Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Artfully Sent Christmas Cards

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...I can't believe how much I love the Z3017 Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  You can do so much with what is on it.  Need a simple card?  Got it!  Need a fancy card? Got it!  Need a Gift card holder? Got it!  I have not found an occasion that it does not have.  This one is a must have for your card making arsenal.  You won't be sorry.

I made some Christmas cards for this month and as you will see you find something that you love. First on is the simple one.  This is the a swing card from page 47 Scene Reg and Shift.  If you have the Explore you can search #131AFD.  You can save the snowflake and the Deer for another project.  These come in very handy.  The stamp set that I used is B1468 Merriest Christmas.  This is a very useful stamp set and it has several saying that would work.  The Cardstock is Glacier and White Daisy.  The inks I used were Pacifica, Cranberry, Daisy White.
 I stamped snow flakes on the front in Daisy White ink but it does not show up very well in the picture.
 How simple is that!  You can certainly add bling to the falling snow and  Ribbon around the Deer's neck or Washi tape above the Cranberry scallop border!  But I just wanted to show you that it is very cute simple and plain too.

Here is the inside of the Pop up Christmas Tree.  It is on page 48 pop-up Reg and Shift.  For the Explore it is #M1067EF.  I used Cranberry, Olive, and Daisy White Cardstock.
 On the front I sponged it with Cranberry ink.  Gold Polka Dot Washi tape, Black Stripe ribbon, and a left over strip from My Crush Holiday Assortment cards.   This is another very simple one because the card is already cute by itself.  You can also add some bling to the front as well if you want.

This Merry Christmas card is the sentiment card on page 48 #M100C6B.  I hid the contour of the Merry and the little hat at the top and used the X7187B Yuletide Carol Paper Pack.  I used Z3007 Yuletide Carol Assorment decorate with.  I also use the Black Twill ribbon.  I use the VersaMark stamp pad over the word Christmas and embossed it with Ranger Silver supper fine silver embossing power
I hope that everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Our Christmas Card Swap

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Well it is time for another Swap from our Krafty Kard club.  We met at Erin's house and she did not let us down.  Everything was decorated and ready for the Holiday's.
Along with our card swap we were supposed to bring a stamp set that we hadn't used much if at all.  We passed around a bag with all the stamps sets in it and you had to grab one out without looking at them.  I got a country one with 3 farm animals on it.  I can't wait to make my cards with it.  Then we had a Secret Santa gift exchange.  What a great time we had.

Here they all are.  They make cute decorations on my hutch.

Laurie made this beautiful card she used gold mirror paper and white paper.  The dies she used were from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Heartfelt Creations, and Memory Box.  Some of these are now discontinued.

Donna used a stamp set from Stampin up.  This is so simple and so cute.  I love it.  She just colored the snowman in and there you have it.

Jeannine made these cute little treat boxes from the Artiste page 50.   The mustache, is from Art Philosophy.  The Holly leaves and pom pom are from Artiste. The eyes are brads.

This is the Tag that Jeannine made and she cut it out with the Z1790 Artiste cartridge.  It also uses the Z1686 Art Philosophy and an older stamp set from CTMH.  The Seam binding she got on Amazon and she got a great deal.  You just ink it with a color you want then crunch it up, let it dry.  

Our newest member is Cathy and this was her first time with all of us.  She hand cut everything WOW!  Then she hand painted the face and that was a lot of work I am sure.  The cup holds a packet of hot chocolate.  The cup is embossed with snowflakes,  she added some bling and a silver snowflake.  She is going to fit right into the group.

Lani made a snowman tag.  The Holly, Snowflakes is from Impression Obsession they are disc, The Snowman is from Tim Holtz,  The saying is an older Stampin Up stamp so is the ticket.  The Ribbon is seam binding that you just ink and crunch up and let it dry.

This is Kathy's card and she used the Close To My Heart Polar Bear Holiday It is stamped and then colored in. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  The Snow flakes are embossed in white  and Prizma Glitter.  Such a cute card.

Erin used a vintage photo that she bought on Etsy. She attached it on glitter paper that was cut in a stamp shape.  She attached ribbon on the top. On the bottom she attached a bell to the bow.  I love how it turned out.

