Monday, May 23, 2016

Check out these 14 cards!!

I want to start out with stating that I did not create this one sheet wonder pattern.   I got the idea from a post I saw from Francine Davis, Independent Close to my Heart consultant from Kaleidoscope Heart Scraps where she used this pattern with the La Vie En Rose Paper Packet from Close to my Heart and I just loved it.  The actual instructions and diagrams can be found at  http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2015/11/one-sheet-wonder/  

I have wanted to try some of these one sheet wonders for a while now and I am so happy that I did. These cards will finish off all I need to fill my little card purse plus some.  I have to say I am going to be using this one for many more projects.   Here is the cutting diagram for this project.  


 While one of the goals of the One Sheet Wonder is to create cards with no patterned paper waste, there is a very small rectangle left unused (1¼” x¼” noted in orange above).

Step 1:  Cut along the horizontal lines first. (Note orange lines in diagram above.)

Step 2:  Begin cutting along the vertical measurements.
  
Step 3:  Continue cutting across the first horizontal block.  Be sure to keep your pieces in order (you can label the pieces, but may not want to if you are using the Close to My Heart Background and Texture (B&T) paper as you can use either side and increase the possibilities).

Step 4:  Continue until all pieces are cut.    

                           
    
Step 5:  Finish cards as desired.  This is the assembly diagram, I did alter some of mine a bit but you get the idea.  You can move things around to make it work for the sentiment or stamp set you want to use.


One Sheet Wonder tips
1. Keep it simple. Cut and assembly time will increase if the layout includes many small pieces.
2. Use paper with a non-directional patterns. Some patterns of stripes, images or text will limit the directional use of each piece and complicate the process.
3. If using a one-sided pattern, you can lightly mark your layout’s measurements on the back side. By using double-sided patterned paper, the design options increase with the ability to mix and match the two patterns on one or more cards.

I used one 12 x 12 sheet of B&T paper from the Happy Times Paper collection which is available this month for free with a qualifying $60 order or it can be purchased for $14.95 during this month only.  To that I added 14 premade card bases and two sheets of gold foil cardstock (you could use any cardstock you wanted for the mats, I just happened to have a couple sheets of this in my stash from a project I did a few years back and I thought it worked well with this paper). 

So here are my cards and what I used to make them.  Please forgive the photos, the quality leaves something to be desired.  It was very difficult to photograph them because of all the gold and its reflectivity.  I have to say they are much prettier in person than on the photos. 

All cards were stamped using Memento Ink (Z899) and all are mounted on premade bases from the White Value Pack (X254).  The Happy Times Paper Packet is (CC1063).  Remember these are just the stamps I used, you could use any stamps that you wish.

Card 1 – (I turned this card another way) stamp set: Say It All (C1632) (retired)


Card 2 – stamp set: Smiles Begin With You (A1172), ShinHan Markers: Tender Pink (Z2464) and Leaf Green (Z2454)


 Card 3 – stamp set: So Many Smiles (C1619)


 Card 4 – (I turned this card in another direction) stamp set: Joyful Birthday (B1419)


 Card 5 - stamp set: Joyful Birthday (B1419)


Card 6 – stamp set: Friendship Wreath (M1055) and ShinHan Golden Yellow Marker (Z2452)


Card 7 – stamp set Say It All (C1632) (retired), Florence Sequins (Z3213), Pink Enamel Gems (Z3091)


 Card 8 – stamp set Take Heart (C1639) (retired), ShinHan Markers: Tender Pink (Z2464), Leaf Green (Z2454) and the colorless blending marker (Z2469)


Card 9 - stamp sets: Joyful Birthday (B1419) and Love Life (D1482), Pink Enamel Gems (Z3091), 3D foam tape (Z2060) (I like to pop up my sentiments sometimes to add more interest) the swirls were stamped with Blush ink which is now retired but you could use any color you have on hand


Card 10 – stamp sets: Victorian Gratitude (M1131) and Love Life (D1482), Gold sequin (Z2012), Sparkles Assortment (Z1752) 3D foam tape (Z2060) and Blush ink (retired)


Card 11 - stamp set: Take Heart (C1639) (retired) and Gold sequins (Z2012)


 Card 12 – stamp set: A Penned Hello (M1130) and Pink Enamel Gems (Z3091)


Card 13 – stamp sets: Little Things (A1183) (this is a retired hostess set) and Love Life (D1482)


 Card 14 – stamp set: So Many Smiles (C1619) and Pink Enamel Gems (Z3091)


 As always all the supplies to make these cards and many more projects can be purchased from my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shop now button at the top of this blog.  I hope you enjoyed this project and Happy Crafting!!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

I have not forgot you!!!

