Monday, June 19, 2017

Paper Lighthouse

Yes this lighthouse is made of paper! It's from SVG Cuts Seaside Kit. There's a place to store a battery operated candle in the top. The middle section also comes off the base. I made this as a gift and put some mini candy bars in it!

Seaside SVG Kit (SVG Cuts)
Cricut Explore and Design Space
Seaside Paper Pack (retired Close To My Heart)
Colonial White Card Stock
Sorbet Card Stock
Vellum Paper
Quick Dry Glue (Elmer's)
Embossing Folder and Cutlebug

Saturday, June 17, 2017

MIN Cricut Father's Day Card

I really like the Make It Now Projects in Cricut Design Space. I used one last month to make my Mother's Day card, and I decided to browse the offerings for Dad. I liked this one because even though I'm an adult I still ask my dad a few of these questions! I could have customized the text but I thought it was fun to cross out and write things in my own handwriting too.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Live Beautifully Layouts

This weekend I had a chance to go on a crafting retreat with friends. I completed my Christmas cards for 2017 and created scrapbook layouts. I purchased this paper packet Live Beautifully from my CTMH consultant last month and used workshop directions from CTMH's Happy Times collection to create these pages. I love the way these layouts turned out! I had a chance to use the Brother Scan and Cut for the flowers I hand stamped. This is an awesome machine and on my wishlist.

Live Beautifully Paper Pack
Happy Times Paper Pack
Thistle Card Stock
White Card Stock
Live Beautifully Stamp Set
Vineyard Berry Ink
Ponderosa Pine Ink
New England Ivy Ink
Pink Shimmer Trim
Purple & Pink Gems

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Card for Mom

This is the card I made for my mother this year. It came together quickly because I used a Cricut Make It Now project. I pulled out one of my favorite retired paper collections from Close To My Heart. It's called Blossom, I love the color combination and blue is my mom's favorite color.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Peep-Filled Marshmallow Hugs Card

I had a week of spring break and wanted to create some cards wishing friends a Happy Easter. This is the design a created using the stamp set My Kind of Peeps from Simon Says Stamp. I missed out on this stamp set last year when it was in a SSS card kit. I waited patiently until it was back in stock and scooped it up.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Change for the New Year

Happy 2017 to all the followers of my blog Crafting With Crystal! I am starting the year of with some changes. I am no longer a Close To My Heart Consultant. I want to thank everyone who has supported my CTMH endeavor for the past several years. If you are interested in ordering Close To My Heart product I know several consultants throughout the area that would be happy to help you. Just let me know. I will still be paper crafting and blogging. In fact I got some beautiful stamps for Christmas and have a few projects to share soon!
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