Friday, October 10, 2014

October 2014 So Happy with CTMH Blog Hop

For this blog hop we could work along the line of #30yearsofhappiness and do projects featuring new product that share what we love about this company- past conventions, team or ctmh friend gifts, cards, etc. 
So for this Blog Hop, You will see creations from our team that may include stamp sets,patterned paper,inks, embellishments and more from the New Close To My Heart Idea book ~ 2014–2015 Annual Inspirations. To purchase any of the items seen in our blog hop today, kindly contact me to place an order or you can order on line at:

We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we really love feedback from our blog viewers....whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to 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 want to follow our team's blogs, then please start at the beginning and join Brae Montgomery at

If you came from Brae Montgomery at then you are in the right place!  Hope you loved her ideas!

What makes me happy???  
Cool folding cards that are easy to make!!!!!!!

Working on a Blocks Card. I found this wonderful tutorial for a folding blocks card and I finally have it put together and can now start to decorate it. This is a very cool design and I have only seen this on one site but you can find this fun and different tutorial here: 

Here are some pictures from her video to help you make this amazing card!!

Start with a 12x12 sheet of paper
Cut out a 4 1/2 x 12 piece and a 4 1/2 x 1 piece (score this piece at 1/2", this is your hinge)

 Score the larger paper at every 1 1/2"
Now cut as shown:

Apply glue as shown (can also use a tape runner)

Now to add the hinge!

Now it's time to decorate!!  This makes me 'OH SO HAPPY!!'  The squares are cut at 1 1/4", you will need 18 of these to cover all squares!

As you can see by the photo above this card folds flat so it can be placed in a standard envelope to be mailed.

Here is an idea that my card girls came up with at our last card class:  a flower holder or a pen holder!

And her name is JOY!

Supplies Needed

To make more of these cute cards you might want to pick up some extra supplies!

Brushed Paper Packet $10.95 X7190B

Your next stop on the Team Braer Hop is Carol-Anne Grenier    
to help inspire you with her amazing ideas! 

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Brae's blog at, as she has the complete blog list .

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way.  Join us next time where we will be showing things that features a workshop idea -- either one that we've held in the past or one that we're planning for the future

 Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with next time!!

  1. Brae Montgomery-
  2. Tamara Lisowski
  3. Carol-Anne Grenier
  4. Julie Sinnott
  5. Rosalynd Kelly
  6. Darcel Kirvan
  7. Sheri Ballantyne
  8. Chris Robertson
  9. Nicky Scott
  10. Heather Steeves
Reminder that our Stamp of The Month for October gets us started on our Christmas Gifts. Spend $50 from the Idea Book and purchase this Stamp for only $5! Another October bonus is a free surprise ribbon when you spend $55!! (hint: if you purchase up to $50, you can order the $5 stamp of the month set and get the ribbon freeeeeee!!!!) 
During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 USD / $55 CAD, you are eligible to receive—as a special bonus—one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each chevron ribbon—Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD. So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so make sure to place your orders as early in the month as possible. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!
Contact me for more details.
*Offer valid October 1–31, 2014 while supplies last. No tax will be charged on the free items. Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the free item ($6.95 USD / $7.75 CAD).

Set of 7
Recommended My Acrylix® Blocks:
1" × 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 3" × 3" (Y1006), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)
Stamp images outlined in red coordinate with the Cricut® Art Philosophy Cartridge (Z1686).


  1. Tamara, your card is OH SO ADORABLE! I love this idea and just might be coming back to steal those instructions. I'm sure whomever you send this card to will be having many happy moments whenever they look at it!

    1. Please do use the instructions! I had a hard time finding that's why I thought I would share them here to make it easier!!

  2. Love it and totally plan to try out your instructions!