Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sweet As Honey OSW Card Workshop

I am in love with the first collection in the January/February catalog from Close To My Heart. The Sweet As Honey collection features tones of yellow, grey and black and features some patterns that I can see using for many crafting projects. I have already done a couple of layouts with this collection but could not wait to work on a One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop with this. I am so happy with how this came out. This workshop helps you make 12 cards to send to some sweet wishes family and friends.



This workshop creates 12 cards from the 1 sheet of patterned paper plus 5 sheets of cardstock.  This is the cutting diagram for the patterned paper.




The stamped images and sentiments come from the Sweet As Honey Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts. I had fun stamping the floral field image on for the various cards. I stamped these in Intense Black Exclusive Ink and then colored the flowers in the Gold Yellow Blend Triblend Marker and the leaves in the Citrus Green Blend Triblend Marker.

These are the 12 card designs you will be able to create with this workshop.






If you are interested in creating this workshop for yourself or with your customers, there are 4 ways to get the files:

1. Follow the Buy Now link on the bottom of this post. The files are $10.00 (USD). 

2. Place a purchase on my Close To My Heart website for $35 or more (before taxes and shipping).

3. Join the VIP Program from Close To My Heart under me. All my VIPS get FREE access to my workshop files.

4. Join my Close To My Heart team, all team members have access to my workshop files.

Supplies Needed for this Workshop:

    X7276B - Sweet As Honey Paper Pack
    X7276C - Sweet As Honey Coordinating Cardstock
    1385 - White Daisy Cardstock
    Z4403 - Sweet As Honey Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
    X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
    Z3943 - Circles Thin Cuts
    Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Ink
    Z2519 - Gold Yellow Blend Triblend Marker
    Z2484 - Citrus Green Triblend Marker
    Z3312 - Gold Glitter Gems

Here is what you will receive with the workshop files:
  • Welcome Page 
  • Cutting Guide with color photos of the papers and directions for cutting the papers needed
  • Card Guide with supply list and color photos of the completed cards
  • Maker Release
  • Social Media image for you to use in promoting the workshop for your customers

I hope you enjoy creating these cards just as much as I did creating them! 


Saturday, January 15, 2022

Valentine's Treat Bag and a Tutorial

It's very cold outside today so I am keeping warm in my craft room and had fun creating this treat bag for Valentine's Day featuring the Smitten Collection from Close To My Heart. I cannot wait to fill some bags with candy and other treats for my friends and coworkers this Valentine's Day!

The treat bag uses cardstock for the base and patterned paper for embellishments. I also stamped some fun images to add to the front of the bag. I have included a link to a PDF of instructions at the end of this post as well as a process video.

To create this treat box you will need 2 pieces of cardstock and 1 piece of patterned paper.  From the cardstock you will need to cut 2 larger hearts that are about 6" at the widest point, 1 strip that is 1" x 12" and then a 6" x 8" piece. From the patterned paper you will need 2 hearts that are about 5 3/4" at the widest point.


If you have a Cricut I have created a shared Design Space file so you can cut the hearts and score and cut the box base. You can access the file here. The file uses images that are free in Design Studio. If you use the Cricut you can skip the next step to go to the assembly of the box. The only piece not included is the 1" x 12" strip for the handle.

If you do not have a Cricut you can use a 12" trimmer with scoring blade or a scoring platform to score and cut the 6" x 8" piece according to the following diagram.
  1. Score the 2" square in the box base by - On the 8" side score at 2" from 3" to 5", rotate 90 degrees and on the 6" side score at 3" from 2" to 4". Rotate another 90 degrees and repeat the scoring to finish the box.
  2. On the 6" side cut at 2" to the corner of the scored box. At 4" and repeat cut to the box corner. Rotate 180 degrees and repeat the cuts on the opposite 6" side.
  3. On the 8" side cut at 7/8" to the 2" cut line. At 7 1/8" cut to the 2" line. Rotate 180 degrees and repeat the cuts on the opposite 8" side. This will cut out the greyed out areas.
  4. Score each corner from the tip to the corner of the scored box. This will create triangular tabs for the assembly process. Fold along scored lines.  
When you are done scoring and cutting the box base piece will look as follows.


Place strong adhesive on the outside of the box base piece on the triangular tabs as shown.


Remove the adhesive backing and tuck the triangular tabs inside. You will end up with a "boat-like" box base. Place adhesive on the back of both ends of the handle strip and adhere to the outside of the box base.


Place strong adhesive on the back of the patterned paper hearts and the scalloped hearts. For the scalloped hearts place one strip vertically along the center to adhere it to the handle. Do not place adhesive higher than 1 3/4" up from the bottom to keep it from showing.  Adhere the patterned paper heart to the front of the scalloped heart.


Adhere each scalloped heart to the side of the box base tucking some of it under the box bottom. You can also just trim the excess off.


Add some stamped elements and gems to embellish. Fill with candy or gifts and share for a fun Valentine's Day treat. I hope you have fun with this! You can see and shop the Smitten Collection on my website today here.

You can download the PDF of instructions here.  This process video walks you through the steps as well.


