Wednesday, December 31, 2014

January 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring January's SOTM, which is "This Moment" a set of 12 stamps. If you have come here from Chris's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog







This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
"Always and Forever"

This is two page scrapbook layout is a great way to showcase a special moment or occasion using Close To My Heart's Stamp of the Month "This Moment"


Page One

 
Page Two
Cricut Cartridge: Close To My Heart Artbooking

Tools: Cricut Machine, Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Acrylic Blocks 


Stamps: This Moment (S1501) and Take Note Cricut Bundle (Z1906 - Part of Artbooking Bundle)

CTMH Products Used:

  • White Daisy Card Stock (Z2163
  • Slate Card Stock (X5930
  • Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment (Pink Hearts) (Z2033)
  • Pixie Ink Pad (Z2644
  • Slate Ink Pad (Z2173)
  • Black Ink Pad (Z2105)
  • Pixie Extra Thick Twine (Z3035)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679

Other Products: 
  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Slate Colored Dots (Teresa Collins Urban Market Adhesive Enamel Dots and Shapes)
Assembly Guide:
  1. Base - (2) 12X12 White Daisy Card Stock.  Stamp arrow with feather image from the "This Moment" STOM using Pixie ink pad.  Make sure all the arrows are pointing the same direction to create the back ground paper.
  2. Borders - From the paper fundamentals whimsy assortment, trim (1) sheet of the mini heart patterned paper as follows (4) 1" X 12", (1) 5" X12" and (1) 3" X 12". Adhere the 1" X 12" to the edges of the 5" X 12" and 3" X12" pieces with the opposite side of the paper facing up.  Use a tape runner or liquid crystal to adhere the 5" X 12" to the center of the base page for page one and the 3" X 12" to the right side of page two.
  3. Title - The "Always and Fover" title was created on the Cricut Design Space using the Artbooking Cartridge and cut on Slate Card Stock.  Using Cricut Design Space, I added an altered version of the title that includes a base layer. If you have a Cricut Explore, you can access the project link on Design Space by following this link 
  4. Photo 1 - Cut 5 1/4" X 7 1/4" Slate Card Stock (photo mat) add 5" X 7" Photo for page one
  5. Photo 2 & 3 - Cut (2) 4 1/2" X 6 1/2" Slate Card Stock (photo mats) and add 4" X 6" photos for page two
  6. Accents -Using the "This Moment" stamp set, stamp the following images on White Daisy Card Stock using Slate Ink Pad: Target (circle shape was cut on cricut using artbooking cartridge), "Straight from the Heart" banner, "Remember This Moment" banner and fuzzy cut. Stamp the arrow using black ink pad and fuzzy cut. Stamp the "Love This" heart image (heart shape was cut on cricut using artbooking cartridge) and "Love Notes" using Pixie Ink Pad (add slate card stock base mat and Pixie Extra Thick Twine). Adhere to pages using 3D foam tape.
  7. Sentiment -  Cut the "My Favorite Photos" banners on Slate Card Stock using Cricut Artbooking.  I added an altered version of the sentiment that includes a base layer. If you have a Cricut Explore, you can access the project link on Design Space by following this link
I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and 3-D Foam tape to give the accent dimensions. Feel free to add your own touch to this quick and easy scrapbook layout.

Now "Hop" on over to Michele's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the January SOTM is only available until January 31, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Happy Crafting!


Angela

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hopscotch Scrapbook Layout

The new Seasonal Expressions catalog is here and I am loving the Hopscotch Paper Packet.  I created a two page layout using the Hopscotch Paper Packet and Compliments along with the new "A Bunch of Thanks" stamp set.