I have had my in laws here visiting for the past 10 days so things have been pretty hectic.  Today was my first day back in the craft room so I have not had a chance to post for a while.  I am working on a one sheet wonder set of cards that I hope to have finished and can post tomorrow.  They are made from that amazing Happy Times Paper pack I have been blabbing about all month, LOL.  So hang tight and I will be back with more just as soon as possible.  As always...

Happy Crafting!!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy Times Card #7

Today I am introducing Happy Times card #7.  This one uses one of my favorite new stamp sets and one of my favorite techniques, it is called the double drape.

Here it is, doesn’t it feel tropical?



Ok, lets get started with the drape.  Cut two sided paper (I used my happy times paper)  to 3 x 11”.  Score at 1.5, 2, 3, 3.5, 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5, 7.5¸ 8, 9 and 9.5

With the paper lying horizontally, measure up 1.5” on each side and make a light pencil mark, measure and mark the bottom at 5.5”.

Cut from the side marks to the center bottom mark (it will look like a big v).

Now, fold (mountain, valley, mountain, etc.) from each end until you meet in the center with two drapes lying side by side.  Adhere drapes to one another (I just used some double sided tape in between each of the drapes and then adhere the drape to the center of the card base.  I used this wood looking paper from the Happy Times paper pack that I cut to 4 x 5 ¼” (there will be extra material on each side, you can cut it off or I just fold it around the back of my base and glued it down to the back. 

I added the little ½” strip of white and metallic gold (it is what we refer to as the zip strip, each of the B&T or background and texture papers that Close to my Heart sells has one that coordinates with the paper, I use these on cards and scrapbook pages all the time).  This is like a valance for your drape and helps give it a finished look. 

After adhering all these pieces onto the paper that looks like wood I then mounted it on a card base that I made from a piece of goldrush cardstock that measured 5 ½ x 8 ½” that I folded to an A-2 card base which measures 4 ¼ x 5 ½”. 

To finish this card off I stamped two flowers and three leaves (remember uneven numbers look best) from the beautiful new stamp set called Hawaiian Hibiscus (I see this one being used a lot in my future) , I used memento ink and stamped them on scraps of white daisy cardstock.  I colored them in using my ShinHan markers and then adhered them to the card.  I added 3-D foam tape under the smaller flower and the leaf next to it to add interest and I shaped all of them using my bone folder. 

It makes me feel like I am in Hawaii, how do you like it?  Here’s wishing you a wonderful day and Happy Crafting!!!!

As always the supplies I used are listed below and available for purchase on my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shop button at the top of this blog.

Supplies:
Paper: Happy Times (CC1063), white daisy (1385) and goldrush (1242)
Ink: Memento (Z899)
Stamp Set:  Hawaiian Hibiscus (B1527)
ShinHan Markers:  Golden Yellow (Z2452), Marigold (Z2457), Leaf Green (Z2454) and Colorless Blender Marker (Z2469)
Misc.: 3-D foam tape (Z2060) and a bone folder (Z1204)

Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy Times Card #6

Well we are moving right along on our project, to add cards to this cute little purse for gift giving.  (Tutorial for purse on May 1st post).




So here is card #6 in our series using the Happy Times paper pack which can be yours for free (see post on right side of blog) during the month of May 2016 in celebration of National Scrapbooking Month.  Today I will also be using the Happy Times stamp set which is only available this month.  It is a really fun set and I am planning to make some awesome scrapbook pages with it later this month, so be on the lookout for those.



I started by using a pre-made white base for my card (because as I have stated several times I always use my beautiful paper sparingly.   I cut a piece of what is surely my favorite paper in this package to 4 ¼ x 5 ½” and adhered it to the front of my card.  Next I used a piece of the white and metallic gold paper and cut it to 2 ¼ x 5 ½” and made sure that I positioned it so that the gold would be on each side once I added a piece of white daisy cardstock that measured 2 x 5 ¼”. 

