Friday, October 22, 2021

December 2017 Recap Layout

I had a lot of fun creating this layout during a recent Scrapbook with Me event to recap the month of December from 2017. I always love looking over the pictures from past years as I do these Monthly Recap layout. For this layout I used the Holly and Ivy collection from Close To My Heart. This collection is the Featured Paper for the month of October.



This layout was inspired by this sketch from Stick It Down. You can see this sketch along with others here.



I used the retired Comfort and Joy Scrapbooking Stamp Set for the poinsettias. I stamped them in Candy Apple Exclusive Ink and then used Platinum Stickles to add some bling to the centers of the flowers. The branches were stamped with Evergreen Exclusive Ink. The title was die cut using the Simple Serif Thin Cuts set and the tag was die cut using the Tags and Tabs Thin Cuts set.





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

Supplies list:

X7273S - Holly and Ivy Paper Pack

X7273C - Holly and Ivy Coordinating Cardstock

Z3760 - Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts

Z3726 - Tags and Tabs Thin Cuts

Z6509 - Candy Apple Exclusive Inks

Z6512 - Evergreen Exclusive Inks

Z3787 - Platinum Stickles Glitter Glue

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Apple Picking

So happy that we got a chance to go apple picking this year as we have been so busy I didn't think we would be able to get to the orchard before they were picked out. We had a perfect Fall day last Sunday to go our annual trip to Tougas Farms to get our apples. I could hardly wait to scrapbook this and knew immediately I wanted to use some of the Pumpkin Spice collection on the layout. I completed this layout during Monday's Scrapbook with me event and love how it came out.

The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Heart 2 Heart. You can see this sketch along with others here.


I used Kraft paper for the base pages and cut the title and the apples on my Cricut. The title font came from the Artbooking collection from Close To My Heart. I think Artbooking is one of my favorite Close To My Heart Cricut Collections there is. You can see the Artbooking Collection on my Cricut Affiliate link - here.





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

Supplies List:
X7272B - Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack
X7272C - Pumpkin Spice Coordinating Cardstock
Z1375 - Kraft Paper


 

Halloween Treat Bags and a Tutorial

I am so happy that I got to spend some crafty time this past weekend up in my scraproom. One of the projects I worked on was these adorable treat bags for Halloween. The treat bags feature the Boo Crew collection from Close To My Heart and I cannot wait to fill them with candy for my co-workers this Halloween.


 The treat bag uses cardstock for the base and patterned paper for embellishments. I added some stamped images from the Boo Crew Stamp Set for some additional fun. 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 bag first cut a piece of 12"x12" cardstock to 10 1/2" x 6".  Score along the 10 1/2" side at 2", 5", 7" and 10" then score along the 6" side at 2". Cut away the small tab and cut up to the 2" score line as shown in the diagram. Fold along the score lines. 


Adhere pieces of patterned paper to the front and back panels as shown. The panels are 3" x 4" in size. I used a 3" x 2 1/2" piece of patterned paper along with a 3" x 1 1/2" piece of cardstock on the front panel and added a 3" piece of a Zip Strip across. 


Using strong tape, adhere the side tab behind the front panel then fold in each of the bottom tabs and adhere using strong tape to form the base. I also pinched in the sides at the top to accommodate the top cover.



Cut a 3" circle from cardstock and fold it along its diameter at 1 1/2". I adhered a 2 1/2" circle of patterned paper to this and then punched 2 holes about 1 1/4" apart along the fold line. Thread some ribbon through the holes and adhered along the back. 


Adhere this circle to the back of the treat bag using strong tape. To help keep it closed I added a Velcro dot under the front of the circle and to the front panel of the bag.



Add some stamped elements to embellish. Fill with candy or other treats and share for a fun Halloween goodie.

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!

Supplies list:

CC8212 - Boo Crew Paper Pack
CC8213 - Boo Crew Coordinating Cardstock
CC8216 - Boo Crew Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
Z3943 - Circles Thin Cuts Set
Z4189 - Intense Black Exclusive Inks
Z6510 - Nectarine Exclusive Inks
Z5024 - Adhesive Tape

Additional Supplies:

- Velcro Dots
- Ribbon



Sunday, October 10, 2021

Holly & