Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thinking of You Fancy Fold Card

I saw a Fancy Fold Flip Card on Pinterest done by Paula Knall and watched her how-to video to make one myself.

Kind of fun, hey?


On a side note, my sister has recently come up with a fundraising idea for her church, where she is going to sell cards and donate all the money she raises.

So I donated 5 shoebox containers stuffed full of past cards I have made.
(Boy, that made her happy!  She can get started on it right away.)

And in doing this, it has reignited my passion for card making.  Over the past couple of years, I had started making cards more so for what I needed instead of whatever I felt like, mostly because I was getting such a huge pile of cards that I didn't know what to do with.  

So win, win!

I am now creating a lot more again, and this time the majority of what I make, I will to donate to her cause.  :)

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  Canary Paper Fundamentals; White Daisy CS
Ink:  Black
Embellishments:  Clear Sparkles, White Shimmer Trim, White and Yellow Just Blooms - retired
Other:  Watercolor paint, 3D foam tape

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Matey

I love the Pirate Birthday stamp set.

A great set for making cute kids cards or birthday invitations.

(This stamp set is retiring on April 30th!  And it is an A sized stamp set, so it is only $8.25.)

(inspired by this one by Jennifer Dykstra)

I coloured in the image with my Prismacolor Pencils and blended them with Odorless Mineral Spirits.

Keep in mind that this Seasonal Expressions is ending on April 30th, so get your orders in soon.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Pomegranate Paper Fundamentals; Flaxen, Black, White Daisy CS
Stamp:  Pirate Birthday
Inks:  Versamark, Black, Flaxen
Embellishments:  Black Epoxy Bubbles
Other:  Pencil crayons (Prismacolor), Odorless Mineral Spirits (Mona Lisa), Blending Nibs (other), 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches (EK), 3D foam tape, Clear embossing powder

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

So Many Smiles Card Set

Okay, so I shared the random stamped layout with you yesterday, where I cut out a 7"x7" square from the center that was being covered with other paper, and set it aside to make these cards.

This is the 7"x7" piece...

They were super simple to make, as they are all the same.  I just changed up the sentiments.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Papers:  Sweet Leaf Paper Fundamentals; White Daisy, Canary, Smoothie CS
Stamps:  So Many Smiles, Words of Comfort - retired
Inks: Black, Sweet Leaf, Flaxen, Glacier, Smoothie, Juniper, Canary, Crystal Blue, Thistle, Pixie
Embellishments:  Aqua Shimmer Trim, Clear Sparkles
Other:  2 1/4" circle punch (EK), 3D foam tape, Micro-tip scissors

Monday, April 18, 2016

Scrap Happy Layout with So Many Smiles

I used the So Many Smiles stamp set to random stamp a 12"x12" piece of White Daisy cardstock, and I pulled the colour inspiration from the CTMH Whimsy palette using all but Sorbet.

Then I cut the center out of my 12"x12" sheet that measured 7"x7" because it was going to be covered anyway, and I set it aside to make cards with afterwards, which I will share next time. 

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Canary, Thistle, Smoothie Paper Fundamentals; White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, Glacier CS
Stamp:  So Many Smiles
Inks:  Glacier, Crystal Blue, Juniper, Sweet Leaf, Canary, Thistle, Smoothie, Pixie, Flaxen
Embellishments:  Clear & Bitty Sparkles
Other:  Artistry Cricut Cartridge, 3D foam tape, Micro-tip Scissors, 3/4", 1 1/2" and 2 1/4" circle punches (EK)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Smile! Life In Pictures Sticky Notes

I saw a picture on Facebook posted by fellow CTMH Consultant, Amy McGrew, where she made a bunch of these sticky note holders for her team gathering, and I was inspired to re-create them, of course with my own little twists.  ;)

Thanks for the inspiration, Amy!

They are super cute, and I love the way the Life In Pictures Stamp of the Month set shines in this simple and fun creation!  This is definitely one of my favourite SOTM sets ever!

Amy had cut her notepad holders using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge (page 60).

