Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Birthday Shaker Card



I hadn't ever tried making a shaker card before, so this turned out pretty good for a first try.

If I say so myself.  Haha.


(Inspired by this card by Lisa Kind.)


You may be wondering about the yellow patterned paper?  

I used an old retired CTMH stamp set called Two-Step Backgrounds and Canary ink to stamp it.

The beautiful flowers are from the current Hawaiian Hibiscus stamp set, and coloured in with re-inkers by spritzing the watercolor paper with water first before adding the colours with a waterbrush.

The pink and purple sequins are also old retired CTMH products from quite a few years back.

Feels good to use up some of my old stuff and make it new!


Happy creating!  :)




Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper: Watercolor paper; White Daisy CS
Stamps:  Hawaiian Hibiscus, Celebrate With Cake - May SOTM, Two-Step Backgrounds - retired
Inks:  Black, Canary, Versamark
Re-inkers:  Honey, Pear, Sunset, Cotton Candy
Marker:  Cherry Pink ShinHan
Embellishments:  Gold Sequins, Bitty Sparkles, Pink and Purple sequins - retired
Dies:  Circles (SU), Pierced Circles (Spellbinders)
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Micro-tip Scissors, Waterbrush, 3D foam tape





Friday, June 10, 2016

Magical Fairytale Birthday



I am a huge fan of dies.  Love them probably too much.  lol

I have had this window die for a while now, but finally got around to using it on this card.






I used paper from the new CTMH Magical paper packet, and the castle and sentiment is from Fairytale Birthday.

I first sponged Glacier ink onto a piece of White Daisy cardstock, then stamp and heat embossed the castle with silver embossing powder.


Happy creating!  :)



Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Magical; Cranberry, White Daisy CS
Stamp:  Fairytale Birthday
Inks:  Black, Glacier, Versamark
Marker:  Carmine ShinHan
Embellishments:  Clear and Bitty Sparkles
Other:  Silver embossing powder, Hearth & Home Framelits Die (SU), 3D foam tape, Sponge





Friday, June 3, 2016

Time for a Class!!! 4 Magical Cards



It feels like forever since I have offered a card class.

And there is no time like the present!


Come and make these 4 fun Magical cards with me.













We will be using papers from the new Magical paper packet and the new Beyond Awesome stamp set, both featured in the current Seasonal Expressions catalog.
(Let me know if you need a Seasonal Expressions catalog and I can get one to you.)


I will hold this class on Wednesday, June 15th at 7-9 pm.

Cost is $20, and includes envelopes.

And if you bring someone new with you, I am offering the class to you for just $10!

Please let me know by June 12th if you would like to join in on the fun, and if you are bringing a friend.

email:  vwizniuk@pris.ca
text:  250-263-1489


Happy creating!  :)





Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Close To My Heart FLASH Sale!!!






Join us for a new Flash Sale each weekend in June! 

News flash! During the month of June, we are offering great deals on bundles of discounted Close To My Heart products every weekend! Check my Online Shopping Page each Friday during June to find a new set of bundles. There will be lots to choose from, but you’ll need to snatch them up quick, because they’re only available through the following Monday while supplies last! Bundles will be available at various discount levels and price points throughout the month, so check every weekend to see the new offerings. Remember, these discounts won’t last forever, and some will be gone in a flash, so act quickly to score the best deals! 

*Flash sale bundles will be posted each Friday at 3:00 pm (MDT) and will stay up until 3:00 pm (MDT) on the following Monday, while supplies last.


Dates:
Friday, June 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 20, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT) – Monday, June 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (MDT)




Friday, May 27, 2016

Big MAGICAL Adventure 6x6 Mini Album



Have you seen the new CTMH Magical Paper Packet and Magical Complements?

So fun!

About a week ago, someone contacted me for info on an old project I made back in 2012.

Looking through the pictures of my old mini made me want to make a new version, so I pulled out my Magical papers and went to work, figuring it all out by looking at the pictures of my old mini album.  (The original was given away as a gift.)

