The Ease of Stickease

The Ease of Stickease
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Hello everyone, and welcome to our Close to My Heart Technique Blog Hop! This month there are eight of us blogging about CTMH’s My Stickease Assortment stickers and how we used them. Think of this blog hop as a great big circle, so you may start wherever you are; then buckle up and follow the link to the next blog post to see all of the colorful artwork incorporating this technique.

If you are coming from Joy’s blog post, you are on the right track!

blog-Mr and Mrs Card

‘Tis almost the season for weddings, so I made a wedding card! I used the following Close to My Heart products: For Always Paper Packet, four heavy-duty stickers from the For Always My Stickease® Assortment, the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems, Sparkles Clear Assortment and a sparkly button from the Buttons – Black Assortment.

Here’s another view of the card to show the layers. The ruby-red heart, red and black polka dot trim, grey flower and the wedding couple are all stickers from the Stickease assortment. This is why CTMH calls their heavy-duty color-coordinating sticker StickEASE – they make your projects come together with ease! As you can see, I used some double-sided foam adhesive to make the bridal couple pop off the page. Did you ever think of using dimensional foam with stickers? It can be done! 🙂

blog-Mr and Mrs 3 Qtr Shot

I used some ribbon from the craft store to separate the two bits of trim and then tied a bow by making an M and then tying the M loops into a knot. Then, I used a big Glue Dot to stick it where I needed it, and added another large Glue Dot to secure the button onto the black bow. blog-Black and Red Bows

Just for fun, I used the tiniest crystal gem to give the bride some bling on her ring finger.

blog-Bling on the Ring Finger At first, I cut the “Mr. & Mrs.” shape too large for the card so I used it for the envelope. After taking this picture, I wrote the newlyweds’ last name below and drew hearts around the words. I don’t like to waste anything, so I was happy to find a use for that extra cut I made from the 12″ X 12″ Ruby Cardstock.

blog-Mr and Mrs Card and Envelope

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog post! Please continue on to Wendy’s blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting the use of My Stickease Assortment stickers. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and “happy hopping!”

Here is the list of all the blog-hoppers participating today:

1. Stephanie Chumbley (you are here):

2. Wendy Kessler –

3. Shirley Ross –

4. Tabbi Fritz –

5. Melinda Everitt –

6. Judy Faye Garner –

7. Cherri Hardcastle –

8. Joy McHargue –

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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  1. Pingback: My Stickease & Stickers Blog Hop | My Scrapbooking Blog

    • Thanks so much, Shirley! I was happy I could step in and fill the shoes of our regular host. 😉

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