I stamped the white daisy with one of the sentiments from the Someone Special stamp set using one of the newest Close to my Heart colored inks – Pomegranate; I just love how it pops off the white.  I stamped the flower (two pieces) second generation pomegranate (which means I inked the stamp and stamped off on scratch paper and then stamped onto my cardstock).  I stamped the leaves using Pear ink.  Then I cut all the pieces out.  I assembled the flower using liquid glass which dries fast and holds well (I use it on all my flowers).

To give the flowers dimension I used my bone folder to break down some of the fibers in the paper and shape them.  I did the same thing to my leaves so they would have some dimension as well.  I adhered the flower and leafs but still felt like there was something missing so I added the little pomegranate colored gem to the center of the flower. 

I love how it turned out, what do you think?  Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!!

As always the supplies I used are listed below and available for purchase on my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shop button at the top of this blog.

Supplies:
Paper: Happy Times (CC1063), white daisy (1385)
Ink: Pomegranate (Z2653), Pear (Z2197)
Misc.: Pink Enamel Gems (Z3091), liquid glass (Z679) and bone folder (Z1204)

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Happy Times Card #5

Hard to believe we have already seen 4 cards using the Happy Times paper packet that is (as my boys use to say when they were young, free fifty free, LOL) free this month with a qualifying $60 purchase or you can do like I did and purchase a package (of course I did that so I would meet the $60 order and get a second pack for free, because I love this paper).  This one is another card without a sentiment; it is perfect to use just to send a note to someone. 





Now this card looks like it might be complicated but it really is not.  I started with (you guessed it) a pre-made white card base that is an A-2 (4 ¼ x 5 ½’).  I cut a piece of honey cardstock to 4 x 5 ¼” and inked the edges with honey ink using my trusty dauber.  I centered that on the card base. 

For the next piece of the card I cut two pieces of crystal blue cardstock to 2 5/8 x 2 5/8” square and inked them with crystal blue ink again using the dauber.  Next I cut 4 squares of the floral paper in the Happy Times paper pack to 1 ¼” square and one 5/8 x 4” and inked all of them with the honey ink.  The final four pieces are cut from the blue paper with lines from the Happy Times paper pack and they were cut to that same 1 ¼” square and inked with crystal blue ink using the dauber again. 

So to make the pinwheel, you start by attaching the two pieces of crystal blue together like this…



Now start adding your smaller squares leaving a small consistent boarder around each of them.  Do not fully adhere the first square as you will have to lift it to insert the final square…



When you get to the final square, lift the first square and work this final piece into place. 



Once the pinwheel was complete I added it to my card using 3-D foam tape and then added bling to the center.  The final step was to add the strip of patterned paper at the bottom of this card, or I could have added a sentiment there. 

I hope you like this card and this pinwheel technique.  I really like the look and it is pretty easy to do with the Close to my Heart paper packs since they are all color coordinated and sometimes finding coordinating papers can be half the battle in a project like this one.  Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!!

As always the supplies I used are listed below and available for purchase on my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shop button at the top of this blog.

Supplies:
Paper: Happy Times (CC1063), honey (X5668), and crystal blue (1292)
Ink: Honey (Z2162) and Crystal Blue (Z2117) Misc.:  Sparkles (Z1752)
Misc.: Sponge dauber (Z726), Sparkles Assortment (Z1752), 3-D foam tape (Z2060) and white card and envelope value pack (X254)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Happy Times Card #4


Here we go folks back with another Happy Times card.  I am continuing to fill my Happy Times purse (tutorial on my May 1st blog story) with cards.  I often like to make cards without sentiments and then add little sentiment when I am preparing to give the cards or I leave them without sentiments so that they can be used as note cards.    





I started with a card base that I made from a piece of pixie cardstock that was cut to 5 ½ x 8 ½” and then folded to make an A-2 (4 ¼ x 5 ½”).  I cut strips from two different pieces of the Happy Time (great way to use scraps).  One is ¾” x 4”, the second is ¾ x 4 ½” and the third is ¾ x 5”.  Now these can all be the same, all be different or a mixture, which is what I did.  Once I cut them I inked the edges of the floral ones using a dauber (love the look) with honey ink and the pink one with gold was inked with pear ink.  I want to say that this picture does not do justice to this beautiful paper.  The flowers in the center strip of paper appear to be black in this photo but they are actually metallic gold and just pop off the page.  

