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