Day 2 of CTMH Promo-Card 2

Hello crafty friends,
Happy Tuesday. I am back again to share another card I created with Close To My Heart Products. As I mentioned yesterday, I am a consultant for CTMH, but I haven’t been as active as I would like to have been. However, with this month’s promotion, I thought I would share this great opportunity to get you on board with me. So before I get to the card, Here’s the fantastic deal they are offering this month.


That’s right, for only $99 dollars down, you get the fantastic Consultant kit with product worth over $400 AND you get your pick of one of the three Cricut Cartridge Bundles….FREE!!!
Plus, you will get to join my up line's Facebook group as well as:
  • 22% discount on all future Close to My Heart products through September 30, 2014 or longer...
  • Access to any SVG or CCR files I create for projects**
  • Email me at melindabeltran@scrapbookeden.com I would love to have you join!
JOIN NOW! It is easy to sign up!! You can do everything electronically by going to my website:
  • Go to: http://mypapercrafting.ctmh.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-consultant.aspx Click on “Let’s get started.”
  • It’ll take you into the application.
  • It should only take about 5 minutes to complete the application.
  • You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail from CTMH within a few days (and sometimes immediately), at which time you’ll have access to the website (with the username and password you input on the application). You will receive your kit in about 1 week!
*before tax and shipping
**certain exclusions may apply.
So now for my DAY 2 Card.
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For this card, I created the background squares by stamping the in the background flair stamp with Whisper ink.

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Here’s a pic showing how I stamped the background image three times. Far from perfect, but that is okay as I planned to cut this up into squares.

I cut them into 1.75” squares. I matted them onto a piece of white cardstock that was 3.75” square.

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For the flower, I started by cutting out a circle with my circle punch. If you have a 1” circle punch, that will work too. Your finished flower will just be a bit bigger.

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I created SVG cuts to correspond with this stamp set. I created them in three graduated sizes. I will be doing this for the majority of the stamp sets as I get them myself. I will be offering these files free to anyone that signs up as a consultant under me Smile

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I then used the Just for you stamp set and cut out several petals, bases and leaves from the svg cut file I made from my Pazzles Inspiration.

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I used one of the bases and stamped the base outline and then the petals onto this piece.

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I then stamped the petals with Cotton Candy Ink. I placed five petals onto the circle base. As you can see, my stamping is far from perfect, but that is okay. The petals are layered and so I just used the better ones for the top layer.

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I repeated the previous step by staggering and layering another layer of petals on top of the previous layer. I then gently curled the petals.

Next I stamped a couple of leaves from the SVG cut file I made and stamped them with Sweet Leaf Ink.

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Next I took a strip of paper 4 1/8” x 1” and stamped it with the floral-flourish background stamp in Whisper Ink.

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Next I began to build the final card. I attached the squares and floral strip to the yellow base.

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Next, I wrapped some twine around the bottom and cinched it in the middle with a piece of twine. TIP: I do this before I attach this to the base of the card so that all of the “mechanics” are hidden and when the recipient opens the card they don’t have twine or ribbon running through the opened card…unless you want to do that as part of your inside design. I then created a bow and then added it on top of that with a glue dot. I finished off the bow with a  pink gem. I then stamped the sentiment in Gypsy Ink onto one of the little SVG sentiment strips  and added that to the card.

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Once I did all the above, I added the top layer to the base and then added the leaves.  You can do whatever you want for the centers. I used a discontinued element from the Chantilly Elements set.

Okay, Now you can help a girl out and do a little shopping . If you are so inclined, you can go to my CTMH page. Be sure to shop through my April online gathering. If you make any purchase of $10 or more, I will gladly send you the SVG file set for this stamp set or your choice of one of any of the other sets I will be making :-)

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Just head over to my CTMH link: MyPaperCrafting.CTMH.com and click the join button and then shop away! See image above.

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Products Used 

Most can be purchased through my CTMH Link: HERE


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Additional Products

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Thank you so much for sharing your crafty time with me. Please do consider joining CTMH with me! You can enjoy some great products at some great prices! Please be sure to email me at melin@scrapbookeden.com if you have any questions. Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow as I share another quick and easy CTMH card. Until then,


  1. I love how you've created the background. And so nice to see how you went about making such a lovely card.


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