Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Spring/Summer New CTMH Idea Book/Catolog 2014 New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Product blog hop! The New Close to my Heart Spring/Summer Idea Book/Catalog is available to order from now! You can take a look at all of the fabulous artwork in the new idea book here and click on the thumbnail pictures below to visit all the blogs participating in the new product hop.

This card is a from a class I recently taught at a local crop. I used 2 new stamp sets: C1581 Inspiration Flourishes and C1574 Believe in Yourself. The paper is CTMH's wonderful Kraft Paper and the beautiful Skylark Paper Pack. I always try to teach some kind of technique. I used 3 different colors of brown ink to stamp the background. I tested several colors of ink on CTMH's Kraft Card Stock before choosing Bamboo, Desert Sand, and Cocoa. By stamping in 3 different hues of brown, you get the appearance of depth. The lightest color looks farthest away and the darkest color looks nearest. I decided to use this same technique on the next card.

This cute shirt card can be cut using the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

I cut the shirt card from page 75 using gorgeous new paper from Timberline Paper Pack at 3.5 inches. As you can, it cuts the shirt shape to form a card but I wanted to use the shirt shape on the front of my card, so I cut it in half and was able to make 2 cards. 

I really did not like the patterned paper on the back when I folded the collar down, so, I cut the collar off and glued it down so that the collar matches the rest of the shirt.

I cut the tie (3.5")and pocket (4")out of Goldrush cardstock still using page 75 of the Artiste Cartridge.

I stamped the background using 2 ink colors Desert Sand and Chocolate. The stamp set is one of my favorites C1571 Your the Best.

The saw diagram image really looks like it is in front of the hand screw image.

I use CTMH foam tape to pop up the shirt, tie, pocket, and banner sentiment. To make the banner look more wavy, I used 2 layers of foam on the ends and one layer in the middle. This also lifts the sentiment up over the shirt to make it the same height as the tie and pocket for balance.

I finished the card off with a Triangle Stud and Woodgrain Washi Tape.
Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop posters by clicking on the picture thumbnails below or go straight to my website to see the new catalog to purchase the new products.


  1. Great cards. I really LOVE the shirt one...too cute!

  2. So cute! I didn't even realize that file was on the Artiste...thanks!

  3. Love the Shirt! I am going to have to investigate this!

  4. Great use of the shirt card, way to get creative!

  5. LOVE this shirt card!! Timberline is perfect for that

  6. Fantastic shirt card! Thank you for providing such detailed directions for making it and for sharing your card in this New Product Blog Hop!
    :) Marie

  7. Thanks for all the complements, Ladies!

  8. Awesome!! Great Father's Day card!! love it!