Using a "workshop" from the Wishes how-to book, I used a full sheet of patterned paper left in my Chalk It Up kit, along with 2 sheets of cardstock and 16 card bases to make a wide array of cards for several occasions. Since the workshop makes 2 each of eight different designs, I decided to make one version of each card using leftover chipboard Complements and one version using stamps. I also added embellishments using the Chalk It Up Assortment and White Enamel Stars.
Check out all of these great cards! For each pattern, I show my chipboard version first followed by the stamped version. Remember, all CTMH patterned paper is double sided, so YES this is all from one sheet of patterned paper!
|Great for graduation or encouragement|
|Stamps used are Joyful Birthday* and the current Petite Perks**|
|Great all-occasion design!|
|Stamps used are from the Hostess Exclusive Cuddly Salutations***|
|Love this for a new job, college acceptance, all kinds of things!|
|Stamps are from Joyful Birthday* and Hostess Exclusive Cuddly Salutations***|
|Many uses for this one - Graduation, Job Well Done, Birthday...|
|Stamp from Joyful Birthday*|
|Another all-occasion option|
|I thought this would be great for a new baby! Stamps are from the Hostess Exclusive Cuddly Salutations***|
|I couldn't resist stamping on this one but you could totally copy this with a chalk marker!|
|I tapped on a little pigment ink with my finger to make my whale blue - looks like colored chalk! Stamps from the Hostess Exclusive Cuddly Salutations***|
|Many great options for this design, including birthday or even retirement!|
|Stamp from Joyful Birthday|
|I love this one! Another great all-occasion design.|
|Great use of a sticker from the Chalk It Up Assortment, and more pigment ink applied by finger. Stamps from the Hostess Exclusive Cuddly Salutations***|
Let me just say that I L-O-V-E simple cards like this. They are actually mailable (although a few will require extra postage due to the hard embellishments) and usable for every day. And, the best part, I was able to make them all in a few hours! Even adding the extra touches like the chalkboard technique and the finger-dabbed pigment ink took very little time.
Here is the scoop on the three stamp sets I used:
*Joyful Birthday - simple sentiment in 4 awesome font styles
**Petite Perks - our current little "perk" set. I give one to all of my in-home (or other physical location) hostesses, and to online hostesses who go above and beyond.
***Cuddly Salutations - fun Hostess Exclusive stamp set. You can "purchase" this stamp set with just $6.00 of your Hostess Rewards!
Be sure to check out my Kit of the Month page before the end of August if you're interested in the special offers I have available when purchasing Chalk It Up and related products. I also have pictures of more artwork from CTMH corporate, a link to all of my Chalk It Up posts this month, and links to purchase any of the products eligible for the Kit of the Month specials.
I hope you'll come back September 1 for not one, but TWO different blog hop posts! One with Close To My Heart, and one with Scrapbook Generation. Tons more fun coming all September long!