One Pattern Four Ways

It’s no secret I’m crazy in love with the Make It From Your Heart pattern books and Volume 4 is no exception.  I reach for these books every time I need a little inspiration and a good pattern!

When you use one of the patterns you can simply rotate it 90 degrees in either direction and come up with a total of 4 magnificent patterns!

Each of my cards is made with the same pattern and papers from the Beautiful Friendship but they all have such a different look.

I appreciate you stopping by – I hope you’ll consider trying one of the Make It From Your Heart patterns on your next card making adventure.

 

It’s Tool Time

The challenge on the Heart to Heart Blog this week is to use your favorite tools…my first thought was to go on and on about the thin cuts – I do love them and they are on sale this month.  Then I thought about all the other tools that I use in card making and the one thing that is consistently used is our How To Books.

The Make It From Your Heart pattern books are a staple on my crafting desk…I’ve actually used them so much that the covers are falling off!  When you find a pattern that you love, give it a twist – change the papers, change the orientation, make it yours!

You might recognize my card as one from the Some Kinda Wonderful Workshop Your Way and you’re not mistaken.  If you find a pattern that you like – give it a twist.  It just so happens that the young lady I’m making this card for claims that she “HATES PINK!”  I think she’s just misguided, LOL, but to keep the peace I changed my papers to a fun lagoon heart B&T from the Adventure Fundamentals collection.

A good pattern or “card sketch” isn’t hard to find when you turn to the pages of one of the many Close to My Heart How To Books.

I hope you’ll take a minute to let me know what you think of my card and what you’re favorite tool from Close to My Heart is.

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A Return to the Paper Trail with Ariana


After a short break from the Paper Trail to make it through a few busy months, I decided to hop back in with April’s Blog Hop featuring Close to My Heart’s Ariana Paper Packet! If you’ve came from Betsy’s Scrap, Stamp Fever!, you are on the right path, if you’ve started here don’t worry we are a circular hop and if you follow the links you will end up right where you started!

Ariana is a beautiful old fashioned floral that is perfect for so many occasions.  With three exclusive colors, Ariana Gray, Ariana Green and Ariana Coral it was a fun paper to work with.  It was also the first time that I had worked with the Cricut Craft room changing sizes and removing cut outs with the hide contour button.

I have really been concentrating on catching up my scrapbooks and although I’ve done lots of pages of fun activities that Miss H and I have done, I have failed to scrapbook the most exciting day of my life – the day nearly 5 years ago that she made her grand entrance!  So the Ariana Papers inspired me to scrapbook our “Sweet Baby Girl”

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I started by picking which photos I wanted from that day and realized I must have been more intent on holding our precious little princess than getting pictures!  I then found a layout pattern from Make It From Your Heart Vol. 2 that I thought would showcase the pictures I had.  I highly recommend both volumes of the Make It From You Heart books, both are full of patterns inspired by Jeanette Lynton.

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I altered the pattern just a bit by bordering the floral section with one border cut easily with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, cutting the pennant shape and filling in it’s lacy end.  I also chose to add the title area where the pattern indicated an area to journal.

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I wanted to give a close up of both a banner and a heart border that were cut in Ariana Green and backed with Ariana Coral.  Although they are different the hearts tie them together and what better way to express the love of a new baby!

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The last thing that I’d like to highlight is how important it is to document the details.  I go back and forth between computer and hand-written storytelling.  I finished off the journal card with a pink bow from the Ariana assortment.

I’ll be featuring more artwork with Ariana through out the month, so I hope you’ll come back and visit, but for now please visit Patricia’s Creative Corner – she’s “Down Under” but if you follow the link you can get there in a hop, skip and a jump it will be worth your time as she does some amazing artwork!

Tracey

1,2,3 Craft! Make It From Your Heart #19

I love any reason to send a card and with Halloween upon us I decided this might just be the perfect card for the October 1, 2, 3 Craft! Blog Hop.  I’m not sure if you noticed, but last month’s hop grew by one and I’m so excited that Darlys decided to play along with us.  Her work is absolutely amazing!

