Monday, March 25, 2013

Wedding Card

Hi folks,

Ian, here, from A Newbie Crafter.  Today I have a wedding card for a coworker that got married a little over a year ago.  I know what you are you are LATE!  Well, this weekend she had her wedding reception so I was able to order something for her and her husband off their registry that shipped directly to them and made them this card for the reception.  I used Art Philosophy to make the base and subsequent layers of the card.  One thing I noticed was that the blue and yellow layers did not overlay onto the card as I thought they would.  I had to drastically reduce their size to have it fit - and it didn't even fit perfectly.  :(

I used the card on page 48.  I also used the Pemberley paper pack to make the card.  On the inside of the flower I used a scalloped circle punch and stamped the "best day ever" stamp on to that.  That stamp is from CC1020 It's Your Day stamp set.  I cut it out and pop dotted the scalloped circle onto the card.  The card was cut out at 5.5" so it was a regular A2 sized card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Craft on,

Friday, March 22, 2013

Wedding Card

Hello everyone this is Nicole from Scraptastic Memories.  I would love to have you stop over and visit my blog which you can find here.  
Do you have a wedding or anniversary in your future?  Close to my Heart has a great new stamp set called The Happy Couple which you can find the complete set here.  I want to share a card we made recently at our March Creative Club using this stamp set and the For Always Paper Pack. 

I used the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the tags and then stamped the white tag using Whisper  Ink for the flowers and then Black Ink for the sentiment.          
The flower and pins are from the For Always Assortment.
Here is the inside of the card.     

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Gypsy Made Simple - Shaped Shower Card

Good morning! Well I had a baby shower to go to so I designed a shape card on my Gypsy just for the occasion.... and you know I made 2 just so I would be ready for the next boy baby shower! Join me today from start to finish as I design the card, cut it, put it together and even make a matching envelope on the video below.  I used my new We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch and I want to tell you I am in love! So easy. So go grab a cup of coffee get your Gypsy and let's get to work.

Now I know that was long but it had been so long since I visited with you I guess I just got a little chatty Kathy in me! LOL But you have to admit this is a very easy shape card and just as cute as can be. I think I will cut out a pink one too, just so I am ready!

 Look how great the papers match and so wonderfully subtle.

Here is another close up and you can see a little more of the envelope here.

 Here is the inside of the card and thanks to My Craft Spot's stamps set I have the perfect inside sentiment for the card.

I just love how nicely this card stands up too. Thank you for joining me today. I sure hope you enjoyed our little post and the you too get making some shape cards for all your occasions as they always seem to please the receiver as you just don't see these type of cards in the store.
Thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments always inspire me to share with you! Have a blessed week.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Easter Cards

Hello everyone! Java Jen here from JAVA JEN CREATIONS!  Today I am a guest designer here and over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY! It's always so much fun to share with lots of fellow crafters! Thank you, Sheila, for another opportunity!  Since Easter is quickly approaching,  I decided it was the perfect time to make some cards.  The Cricut cartridges I used: Close to My Heart Artiste and Easter Blessings (the CCR digital cartridge).  The cards are from Artiste and the images and phrases are from Easter Blessings.  Simple to create and embellish, I think they have great "curb appeal"! :-)

I love how the front of the card tucks in the slot.

Love this phrase and shadow!

This tag and pocket could be used for so many occasions!

All put together.

A close-up of the detail.

I'm showing this pic to show the shape of the card. I think this card is my favorite!

Thanks for stopping by today!
If you don't have a CTMH consultant, feel free to visit my website, HERE, to view and/or purchase any CTMH products including our two Cricut cartridges! 
Have a blessed Easter!!


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Thank yous

Hi!  This is Evelyn from My Little Craft Blog.  I recently needed to make little thank yous for some people at work, and since everybody is on a diet, I chose to make them note cards instead of giving them candy.  This little box from page 52 on the Artiste cartridge did the trick!  On my Gypsy, I sized it at 3.7 inches and turned it onto a 90 degree angle to fit on my mat.

I used the Dotty for You paper that CTMH had as a special promotion this summer.  That was such nice paper!  I bought two or three packages of it and am still using it.  I wish they would bring it back!  Anyway, the beautiful Thanks stamp is also Close to My Heart. 

I'm a science teacher, so naturally I like to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Look what I used as a box closure:
an old magnetic business card!

  Just the right amount of stick, and it didn't cost me a penny!

Here are the note cards I put inside:

I CASEd these cards (Copy And Selectively Edit) from Dawn's March Thank you notes.  They were very easy to make and really can be used for any occasion.  I used two Cuttlebug folders -- Heart Blocks and one from the Oriental Weave set. 

