Friday, June 6, 2014

Ivy Lane WOTG and More

The Close to My Heart Workshops on the Go are a great way to get inspiration and they come with lots of products that coordinate (including a stamp set) as well as cutting and layout instructions so that your pages will turn out great, however, I did take some liberties and changed some of the embellishments around.  That is the great part of this, there is no right or wrong, just what you like.

When I was done I still had some papers left and I wanted to make more pages so I hit Pinterest to see what else was out there and I found this idea that Susan Williams had posted and I used it (with a few changes to make it my own).

The base is created with two sheets of 12 x 12” Hollyhock cardstock.
The honeycomb accents were made using the Artbooking cricut cartridge.  Page 67, Shift, Overlay cut at 11” (cut 2 of these, one for each page). Individual honeycombs were also made using the Artbooking cricut cartridge.  Page 66, Shift, Border cut at 1 ¼” – cut as many B&T pieces and White Daisy pieces as you will need.  

The White Daisy pieces are stamped with the Honeycomb stamp set using Hollyhock, Desert Sand and Blush inks. Piece these into the honeycomb overlay and then mount onto the Hollyhock base.
Cut B&T to 6 x 12 (if there is a pattern make sure paper is turned correctly before cutting since this piece will be mounted horizontally), mount horizontally in center of each page and over the top of the honeycomb overlay.

Add Zip Strips of choice to sides (these are those cute little ½” strips added to the sides of each of the three B&T (background and texture) papers included in the kit.

Cut and mount the following mats, Ivy Lane Green 4 ½ x 6 ½” (cut 2), Ivy Lane Purple 3 ½ x 5 ½” (cut 2), Bamboo 4 x 6” (cut 2), Bamboo 3 x 5” (cut 2)

Stamp “Pure Joy” from the Ivy Lane WOTG stamp set in Smokey Plum onto White Daisy cardstock, cut out and mount.

Flowers are created using the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge.  Page 50, Shift, Layer, green is cut at 1”, hollyhock at 1 ½” and floral at 1 ¾” they are then layered, glued together using Liquid Glass and a Purple Glitter Gem is added to the center of each.

Supplies Used:

Papers, Purple Glitter Gems, the Stamp Set and more are all in the Workshops on the Go Ivy Lane (G1073)

Cricut cartridges: Art Philosophy (Z1686), Artbooking (Z1906) and Artiste (Z1790) – shapes can be hand cut if you do not have the cartridges.

Inks: Bamboo (Z2103), Desert Sand (Z2118), Hollyhock (Z2128) and Blush (Z2106)

All these supplies can be purchased on my website at or by clicking on the shopping cart at the top of this blog.  Happy crafting!!!