Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunflower Cardmaking Workshop

This cardmaking workshop was inspired by my love for Sunflowers, they just make my smile.  I hope they make you smile too! You will need the following CTMH Cricut cartridges to complete this project and the Cricut EXPLORE machine to access the cutting files.
  • Art Philosophy
  • Artiste
You will also need the following cardstock:
  • White Daisy (QTY7)
  • Kraft (QTY4)
  • Cocoa (QTY2)
  • Honey(QTY2)
The CDS(Cricut Design Space) file includes 5 cards, three 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 c/w envelopes and two 6x6 cards.  The envelopes for these cards are made using the CTMH score board, please see the how-to tutorial HERE.

The entire ready to go project will take you approximately 30 minutes to cut. Each card is saved individually, otherwise the entire project is simply to large to cut.

Please see my tutorial for the Sunflowers HERE. I recommend a using an older Cricut Mat some of the cut images are very delicate a used mat makes it easier to pull them off without tearing .

Cricut Art Philosophy Sunflowers

Let's take a closer look!!!

THANKS Card - 5 3/4 x 5 3/4
Cricut Art Philosophy Sunflowers

Finishing touches for this card:
Ink distress Cocoa CS with Cocoa ink
Stamp tag on Kraft and again on White Daisy, cut out the pennant piece and Stamp THANKS
Used 3D foam tape on the tag, sentiment and smallest Sunflower

For You card - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 
Cricut Art Philosophy Sunflowers
Finishing touches for this card:
Spray gold Shimmer on White Daisy piece made from one part Saddle one part Honey two parts pearl paint
Stamp tag on White Daisy
Used 3D foam tape on the tag and Sunflower

Large Sunflower - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 
Cricut Art Philosophy Sunflowers
Finishing touches for this card:
Spray gold Shimmer on Kraft piece made from one part Saddle one part Honey two parts pearl paint
Used 3D foam tape on Sunflower

happy BIRTHDAY card 6 x 6
Cricut Art Philosophy Sunflowers
Finishing touches for this card:
Ink distress Cocoa pieces with Cocoa ink
Used 3D foam tape on the White Daisy piece, tag and Sunflowers

Best Wishes card 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Cricut Art Philosophy Sunflowers
Finishing touches for this card:
Stamp sentiment on tag with Cocoa ink
Used 3D foam tape on the tag

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Wanderful Workshop

Did you know how to use Flip Flaps in your scrapbooking layouts?  After looking on Pinterest for ideas I came up with this workshop.  I was reminded that Flip Flaps are a wonderful way to include all of those great travelling memories in one double page layout.

Thank you Laurie for this inspiration!

With the magic of Flip Flaps, I took a 6 photo layout to a 22 photo layout.

CTMH Wanderful Flip Flap Layout
Base pages closed 


CTMH Wanderful Flip Flap Layout
Left Page 8x12 Flip Flap open


CTMH Wanderful Flip Flap Layout
Right Page 4x12 Flip Flap open
In addition to the Flip Flaps, you can add an interactive element to your page by cutting the page protector. By creating an opening in your page protector you can retrieve the tags without removing the page from its Memory Protector.

If you'd like to make this great layout, you can purchase the project file for only $5.00. The file includes all dimensions plus a CCR file or Design Space file to cut all Cricut pieces.  You will need both the Art Philosophy & Artbooking CTMH Cricut cartridges.  You can also get this file for FREE with a $25.00 order of my online site.
      

Seaside Workshop

Here is my 3 double page layout workshop, using the Workshop on the Go kit.  The first page was taking from the workshop kit.  I made a few changes to extend the pattern paper and created two additional layouts.

You will need extra cardstock to complete all three double layouts.
  • 1st layout - one extra Colonial White CS 
  • 2nd layout - one extra Bamboo, one extra Dessert Sand and one extra Canary CS 
  • 3rd layout - two extra Bamboo, one extra Sweet Leaf and one extra Dessert Sand CS
This workshop comes with a full instructions guide and Design Space file or CCR file to cut all Cricut pieces. 
 Layout no.1 
 Layout no.2
 Layout no.3 

The cutting guide for this workshop is available for FREE with a $25 dollars order from my CTMH website. If you'd like to simply buy the instructions guide, it is also available for only $5.