There shouldn’t be any doubt that I love playing with Black, White & Gold. It’s such an elegant color combination. I had some fun playing with the Silver & Gold Paper packet today and since I wanted to update my Display Tray (long retired) I took a few minutes to do that as well.
On the bottom left corner I added a piece of Zip Strip & Gold Shimmer Trim cut into banners and a Gold Foil die cut heart. The “love” in the upper right hand corner was cut with the Flower Market Cricut cartridge.
Even though a lot of the papers in this kit are theme specific there are still plenty to use without feeling Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you come by later this week to see what else I’ve been up too!
Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare. This week we are featuring the colors: Almond, Cranberry, Fern, New England Ivy, White Daisy & Optional Gold.
It seemed like the perfect combination of Christmas Colors to me. I’d also seen this fun Post-It holder on Pinterest – watched the video, jotted some notes, but apparently forgot to pin the post – I’ll keep looking and hopefully find it again so I can share the directions for making it.
OK, now it’s YOUR turn! The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage. Each color dare is open until 9:00 CDT on Thursday!
While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!
Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment including your favorite kind of holiday cookie! Until later…
One of my favorite things to do is surprise someone with a homemade birthday card, what’s even more fun is when you send them an entire party in a box!
I made this cute box card using cuts from the Cricut so although it’s full of details it didn’t take much time. In my humble opinion there are no better colors for a birthday than the Adventure color family.
I reached for solid cardstock and fun patterns from the Fundamentals Paper Collection to complete my card. With 24 12X12 sheets (2 each of 12 designs) you have plenty to choose from to make completing cohesive projects easier than ever before. Priced at just $19.95 they are a terrific basic for your scrapbooking or card-making needs. They also have matching complements and ribbon – woohoo!
If you’d like to learn more about the fundamental line please let me know the patterns are so much fun to play with.
Thanks for stopping by…I look forward to hearing your comments on this card.
I thought I’d pop in on a Friday morning with a fun gift box idea. I needed a fun way to display a movie gift card and saw a cute idea on Pinterest, so I grabbed my Artiste cartridge and started cutting away.
I used paper straws to hold up my gift card and shapes. I think I’ll be using this idea in card form too so stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by on a Friday…enjoy your weekend.
Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring November’s SOTM, which is New Years Cheer, a set of 13 stamps. If you have come here from Crafty Carol’s Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.
This month we have almost 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
I made this fun box using the new All About the Gold and Rustic Home Fundamentals. The tag was cut from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge in three sizes Black 2 3/4, Kraft 2 1/2 and Colonial White 2 1/4. The glass of bubbly and sentiment was embossed using Versa Mark and Gold embossing powder.
Now “Hop” on over to Sheila Bennett’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the November SOTM is only available until the 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!
Hi and happy Friday! It’s funny how fast the week flies by! I didn’t get a lot of time in the craft room this week, but I am super excited about my Featured Friday project.
I saw a cute handbag on Pinterest made out of black and white papers, it immediately took me on a La Vie En Rose field trip in my mind. I love the striking colors of black and white you can do so many things with them.
Both the handbag and the rosette are from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge. I thought about sizing the rosette down after I got it made, but I wanted it like one of those great big flowers that little girls where in their hair.
The trick to rosette’s (or at least the way I make them is to use a bone folder on the folds to get it nice and crisp. I also have 2 one inch punched circles which are covered in a strong adhesive (they are black in the above picture) which I put on both sides to hold the rosette in place. I know consultants that use Liquid Glass, but this works for me so it’s what I stick with 🙂
I finished my little black handbag off with a pink and black pennant tucked under a Happy Day medalion stamped in Pixie ink. The black flag seemed to get lost a little so I put a little gold puffies on it and tied the opposite handle with a piece of thick twine. It’s all ready to get filled and given for Mother’s Day!
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Several days ago I saw a cute box card posted by Paige Dolecki – Stampologist she mentioned that she was using a new Cricut cartridge and with my love of box cards, I hurried over to Amazon and snagged it! It’s the first non-CTMH cartridge that I’ve bought.
I grabbed a retired paper pack and played around with this Birthday Box. After a little frustration I texted Paige who promptly face-timed with me and got me on the right track.
I think I have a little more work to do with the assembly, but I am pretty happy with my first attempt – much easier than free handing all the pieces 🙂
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Why did the chicken cross the road? To get the mail from the mailbox of course!
This sweet little mailbox cut on the Cricut is sure to please on Valentine’s Day! Filled with Hershey’s Hearts and Kisses it’s sure to convince your sweetheart to say yes.
This is just one of four Valentine’s that you’ll go home with if you register for my All Things Love class on February 9th. The cost is $15 and class is limited to six participants. Please RSVP by February 1st.
Halloween just happens to be one of my favorite holidays to make cards for so of course the Nevermore Paper Packet was high on my list of wants. I’ve also been revisiting using my Cricut cartridges.
When I was looking for ideas on Pinterest I found a cute coffin posted from the Jeanette Lynton Blog back in October 2012. I decided it would be a fun treat box for a sweet granddaughter!
I played around and cut a web and a spider along with the word Eek all with Artiste! I was having issues cutting the small letters in eek and decided it could just as easily be layered on a pennant. I even got to use my black tulle that I’ve had for a couple of years.
This coffin box will be part of a special Nevermore Class on September 17th. You will need to register by Saturday, September 5th to allow cutting time. Please call or e-mail me if you have additional questions.
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Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring June’s SOTM, which is Ice Cream Dream. If you have come here from the Stampologist Paige Dolecki , you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.
This month we have 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using June’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. Blog hopping is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Let’s get started!
I have been waiting patiently for June to arrive. This is by far my favorite Stamp of the Month Set. It brings back fond childhood memories of getting quarters from my mom’s boyfriend (whom later became my step-dad for 40 years of my life) so that I could run out and meet the ice-cream truck. I wanted to do a banner, but wasn’t sure what I wanted it to say so I settled on “sweet”, I’m going to hang this in my new craft room once it’s finished.
I put both the Cricut Art Philosophy and Artfully Sent cartridges to work on this banner. I used Crystal Blue C/S and the blue dots is from the Wanderful Collection. The letters were cut in Gypsy C/S. I pre-cut each piece in White Daisy and then decided to go back and do some layering. The large banner is layered once and the Dot B&T has two pieces of white layered to give it thickness without using foam tape. I then sponged all the edges, added a few pieces of bling to each banner piece and tied it all together with White Ribbon (which is actually from CTMH although it’s long retired) – who remembers the ribbon rounds? I really had fun putting this all together, although I didn’t think I was ever going to get the glue and ink from my fingers.
Now “hop” on over to Michelle Loncar’s blog where you’ll find some more sweet artwork! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until 30th of June! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!