Monday, December 14, 2015

Christmas Bendi cards

Here are a few cards I made using the 3DSVGVBENDI file a got from Dreaming Tree.  Once you cut all the pieces are come together really nicely.  


The Silent Night card was made using the retired CTMH pattern paper ASPEN and the retired CS colour Outdoor Denim.  I also used the new White Glitter paper and Silver Sequins.
 
CTMH Aspen paper pack

The Believe card is my favourite, so many possibilities with this one.  Here I used the retired CTMH Frosted pattern paper plus Colonial White and Cocoa cardstock.  
CTMH Frosted paper pack
  
This last one is a little more fussy to make but the end results are very pretty.  Here I used the retired CTMH Sparkle & Shine pattern paper plus Whisper, Slate, Juniper and Ruby CS.
 
CTMH Sparkle and Shine paper pack

These were lots of fun to make, thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year!

Studio J - Christmas card tutorial

Create your own photo Christmas Cards using Studio J online software. Using the ‘No Limits’ pattern you can do it.  Here are the quick and easy steps to create your very own.

1. Go to http://juliecarriere.ctmh.com/ctmh/products/studioj.aspx  click on Enter Now and create you online account.
2.  Once in:  click on Create a new project.


3. You will then be prompted to upload photos, you can skip this step if you haven't completed your selection or upload as many as you want.
4. Select “create your own custom layout”


5. At this point you will be given lots of options for paper, my recommendation is to go with one of our holiday themed papers so that you will have access to the holiday ‘stickease’ and images that go with that pack. For mine I chose the Sparkle and Shine kit. Choose your kit and click continue.

6. Next you will be given your choice of patterns, chose the ‘No Limits’ pattern and then click continue.


8. Your next option is for a kit mix since yours will all be blank, just click on one and continue to the next screen.


9. Start to create your cards
  •  On the left side click on the text and photo areas. 
  • Add journaling areas to your layout, drag the "add journaling" box to your page.
  • Once on the page, adjust the box to 4 inches by 8 inches.
  • Copy and paste (function at the top) and fill both pages
  • IMPORTANT NOTE:  delete and add a blank space(space bar) to remove the add journaling text.  If you do not add the blank space to text will shown up on your finished cards.  Check and double check this to ensure it is truly removed.    
10.  Add the paper pattern of your choice

11. The add the photo
  • On the left side click on the text and photo areas.
  • Add photo areas to each card, drag the "add photo" box to your card
  • Adjust the photo size to 3.75 x 3.75
  • Click on MAT and select 1/8" plus one of the recommended colours 
  • Copy and paste one photo box into each card, you can change the MAT colour for each individual cards
12.  Add your personalize greeting or text
  • On the left side click on the text and photo areas.
  • Add photo areas to each card, drag the "add text box" box to your card
  • Set size to .65 x 4.1
  • Change text colour
  • Change background colour
  • Click scale font
  • Click text position
13. Add your photos
  • If your photo is not already uploaded do it now
  • Drag your photo in your photo box
  • Edit the size size 
  • Use the drop down filter to instantly change your picture to Black & White or Sepia. Love that very easy feature. 
14. Add the embellishment
  • On the left side click on the My Stickease
  • Click on the drop down Alphabet to access all of them
  • They can be re-sized to suit your card
If you're looking for additional inspiration click here .  Studio J is a fun and easy way to make lots of cards and the beauty of it is that you can print multiple copies.  

Friday, November 6, 2015

•MAKE•IT•Crafty•Christmas•Blog Hop

Welcome to the MAKE•IT•Craft•Blog Hop!
MAKE IT Crafty

This month we are sharing our Christmas projects. I know it's a little early but if you want to get your festive projects done, this might be the place you'll find the inspiration you need to make something crafty. We have such an amazing group of talented ladies all from the Ottawa Region. We all love paper crafting and showing off our favorite CTMH products.
If you've arrived from Emma's Blog, you are on the right path. This blog hop is a great big circle, you can start anywhere and work your way around. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.

For my project, I would like to share how you can maximize a workshop kit to create beautiful layouts plus cards.  The original workshop kit was design to create two beautiful layouts.

Here is the original featured layout.

CTMH White Pines layout


By simply change the colors and adding a little Bronze shimmer trim, I've created a different look to this beautiful layout.  In additional to  this layout I complete a second one.



I then used the rest of the pattern paper to complete 12 beautiful cards.


Here are the additional materials you will need to complete this entire project.
  • Colonial White cards & Envelopes Value Pack
  • One extra sheet of Cocoa cardstock
  • One extra sheet of Fern
  • Fern Thick Twine

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 over to Wendy's Blog and see her Christmas creations! Be sure to visit all the Consultants to get more crafting ideas! Look for our next Blog Hop in January, where we will feature projects from the new Seasonal Expressions to celebrate National Papercrafting month, see you soon!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Halloween Luminary using Artfully Sent

Halloween is just around the corner and luminaries are taking center stage. Start with a flameless LED candles, use the candle size to determine the luminary size.  This is  a 31/2 " x 5 1/2".

