Welcome to the New May/June Product Blog Hop

You are are in for a treat today, my friend.  Each of our talented creators will be sharing a projects they have made using products from our NEW May/June Catalog. 94143656_10157392409557686_2316330434587262976_o The products in this catalog are simply stunning, so make sure you have a notepad ready to make a wish-list.  If you have come here from Becca Whitham’s blog, you are on the right path!  When you are finished reading about my Country Mason Jar Card, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.   If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participants on Melinda’s Blog

Like I said, the products in this catalog are extraordinary.  I had such a difficult time choosing what I wanted to use today because there are so many things I want to show you.  I realized that I have two months to share it all, so I am just going to show you two favorites that I used on my Country Mason Jar card. 

Yes, just two.  If you head on over to my website and view the catalog, you will realize why this was such a difficult decision.  As you hop through the other blogs, I know that you are going to see a bunch of other products, so make sure you have a pen & paper ready and start making your list.  


Mason Jar Bouquet Stamp & Thin Cuts

Who doesn’t love mason jars?!  My house is full of random mason jar finds, including a dog watering dish which is shaped like an extra large canning jar.  Our new Mason Jar Bouquet can be purchased with or without the Thin Cut dies, and are designed to create some beautiful little summer bouquets. 

There is a little tag you can use to add a sentiment.  I chose to use a strand from our White Burlap Ribbon on my jar and stamp the sentiment on a vellum circle. One of my favorite things about this Mason Jar Bouquet set, is that the die has a little slit in the top, so I can slide my flowers right in and make it look like they are truly sitting in the jar. 

Mix-Ins Paper Packet

Every season, it is the Mix-Ins paper that I stock up on.  I enjoy the delicate patterns and how well they pair with the current seasons papers.  The paper pack in the May/June catalog is just as remarkable as in seasons past.  

Checks, polka-dots, and flowers – perfect for summertime creations.  These Mix-Ins papers are going to look  beautiful on anything you create.  If you plan on stocking up on these, make sure to also grab a few packs of Coordinating cardstock


There you have it. Two of my new favorites from the May/June Catalog. These are not my ONLY favorites. I actually have quite a few more that I plan to show you in the coming weeks. You really need to head on over to my website and take a look at all of the fantastic finds this season. 

I hope that you enjoyed today’s Country Mason Jar project and were inspired to make a card of your own.  Now ‘Hop” on over to Brenda Lapp’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 products in the May/June catalog collection are only available, while supplies last, until June 30th.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the “What’s New” tab of my website to see all that is available this season. Don’t forget – you get a free catalog with your first order!

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Back to Basics Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Back to the Basics! Technique Blog Hop where we will be showing you a variety of basic techniques that highlight a few of our new Seasonal Expressions products!69296818_10156645912002934_8306240367032795136_o  If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading, 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.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.

My goal this year has been to show you how to use your “stuff”, and today’s blog hop gives me the perfect opportunity to share some Basic Heat Embossing Techniques with you.  How many embossing powders do you have sitting in your craft space? Can you remember the last time you used them? Today, I plan to inspire you to pull out those bottles as I share four basic heat embossing techniques I used on my Grateful Sunflower card. misscarriescreations-gratefulsunflowercard.jpg

At the very bottom of the post, you will find a list of the supplies I used as well as a video I created for my VIP group showing various ways to use embossing powders.

Simple Embossed Sentiments

This is how most of us use our embossing powders.  After stamping the sentiment using a VersaMark™ Ink, I sprinkled White Embossing powder over the image, then used a Heat Tool to set the powder.


Combining VersaMark with An Exclusive Ink

There are times we want to create an embossed look using a specific color. On my project, I wanted to center image to be embossed in Saffron. Using my stamp platform, I first stamped the image in VersaMark™ Ink, then stamped the image again with Saffron Exclusive Ink, sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder, and heat the image.

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Combining Multiple Embossing Powders

The center of the sunflower has a slight shimmer, which was achieved by mixing Clear Embossing Powder with a small amount of Copper Tinsel. You don’t need much and you need to plan on throwing the mixture away when you are finished.  This time, I stamped with a Pigment Ink to get the color I wanted for the center of the sunflower. MissCarriesCreations-HeatEmbossing-MixedPowder


Embossing Pens Add Detail

Our new Embossing Pens are a great way to add little bits of embossed elements. After stamping and shading my leaves, I used the Embossing Pen to accent the veins.

 

Here is another photo of the card showing all the details I was able to create with each of the Heat Embossing Techniques. These are just a few of the ways you can use your stash of embossing powders.MissCarriesCreations-GratefulSunflowerCard-Detail.jpg

Want to learn a more? Check out the video I created for my VIP Facebook Group showing some more way you can use each of our Embossing Products. If you are not on Facebook, you can view a shortened version here.

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.  I hope today’s post has encouraged you to start using your embossing powders to create something new.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Sunflower Sympathy Stamp + Thin Cuts
Sunflower Sympathy + Thin Cuts

X7249B
Hawthorn Paper Packet

X6047
12 x 12 Black Cardstock

White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Sentiments by Melisa EsplinSentiments by Melissa Esplin

Z2851
Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z891
VersaMark Ink Pad

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White Embossing Powder

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Z8003
Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad

Z2088
Clear Embossing Powder

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Embossing Ink Pens

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Heat Tool

Z4220
Anti-static Pouch

Z4250
Copper Tinsel Embossing Powder

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Gold Brown TriBlend Marker

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White Burlap Ribbon

Z4220
Anti-static Pouch

Z4065
Rose Gold Loose Sequins

Z2486
Dull Green TriBlend Marker

Z1151
Foam Tape

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X7248C
Every Little Thing Complements