Quick, easy and fun stamp dragging technique adds a fun effect to your stamped image. What's even better is it allows for a stamped image that isn't stamped 'perfectly' to look perfect! Because this one is meant to be perfectly imperfect. :)
If you tried this technique for yourself, leave me a comment!
Thanks again Dana Swadling for the card design!
Stamp used here is the April 2019 Stamp of the Month, which can be (or could have been) yours for only $5 with a minimum purchase at https://shelly.closetomyheart.com
It's mid April and we've already got a camping trip in for the year! This is a first! Back home in Upstate New York, Spring is just peeking through the snow and no one will shovel out their camping gear to head out until the end of May. We found a few campgrounds in Connecticut that are actually open year round.
This weekend's project was using the One Scoop at a Time workshop from Close to my Heart. I added my own spin to the workshop directions because I didn't have all the necessary tools at camp to create the exact cards they have pictured.
This One Scoop at a Time workshop creates 12 cards and costs $20.95, which is just under $1.75 per card. Now that's a great price for a handmade card!
The kit includes:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – cardstock patterned paper - Something Fierce sheets
3 – cardstock sheets (1 Lemon, 1 Raspberry, 1 White Daisy)
1 – Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
12 – white card bases & envelopes
Additional supplies needed:
Lemon Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2808)
Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2805)
Raspberry Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2812)
Darker colored cardstock paper for the background matte
Tombow or your tape runner
Here's the quick how-to video from camp!
Thanks again Mystic KOA for a great weekend! We can't wait to return!
There is a really quick way to distress your cards and give them some dimension. Just sponge them! So simple and easy. Watch the quick video below to see how I sponged the card pictured here.
I used the emerald colored Close to my Heart ink on this card and the pansy colored ink in the second card. Matched it with color coordinated cardstock as well.
You can purchase any of these products here --> www.shelly.closetomyheart.com
Got camping fever like me? It's still March but I'm so ready to hit the road!
I shot a quick video on my newest 'Cards for Camp' greeting card kit. All the products used are listed below.
Stamps - C1611 Campfire Lifestyle Seasons & Nature - Close to my Heart
D1753 This Way to Paradise Cricut Bundle - Close to my Heart
Cricut You are Here cartridge
Ink - Closet To My Heart - Black
Glue Pen - Close To My Heart
Tombow tape runner - Close To My Heart
Cardstock - Close To My Heart - Fern
Cardstock - Close to my Heart - Mink
Cardstock - Close to my Heart - Charcoal
Cardstock - Close to my Heart - Craft Brown
Click here to find these products--> https://shelly.closetomyheart.com
My better half and I put a lot of effort into how we decorate our RV. One of the biggest considerations is breakable items and weight. Frames with glass are just not made for RV life so I found a solution and it's light weight to boot!
This Magnolia Frame Kit is the perfect addition to our RV!
This item is only available while supplies last. Find it here --> https://shelly.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=11668
Before joining Close to my Heart as an Independent Consultant, I did some research online to learn more about the company. What I came across the most was the other consultants who rave about a supportive and empowering atmosphere with people that make them feel like family. The more comments I read, the more excited I became about solidifying my decision to join as a new consultant.
The girl who walked me through the sign up process (my upline), is also a friend and co-worker at my day job. She has been in this business for 6 years (give or take) and I'm sure she was thrilled that her persistence paid off... she had been whispering in my ear for at least 2 years about how I could make a little side cash doing what I enjoy. Her name is Kim.
This past weekend, she drove all the way from Upstate New York to my home in Milford, Connecticut because I recently relocated and our residences are no longer 20 minutes apart. Her and I had a fantastic weekend of talking shop, throwing out fun future ideas, sight seeing on the Connecticut coast, and gathering with great friends but the most memorable event was surely the cards we created and crafted together.
One of my first marketing campaigns is to send out my Spring newsletter via mail with a sample handmade card. Kim and I threw out design ideas for a simple yet classy card that would be received well but something that could be mass produced quite quickly since I plan to send around 60 or so via mail this week.
The team effort of cutting, stamping and coloring together in assembly line fashion, busted out these cards quite quickly! And though this moment in time passed in a flash, the fact that Kim took her valuable time to create these with me will always be cherished.
An upline helping a downline design AND create a set of sample cards for a marketing idea is definitely not in the job description - which again, just leads me to believe that I am on the right path, with the right people, doing the right thing...
Happy to be part of this new CTMH family.
ps I am happy to make cards with anyone who wants to follow in my footsteps! :) (Had to throw that one in)