My original was a 6x6 Kraft Card and Envelope Mini Album and the "how-to" for how to make the cover out of Kraft cardstock was made using instructions from fellow CTMH Consultant, Mary Gunn.


I just happened to have a bunch of these 6x6 Kraft cards left over to use on this album.  And honestly for the inner pages, it only uses 2 cards and 2 envelopes, plus one 6x6 piece of Kraft cardstock. 

Note:  These CTMH Kraft cards and envelopes are discontinued now, but you could easily just use seven 6x6 pieces of Kraft cardstock for the inner pages.










When you open up the card page, there is room for two pages inside...





This shows the envelope page when it is opened up.  You can easily add another pull out page for even more photos.





These are the two pages inside of another card....





And here is another envelope opened up...




This last page has a pull out photo mat nestled in an envelope pocket.


Now I can't wait to fill this mini with pictures from our upcoming trip.  : )



Happy creating!  :)



Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Papers:  Magical; White Daisy, Black, Whisper, Cranberry, Kraft CS
Embellishments:  Magical Complements, Magical Sequins, Bitty Sparkles
Punches:  Scallop Border, Corner Rounder, Upper Crest Border (Fiskars), Banner (SU), 5/8" and 1" Circle (EK), Large Heart (SU), Small Heart - Heart To Heart (SU), 3" Round Tab (McGill)
Dies:  Modern Alpha Lowercase (PTI), Cloud 1 & 2 (PTI), Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics (MFT), Mini Pennant Die-namics (MFT), Mini Wavy Pennants Die-namics (MFT), Stars Framelits (SU)
Other:  Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Black journal pen, Hook & Loop Dots, Micro-tip Scissors, 3D foam tape, 1 1/2" Jump Rings, Crop-A-Dile (WRMK)








Monday, May 23, 2016

Celebrate With Cake Birthday Card



I have really been enjoying this Celebrate With Cake, May stamp of the month set.

I paper pieced the cake and little banners on this fun card, with scrap pieces from the Happy Times paper packet.






Only 9 days left... Get your set before it's gone!


Happy creating!  :)



Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Happy Times; White Daisy, Glacier CS
Stamp:  Celebrate With Cake - May SOTM
Inks:  Black, Canary, Pomegranate, Glacier
Embellishments:  Bitty Sparkles
Other:  White watercolor pencil (other), Water brush, Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape




Saturday, May 21, 2016

Happy Times Birthday



I whipped up this quick birthday card for my sister's birthday in April just before the 2 1/2 hr long drive to go visit her, using the Happy Times paper and stamp set.







Happy creating!  :)



Supplies used are all CTMH:
Papers:  Happy Times; Colonial White CS
Stamps:  Happy Times, Joyful Birthday
Inks:  Versamark, Fern
Embellishments:  Gold Sequin, Pink Enamel Gem
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder, Scallop Border Punch, Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape






Wednesday, May 18, 2016

2 Friend In Me Cards



I used the CTMH Friend In Me stamp set to random stamp the flower images onto a 12" x 12" piece of White Daisy cardstock.

So far I have made two different cards with the paper.





For the card above, I first painted the yellow swatch and let it dry before stamping the sentiment.

 Then I just random stamped the flower images on the remaining white space.

The colourful polka dots piece of paper was made with very simply with my small paint brush and watercolor paints.

Then lastly, the flowers were painted with watercolor paints, too, cut out and adhered with 3D foam tape.







For the card above, I used inks instead of paints.

I used my water brushes and ink pads (by squeezing the lid onto the closed ink pad and using the lid as a pallet) to colour in the images.



Happy creating!  :)



Supplies used are all CTMH:

Top card:
Paper:  White Daisy, Canary CS
Stamps:  Friend In Me - recently retired, Bitty Birthday
Ink:  Black
Embellishments:  Clear and Bitty Sparkles
Other:  Watercolor Paints, Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape

Bottom card:
Paper:  White Daisy, Smoothie CS
Stamp:  Friend In Me - recently retired
Inks:  Black, Cotton Candy, Pixie, Pomegranate, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Canary, Versamark
Ribbon:  Topiary Chevron 
Other:  Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape








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