Monday, December 30, 2013
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
For the large roses I used the EK Success Large 5 petal flower punch (there is a great video on u-tube it is Paper Rose Tutorial by jjshowers) I had forgot how hot hot glue gets LOL. The little roses were super easy. They are from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and you simply roll them up and glue. I cut the tag and the red swirl (which I ran an embossing tool around the ends of the swirls to make them 3D but it doesn't show well in the pic) from the Art Philosophy cartridge as well. The base white ornamental piece is from the Ornamental Iron 2 Cricut Cartridge. Loved making this now I have to figure out how to make a box to present it in. Merry Christmas and keep crafting.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Start by selecting four different papers (I used the Close to My Heart Sparkle and Shine Paper pack) and cut each into a piece that is 1 1/2 x 4" and cut each on a diagonal from the top right to bottom left corner.
Continue to work around both sides until all pieces are glued down. When complete and project dry cut away excess from the cardstock
I made my sentiment using the same papers from the Starburst and the Close to My Heart Artiste Cartridge and Holiday Tags stamp set.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Finished up the cards I was making for my mother-in-law for Christmas. I made her a total of about 45 cards. These are some of them. Now I need to get busy with my Christmas cards.
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Novembers Stamp of the Month "Illuminate" will be available tomorrow. This stamp can be purchased for $17.95 but if you make a $50 purchase you can receive it for just $5 find it on my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com. I am looking forward to receiving mine and getting to work. I will post some artwork when I get it. Happy crafting.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
As I prepare my holiday cards I am becoming obsessed with the gatefold card. They are easier than you might think. (See the photo below)
Select the cardstock you wish to use for the base of your card (here I selected a nice Christmas red) and cut it to 8 x 5 1/2". I then used my Scor-Pal and scored and folded the card at 2 and 6". This gives you the basic gatefold card.
Next I selected the first layer for my gates (a nice Christmas green here) I cut 4 each at 1 3/4 x 5 1/4" I also cut a piece of the green at 4 1/4 x 5 1/4" for the inside of the card.
Now the fun, select the pattern paper you want to use on the project and cut 4 each at 1 1/2 x 5".
I then selected the embellishment I wanted to use and the sentiment. I started with the fact they needed to be no larger than 4" wide but other than that it was pretty open. I started by stamping my sentiment on a piece of cardstock that was 3 5/8 x 1 1/4 which I then layered onto a piece of green that was 3 1/2 x 1 7/16 which I then placed on red cardstock that was 3 3/4 x 1 3/4 (the key here is to make sure both the embellishment and the sentiment are the same width and look good on the card, the rest of it can be eyeballed). For the embellishment I selected one I had in my stash and started to build. I started with red card stock that was 3 3/4 x 2 1/4" layered on silver cardstock that was 3 10/16 x 2". Now just assemble (for the verse inside I printed one from the computer on a nice coordinating paper that was 4 x 5 1/2") just start layering the project and adhering everything together, the embellishment stack and the sentiment stack should be adhered last. First glue only the left half of the embellishment to the left side gate, now glue only the right side of the sentiment to the right gate (this allows the gates to be opened and the sentiment on the inside to be read). And here is the finished project.