Elizabeth Crafts die and Spellbinders poinsettia die that Laurie used to make this cute tag.  The pearls in the center of the poinsettia really bring the flower to life.

Tamara used the window from Tim Holtz and a Tim Holtz Brick pattern embossing folder.  What a great card this is for the holidays.  The poinsettia is a 3-D sticker.

This is Debb's card and she used a piece of fabric that she liked and then scanned onto photo paper.
 She embossed the blue cardstock after cutting a circle in the center.  The photo does not do this one any justice at all.

Tamara is our Artiste she does beautiful paintings.  She made us all an ornament, mine is the tree

Our desert was awesome.  Erin made a Chocolate Caramel Cake, boy was that good!

What a great bunch of ladies.  We always have a great time.  Everyone is so talented in their own way.  I can't wait until our next meeting in February 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Totes To Go

The New Totes are here and ready for you to take to crops, classes, or just getting together with your friends,  You don't want to miss out on these babies.  They are so cute and useful.  That's the best part, you get a place for everything.

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You can order yours here!  The Shoulder Tote is the only one available now.  The Rolling Tote will be available soon!!!!  So don't miss out they will be going fast.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Here is the Deal of the Decade from CTMH

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Close To My Heart’s revolutionary My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps—and we can’t wait for you to celebrate with us! With a qualifying purchase of $50 during the month of December, you will be eligible to purchase ANY C- or D-size stamps from the Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 idea book for only $10. That’s up to $7.95 USD/$9.75 CAD of savings on a single stamp set! Plus, once you achieve the qualifying order total, there is no limit to the number of eligible stamp sets you can purchase at this discounted price. A purchase of $50 will also qualify you to receive the December Stamp of the Month for only $5, so if you purchase both the discounted Stamp of the Month and additional stamps at this special campaign pricing your savings will compound! It is truly the deal of the decade.

*Offer valid December 1, 2014 (9:00 am MST)–December 31, 2014 (11:59 pm MST). Shipping/handling is calculated based on the full retail price of the discounted items (C-size stamp set: $13.95 USD/$15.25 CAD; D-size stamp set: $17.95 USD/$19.75 CAD).

But that's not all.  You will also be able to choose for a FREE the Annual and or Seasonal Inspations

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Cyber Monday Sale at Close To My Heart

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...20% off ANY Cricut Collection

Cyber Monday Sale 

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a 
Cyber Monday Sale on Monday December 1, 2014
There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart's exclusive Cricut Collections for 20% off retail. price.  Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut collections make the perfect addition to any craft room!  Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night.

Orders must be placed through me or through my website order entry between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm (MST) on Monday, December 1 in order to get the discount on you Cricut collections.  Enjoy extra savings on Close To My Heart's exclusive Cricut collections this Cyber Monday!

Enjoy the sale without the rush of the mall!
Happy Shopping

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving

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I hope you are all having a Happy Thanksgiving.  It is a time for family and friends to get together and enjoy each other.  This year we are doing something very different we are spending it with just our kids and Grandkids.  We usually do Thanksgiving with all the extended family and that ment around 93 if everyone came but usually around 60+.  So this year it will be the 9 of us and the 2 dogs. Our age range will be from 3 to 94.
My DIL and I did all of our shopping at 6am on Wed morning and we were done pretty quick.  We even ran into a couple of friends doing the same thing.
My Daughter brought out 2 Turkeys that she got on Monday so that was all taken care of.  We will start out our day with Bacon and egg muffins fresh eggs from our chickens.  It is recipe that I got off Pinterest.   Then around 1pm we will have a family tradition appetizer of Bacon wrapped little smokies that are baked with brown sugar.  My MIL used to make these for every holiday and they were the best.  She has been gone 11 years now and we miss her a lot.
My oldest Granddaughter will set the table.  She loves to do that for any occasion.  This was what she did
Our meal will be Turkey with stuffing, fresh greenbeans with silvered almonds, mashed potatoes, and rolls.  For desert we will have Apple pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, with Ice Cream.  Of course there will be Champagne, all of use girls like our Champagne.
The day will pretty much be the same because the Cow's need to be checked, fences need to be mended, the stalls still need to be cleaned and the chicken coupe too! They will all be fed morning and evening too! That is a never ending daily job, but a fun one to.
I hope your holiday is a joyful as ours.

