Friday, December 1, 2017

Deer Card

I absolutely love this card that uses products from Fun Stampers Journey. After making this card I was sure to get the snowflake border die and deer so I can recreate this. Maybe next year's card? It is not my design. To find out more about how to make this card and the products used visit here.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Beary Merry Card

The leftovers are put away and the dish washer is running. It was a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now I'm looking ahead to the Christmas holiday season. Back in June I went to retreat with friends where I decided to work on my 2017 Christmas cards. Today I got them out , addressed envelopes, and tomorrow they will be in the mail. I'm so excited to have that off the checklist!

The card design is an SVG file from Lori Whitlock called Pop Up Box Card Polar Bear.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes

Here is another darling card that uses products from Fun Stampers Journey. I created this card at a class and was amazed at how to do the background. We inked up a block to add color to the embossed image! This card is not my design. To find out more about how to make this card and the products used visit here.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Give Thanks Card

Recently a friend introduced me to Fun Stampers Journey. I went to a card class and this is one of the cards that was taught. It is not my design. To find out more about how to make this card and the products used visit here.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sympathy Card

I created this card because I wanted a former coworker to know I was thinking about her in her time of grief.


Build a Flower: Rose Stamp Set (Altenew)
Card Chatter - Sympathy Stamp Set (Close To My Heart - retired)

Lilac Mist (Close To My Heart - retired)
Spring Iris (Close To My Heart - retired)
Indian Corn Blue (Close To My Heart - retired)
Moonstruck (Close To My Heart - retired)
Sapphire (Close To My Heart)
Outdoor Denim (Close To My Heart - retired)
Sweet Leaf (Close To My Heart)
Garden Green (Close To My Heart - retired)
Fern (Close To My Heart)
New England Ivy (Close To My Heart)


White Cardstock
Outdoor Denim Cardstock (Close To My Heart - retired)

Pearl Gems (Close To My Heart - retired)
White Embossing Powder
Heat Tool

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!