Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Boo Fold-A-Long Card

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my blog! This week's Heart2Heart Challenges theme is BOO! I created this fun Halloween Card using Close To My Heart's Nevermore B&T Paper Packet which you can find in the Holiday Expressions catalog and the Frightfully Fun Stamp set.


 
Here's a list of the tools and products used to create this card:
  • Nevermore B&T Paper Pack
  • Frightfully Fun Stamp Set
  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Assorted Copic Markers
  • Sizzix Fold-A-Long Die
  • Cuttlebug
  • Cricut Machine (spider web & spider images)
  • Scissors
  • Tape Runner
  • 3D Foam Tape or Foam Squares
  • 3L EZ Dots Adhesive
  • Uniball Signo White Pen 
I hope you like today's project, don't forget to visit the rest of the Heart2Heart design team members to see what they've created for this weeks challenge. If you would like to enter a project for this week's challenge, please visit us on Facebook or at www.heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com.
 
Happy Crafting!
 
Angela White

Monday, October 12, 2015

Mojo Monday #419 Trick or Treat Card

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while since I did a Mojo Monday card so I decided to make a Halloween Card using one of my old Teresa Collins stamp set.  The stamp set is called "Masquerade Party", this stamp set is great for Halloween Party invitations but I decided to use it a little different.

Here's this week's sketch:


I hope you like my interpretation of this week's sketch.



I used a combination of different tools and products to create this card.  The cardstock is from Close To My Heart and I used Black, Gold Rush, White Daisy and Slate.  The glitter paper is also from Close To My Heart.  The spiderweb embossing folder is from Darice and the pierced circle dies are from Spellbinders Celebrations.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you like this card!

Happy Crafting,

Angela White


Hometown, California Dreamin'

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for visiting my blog!  This weeks' Heart2Heart Challenges theme is "Hometown", and I created a single page layout in honor of my hometown "California".  I used the Close To My Heart Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and Hello Summer Stamp Set.  I designed this layout on Cricut Design Space and did some alterations to the overlay.  If you are a Cricut Explore user, a link to my Design Space Project File is linked below.



Cricut Design Space File <CLICK HERE>

In addition to the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, I used images from the "Life Is A Beach" cartridge.  If you do not own this cartridge, the "California Dreamin'" and Palm Trees images can be purchased through Design Space for $0.99 Each.

Products Used:
  • Artbooking Cartridge
  • Hello Summer Stamp Set
  • Black Cardstock
  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Colonial White Cardstock
  • Fern Cardstock
  • Lagoon Cardstock
  • Sunset Cardstock
  • Smoothie Cardstock
  • Chocolate Cardstock
  • Pacifica Cardstock
  • Cranberry Cardstock
  • Cranberry Ink Pad
  • Black Ink Pad
I recommend using 3D Foam tape and Bonding Memories glue along with your favorite tape runner to complete this layout.

I hope you like today's project, don't forget to visit the rest of the Heart2Heart design team members to see what they've created for this weeks challenge.  If you would like to enter a project for this week's challenge, please visit us on Facebook or at www.heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com.

Happy Crafting!

Angela White

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Holiday Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to our special edition Blog Hop featuring products from the Holiday Expressions Catalog from Close To My Heart.

If you have come here from Donna'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 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using products from the 2015 Holiday Expressions 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!

Christmas Joy

I created this simple but elegant card using the White Pines B&T Paper Packet.  White Pines features beautiful double sided patterns perfect for the Christmas Holiday.  I hope you like this is a quick and easy card.




The sentiment on the front of the card is the "This Is Christmas" stamp, available for only $2.95, you can find this stamp along with other M-Size stamps on page 31 of the Holiday Expressions Catalog.

Here's a close-up of the embossed sentiment:





For the front border of the card, I used the zip strip from the blue patterned paper, along with the opposite side (chevron) and some silver foil tape and red glitter tape to create the layers.



Here are the tools, materials and dimensions used to create this card.