I hope you like the treat bag. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 14, 2022

Winter Wonderland

Sharing one of my recent Scrapbook with me event layouts. This is the second layout I have done with converting a 12" x 12" sketch into 8 1/2" x 11" for my 2022 album. With this I actually scrapbooked pictures I took the weekend before! I had so much fun using the Wonderland Collection for this layout. This layout if for a weekend scrapbooking retreat I was a vendor at ironically titled Ready, Set, Crop Winter Wonderland Weekend.


The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Page Maps. You can see this sketch along with others here.




I used the Stitched Fancy Brackets Thin Cuts to die cut the title block from a Picture My Life Card and the Tags and Tabs Thin Cuts to die cut my journaling tag. I added some additional patterns in the banner strips and under the title block using the coordinating patterns that are in the Picture My Life Cards. I love using these cards things other than pocket scrapbooking.






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I hope you like the layout. Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, January 9, 2022

Besties

Sharing another workshop layout with you today. I created this Besties layout to document the wonderful relationship my daughters have. It features the new Sawyer Collection from the January/February Closse To My Heart catalog.


As I did with the My Honey layout I shared the other day I changed up the following Close To My Heart Workshop layout a bit to add some digital cut files and some stamped flourishes.

I love that I can take these workshop designs that are available to me and change them up for when I do a workshop class. I added a little extra to the digital cut images in that I sponged them with some coordinating ink colors.








I really love having the digital art collections available to coordinate with each catalog collection as it really helps stretch the crafting I do with each. Here are the images available in the Sawyer Digital Art Collection.

You can see and shop all of the components of the Sawyer Collection here on my website.

I hope you like the layout. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 7, 2022

My Honey

I had so much fun playing with the Sweet as Honey Collection from Close To My Heart to create this layout for a recent workshop I taught at a weekend scrapbook retreat. I used the Sweet as Honey Paper Pack and Coordinating Cardstock along with the Digital Art Collection to change up a layout format from Close To My Heart.


The base layout design comes from this layout from a Close To My Heart workshop. 


I wanted to change it up a bit so I incorporated digital cut shapes instead of stamped images in the layout.






I used various elements from different files in the Sweet as Honey Digital Art Collection to create the honeycomb background shapes, title, label, beehive and bee shapes. I cut these on my Cricut using the Coordinating Cardstock Pack. I love being able to work with the Digital Art Collection - you can easily take elements from multiple files to combine to create your own artwork with them.

You can see and shop the whole Sweet as Honey Collection on my website - here.

I hope you like the layout. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Be Mine Layout

Hello everyone and welcome to 2022! Sharing one of my first Scrapbook with me layouts for this year. I made a decision at the end of 2021 to change up my scrapbooking for layouts that are for my 2022 album. I usually try to do something different each year with my layouts and this year I decided to change my layout size from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11".  

What that means for me is that I will be scrapbooking any layout for events or months in 2022 in this size. What this means for those that join me for my Scrapbook with me events is that I will still be posting sketches that are 12" x 12" in size but I will be converting the sketch to 8 1/2" x 11" for my own version.

I am excited to share my first 8 1/2" x 11" 2-page layout with you! This layout features the new Smitten Collection special from Close To My Heart and I had so much fun creating this. I have not added pictures yet since it will be for this coming Valentine's Day.


The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from the Sketches In Thyme blog. You can see this sketch along with others here.


To convert this sketch from 12" x 12" I first figured out the sizes for the elements for it as 12" x 12" then shrunk down some of the elements to fit better with the 8 1/2" x 11" size as some widths or heights would take up too much of the page if I used the 12"x 12" sizing.







It was a lot of fun to work with the Smitten Collection for this and I cannot wait to do more crafting with this collection. You can see and shop the entire collection on my website - here.

If you are interested in joining me for one of my Scrapbook with me events, make sure to Like and Follow my Facebook page to get notifications of upcoming events.

I hope you liked this layout. Thanks for stopping by!




Saturday, January 1, 2022

Sweet As Honey

Welcome to 2022 everyone! With the start of the new year I am also happy to share the new Catalog from Close To My Heart with you. The January/February catalog features 2 new collections along with some fantastic new stamp sets and embellishments.




The first collection I am sharing from this new catalog is the Sweet As Honey collection. I am in love with this collection already! The tones of grey and yellow and the patterns in the papers are so versatile and will be perfect for many scrapbooking and cardmaking projects.





I love the options with this collection! There are 2 choices for the paper pack - each pack has 6 sheets, 2 each of 3 double-sided designs, you can choose the pack by itself or with a coordinating sticker sheet. In addition to the paper pack there is also a Coordinating Cardstock pack, Cork Shapes, Picture My Life Cards and a Digital Art Collection. If you are also into stamping this collection also offers a scrapbooking stamp set and a cardmaking stamp set.



In addition to the paper packs, stamp sets and embellishments, there are also 2 workshop kits available with this collection. Each workshop kit features exclusive elements that are only available through the kit. Exclusive patterned papers, die cuts and cork shapes in the scrapbooking workshop kit and an exclusive stamp set with coordinating Thin Cuts in the cardmaking kit.




I hope you are in love with this collection as much as I am! I have been busily creating with this and cannot wait to share the final results with you.


You can see and shop this collection on my website today - here!