Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Birthday Card Using the August 2019 Stamp of the Month

A great Stamp of the Month (SOM) for August gives us the ability to make cards for oh so many occasions. You can even tag the back of your card or envelope with the "from me to you" and some hearts. So Cute!!

The card was very easy to create. I embossed the dark side of a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of sage cardstock. A 3 3/4 x 4 piece of the light side of the sage cardstock is the second background. Two pieces of B & T coordinating papers from the pack were cut at 3/4" x 3 1/2" and 2". Happy Birthday was stamped in Eggplant ink on a 2 x 3" white cardstock with a backing of 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" sugarplum cardstock. The flowers and leaves are from the sticker complement sheet. Easy Peasy!

August Stamp of the Month set

A quick birthday card and envelope

True Love Papers, Complements and Coordinating cardstock

Bye For Now!


Card Challenges for August From Mojo Monday and Atlantic Hearts

When I looked at the Mojo Monday sketch this week, my first thought was to use our new Sunflower Sympathy stamp and thin cut set that will be available September 1, 2019. As I started to create the card, I got a text saying a friends mother had passed. It's such a sad time for this family. I know they will miss her terribly. 

I love the use of the sunflower for a sympathy card. Little did I know it would be put to use so quickly. This is an example of why it is so good to have cards ready to go. The lighter looking stamp on the envelope is 2nd generation stamping. Also on the sentiment there is a faint leaf that is also 2nd gen. 
 Front of the card and envelope
 Inside of the card
Back of the card

Sunflower Sympathy Stamp and Thin Cut Set

  1. Sunflower Sympathy stamp and thin cut set (Available September 1, 2019)
  2. Toffee Ink Pad
  3. Espresso Ink Pad
  4. Fern Ink Pad 
  5. Goldrush cardstock (I used the light side)
  6. Value Pack White cards and envelopes
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Monday, August 26, 2019

Seaside Sketchy Challenge

I've been incommunicado since July, so here I am getting back in gear. I'm starting off with the August Sketchy Challenge from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. The paper I used for the challenge is the Seaside paper from several years ago for the "Bring Back My Pack". Close To My Heart will pick a favorite paper from years ago to highlight in the Bring Back My Pack. This particular paper was especially pretty (in my opinion). It's perfect for any beach vacation. Since I get in brain ruts, I love using the challenges to give me a goal to create a new page. 

Here is the sketch for August:
I had fun making my page:

Seaside is back in a new, slimmed down paper packet! This paper packet features 6 paper sheets and a full 12″ × 12″ sticker sheet, giving you paper and stickers in the same pack! We’ve refreshed a few of the colors to create this updated pack and paired it with a coordinating cardstock pack and stamp set.
Save 25% on a workshop kit that includes all of these items, which you can use to create the awesome artwork shown here!
This collection will only be available through August 31, 2019, while supplies last, so order yours right away!
I had some teal Shimmer Trim from my stash to sparkle things up a bit.
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