I then took a piece of white daisy cardstock that measures 1 ½ x 2  ¾” and stamped it (I just used a little bit of a large stamp) with the swirls from the Love Life stamp set using pear ink and then again using a dauber I inked the edge of that piece with pear ink.  I mounted this onto a piece of honey cardstock that measures 1 ¾ x 3” that I inked with honey ink again using a dauber (some people just run the edge of the ink pad along the edge of the paper but I like the control I get with a dauber).  I popped that whole thing up on top of the strips of B&T paper using some 3-D foam tape.  (Note:  see where I left room on the top right if I wanted to add a sentiment later)

Finally, I punched three little flowers out of some scrap cardstock I had which are goldrush, pixie and honey (this punch is not a CTMH product but it makes flowers that are about ½” or you can make small flowers from many of the CTMH Cricut cartridges, see the rose I made below, it is about ¾” across), I used my Piercing & Embossing Tool Kit to give them some dimension.  As usual I thought they needed a little bling so I added some sparkles to the center of the flowers.

                                                  


I hope you like this card.  Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting!!!

As always the supplies I used are listed below and available for purchase on my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shop button at the top of this blog.

Supplies:
Paper: Happy Times (CC1063), honey (X5668), pixie (X5773), goldrush (1243) and white daisy (1385)
Stamp: Love Life (D1482)
Ink: Honey (Z2162) and Pear (Z2197)
Misc.:  Sparkles (Z1752), 3-D foam tape (Z2060), sponge daubers (Z726) and Piercing & Embossing Tool Kit (Z2046)

Note:  Rose was made from white daisy cardstock (1385), cut from the Close to my Heart Cricut Artiste Cartridge (Z3070) , rolled using the Quilling Tool (Z1795) and glued using Liquid glass (Z679)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Happy Times Card #3

So I am still working on those cards to fill that little gift purse.  I am enjoying the wonderful company of my mother and father in law this week so I am not spending as much time as I have been in my craftroom but it is such a treat to have them here with us that I don't mind a bit.  So since I was in a time crunch today my card is very simple.

Presenting Card #3....

You will notice it is similar to card number 2 in that it uses the same ovals as yesterdays card did (I often cut and stamp several at a time to use on different projects).  I was happy to find I had this one already stamped and dried so I could color it quickly and stamp Happy Birthday and get a card done in minimal time.

I started with I started with a pre-made white base card that is an A-2 (4 ¼ x 5 ½”).  I used the same method as yesterday and cut an oval that was 4” at its highest point from pixie cardstock.  I also had an oval that was 3 ½” at its highest point from white daisy cardstock (these ovals are on most if not all of the CTMH cartridges). 

The flower was stamped using memento ink from the Take Heart stamp set.  As I have said before I just like the crisp lines I get from the memento ink plus it works great with my ShinHan markers.  I added Happy Birthday from the Your Kind of Wonderful stamp set which I stamped with pixie ink (you will notice that it is curved, that is the great thing about these clear acrylic stamps, you can bend them when you put them on the block so you can do so much more with them).  

Now comes the part I do really enjoy.  I got to color, which is always a treat for me.  I used just two colors of markers here along with my colorless blender and got great results.  I also added (impossible to capture with a camera) a little Wink of Stella (clear) to add some shine, this is not a Close to my Heart product just something I always keep in my craftroom.  

So to build this card I added a piece of Pomegranate cardstock (I just love this color) that measured 2 3/4 x 4" along the bottom and then layered the floral paper from the Happy Times paper pack (which I received for free with a qualifying $60 order this month) on top of it and to the left side of the card. Then I added the ovals.

Finally I added the puffy butterfly (from my stock of retired bling) or you could stamp one of the butterflies from the Your Own Kind of Wonderful stamp set.  And I added three (because odd numbers always look better) pink enamel gems to the bottom right on the Pomegranate cardstock.  

And there you have it, I hope you like it.  Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!

Below is a list of all the supplies used on this project which as always are available for purchase on my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com  or by pressing the shop button at the top of my blog.

Supplies:
Paper: Happy Times (CC1063), Pixie (X5773) and White Daisy (1385)
Stamp: Take Heart (C1639) and Your Own Kind of Wonderful (D1627)
Ink: Memento (Z899) and Pixie (Z2644)
ShinHan Markers:  Tender Pink (Z2464), Leaf Green (Z2454) and the Colorless Blender Marker (Z2469)
Misc.:  White value pack of cards and envelopes (X254) and Pink Enamel Gems (Z3091)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Happy Times Card #2

So today I am continuing my quest to fill my Happy Times purse (tutorial on my May 1st blog story) with cards so I can give it to my daughter in law as a gift.  I for one realize as much as we hate to think about it one card we always need and often at the last minute is a sympathy card.  I think it is very important to have a supply of them on hand.  So today’s card is going to be a simple and classic sympathy card. 





