Hey everyone! Today I am part of the Celebrating Kindness blog hop hosted by my dear friend Julia from Just One More Card. A while ago, Julia reached 10K YouTube Subscribers. In honor of the celebration she’s organizing a blog hop filled with lots of inspiration, designers and giveaways. More information can be found at the bottom of this blog post.¬†

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In today’s video I am creating a birthday card inspired by THIS color scheme that I saw on Pinterest. Combining and matching colors is one of my favorite things to do. I really like the different pink and orange hues mixed with yellow and a touch of mint.

julia-hop-fullI started out by stamping my background. Stamping a background with just one stamp is a bit time consuming but it gives a really fun look to your cards. Especially when you mix different inks together. For this background I used Soft Garnet, Rose Quartz, Lofty Mint and Beach Blondie ink from The Ton mixed with the Apricot ink from Simon Says Stamp. Next, I stamped and colored the dog from the Friends for all Seasons: Summer stamp set from WPlus9. Normally I color white dogs, but this time I went for a light brown/blonde-ish dog since I thought that was a better match with the stamped background.

closeupLately I really like to create paper banners with custom made card stock. In this video I ink blended the Beach Blondie ink from The Ton to some white card stock with a mini ink blending tool. This ink works great for ink blending. It blends like butter! After I made sure that the ink was completely dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Unforgettable stamp set from WPlus9 with white embossing powder. Finally, I finished off the card with some Glossy Accents and some sequins here and there.

GIVEAWAYS

Julia contacted some sponsors to offer giveaways. There are so many generous sponsors that offered really nice giveaways. Here is a full list of prizes to be won.

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Pretty awesome, right?! The best part is that anyone can be a winner! Simply leave a comment by July 31 midnight to be entered into the drawing.¬†The winners will be announced August 1 on Just One More Card. There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs. Good luck! ūüôā

HOP, HOP, HOP

There are so many talented designers¬†joining this blog hop. Your next stop on the hop is Michelle Short’s blog. Here is a full list of designers:

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp

Happy Monday, everyone! Welcome to my third and last video for my Close To My Heart video series. Sorry I didn’t post a Saturday Stamp Day video this Saturday. My wisdom teeth got removed on Friday so I was in severe pain in the weekend. I did manage to make these two fruity notecards for you today featuring some fun Close To My Heart products. I sound a little bit different in today’s video. That’s because I’m still in pain and my cheeks are so swollen. I look like a chipmunk, lol. I’d show you a picture of my face but I’d rather not since it’s kinda embarrassing. ūüėČ

These cards were really easy and fast to make! I wasn’t feeling well while I was making these cards so I wanted to come up with a quick and easy design and techniques. Just like last week, I did some inlaid die cutting. This is an easy and cool technique that definitely adds an extra touch¬†to your cards.

ctmh-melonsI stamped a watermelon and a pineapple pattern with the One in a Melon stamp set from Close To My Heart. For the watermelons, I used Pixie ink for the fruity part of the watermelon and Pear ink for the green part. For the pineapple I used Amber ink for the main piece of the pineapple and Pear ink for the leaves.

ctmh-pineapplesAfter stamping and heat embossing a greeting it was time to add something extra to this card! I decided to do some more inlaid die cutting. For the inlaid die cutting pieces, I used a circle die. You could use a punch if you don’t have a die cutting machine! I die cut the circles for each design 8 times out of some colored card stock. I die cut these circles out of colored card stock because it adds some extra interest and color to this card! You could layer up different colors for a rainbow effect. Finally, I finished off my card with some clear sequins here and there to add extra sparkle.

That’s it for today! Thanks for watching my video and for reading my post. See you soon! Xo

GIVEAWAY

This is the last video of my 3-week long video series featuring Close To My Heart products. I had so much fun making cards with these goodies and I’d like to thank Close To My Heart for the opportunity! Since this is my last project, CTMH generously offered another giveaway. The giveaway is Facebook exclusive so be sure to check out my post on Facebook HERE to catch all the details and to enter the giveaway. Good luck!

SUPPLY LIST

Go to http://www.closetomyheart.com for more information on how to purchase the products I used. Unfortunately, I can’t link directly to them and create a supply list like usual. Here’s a list of the CTMH products I used:

  • Close To My Heart One in a Melon Stamp Set
  • CTMH Pear Ink
  • CTMH Pixie Ink
  • CTMH Amber Ink
  • CTMH Black Ink
  • CTMH Whimsy Card Stock Pack

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