Thursday, January 29, 2015

Valentines Day crafts

Well,  we are a few short days away from February which means we're running out of time to decide on our Valentine's projects.

Here are some fun options from CTMH:

This first is made from our Cut Above treat bag kit and coordinating stamps.  Slate (grey) ink was used on this sample but you could also use black, red or pink and it would be fine. Just add candy!

 
The cards below use several stamp sets.  Love Ya SillyXOXO and doodles designs..
inks:  pear, lagoon, black, cotton candy and ruby.

 
 
The photo below...I LOVE.  The cake topper is so easy but adds a great touch.  You can stamp and trim around these easy to cut shapes.  Click here for the stamp images
 
The grey card is created by embossing the cardstock with our heart embossing folder..

 
If you have any of our treat tubes, I created this fun project for my January Kit of the Month that I mailed earlier this month.
 
Here's a recap of my Kids Valentine cards using Heartstrings Picture My Life cards and the Forever in my Heart stamp set.
 
 
NO matter which project you create- these fun Puffy stickers will be the perfect "top it off" accessory!
 
 
 
 
No time to order?  Here's some fun printable ideas I found on pinterest:
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Year Noted

January comes to an end next week and the Year Noted kit will no longer be available.

I really love some of the artwork that is shown on the CTMH "Make it from your Heart" blog and wanted to share that here for those of you that have never heard of or seen the blog first hand.

http://blog.closetomyheart.com/2015/01/16/highlight-this-years-faves-with-year-noted/

Here's one of the layouts shown on the page (NOT MY LAYOUT... this is ONE layout from the link above)

 
 
 
This kit is right on trend with fun colors and a pop of gold in the sheet of gold stickers that comes with the kit.
 
When you spend $50 you can add the kit (several sheets of paper in these fun colors, a sheet of gold stickers and a set of limited edition stamps)  for ONLY $5.
 
If you want to create a fun mini-album with this set (see my sample below) then you can instead choose a $10 option with the supplies in the $5 option PLUS  a mini kraft album
 
 
 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Valentine banner with Cricut Artiste

Here's a cute banner that goes together rather quickly if you have the Close To My Heart cricut cartridge Artiste.  {see image booklet here}


First I'll show the banner, then some individual images and finally, the photos of which page in the Cricut Artiste booklet these shapes came from. 

 
 
Left rosette:  (yes my craft room wall is green....;)  )
 
 
Middle rosette:
 
 
Right rosette:
 
Back side showing how I attached the twine hanger in a puddle of liquid glass:
 
 
pages from Cricut artiste:  NOTE that there are several different rosette designs and all are great.  I simply chose 3 different designs and cut two pieces of each.  Accordian fold on the pre-scored lines and stick your ends together with liquid glass.  Hold for a minute till the bond is tight.  let dry before flattening the "tube" you end up with into a flatter circle shape.
 
 
(circles on front and back of each rosette are cut at 2" and adhered with liquid glass.  circles on the back side match the rosette and are used with a big puddle of liquid glass to attach the rosette so it lays flat.  simply lay circle on table.  put puddle of liquid glass in middle and around edge, flatten rosette and lay on top.  Place object (i.e. pair of scissors, ink pad or other weighty item) on top for 20 minutes till rosette is stuck and liquid glass dry or drying.   Top circle is in an alternate color for design purposes.
 
 
click the below photos to see them better.
 

 
Need any supplies to create your own banner?