Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 2015 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring April's SOTM, which is "Typed Note" a set of 19 stamps. If you have come here from Alyson'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 67 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!

"Happy Anniversary"

I had to challenge myself this month to come up with a two page layout for this month's stamp set.  The stamp of the month reminds me of the vintage type writer I used to use at my grandmother's home.  The sentiments from this stamp set are geared more towards cards but I think this layout definitely lived up to the challenge.





Cricut Cartridges: Close To My Heart Art Philosophy

Tools: Cricut Machine, Trimmer, Scissors, Sponge Daubers, Acrylic Blocks and Big Shot or Cuttlebug Machine

Stamps: Typed Note (S1504)

CTMH Products Used:

  • Colonial White Card Stock (1388)
  • Kraft Card Stock (Z1375)
  • Chocolate Card Stock (X5643)
  • Black Card Stock (1386)
  • Saddle Ink Pad (Z2171)
  • Damask Embossing Folder (Z1927)
Other Products: 
  • Paper Doily (You can cut one with the Artiste Cartridge)
  • White Pearl 
  • Black Paper Flower
Paper Dimensions:


 
Lay Out Base - 12X 12 Colonial White Stock

Page One

A -  Lay Out Base - 12X 12 Colonial White Stock
B -  
Kraft Cardstock 2" X 12"
C -  
Chocolate Cardstock 2 1/4" X 12" 
D -  Kraft Cardstock 1/2" X 12 

E -  Chocolate Cardstock 3/4" X 12
F -  Kraft Cardstock 3 1/4" X 4 1/4 (3" X 4" Photo Mat)
G -  Kraft Cardstock 1/2" X 3" (Cut 2)
H - Colonial White Cardstock 2 1/4" Circle (Embossed) (Cut 3)

Page Two

A -  Lay Out Base - 12X 12 Colonial White Stock
B -  Kraft Cardstock 2" X 12"
C -  
Chocolate Cardstock 2 1/4" X 12" 
D -  Kraft Cardstock 1/2" X 12 

E -  Chocolate Cardstock 3/4" X 12
F -  Kraft Cardstock 3 1/4" X 4 1/4 (3" X 4" Photo Mat)

Instructions:

Page One
  1. The base layer for this two-page layout are 12" X 12" Colonial White Card Stock.
  2. Using the typewriter stamp and the Saddle ink pad, stamp a pattern on layer B.  Adhere layer B on top of layer C.
  3. Adhere layer B/C 1/2" to the left of layer A.
  4. Stamp "Just a Quick Note" (This is a masked stamp using the "Just a quick not to say thank you" stamp image) in a repeating pattern on layer D and adhere on top of layer E. Using a tape runner, adhere on top of layer B/C 4" from the bottom of the page.
  5. Place the (3) layer H inside the Damask embossing folder and run through your die cutting or embossing machine. Using a sponge dauber and Saddle Ink Pad, sponge ink over the embossed image. Adhere to the bottom of layer A using a tape runner.
  6. Stamp the "hand" image using Saddle Ink on Kraft cardstock and fuzzy cut.  Adhere on top of the middle circle using 3D foam tape.
  7. Stamp "Happy Anniversary" and "XOXOXO" using Saddle Ink on layer G, add small pearls on each side of the sentiment and and the "whale tale" to the right side of each layer.  Adhere on top of the first and third circles.
  8. Photo Mats - Add layer F and I.  Cut a Paper Doily in half, add black flower paper and pearl on the left side of layer F and another on top of layer I.
  9. Title - Using the Art Philosophy cartridge,I created a Happy Anniversary title.
Page Two
  1. The base layer for this two-page layout are 12" X 12" Colonial White Card Stock.
  2. Using the typewriter stamp and the Saddle ink pad, stamp a pattern on layer B.  Adhere layer B on top of layer C.
  3. Adhere layer B/C 1/2" to the right of layer A.
  4. Stamp "Just a Quick Note" (This is a masked stamp using the "Just a quick not to say thank you" stamp image) in a repeating pattern on layer D and adhere on top of layer E. Using a tape runner, adhere on top of layer B/C at the top of the page.
  5. Stamp "Sending All My Love" sentiment using Saddle Ink on another layer G, add small pearls on each side of the sentiment and and the "whale tale" to the right side of each layer.  
  6.  Stamp the "hand" image using Saddle Ink on Kraft cardstock and fuzzy cut.  Adhere to the left side of layer G using 3D foam tape.
  7. Cut a Paper Doily in half, add black flower paper and pearl assemble on top of layer G with the stamped "Hand" image.  Adhere assemble embellishments to the bottom left hand corner of the layout.
  8.  Photo Mats - Add (5) layer F photo mats to complete the layout.
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 elegant scrapbook layout.

