Today I am sharing some cards I made using Close To My Heart papers and supplies and well as my trusty Cricut Explore and Design Space subscription. I needed retirement/congratulations cards for a few teacher friends who are retiring, so I immediately thought of the Chalk It Up paper! The stamped sentiments are from the coordinating Workshop on the Go and I think the retirees will get quite a chuckle! I used the coordinating Flaxen, Lagoon, and Sorbet cardstock and inks to complete the card.
The next card is made with Brushed paper. I used Juniper cardstock and Hollyhock, Pixie and Canary ink. The flowers and frame were stamped with the Flowers for Mom stamp set. I then fussy cut the images and assembled them to the bottom of the sentiment panel. For the floral sentiment frame, I masked the “MOM” and replaced it with “happy birthday” instead. For the flowers on the frame, I used the CTMH blender pen and ink to give them some color. It was fun and easy! I got the inspiration for the design from Pinterest and I think it makes a very cheerful birthday greeting for someone special!
The final card is also for a birthday and is made with Snowhaven and Heartstrings Close To My Heart paper. I stamped the banners in various colors from the Bodacious Banners stamp set, cut them out and adhered them with dimensional foam to the card front. I added a length of red twine from my stash, made a birthday sentiment from the Holiday Tags stamp set and it was done! I love how quickly projects come together with the coordinating Close To My Heart products! If you need any of these amazing supplies, click here to shop at my CTMH website.