Oct 1, 2015

Twinkle- CTMH October Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Hello and welcome aboard our Close To My Heart October 2015 Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Mez's Craft Room, then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post

Today, I would like to share with you a few cards I have made that features the October Stamp of the Month, Twinkle.  I think that this stamp set is perfect for creating gorgeous backgrounds or for taking centre-stage on cards, pages, gift bags and other Christmas-themed paper crafting projects. This stamp set is available only in October 2015 for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more. 

For the past couple of weeks, I've been creating a bunch of Christmas cards for my upcoming Christmas Card Buffet and I remembered a cute Pinwheel Christmas card that the lovely Margaret Moroney, CTMH Consultant, shared with us last Christmas and I thought it would be a perfect addition to my Card Buffet.  

So here is the Pinwheel card I have created.  It features paper from our gorgeous new White Pines Paper Packet and the "Believe" sentiment from the October Stamp of the Month, Twinkle.  

To create the pinwheel, follow the steps below:

1.  Cut 2 pieces of Cardstock measuring 2 5/8" x 2 5/8".  I've used Cranberry on my card.  Use your Versamat to line up the two pieces of Cardstock as shown.  This needs to be exact, so take the time to do it correctly.

2. Now line up four pieces of 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" White Pines B&T Paper as shown.  Adhere each piece with a very small amount of adhesive as you will be inserting other pieces of paper underneath them in the next step.

3. Slip four pieces of 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" White Pines B&T Paper (reverse side) under the other four pieces as shown.  When they are all in position, adhere all of the pieces down well.

4. Finish the pinwheel by adding a large sequin to the middle.  I have used one from the Gold Assortment. 

Products used to create the White Pines Pinwheel Card include:

October Stamp of the Month, Twinkle
Colonial White Card and Envelope (Value Pack)
White Pines Paper Packet
Colonial White Cardstock
Cranberry Cardstock
Cocoa Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Gold Shimmer Trim
3-D Foam Tape
3L E-Z Dots Adhesive
Sequins- Gold Assortment
Quatrefoil Embossing Folder

Here are three more card projects I have created using the adorable October Stamp of the Month, Twinkle.

The card below features stamps from the White Pines Workshops on the Go Cardmaking Kit as well as the cute "twinkle" sentiment from the October Stamp of the Month.  I have used Desert Sand Ink to distress around the edges of the card base, White Pines B&T Paper and Cardstock to give it a vintage feel.  The addition of the Clear Sparkle to the star atop the tree helps the card to "twinkle".

The Starburst card below also features B&T Paper from the White Pines Paper Packet.  This card design is my go-to when I want to create a visually interesting but super-easy card in a few minutes.  This is one of those cards that looks impressive, but takes no time at all to make! Love it! The addition of embossing using the Dot and Floral Embossing Folders as well as a touch of glitz from the Red Shimmer Trim adds some interesting textural elements as well.

My final card is inspired by a cute card designed by Doreen Watkins, CTMH Consultant.  It features our new Sapphire Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock embossed with the Stripe Embossing Folder and the Christmas lights, frame and sentiment from the Stamp of the Month.  The addition of a little bit of Silver Shimmer Trim adds a little pizzazz to this simple  card design.

Thank you for visiting my Blog to check out my special card projects featuring the October Stamp of the Month, Twinkle.  I would love it if you could leave a comment below before you hop to the next stop on our Australasian Blog HopJo's Close 2 My Heart Craftroom to see more creative ways to use the October Stamp of the Month.

Remember, the October Stamp of the Month, Twinkle is only available throughout October 2015 from your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant for $27, or for just $7.50 when you spend $75 or more. 

Warmest crafting wishes,
Denise :)


Patricia Manhire said...

I love the variety of cards and thank you for sharing the pinwheel technique.

Meryl Cheetham said...

Denise, such beautiful crafting. Thank you

Shaunna Richards said...

Lovely cards, as always

Lisa Colback said...

Gorgeous work!!

Britt McDonald said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing the pinwheel technique, hope it's ok to case :)

Georgia O'Shea said...

Beautiful cards! I love them all.

Leah said...

The pinwheel looks fabbo, thanks for the instructions.

Doris Taylor said...

All lovely cards but the blue lights one is my favourite.

Tracey Ray said...

Denise your work is stunning and outstanding, such gorgeous work, TFS the pinwheel technique, its magical to look at this stunning card. I cant decide which card is my most favourite so i will have to decide on draw for my fav, the pinwheel and the peacock card. Just amazing TFS.

Vandra said...

I really love the navy blue for christmas with the white. Thanks for the great instructions for the pinwheel too.

Lauren said...

Gosh you have been busy! I love how easy your tutorial is too, thanks for sharing!

Denise Tarlinton said...

Thank you for your lovely comments ladies! xx

Heather said...

Beautiful cards!! Very inspiring

Nedrakelly.ctmh.com said...

From Texas with Love! For your beautiful artwork.