Sunday, November 30, 2014

Up-coming Poinsettia Party cardmaking workshop

Here is a seek peek at my Cricut Design Space cardmaking workshop. The "ready to go project file". will be available on Monday. Stay tuned for more details.

It's a Poinsettia Party Workshop and it can be yours for only $10.00

The instructions to complete all 7 cards will be posted here on my blog, you'll simply need to purchase the DS file via e-transfer or Paypal. Now back to the craftroom to complete this project. 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Embossed Poinsettia Card

I get so excited when I learn a new techniques, I just need to share it. I've added a few pictures to show you how to make this embossed Poinsettia flower.

If you'd like to see the full technique you can watch my tutorial video below. I will show you step by step how to create a 3D looking Poinsettia using cardstock, an embossing tool and a push pad.

First you need to cut your pieces using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  You can find the Poinsettia shape on page 80 and the swing card on page 52.

This Poinsettia is 2 3/4", you will need to cut three (3) pieces
  • one 2 3/4"
  • one 2 1/4"
  • one 1 3/4"
This project was created with the Cricut Design Space. I've included the complete ready to go project file here.

Material used to make this card
  • Artiste Cricut cartridge Z1790 
  • Rub-On tool Z1796
  • Snowhaven Paper Pack X7188B
  • Snowhaven Complements X7188C
  • Black Cardstock 1386
  • Cranberry Cardstock 1272
  • Grey Glitter Paper Z1829
  • Bitty Sparkles Z1263
  • Mini-Medley Ruby Baker’s Twine Z1861
  • Silver Embossing Powder Z2067
  • VersaMark Z891
  • Black Ink Z2105
  • Be Jolly Stamp Set B1455
  • Just To Say... Cricut Collection D1629

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas & Winter Creations - Seasonal Blog Hop

Welcome to another •MAKE•IT•Crafty blog hop, this month we will be sharing Christmas & Winter Creations using Close to my Heart  products.

If you have arrived here from Cyndy's Blog, then you are on the right path! Since the blog hop is a great big circle, you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultants on HERE.

For my project, I wanted to show ways to use CTMH Complements.  Complements are coordinating chipboard shapes you can use on layouts or cards, they give any project that instant WOW factor!

From layouts to cards, the creativity is endless, so lets start with this layout.  You can find the cutting guide and template in the MIFYH vol. 2 on pages 22-23.

Material used:
Whisper CS base pages
Glacier CS
Cranberry CS
Silver Sequins
Silver Geometric Washi Tape
Slate baker's twine
Journaling Pen
Slate ink

Swing Card #1
This card was made with a simple template and a cutting knife, you can make this swing card even if you don't have a Cricut machine or a Die Cut system.  It's a little more work but you can customized the size of the circle.  I wanted the circle to match the size of the Snowhaven Complement. Here is the template to make your own.  Please note: the circle size is 2 3/4".

Swing Card #2
This card was made using the Artiste cartridge cut at  8 3/4" ***no this is not a typo***, don't forget to use fit to length.  The finish card will fit perfectly in a standard A2 envelop.  You can find this card on page 52.  It was much easier and faster to make but you cannot change the size of the circle, this one cuts at 2 1/2".

Card #3
Glacier CS
Silver Glitter paper
Silver Sequins
Bitty Sparkles
Dot embossing folder
Silver embossing powder
Stamp set:  Christmas Love (sorry it's retired)

Card #4
Glacier CS
White Daisy CS
Slate Metallic Baker's Twine
Silver Glitter paper
Glacier ink
Snowflake embossing folder (Provo Craft)
Stamp set:  Just for the Holidays (sorry it's retired)

Card #5
White Daisy CS
Silver Sequins
Bitty Sparkles
Silver embossing powder
Stamp set:  Just To Say... Cricut Collection

Card #6
White Daisy CS
Cranberry CS
Black CS
Whisper CS
Journaling Pen
Silver embossing powder
Stamp set:  Just To Say... Cricut Collection

Card #7
Cranberry CS
Silver Glitter paper
Bitty Sparkles
Silver embossing powder
Ruby baker's twine from the Mini-Medley Accents
Black ink to distress the edges 
Stamp set:  Just To Say... Cricut Collection

Card #8
Cranberry CS
Glacier CS
Black Shimmer Trim
Chevron Border punch
Silver embossing powder
Black ink to distress the edges
Stamp set:  Christmas Love (sorry it's retired)

If you'd like to make these cards using the Cricut Design Space, here is the FREE file. I also found these FREE tags and cards, they just happen to match this paper pack.