Page One


Page Two

 
Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Acrylic Blocks and Craft Heater
 
Stamps: A Bunch of Thanks (C1603)
 
CTMH Products Used:
  • Hopscotch Paper Packet (X7194B)
    • Flaxen Card stock (X5771) Included in Hopscotch Paper Packet
    • Glacier Card stock (X5770) Included in Hopscotch Paper Packet
  • Hopscotch Complements (X7194C)
  • Extra Thick Twine Flaxen (Z3036)
  • Junebug Puffies (Z3038
  • Colonial White Card stock (1388)
  • White Daisy Card stock (1385)
  • Black Archival Ink (44751
  • Slate Ink Pad (Z2173
  • New England Ivy Ink Pad (Z2135
  • Bitty Sparkles (Z1263)
  • Flaxen Pigment Ink (Included in Whimsy Set) (Z2504
  • Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder (Z2088
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151
  • Liquid Glass (Z679

Assembly Guide: 
  1. Base - Use a 12X12 patterned paper from the Hopscotch paper packet.  For this layout, I used the printed paper with a subtle green on one side and the colorful arrows on the other side.
  2.  Layer 1 - Using the "blue print" side (off white with green sketches) of the blue patterned paper, trim (2) 4" X 12" pieces (ink edges using glacier ink pad if desired) and adhere one 1/2" from the left side of page one and the other to page two 1/2" from the bottom of the page.
  3. Border - Cut (2)- 4" X 12" of the Flaxen card stock.  Using the swirl stamp from the "Bunch of Thanks" stamp set and Flaxen pigment ink, stamp the image to create the back ground.  Use the Ranger Clear Embossing powder and a craft tool to heat set the embossed image. Adhere one on 1/2" from the left side of page one and the other 1/2" from the bottom of page two.
    Embossed Border
    
  4. Cut (2) 2" X 12" of the Blue patterned paper (ink edges as desired) and adhered to the center of the Flaxen card stock.  Wrap Extra Thick Flaxen Twine over the borders and tie a bow.  Add "Best Day Ever" sticker from the Hopscotch complements (use 3D foam tape). Adhere on the center of the border of page one.  Adhere the second piece of blue patterned paper 1/2" from the bottom of the green border, add the "Love This" sticker and the honeycomb border 1/2" above the blue patterned paper. 
  5. Photo 1 - Trim Glacier card stock at 5.25" X 7.25", add the tab sticker from the complements sticker sheet, you can fit a 5"X7" photo on this photo mat.
  6. Photo 2 & 3 - Trim Glacier card stock at 5.5" X 7.5", add the tab sticker from the complements sticker sheet, (2) 2.5" X 3.5" will fit on this photo mat.
  7. Accents Page 1 - Stamp (5) assorted vases (slate Ink) and (5) of large flower (black archival ink) and (5) small flowers (black archival ink) on patterned paper (fuzzy cut).  Arrange at the bottom of page one, stamp leaves using New England Ivy ink pad, add blue leaf Puffies .  Use 3D foam tape to layer the flowers and add bitty sparkles to the center of flowers.  Use black archival ink to stamp "All things grow with love" and "Best Buds" on page one of the layout.
  8. Accents Page 2 - Use stickers from complements sticker sheet on the left side border of page two. Add puffies to the center of the flower stickers to add dimension.
I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and 3-D Foam tape to give the accent frame dimensions. Feel free to add your own touch to this quick and easy scrapbook layout.

I hope you like this layout as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Don't forget that some of the products used on this project are only available through March 31, 2014.  If you have any questions regarding the products used or need assistance with the instructions, feel free to e-mail me at luvz2scrapbook@gmail.com

Happy Crafting!

Angela
 



 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Seasonal Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to our special edition Blog Hop featuring the new products from our Seasonal Expressions I catalog!

If you have come here from Catherine's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog


This month we have 38 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the new products from the Seasonal Expressions I catalog and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


Someone Special Flip Card




Cricut Cartridge: Close To My Heart Artfully Sent and Art Philosophy

Tools: Cricut Machine, Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Acrylic Blocks and Bone Folder

Stamps: Someone Special (C1607)


CTMH Products Used:

  • Hopscotch Paper Packet (X7194B)
  • Sunset Card Stock (1 sheet comes with the Hopscotch Paper Packet) (X5758)
  • Colonial White Card Stock (1388)
  • Topiary Ink Pad (Z2155
  • Sunset Ink Pad (Z2191
  • Extra Thick Twine Pixie (Z3035)
  • Extra Thick Twine Flaxen (Z3036)
  • Junebug Puffies (Z3038)
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151
  • Liquid Glass (Z679

Assembly Guide: 

1.    Card Base - From the Artfully Sent Cartridge (page 34) cut the circle flip card using the Coral card stock.  The card base measures 5.5" X 8.5", scored at the center and folded in half.  From the top cover, fold the flap up at center to create the circle flip.