Now "Hop" on over to
Nikka'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 March SOTM is only available until April 30, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Happy Crafting!


Angela

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Be Your Own Kind of Wonderful Card Video Tutorial

Thank you for watching my first YouTube video!

Today's project features Close To My Hearts "Be Your Own Kind of Wonderful" Stamp Set and the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  I wanted to create a card that can be used with any stamp set and patterned paper.  The embossed paper doily was my favorite part of the project. The damask embossing folder made the paper doily elegant with it's rich textured pattern.

Thank you for visiting luvz2scrapbook.com and I hope you enjoyed today's video tutorial.  If you would like to see more video tutorials similar to this project, please give me a thumbs up and don't forget to subscribe to my channel.


Video Tutorial:




Close To My Heart Products:  Click on the link below to view the products


Other Products:


Tools:

  • Cricut Explore or Expression 
  • Cuttlebug or Big Shot Machine
  • Scissors

Dimensions:

Card Base - 10" X 5" (Score on center at 5")
Inside Card - Label Frame  4.94" X 4.89"
Doily - 4.5"
Juniper Circle - 3"
White Daisy Circle - 2.75"
Butterfly - 2" X 1.25"

Cricut Design Space Project File Link: <CLICK HERE>

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Cricut Sketch Thursday: Explore

Hi Everyone!

My daughter just came back from 6th grade Science camp and I thought that this layout will be perfect for the photos she took at camp.  This layout can also be used for field trips, hiking or play time photos. All of the images used on this layout are from the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.


You can make this scrapbook page in a variety of sizes using plain colored card stock, patterned paper or glitter paper. Add your favorite embellishments and photos to fit your needs.

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.

Cricut Design Space Altered Project Link: Explore

Cricut Cartridge Booklet Information:
  • Base Page - 12 X 12 Card Stock
  • Layer 1 - 11.75 X 11.75 Card Stock
  • Explore - Page 38
  • Adventure - Page 66
  • Be Yourself Banner - Page 41
  • Label Photo Mat - Page 72
  • Arrow Photo Mat - Page 73
  • Ruler Border - Page 69
  • Film Strip - Page 63
  • Camera - Page 40
  • Click It - Page 40
  • Location Icon - Page 38
If you have any questions regarding this sketch or any Close To My Heart products, please feel free to email me at luvz2scrapbook@gmail.com. 

Happy Crafting!
Angela

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Everyday Cards Project No. 008: Congratulations

Hi Everyone!

Today's everyday card project is a super simple but elegant card, you can substitute the sentiment for any occasion or image desired.  Change out the ribbon or use patterned paper or another embossed cardstock to add your own style to this card.  This card has mix of both wet and dry embossing techniques.


CTMH Materials:
  • White Daisy Card Stock
  • Black Card Stock
  • Black Pigment Ink Pad
  • Ranger Superfine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Damask Embossing Folder
  • 3-D Foam Tape
  • Tape Runner or Liquid Crystal
  • Close To My Heart Just to Say Cricut Collection (from the Artfully Sent Kit)
Other Products:
  • Black Satin Ribbon
Tools
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Cuttlebug or Big Shot
  • Craft Heater
  • Label Punch or Cricut label cut out
Paper Dimensions:

Card Base - 5.5" X 8.5"
A - 4" X 5.25" (Black Card Stock)
B -  3.75" X 5" (White Daisy Card Stock)

Instructions:
  1. Using a 5.5" X 8.5" Black Card Stock as Base, score in center and fold in half.
  2. Run the White Daisy Card Stock through a Big Shot or Cuttlebug machine with the Damask Embossing Folder.
  3. Adhere Black Satin Ribbon to center of embossed layer B and adhere to card base.
  4. Add Black label on center using 3-D foam tape.
  5. Stamp the "Congratulations" sentiment using a Black Pigment Ink Pad on a white label, add Range Superfine Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with a craft heater.  Use a 3D foam tape to adhere on top of the black label.
  6. For the card inside, use White Daisy card stock and cut at 4" X 5.25".
All the materials used on the project can be purchased on my Close To My Heart website at www.luvz2scrapbook.ctmh.com. 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, March 12, 2015

Everyday Cards Project No. 007 - Thinking of You

I apologize for the late post, I tried to create a video tutorial for this card but I was not quite satisfied with the quality of the video lighting so I had to scratch that out. 
 
