Friday, October 25, 2013

November Craft Night - Getting Ready For The Holidays

I know a lot of you are still working on Halloween costumes for your kids, but I couldn't resist putting together these projects for our November Craft Night.  Close To My Heart has come out with some fun new items just for the holidays!

November Craft Night:
Date: Friday November 15th
Time: 6:00 PM (a little earlier than usual so you will have plenty of time to finish your projects)
Place: My Home
Projects: Reusable Gift Tags, Medium Gift Bags w/tags, Fabric Gift Bags w/tags, and Christmas Cards.  Pricing and details below.

Reusable tags:  What makes these reusable? They are made with a special chalk paper.  You can write on them with chalk and then erase when the holiday is over.  You can also use our chalk marker to make the names permanent and reuse year after year.  Each one comes with 6 inches of twine. The cost is $10.00 for a set of 12.  Add a permanent chalk marker for only $2.00 more.
Medium Gift Bags:  These bags measure 10 inches tall and 8 inches wide with each bag front decorated and includes a tag and tissue paper.  Cost is $11.00 for a set of 5.

Season's Tweetings Fabric Gift Bags:  These measure 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide with a draw string closure.  A set of 6 bags and 6 gift tags are only $10.25.  Add the Seasons Tweetings stamp set for only $6.90 more (see below) a $9.00 savings!

Merry Christmas or Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday Cards:  Make as many as you need for only $1.50 each!  Envelopes included!  Add the stamp set C1567 Santa Claus for only $15.98 (see below).

Please sign up and prepay by November 6th.  Call, email, text, comment here, or on facebook to sign up.  You can prepay with cash, check or even a credit card!

Crafters Club Members, sign up for more than one project it will count towards your club order for November!

Come to November's craft night and get some of your holiday prep done early while enjoying some good company and good eats!

Not able to attend?  Order a kit!  I will prepare a kit complete with stamping and instructions.  If a kit needs to be mailed there will be an additional cost.

Please Bring your own glue and scissors!  I will have all supplies available for you to use at Craft Night, but here is a list of items we are using in case you would like to bring your own or purchase before hand.

For Reusable Tags
1514 Glue
Z534 Scissors
Z2194 Sand Paper
Z1851 Scallop Punch

For Medium Gift Bags:
1514 Glue
Z534 scissor
Z2173 Slate Ink
1772 Glue Dots or Z679 Liquid Glass
Z697 Sponge (one sponge can be cut up and used for all projects)

For Season Tweetings Gift Bags:
Z2105 Black Ink
Z2111 Chocolate Ink
Z2415 Honey Marker
Z217 Ruby Ink
Z2155 Topiary Ink
Z2419 Cranberry Marker
Z2412 Lagoon Marker

For The Cards:
1514 Glue
Z534 Scissors
Z697 Sponge
Z2165 Juniper Ink
Z2170 Ruby Ink
Z2172 Whisper Ink
Z697 Sponge

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pumpkin Treat Bag - Craft Night Bonus Project

This little gift bag will be our bonus project at October's Craft Night.  They are only $.50 each!  They are the perfect size for a couple fun size candy bars or a few pieces of candy.  Something special to give to your favorite trick-or-treaters.  Let me know how many you would like by this Thursday the 17th so I can have them cut and ready for you by Craft Night, Friday the 18th.

Items used:
Sunset Cardstock
Sunset Ink
Sponge Dauber
Black Cardstock
Natural Hemp
Artiste Cricut Cartridge (pg.33)

Items can be seen and purchased at

Monday, October 14, 2013

Art Philosophy Ghost

I saw these ghosts people were making cutting cardstock by hand and I remembered a spiral Cricut cut on the Art Philosophy cartridge.  It is actually used to make a 3D flower but it worked out perfect to make an instant ghost!  Using the same cartridge I cut out an "O" shape and cut it in half for his smile, then cut the negative space in half in an arch to make his eyes.  I punched a small hole in the top and used some natural bakers twine to hang from the ceiling.

I used:
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge (page 70, I cut it as large as I could.  I believe it was 11 1/2)
1385 White Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
Z1701 Natural Bakers Twine

Items can be found and purchased at