It’s a National Scrapbook Month Blog Hop!

No matter what type of paper crafts you enjoy, you are going to love our National Scrapbooking month bundle. Throughout May, we have a beautiful, gemstone-inspired collection called You Are Enough, and our blog hop team has been working hard on some projects to show you ways that you can use this collection.

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 Cat Nowak’s blog – either way, you are in the right place. When you are finished viewing my Beautiful Butterfly 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.


Many of you have already gotten a sneak peek of the new You Are Enough collection in my recent Color Theory video. At first, I wasn’t quite sure how much I would enjoy the rose gold – bling is not really my thing – but oh, my, goodness! After seeing it in person and creating that layout, I couldn’t wait to start making a few cards.

Both of these cards are simple in design. I used the papers, coordinating cardstock, stamps, thin cuts, and those adorable butterfly dies from the collection.

The Thank You card was an easy one to make. It started as more complicated fun fold, but after two hours of fussing around and making mistakes, I decided just to keep it super simple. The base was decorated with a strip of You Are Enough paper. I love all the little sentiments on this design.

After adding some splashes of black shimmer, I stamped the heart and sentiment in black, then added the beautiful butterfly motif.

The butterfly was cut out of pattern paper and vellum using the Layered Butterfly thin cuts. I placed the layers atop a starburst die-cut that I created using the stamp and thin cut bundle.

In the center of the butterfly are some Rose Gold sequins. These little sequins match perfectly with this collection, so make sure you snag a few with your You Are Enough order. If you have run out of or don’t have these rose gold gems, you could use Rose Gold Liquid Pearls for the butterfly in place of the sequins.

The second card has a similar horizontal design with a little lace added. I cut my card front in half so that I could add that little bit of lace using the Fancy Borders thin cuts.

Across the top of the card, I added a strip of that beautiful Glacier Blue and Rose Gold cardstock. These ornate designs are simply stunning! I love how the package of coordinating cardstock includes both the rose gold designs and non-pattern pieces for projects.

Again, I added a butterfly design atop that stamped starburst. Both of my butterflies are built with three layers – a flat pattern piece on the base, a folded pattern piece, and a vellum piece.

In the center of this butterfly, I added some Blue Belle gems. If you have this Layered Butterfly thin cut on your wishlist, I would suggest you grab it sooner than later. These five metal dies are sized at 3¾”and 1½” and I am guessing they are going to be VERY popular and might sell out before the special ends. Remember, these You Are Enough items are only available while supplies last.


I hope that these Beautiful Butterfly cards gave you a taste of how striking the You Are Enough collection is and showed you a few new ways to use the bundle. 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.  

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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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Welcome to the Scandinavian Folk Art Blog Hop

Our team of Makers have some wonderful projects to inspire you using the Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings stamp set. Each month, we show you a variety of ways to use the monthly stamp sets, and, this month, we are showing you how to use these folk art images on your projects.

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What is a blog hop? This is a wonderful way for you to gather a few ideas for using a specific element on your projects. You may be just starting here or you may have come from Kim Loewen’s blog – either way, you are in the right place.  When you are finished viewing my Stenciled Scandinavian cards video tutorial, 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 complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.


I want to be completely honest with you — I almost didn’t purchase this stamp set. When I saw it in the catalog I didn’t think I would ever use it. Boy, was I wrong! The images remind me of some of the stamps from years past, and I found some great ideas for projects in our old idea books. I am so glad I ordered it so that I could share with you how easy these cards are to make.

Both of these cards use stenciled images and heat embossing techniques. In my video, I show you how to assemble each card and share some simple cardmaking tips you can use on your projects. I wanted to keep the designs bright, simple, and unique like a tole-painted image.


The first card uses a color combination that I customarily save for Christmas. I have been taking a class on Color Theory and wanted to try a complementary combination that is not normally in my area of interest.

The patterns on this card are from our Mix-Ins paper pack which also sports the combination of candy apple, fern, and almond. A stenciled background was added using a Cricut cut image I shaded with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink. To be truthful, I am still not sure if I like this mix of colors, but it was a fun experiment to try.

The second card is more within my color range. The mix of Peacock, Candy Apple, and Kraft colors can be found throughout my home.

On this card, I also used a stenciled image I cut from our stencil film on my Cricut. The hearts were added using Opaque Texture Paste then “aged” with Toffee ink. I love the row of flowers across the top and that white embossing powder makes them really stand out on the peacock cardstock.

On each of the cards, I added a little stitching to give them a handmade vintage-like feel. I would love to know which design you like best.



If you would like to create a set of these cards or learn how to create a stenciled background for your projects, I have made a tutorial for you to watch. I hope that it inspires you to try something new.  

Now head on over to Krista Hershberger’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 Scandinavian Folk Art Greetings stamp set is only available during the month of April. Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to learn how you can get this stamp set for FREE as a VIP or at a discounted price of $5.00 with a qualifying order.

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