette and several coordinating products.

What is a blog hop? 139369971_10158132079777686_3401564074364702012_nWell, if you have come here from Kimberly Loewen’s blog, then you are in the right place.  As you travel from blog to blog, you will be inspired by projects created by our talented team.  When you are finished viewing my Beautiful Blossom card, you can click the link at the end to “hop” on over to the next creation.  If you get lost along the way, you will find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


I have to admit, the colors in Blossom are not ones that I usually use. When this paper pack came around the first time, I only made a handful of projects because that bright color palette threw me for a loop. This time, I am so glad that I ordered it.  I love how they updated the color combinations and added the stickers to the collection because they were the perfect addition to this card.

Who knew that orange and blue would make such a lovely creation? I never pictured myself using nectarine as a background, but, on this card, it works so well. I am going to share with you a few things I learned while I was creating with the Bloom collection.


Break the patterns with neutrals

To break up the bright colors, I stitched a piece of white cardstock onto the background. You are more than welcome to place those blues directly onto the nectarine, but, to me, it was a bit overwhelming.

Adding a layer of white onto the card gave my eyes a place to rest and prevented the patterns from competing with each other. To give the card some texture, I embossed the white daisy cardstock with a stitched circle pattern. I chose this embossing pattern to match the circular shape of the flowers.


choose Less Colors

Since there are so many lively colors in Blossom, I knew that I needed to stick to only two or three colors on this card. The diamonds on the nectarine background were a lagoon color, so I chose lagoon paper patterns.

At first, I only used the nectarine and lagoon flowers on the card. After adding them, I decided I needed one more color around the flowers, so I chose the smoothie accents. Now that I am looking at these photos, I realized I used two different leaves – I should have used just the blue.


I hope that these little tips help you the next time you use the Blossom papers and stickers. Now head on over to Wendy Kessler’s blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  Don’t forget! Blossom is only available until February 28th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the my website to learn how you can save 20% on your Blossom products. 

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Welcome to the Doodled Borders Blog Hop

I am so happy to be able to join this month’s stamp of the month blog hop with my fellow Makers. Each month, we show you a variety of ways to use these exclusive stamp sets, and, this month, we are showing you how to use these adorable doodled images on your projects.

What is a blog hop? 136957575_10225564649602260_5947054056233782743_n Well, if you have come here from Kimberly Loewen’s blog, then you are in the right place.  As you travel from blog to blog, you will be inspired by projects created by our talented team.  When you are finished viewing my Doodled Border Valentine tutorial, you can click the link at the end to “hop” on over to the next creation.  If you get lost along the way, you will find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


As a cardmaker, I like having a quick, simple pattern that I can make last-minute. If you are like me, you are going to enjoy the video tutorial I created showing you how to make these three cards using the Doodled Border stamp set

The original card with the bow was inspired by a few cards I found on Pinterest that used washi tape and ribbon.  I decided to take that pattern and adapt it to these border stamp images.

The first card was stamped using Scarlet ink with those adorable doodled hearts. I added a sentiment along the top border then embellished the card with a small bow.  

The bow was cut out using our Small Bow thin cuts, then dry embossed using a swiss dot embossing folder.  Adding those whimsical polka-dots matched the doodle hearts so well. 

The second card was stamped in the same manner as the first. This time, instead of the hearts, I used the little asterisks border to match the flower on the front of the card. 

I used Scarlet ink to match the Blue Belle flower sticker and gems, then added a simple wooden sentiment. Those wooden sentiments are some of my favorites to use on cards. 

The third and final card has more of a masculine feel. I designed this as a Valentine for my son. I used Espresso ink with a few of the large borders to create the background then added some die cuts I had leftover in my stash. 

Each card was created using the same technique, yet, they each look so uniquely different because of the colors used and the embellishments added. You could easily change the look of your cards by selecting a different color palette, die cut, or sentiment.

If you would like to learn how to make some of these Doodled Borders cards, you can view my video tutorial. I show you how to ensure that your borders are stamped straight across the card, and I share a few tips to help you as you create.

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I hope that these cards inspired you to try something new with the Doodled Borders stamp set.  Now head on over to Megan Lawrence’s blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all of the blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. 

Don’t forget! The Doodled Borders stamp set is only available until February 28th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for FREE as a VIP or for only $5.00  with a qualifying purchase.

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Welcome to the November SOTM Blog Hop

Did you know that we offer a monthly stamp set that you can get at a discount or free as a VIP?  Each month, our blog hop team shows you a variety of ways that you can use these exclusive stamp sets, and, this month, we are sharing ways you can create some warm, cozy creations with our You Warm My Heart stamp set. 122097650_10157916282307686_8702769391684009400_n If you have come here from Brandi Robinson’s Blog you are on the right path. When you are finished viewing my Cozy Christmas Coffee Card, 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


Those of you who know me, know that I truly enjoy my coffee, which is why I was so excited when I saw the You Warm My Heart stamp set.   Each image on this acrylix stamp set is perfect for creating holiday cards, scrapbook pages, and winter gifts.   I plan on creating quite a few gifts this month in my VIP group using this stamp set.  Today, I am sharing with you how I made a 6″x6″ Cozy Christmas Coffee card. 

The base for this card was cut from White Daisy cardstock and folded to form a six-inch card base.  I added some strips of Comfort & Joy Paper and a beautiful patterned border across the center of the the card. 

The border was cut from Kraft paper and White Glitter paper using our new Yuletide Borders thin cuts. This intricate design matched the coffee cup perfectly.  

After stamping the sentiment onto the card, I added a large stitched square. I had debated making this into a shaker card using some of our new square shaker windows, but I wanted the papers and the border to show through, so I chose to create a simple frame instead. 

The main portion of the coffee cup was stamped with Black Pigment Ink then heat embossed with clear powder to allow the texture of the intricate designs to stand out. The wrap on the cup was also heat embossed, but with white powder on black cardstock.  I trimmed this to fit onto the center of the cup.  I also heat embossed the lid and the small flowers.

I shaded the lid and the flowers with our TriBlend Markers. Now that we have six shades of dark red, I was able to add more shadows to that lovely lid. Once all of the images were shaded and cut out, I layered them onto the card along with a poinsettia sticker and some Gold Embellishing Thread.


I hope that this Cozy Christmas Coffee card inspired to to try something new and that you plan on creating a few of these to send at Christmas.  Now ‘Hop” on over to the talented 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. 

Don’t forget! The You Warm My Heart stamp set is only available until November 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00 or free as a VIP with a qualifying purchase.

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. By clicking on those links and making a purchase, you are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.