I’m taking a chance that all will post right, because as you read this I should be on the way to Salt Lake City for a little “girl time” before the Close to My Heart Album Retreat this weekend.  I have been looking forward to this little get-away for months and am excited that Betsy and I are going to be devouring the town two days before the Album Retreat starts.  Literally “devouring”…she asked me what I wanted to do and I said EAT and SHOP and EAT and SIGHT SEE and EAT, I’m sure you get the picture!  When I found out that Darlys was going to be there too that was just like frosting on the cupcake…I just wish Mary could have come along with us!  Can you imagine?!

This month our challenge is to use Make It From Your Heart Pattern #19 – the Make it From Your Heart volumes (there are two of them currently) are essential guides for creating beautiful scrapbook layouts and cards.

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My card inspiration was the clear pillow box on page 84 of the Autumn/Winter Idea Book.   I deconstructed the  card sketch a little, by adding a solid line of the Bronze Shimmer Trim down the edge (have I mentioned how much I love this stuff…I now own it in every color we offer – it is my GO TO accessory!)    The paper packet is the stripe from Babycakes and I added chocolate and juniper as my accents.  I fussy cut the skeleton from the Creepy Creatures set and accessorized him with the sentiment and pumpkin from Perfect Fit Halloween.

You can stop by my business page www.papercraftingprincess.ctmh.com to purchase the supplies to make your own Halloween Cards.  I have included a shopping list for you at the bottom of this post.

Thanks again for stopping by!  Now make sure you hop on over to see what Betsy, Darlys and Mary have in store for you!

Tracey

Supplies Used:

  • Creepy Creatures C1522
  • Perfect Fit Halloween B1413
  • Baby Cakes Paper Packet X7173B
  • Nonstick Micro-Tip Scissors Z1836
  • 1 1/4″ Circle Punch Z1311
  • Bronze Shimmer Trim Z1849

Later Sk8r is All About Me!

Don’t worry…this Papercrafting Princess is not about to turn boarder…I have problems walking on solid ground I would never think of putting a  moving board under my feet!  I did however decide to incorporate the Later Sk8r paper packet into my All About Me Album.

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This will be the cover page to my album…I truly feel that I am so blessed!

This album page is copied from the Make It From Your Heart pattern 17.  I used lots of fun details on this page because it’s the intro to something very special.  I was very excited how it turned out.

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I really played around with the details of this page…and it almost got to the point where I wasn’t sure where to stop.  I am a “blingy” girl in real life so I guess I figured I should “bling” up the intro to my album.  I used flowers from the Girls Rock stamp set and the “arrow” is from the coordinating Cricut Artiste stamp set.  I cut the title pennants free hand and used the A Typeface and Glamour Lowercase alphabet stamps.  The bright teal colored flower is from the For Always Assortment.  I also used lots and lots of the clear and bitty sparkles.  The blessed is a retired chipboard resist alphabet that I sponged with Outdoor Denim Ink, but it could easily be substituted for the Houndstooth Resist Chipboard.

I can’t wait to share more of my album with you along with more of the Later Sk8r paper…take a minute and click on the follow me button so you don’t miss any new posts!

Happy Crafting!

Tracey

1, 2, 3…CRAFT!

With the hopes of sharing more of my art and giving you more ideas on how to use our terrific pattern books I have joined with two of my Close to My Heart sisters to bring you a new challenge post on the 15th of each month.
This month we are featuring pattern 30 which you will find in the newly released Make It From Your Heart pattern book.  This is a terrific book that offers both scrapbook layouts and cards in a soft cover easy to take book.
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My card features the papers of the Clementine paper pack.  I love the country feel of this paper.   With a little help from the Artist and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges I soon had a card that presented the country feel that I was looking for.  I accented the middle of my flower with a button from the cottage assortment.  Tied my tag on with a piece of hemp and accented it with some bitty sparkles.  Bling’s my thing!
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Here’s a close up of my little tag!
Please follow the links to visit Betsy and Mary’s blogs so that you can see their terrific cards and then create a card of your own using the pattern of the month and come back and let us know what you’ve made.
Thanks for joining us as we explore more patterns over the coming months!