Sunday, 3 August 2014

CTMH New Product Blog Hop - Annual Inspirations 2014-2015

Hello and Welcome to the CTMH Blog Boosters Blog Hop for new products, released in the Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations book 2014-2015. These are now available and you can browse and shop here.

This new book is valid for a whole 12 months, and there are over 250 new products to share with you! Over the next week, I will be posting a few projects I have created with these, so keep checking back to see what is new.

At the bottom of my post, you will also see a Linky listing, of other CTMH consultants from around the world, participating in this blog hop. Please click on the thumbnails and check out what they have created, and leave some blog love for all of us!

My first project is a set of cards and matching envelopes that can be used for almost any occasion. I used the same technique but with different stamp sets and different ink colours. You can find the recipe at the end of my post.


I masked off a 1.5 inch area across the front of the card with post-it notes, and filled the area with images from the stamp set in three to four ink colours. I worked from large stamps to small, making sure the space was filled in and stamped across the masked area as much as possible, to define the space.

I then removed the mask, and used our new Score Board to create raised lines on the front of the card to frame this stamped section (by scoring from the inside front of the card). I then used one of the ink colours and a sentiment on the bottom right hand corner of the card.

These cards are very simple to make, and can be reproduced quickly. My next project will be a little package to put them into for gift giving. Stay tuned :-)

X1410 5 1/2" X 4 1/4" Colonial White Cards & Envelopes, 50 pack
C1600 Happy Birds
D1602 A Budding Friendship
D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful
C1594 Treasured Friendship
Ink pads:
Glacier, Crystal Blue, Lagoon, Smoothie, Gypsy, Goldrush, Hollyhock, Pixie, Ruby, Sweet leaf, Topiary, Desert Sand, Cashmere, Bamboo

Yours in craft,



  1. Enjoyed the one design different looks cards!

  2. Very nice! Thanks for the instructions!

  3. They are so lovely and pretty! Thank you for the ideas! :-)

  4. Beautiful cards & envelopes!!

  5. Beautiful cards & envelopes!!

  6. Your cards are stunning in their simplicity


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