This came together very quickly using a four (4) Sleeves from the Artfully Sent. Pages 11, 43 and 46.  Slice off the back piece and adhere together.

Cut two square bottom pieces. Add one from the inside and one underneath. This will provide better stability once assembled.

Before starting  the assembly of all four (4) flaps, you'll need to cut four (4) pieces of vellum.  Adhere the velum from the inside then start piecing them together.


Cricut Artfully Sent



Sunday, October 18, 2015

Nevermore workshop

Here is a few layouts I made using the Nevermore paper pack.
CTMH Nevermore Layout

CTMH Nevermore Layout
These layouts was inspired by Tina Lovell 
CTMH Nevermore Layout
This layout was inspired by CTMH artwork.

I also re-created this workshop using Sangria.

CTMH Sangria layout
CTMH Sangria layout
CTMH Sangria layout
It was fun seeing the same workshop completed in two different papers. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

•MAKE•IT•Crafty•October•Blog Hop

Welcome to the second addition of the MAKE•IT•Craft•Blog Hop!

This month we are sharing anything Fall related. Plus we have a very special guest Designer, Pam Twardy Klassen also affectionately known as Pammie. Pammie first introduced me to the world of blogging.  So it was only fitting that she'd be our first guest Designer.
  
We have such an amazing group of talented ladies all from the Ottawa Region.   We all love paper crafting and showing off our favorite CTMH products.
If you've arrived from Pam's P-inks Blog, you are on the right path. This blog hop is a great big circle, you can start anywhere and work your way around. If you lose your place while traveling through our blog hop, the complete list of participants can be found here.

For my project, I would like to share these super cute Halloween Easel Cards.


CTMH Steampunk Scoundrels

Spooky Halloween 6" x 6" Easel Card


CTMH Steampunk Scoundrels
Supplies and Materials used:
Nevermore paper pack
Nevermore Complements
Eggplant cardstock card base
Black cardstock
Black Glitter paper
Steampunk Scoundrels stamp set
Back, Slate and Eggplant ink
Artbooking cricut cartridge 
October 31st Cricut cartridge  (tree)

BOO 6" x 6" Easel Card

CTMH Steampunk Scoundrels

Supplies and Materials used:
Nevermore paper pack
Nevermore Complements
Slate cardstock card base
Black cardstock
Black Glitter paper
Steampunk Scoundrels stamp set
Back, Slate and Eggplant ink
Artbooking cricut cartridge 
Watercolour background


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 over to Dominique's fun2cre8 Blog and see her artwork! Be sure to visit all the Consultants to get more crafting ideas! Look for our next Blog Hop, where we will feature beautiful Christmas projects, see you soon!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Twinkle Cardmaking Workshop - CTMH October SOTM

This is a clean and simple Christmas card workshop.  It all started with a set of 6 cards, they were so easy to put together I decided to expand it to an 18 cards workshop. If you're like me you need quite a few cards over the Holiday Season. By simply changing the featured colour you can make a copious amount in no time at all. So why not get a jump start on your Christmas cards now.

I know you might not be ready to start thinking about making your Christmas cards just yet.  You can get ready by pre-purchasing your items and when November comes along you'll be ready to go. During the month of October you can get this super cute stamp set for only $6 with a qualifying purchase. So why not get your supplies ready.  Plus as an added bonus when you order through me, you get this ready to go project file for FREE.  This card workshop is available for both Cricut Expression CCR and  Cricut EXPLORE Design Space. All the design work is done you simply need to access the file and cut your project.

Here are some of the supplies you'll need to complete this Cardmaking workshop.

Both the CCR & CDS (Cricut e-files) include 6 standard 4.25 x 5.5 cards. The entire ready to go project will take you approximately 15 minutes to cut per set of 6 cards.


Twinkle Cardmaking Workshop

Let's take a closer look!
Card 1 - MERRY Everything
Twinkle Cardmaking Workshop



Finishing touches for this card:
  • stamp ornament with Peacock, Ruby and Fern ink
  • stamp sentiment with Peacock, Ruby and Fern ink
  • wrap Silver string, floss whatever you have on hand
  • using 3D tape to pop the front piece
  • add a Bling or Sequin and you're done. 

Card 2 - DECEMBER 25 - Swing Card
Twinkle Cardmaking Workshop



Finishing touches for this card:

  • stamp sentiment with Peacock, ruby and Fern ink on White Daisy circle piece
  • wrap Silver string or floss around the front flap, cut a small notch using an X-Acto knife to thread the string through the front flap
  • add a Bling or Sequin and you're done. 