Tools: Cricut Machine, Trimmer and Scissors

CTMH Products Used:
  • White Pines B&T Paper Packet
  • This Is Christmas (M Size) Stamp
  • Glacier Cardstock
  • White Daisy Cardstock
  • Red Shimmer Trim
  • Glacier Extra Thick Twine
  • Silver Foil Tape
  • Red Enamel Gems
  • Artiste Cricut Cartridge
  • Versamark Ink
  • Heat Tool
  • Ranger Superfine Silver Embossing Powder
  • 3-D Foam Tape 
Dimensions:
  • Card Base - 4.25" X 11
  • Card Front Layer A - 4" X 5.25"
  • Card Front Layer B - 3.75" X 5"
Now "Hop" on over to Jessica'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!  The Holiday Expressions Catalog is now available and all products featured in this catalog are available through December 31st, contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to order your Close To My Heart products.

Happy Crafting!
Angela



  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 2015 Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is "Twinkle" a set of 15 stamps. If you have come here from Michelle'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 47 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!

"Believe"
Single Page Lay-out

This single page layout is packed with possibilities for additional pages, additional pages can be added to match any of the colors used on this layout.  The White Pines B&T Paper Pack is the perfect complement to our October Stamp of the Month.  I love Christmas Stamps for their versatility, this stamp set can be used for both scrapbook layouts and card-making.



Tools: Trimmer, Scissors, Heat Tool, Cricut, 1/8" Hole Punch and Acrylic Blocks 

Cricut Cartridge: Artiste

Stamps: Twinkle (S1510)

CTMH Products Used:

  • White Pines B &T Paper Packet
  • Fern Cardstock (1 included in White Pines Paper Packet)
  • White Daisy Cardstock (2 included in White Pines Paper Packet)
  • Cranberry Cardstock (1 included in White Pines Paper Packet)
  • Black Ink Pad
  • Peacock Ink Pad
  • Cranberry Ink Pad
  • New England Ivy Ink Pad
  • Crystal Blue Ink Pad
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Ranger Superfine Silver Embossing Powder
  • Red Enamel Gems
  • Red Shimmer Trim
  • Hemp Twine
  • Red Baker's Twine
Dimensions and Instructions:



A -  Lay Out Base - 12" X 12" Fern Cardstock
B -  Chevron Patterned Paper - 7" X 9"
C -  Cranberry Cardstock Photo Mat - 5.5" X 7.5"
D - Cranberry Cardstock 2.25" Circle (use punch or Cricut)

Cricut Cut Guide:
Label Frame (Cut 1)

Ornament (Cut 3)
Instructions:
  1. The base layer (Layer A) for this single page layout is a 12" X 12" Fern Cardstock.
  2. Stamp the double circle star image from the Twinkle stamp set using a black ink pad on the center of layer A
  3. Add layer B using a tape runner 1.5" from the right side of layer A centered.
  4. Add layer C using a tape runner on the center of layer B.
  5. Using Versamark Ink, stamp the sentiment "December 25" on the center of a 2.25" Cranberry Circle Cardstock.  Add Ranger Superfine Silver Embossing Powder and Heat set with a Heat Tool.  When the powder melts, you will get a shiny smooth raised image. (see picture below)
  6. Using 3D foam tape add the embossed sentiment to the bottom right hand corner of layer B.
  7. Use a Black Ink Pad and Stamp the frame image on the label frame cut out.  Use Peacock Ink Pad and stamp the sentiment "Believe" on the center of the frame.  Adhere to the left of the circle sentiment using 3D foam tape.
  8. Cut (2) 2" strips of the Red Shimmer Trim. Cut tails on one side and add to the left of the label cut out.
  9. Form a triple bow using the Hemp Twine and adhere using glue dots on top of the shimmer trim.
  10. Using New England Ivy, Crystal Blue and Cranberry Ink Pads, stamp the diagonal stripe image on each of the Cricut cut ornament images.
  11. Stamp the string image using Cranberry Ink Pad on the top left corner of layer A.  
  12. Punch a hole using 1/8" hole punch on top of the ornament and tie a string of Red Bakers twine to all 3 of the ornaments.  Adhere the ornaments using 3D foam tape and hang on the stamped string.
  13. Add Red Enamel Gems to the string and on the bottom right hand corner of the page.
In addition to tape runners, I also 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 fun and easy scrapbook layout.

Now "Hop" on over to 
Lori'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 October SOTM is only available until October 31st, 2015! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

Happy Crafting!


Angela