Sunday, September 15, 2019

Perk Up Quad | Close to My Heart

Recently I received some happy mail from my Chris Franco who is also a CTMH Consultant.  Have you seen their new Perk Up set?!

This quad [Quad means four espresso shots] didn't take too long to design.  I used the same overall card design and concentrated on two different background panels.

First up is Happy Sweater Weather:

Let's chat about the Cats & Bats pattern paper and coordinating pocket cards that were on the CTMH clearance [sorry, they're sold out now] for only $5.  That star strip was the label part of the 12x12 paper.  I've managed to snag several awesome deals over the last couple of years.  Definitely worth it to watch that particular section on their site.  The coffee cup sleeve was stamped in a stone ink and I embellished it with a pumpkin brad that I had in my stash.  I've been enjoying adding teal to my fall color combo.

Here's a card for you cocoa fans:

That multi-colored strip is another 12x12 label strip.  I was happy to add the pop of green [my favorite color].  The sentiment worked well with the pre printed lines on the pocket card.

Next up is a Pumpkin Spice design:

I paper pieced the to go cup.  The web was a 4x6 pocket card.  This is the only card that has copic coloring and really it's just a smidge of coloring.

My final card is a latte design:

This is definitely my FAVORITE design but it is also the least postal friendly.  I adore all the texture on this one from the shaker style and the added cork sentiment strip.

I actually started off trying to design 4 postal friendly cards.  A horrible fail, I only ended up with one that is truly postal friendly.  That's okay, I don't mind slapping on more postage.

Get your PERK UP set today.  They are currently in their September - October 2019 catalog.


Laurel said...

Love them Amy!

Rose said...


Fikreta said...

these are so great cards!

Julia Aston said...

4 fun and creative designs Amy!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love these!! LOVING that cocoa sentiment!!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful colors! I love them!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome cards! What fun happy mail 😊

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great Fall and Winter card designs and perfect for any gender too.

Sue L. said...

Delightful Amy! My favorite is yr Pumpkin Spice and LOVE the fox on yr other card.