Friday, December 2, 2016
So here's a list of what I used on these cards - all from CTMH unless indicated
Hello, Winter (C1658)
Merry & Bright (retired) - Christmas sentiment
Colonial White cardstock
Desert Sand cardstock
Sea Glass cardstock
Saddle (sentiment stamped on the Sea Glass banner needed to be a little darker)
Snowflakes Embossing Folder (Z400)
Sponge dauber for inking edges
Nestabilities Labels Four dies
I should mention that the Hello, Winter stamp set and the snowflakes embossing folder are found in the CTMH Holiday Expressions catalog, and if you like them, you only have until the end of December to order them. But they are available only while supplies last, so act soon if you want them! You can find them on my CTMH website if you are interested.
Merry Monday and Stamp Ink Paper. Enjoy the other great projects people have shared.
Thanks for stopping by - enjoy your weekend and stay warm!
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The gift card holder is simply a piece of 4-3/4" x 7-3/4" cardstock, scored at 1-3/4" and 4-3/4". The punch is used on the small 1-3/4" section. The sides of that section are taped at the edges. The belly-band is a piece of 1-1/8" x 12" piece of cardstock, scored at 4-7/8" and 9-3/4". It is just taped together and the packages applied to the front of it so it can slip over the gift card holder. This will fit nicely inside of a standard A2 card, or you could just put it in its own envelop.
Check out the other krafty projects over at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog. And thanks for stopping by mine!
The challenge at Heart 2 Heart was to create a Christmas card without using red or green! I love pinks and rose colors for the holidays, so thought this would work. I used the new Blossom ink from CTMH for the floral image and front sentiment and Crystal Blue for the leaves and inside sentiment.
The flower is from Pretty Poinsettia (B1540) and the shapes are cut from the new CTMH Flower Market Cricut cartridge (Z3285). I added a Pink Enamel Gem (Z3091) to the center. The front sentiment is retired.
This card will be one of the projects in my December Stamp Club classes.
Be sure to check out the other cards from this color challenge over at the Heart 2 Heart Blog!
Thanks for stopping by.
Here are the products I used:
CTMH Sea Glass Cardstock
CTMH Simple Chevron Embossing Folder
Wilton 4" doillies
4.5" Squaerete dessert plate by Laura Stein (purchased on Amazon.com)
2"x2"x8-1/4" gusseted plastic bags from ClearBags.com
Sheer ribbon from Hobby Lobby
CTMH Liquid Glass to hold cup & doily on plate
I will be posting the dimensions and basic instructions soon - so check back!
Be sure to pop over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog and check out the other non-card projects!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
This is the complete set of projects for November's Stamp Club classes. We will make the card box (which can hold 6 - 8 cards, depending on how much dimension the cards have) and the three cards - all made with the Oh, Deer! papers from CTMH.
The cost of the class is $20.
All classes start at 9:30 in my craft studio in Prescott Valley, Arizona. But kits are available if you aren't in the area!
Upcoming dates are:
Thursday, Nov 3
Saturday, Nov 5
Monday, Nov 7
Kits are available for an extra fee if you are not around those days, or if you are not in the area. Kits can be mailed.
Email me at email@example.com if you are interested in this class
Saturday, October 29, 2016
In addition to the Christmas die, I used the Gift Thin Cut Die from CTMH - standing one present upright and rotating the second to give some variety. The gifts themselves are cut from some metallic cardstock that was in my stash, while the bows are cut from CTMH glitter paper. I love this paper - and the thin cut dies cut through it so easily!
The sentiment panel is popped up with mounting foam - and a LOT of mounting foam because of all the little ins and outs of the cut design. But I liked the dimension it offered more than just putting it flat on the background. I used Sea Glass cardstock (our new color of the year) behind the presents.
This card will be a part of my November Stamp Club classes.
Be sure to check out the Just Us Girls blog for other cards with the sentiment as the focal point.
Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
I love the new Oh, Deer! papers from Close to My Heart - and the Woodland Wishes stamp set and glitter papers worked so well on this card. The tall tree is embossed, using the Sea Glass Pigment Ink and clear embossing powder. So I am entering this into this week's Technique Challenge over at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Blog. The Woodland Wishes stamp set has a coordinating set of Thin Cut Dies, so cutting the deer and tree was quite easy! The snowflakes are also cut from the new Snowflake Thin Cut Dies - and they cut through the glitter paper like butter.
I added dimension to the deer and the sentiment block with mounting foam. Rather than matting the sentiment piece, I used the gold metallic marker to doodle around the edges! A little cleaner look.
Hop over the the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Blog to check out the other embossing techniques people used - either heat embossing or dry embossing. They are beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by. If you are interested in any of the products I used on the card, you can check out my Close to My Heart shopping site - scrappingail.closetomyheart.com/