2.    Layer 1 - To create the layers for the card, cut a second sheet of the card base on the Cricut machine using a double sided paper from the Hopscotch paper packet. Trim the second sheet by following the cut pattern below.

3.    Layer 2 - From the Art Philosophy Cartridge (page 66) Cut the flower2 image using the Hopscotch Paper.

4.    Accent 1 (exterior) - Cut a circle shape using the colonial white card stock.  Stamp the flower image from the "Someone Special" stamp set using the sunset ink pad. Create a mask of the flower before stamping the leaves to enable the "tuck" effect.  Use the 3D foam tape to adhere to the circle flap.
5.    Sentiment (interior) – Cut another circle shape using the colonial white card stock.  Stamp the smaller flower image using the sunset ink pad and the “If friends were flowers…” using the topiary ink pad (place the sentiment on the acrylic block in a curved shape to wrap the stamp around the flower). Adhere the sentiment to the center of the flower2 image using liquid glass or tape runner, make sure that the sentiment is hidden when card is in closed position.

6.    Add a final touch to the card by using the Pixie and Flaxen Extra Thick Twin and wrap around the front flap of the card and form a simple knot.  Add the gold butterfly from the Junebug Puffies sticker sheet at the bottom right hand inside of the card.
If you have a Cricut Explore, you can access the project link on Cricut Design Space by following this link - Someone Special Cricut Design Space Project

Now "Hop" on over to Pricilla's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas!

Remember, all the products from the Seasonal Expressions I Idea Book are only available until March 31, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to order your Close To My Heart products.

Happy Crafting! 

Angela





  
 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

December 2014 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring November's SOTM, which is "Cutie Pie" a set of 11 stamps. If you have come here from Judy'sBlog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html







This month we have 62 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

"Sweet Moments Scrapbook Layout"

This (2) page scrapbook layout was inspired by the 3a Side Bar-Original and Side Bar-Main Frame layouts 
(pages 40 & 41) from Jeannette Lynton's Reflections Scrapbook Program


Left Page Layout




Right Page Layout
Cricut Cartridge: Close To My Heart Artbooking

Tools: Cricut Machine, Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Acrylic Blocks and Craft Heater

Stamps: Cutie Pie (S1412)

CTMH Products Used:

  • Hollyhock Card Stock (1246
  • Pear Card Stock (X5764
  • Pacifica Card Stock (X5759
  • White Daisy Card Stock (Z2163
  • Black Card Stock (1386
  • Brushed Paper Packet (X7190B
  • Pink Glitter Paper (Z1922
  • Black Archival Ink (44751
  • Pear Ink Pad (Z2197
  • Hollyhock Ink Pad (Z2128
  • Hollyhock and Pacifica Pigment Ink (Included in Adventure Set X5935
  • Ranger Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder (Z2088
  • 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151
  • Liquid Glass (Z679
  • Assorted ShinHan Alchohol Markers (click here)

Other Products: 

