Friday, June 21, 2019

Playing With Thin Cuts

Starry Night Castle Card

Welcome!  I'm so glad you have stopped by! 😊 I absolutely love this Princess Castle Stamp and Thin Cut set--it is so adorable!  Think of the possible uses--birthday, celebratory, cards, memory books, Disney visits, etc.!!!

Using my trusty Sizzix Big Kick, I easily cut my White Cardstock with the metal Princess Castle die.  After cutting, I stamped the castle with Archival Black Ink.  

I enjoyed adding hints of color with the Watercolor Pencils and the Clear Shimmer Brush.  These pencils go on like a dream, and are great with or without the blending with water or shimmer.  
With the use of the Archival Ink, there was no fear of smearing the crisp stamped lines. 😊 Happy dance!

To create the background for my castle, I cut a piece of starry night paper to match both the front of my card base, and the inside front.  The starry night pattern is one of 12 designs in the Into the Wild Paper Packet.  

The medium size Stitched Square Frame Thin Cut was just the size I wanted for my opening.  I cut the card base first, and adhered a piece of white tulle I had on hand, over this opening.  Once that was done, I simply built my card layers.  

First, adhere Starry night paper to front, then position the castle and stitched frame.  Adhere just the lower edge of the castle behind the stitched frame piece in front of the tulle, as shown in the above photo.  

You'll then adhere the starry night paper on the interior of the front of the card.  Doesn't the tulle add a fun touch?  I think that a beautiful vellum would also give a similar look.  

After the front of the card was finished, I created a random pattern of stars using the star stamps included with the castle stamp set.  Then, my 'Let's Celebrate' sentiment was stamped using Sapphire Ink on Ballerina Cardstock.  This sentiment is part of this One Year Older set.  

Why not try your hand at creating a fun cut-out card to brighten someone's day?  😊

Now a quick note on some of the great specials at -- 
Through July 31, 2019 this super versatile, exclusive Share the Joy Bundle is available, while supplies last.  Of course you can also purchase just the stamps or the thin cuts. 
Think of all the ways these stamp icons will be used by you!  Not only cards and scrapbook pages, but these stamps would be great for teachers--whether you're a home educator or one in the neighborhood school.  πŸ˜‰ How will you use yours?  

Also, during June, with your purchase of select stamp sets, at $18.95 each, you will receive absolutely FREE designer paper, cardstock, embellishments, and a pattern guide  (download) to create a 2-page layout!  Purchase all 4 stamp kits at an additional 25% off!  Woo Hoo!  This is an awesome value! Total retail is $117.33, and you only pay $52.95 (plus tax & shipping).  So much goodness!  Which will you create? 

Just announced!!!  July 1 - August 31, 2019,  Close to My Heart is bringing back the popular Seaside paper suite, updated with new stickers! πŸ’More to come July 1!

Check out the Seasonal Expressions Idea Book on my website, and receive one FREE with your order.  It is jammed with beautiful artwork created with four new Creative Collections, papers, complements, stamps, embossing folders, die cuts, and more!

During this 35th Anniversary, pop up sales are randomly announced. Drum roll!!!  There will be a 24-hour Flash Sale Friday, June 21 beginning at 5 PM EDT and ending at 4:59 PM EDT on Saturday, June 22, 2019!πŸ’–

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I enjoy hearing from you and appreciate your business and support.  I look forward to helping you as you travel along life's journey celebrating relationships with all of YOUR papercrafting and memory keeping needs.  πŸ’–

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Papercrafting,

Without love, deeds, even the most brilliant, count as nothing.
Story of a Soul, Chapter VIII

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Carole! I hope to see you again soon! Have a wonderful day!

  2. That is such a pretty card! I love the different layers and levels it has. Thank you for sharing, Gayle, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope you are having a good week!

    1. Thank you, April! It was such a fun card to create! I look forward to seeing you again soon!