Card 3 - Noel
Twinkle Cardmaking Workshop



Finishing touches for this card:

  • stamp frame with Peacock, Ruby and Fern ink on White Daisy tag piece
  • stamp sentiment with Peacock, Ruby and Fern ink, feel free to use the sentiment you like 
  • emboss the White Daisy cover with the Confetti embossing folder
  • wrap Silver string or floss around the front piece
  • using 3D tape to pop the front piece
  • add a Bling or Sequin and you're done.

Card 4 - Twinkle
Twinkle Cardmaking Workshop



Finishing touches for this card:
  • stamp images with Peacock, Ruby and Fern ink on White Daisy pennant piece
  • adhere to Peacock, Ruby and Fern piece
  • wrap Silver string or floss around the Peacock piece
  • then adhere to card base 1/4" from the edge
  • stamp sentiment directly on card base
  • add a Bling or Sequin and you're done.

Card 5 - Believe

Twinkle Cardmaking Workshop

Finishing touches for this card:

  • adhere White Daisy piece to Peacock, Ruby and fern piece
  • stamp the sentiment at the bottom left with Peacock, Ruby and Fern
  • wrap Silver string or floss around the Peacock, Ruby and Fern piece through the star opening
  • adhere star piece using 3D tape
  • adhere small stars 
  • stamp small star clusters with Peacock, Ruby and Fern ink.

Card 6 - CHRISTMAS Love



Finishing touches for this card:
  • stamp sentiment with Peacock, Ruby and Fern ink on the White Daisy 1.75 circle. The separate piece makes it easy to center underneath. The front piece will cover the edges of the circle.
  • emboss the White Daisy cover with the Confetti embossing folder
  • wrap Silver string or floss around the White Daisy piece
  • adhere to card base using 3D tape, position the circle piece first
  • add a Bling or Sequin and you're done.
Remember to stamp the envelop front, nothing says hand made like a stamped envelop!  You'll want to get this October SOTM before it's gone.  Even if you're not ready to make these cards just yet; you can go ahead a pre-purchase your supplies now.

The Cricut CRR and EXPLORE files for this workshop are available for FREE with a $25 dollar order from my CTMH website. If you simply want to purchase the cutting files. They are also available for only $7.50

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Zoe Flip Flap Layout

This Flip Flap layout was made using Christine's workshop. I made a few changes but the creative credit goes to Chris.

Here's layout 1, this is the base pages for your Flip Flaps. 
Here's what it looks like when closed.
And here's what it looks like when opened.  I moved the center Flip Flap to the right outer edge, just a personal preference.




Saturday, August 29, 2015

Family Command Center

I don't know about you but with two kids in school, a full time job, planning scrapbooking workshops;  things get busy.  Most days, I don't know if I'm coming or going. My husband wants to post notes on the fridge and I just hate that idea.  Sorry Honey....  We can get organized in a stylish way.

I was flying back home from a business trip and just happen to be watching the Marilyn Denis Show, this was my inspiration to create my very own Family Command Center.

First you need to pick an area in the home, a centralized area is best. I found that a 16x20 frame is the perfect size for a monthly calendar.  It needs to be big enough to write on.

I bought a standard illustration board and cut it down to size, this will serve as the base for my calendar.  Then using Cricut Design Space and the CTMH Artiste cartridge, I designed my calendar and weekly reminder frames.
CTMH Family Command Center - Julie Carriere
Monthly Calendar
CTMH Family Command Center - Julie Carriere
Weekly Reminders

You may not have the wall space to create all of these but the idea is to have a common area to write notes for everyone.  I would have liked to create 8x10 frames per family member but my wall space is limited.

You can make these which ever colour you prefer. You may want to match your current colour scheme to make them more appealing.  I tried to keep it simple, since we'll be write reminder notes on the glass front, you don't want a super busy background.  Let's put this calendar together...

Useful tip:

Keep the negative cut piece of cardstock. I used it as my spacer template to adhere all of the rectangles.
CTMH Family Command Center - Julie Carriere

CTMH Family Command Center - Julie Carriere
Can you image trying to measure and align all of these rectangles. Using the template was very efficient and easy. :-)

Here's the finish calendar, using a dry erase marker I can keep track of all monthly appointments, birthdays you name it.  I found the BiC Magic Marker - Dry Erase worked the best.
CTMH Family Command Center - Julie Carriere

This is in my main corridor, the thermostat and switch were always to main focus not anymore.  I hope this will help train my kid to be more organized and keep track of their homework schedule.  I'll know this is a success when they start adding their own activities and refer to it.  
CTMH Family Command Center - Julie Carriere
 Thanks for stopping by!