Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Wow, Easter makes me think spring and I am really ready for it this year.  I decided today would be a great day to play with a spring card.  So here it is.  Lots of flowers and bright colors to wash away the winter blahs and welcome Spring.

You can fill these cute little cards with anything (full instructions were posted on my Feb 7th post),  I have made them with panda's, flowers, owls, the sky is the limit.  They are really not very hard but super impressive.  Give one a whirl, I think you will love the results.  Happy Easter and happy crafting!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mother's Day Easel Card

I have really been wanting to try an easel card so I decided that would be perfect for a Mother's Day Card.

Base is made from White Daisy cardstock cut to 4 ½ x 12”, scored at 6 and 9”
Cut the following: 
White Daisy to 4 ½ x 6”
Cotton Candy to 4 x 5 ½’, 1 ½ x 3”, 2 ½ x 1 ½”, 3 ½ x 2”
Ivy Lane to 3 5/8 x 5 1/8”
Stamp sentiment onto 2 ½ x 1 ½” piece of Cotton Candy using Black ink (round the corners if desired)
Stamp image onto scrap of White Daisy using black ink and then cut out and mount this onto 1 ½ x 3” Cotton Candy using 3-D foam tape.  Mount this in the upper left corner of card and the sentiment should then be mounted in the lower right corner using 3-D Foam tape.  Now mount card face to bottom 3” of card base (do not adhere above the score line or card will not be able to stand as an easel card)
Stamp second sentiment onto 3 ½ x 2” Cotton Candy (round corners if desired) and mount into center of inside of the card using 3-D Foam tape (this will act as holder for the easel card when opened).

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  White Daisy (1388), Cotton Candy (X5760)
Paperpack: Ivy Lane (X7178B)
Black Ink (Z2105)
Stamp Set: Mother’s Day (C1577)
3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)

Corner rounder (Z1912)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Exploding Ring Box

For those of you who have been following me you know I made my mother-in-law an Exploding Box card for her 80th birthday that was three layers and over the top.  I had shown it to a friend who was very impressed with it.  That friend has just commissioned me for my most important order to date "her wedding invitations".  I am currently working on those but in the mean time she contacted me and asked if I could make here a box or some kind of card that she could use to hold a "ring pop" so she could "pop the question" to her best friend and ask her to be her Maid of Honor.  The verbiage and colors are hers and the rest is mine since she gave me complete artistic license (thank goodness she trusted me because to be honest at first I was stumped), but this came out great.  

I need to lay down the ground work.  This looks harder than it is (yes it is time consuming but not hard).  The trick..... the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge (see my blog for how you can get it free during the month of April) or you can order it from my website.  The box itself was made using the 3D Object on page 48 cut to 2", the roses are cut from Accent 2 page 54 cut at 1 3/4" and the leaves are from the 3D Object on page 54 also cut at 1 1/2".  

Here it is completed.................

Ok so this is the box all closed up.  Pretty isn't it?

Here it is opened, the card reads "ANGELA now it's my turn to "pop" the question.  Will you be my Maid of Honor?"  The ring pop is supported by a round foam circle with a slit cut in it to hold the ring.

Here is the inside with the lid sitting next to it.  This could be adapted for many uses and could hold all kinds of special items.  

I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope it inspires you to try something "OUT OF THE BOX" ... LOL  Craft on!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Special - Free Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridge

Have you ever considered becoming a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant?  Well April is the perfect time to do just that.  During the month of April if you order a new consultant kit, valued at over $300 for just $99 you will receive a Cricut Cartridge (your choice which one) valued at $99 for free. Even if you are simply interested in the products for your own personal use this is a great way to get a good start with some great products and a savings of over $300.  Please contact contact me at if you are interested in taking advantage of this great offer or if you have any questions.

Here is a photo of and information about the new consultant kit:

Contents of the New Consultant Kit Include:

  • Read Me First Letter
  • Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Books (qty. 10)
  • Hostess Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Customer Order Forms (qty. 25)
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatches (W471)
  • Spring/Summer 2014 B&T Duos™ Sampler (W1127)
  • Petite Perks™ Delicate Wings Incentive Stamp Set (qty. 5) (W2028)
  • Reflections™ Scrapbook Program (9037)
  • Originals Card Confidence Program™ (9036)
  • Workshops on the Go™ Skylark Scrapbooking Kit (G1072)
  • Skylark Complements Dimensional Elements (X7177C)
  • Skylark B&T Duos™ Bulk Paper (BULK322)
  • Skylark Bulk Resin Flowers (BULK340)
  • Durables Triangle Studs (Z1928)
  • Teal Shimmer Trim (Z1918)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2195)
  • Desert Sand Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2118)
  • Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad (Z2173)
  • My Acrylix™ Hopscotch Alphabet Stamp Set (E1028)
  • My Acrylix™ True to Life Stamp Set (C1575)
  • My Acrylix™ Believe in Yourself Stamp Set (C1574)
  • 3" × 3" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1006)
  • 4" × 5" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1012)
  • 2" × 6½" My Acrylix™ Block (Y1010)
  • Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836)
  • My Acrylix™ Stamp Scrubber (Z1782)
  • My Acrylix™ Spritz Cleaner (1778)
  • Bonding Memories™ Glue (1512)
  • Sponge (Z697)
  • Liquid Glass (Z679)
  • and Cello Bags (qty. 25) (W1152)
(Some items may not be shown. Contents are subject to change without notice.)

Here are the three Cricut Cartridges and all the additional items they include (you can select one of these free with the consultant kit) :

Cricut® Artbooking
Collection (Z1906)
$99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes
*Recommended Blocks:
  • 1" × 1" (Y1000)
  • 1" × 3 1/2" (Y1002)
  • 2" × 2" (Y1003)
  • 3" × 3" (Y1006)
  • 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)
  • 4" × 5" (Y1012)
Cricut® Artiste
Collection (Z1790)

$99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: themed projects, cards, font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shape
*Recommended Blocks:
  • 3" × 3" (Y1006)
  • 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)
  • 2" × 6 1/2" (Y1010)
Cricut® Art Philosophy
Collection (Z1686)

$99 (retail value of nearly $125)
1 – Cartridge (700 images: font, shapes, 3-D items)
3 – My Acrylix® D-size Stamp Sets*
3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes
*Recommended Blocks:
  • 1" × 1" (Y1000)
  • 2" × 2" (Y1003)
  • 3" × 3" (Y1006)
  • 2" × 3 1/2" (Y1009)