Saturday, February 28, 2015

Cricut® Artfully Sent: Pop-Up Cards with Icons

It is not a secret I LOVE the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge.  It is my favorite of all our cartridges.  One of the function keys is a Pop-Up card.  Here are a few I have made recently.

This card has been a favorite with everyone I show.  Pop-Up cards are a little more time consuming but worth the result.  I used the pop-up and icon key on page 40 of the Artfully Sent Cartridge cutting booklet.  The Happy Birthday is the icon on page 29.  I cut them all at the recommended size 5 inches.  The car I cut out twice, once in Cranberry and once in Black.  I cut the wheels off the Cranberry one and layered it on top of the black to get the wheels to show up black.

This Under The Weather card is from page 18 in the Artfully Sent cutting booklet.  I cut this one smaller at 5 1/2 to get a more standard size card.  I used the raindrops from the inside cut and glued them on the front of the card under the cloud.  I cut the clouds free hand out of white cardstock.  The sparkle is Shimmer Trim cut in half.  Under The Weather is cut out of Hollyhock cardstock.  It is an icon on page 18.  The girl on the inside of the card is also an icon on that page.  I cut her once in Crystal Blue Cardstock and then again in the yellow cardstock included in the Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment.  I cut the boots and umbrella off to layer.  The Get Well Soon stamp is in the stamp set included with the Artfully Sent Cartridge bundle.

It was my cute friends birthday and I wanted to make her something special.  The Hopscotch Paper Assortment is so bright and fun for a birthday.  I cut this at 4 inches to fit into a standard size envelope to mail.  You will find this card on page 7 of the Artfully Sent cutting guide booklet.  I embellished with shimmer trim and pixie extra thick twine.

The Hopscotch paper is only available until the end of March so grab yours now!

Pop Up cards are so fun to create and will WOW the recipient for sure!  Let me know if you have any questions on these cards or any of the products used.  I am happy to help!

All products can be purchased online on my WEBSITE or contact me to order.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Paper Basket Instructions

We made this basket at our last craft night.  I wanted to post the instructions for anyone who missed it and a reference for those that came.

 Cut a piece of cardstock to 6x6.  Using a score board, score at 2 inches and 4 inches.  Rotate once and do the same, making what looks like a tic-tac-toe board.  Then score the corners diagonally.

Fold on score lines.  Punch holes on the corners, this is where you will thread ribbon through to tie the sides together.

This size is perfect for party favors and small gifts.  You can easily make a larger basket using a 12x12 piece of cardstock, scoring at 4 inches and 8 inches.  I have used the larger size for center pieces and to hold a gift (instead of a gift bag).  

Let me know if you have any questions!  

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Using An Album For Storage

My albums came today and I was so excited to show you the idea I had for one! 

 I have a lot of accents in the original packages in a basket that looks like this:

Let me tell you how hard it is to find the perfect accent for your project when they are all jumbled together in a basket and I loose a lot because they stick to each other. It's been driving me crazy, but I just didn't know what to do with them.  Then I had a light bulb moment!  I had a few of Close To My Hearts new Memory Protectors sitting around.  They have a variety of pocket sizes.  I wondered if they would fit the accent sheets..... and they do! 

So I took all my accents out of their original baggie and tucked them into the page protectors.  I would recommend the item # 4113 Design 2 Memory Protector.  That way all the openings are on the top and the accents won't slip out.  I have a variety so I used what I had, but the top loading ones would work best.

This came in the mail today - Lagoon D-Ring Chevron Album  Item# Z2090

 I added the page protectors with all my accents.

In a matter of minutes I now have a cute and more organized way to view my accents!

Right now albums are buy one get one half off!  Purchase one for your scrapbook pages and one for your accents!  This deal ends at the end of February so order soon!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Albums for All

During the month of February*, when you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you will be eligible to receive a second album of your choice at half price. That is a savings of over $17! These albums are available in a gorgeous variety of colors and patterns in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J®, or pocket scrapbook layouts. This offer is only available while supplies last, so make certain to get your order in early to ensure you can choose the styles and colors you love.  Contact me or go HERE to order! 

The video shows you in more detail the awesomeness of these albums.

Stay tuned, I've been working on an idea of how to use these albums for something OTHER than your scrapbook pages!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

February Craft Night Projects - Hopscotch Layout & Cards

February Craft Night!

Date: Friday February 20th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: My Home
Projects: A two page layout and 4 cards including envelopes
Price:  $25
  • 1/2 packet of Hopscotch Paper (X7194B) add $5 for a full package
  • Full package Hopscotch Assortment (Z3016)
  • Full package Hopscotch Compliments (X7194C)
  • Additional cardstock and accents to complete projects

Designed by Sonja Long

Designed by Sonja Long

Designed by Sonja Long

Add on these stamp sets:
D1636 I Do
M1051 Make A Wish
A1170 Doodled Designs

Add on Inks:
Z2641 Glacier
Z2642 Flaxen
Z2196 Smoothie
Z2191 Sunset

Sign up and prepay by Wednesday February 11th.

Not able to attend?  Order a kit!  You will receive instructions and pictures to complete the projects.  Additional shipping charges will apply.