This vibrant but quick and easy card was created using the Pretty Petals Flair stamp set from Close To My Heart.  I posted a card on my Facebook page a few weeks ago using this same stamp set and stamping technique.
 
 
Materials:
  • White Daisy Card Stock
  • Lagoon Card Stock
  • Chocolate Card Stock
  • Lagoon Ink Pad
  • Chocolate Ink Pad
  • Teal Shimmer Trim
  • White Satin Ribbon
  • 3-D Foam Tape
  • Tape Runner or Liquid Crystal
  • Close To My Heart Pretty Petals Flair Stamp Set (C1599)
Tools
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
Paper Dimensions:

Card Base - 4.25" X 11"
A - 4" X 5.25" 
B -  3.75" X 5" 
C - Teal Shimmer Trim X 2 cut at 3.75"
D - .50" X 3.75"

 
Instructions:
  1. Using an 11" X 4.25" Lagoon Card Stock Base, score in center and fold in 
  2. Using the back of the flower stamp and the lagoon ink pad, add ink and stamp off on a piece of scratch paper (Second Generation Stamping Technique) then stamp on layer B (3.75" X 5" White Daisy Card Stock). Using the chocolate ink pad stamp the circle bud on the center of the flower.  Repeat process until desired pattern is completed.
  3. Adhere layer B on top of layer A using a tape runner or liquid crystal.
  4. Add layer C (Teal Shimmer Trim) 1" towards the top of layer B. 
  5. Stamp the "Thinking of You" sentiment using Chocolate Ink Pad on layer D, add 3-D foam tape and adhere on top of layer C.
  6. Add Satin ribbon 1/2" from the left edge of layer B.  Adhere to card base using 3-D foam tape.
  7. For the card inside, use White Daisy card stock and cut at 4" X 5.25", use a sponge and Lagoon ink pad to sponge the edges.  Using the same process in step #2 stamp only the bottom right hand corner of the card stock.  Adhere to the center of the inside of the card.
All the materials used on the project can be purchased on my Close To My Heart website at www.luvz2scrapbook.ctmh.com. 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, March 5, 2015

Cricut Sketch Thursday: St Patrick's Day Luck

Hi Everyone!

Today's sketch was pretty challenging for me, I had a bit of a hiccup creating the rainbow and for some reason, I couldn't save the altered version on my design space so I had to re-create the layout a second time.  I apologize in advance as I had to use the rainbow and pot of gold image from a non CTMH cartridge. This image was from the "Simply Charmed" cartridge and is available through design space for 99 cents.  I will have more detailed information and a Cricut Craft Room project file uploaded on my blog as a follow up.


You can make this scrapbook page in a variety of sizes using plain colored card stock, patterned paper or glitter paper. Add your favorite embellishments and photos to fit your needs.

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.

Cricut Design Space Altered Project Link: St Patrick's Day Luck

If you have any questions regarding this sketch or any Close To My Heart products, please feel free to email me at luvz2scrapbook@gmail.com.

Happy Crafting!
Angela

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Everyday Cards Project No. 006 - A Budding Friendship

Spring is right around the corner and I thought that the stamp set "A Budding Friendship" is the picture perfect mix of leaves and spring flowers that make today's Everyday Cards Project simply perfect.


Materials:
  • White Daisy Card Stock
  • Flaxen Card Stock
  • Black Ink Pad
  • Canary Ink Pad
  • Chocolate Ink Pad
  • Sweet Leaf Ink Pad
  • Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
  • 3-D Foam Tape
  • Tape Runner or Liquid Crystal
  • Close To My Heart A Budding Friendship Stamp Set (D1602)
Tools
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Scissors
Paper Dimensions:

Card Base - 4.25" X 11" White Daisy Card Stock
Layer A - 4" X 5.25"  Flaxen Card Stock
Layer B - 3.75" X 5" White Daisy Card Stock



Instructions:
  1. Using an 11" X 4.25" White Daisy Card Stock Base, score in center and fold in half.
  2. Stamp Large Flower and Leaf outline image on layer B using Black Ink Pad, use canary ink pad for flower and sweet leaf ink pad for leaf coloring stamps.
  3. Stamp "My thoughts..." sentiment using black ink pad.
  4. Adhere layer B on top of layer A using liquid glass or tape runner.
  5. Add Flaxen extra thick twin to the bottom and form a bow.
  6. Adhere layer B on top of card base using 3D foam tape.
  7. For the card inside, use flaxen card stock and cut at 4" X 5.25" and layer white daisy card stock cut at 3.75" X 5". 
All the materials used on the project can be purchased on my Close To My Heart website at www.luvz2scrapbook.ctmh.com. 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