Wednesday, May 9, 2018

CTMH Postcard Perfect Mother's Day Card for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to GIRLplusPAPER and my entry for the Joyful Stars May 2018 blog hop!  If you have arrived here from Marie's blog, NJ Stamping Queen, you are on the right track. 

Today I am sharing a card that uses up even more of the scraps from my CTMH Postcard Perfect paper pack.  If you haven't heard of CTMH Postcard Perfect yet, it is the product suite that is being offered this month only by CTMH in celebration of National Scrapbooking Month.  I have created 7 scrapbook pages out of the paper pack and coordinating cardstock, and you can look back on my last post to see one of them if you'd like.  I do want to quickly add that my card was inspired by a Pinterest photo, and I can't give proper credit because the website was completely in Russian, or at least that is what it looks like to me!




To create the card, I started with a card base, and added a piece of Peacock Cardstock to cover the front.  I made 4 planks of wood out of the woodgrain piece of cardstock, and I inked the edges.  I then layered rectangles of Postcard Perfect vellum to create a base for my floral arrangement.  All of the flowers and leaves were cut out of the CTMH Flower Market cartridge.  What a phenomenal cartridge that is!

For embellishment, I added some twine from the Whimsy Ribbon pack, retired Cream Ribbon and some Gold Pearls in the centers of my flowers.  The center of the big poppy flower (totally not tropical right?) was cut out of a piece of CTMH Gold Glitter Cardstock.  To finish off my card, I added one of the many sentiments from the Short & Sweet stamp set.  That little, inexpensive stamp set really touches on so many occasions, and Happy Mother's Day fit so well on the woodgrain plank.  Of course, this card will best be given in person and not mailed!
If you would like to make your own card, I am sharing my Cricut Design Space file with you.  You will need the CTMH Flower Market cartridge though.  Here is the link, enjoy!
https://design.cricut.com/#/design/93391059

Thank you for stopping by my little blog.  Please visit again soon.  Now, please hop along to visit my creative friend, Krista, at Krista's Crafty Corner.  


Friday, May 4, 2018

Postcard Perfect Amazing Family Vacation Layout

 I got the urge to play with paper last night.  I pulled out the pieces of my Postcard Perfect cardstock that were left after a big project (which I have not yet shared) and got to work.  I was inspired by a layout that I had seen on Pinterest, of course, and decided it would be perfect to use as a pattern for my layout.  I already know that I am going to use a picture of our family from a visit two summers ago.  I am so not a chronological scrapbooker, and that is ok to admit, right?  Scrapbooking should be enjoyable, so I refuse to feel pressure to complete a given year's worth of scrapbooking.  
The layout began with a base sheet of small polka dotted cardstock.  I layered a sheet of that pretty white polka dotted velum, cut at 11 1/2" square.  Next up was a 10" square of palm tree cardstock.  A few banner strips of all different widths and lengths using scraps still in my Postcard Perfect paper pack, some zip strips running horizontally at the top, and a bunch of Starfish cut from a CTMH You Are Here Cricut Cartridge and out of Gold Glitter Paper.
Here is a close up of the starfish and star banner.  The stars were cut using Thin Cuts - Basic Stars, and I embossed them with a retired CTMH embossing folder for some extra texture and interest.  Do you see those little bitty stars?  They are the centers of the starfish that were left behind on my Cricut mat!  Lastly, the title was actually meant to be one big stamp from the Postcard Perfect Stamp Set.  My talented friend Alison Bawdy showed me some multicolored images that she had stamped and I wanted to try my own hand at that.  Well, it did not work so well for me!  So, I did the unthinkable...I CUT my stamp into three pieces!!!  It took a lot of guts to do it, but it allowed me to stamp three different colors in the title.  I love the way it turned out.  Thanks Alison!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Postcard Perfect Cut Above Kit with Extra Bling

Thank you for dropping by to visit me today!  Did you know that May is National Scrapbooking Month?  Close To My Heart debuted this beautiful Postcard Perfect suite of products to celebrate the occasion.  I was lucky enough to be able to get all of the products in my hand in February thanks to a special promotion that I earned as a consultant.  So, today, I am able to share with you my completed, blinged out version of the Postcard Perfect Cut Above Kit.  

This kit has 6 easy to put together pages, page protectors and all that I have added was some Gold Shimmer Trim and accents with the Marvy LePen journaling pen.  Here is the link to just the Postcard Perfect Cut Above Kit.






I used that Gold Shimmer Trim on every page.  It really added just the touch of extra that I was going for.  I think that you can probably notice that I inked the edges of some of the punch out pieces, and you can really see that on the leaves in the layout right above.  I used CTMH Mini Pigment Inks to get those edges inked.  I might have even rearranged a few of the page elements too, to be a little more to my liking, but overall I kept it the same.  Feel free to click on any of the highlighted links to shop with me!  Remember, this six paged beauty is just $24.95 while supplies last!
And let's see if I can get the official CTMH Postcard Perfect video to load up below lol!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dream Girl

Here is my little "Dream Girl".  Isn't she cute?  She is made from a stamp set called A Bushel & a Peck, which is our June 2018 Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.  That's right, she won't be available for purchase until June, that is, unless you are a consultant or sign up to be one during April, in which case you get this set along with three others as a bonus!  I would love to have you join my team, and you can find out more by clicking here.
I think she is just darling, and she reminds me of my second daughter, Isabella.  I also wanted to show  you this card in particular because it is made with CTMH Stargazer paper, and that will be retiring on April 30th.  Notice that the word dream is actually a card from a cut apart sheet that says "Dream Big".  My Dream Girl is colored with ShinHan Markers, and she is embellished with the now retired Heart Border Thin Cuts made with some Red Glitter Paper.
I hope you enjoy my little Dream Girl as much as I do.  I will keep posting projects made with A Bushel & a Peck until June, so don't worry, I won't let you forget about this adorable little stamp set.  Once June arrives, it will be available for only $5 with a $50 purchase on my website, andreasherman.closetomyheart.com.  Be sure to pick up some Stargazer paper before it retires in just 4 days!