I started with a pre-made white base card that is an A-2 (4 ¼ x 5 ½”).  I added the first layer which is 4 x 5 ¼” and is from the Happy Times paper packet.  It is a tone on tone of yellows with diagonal stripes which I thought this was a nice complement to the floral paper cut to 3 ¾ x 5” which was the next layer. 

I broke out my Close to my Heart Cricut Artistry cartridge and cut an oval that was 4” at its highest point from honey cardstock.  I also cut an oval that was 3 ½” at its highest point from white daisy cardstock (these ovals are on most if not all of the CTMH cartridges). 

I stamped the flower and sentiment from the Take Heart stamp set (this one is a very nice set for sympathy cards as it has some beautiful sentiments for the inside of the card as well.  I am going to stamp “Praying for you in your time of need” on the inside of the card) using memento ink.  As I have said before I just like the crisp lines I get from the memento ink plus it works great with my ShinHan markers. 

Now comes the part I do really enjoy.  I got to color, which is always a treat for me.  I used just three colors of markers here along with my colorless blender and got great results.  I also added (impossible to capture with a camera) a little Wink of Stella (clear) to add some shine, this is not a Close to my Heart product just something I always keep in my craftroom.  I think it is called that because it gives you just the tiniest wink of shimmer, which is perfect for a card like this one. 

After I was finished I realized I could have done better with this card.  For example when I make the next one I will add some ink around the edges of the floral paper just to give it a little of that distressed look.  I would also use 3-D foam tape to pop up the oval as that would add some dimension.  Oh well, like most people I have 20/20 vision in hind sight.  LOL!!!

I hope you like this card.  Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting!!!

As always the supplies I used are listed below and available for purchase on my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shop button at the top of this blog.

Supplies:
Paper: Happy Times (CC1063), honey (X5668) and white daisy (1385)
Stamp: Take Heart (C1639)
Ink: Memento (Z899)
ShinHan Markers:  Golden Yellow (Z2452), Marigold (Z2457), Leaf Green (Z2454) and the Colorless Blender Marker (Z2469)
Misc.:  White value pack of cards and envelopes (X254)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Times to be had by all!!!!

I am going to move on from the Georgie paper packet and show you some great ideas on how to use this month’s special the Happy Times paper packet.  This beautiful paper packet features 14 exclusive B&T Duos, including four papers with gold foil designs and it can be yours for free yes I said free with a qualifying $60 purchase.  Read all about it in the right column of my blog.

So let’s get started, if you saw my earlier posts you know I have been busy making little purses full of cards to give as birthday and holiday gifts, so I am continuing on that theme today.  Here is the purse I made using this beautiful (free) paper. 



Now it needs to be filled with cards so here is the first one in the series.


I began with a pre-made white card base (I use these a lot because I find them very economical and I hate to use more of my beautiful paper than is absolutely necessary on a single project) it is an A-2 card which means it measures 4 ¼ x 5 ½”.  I cut a piece of the Happy Times paper (I chose the ombre and made sure I took it from the center so I would get the full graduation of color) and cut it to 4 ¼ x 5 ½” and adhered it to the front of the card. 

I then cut a piece of honey cardstock in an oval shape that was 4” at it’s longest point (I cut this using the Close to my Heart Artistry cartridge) and a second one from white daisy that was 3 ½” at it’s longest point. 

I stamped the flowers using the Happy Times stamp set (available during this month only).  I used pear ink for the stems and crystal blue for the smaller flowers and naturally poppy for the poppies.  I did stamp one additional poppy on a piece of scrap white daisy and cut it out and popped it up using 3-D foam tape to add some dimension and give additional interest to the card. 

Finally, I stamped hello on the card (you could use any sentiment you want) I just love these little mini stamps because they are so affordable.  And there you have it, cute card that can be used for pretty much any occasion.

I hope you enjoy this card.  Happy Crafting!!!!

Below is a list of the supplies I used and as always they are available for purchase on my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shop button at the top of this blog.

