10/14/2013

Holidays from the Heart Blog Hop


Welcome to the Holidays from the Heart Blog Hop.  This month I am following Pamela Ellison's Blog.   We have over 20 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in this Blog Hop.   Our blog hop is a circular hop.  You just click on the link to the next blog on the bottom of this post and go visit the next blog.  If you get lost, I have all of the participating blogs here.
                                                                                                                
The Holidays from the Heart is a mini 24 page catalog that comes with its own special promotion.  When you place an order of $100 or more (retail price) between October 15 and December 31 from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, you qualify for one free star item from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide. You'll love the sparkle, the ease, and the savings! Receive one free "star" item for each $100 in your order.  Don't you just love this paper?



I am needing to get started on my Christmas cards and am loving the bright colors of our Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack (X7176B).  I went to one of our How-To Books, Make it From Your Heart, Volume 2 (9042), Pattern 29, and started cutting my paper.  I just love the ease of our How-to Books as well as the cost of $7.95.  I always change the pattern up just a little bit to give it my personality, but it sure is nice to have a starting point when designing my cards.

Next comes the Stamp Set.  Close to My Heart just started offering Hostess Only stamp sets.  When you have a gathering or an order of $150 or over, you can use some of the Free Product Credit to buy these stamp sets at an even greater discount.  I chose to use Quick Cards - Bright All Night.  As a Hostess, you may purchase this stamp set for $4.00!

 Here is my card.



The edges are ink distressed with our Slate Ink.  The stamped image was first inked with Whisper Ink, and then using a Sponge Dauber, I added Slate Ink and Juniper Ink and then stamped the image on White Daisy Cardstock.  I used our Silver Shimmer Trim, which is self-adhesive.  The trim with the reindeer, bells and sleighs is actually the zip strip which comes off of the paper.  The red chevron beneath the White Hemp bow is our new Sparkle and Shine Washi Tape (Yes I did use Washi Tape!  LOL) And the cute metal flower comes from our Base and Bling Floral Accents (Z1883).  Everything else is just paper!

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I would love for you to leave me a comment and then please go to our next artist, Heather Schmuckal's Blog.

Just a reminder that when you place an order of $100 or more (retail price) between October 15 and December 31 from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide and/or the Autumn/Winter 2013 Idea Book, you qualify for one free star item from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide. Want the stamp set?  Then email me to set up your gathering or to place your purchase.  You can purchase any of the above supplies here:  on my website.  

12 comments:

  1. Love it! Lots of great details working well together.

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  2. The mix of paper, texture and layers just made this card.

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  3. this is a beautiful card and love love the colors....

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  4. Cute card. I have a Washi-Tape phobia...sounds like you might, too? I haven't tried mine... Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. LOVE your color choices and details- that stamp set is tricky, and you made it work wonderfully.

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  6. Very pretty! Thanks for explains how you colored the image.

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  7. Gorgeous, Melinda! I love your card!

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