Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Patriotic Chick

 I'm having so much fun being on the design team for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  This is my card for design 426.  I really love this design. I'm sure I am not the only one who immediately saw a double flap card.  And since we are nearing the end of June I thought a little patriotic flare for July was the way to go. Here's what I did. 

Our Blue Belle Shimmer Trim is perfect for grounding my little blue bird. Both left & right flaps are lined with it. 

Tiny little silver heart confetti is glued to her balloon to make it extra special patriotic. And a couple in her flowers, as well.


Here is the Sketch for this weeks challenge.  Add your own card, or at least go see what others have come up with based on the sketch. There's always some awesome art to see. 



Here is what I used for this card. All are available at the time of this post while supplies last. Click on the links for individual product information. 


Z3954 - So Tweet Stamps & Thin Cuts (B1745 without Thin Cuts)
D2018 - Floral Borders & Sentiments
X7269B - Stars & Sparklers Paper Pack



Z2491 - True Blue TriBlend Marker
Z2483 - Light Yellow TriBlend Marker
Z2848 - Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2805 - Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad



X5957 - Sapphire Cardstock
Z3800 - Blue Belle Shimmer Trim
Z2900 - Silver Star Confetti



Z3372 - Adhesive Runner 
Z3440 - Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen 
Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape



Monday, June 14, 2021

Hillside Cottage Cardmaking Workshop

I am offering a class to make these beautiful Hillside Cottage cards. This class requires the purchase of the Hillside Cottage Cardmaking Kit from Close To My Heart. You will love this kit! It includes all the papers, stamps, thin cuts (dies), embellishments, and card bases & envelopes for 16 beautiful cards. What I especially love about it is how versatile the stamps are – I will be using them over and over again on other projects for sure! 

Thin cuts with stamped images

The images above show the stamps used together to create bouquets of different colors easily! 

Now for the details:
  • Date: Tuesday June 29, 2021
  • Time: 7:00pm Eastern (6:00 Central, 5:00 Mountain, 4:00 Pacific)
  • Venue: Online - Betsy’s Paper Craft Room (Facebook)
  • Cost: Just the purchase of the Hillside Cottage Cardmaking Kit from my website. 

The Hillside Cottage Cardmaking kit is here. Please keep reading for other supplies needed to complete the cards. 

If you are not already a member of Betsy's Paper Craft Room on Facebook I will invite you when you purchase the kit. 

The Facebook Live video will remain available to watch if you are unable to attend in real time. I will also post an instructional video in the Facebook group to go along with the cutting guide prior to the event so you can have everything prepped before hand.

Here is a list of other items you may need. Check your stash for these or similar items or order them with your kit.
  • Flamingo Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6520)
  • New England Ivy Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2835)
  • Paprika Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6515)
  • Black Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2805)
  • Dessert Rose Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z6525)
  • Mini Ink Blending Tool (Z3886)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

I used the instructions, stamps & thin cuts from the kit to make another set of cards using a different paper pack, cardstocks and colors of inks for you to see how it changes the cards.  So much you can do with one cardmaking kit and your own stash! Image what will happen when you add your own creativity, too. 
Hillside Cottage cards in back, Happiness Lives Here cards in foreground
(This second set of cards is not part of the class)
 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Desserts a la Whirl

It's time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!  I decided to use a set of stamps that I have been wanting to use for a long time but just haven't found the right project for. It seems like this sketch might be just the thing! Here is what I created for the challenge: 

Who can resist a shaker card?

I love our Sapphire Glitter Paper!

Along with my choice of stamps I also wanted to use some more of our Stars & Sparklers paper pack. Looking outside of the obvious, Red White & Blue Hulabaloo of 4th of July theme, I thought this paper on the base of the card was also very happy & fun for a birthday or other occasion of celebration. 

Here is the original sketch for this week, #424: 


Why don't you hop on over to the AHSC blog and see the other beautiful cards inspired by this sketch.  And while you are at it, create and add one of your own - it's fun! 


Here is everything I used to create this adorable card. Click the links for purchase information: 

Z3957 - Desserts a la Whirl with Thin Cuts (D2025 without Thin Cuts)
X7269B - Stars & Stripes Paper Packet 
Z3840 - Sapphire Glitter Paper

Z2497 - Dark Red TriBlend Marker
Z2496 - Pale Pink TriBlend Marker
Z2476 - Fair Skin TriBlend Marker

Z2478 - Earth Brown TriBlend Marker
Z2475 - Brown Grey TriBlend Marker
Z2805 - Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z4309 - Circle Shaker Window Thin Cuts (dies)
Z4310 - Circle Shaker Window Foam & Acetate
Z4304 - Silver Loose Sequins

Z2900 - Silver Star Confetti
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock 
X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Valu Pack

Z3440 - Dual-Tip Permanent Glue Pen
Z3372 - Adhesive Runner
Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape


Friday, June 4, 2021

So Tweet!



I am hosting an online cardmaking workshop and I would be delighted to have you join me! We'll be making the four cards you see above.  Here are the details: 

  • Date: June 15, 2021
  • Time: 7:00pm Eastern (6:00 Central, 5:00 Mountain, 4:00 Pacific)
  • Venue: Facebook Live, through my group, Betsy's Paper Craft Room 
  • Kit Cost: $15.00
  • Deadline: Registration closes June 8, 2021

Your class kit will be mailed to you approximately one week prior to the workshop. (I can only mail kits to US addresses.)

In your kit you will receive all the stamped images, straight cut papers, die cuts, card bases & envelopes. You do the coloring and fussy cutting if any is required.

The workshop will be presented via Facebook live and the video will remain available for anyone not able to participate in real time.