Supplies:
Paper: Happy Times Packet (CC1063), Honey (X5668) and White Daisy (1385)
Ink: Pear (Z2197),  Crystal Blue (Z2117) and Poppy (Z2652)
Stamp Sets: Happy Times (CC1064) and A Penned Hello (M1130)
Misc.: White value pack of cards and envelopes (X254) and Cricut Artistry Collection (Z3167 for physical cartridge or Z3190 for digital) I do want to point out that the oval I cut from this cartridge is available on most of the CTMH cartridges so if you already own one you can check.  

Monday, May 9, 2016

Georgie Card #8

So this will be the final card for my little purse (at least this purse).  It seems that 8 cards and envelopes are just the right amount to fill it nicely.  So here is the final (no I am sure I will be making some more because I love this paper) card using the Georgie paper pack.


Again I chose to start with a pre-made white card base which I purchase (with the envelope) in bulk, this is an A-2 card so it is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  I added a layer of canary cardstock that measures 4 x 5 1/4 and topped that with a layer of the B&T paper that measures 3 3/4 x 5", before I added this layer I did wrap a piece of ribbon from my stash around the card or you could also add a strip of paper about 1" wide . 

Next I cut the balloon base and the banner out of white daisy cardstock (you can use the Close to my Heart Cricut Artiste cartridge I was at a crop and didn't have my cartridge so I cut them by hand) and then stamped them using the Balloon Wishes stamp set (I love this one because it has several different sentiments you can stamp).  I stamped the balloon using memento ink because as I have said before I like how it works with the ShinHan markers and I get no bleeding.  The sentiment I stamped with slate ink.  

I colored in the balloon using my ShinHan markers (I may be all grown up but I still love to color) and added the sentiment banner across it.  I popped the whole balloon up on the front of my card using 3-D foam tape.

I hope you enjoy this card and Happy Crafting!!!  

Below is a list of the supplies I used and as always they can be purchased on my website at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com  or by clicking on the shop button at the top of this post.

Supplies:

Paper:  Georgie paper pack (X7203B)
ShinHan Markers:  Warm Gray (Z2467), Golden Yellow (Z2452), Peacock Green (Z2461) and Mahogany (Z2456)
Ink: Slate (Z2173) and Memento (Z988)
Misc.:  3-D foam Tape (Z2060) and White value pack cards and envelopes (X254) 


Sunday, May 8, 2016

Georgie Card #7

Well we are getting close to having that adorable little purse all filled with cards.  Here is the next one in the series.  This is a baby card which I am very pleased with.  As you may have noticed this Georgie paper pack is very versatile however, I have to admit it is perfect for baby cards and scrapbook pages.  


Again I started with one of the pre-made card bases (I just find them so convenient and affordable) but you can create one using the white daisy cardstock in the paper pack (this is another A2 card so it is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  I added a piece of Juniper cardstock that is 4 x 5 1/4" and then added a piece of the Georgie B&T paper that measured 3 3/4 x 5".  

I actually purchased the Georgie Scrapbooking Kit Workshop on the Go (WOTG) and one extra set of the Georgie papers and I have made tons of things to inclued three different 2 page scrapbook layouts, the little purse and about 10 cards (so far).  I have a fair amount of the paper left so who knows what all I will end up with.  I loved the stamps in this set as well and intend to use them for a number of projects.  The sentiment here is one of the stamps (actually it is two since the little yellow bird is a separate stamp that I just wanted to add).  It is stamped on a piece of white daisy cardstock that I cut from the Close to my Heart Artistry Cricut cartridge.  It was cut at 2" and is on page 25 of the book.  

The little duck was also cut using the Close to my Heart Artistry Cricut cartridge.  I used canary and goldrush cardstock.  Once I assembled it I did use my journaling pen to fill in his little eye (I just thought it looked better black).  I cut him at 2" and he can be found on page 38.

I added the duck and sentiment with 3-D foam tape to give the card a little dimension and there you have it, the perfect card for a baby shower.  

Supply List:  (as always these supplies and the supplies used for most of my projects can be purchased at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the Shop button at the top of this blog)

Paper:  Georgie (X7203B) I used the paper pack included in the WOTG (remember it contains a full Georgie paper pack along with some additional cardstock sheets) and Goldrush (1243)

Stamp Set:  From the Georgie Scrapbook Workshop on the Go (G1102) 

Ink:  Juniper (Z2165) and Canary (Z2643)

Misc.: Cricut Artistry Collection (Z3167 for the physical cartridge or Z3190 for the digital), guess what, this comes with three great stamp sets as well and a paper pack that includes the goldrush used in this project.  White Value pack of cards and envelopes (X254), 3-D foam tape (Z2060) and I used the Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen for the ducks eye (Z1979).

