Many Smiles Begin With You

Welcome to Joyful Stars April Blog Hop. This is a monthly blog hop from a group of Close to My Heart Independent Consultants.


If you arrive from Lori’s blog , then you are on the right track. If you happen to be here first, please keep on hopping to visit my fellow consultants’ projects. The hop starts at Joyce’s blog where you can find the full list of participants for this month.

This time I made a note card featuring Smiles Begin With You Stamp SetBlossom Paper Packet, Sequins Gold Assortment and Stitching Guide.

Creating the chalkboard looking card is very easy. On a piece of Black cardstock, stamp the sentiment with VersaMark ink pad and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Then, using a piece of paper towel or tissue, with circular motion add the White Daisy Pigment Ink all over the cardstock. And I usually dry the pigment ink using Craft Heater for quick drying, but you can let it sit on the side for air-drying if you are not in hurry.

Then I add the banners I cut form Blossom Paper Packet and add at the corner of the card using adhesive runner. Using the Stitching Guide and Stitching mat + needle set (retired, but I recommend to get this Stitching Mat). I stitched them by hand. These Stitching Guide and Mat is very easy to use for card-making and scrapbook layouts.

I finished my card with some Sequins Gold Assortment. I love all CTMH Sequins Assortment because they have adhesive already, just ready to use on projects.

I hope you’ll like my project this month ๐Ÿ™‚ Your next hop is Nickie’s blog to see what she has created for you this month. Thank you so much for hopping by at my blog!

Here’s the list of  supplies I used for the card where you can get from my CTMH Online Store:

  • Smiles Begin With You stamp set
  • Blossom Paper Packer
  • White Daisy cardstock
  • Sequins Gold Assortment
  • Stitching Guide.
  • Foam Pad

Don’t forget we have very DEAL OF THE DAY grab bag every day that you can SAVE lots of money on crafting supplies, it starts at 3 PM (Mountain time) for 24 hours, every day for the whole month of April.

Close To My Heart - Deal of the Day

And this Stamp of the Month – Typed Note (S1504, set of  19) is a must to grab, too, for only $5 with $50 or more order!



Other supplies:

  • Black cardstock (scrap stash)
  • Fine pointed scissors
  • Glue runner

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16 thoughts on “Many Smiles Begin With You

  1. Beautiful card Helen! Thanks for explaining the chalkboard idea! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also just a note :)…check out page 181 in our Annual Inspirations book….we do have a ruler & a stitch guide shown there! ๐Ÿ™‚ You’ve encouraged me to get out my stitch ruler again!! How simple the stitching is on your card, but what a PERFECT touch it brings to the card design! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Your creations are beautiful. You are quite talented. I am dropping by from Create with Joy. Congratulations on your award. We were her first recipients. We are having a giveaway for a really great book. Please stop by and enter. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo