Timber Cards Process Video

Cards made with Timber Collection

With so many things going on in our world right now, it was fun to just pull out a brand new paper collection and just play for a bit.

I finally got to use the Operation Smile Stamp. (only available through the end of this month)

D1920 You Make me Happy

I really enjoyed not just playing with the papers, but also the markers & using up some embellishments too!

Here are some other cards using the Timber Collect made by the CTMH home office staff. (For inspiration)

I’d love to see what you create!

Happy Crafting!

August Crafting Challenges

Each month I am putting together challenges in hopes to inspire more crafting. There will be a winner drawn from all the entries and that winner will receive a RAK from me.

For each of these challenges, they must have been done during the month of August 2020. Only Facebook VIP members that complete a challenge and post a photo in the August Challenges album are eligible for prizes. To join our facebook group, go to this page and submit a request to join.

For the card challenge create TWO cards using this sketch as an inspiration. Post a photo of your cards in the August Challenges photo album.

For the Layout challenge you can create two cards, or one layout, planner page, or paper crafting item that is inspired from this sketch. Post photo in the August Challenges Album.

For the Color challenge, create two cards, a layout, planner page, or other paper craft item using only these colors. You may add White, Black or Kraft cardstock. Post a photo of your creation in the August Challenges Album.

For our last challenge, you can double dip as they say. I want you to use 10 of your embellishments that have been in your stash for a bit. The 10 embellishments do not have to be on one project but can be spread over multiple projects that you have created THIS month. So you can embellish your card challenge and your color challenge with 10 embellishments, post the photos of your creations in the album and wah-lah you have earned multiple tickets for the prize drawing.

Happy Crafting!

Summer Vibes – Papers & bling

So vibrant and fun! CTMH continues to create great paper packs. They can be used for Summer fun photo and cards, but I could see me using the red gingham and leaves paper in a fall apple orchard trip, or the waves lend themselves to bath time photos with baby!

Did you know you can order the paper, or the paper & the sticker sheet?

After you decide if you will be able to use all the great stickers, then you can add stamps, thin cut sets & other embellishments as you need.

Z3742 Card Making stamp & thin cut set
Can be purchased separately
z3745 Scrapbook stamp & thin cut set
Can be purchased separately
x7258E Acrylix Shapes

As great as the acrylic shapes are, I think my favorite are the picture my life cards. They can be made into a card front just on their own, or tucked in behind a photo on a layout. For me they are wonderful.

x7258D Picture My Life Cards
x7258C Card Stock

If you are low on some colors of cardstock, no worries, just select the Summer Vibes cardstock pack and you’ll have variety that coordinates with the Summer Vibes papers.

If you are behind on your scrapbooking and you want some WOW layouts quickly, check out everything you can do with the Scrapbook workshop.

Summer Vibes papers & stickers, some Cardstock, acrylic shapes, (exclusive to the kit) laser cut die shapes and directions. Everything you need to create three 2-page layouts.
You can order the kit with or without page protectors
Summer Vibes LO1
Summer Vibes LO2
Summer Vibes Lo3
Papers & cardstock with stamp & thincut exclusive to the Card Kit

Need to send some happy mail? This kit is sure to bring a smile to anyone who receives one of these cards.

Card 1
Card 2
Card 3
Card 4

I could see some of these popcicles or ice cream cones on a layout or two!

Be sure to check out my youtube channel (search for Crafty Amanda) as I walk through putting together kits & giving idea of how to make any CTMH kit work for you!

Happy Crafting!

New Idea Book New Hostess only Stamps

July-Aug CTMH Idea Book 2020

In this new Idea book you’ll see lot of new papers, stamps, thin cuts & more, but you won’t see the new Hostess only Stamp sets. . . So, here they are!

Sprinkled with Love!
Lighthouse at the Beach

Love that it has the “stripes” for the lighthouse separate so you can choose your lighthouse colors!

Linked Hearts

And if the exclusive stamp sets are enough of an incentive, check out the amount of FREE product you can receive when you host a qualified gathering.

Contact me so I can help you earn one of these or other CTMH products!

Happy Crafting!

Managed a little playtime

I saw these cards in the July/August idea book and I had to order the stamp set. For whatever reason, I fell in love with mushroom stamps when CTMH released it’s Twitterpated workshop YEARS ago. Between the cute gnomes and the mushrooms, I was sold.

You can buy the stamp set alone, or get the coordinating thin cuts so you can avoid fussy cutting. My die/embossing machine is currently safely packed away in storage so I choose to get the stamp set only.

When I first started playing with the stamps, I thought, oh this will be fun I can color with markers and have a relaxing time doing that. . . life laughed at me and workers showed and started pounding, sawing and in general making lots of noise in a room that will eventually be next to my studio, but currently has some opened walls into my studio. The plastic barrier does not do anything to prevent the noise. I did color for a bit, but then put it aside and fled the studio in hopes to find a quiet(er) sanctuary.

The next morning, not sure what day, but a day when workers were not scheduled to be here, I found my colored images and started fussy cutting them. I am not typically a fussy cutter, but at this point I was grateful for some quiet studio time. Here is the card that resulted from 45 minutes of sheer crafting bliss!

top view

I did a bendi fold as I wanted to use more of the mushrooms as background and was enjoying the coloring. For the base of the card I only used shimmer brushes to color. By making multiple passes over some of the areas I was able to achieve some shading. Most of that doesn’t show up in the photo, but if you look in the back left under the white flower you can see a bit of it on a small mushroom.

These are instructions from a series of fun fold classes I did. I plan to do some videos walking through the folds and providing the handouts so you can create your own book of fun folds to refer to when you make cards. (Hopefully this fall?)

It was nice having some play time again! I did use the sentiment and the butterfly in the upper right corner from the July Stamp of the Month!

Happy Crafting!