Monday, October 14, 2013

Merry and Bright - hopping through the night...

This year, CTMH is issuing a Holiday Guide containing special products for their "Holidays from the Heart" campaign.  While some of these products are Christmas themed, most of them can be used at any time!
Over 50 consultants decided to do a Blog Hop where you will be able to see TONS of artwork by just clicking your mouse and progressing to the next blog. 
If you've come from Karen's Blog, you're on the right track...just keep hopping around 'till you get back around to where you started!
Now...onto the 5-1/2 x 7 card I made using Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet WOTG Kit that includes this SUPER CUTE stamp set...

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Here are some close-ups...

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And...while I was making the card, there were a lot of decisions to be made so I thought I'd include you guys on my little "creative process".  All it takes is a cell phone that has a camera on it and a little bit of patience.
I couldn't decide which "order" my pennants should be in so I laid them out, snapped a picture then rearranged them, snapped a picture, rearranged them again and snapped another photo...I did this as many times as it took to get the right "look".  After I snapped all the photos I just thumbed trough the photos 'till the right one jumped out at me.  Here are the options below...



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And this is the option that spoke to me...
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The next "option" was all about the embellishments...here's a look


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Here's a tip at how to lay these embellishments out on your project without the option being permanent 'till you decide it's the embellishment you want to use...

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Here's the option I finally chose...
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Want to know where you can get that button?  Here's how...cover your Clear Button with Sparkle & Shine Washi...






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That's all the tips, tricks & hints I have for you EXCEPT one last MAJOR TIP: Get your hands on this Holiday Guide ASAP!!!!  Some of the featured products are while supplies last and we all know what that means with CTMH...it won't last long 'cause everybody loves them some CTMH goodies!!!

If you don't have a regular CTMH Consultant, leave me your contact information and I'll be sure to hook you up!

Now the FUN PART!!!

Keep on hopping to Georgia's Blog and see what she has to share...thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Connie Walsh said...

Thank you for sharing. I really like the idea of snapping pictures of each "trial". I can really help you decide. Also, this paper and that stamp set are wonderful!

Peggy Lee said...

Wow I always love what you create, love love your card...that stamp set is amazing....and big...thanks for sharing a 5x7ish card....awesome

hugs,
Peggy Lee

Sherry Day said...

Thanks for showing your process. I love the button!

Kigz said...

Washi buttons! Brilliant! Love all the different clusters you tried...options are dangerous! ;)

Dana Kessler said...

Love this card! So simple and striking!

Lisa Sargent said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I would have never thought of putting tape on buttons!

Gina Brandstetter said...

Great card!! I would have never thought about putting Washi tape on a button!! TFS!

Jean M. said...

Love your card...I never thought of covering buttons with washi tape..thanks for sharing the amzaing tip:)

Michelle Jones said...

Love it! Great way to use up ALL of those clear buttons I have, thanks for the idea!

Joy said...

funfunfun!

Haley D. said...

Fab card! Thanks for all the tips. I thought I was the only one who took photos of different options to help me decide. Thanks for sharing!