Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Few Things I've Been Making

For the last few weeks I've been frustrated with having bursitis in my shoulder. So I haven't crafted in awhile. It's been getting better through rest and physical therapy.

This week I was on vacation and I made a few things. Actually many things! Here are two boxes. The first one is a heavy card board box inspired by another Close To My Heart consultant. It's called "Christmas in a Box". Use it to keep all of your cards, gift tags, and materials for gift giving in one place.

Supplies (All Close To My Heart): My Creations Memory Keeper (box), Evensong Creative Basics Paper, Cranberry Cardstock, New England Ivy Cardstock, Olive Cardstock, Big Pinks (flowers), Cranberry reinker, New England Ivy reinker, Sparkles, Buttons

Close To My Heart has designated January as National Papercrafting Month and put together a beautiful collection. I received my preview order last week and it's one of those paper collections you don't want to cut. Awhile back I purchased some wooden items to alter. I have a few pollyanna gift exchanges in the coming weeks so I decided on a Key to My Heart Box. Now I made a gift I don't want to give away!

Supplies: Wooden Box (Kaiser scrapbook), Paint (Making Memories), Key to My Heart Paper and Stamp Collection (Close To My Heart), Big Pinks (Close To My Heart), Circle Window Charm (Close To My Heart), Fibers - Waxy Flax & Ribbon (Close To My Heart), Key (7gypsies)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cards using Die-Cuts

Close To My Heart has a special offer for the month of November. It's collections of die-cuts with some dimensional elements that coordinate with their color palette. Here are some cards using the Autumn Harvest collection.

Design: Originals "Triple the Fun"

Supplies (All Close To My Heart): Enchanted Level 2 paper packet, Cottage Floral stamp set, November Word Puzzle stamp set, Autumn Harvest Die-Cut collection, Dimensional Elements Flower Garden, Sparkles, Piercing Tool, Originals book

Design: Stair / Step Card, I just learned this card design from a fellow CTMH consultant. It's so fun and would be great to use for place cards at a table.

Supplies (All Close To My Heart): Enchanted Level 2 paper packet, Shining Star stamp set, Autumn Harvest Die-Cut collection, Sparkles