Sunday, March 3, 2013

Perfect Fit My Acrylix Stamps

I fell in love with the Perfect Fit My Acrylix® stamps that are "newer" to the Close to My Heart (CTMH) lineup.  Not only are they awesome, but they inspired me to teach my first class at my group's annual Stamp Camp retreat in April.

Like many of our stamps sets, they correspond with our CTMH Cricut Cartridges: Art Philosophy or Artiste.  So far (at least that I count), there are 7 Perfect Fit sets: 2 for Frames, a Halloween, a Christmas, a Mom, a Dad, and a Birthday one.  As the owner of all of these sets, their design makes crafting faster, simplier, easier.  For my Stamp Camp cards, I decided to use the Birthday, Mom, and Dad stamps.

The Claire paper is absolutely adorable in person - with this in mind, I wanted to create a Mother's Day, a Father's Day, and 2 Birthday cards (one for a guy and one for a girl).  This paper gives you the versatility to make your projects feminine or masculine. When i got to the Father's Day card, I decide to throw in one of the papers and colors from the Later Sk8r paper pack to add a different feel to it. I know you're curious to see what I came up with, so here they are:

I was inspired differently for each card:
  • The girlie birthday card was inspired by one of the For Always cards I made:
  • The Mother's Day card was inspired by a card I made at last year's CTMH convention:
  • The simple/masculine birthday card was inspired by a card I made last fall using the Moonlight paper:
  • The Father's Day card was inspired by the card CTMH shows in the Spring/Summer Idea book on page 67, which features the Perfect Fit-Dad stamp set:

The great thing about any project is that you can take bits and pieces of things or color combinations that you see and put your own twist on it.  If you love, recreate it!! And use different papers and colors to spice it up.  You never know what you'll be inspired by.

Products featured in these cards:
  • Perfect Fit-Mom My Acrylix® stamp set - C1543
  • Perfect Fit-Dad My Acrylix® stamp set - C1542
  • Perfect Fit-Birthday My Acrylix® stamp set - B1417
  • Claire paper pack - X7166B
  • Later Sk8r paper pack - X7167B
  • Artisan Studs - Z1816
  • Pink Glitter Gems - Z1807
  • Bitty Sparkles - Z1263
  • Baker's Twine: Paradise Assortment - Z1702
  • Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon - Z1808
  • Shimmer Trim: Silver - Z1799
  • Cards & Envelopes: White Value Pack - X254
  • CTMH Exclusive Inks:
    • Sunset - Z2191
    • Cashmere - Z2175
    • Lagoon - Z2195
    • Blush - Z2106

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