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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Gift - Gift Card Holder!

The final Heart 2 Heart Challenge I am participating in for November is a "k"rafty one - literally, using Kraft cardstock on the project.  I needed to make some gift card holders - another project for December's Stamp Club - and thought the kraft paper would be very versatile.  This card holder could be used as a birthday project as well, just by changing the colors of the stamped images.
In addition to the kraft cardstock, I used White Daisy and Cranberry cardstock.  The stamped images are from the "Jolly Holiday" stamp set (C1654) and I used Cranberry, Willow and Lagoon inks.  I also used CTMH's Thumb-Notch punch (Z3131) for the notch to make it easier to pull the gift card out!

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!


Heart 2 Heart Holiday Color Challenge

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 "Christmas" image is done with two layers of the same die cut - CTMH's Christmas thin cut die (Z4004).  After gluing them together, I used the CTMH Shimmer Brush (Z3293) to give some shine and added interest to the word, since it would be white on white.  Helps it stand out a little more.

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.
The inside of the card uses another of the poinsettia images, only I didn't want the dimension of another gem, so used Canary ink to add the center of the flower.  The inside sentiment is from Hymns of Praise (C1653)

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.

Anything BUT a Card project for Heart 2 Heart!

It's the last day of November, so time to get all of the projects posted up to the Heart 2 Heart challenges before the month runs out!!  We were away for Thanksgiving, and time just got away from me.  So one of the challenges was to create something from paper, but it couldn't be a card. So this cute cup works great!  This is a project we will be making in my December Stamp Club classes.  It is only 3" tall, and sits on a small appetizer plate.  I found some 2x2 gusseted bags that work perfectly inside to hold a few small biscotti, which are perfect with coffee.  But don't try to pour any coffee into this cup!

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

Stamp Club for November 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 scrappingailaz@gmail.com if you are interested in this class