In Love with Silver & Gold

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.

 

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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!

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Cheery Gingerbread Post It Holder – Color Dare #268

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.

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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…

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Birthday Party in a Box

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.

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Pop In

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.

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Cheers to the New Year – November SOTM Blog Hop

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.

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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.

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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!

 

Featured Friday #5

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!

Thanks for stopping by.  Let me know if you are enjoying the Featured Friday posts by leaving a comment.  See you soon!

 

Box Card Bonanza

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 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!