Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Blog Hops with Heart - Hopping with Sangria and Gratitude

I am so grateful to join in on this great blog hop with such talented CTMH consultants!

Here's our blog hop list:

Amie Kiger 
Kelly Janes 
Becca Whitham 
Shelly Nemitz   
Stephanie Davis 
Amy McVey (you're here!)

You should have come here from Stephanie's blog.

On to my project:

I loved the Sangria paper pack from the moment that I saw it.
It's gorgeous colors and designs caught my attention right away!

Supplies used:
Gold thread and my sewing machine (not CTMH)

When making this card, I used one of the card designs from Make It From Your Heart Vol. 1 How-To Program for inspriration.
I stitched the first background paper onto my card base with gold thread and my sewing machine.

I cut out and inked the edges of the chevron pattern paper in Cocoa ink.
I put my desert sand CS piece through my Cuttlebug machine with my Vine Embossing Folder and then swiped the top of the embossed piece with Cocoa ink.

I attached my chevron piece down and then my Gold Shimmer Trim.
I then layered my embossed piece on top.

Finally, I used the rock and roll technique on my pumpkin stamp.
I first inked the stamp up in Sunset ink and then rocked the edges with New England Ivy ink.  I also gently tapped it down once in the New England Ivy ink to pick up a little more green on the inside of the pumpkin.
I then fussy cut out my stamped image and placed it on the top.

I hope you enjoyed my peek at Sangria and Gratitude!
If you are interested in any of the products that I used today, please be sure to check with your CTMH independent consultant.

If you started with Amie's blog, you've made it all the way through!
If not, be sure to head over there now...you don't want to miss any of the creative projects these talented ladies have created!

Thanks for stopping by and have a crafty day!


  1. I love all the touches of gold you used with this. Sewing machine?? You're dedicated.

    1. Thanks Shelly! I hadn't pulled it out in awhile and decided it was about time too. LOL

  2. I adore the stitching you added...AND that you found a beautiful way to use the gorgeous chevron pattern! Also really loving that rock and roll technique for the pumpkin. SO glad you were able to jump in with us! :)

    1. Thanks Amie! Me too! I had to find a way to use that chevron pattern! ;)

  3. Great card, Amy!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my sewing machine and I love the detail it added to your card! Also the embossing looks great! At first glance I thought it was a small feather design and was dying to know where to get that embossing folder! LOL!

    1. Lol! I wanted to add some texture and pulled out my embossing folders...so glad I did!

  4. Love your card, Amy! I love the gold stitching and gold shimmer trim!! They really look gorgeous with the background papers and embossed cardstock you chose! I'm so happy you were able to join us!

    1. Thanks Stephanie! I love touches of gold with Sangria! They seem to fit perfectly together.

  5. Great card, Amy. Love all your special details that bring so much interest without overwhelming.

    1. Thanks Becca! That's exactly what I was hoping for.