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