So you can see adding a Snowhaven Complement can dress up any card.  Thanks for stopping by! You can continue along the Blog Hop by visiting  Natalie's blog, to see what she has created. Be sure to visit all the Consultant's blogs to get wonderful ideas and inspirations for your crafting project.

Our next Blog Hop will be featuring Cards and Valentine Creations, see you back in January! 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

8th Annual Christmas Card Workshop - Snowhaven

Create 20 cards, 4 designs, (5 each) with a very helpful workshop guide.  The list of materials will be posted at the bottom. Each card can be created using the back side of the pattern paper. You can select option 1 or 2.  If you'd like to make all 40 cards, you will need two paper pack.

 Here is a look at option #1 (set of 4 design 5 each for a total of 20 cards)

Here is a look at option #2 (set of 4 design 5 each for a total of 20 cards)
This set was created using the back side of the pattern paper and substituting a few pieces of cardstock.

You will need two paper pack to complete all 40 cards, the original guide will only make 20 cards.

            Original Design sing Cranberry  CS                  Alternate colour using Glacier CS

 This card was inspired by Sheila
          Original Design using Glacier & Black CS                    Back side of B&T using
                                                                                     Whisper & Daisy White

                    Original Design using Glacier                   Back side of B&T using Cranberry CS
              Original Design using Cranberry        Back side of B&T using Glacier and Whisper CS

Here is the list of materials needed to complete 20 cards:

  • Snowhaven Level 2 paper packet
  • one Black CS
  • one White Daisy CS
  • two Silver Glitter paper
  • (20) 4 ¼ x 5 ½ White Daisy card bases
  • (20) Envelopes
  • Cranberry
  • Black
  • Glacier
  • Versa Mark

  • Silver Geometric Washi Tape
  • Silver Sequins

  • Paper trimmer
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Cutting knife
  • Blocks
  • Scrubber
  • Spritz cleaner
  • Mini Stapler and staples
  • Bone Folder
  • Corner Rounder Punch
  • Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart) or use the snowflake from:
Art Philosophy p. 30 cut RD 1”  or Artbooking p. 76 cut RD 1
  • Craft Heater Gun

Christmas Layout using Artbokking

This layout is a combination of a single page layout found on Pinterest and the Artbooking cartridge.

Whisper CS bases
Cranberry CS
Glacier CS
Slate CS
White Daisy CS
Showhaven pattern paper
Sparkle & Shine pattern paper
Silver Glitter paper
Silver Stickles around the letters

Monday, November 10, 2014

Christmas Card using Artfully Sent

I've just started to play with this very cool Cricut cartridge, I love how easy these cards come together.This first one was my original design, blue and white 5x7.

White Daisy CS
Teal Glitter Paper
Blue Baker's Twine
Bitty Sparkles
Pacifica mini pigment ink(1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping)
Always Grateful stamp set

Then this one happened because I ran out of Teal Glitter paper.  Same card but a very different look.

Kraft CS
Green Glitter paper
Chocolate Baker's Twine
Bling Gems Gold
Cocoa ink (1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping)
Always Grateful stamp set

Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Artfully Sent Blog Hop

Welcome to the Artfully Sent Blog Hop.

This month I am following {Jean's Blog.} We have 46 Close to My Heart Consultants participating in our Artfully Sent Blog Hop.

Remember this is a circular hop and so you can jump in at any point but if you get lost along the way you can always go back to Melinda's blog here.

And now for my project. The new Cricut cartridge is all about cards, or is it?  I'm sure you 'll see lots of beautiful cards along the way.  I decided to re-engineer, the "card sleeve" to create these very cute luminaries.  Luminary you say?  Let me show you how this came together.

Christmas Luminary

Start with a flameless LED candle, use the candle size to determine the luminary size.  These are 3" x 4 1/2". Once you've cut four sleeves, cut off the back side of each sleeve.
Christmas Luminary
Cut two bottom pieces from your scraps. I used one on the side and one at the bottom, to provide better stability once assembled.  

Once all of your pieces are cut it should look something like this. 
Christmas Luminary

Use the flaps to glue each sleeve to one and other.
Christmas Luminary

Before you start the assembly, you'll need to cut four pieces of vellum.  Adhere the velum from the inside then start piece them all together. 
Christmas Luminary

There you have it!  Super cute luminaries! Now it's your turn, if you'd like to make one for yourself here's the FREE Cricut Design Space file:

Christmas Luminary

Christmas Luminary

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