Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Beloved Bouquet Cardmaking Workshop - CTMH January SOTM

With Valentine just around the corner this is a perfect little project. It definitely has the cuteness factor going on. This project includes 4 very cute 3x3 cards and envelops plus its very own custom box. You will need the Cricut EXPLORE machine to access the cutting efile. When you place a $25 dollar order on my website; you'll receive the Cricut Design Space efiles for FREE. Place a $50 dollar order and get this very cute stamp set for only $6.  But wait if you're like me and have no time to fussy cut those flowers and leaves, I'll also include a custom SVG file to complete this project.

CTMH Cricut cartridges:
  • Artiste
You will also need the following cardstock:
  • White Daisy (QTY4) 
  • Poppy (QTY1) 
  • Fern (QTY1) 
  • La Vie en Rose pattern (QTY1) (you can mix up the pattern paper for the cards) 
Stamp set used:
  • S1601 Beloved Bouquet (January - stamp of the month) 
***you can use substitute stamp sets of your choice*** 
Ink colour:
  • Black
The CDS(Cricut Design Space) efile include 4 cards plus 1 custom made card box to complete the set. The entire •READY•TO•GO•PROJECT• will take you 3 hours from cutting to assembly.

CTMH La Vie En Rose
CTMH La Vie En Rose

Let's take a closer look!
Card 1 - Thinking of you.

Finishing touches for this card
Stamp flower with Black ink
Stamp leaves with Black ink
Stamp sentiment on pennant piece with Black ink

Card 2 - Love You!

Finishing touches for this card
Stamp flowers with Black ink
Stamp leaves with Black ink
Stamp sentiment on pennant piece with Black ink
Adhere the front flower with a pop dot.

CTMH La Vie En Rose

CTMH La Vie En Rose

Finishing touches and assembly for the card box
Fold all score lines
Add liquid glass to the top ¼ flaps, tuck in the small tab and hold in place.
Reach inside the pocket and press down on flap using a bone folder.
Set aside to dry completely before inserting the cards and envelops. 

Cut 24” piece of ribbon adhere across the middle back and front covers. Do not adhere to the spin.
Add the front and back pattern paper pieces
Add the pieces in the inside flaps.
The Cricut EXPLORE files for this workshop are available by:

A) Place a $25 dollars order on my CTMH website and get it for FREE
B) Just want the  •READY•TO•GO•PROJECT• eFILE" its available for only $7.50 through Paypal
C) Canadian orders can also be completed via e-transfers for only $7.50 by email

Friday, January 15, 2016

MAKE•IT•Crafty•January Blog Hop

Welcome to another MAKE•IT•Craft•Blog Hop!
MAKE IT Crafty
This month we are sharing a little Valentine Love plus brand new products from the new Seasonal Expression mini catalog. Its the perfect excuse to use pink in your next project. I love how the newest product seamlessly mix with the items for the Annual Inspiration Idea Book. 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 Sue'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 am sharing a mixture of current and new products.  Plus being so close to Valentine I created a pretty in pink layout. 

For this layout I used "La Vie En Rose" paper pack with the new "Springtime Wishes" thin cuts.

 If you'd like to get more information on the watercolor technique used on this layout click here. 
So back to the thin cuts, you get 11 metal dies in this one beautiful set. Its paired with a the "Springtime Wishes" stamp set.  
and if you're like me, you probably cut more pieces then you end up using.  Don't throw them away. Tuck them safely inside the carrying envelope.  You never know when you might need to make a quick card.

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 Lisa's Blog and see her beautiful creation! Be sure to visit all the Consultants to get more crafting ideas! Look for our next Blog Hop in March, where we will feature Spring projects, see you soon!