Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Now that the treat bags are made and the costumes are complete it's time for the fun to begin!  I can't wait to see my 3 granddaughters all decked out for the celebration.  After we complete our photo session I have the scrapbook layouts all ready for the photos.

For this layout I started with some black cardstock for the base.  I cut a 5 1/2" tag using Flaxen cardstock from page 43 of the Cricut Art Philosophy booklet and then cut it down the center to use for the borders.  I layered the center with some Colonial White cardstock and then Slate cardstock for the photo frames.


The patterned paper is from the Scaredy Cat Paper Collection along with the fun Coordinating Complements.


The journaling page was cut from the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge and then stamped with the coordinating image that comes in the Collection.


I added some buttons, Black Epoxy Bubbles, Black Striped Twill Ribbon and Slate Diagonal Striped Ribbon.



I would love to help you get started! If you need assistance please let me know.

I hope you have fun tonight! 

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!

** Because of the popularity of our current promotion Close to my Heart has ran out of the Chevron Ribbon and will be substituting it with either a current ribbon or shimmer trim from the new Idea Book.  The FREE item will be automatically added to your qualifying order!

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 29, 2014

Frightfully Cute with Artfully Sent

I have another card to share with you today from the Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge.  This is a fun Halloween pop-up card found on page 44 in the handbook.  The keys for the base of this card will be:  <Env-8>Pop-up and  <Env-8>Shift>Pop-up.  You will also need to cut the layers which will be: <Env-8>Icon and <Env-8>Shift>Icon.  Remember that each of the elements for this card are linked together so make sure your dial size is set on 5 for every image. 

 I used black cardstock for the base of this card and Whisper for the inside layer.  



For the front of the card I used our scaredy Cat Paper. 


 This cute little cat was  created my making Pocket Card found on this same page in your handbook.  I backed the cat with some Black Glitter Paper and added some Purple Glitter Gems for the eyes.


The sentiment and pumpkin are from the Halloween Greetings Stamp Set.  I also added some Black Shimmer Trim to accent the front panel. 


After you cut the house for the inside you will simply attach it to the base with a tape runner.  I backed my moon with some Canary cardstock to add a little more color. 


I inked the edge of the tree to give it a little  bit of a distressed look.  

Would like to no more about the Cricut Artfully Collection?  You can find it here.

Thank you for stopping by!


 

Monday, October 27, 2014

If the broom fits!

Hi friends!  I hope you had a great weekend!!  I have a fun card to share with you today to celebrate Halloween.  Before I get to that I wanted to share some important information with you.  I am in the process of making a lot of changes to my blog!  I will be transferring over to WordPress in the next few days and my blog will have an entirely new look along with a name change.  If you are currently following me by Google Friend Connect (GFC) which is connected to Blogger you will no longer be able to see my posts.  In order to stay connected you will need to choose another method.   The options will be either through email or RSS Feeds.  I would love to have you stay connected so make sure to check back in a few days and reconnect.  I will also be doing a giveaway on my new blog to kick off the celebration!

Now onto my card!  I started the card off by using Black cardstock and creating a 5" x 7" card base. Next, using a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of Goldrush cardstock I ran it through the embossing machine using the Damask Embossing Folder.  I distressed the paper a little using our Sanding Kit which brought out the white core in our cardstock.  The next layer is from the Scaredy Cat Paper Packet.


 For the tag I cut the first image from page 79 in the Cricut Artiste Cartridge handbook using black cardstock.  The circles are cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge using White Daisy and Thistle cardstock.  I stamped the smallest circle with an image from the Halloween Greetings Stamp Set and then layered each circle using foam tape on the stamped image.


I added some Thistle Striped Ribbon to the card before attaching the tags and sentiment.  For the sentiment I stamped the image from the same stamp set using Thistle and Black Ink onto White Daisy carstock and then created a dovetail on one end.  I added some flowers from Reflections and a stamped pumpkin image along with Black Epoxy Bubbles to embellish the card.  


I love creating cards to celebrate the holidays and this was definitely a fun one to make.  

Thank you for stopping by!!


Here are some of the elements to the Scaredy Cat Paper Collection:


You can find the entire Scaredy Cat Collection here.

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!

** Because of the popularity of our current promotion Close to my Heart has ran out of the Chevron Ribbon and will be substituting it with either a current ribbon or shimmer trim from the new Idea Book.  The FREE item will be automatically added to your qualifying order!

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.