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CTMH Whooo’s Your Valentine Blog Hop & Tutorial

By Helen | December 12, 2012

I’m so excited about the Whooo’s Your Valentine special from Close To My Heart!  The kit will make these adorable Treat Tubes (a sneak peek at a new product for the Spring/Summer 2013).

The kit comes with…

  • 12 – Die Cut Boxes (3 each of 4 colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Ruby and White Daisy)
  • 3 – 12″ x 12″ sheets of Cardstock (Blush, Hollyhock and White Daisy)
  • 1 – 12″ x 12″ sheet of Silver Glitter Paper – another NEW product for Spring/Summer 2013!
  • 12 Treat Tubes with Lids – a new product for Spring/Summer 2013
  • Whooo’s Your Valentine Stamp Set – a D-size stamp set

Here’s a closer look at the stamp set…

I am totally in LOVE with this stamp set – from the adorable little owl that caught my eye, to the graphic backgrounds and sentiments, this is a fun stamp set that can be used for creative the Treat Tubes…then, used over & over again for so much more.  Think Valentine’s, birthdays, and yes…even boys!

As many of you know, I’m a mom to 3 boys…ok, young men now.  I created this fun Valentine for them.

While I added other cardstock, you could make a similar Valentine using only the papers that come in the kit…

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and be inspired by all the projects everyone has come up with.  Follow the hop to get LOT of ideas that YOU can take and duplicate with this wonderful kit pack. If you arrived here from Kathleen’s blog you’re on the right path.

Materials for Yellow & Blue Card:

Tutorial follows…

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

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


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Order the December Stamp of the Month at full price…or get it for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase.


Whooo’s Your Valentine – starts Dec 13!

Celebrate National Papercrafting Month with an incredible deal – CTMH’s Whooo’s Your Valentine Kit …a $40 retail value, yours for only $10 when you purchase $35 or more in CTMH products from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.

Special runs December 13, 2012 – January 31, 2013.  Maximum of ONE kit per qualifying order.


December Savings Continues On…

Keep checking the ”while supplies last” section of my website for new items to be added.  Among the new additions, you’ll find a wide variety of paper and coordinating accessories, all with a substantial markdown.  You will also find that most of the items that are currently available will also see a further markdown at that time.  WOW!!

To sweeten the deal even more, from December 1 – 31, all orders placed on my website that reach or exceed $50 will also include a FREE Bonding Memories Glue Pen Z553 (a $4.95 retail value).

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Both cards are very similar…so I’ll give you directions for the boy’s Valentine with notes at the end for the standard Valentine.

For the background, cut a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Olive cardstock.  Stamp, tone-on-tone, meaning, use the same color ink as the cardstock.

Start in the lower left corner and stamp a complete image on the card.

The beauty of this stamp image is the hearts make it super easy to line up.  I wanted to stagger the open heart, to do this, I adjusted the position by a couple of rows of hearts.

Continue to add images until the cardstock is completely covered.  Attach to the center front of a card base.


For the Zig Zag, first ink the stamp in Goldrush, then gently press the ends into either Olive (at the top) and Outdoor Denim (at the bottom).  The next time you stamp, you’ll ink in Goldrush, then reverse how you ink the ends…with Olive (at the bottom) and Outdoor Denim (at the top).  Tip: Always CLEAN your stamp before reinking again to prevent getting dark ink into your Goldrush ink pad.  Tip: Whatever the last color in the zig zag pattern is, that will be the color to ink the TOP, which aligns with the pattern.




Trim Zig Zag piece to measure 1.25″ x 5.5″ and mat on a piece of Outdoor Denim cardstock 1.5″ x 5.5″.  Attach to the left, 0.5″ in from the left side.

Stamp the two Owls in Goldrush on a scrap of White Daisy cardstock and cut out.  Layer:

  • Goldrush: 2.5″ x 2″
  • White Daisy: 2.25″ x 1.75″
  • Silver Shimmer Paper: 0.25″ x 2.5″
  • Owls – pop the little one with foam tape

For the standard Valentine, there are these changes:

  • Hearts are stamped in Blush on Blush cardstock.
  • The Zig Zag is done by inking in Blush first, then press the ends into either Hollyhock or Ruby.
  • The image panel is layers with:
  • Hollyhock with Ruby inked edges: 3″ x 2.5″  Tip: The kit didn’t come with Ruby cardstock & I wanted to show you how you could create this without having Ruby cardstock…just swipe the edges of the Hollyhock cardstock with the Ruby inkpad.
  • White Daisy: 2.75″ x 2.25″
  • Banner is cut using White Daisy cardstock and the CTMH Artiste Cartridge – <n> shift, Accent 3 at 0.5″ on page 66
  • Glitter Banner – I cut a strip 0.75″ wide, then used my scissors to trim the ends.
  • Owls and sentiment are stamped in Ruby

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

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Topics: Artiste, blog hop, CTMH Specials/Campaigns, Whooo's Your Valentine | 11 Comments »

11 Responses to “CTMH Whooo’s Your Valentine Blog Hop & Tutorial”

  1. Judy Faye Garner Says:
    December 12th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    You always have the neatest artwork, like that you used the different colors.

  2. Wendy Coffman Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Both adorable but I do love that pink…and all the tips on your tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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    December 13th, 2012 at 1:10 am

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  4. Haley D. Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    These are adorable! I LOVE the ombre chevrons!!

  5. Camille Short Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Cute projects.

  6. Sheila Bennett Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Adorable cards! Love the two owls together and how you used the Chevron stripes with the different colors.

  7. Susan Brooks Says:
    December 13th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Your cards are both so cute! Love your tutorial, as always!

  8. Kathleen Androlewicz Says:
    December 14th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I look forward to stopping and seeing your tutorials because I learn something new all the time!! I love the masculine valentines! Very creative!!

  9. Helen Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Thank you Kathleen! I love teaching & I appreciate knowing that others find the information useful.

  10. Karen Varcoe Says:
    January 13th, 2013 at 12:48 am

    Thank you, Helen! Your art inspired me again!

  11. Karen Says:
    January 13th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Beautiful cards. I love how you used more manly colors on your one card. Thank for sharing.