Purchase your kit:


Items used for Take a Hike card: 
Z3953 - Take a Hike Stamp Set w/ Thin Cuts. (D2019 - without Thin Cuts)
S2106 - Outdoor Borders - June Stamp of the Month
X7269B - Stars & Sparklers Paper Pack 

Z3682 - Fancy Borders Thin Cuts (dies)
X5957 - Sapphire Cardstock 
X6030 - Evergreen Cardstock 

Z2474 - Ice Grey TriBlend Marker
Z2476 - Fair Skin TriBlend Marker
Z2479 - Gold Brown TriBlend Marker
Z2481 - Coral TriBlend Marker

Z2491 - True Blue TriBlend Marker
Z2848 - Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6508 - Blue Bird Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6512 - Evergreen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2805 - Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (not shown)
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock (not shown)



Items used for Moments with You card: 
D2018 - Floral Borders Stamp Set
Z3952 - Moments with You Stamp Set
X5978 - Glacier Cardstock

CC7203 - Happiest Place Coordinating Cardstock 
Z3635 - Dreamy Holographic Paper 
CC52112 - You Are Enough Sequins 

Z2841 - Glacier Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 - Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3440 - Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock (not shown)



Items used for You Shine card: 
CC52113 - You Are Enough Stamp Set
CC52117 - You Are Enough Paper Bundle
CC52115 - Layered Butterflies Thin Cuts (dies)

Z3674 - Twinkle Toes Holographic Paper 
X5957 - Sapphire Cardstock 
X6048 - Blue Belle Cardstock 

Z3312 - Gold Glitter Gems 
Z6519 - Blue Belle Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3440 - Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen



Items used for So Tweet card: 
Z3954 - So Tweet Stamp Set with Thin Cuts (B1745 without Thin Cuts)
X7268B - Hillside Cottage Paper Packet 
X9028 - Mix-Ins Paper Packet (May-June)

X6045 - Sage Cardstock 
Z3943 - Circles Thin Cuts (dies)
Z3676 - Blue Belle Loose Sequins

Z2480 - Orange TriBlend Marker
Z2484 - Citrus Green TriBlend Marker
Z2491 - True Blue TriBlend Marker
X6047 - Black Cardstock (not shown)
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock (not shown)


General supplies on used all or most cards:
Z3372 - Adhesive Runner
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z1141 - Regular Foam Tape)
X254 - White Cards & Envelopes - Value Pack








Monday, May 24, 2021

Peace Within - AHSC #422

Welcome to another episode of Betsy crafting for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I hope you've been keeping an eye on the beautiful cards coming from our Design Team and especially the cards shared by the challengees each week. 

I recently got a new stamp set that I adore and I was determined to use it for this challenge.  Let's take a look at my cards (I did two). 


I thought this first photo was pretty much a straight take of the sketch. Later I realized that (in my opinion) I switched the white space and the pattern paper space. No harm, no foul since it's still my take on the sketch.  

Now the second photo.  I reversed the white & patterned spaces, turned the sketch a quarter turn and placed my sentiment in the center.  This one is my favorite. 

Here is the sketch:


Okay, your turn now.  Share how you were inspired by this sketch by posting on the AHSC blog


The following products were used for my cards. You can follow each link to a specific product or wander my shopping site on your own:  https://betsy.closetomyheart.com/


D2019 - Take A Hike My Acrylix Stamp Set (Z3953 - with thin cuts)
X7269B - Stars & Sparklers Paper Pack (X7269S - with stickers)
X5957 - Sapphire Cardstock 



Z2474 - Ice Grey TriBlend Marker
Z2476 - Fair Skin TriBlend Marker
Z2479 - Gold Brown TriBlend Marker
Z2481 - Coral TriBlend Marker



Z2491 - True Blue TriBlend Marker
Z2848 - Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6508 - Blue Bird Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6512 - Evergreen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad



Z3372 - Adhesive Runner 
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape
X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Monday, April 26, 2021

Whisking You A Happy Day

I had so much fun making my card for this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Let's take a look. 


I love this little Gnome Chef. Okay, you've got me, I am very partial to Gnomes, period. (Help from the grammar police, please - do you use a period after you say period?)  I thought the sentiment would be cute if I made it look like a chalk board. I'm going for that cafĂ© feel where they write the daily menu on a chalk board. Then instead of just adding the chef to the card, I wanted to make a cluster of him with his utensils.  So cute, right?  I added a bit of shimmer brush to the whisk and red liquid pearls to the heart.



Here is the sketch that inspired me. 


What does this sketch suggest to you? "Whisk" something up and add it to the challenge!  We love it when you play along! 

Here is a list of the Close To My Heart products I used making this card. Check out those Gnome stamps - they are on sale through the rest of April!  I appreciate you shopping with me! 


Z3931 - Kitchen Gnomes with Thin Cuts (D2010 without Thin Cuts)
Z3686 - Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts


X9026 - Mix-ins (Mar-Apr)
1385 - White Daisy Cardstock
X5958 - Peacock Cardstock 


Z2805 - Black Exclusive Inks Stamp pad
Z891 - VersaMark Ink Pad
Z2068 - White Super Fine Embossing Powder


Z3293 - Clear Shimmer Brush 
Z3799 - Carnation Red Liquid Pearls
Z2474 - Ice Grey TriBlend Marker
Z2476 - Fair Skin TriBlend Marker


Z2477 - Tan TriBlend Marker
Z2478 - Earth Brown TriBlend Marker
Z2488 - Green Turquoise TriBlend Marker
Z2489 - Blue Turquoise TriBlend Marker


Z3372 - Adhesive Runner
Z2060 - Thin 3-D Foam Tape
X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack