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CTMH New Product Blog Hop

By Helen | January 29, 2012

On February 1st, CTMH will reveal the new Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book…in the meantime, please enjoy this CTMH New Product Blog Hop.  Grab your notebook…and a writing utensil so you can jot down your “wish list”…then, sit back and join us on a journey of wonderful new products!  There are almost 30 CTMH Consultants joining in on the fun…that’s a LOT of ideas that YOU can take and duplicate with this fun stamp set. If you arrived here from Krista’s blog you’re on the right path.

There are so many new products, it was hard to pick just a few to focus on.  This card is made using the new Pemberley Workshop on the Go Kit and the new Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon.


  • CTMH Pemberley Workshop on the Go Kit G1033
  • CTMH Inks in Vanilla Cream, Outdoor Denim, Indian Corn Blue and Olive
  • CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (from Cricut Art Philosophy Bundle Z1686)
  • CTMH Bitty Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems Z1707 – these come in the Pemberley Workshop on the Go Kit or can be purchased separately.
  • CTMH Colonial White Cards & Envelopes X1410
  • CTMH 3D Foam Tape Z1151
  • CTMH Sponge Daubers Z726
  • CTMH Blending Pen 3174
  • Vanilla Cream Cardstock

Tutorial follows…

For those that want to skip the tutorial “hop” on over to see what {Kathleen} has created. 

If you get lost along the way…here’s the complete list of all hoppers.


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Cut the following:

  • 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Outdoor Denim cardstock
  • 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the Soft Honey Small Flower pattern paper
Using the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, cut the following pieces (Note: Page numbers refer to the reference book.)
  • Image Panel – Vanilla Cream cardstock – cut using <Shape7> at 3 1/4″.  Page 37.
  • Image Panel Mat – Indian Corn Blue cardstock – cut using <Shape 7> at 3 1/2″.  Page 37.
  • Scalloped Strip – Outdoor Denim Cardstock – cut using <Oval 5> Font layer at 1″.  Page 62.
Using Desert Sand ink and the Foam Tool, distress the edges of all pieces of paper.
Attach the 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Outdoor Denim cardstock to a Colonial White card base.  Attach the 4″ x 5 1/4″ Soft Honey Small Flower patterned paper centered.
Using a Sponge Dauber and Vanilla Cream, Indian Corn Blue and Olive inks, create an ombre pattern on the Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon.  This ribbon is AWESOME!!!  You can color it any color you want, desire or need…and, you can create a varitey of different effects.  Here you see the ribbon before (right) and after (left).  Tip:  The ribbon dries really quick…I was surprised how fast & easy this is to do.  Tip: Ink enough ribbon for the card front and the bow at the same time.  I tied a bow lightly to figure out how much ribbon I’d need, then undid the bow to color it.
Attach a strip of ribbon over the center of the scalloped strip and wrap to the back.  Tip: If you really want to conserve ribbon…you could leave a “space” behind where the Image Panel is going to go…a great way to STRETCH the ribbon further!  Attach centered on the card front.
Using Outdoor Denim ink, stamp the large flower on the Image Panel.  Using the Blending Pen, pick up and move the Outdoor Denim ink to color in the outer edge of the flower, the inner part by the stem and the bottom edge of the leaf.  Allow to dry.
Using Olive ink and the Blending Pen, pick up ink and use to color in the middle part of the flower and add green to the top edge of the leaf and the tiny leaf.  Tip: With the ink pad closed, squeeze the lid so it touches the top of the ink pad, then open the ink pad part way and use the lid as a paint palette!  This also works with the Waterbrush.  Attach to the center of the mat.  Attach to the card front using 3D Foam Tape.
Tie a bow and attach to the right of the Image Panel using Glue Dots or Liquid Glass.
Using Outdoor Denim Ink, stamp the sentiment in the lower left corner.
Add Bitty Opaques to either side of the sentiment and along the stem of the flower.

Now “hop” on over to see what {Kathleen} has created.

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Topics: blog hop, Cards, Pemberley, Pemberley WOTG Stamp Set | 14 Comments »

14 Responses to “CTMH New Product Blog Hop”

  1. Kristine Ponte Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    great tips on conserving your ribbon Helen! Love the multi coloured inking you chose and this stamp set is really stunning in this WOTG kit!

  2. Krista Hershberger Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing your tip on coloring the seam binding ribbon! Love the tri color and plan to try that on my own soon! :)

  3. Kathleen Androlewicz Says:
    January 29th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    OMG Helen, what a beautiful card! I just love how you made the color ready seam binding an ombre!!

  4. Amy McVey Says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Wow Helen! Your card is stunning! I love the multi colored ribbon that you made.

  5. Mary Eisen Says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I thought that ribbon wasn’t one of ours when I first looked at the card! Then I read what you did and how awesome is that! Love how you “tie died” it! Going to have to get that ribbon!

  6. Elizabeth Says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Love this card! Love the way you colored the ribbon to match

  7. Gina Brandstetter Says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Beautiful card! I love how you inked the ribbon.

  8. Rachel Ventura Says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I absolutely love the colors you used on the ribbon. A beautiful card!

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    January 30th, 2012 at 6:52 pm

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  10. Ruth G Says:
    January 30th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Everything about your card is perfect! I’m subscribing to your blog because I want to see more! Thanks for sharing wonderful ways to use the new products as well as Art Philosophy!

  11. Susan Brooks Says:
    January 31st, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Love the varigated ribbon – I am going to try that. Great instructions – as always!

  12. Jen Rubio Says:
    January 31st, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    BEAUTIFUL card Helen!! I am always so inspired by the things you create! :)

  13. Doreen Guilfoyle Says:
    January 31st, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Helen, I simply ADORE your card! I’m so excited by all of our wonderful new products in the new Idea Book, too! GORGEOUS ribbon idea! TFS!
    ~doreen at whereisyourhappyplace.blogspot.com

  14. Wendy K. Says:
    February 1st, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Beautiful card and I love that ribbon!