Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Make It Crafty Seasonal Blog Hop- Cards and Valentines

    Welcome to the *Make it Crafty* Seasonal Blog Hop!  This time we're getting crafty with a Valentine's/ All Cards theme.  So,  I'll be showing off some of the cards I've made with the Heartstrings Cardmaking Workshop from the current Seasonal Expressions cattie.  If you've arrived from Julie's -  you are on the right path!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost, you'll find the complete list here, with Julie, in The Scrap Zone.

   This month a number of us Close To My Heart Consultants are sharing our creations using various CTMH products to inspire you into a  (romantic???) card-making mood!

   This time I've taken the Heartstrings Card WOTG (G1090) and changed things up a bit, using the designs and pieces cut for the WOTG to make cards for other events.  In some cases, I've moved a piece from 1 design to another or altered slightly the pieces given (mostly trimming and ribbon- cutting the ends).

Here's what the original Workshop cards look like:  (you make 5 of each design in the original kit)

 And here's what I've done with them:

Fr card Left
Fr card middle
Fr card right, Pict 1
Fr card right, Pict 2

Details:  Inside of Bullseye card reads "My aim is true", and the end of the You are So Totally Simply card reads  "Awesome ".  The pink rose on the Thank you card with the bow ties (2nd pict) is popped with 3D tape.

   So, as you can see, just by changing things up a little- arrangement and sentiment, you can turn a Valentine's card into a Birthday card or a Thank you card, or anything else you'd like.

Here's a list of the stamps and other products used:
Stamps- M1047, B- 1419, 1432, 1438, 1442, 1471, D1584.  Also used B1458 (Hostess stamp), S1501(Jan Stamp of the Month), C1617 (Current Operation Smile fundraiser)- available to the end of March) and M1038 (retires at the end of Jan).
Also used:
Silver Sequins, Red Glitter Gems, Slate Twist ties (Retired), Arrow Washi (ret), Grey dot Washi (ret)
Shinhan Twin Touch Markers- WG4, BG61, RP198
3D tape, Journaling pen
And, my new Christmas toy... The Brother Scan N Cut (CM550)!!!  I cut the pink roses, the arrows and the Thank You banner with the SNC as these are not Cricut- able images.

                                                         (No more fussy cutting!!)

   I hope you've gotten some inspiration from my cards.  Now, 'Hop' along to Wendy's blog to see more!
Don't forget to come back March 15th, when we'll be showing off Easter and Spring goodies!


  1. You have been a busy girl! Lovely cards!

    1. Thanks Diana, once all the pieces were cut, they kinda made themselves. It all came together rather quickly.

  2. Wow, Pam great cards and once again lots and lots of wonderful creations.

  3. Now that's a lot of cards ! great job...