Saturday, August 9, 2014

CTMH Pathfinding 3 x 3 Card for the Joyful Stars August Blog Hop

Another month has passed, and it is now time for the August Joyful Stars Blog Hop already.  If you arrived here from my fellow hopper Jolene's blog, at Jolene's Paper Trail, you are on the right track. 
I would like to share one of my recent swap projects with you.  I needed to make a 3 x 3 card as one of my projects.  It features one of my favorite paper packs, Pathfinding.  I always tend to make very flowery type of projects, so I tried really hard to make a card that stayed away from any trace of a flower.  That is not an easy thing for me to do!  Anyway, this cute little card features Bronze Shimmer Trim, Scallop Border Punch, and the upcoming November Stamp of the Month called "It's the Little Things".  I really like the simplicity of this card.  It would be easy to reproduce with any CTMH paper pack.  I hope that you have enjoyed your stop here at GIRLplusPAPER, and if so, become one of my blog followers to keep up with all of my papercrafting adventures.
Now, hop on back to where all of the action starts by visiting the very talented Joyce at her Joyful Creations blog.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

CTMH What a Hoot, featuring Scaredy Cat and Yuletide paper

I have been having such a blast creating with just a handful of the brand new products in the new CTMH Annual Inspirations idea book and catalog.  The project that I am featuring today is made with the August Stamp of the Month, What a Hoot.  (With a retail value of $17.95, it can be yours for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of August.)  I began stamping the owl and pumpkins on our brand new CTMH Scaredy Cat paper.  I did several layers for the owl which I then cut apart and pop dotted for more dimension.   I wanted a more muted background than Scaredy Cat provided, so I pulled out my Yuletide paper.  Yes, I added Christmas paper!  The champagne and ivy colored background layers are papers from our new CTMH Yuletide paper, but the really round out the card, don't you agree?  I stamped the sentiment from the What a Hoot SOTM set right onto the background, and then once again onto a scrap of ivy.  I fussy cut out the HOOT and layered them onto the background stamp to create the contrast.  I finished up the card with some Topiary Mini Chevron Ribbon and Gold Assortment Sequins.
Remember the August Stamp of the Month, What a Hoot, can only be purchased during the month of August, and then it is gone forever!  Be sure to get yours now!!!
Thanks for hopping with me today on the New Product Blog Hop.

Friday, August 1, 2014

CTMH Scaredy Cat Card - New Product Blog Hop

Thank you for visiting me on the New Product Blog Hop!  I would like to share a card that I made with Scaredy Cat, a brand new paper pack from CTMH. 

To create the card, I simply hand cut the spooky house right out of my patterned paper.  I then used the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the black image behind the house.  I simply layered the image and shape onto some more of the Scaredy Cat patterned paper.  For embellishment, I added a bow that I made out of brand new CTMH Black Striped Twill Ribbon and I finished it off with two bling accents from my most favorite embellishment pack, CTMH Bling Gems Gold Assortment.  They are so sparkly, and best of all, they come 72 to a pack for only $3.95!
 Thank you for visiting me on the blog hop!

What a Hoot - CTMH August 2014 Stamp of the Month

During the month of August, you can get your very own What a Hoot stamp set for only $5 with a qualifying purchase on my website.  I love these Halloween themed projects, but the stamp set can be so much more.  In fact, I think that I am going to turn it into a cute birthday project, so stay tuned!