Thursday, February 20, 2020

Stamptacular Stamp + Thin Cuts Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH "Stamptacular Stamp + Thin Cuts" Blog Hop. This special is a super opportunity to get CTMH fabulous stamps and Thin Cuts at a discount! Check out the available stamps and Thin Cuts!!

 If you came here from Miss. Carrie's Creations' 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 18 CTMH consultants sharing their creations using items from the Stamptacular Stamp + Thin Cuts special with 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 created a card for my daughter, a llama lover.  She used to work a llama farm when she was first married.  Then they had their own small llama farm.  Yes, llamas do spit!

If a one-L lama is a priest, and a 2-L llama is a beast

…what’s a 3-L lllama? 
A really big fire!

                                Wild & Punny Stamp + Thin Cuts                        

 Diamond Fold Easel Card

I was able to add some details after the blog went live.  Really wishing I was I had more time to craft...  I worked 4-10's so actually took today as a flex day so I can "play".

Standing up FRONT view
I used our Tri-blend markers to color the llama, except for the Sangria for the word ROCK! and in the blanket on the llama. Sangria ink picked up from the lid of the ink pad was water-colored using the CTMH small round waterbrush. The leaves were stamped and sponged with Fern ink and the flowers satmped with Intense Black and water-colored with the Sangria ink.  
I wished I had embossed the Fern triangle Card Stock paper for some texture.
Standing up BACK view
(Has room for a personal message.)
Spread out  FRONT
(My "do-over" would be to emboss the fern CS triangles for some texture.)
Spread out BACK

This card, folded flat, fits into a 5 X 7 envelope. 

Diamond fold card ~ instructions
To make this card you will need…
1 piece of 12″ x 5″ Cardstock or our double sided patterned paper.
Score along the 12″ side at 3″, 4 1/4",7 3/4" & 9".
On the 3 X 5 end rectangles make the outer side 5" end at the 2.5" midpoint. 
Mark the top and bottom of each rectangle at the 1.5" midpoint.
Cut off the corner triangles.
Create a diagonal score line from the top 1.5" midpoint to the bottom 4.25" scoreline.
Create an large X making a second diagonal score line from the bottom 1.5" midpoint to the top 4.25" scoreline.
Create a second large X score mark on the other side of the 12 X 5 panel. I find it easiest to flip it around and repeat the previous instructions; 
resulting in a second diagonal score line from the bottom 7.75" scoreline to the top midpoint mark 1.25' from the edge of the paper, and from the top 7.75" scoreline to the bottom  midpoint mark 1.25' from the edge of the paper
 This is what it looks like.

Decorating the panels takes the follow cuts.
For the 3X5 end pieces - cut 2 3/4" X 4 3/4" 
Mark the midpoints on all 4 sides and cut into a diamond shapes
Cut the back mid panel  2 3/4" X 4 3/4"  or like mine, 2 1/2" X 4 1/2"
For the triangle shapes created by the folds - cut two rectangle at 1 1/4" X 4 1/2" cut them in 1/2. creating 4 rectangles - 1 1/4 X 2 1/4.  
cutting the triangles is tricky if both sides are not the same.
Be sure to cut 2 from top right to bottom left
and the other 2 from the top left to bottom right for the triangles to match. 
- no math tip on marking a midpoint !

Happy Crafting!

Now "Hop" on over to Krista Hershberger's blog to see her work!  Be sure to visit all the consultants on their blogs to get some great crafting ideas. Please leave a comment, we love your encouragement. This special is only available through February 1–29 while supplies last. To get any of the products you see, contact your CTMH consultant or click HERE. 


  1. Neat card. I have never tried a diamond fold card before. We had a llama when I was in grade 1 and I have stories of it spitting. LOL

  2. Adorable card! Love the fancy fold.

  3. Love this type of card - great work :)