Monday, December 22, 2014

Vintage Christmas Tags

I was inspired to use the Holiday Happenings Assortment from the My Crush collection on p. 155 by Emily Anderson.  I created small tags using the smaller 2"x2" cards and a large tags using the 3"x4" cards.
CTMH Vintage Christmas Tags

Materials used:

Kraft CS for the tag base
Colonial White CS for the back of the tag
Small 2"x2" Holiday Happenings Cards
Large 3"x4" Holiday Happenings Cards
Ink distressing with Desert Sand and Slate
Martha Steward branch punch
NEI cardstock
Mocha pearls
Stamp Set:  Christmas Cheer D1494 (retired)
Art Philosophy cartridge

CTMH Vintage Christmas Tags
CTMH Vintage Christmas Tags
CTMH Vintage Christmas Tags

CTMH Vintage Christmas Tags
CTMH Vintage Christmas Tags
CTMH Vintage Christmas Tags

I still have 4"x6" left, I'll probably make cards with those.  Running out of time to create, must wrap now!!!!



Thursday, December 18, 2014

What You really want for CHRISTMAS sale!!!


CTMH Rolling Tote

1. Want to play Santa?
2. Need an awesome Tote for carry all of your scrapbooking supplies?
3. Hubby still doesn't know what to get you?
4. Want to start the New Year in Style?

If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, I have the answer for you.

When you order the NEW ROLLING TOTE will also receive the NEW SHOULDER TOTE as a bonus gift from me! As an even greater special, you will also receive $25 in FREE Hostess Rewards.

December orders can add the Stamp of the Month for just $5. Plus quality for a C or D stamp set for only $10.

January is National papercrafting Month
You can add the NOTED PAPER KIT for just $5 (C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™) or $10(My Creations™ kraft mini book. plus C-size stamp set, stickers, cardstocks, and B&T Duos™). Don't forget the Stamp of the Month for $5. This kit and stamp set work perfectly together. Create a wonderful mini ablum to reflect on the things that make you who you are and on what you want to accomplish in the coming year!!!

This special is only available though me so why wait. The first batch sold out within a few hours. Get your hands on yours today before they sell out again. This offer is ONLY available from December 19th to January 5th, 2015.

Orders will not be in by Christmas but what a wonderful way to stat the New Year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Artfully Sent Christmas Cards

I love how fast and beautiful these card are. This first one was inspired by Holly Veselenak.  I love how you can create this card and envelop so quickly.

CTMH Artfully Sent Card

Materials used:
Kraft CS
Cranberry CS
Colonial White CS
Yuletide pattern paper
Cranberry Stripped Twill
Bitty Sparkles

This second card was also made with the same cartridge, added a little stamping and voilĂ ! 
CTMH Artfully Sent Card

Materials used:
Kraft CS
Cranberry CS
Champagne CS
Colonial White CS
Yuletide pattern paper
Cranberry Stripped Twill
Bitty Sparkles
Black ink 
Merriest Christmas stamp set.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Seasonal Expressions 1 Blog Hop

This month we are showcasing projects using products from the new Seasonal Expressions catalog.



If you've arrive from Show and Tell with Michelle, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here.

I love all of the new stamps sets in the Seasonal Expressions catalog.  I couldn't pick just one. So I decided to make a few cards using the following NEW stamp sets:

I also love our embossing folders, for this project I used, a few from the Annual Inspiration catalog, be sure to check out all the new ones in the Seasonal Expressions catalog.
The colors for these cards were inspired by the new Hopscotch pattern paper.
Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today! I hope you enjoyed all the lovely artwork… Now it’s time to head on over to Kathy's Kreative Korner and see her artwork! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas!  See you again real soon! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Poinsettia Party Cardmaking Workshop

I just love the embossed poinsettia so much that I made an entire cardmaking workshop around it. You will need to following CTMH cartridges to complete this project:
  • Art Philosophy
  • Artiste
  • Artbooking
  • Don't hate me but I also used the Storybook cartridge for the Branch Corner pieces.  You can substitute this image with a flourish from Art Philosophy it's included in the project.  
You will also need the following cardstock:
  • New England Ivy = NEI (QTY 2)
  • Kraft (QTY 1)
  • Cranberry (QTY 2)
  • Flaxen (QTY 1)
  • Colonial White (QTY 1)
  • White Daisy (QTY 2)
Additional cardstock for card bases:
  • White Daisy (QTY 3)
  • Colonial White (QTY 1)
The entire ready to go file will take you approximately 35 minutes to cut.  This is an advance project, it is packed full of images to create all 7 beautiful cards. The CDS file were separated by card otherwise the project file is simply to large to cut.

Please see my tutorial on the embossed Poinsettia technique here. Recommended work flow, since most of these cards are white, start with the Poinsettia, the technique includes Black ink. I don't know about you but I always get ink on my white cards.

Christmas Poinsettia Cards


  Let's take a closer look!!!!


Noel card 6x6
 Worklshop available from http://www.thescrapzone.blogspot.ca/

Finishing touching for this card:
  • use 3D foam tape on NOEL
  • add one medium gold bling gem in the center of the poinsettia
merry Christmas card 6x6
Poinsettia Card

Finishing touching for this card:
  • use 3D foam tape on the merry Christmas piece
  • add three small a gold bling gems in the center of the poinsettia
Fancy frame card 6x6
Poinsettia Cards

Finishing touching for this card:
  • use the stitching ruler and add a stitch line around the NEI piece
  • use 3D foam tape on the large fancy frame
  • emboss the Flaxen piece using the Quartrefoil embossing folder
  • add three small gold bling gems in the center of the poinsettia
  • add four medium gold gems at each corner
Happy Holidays card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Poinsettia Cards

Finishing touching for this card:
  • emboss the White Daisy piece using a dot embossing folder ( small dot folder by Provo Craft)
  • use 3D foam tape on the White Daisy piece
  • add three small gold bling gems in the center of the poinsettia
  • stamp Happy Holidays D1629 with gold embossing power 
  • add 3D foam tape in the center of the pennant piece, adhere down both ends 
Merry Christmas card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Poinsettia Cards

Finishing touching for this card:
  • emboss the White Daisy card base front using the Chevron embossing folder
  • use 3D foam tape on the White Daisy sentiment piece
  • add three small gold bling gems in the center of the poinsettia
December 25th card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Poinsettia Cards

Finishing touching for this card:
  • stamp December 25th  Just for the Holidays D1380 (retired) with gold embossing power
  • you can substitute the stamp image with the Merry 25 Christmas from the Magical days stamp set D1552. 
  • use 3D foam tape on both circle pieces
  • add three small gold bling gems in the center of the poinsettia
Clock card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Poinsettia Cards
  • ink distress the clock pieces with Desert Sand ink
  • add one gold bling gem in the center of each poinsettias.
To Purchase this cardmaking workshop file:

Use the PayPal button below or email me an e-transfer. I will send you an email with the direct links to this file.  This is a Cricut Design Space file and can only be used with the Explore. Other workshops are available here.