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heARTful stamping challenge – Paper Scraps

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This month’s theme and monthly prize

Paper Scraps + a stamp

Aug 6 – Aug 12

I had my friend Juliet over and she always challenges me to use up my scraps.  So, I figured that would be a fun theme for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge!    Normally throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  You can also see last week’s heARTful stamping challenge which goes until Sunday night, midnight, right here.

July’s prize winner will receive this Petite Perks stamp set from CTMH.  They are tiny – perfect for a tag or on a card.  I’ll announce the winner on Monday!

This Week’s Inspiration

Juliet had so much fun digging through my piles of paper scraps.  I love the colors she picked for her unicorn – it’s from CTMH’s Little Dreamer cardmaking stamp set.  She used those colors to pick her scraps – many of them from CTMH’s Little Dreamer paper packet but she also found some old a|s paper scraps that went along with it.  The sentiment and banner stamps are also from the Little Dreamer set.  I think Juliet’s doodling makes this card extra special and really adds to the look by tying everything together.

Little Dreamer cardmaking stamp set from CTMH, great card for using up paper scraps

supplies: Little Dreaner cardmaking stamp set, Little Dreamer paper pack, inks – CTMH.  Other:  circle dies, paper scraps

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One of my favorite things about CTMH is their commitment to Operation Smile – a non profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.  Punny Pals is Close To My Heart’s special set where they will donate $7 from each stamp set sold.  Isn’t this little guy sweet?  Makes me happy just to look at the bright and cheerful card…and happy to use up those paper scraps that I have been hoarding!

Punny Pals for CTMH's Operation Smile, CAS card, great card layout for using up paper scraps

 supplies:  Punny Pals stamp set, Prickly Daisy White cardstock – CTMH.  Other:  paper scraps

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While I had my Punny Pals stamp set out (and there are 13 cute critters to play with!), I decided to make one more card.  Of course it had to be slightly different…but again, it’s another great layout for using up paper scraps!  I also love the CAS design here…  In addition to the fun “pals” – there are some great “punny” sentiments to finish off your card.  I think I might add ” You’re TOAD-ally awesome” to this one.  tee hee…

CTMH's Operation Smile stamp set - Punny Pals, CAS card, great layout for using up paper scraps supplies:  Punny Pals stamp set, Prickly Daisy White cardstock – CTMH.  Other:  paper scraps

 I hope you join us!

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit – per week of challenge
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!


CTMH Live Beautifully for Mother’s Day

Just a super quick post to share the cards I made for Mother’s Day this year.  I made one for my mom and one for my Mother-in-law.  My husband was really complimentary on how beautiful it was – it really looks dimensional in real life!  I love a pretty CAS card, don’t you?!

I used some paper scraps of CTMH’s Live Beautifully paper pack that I had leftover from my big cardmaking event.  You can make more than 20 cards per pack of paper!  And this rose from CTMH’s Live Beautifully stamp set looks amazing just stamped and then you can add more definition with watercolor pencils and/or colored pencils.  This stamp and paper set are available only during the month of May!

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