Friday, September 21, 2012

Another door prize: Christmas Gift Tags and box

This is the 2nd post today so be sure and scroll down to see both posts.
Here is another cute item that I have donated as a door prize for tomorrow's crop.
I first saw this on Vicki Wiznuik's blog called Wizard's Hangout back in 2009 and saved it to my computer but didn't make it until this past week. LOL! How's that for being on the ball?

The stamp set she used, Just For The Holidays is retired now but I went ahead and used it since it had not seen ink at all yet. You could very easily use the New stamp set Perfect Fit - Holidays or Countdown instead.

I again used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out 48 circles at 1 1/2", I stamped the images on 32 circles in both cranberry and olive ink so I could cut out specific parts to make them colorful. I also stamped "to" and "from" on the remaining 16 cirles and glued to the back of the tags.

You can find the tutorial for making the box and cover here. Here's a close-up of the different tags I made.

Supplies used (All CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Just For The Holidays stamp set (retired)
Other: Transparency for clear cover, ribbon from my stash

Door Prize: Card box and cards

Boy have I been in a crafting mood lately. I know,,, I know. You thought all I did anymore was just post the latest videos from Close To My Heart and Blog Hops. And that was all for the last little while. My scrapbook room was in such a mess and I could barely walk into it much less create. So slowly but surely, I have been cleaning it and have found stamps I had forgotten about. (I will post pictures of my newfound clean stamp room later). This is just the first post of several that will actually showcase my stamping artwork.

Anyway, back to this post. My church sponsors a crop every year as a fundraiser called Crop Queens. I normally give some extra stamp sets or paper packets as door prizes but this year I decided to make some special projects.

Isn't this the cutest thing?

This was totally CASED from a fellow consultant, Aaron Brown. I have had her artwork saved on my computer for a while but just hadn't gotten around to making it. She is so talented and is one of my "go-to" bloggers for inspiration. You can see her original post here.

The bracket card was cut out using CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge at 4". I also cut out the box using the same cartridge at 9.1/2" and matching envelopes at 4 1/2". I fil 4 cards with envelopes in the box although I probably could have fit a couple more in there.

Just like Aaron's example, I decorated the outside of the box with some stamped leaves from the exclusive stamp set that came with the Art Philosopy cartridge, Celebrations.

Supplies used ( All CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Dreamin' Paper Packet (retired from Autumn/ Winter 2011 Idea Book)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Clearly the Best: Spanning the Space (S01E03)

Spanning the Space features tips and tricks for stamping across multiple surfaces.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Adding Color to Your Crafts

Learn about the new color families, cardstocks, and papers from Close To My Heart that can spruce up any design. Adding color to your crafts is simple, easy, and beautiful

Friday, September 14, 2012

Clearly the Best: The Swipe Hype (S01E02)

Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close To My Heart: "The Swipe Hype" features the swiping stamping technique. With stamp swiping, you can add texture, distressing, movement, and motion to your products. For more information, contact your Close To My Heart Independent Consultant

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Holiday Ornaments

Create festive ornaments to adorn your abode this holiday season. It's a snap with Close To My Heart's Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge, Dimensional Elements ornaments, and new Ornamental Cheer stamp set!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Clearly the Best: Bend It, Curve It, Stamp It (S01E01)

Clearly the Best, Stamping with Close To My Heart: "Bend It, Curve It, Stamp It" features a stamping technique to manipulate the stamp images for personalized designs. For more information, contact me.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Project Inspiration 2012 Autumn/Winter Idea Book: Spellbound Halloween P...

Close To My Heart's Workshops on the Go® Spellbound Cricut® Kit gives you most everything you need to create a ghoulish Halloween party for 8 guests, with kit-exclusive papers and a coordinating C-size stamp set, too!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop


I am in LOVE with this stamp set. Fall is my favorite time of the year and this stamp set will show some of the reasons why. Plus this will be ideal to try out our new Alcohol Markers to see how smoothly you can color with them. I can't wait to get mine and start coloring.

There are over 60 Consultants giving you some awesome ideas for this stamp set. You can get yours by ordering from my website for $17.95 or with any $50.00 purchase you can get it for only $5.00!

Sit back, relax and enjoy the hop! 

Kathleen Androlewicz
Helen Onulak
Wendy Coffman
Lisa Sargent
Sheila Bennett
Tamra Pope
Dawn Ross
Elizabeth Mindemann
Adeline Brill
Kami Welter
Traci Godbee
Melissa Laverty
Laurie R. Newton
Krista Hershberger
Beth Naumann
Nancy Brown
Georgia Hauglid
Jill Lucas
Melinda Everitt
Haley Dyer
Krista Ritskes
Amy McVey
Annette Green
Doreen Guilfoyle
Teresa Scrivens
Lalia Harris
Traci Pasqualone
Judy Burger
Michelle Loncar
Sarita Schraeder
Shirley Ross
Debra Van Patten
Brae Montgomery
Allisa Chilton
Wanda Riley
Carla Ironside
Angel Sawyer
Jen Rubio
Mary Eisen
Pamela O'Connor
Maria Meyers
Angela Tutton
Dawn Heuft
Susan Brooks
Jen Patrick
LeAnne Dudley
Gina Brandstetter
Lori Brown
Katy Taylor
Carol Horton
Judy Faye Garner
Michelle Jones
Jean McNulty
Pam Ellison
Erin Schulte
Amy Edwards
Kim Schnoor
DiAnn Denson
Terry Ann Diack
Karen Fullam
Angela Garcia