Friday, October 17, 2014

Trick or Treat - Artfully Sent

Hi!  I have another fun card that I made using our new Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge.  This card is considered a Sentiment card and is very simple to create.


For the base of this card I used our Scaredy Cat Paper.  I cut the image using these keys: <Env-7>Sentiment> and set the dial size at 7".  I backed the front panel of the card with Black Glitter Paper which really brings out the sentiment and then framed the entire inside with some Sunset cardstock.   I added a bow to the center using some Thistle Ribbon.


You can see the shine from the Black Glitter Paper a little better in this picture.



I  cut the tags from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge and the stamped images are from the Halloween Greetings Stamp Set.  I added some Black Striped Twill Ribbon and Silver Sequins to accent the card.


Here is the page you can find this card in the Artfully Sent handbook:


Thank you for stopping by!

October Promotions 

Ribbon Revelry  


During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 you are eligible to receive—as a special bonus—one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each chevron ribbon—Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95.  So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so make sure to place your orders as early in the month as possible. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!

September - Stamp of the Month


When you place an order of $50 or more in Close to my Heart products you qualify to purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5! (Retail value $17.95)  This month's SOTM is called "Home for the Holidays" and coordinated with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  If you are gearing up for the holidays and the gift-giving season then this stamp set is perfect to create fun tags and embellishments for those bags and boxes you are preparing with home-made goodies!    You can find all the details here. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Smile - Birthday Card

Who says you can't use Halloween themed paper for other occasions like say a Birthday?  My niece is a huge fan of Halloween and so I wanted to create a fun card for her Birthday using our new Scaredy Cat Paper from CTMH.  


To start the card off I used Thistle cardstock that is new to our color palette.  I absolutely love this color which is a cross between a purple and pink shade.  I layered the card and all the layers first with black cardstock and then added the Scaredy Cat Paper which you can find here. 


I made the tag by first cutting the image from the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge and then stamping it with a coordinating image from the Pathfinding Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking kit using Thistle Ink.  After it dried completely I re-stamped it with VersaMark Ink and then applied clear embossing powder.  Because our blocks and stamps are clear it makes it very easy to line up your image.  Next I set it with a craft dryer.  This is how you will get the shiny look to your images.   


I layered some flowers that were cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and added a brad to the middle.  I added some Thistle Ribbon, Black Twill RibbonBlack Epoxy Bubbles and some Mini - Medley Accents to complete the card.


I appreciate you stopping by!!

October Promotions 

Ribbon Revelry  


During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 you are eligible to receive—as a special bonus—one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each chevron ribbon—Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95.  So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so make sure to place your orders as early in the month as possible. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!

September - Stamp of the Month


When you place an order of $50 or more in Close to my Heart products you qualify to purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5! (Retail value $17.95)  This month's SOTM is called "Home for the Holidays" and coordinated with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  If you are gearing up for the holidays and the gift-giving season then this stamp set is perfect to create fun tags and embellishments for those bags and boxes you are preparing with home-made goodies!    You can find all the details here. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

dreaming ~ believing ~ wishing

Have you seen this month's exclusive Stamp of the Month called Home for the Holidays that you can get for only $5 yet?  If you are starting on your Christmas tags, cards and treat containers then you are going to want to add this stamp set to your collection!  When you make an additional purchase of $50 in Close to my Heart products you can purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5.  That's a 72% savings off the retail price of $17.95!   This is a great time to place your order for your Christmas themed paper and  accessories to start those projects with.  And by the way this month when you qualify for the SOTM you will also receive a FREE spool of Chevron Ribbon  in either Ruby or Outdoor Denim which has a retail value of $6.95!  You can find all the details here.

For this card I used White Daisy cardstock for the base and layered it with our new Snowhaven Paper.


Here is the complete set of the Home for the Holidays stamp set.  Each image that is outlined in red can be cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge which makes your stamping time a lot easier.  Just make sure you follow the instructions on each image when setting your dial size. 


I added a white border using the EK Success punch and then layered it with Red Shimmer Trim which is perfect for your Christmas themed projects.    I also added one of my new favorite accessories which is the Gold Sequins.


Snowhaven Paper Packet (X7188B)


I love this new paper line and am working on some other projects with it that I will be sharing soon!

Thank you for stopping by!!

October Promotions 

Ribbon Revelry  


During the month of October, with each qualifying purchase of $50 you are eligible to receive—as a special bonus—one of two chevron ribbons FREE! Each chevron ribbon—Ruby or Outdoor Denim—has an original retail value of $6.95.  So which ribbon will you get? It’s a surprise! Quantities are limited, so make sure to place your orders as early in the month as possible. Be sure to take advantage of this fantastic offer so you can enjoy embellishing your creations with your own surprise roll of bonus ribbon!

September - Stamp of the Month


When you place an order of $50 or more in Close to my Heart products you qualify to purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5! (Retail value $17.95)  This month's SOTM is called "Home for the Holidays" and coordinated with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  If you are gearing up for the holidays and the gift-giving season then this stamp set is perfect to create fun tags and embellishments for those bags and boxes you are preparing with home-made goodies!    You can find all the details here.