Monday, April 1, 2019

April SOTM Blog Hop - Love So Sweet

Welcome to the April SOTM Blog Hop
Love So Sweet:  An amazing set of 26 stamps which could be yours for only $5 - keep reading. 
 It will be fun to see stamping inspiration found on this hop. 
If you came here from Kathy Burrows blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: HERE.  This month we have approximately 17 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the April SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs.  This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one!  
Here we go!
I found a "new" special fold called the Joy Fold Card. 
This one is built from a Z-fold with the Joy Fold added.
Measurements for this card:
Base: 11 x 4 ¼  scored at 2 ¾ & 5 ½ on the long edge.
Patterned paper (Feels Like Home X7243B) cut at
2 ½ X 4 for "Z" panels  and 5 ¼ X 4 for the inside of the card.
Joy Fold insert cut at 2 ¾ X 7 ½ scored on long side and fold at 3 ¾
Charcoal CS (cut 2 at 2 ½ X 3 ½) & Sugarplum SC (Cut two at 2 ¼ X 3 ¼)
Embellished with the flower stamped in Sugarplum and leaves with Sage.  Sentiments are stamped in Charcoal. Small butterflies stamped in Sugarplum, medium butterfly stamp with charcoal ink on sugarplum card-stock.  Shimmer brush in sugarplum was added to the center of the top fussy cut flower and topped with three sugarplum gems. Finally, I used white twine (retired) and wrapped it around  the first section of the z-fold, still available are the  white and gold twine and the white and bronze twine. The twine works great to tuck and hold down the joy card, though not really needed, mostly an embellishment.
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Now "Hop" on over to Katy Taylor's blog
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to see her inspiring work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  Please leave a comment, we love your encouragement.  Remember, the April SOTM is only available until April 30!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!


  1. I like the new fold and how you have worked it all in.

  2. A new card idea to try! Love it!

  3. I like the combined Z fold with the Joy fold. I am a bit hooked on the joy folds.

  4. Thankyou for such a lovely card and clear instructions! I will be making a few of this one!