Monday, December 28, 2009
I found these great calendars here and had a lot of coasters from a bulk order I placed a year ago! So I decided to make these coaster calendars. I made several of these for a stamp of the month swap with other Close To My Heart consultants. I think the sentiment "celebrate the everyday" is wonderful for this project.
Close To My Heart products used: Grace Level 2 Paper Packet, Notice the Details (December 2009 Stamp of the Month), Hinges, Cocoa Ink
Other product: calendar, coaster
Thursday, December 24, 2009
This year shopping has been the easiest thing ever! My parents have decided to put an in ground pool in the backyard (YAY!). So in lieu of Christmas presents we are all pitching in to the cost of the pool. I made these money envelopes for giving cash and checks as gifts. They were easy to make.
Step 1: Cut a piece of cardstock 7 ¼ x 10 ½
Step 2: Score the longer side at 3 ¼ and 6 7/8
Step 3: Cut a piece of patterned paper 3 3/8 x 7
Step 4: Add embellishments!
Close To My Heart products used: Jingle Level 2 Paper Packet, Jingle Level 2 Stickease, Twinkle Brads, Flurry Dimensional Elements, Waxy Flax, and Clear Sparkles
Other product: Stickles (glitter glue)
Monday, December 21, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Supplies from Close To My Heart: Grace Level 2 Paper Packet, Childhood Potrait, Cocoa Ink, Grace Stickease, Vineyard Berry Ribbon (from Emporium Creative Basics)
Other Supplies: Scallop Punch (Martha Stewart), Punch (Stampin' Up), Magnet (Basic Grey), Silk Ribbon (May Arts), Eyelets (Stampin' Up), Pen, Post-It Notes
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Halloween is just days away and I have a dozen treat bags to make. I came across this card awhile ago and knew I wanted to make it. However, I don't usually make Halloween cards so I took this idea and made it into a bag. Here is how I did it.
Step 1: Gather supplies
- Sweet Leaf Cardstock, 9 inches high by 6 inches wide, width is scored at 1 inch and 5 inches, and scored 1 inch from bottom
- Smokey Plum Cardstock, 3 inches high by 4 inches wide, cut "spikes" in bottom, stamp saying in black ink in top left corner. The stamp in the picture is from the set Smarty Pants by Stampin' Up.
- 2 Black 1 inch circles, 2 Colonial White 1 3/8 inch circles, 2 Sweet Leaf 1 3/8 inch circles cut in half sponged in Sweet Leaf Ink (You will only use 3 of the halves.)
- Black marker, white gel pen, and ribbon
- Fold on all the score lines, you can see from the picture that I cut away the corner squares in one half of the box, and on the other I cut slits from the bottom to the score line to form flaps.
- Glue the hair and eyes to the box before assembling and add features with the black marker and gel pen.
- Glue the two halves of the box together at the bottom and glue the flaps in to the bottom.
- Pull the box together and glue the sides.
- Attach the ribbon to the top with brads, staples, or paper punch and eyelets. I just paper punched a hole and then used a glue dot to the inside.
- Now add the treats!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Stacy made two door prizes. I don't have a picture, but for those of you interested click here for a blog that gives the directions to make them.
I will be posting pictures of all the cards we made later this week. So check back soon!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
For this card I used Jingle, the new Christmas paper. Since I had so many circles to cut out I used my Cricut today. I haven't used it in months! I used George and Basic shapes for the circles on the front. The base of the card was cut at 4 1/4 inches using Wild Cards. The first time I used that cartridge!
Supplies from Close To My Heart: Ornate Ornaments Stamp Set, Jingle B&T Paper, Juniper Cardstock, Twinkle Brads, Cranberry Ribbon Rounds, Staz On Ink, Juniper Marker, Tulip Marker, Crème Brulee Marker
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Supplies from Close To My Heart: Christmas Commentary Stamp Set, Sweet Home B&T, White Daisy Cardstock, Crystal Blue Cardstock, Indian Corn Blue Cardstock, Garnet Ink, Indian Corn Blue Ink, Dimensional Elements Flurry, Prisma Glitter, Pearls
Monday, September 14, 2009
Supplies from Close To My Heart: Colonial White Cardstock, Twitterpated Background and Textured Paper, VersaMark Stamp Pad, White Embossing Powder, Sweet Leaf Ink, Sorbet Ink, Crystal Blue Ink, Chocolate Ink, Chocolate Polka Dot Ribbon, Club Connection Pearls
Other supplies: Glossy Cardstock
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Supplies from Close To My Heart: Ocean Textured Cardstock, Sweet Leaf Textured Cardstock, Blush Textured Cardstock (using up the scraps!), Bunny Love Stamp Set, Organdy Ribbon (retired), Watercolor Pencils, Blending Pen, Piercing Tool Kit
Other supplies: Stickles (Ranger), Cuttlebug Machine and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Supplies (All from Close To My Heart): Ocean Textured Cardstock, Sweet Leaf Textured Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Bird Basics Stamp Set, Ocean Ink (first and second generation stamping), Sweet Leaf Ink, Sparkles, Chocolate Brad from Shade of Chocolate Mini-Medley
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Supplies (all Close To My Heart): Tickled Pink scrapbooking kit, Crystal Blue ink, Twilight ink, Hollyhock ink, Blush ink, Baby Pink ink, Sweet Leaf ink, White Daisy textured cardstock, White Daisy cardstock, Crystal Blue cardstock, Blush textured cardstock, Dainty Thoughts stamp set, Say It In Style stamp set, Classmate Alphabet stamp set, Sweet Leaf ribbon, Blush ribbon, Bamboo waxy flax, Winter craft buttons, Pretty Pins, Sparkles, and Winter Cozy Mini Medley
Saturday, February 28, 2009
I recently participated in a swap with other consultants. Each of us signed up for a part of the Bible verse from I Corinthians 13:4-8. We made 18 pages of our part of the verse and then swapped pages to have a complete book. The rules were to use That's Amore paper and two embellishments. I made the "love is kind." page. I had the pages before Valentine's Day and bound it with my Bind It All machine. I thought about giving it to my parents as a gift, but I bought them dinner instead. Now I can keep the book for myself!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
This is another project I worked on at my weekend retreat. I took the directions with me and was surprised when Michon, a fellow CTMH consultant had them too! When we started making our boxes a few others joined us. They all looked great. I'm still working on mine. My tags are not decorated, and I'm not sure what to do with my flaps. It's a little awkward when it closes. You can find the directions here.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I spent last weekend on a Scrap n' Stamp retreat with other Close To My Heart Consultants. It was wonderful. I decided to use my time making projects that were on my to do list. This card organizer is something I saw on Splitcoast Stampers many months ago. You can find the directions here.
Supplies: Colonial White Cardstock (Close To My Heart), Magic Moments Background and Texture Paper (Close To My Heart), Magic Moment Scrapbook Kit - Only the Stickers (Close To My Heart), Color Ready Alphabet (Close To My Heart), and Bind It All