Friday, May 27, 2016

Big MAGICAL Adventure 6x6 Mini Album

Have you seen the new CTMH Magical Paper Packet and Magical Complements?

So fun!

About a week ago, someone contacted me for info on an old project I made back in 2012.

Looking through the pictures of my old mini made me want to make a new version, so I pulled out my Magical papers and went to work, figuring it all out by looking at the pictures of my old mini album.  (The original was given away as a gift.)

My original was a 6x6 Kraft Card and Envelope Mini Album and the "how-to" for how to make the cover out of Kraft cardstock was made using instructions from fellow CTMH Consultant, Mary Gunn.

I just happened to have a bunch of these 6x6 Kraft cards left over to use on this album.  And honestly for the inner pages, it only uses 2 cards and 2 envelopes, plus one 6x6 piece of Kraft cardstock. 

Note:  These CTMH Kraft cards and envelopes are discontinued now, but you could easily just use seven 6x6 pieces of Kraft cardstock for the inner pages.

When you open up the card page, there is room for two pages inside...

This shows the envelope page when it is opened up.  You can easily add another pull out page for even more photos.

These are the two pages inside of another card....

And here is another envelope opened up...

This last page has a pull out photo mat nestled in an envelope pocket.

Now I can't wait to fill this mini with pictures from our upcoming trip.  : )

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Papers:  Magical; White Daisy, Black, Whisper, Cranberry, Kraft CS
Embellishments:  Magical Complements, Magical Sequins, Bitty Sparkles
Punches:  Scallop Border, Corner Rounder, Upper Crest Border (Fiskars), Banner (SU), 5/8" and 1" Circle (EK), Large Heart (SU), Small Heart - Heart To Heart (SU), 3" Round Tab (McGill)
Dies:  Modern Alpha Lowercase (PTI), Cloud 1 & 2 (PTI), Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics (MFT), Mini Pennant Die-namics (MFT), Mini Wavy Pennants Die-namics (MFT), Stars Framelits (SU)
Other:  Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Black journal pen, Hook & Loop Dots, Micro-tip Scissors, 3D foam tape, 1 1/2" Jump Rings, Crop-A-Dile (WRMK)

Monday, May 23, 2016

Celebrate With Cake Birthday Card

I have really been enjoying this Celebrate With Cake, May stamp of the month set.

I paper pieced the cake and little banners on this fun card, with scrap pieces from the Happy Times paper packet.

Only 9 days left... Get your set before it's gone!

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Happy Times; White Daisy, Glacier CS
Stamp:  Celebrate With Cake - May SOTM
Inks:  Black, Canary, Pomegranate, Glacier
Embellishments:  Bitty Sparkles
Other:  White watercolor pencil (other), Water brush, Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Happy Times Birthday

I whipped up this quick birthday card for my sister's birthday in April just before the 2 1/2 hr long drive to go visit her, using the Happy Times paper and stamp set.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Papers:  Happy Times; Colonial White CS
Stamps:  Happy Times, Joyful Birthday
Inks:  Versamark, Fern
Embellishments:  Gold Sequin, Pink Enamel Gem
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, Scallop Border Punch, Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

2 Friend In Me Cards

I used the CTMH Friend In Me stamp set to random stamp the flower images onto a 12" x 12" piece of White Daisy cardstock.

So far I have made two different cards with the paper.

For the card above, I first painted the yellow swatch and let it dry before stamping the sentiment.

 Then I just random stamped the flower images on the remaining white space.

The colourful polka dots piece of paper was made with very simply with my small paint brush and watercolor paints.

Then lastly, the flowers were painted with watercolor paints, too, cut out and adhered with 3D foam tape.

For the card above, I used inks instead of paints.

I used my water brushes and ink pads (by squeezing the lid onto the closed ink pad and using the lid as a pallet) to colour in the images.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:

Top card:
Paper:  White Daisy, Canary CS
Stamps:  Friend In Me - recently retired, Bitty Birthday
Ink:  Black
Embellishments:  Clear and Bitty Sparkles
Other:  Watercolor Paints, Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape

Bottom card:
Paper:  White Daisy, Smoothie CS
Stamp:  Friend In Me - recently retired
Inks:  Black, Cotton Candy, Pixie, Pomegranate, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Canary, Versamark
Ribbon:  Topiary Chevron 
Other:  Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy Times 3x3 Thank You Cards

Here are a couple of little 3x3 thank you cards I made using the pretty Happy Times papers.

I will be tucking these little pretties into customer's orders...

Remember that the Happy Times paper pack is available only during the month of May (and it is while supplies last).  Don't miss out on this!  ;)

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Papers:  Happy Times; White Daisy, Black CS
Stamps:  Happy Times, Sending Love
Inks:  Fern, Glacier, Black, Pomegranate
Other:  Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel - retired, Micro-tip Scissors, 3D foam tape

Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy Times Birthday Card

This pretty card uses the Happy Times stamp set and papers from the Happy Times paper packet, available only during May, while quantities last.

Have I mentioned how much I love these papers??? 

And the stamp set is pretty great too!

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Papers:  Happy Times; White Daisy, Canary CS
Stamps:  Happy Times, Balloon Animals - Feb. SOTM
Inks:  Black, Canary, Pixie, Smoothie, Pomegranate, Fern
Embellishments:  Coral Shimmer Trim, Gold Sequins, Green Epoxy Bubble - retired
Other:  3D foam tape, Micro-tip scissors

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Just Married - Celebrate With Cake

What a sweet wedding card, if I say so myself!  lol

I used the May stamp of the month set, Celebrate With Cake for this one.

(inspired by this card by Gina Brandstetter)

I used the same technique that Gina did on her card for the flowers, where you flip the stamp over and I inked it up with Pixie and Sweet Leaf inks, and then randomly stamped them onto a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" piece of White Daisy cardstock.  Then I cleaned the stamp, flipped it over and inked the actual image in black ink and stamped them over top of the pink and green "blotches".

I stamped a few extra flowers and cut them out with my scissors to add to the cake with 3D foam tape.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  White Daisy, Slate CS
Stamp:  Celebrate With Cake - May SOTM
Inks:  Black, Sweet Leaf, Pixie, Cotton Candy, Versamark
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Small Water Brush, Micro-tip Scissors, 3D Foam Tape

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hawaiian Hibiscus Birthday Card

I have a pretty birthday card to share with you today.

I used the Close To My Heart Hawaiian Hibiscus stamp set on this one.

First I stamped with Versamark ink and then embossed the images with white embossing powder onto the watercolor paper.

I coloured in the flowers and leaves by putting a few drops of different inks onto a paint pallet, and spritzed the cardstock with water, then dipped my waterbrush into the ink and added it to the wet paper.

After it dried, I cut out each image with my scissors, and added them with 3D foam tape.

Last step, I added a little glitter with the retired glitz glitter gel, using a paint brush to basically paint it onto the flowers.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  Watercolor paper; White Daisy, Black CS
Stamps: Hawaiian Hibiscus, Joyful Birthday
Inks:  Versamark, Black
Re-inkers:  Pear, Pomegranate, Sunset, Honey
Other:  White Embossing Powder, 3D foam tape, Waterbrush, Micro-tip Scissors, Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel -retired


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