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CTMH New Product Blog Hop & Tutorial

By Helen | January 11, 2010

It’s a new year, there’s a new Idea Book and there are TONS of fabulous new products – papers, stamps, embellishments and more – WOW!

To celebrate and share with you these new products, I’m part of a CTMH 2010 Spring Idea Book New Product Blog Hop – wow, that’s a mouthful.  If you came from my friend Carla’s blog you’re on the right track.  If you’re starting here…grab a cup of your favorite beverage, a notebook & pen (so you can jot down your wish list).  Sit back and warm up with these wonderful ideas.

So Sweet is one of the stamp sets that was on my must have list – look at this beautiful set:

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The Filigree Charms are GORGEOUS and were an embellishment that I just had to play with.  So exciting that these Filigree Charms come in the Veranda Basic Workshop on the Go Kit!

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I chose to make a card using the Done Right pattern on page 119 of the Wishes how-to book.  If you like Card Sketches, then give one of these books a try – just email me for a PDF or two!

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Tutorial to follow.  For those who want to skip the tutorial…hop on over to Adeline’s blog to see what she’s come up with!


Stamp the flower cluster in Stazon Brown Ink on a piece of Vanilla Cream cardstock.

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Take the Creme Brulee ink pad and while closed, squeeze the lid against the ink pad to pick up some ink.  Now, use a Blending Pen to pick up that ink and color in the flowers.

Tip: To clean your blending pen, just scrub it on the desk pad or scratch paper.

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Finish coloring the image adding Sorbet to the tips of the flowers and Juniper for the leaves.  Use a corner rounder to round just the left corners on the piece.

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Follow the Done Right pattern on page 119 of the Wishes how-to book to create the card.

Note: I added a secondary Juniper mat under my flower panel for added interest.

Stamp the sentiment using Stazon Brown ink.

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Remove the Filigree Charm of your choice from the carrier foam.

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Press the face of the Filigree Charm onto the Stazon Brown ink pad.

Tip: Use tweezers or a piercing tool so you don’t get ink all over your fingers!

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Wipe off any excess ink using a paper towel and then use a heat tool to heat set the ink.

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Here’s what it looks like shown with the others – in person it’s much more apparent than what you may be seeing on the computer screen.

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Add a piece of Creme Brulee grosgrain ribbon and the “antiqued” Filigree Charm and voila!

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Now…hop on over to Adeline’s blog to see what she’s come up with!


If you get lost along the way, here’s the list of participating consultants:

Erin Herring www.tazzygirl2000.blogspot.com

Lisa Stenz http://www.lisascreativecorner.blogspot.com

Brae Montogmery http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com

Carla Ironside http://carlacreates.blogspot.com

Helen Onulak www.hookedonstamping.com

Adeline Brill http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com

Jody Gustafson www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com

Haley Dyer www.inkyscrapper.blogspot.com

Antoinette Herrin www.godblessyourART.blogspot.com

Sherrie Thornton http://impressionableart.blogspot.com

Jessica Moore http://jessicaspaperpetals.blogspot.com

Wendy Kessler www.myscrapbookingblog.com

Dawn Ross http://iamahappystamper.blogspot.com

Dawn Heuft www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com

Kimberly Smith http://verykimberry.blogspot.com

Amy Edwards www.paisleysplayhouse.blogspot.com

Amy Schultz http://amylizschultz.com


A few friendly reminders:

  • The Felicity Collection is still available.
  • Visit the National Papercrafting Blogspot & comment each day for a chance to win a Felicity Collection.
  • If you have many items on your wish list…let’s get together with your friends to paper craft & give you an opportunity to EARN FREE products!


And…last but not least – leave a comment on my blog telling me who’s worthy of receiving this card & why.  I will use the random number generator to pick ONE lucky commenter to have me send out the card on their behalf!  Entries close January 12th at 11:59pm EST.

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Topics: blog hop, Cards, So Sweet C1389, Veranda | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “CTMH New Product Blog Hop & Tutorial”

  1. Adeline B Says:
    January 11th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Love this paper pack and the stamp set! Now I wish I had bought it!

  2. Amy Says:
    January 11th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    This is super cute! I really love the flowers from thsi set that you used.

  3. Haley D. Says:
    January 11th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for the great instructions too.

  4. Erin Herring Says:
    January 11th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    So pretty! The blending is fabulous! And I love your tutorial on the new filigree charms- they add the perfect touch to your card! Thanks for inspiring!

  5. Carla I. Says:
    January 11th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    So pretty! And fabulous tutorial!

  6. Wendy K. Says:
    January 11th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Beautiful card! Those Filigree Charms are perfect!

  7. Lisa Says:
    January 12th, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Wowie! That card is beautiful! You always do such beautiful work and this is no exception. Love it! *Ü*

  8. Cindy Says:
    January 12th, 2010 at 1:32 am

    Like what you did with the charm! tfs…

  9. Sherrie Says:
    January 12th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    What a beautiful card! I just love this stamp set.

  10. Jessica Moore Says:
    January 12th, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Beautiful card, and great tutorial!

  11. Darlene Armstrong Says:
    January 15th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I love Vernanda and this is a really nice card.