So I did the same, but the dimensions were too thick to my liking, so I measured it up to make the thickness more to what I wanted and cut my own out of cardstock.

Instructions (on the way I made mine):

  • I cut a piece of coloured cardstock to 3 1/4" x 8 3/8".
  • I scored it at 3 1/4", 3 1/2", 6 3/4" and 7".
  • Then I took the Artiste Cricut Cartridge piece of cardstock and used it as a template to trace the scroll/bracket shaped end onto my piece of cardstock (trace it on the end with the shorter side after it has been scored.)  Then trim it out with your scissors.
  • Use a bone folder to fold your score lines.
  • Stamp a 2 7/8" square piece of White Daisy cardstock with the camera images from the Life In Pictures stamp of the month stamp set, in Black ink.
  • Mat it with a 3 1/8" square piece of Black cardstock.
  • Stamp Smile! across a 1/2" x 3 1/4" piece of White Daisy cardstock, and adhere it 1/4" from the top fold score line above the scroll/bracket shaped end.
  • Cut a piece of Black Shimmer trim in half and to 3 1/4" length.  Attach it just below the Smile! cardstock piece.
  • Add a Clear Sparkle.
  • Adhere a 3"x3" sticky note pad inside.
  • Add a velcro dot on the front for a closure.  

Life in Pictures is only available until April 30th,
either at the full retail price of $21.25 or just $6 with a $50 order.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Black, White Daisy, Glacier, Canary, Smoothie CS
Stamp:  Life In Pictures - April SOTM
Ink:  Black
Embellishments:  Black Shimmer Trim, Clear Sparkles
Other:  Artiste Cricut Cartridge, Micro-tip Scissors, Velcro (other), 3x3 Sticky Notes (other)

Friday, April 15, 2016

Life In Pictures Card Set (April SOTM)

Have you seen the Close To My Heart April Stamp of the Month set?

It is called Life in Pictures and is full of images of old cameras.

Note:  The pink and yellow shimmer trims were created by using White Shimmer Trim and using our Watercolor Paints.  Neat trick, hey?

Life in Pictures is available only during the month of April.

It can be ordered at the full retail price of $21.25, or you can get it for just $6 with a minimum $50 order.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Papers:  Glacier, Canary, Pixie Paper Fundamentals; White Daisy, Glacier, Canary, Pixie CS
Stamps:  Life In Pictures - April SOTM, So Many Smiles
Inks:  Glacier, Whisper, Slate, Black, Canary, Pixie
Embellishments:  Clear Sparkles, Whisper and Glacier Thick Twine, Aqua and White Shimmer Trim
Other:  3D foam tape, Water brush, Liquid Glass, Watercolor paints

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Happy & Sweet Zoe Layout

I had a couple of pictures of my Great Nephew sitting out in my scrapbooking room, so I thought I should put them to use.

I used Zoe papers and embellishments for this one.

He's a cutie!

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Papers:  Zoe; White Daisy, Glacier, Slate, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf CS
Embellishments:  Zoe Complements, White Enamel Stars - retired, Coral Shimmer Trim
Other:  Heart punch (SU), Circle punch (EK), 3"Tab punch (McGill), 3D foam tape, Black journal pen

Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Critters Watercolor Card

A little late to post since Easter has passed, but I thought I would share this cute card with you anyway.

I used the CTMH Springtime Critters stamp set and Springtime Critters Thin Cuts Dies on this one.

I also used a striped overlay and painted the stripes onto my White Daisy cardstock using our CTMH watercolor paints.

Note:  I prefer to stamp my image with Versamark and regular water-based Black ink, stamp it and then heat emboss it with clear embossing powder, so my image won't run when using paints or markers.  (As opposed to using an Archival Ink which stains my stamps.)

The bunny image was also done with the watercolor paints.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  White Daisy, Slate CS
Stamp:  Spring Critters
Ink:  Black, Versamark
Embellishments:  Grey Enamel Gems, Coral Reef Sequins
Other:  Spring Critters Thin Cuts dies, 3D foam tape, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Watercolor paints, Paint brushes, Stripes Mask (SU)


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