The cute little butterflies are leftovers from a project I made this summer.  They're from Baby Set 1 from Paper Crafting World.  The sentiment is from Pink By Design - Go Green set. 

 For the envelopes, I used the Square Scalloped Envelope by My Scrap Chick.  The envelopes are closed with washi tape from We Are Memory Keepers. 

Come visit me at My Little Craft Blog!  I hope to see you there!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sympathy Card on CCR

Hi everyone, Sheila here from She's A Sassy Lady. I am so excited that I get to share here on Pam's blog; The Bug Bytes Pam is such a good friend and it's always a treat to come by and visit with you once a month. Well today I am sharing with you a card that I designed using the CTMH Art Philosphy cartridge. I jsut love the simplicity and the complex cut, don't you? I have to admit that even though I cut the card base, I didn't use it as I don't like the score marks it left in my paper. And there is no option to tkae them out on this card, so I cut my own base and rounded the edges.

Now wasn't that just too simple? The longest part of this project was the cut... you know how long intricate cuts take!!! I was just so anxious to see this. As you can see I spen most of my time lining up my stamping. I am doing good at stamping it just takes me a while to get it just the way I like it.

All my edges were inked with the Tim Holtz Spiced Marmelade Distress Ink, but then I found that the CTMH Saddle ink works the same and used that also. I used 4 My Friend D1510 to stamp the front of the card Sorry for your loss.
Then on the inside of the card I used Sympathy Card Chatter D1476 to stamp the inside sentiment and it looked beautiful.
This is another close up of the card. I think it is very tasteful and elegant and sure to let others know you really care.
I hope you enjoyed today's post. Thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. You comments continue to inspire me to share with you.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Organizing My Craft Room, Now I Can't Wait To Create!

I am so excited to share my craft room with you! Last year hubby gave me this little room and this is the space more organized than when I first got the room. No my goodies are labeled and I can't wait to show off my room...
It is hard to believe but just a year ago I was scrapping out of my Creative Memories tote which I had been using for almost 10 years! What a wonderful difference. Now I have all kinds of stuff and it is like my little corner of the world and I love it. Grab a cup of coffee and join me as I walk you around my Craft Room.

Now wasn't that awesome? I couldn't believe all the goodies that I had stashed in other rooms! I might be a little more creative now that I know where everything is!

I love how clean looking this is. And everything is labeled and easy to get at for me. I think I just may change two bins by exchanging the stamps and the chalk as I use the stamps more. We shall see.

Notice that I have the spine of my stacks out and labeled with the manufacturer and the specific stack to make it easier to find the exact paper that I want. I like most of us spend more time looking for paper than creating the project. There is just so much to choose from. I forgot to point out the cubbie in the lower right corner of my cube, it is loaded with Close To My Heart paper and that is why it is not labeled. Below are closeup of the bins contents.

This bin is the flower bin and it is loaded with all sorts of colors and textures of flowers and I was amazed at how many I actually have. I really didn't think I had that many flowers.

This is my adhesive bin and it is full as you can see. I have Zip Dry, glue dots, tape runners, and ATG tape along with foam tape. I figure if I am in Joann's, Michael's or Hobby Lobby that even if I can't find anything for my coupon I will get adhesive because you don't ever want to run out. I think I am good!

This is my embellishment bin and it is full of beads, rhinestones, and all sorts of sparkly things. Love it!

Here is the envelope bin and this was a total surprise. I found envelopes all over. It seemed like every drawer I went into there was a package of envelopes. And look there is my new We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch board!

This is by bin for brads, buttons and confetti and I really think I am heavy on brads but could use a few more buttons, especially the little ones to put on cards.

This is the bin for chalk and skittles. No correlation but they were two areas I could combine and save room.

Right over my head I place this little bin for everyday tools. I keep my glues, glue pens, tweezers, the Cricut tool kit and even my small acrylic blocks for stamping in... Anything I use all the time I throw in here if it doesn't fit in the pink caddy on my table.

This is the bin that I put my inking supplies, large blocks, baby wipes, daubers, sponges, my Fiskars tools and more. It too is right above where I work.

This is a close of my daubers and the handy little case I got for it. The paper was designed by Ian, the Newbie Crafter and it lists all the colors on inks from Close To My Heart. I Love It.

This is another close up of the new shelving unit my handsome hubby put up... I hope you enjoyed today's post and I hope that maybe you too can use one of the ideas I shared with you. Thanks for joining me. Thank you for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Have a blessed week!