Happy Thanksgiving 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fall Wedding Card from Artfully Sent and Anna Griffin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Here is a Wedding card that my friend Helen need for you Granddaughter's wedding.  Her colors were fall colors.  She loved the pop-up wedding cake so we started with that.  We used the Pathfinding paper pack.  After cutting out the inside from page 33 from the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.  It is the pop-up using the C key plus the shift key or if you have the Explore you can type in #M10675B in the image search and it will bring the entire card up for you.

To make the cake white I cut the insert again out of Daisy White cardstock and the ran it through my sizzix with our Quaterfoil embossing folder  Then I cut all the cake decorations out of Barn Red and Canary.  I used pearl strands that I have in my stash for the bottom of each tier of the cake and the center of the flowers.  Helen found a stamp with the sentiment she wanted.  She sponged around everything with Autumn Terracotta.

For the front of the card I found another card that I liked this one is from Anna Griffin Soiree collection.  I had to cut the whole card out and then cut off a rectangle so the sides would match.  I cut it out using our Glitter Paper Brown.  I cut out the Mr. & Mrs. first in the lighter shade of the brown glitter paper and the & in silver.  The name is cut in the lighter brown glitter paper too and the ribbon background is honey.


This was another fun card to come up with for Helen.  We also made an envelope to match and of course I forgot to take a picture of that!

Friday, November 21, 2014

November Kard Swap group

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...Well I can't believe that Thanksgiving is next week.  This month our group met at Jeannine's house.  She always makes us a little something extra and this time was no exception.
Here is the treat box that held 4 Hersey's Treasures.  Yep mine are gone!  Aw you know you would have eaten them too!!!  They were delicious.
The box is cut from Art Philosophy page 22, the tag is on page 64, the leaf is from page 78
We always do a make-n-take that the hostess will do and Jeannine had us make Gift Card Holders.
The first one I made using a paper that had a horse one it.  Well you know me and my horses!  The card is cut using a Sizzix scallop square die.  You place 2 sheets together and cut them with the die at the same time.  Then you cut it all the way the 2 and tape the sides together leaving the on scallop un taped so it can overlap the bottom piece when you close it.  Use a piercing tool to make a hole and a brad to work like a hinge. The 3-D bow is cut from the Z1790 Artiste Cricut cartridge and so is the flower.
 The second on uses the same Sizzix die you just don't cut through the one side.  The card is cut and then scored and then you run it through the Sizzix machine.  You can also use the Z1790 Artiste Cricut cartridge it has 2 gift card holders

Tamara used Memory Box Die and a Sizzix embossing folder to make this cute christmas tree card.

This is what it looks on the inside how cut is that.

Next was Laurie's card which is a tea bag fold card.

Erin made a faux tri fold card.  I love the colors it uses the stamp set D1550 Happy Autumn

Here is the inside and what makes if a faux tri fold.  The paper is  CTMH too!

Debb used a border punch and then stamped and cut out the fall leaves from CTMH. 

On the in side it is stamped with a retired CTMH stamp set and punched with a scallop oval punch

Kathy's is a center Tri-fold card with a belly band.  I love all the colors.  The rain boot is a Stamps for life stamp and die cut.   

The inside is stamped with Close to my heart retired C1495 Just chillin and Stamp of life.

Lani made a easel card using Spellbinders.   

Here is is from the side so you can see how it sits.

Jeannine made a snowman card that opens up into a 3 tier snowman.  The snowballs are cut from Spellbinders.  The face is a stamp from Peachy Keen.  The hat is cut from Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge

Here it is opened up and stamped with CTMH C1506 Flakey Friends.  What a fun card to make and get.

Donna made a 60/40 card.  She use a random stamp technique for the front and a strip on the inside.
You never have to worry whether you have a coordinating paper or not because you can make it just the way you want it.

 You can see the strip on the inside as well as the 60/40 opening.  I love the colors she choose.

I made a post-it-note holder that I cut from the Z1790 Artiste Cricut cartridge.  It is a little album but I hid all the holes except the 2 on the flap to put the Z1921 bakers twine in.  I used the Pathfinding paper pack and Kraft paper