Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Close To My Heart's CLEAR stamps

My favorite product from Close To My Heart is not just ONE product - it is all of the clear My Acrylix stamps sets and blocks. I never knew I would like stamping so much, then one day I used Close To My Heart clear acrylic stamps and I could see where I was stamping. You can see right through the block to your stamping project. Even better, because the acrylic blocks are used again and again, the stamp sets take up much less space than traditional wood mounted rubber stamps. I love them, and the clear acrylic stamp sets really are the reason I became a consultant - well, that and the fabulous discount I get on all my stamping supplies. :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas Cards

We haven't even had Thanksgiving yet, but I've made up some Christmas cards already. They use the new A Timber stamp set from Close To My Heart. This stamp set sells for just $7.95 and it includes the sentiment "Happy Holidays". The trees are stamped in New England Ivy (darker green) and Garden Green (lighter green) and then cut out with our Microtip scissors. These scissors are incredible for cutting out details and are super sharp. If you don't have one - you should get one. One tree is raised with 3-D Foam Tape.

The paper I used is some retired Close To My Heart paper from a couple of years ago, but I decided to use up some of my stash.  The scallops were created with my corner rounder. The ribbon is Cranberry grosgrain - roll of 20 yards on sale right now for $4.95. Great deal.

All supplies from CTMH
Stamps: A Timber
Paper: Evensong B&T, New England Ivy textured cardstock, Colonial White cardstock
Inks: New England Ivy, Garden Green
Embellishments: Cranberry grosgrain ribbon