Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April CTMH Blog Hop ~ Easy Easel Card!

Welcome to our Blog Hop featuring a project using a special technique of our choice.  We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do....by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop!

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you get lost you can find your way by going to Brae's blog at http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-brae-er-technique-blog-hop.html or http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com for a full list of participants. If you came from " Heather Steeves - True Fit Folios
http://heathersscrapping.blogspot.com/2013/04/april-blog-hop.html then you are in the right place! 

The technique I will be focusing on for the April blog hop is the easy easel card!  I will be featuring the Buzz & Bumble paper (X7164B) and the Quick Cards - Bumble Bee (A1135) stamp set.  We made this card at another one of my Card Classes and the again girls loved it! I hope you have as much fun making it as they did!  This stamp set can be purchased for only $6.95 and the paper is only $9.95 for 12 sheets!! If you would like to place an order or find out more information about this, please go to my CTMH website at http://cardsbytamara.ctmh.com.  Thanks for stopping by!

  1. Get two cards the size you want to make your easel card.  For this specific card I used a 12x12 colonial white cardstock cut at 4', 8' and 12'. This will make 2 cards with 2 fronts (see further instructions).  Fold all 3 of them in half (or score at 6'). 
  2. Cut the front off one of the cards. Cut one of the three 12'x4' cards at the 6' mark (this will make 2 card fronts). 
  3. Fold the front cover of the uncut cards in half (fold inside so it meets the middle of the card.)
  4. Using the piece of card that you have cut off the other card, you then stick this onto the folded over section to give you the slanted easel shape (you may want to decorate the card front before gluing it down).

There are amazing instructions with photos for this card fold at: http://fluttabyz.blogspot.ca/2010/05/easel-card-tutorial.html

The other items that were used to make this card were:

  • X7164B Buzz and Bumble paper
  • Z1375  Kraft Cardstock
  • Z2168 Colonial White Cardstock
  • C1537  Honeycomb Stamp Set
  • A1135 Quick Cards - Bumble Bee stamp set
  • Z2167  Creme Brulee Ink Pad
  • Z2114  Cocoa ink Pad
  • Z2118 Desert Sand ink Pad
  • Z1358 Buttons Basic Assortment
  • Z726 Sponge Daubers
  • Y1006 3" X 3" My Acrylix® Block
  • Beige Ribbon (not CTMH)

There are amazing instructions for how to fold this card at: http://fluttabyz.blogspot.ca/2010/05/easel-card-tutorial.html
Your next stop on the Hop is " Brae Montgomery who will be featuring a Puddle padhttp://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-brae-er-technique-blog-hop.html or  http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com ".
Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own projects using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in next month when we will be featuring a Pinterest inspired project.

1. Brae Montgomery- Puddle pad


Monday, April 22, 2013

Join My Team In April & Get Free Stamps!!!!

I would love to have you join my team! During the month of April, the deal is even sweeter!! Along with your Consultant Kit (just $49!), you will receive 4 stamps of the month - April, May, June, and July - absolutely free!! That increases the value of your kit to $225!!

To join my team please go to http://cardsbytamara.ctmh.com and look under the Sign Up and Celebrate link: http://cardsbytamara.ctmh.com/CTMH/Content.aspx?id=%2fen%2fsitecore%2fcontent%2fOBA%2fPromotions%2fApril_2013_Sign_Up_and_Celebrate.aspx

As an added bonus, if you sign up by the end of the month of April 2013, I will also throw in 2 more retired stamp sets of the month that cannot be purchased any more (you can choose 2 from the remaining sets that I have in my stock) as a Thank You from me! 

We would love to have you on the CTMH team!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

CTMH Treat Tubes

Looking for a cute way to use the new treat tubes from CTMH?

We made these at our March card class....

It is using a stamp set of the month from the last catalogue and the new glitter paper!
We covered the pink boxes that came with the treat tubes to make them look like pot of gold boxes.  Filled the treat tubes with Runts to make it look like a rainbow going into the pot of gold....the bottom of the tube has a gold wrapped chocolate as the gold prize!