Monday, April 23, 2018

Flower Market Banner by Judy Skeens

Do you happen to need a beautiful Mother's Day gift idea?
Well, look no further!  I wanted to share this very special project with you.  It was created by my friend, Judy Skeens.  Judy is a truly beautiful lady, inside and out, so it is no wonder to me that she is able to create such beauty to share with the world!   I fell in love with her banner, and immediately asked for her permission to share it with all of you.
Judy used her CTMH Flower Market Cricut Cartridge to make all of the beautiful flowers and flower pots.  Isn't it a work of heART?
I love how Judy layered so many different types of petals to build her flowers.  Thank you Judy, for allowing me to share this stunner with my blog followers!

Monday, April 9, 2018

This Is Me Cut Above Layouts for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to GIRLplusPAPER and my entry for the Joyful Stars April 2018 Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from Marie's blog, NJ Stamping Queen, you are on the right track!
This month, CTMH is having so many great promotions.  For example, hostess have their choice of two different product bonuses.  One of them is the "This Is Me" Cut Above layout kit.  
The first two pages of my kit provided me with plenty of space to complete my journaling.  It is a little difficult to capture the beautiful gold foil accents on camera, but I am hoping that you can see it just a little bit.
My next two pages detailed the actual graduation ceremony.  Do you see that one little Juniper colored journaling box on the right page?  That was one of the too many boxes.  I asked Katie to fill it out, and as you can see, she is a girl of few words, at least when it comes to journaling.  Thus, the too many journaling spots comments!
The last two pages captured our time after the ceremony.  The photos on the left page are in Flip Flaps.  I was able to included 6 photos on the left page by using them.  I used a couple of the stickers from the kit to use as little handles so opening the Flip Flaps was easier.  And it looked pretty.  I did add some Gold Shimmer Trim on my right page to bling it up a bit.
Here is a little up close detail photo.  I hope that you enjoyed my makeover of the This Is Me Cut Above Kit.  I should also mention that it includes all needed page protectors, so it is an amazing deal...6 pages for only $24.95!
Next up on the hop is the talented Krista of Krista's Crafty Corner.  



Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Amazing Offer When You Join CTMH Right Now



Oh. My. Goodness. Look at this special offer!


I am looking for a new team member (or two!) that would like to take advantage of this amazing, limited time offer. Join my team for only $75 and receive the new consultant kit valued at over $200, four BONUS FREE upcoming stamps of the month valued at over $70 AND receive $50 in CTMH Cash to go on a FREE shopping spree immediately! Don't miss out!!! Here is the link to sign up and join me on this creative journey: 
https://andreasherman.closetomyheart.com/…/be-a-consultant.…

Additionally, you will be eligible for a 22% consultant discount on all of you own CTMH purchases, early access to all new, not yet released CTMH products, and fun filled consultant only events such as product launches and CTMH Convention!  So very much fun waiting just for you.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Stargazer Have a Blast Card


I really haven't had the chance to play with CTMH's Stargazer paper suite, until now that is.  It features the cutest out of this world theme, complete with rocket ships, telescopes and celestial bodies.  I decided to make a card fit for a boy using the Stargazer Cardmaking stamp set.  
The stamp set is also available with a Thin Cut bundle, which is on sale only during this March, then it's back to full price.  I thought the set was so cute, I decided to order the bundle even though I already owned the stamps.  I will be sharing another card soon, and it features the Thin Cuts.
I added some Red Shimmer Trim and used the Thin Cuts Scallop Border for a cute accent.
I put my ShinHan Touch Twin markers to work with all of the fun coloring of the little astronaut.

Monday, March 12, 2018

CTMH Adventure - I Have Left My Heart Layout

Do you want to be able to quickly document a trip, adventure or someplace special?  This "Adventure" Cut Above Kit from CTMH will help you accomplish that goal.  The kit was a little boring by itself, so I added some bling and brought it up to my GIRLplusPAPER standard of cute.
The kit comes with the traditional 2 page layout.  I added some Silver Shimmer Trim and some retired CTMH sequins to make it cute.  That's not all the kit comes with though.  It also features 4 pages of Picture My Life cards and all page protectors.




I even added the Silver Shimmer Trim and Sequins to the PML pages too!  And here is an up close photo of the details from the traditional layout.
The Cut Above Adventure Kit will only be available for a short time, as they have now been moved to the clearance section of my website. 
(And they are now a steal!)




Friday, March 9, 2018

CTMH Make Waves Beautiful You for the Joyful Stars March 2018 Blog Hop

Welcome to GIRLplusPAPER and my project for the Joyful Stars March 2018 Blog Hop!  If you have arrived here from Debi's blog, That Might Look Good on a Card, you are on the right path.

  So, let's get started!  I have just one more Make Waves Layout that I would like to share with you.  This one is called "Beautiful You" and it completes my series of 5 double layouts in the Make Waves paper suite.  


This adorable layout is made using the Make Waves paper packet, along with the Make Waves Complements and the Make Waves Sequins and Gems

If you would like to look back on the other four layouts here they are:

That's a wrap on my CTMH Make Waves layouts.  I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the March 2018 Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  Please hop along to see what the very talented Michelle has in store for you over at Show and Tell with Michelle!