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Spruced Up your card making 4 different ways

The Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp set (which also has matching Thin Cut dies) is the sweetest little bird stamp set & it has very versatile sentiments, so I thought this would b a perfect product to showcase what you can create with it.

My first idea was to used the stitched rectangle frame & have the the bird with the pine tree leaves sitting in the corner. I added an embellishment cluster at the top. There is no sentiment as I haven’t decided what I use this card for yet but I like how it turned out.

Spruced Up Blue Bird Handmade Card created with Close To My Heart Spruced Up #CTMH #CTMHSprucedUp

My next idea I thought the bird needed a house, thus this idea of a birdhouse came about

Spruced Up Bird House Handmade Card created with Close To My Heart Spruced Up #CTMH #CTMHSprucedUp

This next idea I wanted to create a winter scene & used a bit of mixed media to complete this idea. I used direct to paper ink using a mixture of blue inks, stamped over with embossing ink & embossed with White Super Fine Embossing Powder to create snow & added tree trunks that were cut from Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, with added colour using Espresso ink & made a snow bank with torn paper covered with Opaque Matte Texture Paste. I loved how this all turned out & how the bird sits in well with this winter scene.

My final idea I wanted to try out the Card Front Spinner Thin Cut die with this stamp set. I kept the design simple as the interactivity is the main act on this card. The words are from the Rainbow Wishes stamp set & the background paper from the Spruced Up Paper Packet collection.

I hope you like my ideas using the Spruced Up – Cardmaking Stamp Set and that I have given you lots of ideas to go & create with it.

Below is a couple of ideas from the Close To My Heart Art Department.


So this sweet idea was shared over on my Terrific Treats – CTMH Technique Blog Hop post. I thought the bird made the sweetest addition to this box base bag.

Box Base Bag with Close To My Heart Spruced Up

Looking for other ideas with this set, well check out my Pinterest Board: Thin Cuts – Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp + Thin Cuts where I have pinned a number of ideas using the stamps & thin cut dies

Make sure you check out our other great promotions including Oh My Heart Workshop Kit, the Bring Back My Pack – Urban Collection & the All Around Creativity National Papercrafting Month Offer. And don’t forget you can sign up any time to our Craft with Heart™ – Scrapbooking or Cardmaking Subscriptions with Heart.

Til next time, see you soon & keep creating!


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