Thursday, October 17, 2013

"Sparkle & Shine" This Holiday Season!

It's hard to believe that Christmas is just 79 days away! Are you ready to Sparkle & Shine this holiday season?

I'm turning to the new releases from Close To My Heart in its brand new "Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide" for my inspiration. 

Let me show you some of the cards and home décor projects I have made using some of the fabulous new papers and stamps now available from my Close To My Heart site:

This is most certainly my favorite card I've made so far this Christmas season.  I used the Sparkle and Shine Paper Pack in the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide, coupled with CTMH cardstock in "Whisper".  I used CTMH Exclusive Inks in Black, Ruby and Daisy White, and the Santa Claus (D1567) and City Scape (D1563) stamp sets.  This card pattern is called a Tri-fold Shutter Card, which I folded slightly different from norm.

This card also uses CTMH's Sparkle & Shine paper.
The stamped image is one from the October Stamp of the Month
set called "Scandinavian Wishes", and stamped/hand painted
using CTMH pigment inks.
But certainly, the most "Sparkle & Shine" is in the banner and home décor Christmas tree I made (shown at the top of this post), incorporating Sparkles Flourish gems on the tree and on the banner. I cut the banner using the Cricut/CTMH Exclusive "Art Philosophy" cartridge. The banner's top layer is the currently available "Frosted" paper, incorporating solid cardstock in Ruby and Twilight.

Here are the stamp sets I used for these projects:

As always, the Stamp of the Month Stamp Set is available for just $5.00 with a qualifying $50.00 purchase. I would be honored to be your Close To My Heart consultant, and would love to SHOW YOU HOW to make these projects! 
Are you local to me in Southeastern Pennsylvania?  I will come to your home gathering or workshop free* to teach you and your friends how to make these cards, the banner and/or the tree. (* Instruction is free; there is a small cost to defray materials expenses, depending on what you and your friends want to make. Ask me!) 

Contact me at to schedule this today!

I can also offer another opportunity how to make these projects: We will be making the banner shown here at my "Holiday Décor and More" class scheduled at Kathy Davis Studios (303 Horsham Road, Suite G, Horsham, PA) on Thursday, November 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  The fee of $35 includes the class and all materials  you'll need to make this and other holiday projects!  Please drop me a line or leave a comment if you'd like to register.

NOW UPDATED!!  If you place ANY order via my CTMH website, please CHECK THE BOX that asks if you'd like to join my CardMonkey's Paper Jungle Followers party.  Then, YOU will be entered into my personal contest to WIN up to $25 in free CTMH products at the end of the month! Go to CARDMONKEY.CTMH.COM.  win! win! win!! 


DeFiaNtLy DiFfeReNt & CreAtiVeLy Yours,