Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Baby Card

I found out today that a parent of one of our students had a baby. The staff wants to send a card so I volunteered to make one. I pulled out the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge (same as the bride from yesterday's post). The Close To My Heart cardstock colors I used are Baby Pink, Blush, Taffy, and Black. I added sticker from the Topstitch collection and pewter brads. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink, Inside & Out Baby.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Card with a Gift Card!

Tresa Black is a very talented Close To My Heart Consultant who came up with this project. You can see her blog post here.

This is my version:

Gift cards aren't just for Christmas. My second cousin is getting married and her shower is Saturday. So here is a different version. The bride is cut on the Cricut with a new cartridge a bought Simply Charmed. I love it!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Time for the Countdown!

My upline, Joyce saw a version of this countdown posted on the Close To My Heart artwork website for consultants. I'm not sure who the first consultant was to make it, but I'm glad she shared her work. Joyce asked me to bring my Bind-It-All so we could make these at a unit meeting. This is going to go on my desk at school and my students will take turns flipping the numbers!

Close To My Heart Materials List:
Colonial White Cardstock
Cranberry Ink
New England Ivy Ink


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sympathy Cards

Sadly, an acquaintance of my mom's lost her battle with cancer on Friday. My mom needed two sympathy cards for her sisters. I had been working with the Close To My Hearts' Olivia paper packet and still had Cricut flowers made. The sentiment "With Heartfelt Sympathy" is from a Stampin' Up set I own.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Washer Pendant

Take a washer, apply patterned paper and liquid glass. Now you have a beautiful pendant. I've seen a few consultants post pictures of their jewelry creations recently. I wanted to make one but never made the time. Then a two weeks ago at my uplines' team meeting I made one. Not bad for my first attempt. I picked up a dozen washers at the hardware store to make more. I'm thinking these will make excellent Christmas gifts!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Present

I love this sentiment from The Present stamp set. I'm using the beautiful Olivia paper since it matches the autumn colors I see out my window! Recently, I've seen a few tutorials on how to make paper flowers, but since I own a Cricut I decided that was the best way for me. I cut several sizes of the same image, inked the edges, layered and added a brad! I made several and will be using them with my next project.   

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Fall

I love things about all of the seasons, but autumn is probably my favorite! The card base is a clear card that Close To My Heart sells. I used an embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug. I saw other consultants using this technique and I just had to try it. I like this technique and made a Christmas card that I will share another day.

Did you know that Close To My Heart has a monthly TV show? It's called Art and Soul. You can find it on my website. This month features the tissue stamping technique. I used that technique to create the multicolor leaves on my card. Go to my website and check it out! New episodes air the third Tuesday of the month.

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Stamp of the Month

The two kinds of cards I make and send the most are birthday and thank you. So I like a variety of stamps to use for these occasions. I love, love November's Stamp of the Month, A Little Thanks. Here are some cards I made using the stamp set and Magnifique paper.