I hope you enjoyed this card and as always Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy International Scrapbook Day.

Not only is it International Scrapbook Day today, May is National Scrapbooking month.  I admit I make more cards than scrapbook pages but I do want to be a grandmother really bad (guess I figured if I made the pages the babies would come) LOL.  I just feel in love with this paper.  Not only was it great for the little purse that I posted on May 1st and the cards I have been posting all week, it great for scrapbook pages as well.  Take a look at some of the things I have made using it...


This page was made using the great Instructional Brochure included in the Workshop on the Go - Georgie Scrapbooking Kit (it also included the papers, the stamps I used on this page, the cute little embellishments and the enamel gems).  These kits are a great starting resource and offer instructions for two different layouts.



On this page I winged it all on my own.  I cut the giraffe out using my CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge and the starts using the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge.  The titles and other items were cut using my Stork's Delivery cartridge which I have had for years.  I did use my cute new stamp set called Animal Greetings which is a special Close to My Heart stamp set to stamp the cute little whales and giraffe's.  You see for each stamp set sold CTMH donates $7 to Operation Smile which provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates in children, the result, Smiles all around!!!


I have to admit this page was inspired by something I saw on one of the facebook pages I belong to but for the life of me I can't find the post to give the designer due credit.  I did make some changes and I am really happy with what I came up with.  Since I had the Georgie Workshop on the Go kit I had some great leftover papers and supplies to work with.  I did use my CTMH Artistry Cartridge for all the cuts here including the Duck, Dream Big, Balloon, stars and Little One.  I used what we call the zip strip (it is a half inch by 12 inch boarder on the top of all the CTMH B&T (background and texture) papers to add some flair as well.  The diaper pins are one of the strips and then the cute sayings were cut apart from another.  I added some of our twine and a few buttons from my stash and I was thrilled with the affect.  

Overall I am thrilled with my pages and I look forward to having that grandbaby so I can get these in use.  LOL...  I plan to highlight a whole lot more that can be done with this cute paper pack so stay tuned.  I am going to list the major supplies I used to make these pages happen below...

Supplies (available at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com or by clicking the shop with me button at the top of this blog)

Georgie Scrapbooking WOTG (G1102) - this has most of the paper you will need but you can always supplement with the basic cardstocks which are from the Whimsy collection (X5940), I find that using more cardstock allows my B&T (remember those are the beautiful patterned papers) to go way further.  The WOTG includes one full paper packet, which includes two each of three different two sided B&T papers and two sheets of Whisper, two sheets of White Daisy, one sheet of Canary and one sheet of Juniper cardstock (pictured below) but you may even want to buy an extra paper packet, so you can make many more pages or cards it is X7203B.  


Inks: Canary (Z2634), Juniper (Z2165) and Whisper (Z2172)

Artistry Cricut Cartridge (Z3167 - actually cartridge) or (Z3190 - digital collection for Cricut Explore or Explore Air) - I do want to say that while this cartridge appears to be expensive it hold 700 images, shapes, layers, banners, borders, backgrounds and fonts (many cartridges have less than 50 images) it also includes 3 stamp sets (each a $17.95 value) and a Cardstock Combo Pack (a $14.50 value)

Don't forget the wonderful Happy Times Paper packet that is free with a qualifying $60 purchase during May in honor of National Scrapbooking Month.  



Georgie Card #6

Well hello there.  Today we move onto card #6 in our quest to fill our little card purse/gift bag full of coordinating cards (if you want to see the directions for the purse they are on my May 1st blog). 



I have fallen in love with these drape folds.  This one is a double drape and I think it is quickly becoming my favorite.  So let’s get started.  On this card I used one of the pre-made A-2 white card bases that I purchase in bulk (like that it comes out to about $.29 and that includes the envelope as well).  I used the Canary cardstock that came in my Georgie paper pack (as you can see I am getting the best bang for my buck out of this pack of paper).   I cut it to 4 x 5 ¼ and mounted it onto the white card base.

Cut two sided paper to 3 x 11”.  Score at 1.5, 2, 3, 3.5, 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5, 7.5¸ 8, 9 and 9.5

With the paper lying horizontally with the side you want as your top facing you, measure up 1.5” on each side and make a light pencil mark, measure and mark the bottom at 5.5”.