  • Wink of Stella Clear
  • Wink of Stella Dark Pink
  • Red Sequins 
Assembly Guide:
  1. Base - Use (2) 12X12 Hollyhock Card Stock for the base of the pages. Stamp using the heart image from the SOTM stamp set in Hollyhock Ink Pad.
  2. Borders - Using the large floral sheet from the Brushed paper packet, cut one piece at 12" X 4", 12" X 5" and the bottom strip at 1/2". Attach the 12"X4" piece to the left page layout and add the bottom strip at the inner edge of the border. Adhere the 12" X 5" to the right side of the right page layout base using the opposite side of the paper packet.
  3. Title - The "Sweet Moments" title was created on the Cricut Design Space using the Artbooking Cartridge and Cooper Black System Font. Here's the link to the title I created on Design Space <Click Here>
  4. Photo 1 - Cut a 3" X 3" Pear card stock and add photo (trim to 2.75" X 2.75").  I stamped the "cutie pie" sentiment on a White Daisy card stock using the Pacifica Pigment Ink and added the Ranger clear embossing powder.  I used a craft heater to set the embossed image.  I cut the sentiment and added a mat using Pacifica card stock.
  5. Photo 2 & 3 - On the left side scrapbook page, cut a 10" X 7" piece of Pear card stock and stamp using one of the cup cake stamp images in Pear Ink to create a back ground image.  Add (2) 4" X 6" photos.  I stamped (2) of the cupcake images and colored using ShinHan Alcohol Markers.  I added a red sequin to the top of each cup cake and used the Clear Wink of Stella Brush Markers to add some shimmer to the cup cakes. 
  6. Photo 4, 5 & 6 - On the right side scrapbook page, cut a 10" X 8" piece of Pear card stock and stamp using one of the cup cake stamp images in Pear Ink to create a back ground image.  Add (3) 5" X 3.5" photos.  
  7. Accents - I stamped the "sweetest" on a White Daisy card stock using the Pacifica Pigment Ink and added the Ranger clear embossing powder.  I used a craft heater to set the embossed image.I cut the sentiment and added a mat using Pacifica card stock.  I cut (2 ) banners using pink glitter paper and adhered to the right side of the layout.  For the "hey there cupcake" I stamped the image on a Pear card stock using the Hollyhock Pigment Ink and added the Ranger clear embossing powder.  I used a craft heater to set the embossed image. I cut the sentiment and added a mat using black card stock to create the banner. I stamped (1) of the cupcake images and colored using ShinHan Alcohol Markers.  I added a red sequin to the top of thecup cake and used the Clear Wink of Stella Brush Markers to add some shimmer to the cup cake. 
  8. Sentiment -  I stamped the "Everywhere you go.." sentiment on a White Daisy card stock using the Hollyhock Pigment Ink and added the Ranger clear embossing powder.  I used a craft heater to set the embossed image. I cut the sentiment into a 3 X 3 box and added a mat using pacifica card stock and layered another mat using the Brushed paper packet paper. I finished the sentiment by stamping the heart image and colored it with Dark Pink Wink of Stella and adding liquid glass on top of the image to create a 3-d effect.
I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and 3-D Foam tape to give the accent frame dimensions. Feel free to add your own touch to this quick and easy scrapbook layout.

Now "Hop" on over to Morgan's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the December SOTM is only available until December 31, 2014! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Happy Crafting!


Angela

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cricut Sketch Thursday: Thanksgiving Label Card




Thanksgiving is right around the corner and thought I should create one more thanksgiving card to share with everyone. On today's sketch I used Close to my Heart's Art Philosophy and Artbooking cricut cartridges.   

This simple but elegant thanksgiving card can be made in a variety of colors, just add your personal touch by using embellishments and printed paper. 

Cricut Cartridge: Close To My Heart Art Philosophy and Artbooking

Materials Used: Colonial White, Chocolate (or Brown Kraft), Topiary, Gold Rush, Black and Honey Card Stock

Tools: Adhesive and Cricut Machine

Assembly Guide:
  1. Card Base -  I used the Chocolate card stock (I also recommend Brown Kraft) to cut the card base from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Score the center and fold in half.
  2. Outside Layer -  Cut the Flourish Background Image from the Art Philosophy Cartridge (M42CC24) in Colonial White Cardstock at .50" smaller than the card base and adhere to the Chocolate Card Base
  3. Title - Cut the fancy label using from the Art Philosophy Cartridge in Black card stock.  I recommend using stamps for the greeting instead of cutting the letters on your cricut.  To create a chalk board look, use Close to my heart's White Daisy or Colonial White Pigment Inks.
  4. Accent - Cut the pumpkins and vine using the Artbooking Cartridge.  The card stock colors recommended can be substituted with patterned or glitter paper.
  5.  Card Inside - Using Colonial White Card Stock I cut another card base .25" smaller, cut in center and adhere to inside of card base.
  6. I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and foam dots to give the accent and title some dimensions.
If you have the Cricut Explore machine, here's the link to the project alterations from Cricut Design Space


Reminder - you have to own the cartridges to cut the images from Design Space.

