Monday, May 11, 2015

Happy Everything - Freshly Made Sketches

I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my inspiration on this birthday card.

                    
I used our Jackson paper packet and the Operation Smile stamp set called Happy Everything.  Did you know that CTMH donates $3 from the sale of each of these stamps to Operation Smile?  Operation Smile is an organization that provides free, life-changing surgery that repairs smiles and reshapes lives, one child at a time.  Purchase your stamp HERE
No brown sequins?  No problem!  Just use our Shinhan markers to color the sequins to match.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our National Scrapbooking Month Blog Hop!  We have over 25 consultants showing art work featuring the exclusive paper packet called Taste of Summer.  Celebrate National Scrapbooking Month during the month of May with our exclusive mouth-watering Taste of Summer paper packet, available for only $8.95!  This paper packet features bold, vibrant colors, and is perfect to pair with your sweet summery memories. As a special bonus, during the month of May you can also purchase the exclusive Taste of Summer stamp set for $17.95.

If you have come here from Peachy Lamb's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog:  http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.


I wanted to make different kind of card with our new Taste of Summer paper.  I found the instructions for this Pinwheel Fold Card on Splitcoast Stampers but made my own adjustments.

Here is the card closed with the belly band over the card.

Here is the card without the belly band - you can really see the pinwheel shape here.

And here is the inside of the card


Thanks for looking!  You can "Hop" on over to Brenda's Blog to see her work and then come back to read my instructions below.  Be sure to visit all the Consultants along the "hop" to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, this exclusive paper packet and stamp set is only available until the end of May.  Click HERE to order yours now!


Here is how I made the Pinwheel Card.  Start with an 8 x 8 piece of paper. Using your CTMH score board make sure the diagonal swing arm is folded all the way in and tucked in.  Position your your paper at 4 5/8 mark on the diagonal arm and score straight down.


When you have scored each side cut out the "triangle" part where the score lines intersect. (don't be confused with my orange paper trimmer arm in the top part of the picture.) 




















Now you have a shape that sort of looks like a flower.  




Extend the swing arm of the score board.  Place the paper on the board as shown and score at 1" from the top to the "triangle".  Repeat for all for sides. 






Then here is where I started folding.  Fold in on the 4 5/8 score lines and out on the 1" scores, like this.  



The inside is 4 x 4 piece of White Daisy mounted on a 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 piece of the Taste of Summer paper.  I stamped the sentiment and the strawberry.






This is the finisthed card.  I used the zip strip as the belly band.