Cut from the side marks to the center bottom mark (it will be like a big v).

Now, fold (mountain, valley, mountain, etc.) from each end until you meet in the center with two drapes lying side by side (a bone folder will give you a nice crisp edge on your folds).  Adhere drapes to one another (here I just put a little adhesive between the folds to get it to lay flat) and center on the card base you made from the canary cardstock (there will be extra material on each side, you can cut it off or I just fold it around the back of my base. 

On this card I decided to make my little valance as I like to call it, from the same paper as the drape but you can make it from a coordinating paper as well.  It is just ½” x 4” (sometimes I make it longer and just tuck it behind the cardstock because I think it gives it a cleaner look). 

The circles were cut out of white daisy cardstock (there are two sheets in the Georgie paper pack) using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and then stamped in different colors that coordinated with the paper pack (you can choose whatever colors make you happy) using that same stamp set, So Many Smiles (you could also just cut them by hand if you don’t have this cartridge after you stamp them).  I used canary and crystal blue on mine.  

I placed smaller circles on top of the larger ones using 3-D foam tape and then placed them on the card with my Bonding memories glue pen.  The sentiment is stamped with memento ink using the Victorian Gratitude stamp, I just love the font, so classy looking (best part about this stamp is that it is one of the mini’s and is just $2.95, I love them all and use them all the time).

NOTE:  The two small circles on the side of the larger one were stamped using a stamp set that is now retired.  I apologies I try really hard not to do this but sometimes I slip up.  No worries though there are several different images on the So Many Smiles set that are just the right size for this. 

I hope you like this card and as always remember you can purchase all the supplies to make this and the other projects from my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com   Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!!

Supply List:
Stamp set:  So Many Smiles (C1619)
Papers:  Georgie Paper Pack (X7203B) contains all the paper you need for this card
Ink: Memento (Z899), Canary (Z2643) and Crystal Blue (Z2117)
Misc.:  3-D foam tape (Z1151), glue pen (Z553), bone folder (Z1204) and the white value pack of cards and envelopes (X254)
Art Philosophy Cricut Collection (Z3171)


Friday, May 6, 2016

Georgie Card #5

Today is card #5 for our little purse cardholder/gift bag.  I think this little guy is really cute don’t you.  Lots of potential in a card like this one and it is super easy to make. 

Here is the card....



I started by making a card base using Whisper cardstock (you guessed it, there are two sheets of it in the Georgie paper pack).  I cut the cardstock at 5 ½ x 8 ½” and then scored it at 4 1/4” and folded it over.  I like to use a bone folder when I do this to get a really crisp fold.  Next I cut two pieces of the B&T (remember that is the background and texture papers that are two sided) that I liked for the background.  I cut one at 2 x 4” and the other at 3 x 4” and placed them on the card leaving a little gap between the two for interest. 

Next I took a little piece of white daisy (yes it comes in the paper pack as well, LOL) that measured 4 ¼ x 2 ½” and stamped it with this cute little koala from the Cute Koalas stamp set using memento ink and colored it in using the CTMH watercolor pencils (there are 24 pencils n the package and with the blending pen you can make limitless shades) and then I stamped the sentiment in canary ink.  Once it was complete I mounted this onto a piece of Whisper cardstock (you guessed it, it is in the paper pack too, see the trend here, LOL) that measured 4 ½ x 2 ¾”.   Finally, I mounted that onto the card (I decided it looked best a little off center) using 3-D foam tape.  

I want to take a second to show you this paper pack so you will see what I am talking about when I say it is so versatile.  There are three different B&T papers with a different design on each side and you get two of each of them.  You also get, six sheets of cardstock, two each Whisper and White Daisy and one each of the Canary and Juniper. n All the papers are 12 x 12", so you can just imagine all the cards and projects you can make with just one paper pack.  




I hope you like this card and as always you can purchase all the supplies for this card and the other projects from my OBA at www.craftwithronnie.ctmh.com  Have a great day and Happy Crafting!!!!

Supply List:
Paper:  All papers used were from the Georgie paper pack (X7203B)
Ink: Memento ink (Z899) and Canary (Z2643)
Stamp Sets:  Cute Koalas (D1642)

Misc.:  Watercolor Pencils (3505), Blending Pen (3174), Bone Folder (Z1204) and 3-D foam tape (Z1151)