If you have any questions regarding the products and directions used on this layout, please feel free to email me at luvz2scrapbook@gmail.com.

Happy Crafting!
Angela

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cricut Sketch Thursday: Java Thanks



I love coffee!  I know a lot of people who love coffee and receiving gift cards to their favorite coffee shop is always awesome.  

This is a simple and easy Thank you card with a gift card insert that can be made in a variety of colors, just add your personal touch by using embellishments and printed paper. 

Cricut Cartridge: Close To My Heart Artiste and Artfully Sent

Materials Used: White Daisy, Lagoon and Chocolate Card Stock

Tools: Adhesive and Cricut Machine

Assembly Guide:
  1. Card Base -  I used the Chocolate card stock for the A2 Card Base.  (If you are going to cut the card base on your Cricut, I used the George Basic and altered it in design space, otherwise just cut the base 8" X 5.5", score in the middle and fold)
  2. Outside Layer -  Cut the Cup Sentiment Card Image from the Artfully Sent Cartridge (M100D09) in Lagoon Cardstock at 7.75" X 5.25" and adhere to the Chocolate Card Base
  3. Title - Cut the Banner in Chocolate Card Stock and a second Banner for top layer.  Cut "Thank You" using Artfully Sent Font in Lagoon Card Stock.  Adhere Banner Titlte to the front of the card using 3D Foam Tape.
  4. Gift Card Insert - Using the artiste cartridge, I cut the gift card insert in Lagoon Card stock (image#M4630E) and adhered to the inside of the card.
  5. I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and foam dots to give the accent and title some dimensions.  Feel free to add your own touch to the card.

Here's the link to the project alterations from Cricut Design Space


Reminder - you have to own the cartridges to cut the images from Design Space.

If you have any questions regarding the products and directions used on this layout, please feel free to email me at luvz2scrapbook@gmail.com.

Happy Crafting!
Angela

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cricut Sketch Thursday: Baby Girl Card


This simple baby girl card can be used for a baby shower or congratulating someone on the birth of their new baby.  I designed the card on the Cricut Design Space using images from Close To My Heart's Artiste, Artbooking and Artfully Sent Cartridges.  You can make this card in a variety of sizes and add your personal touch by using embellishments and printed paper.

Cricut Cartridge: Close To My Heart Artiste, Artbooking and Artfully Sent

Materials Used: White Daisy, Hollyhock, Gypsy and Smoothie Card Stock

Tools: Adhesive and Cricut Machine

Assembly Guide:

  1. Card Base - Using the Artiste cartridge, I used the Notebook Image #M3AFCD.  I duplicated the image and hid the contours on the second copy.  I then welded both images together and added a score line in the center and cut using Smoothie card stock.
  2. Inside Layer -  Cut another piece of the Notebook Image #M3AFCD with hidden contours in Gypsy card stock and adhere to the inside of the card.
  3. Layer 1 - Using the Artbooking cartridge, cut the scalloped "Square" image #M40F7A in White Daisy Card stock.  I used the carriage image from the Artfully Sent cartridge and used the slice feature to cut the image in the White Daisy Card stock.
  4. Title - Cut the "Baby Girl" title using Hollyhock card stock. 


I recommend using CTMH Liquid Glass or Bonding Memories glue pen to adhere the layers and foam dots to give the accent and title some dimensions.  Feel free to add your own touch to the card.

Here's the link to the project alterations from Cricut Design Space


Reminder - you have to own the cartridges to cut the images from Design Space.

If you have any questions regarding the products and directions used on this layout, please feel free to email me at luvz2scrapbook@gmail.com.

Happy Crafting!
Angela