Sunday, 15 April 2018

CTMH Cross Canada Blog Hop - April

Bienvenue to our April Blog Hop featuring artwork created from Close To My Heart products inspired by the theme "Celebrations".

To purchase any of the items seen in this blog hop, contact your local consultant to place an order.

If you came from Michelle's blog then you are in the right place!

When I think of celebrations, I think birthdays. I for one can never have enough birthday cards on hand. So I decided to showcase a birthday card using two of the French stamps that CTMH currently sells as well as a sneak peek of one of the new paper collections that will be available starting May 1st.

French birthday card CTMH Close to My Heart carte fête
Birthday card / Carte de fête

The card cover is made with two 2"x2" squares of Central Park paper. The sentiment and the bubbles are from the Invitation (French) stamp (C1701)

CTMH Close to My Heart French stamp Invitation (C1701)

For the inside, I used another of Close To My Heart's French stamps, the gorgeous Bonne Fête (A1212). It is stamped in archival black ink to give a crisp glossy image. The delicate flowers and leaves are coloured with Shin Han alcohol markers.

carte fête, Birthday Card, French stamp, CTMH Close To My Heart,

Close To My Heart, French stamp, Bonne Fête (A1212), CTMH,

Pattern Paper: Central Park (coming May 1st)
Cardstock: Canary (X5982)
Ink: Canary (Z2843), Sapphire (Z2848)
Embellishments: Sapphire Dots (Z4177)
Card base/envelope (X254)
Stamp: Invitation (C1701) and Bonne Fête (A1212)


Your next stop on the Cross Canada Hop is Caroline Creations blog HERE.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, products and techniques seen along the way. Please take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers... whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to do... by leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see.

If you get lost along the way, you can head to Michelle's blog here, she has the complete blog list from East to West across Canada.

And don't forget
Friends don't let friends craft alone.

à bientôt,


  1. Love your sunny card!I love the line of bubbles across the bottom. Great way to show how repeat-stamping can be effective.

  2. Love the creation showcasing another language that is available. Beautiful cards.

  3. Very pretty - I really should pick up some of our French stamps for work colleague birthdays!

  4. I love that stamp set, and used it for Abbigail's birthday invitations. Did I take any photos? Must check and share.

  5. Great card, love the colors of the new paper.

  6. Great card ~ It is nice to see you creating with the French stamp sets ~ wonderful!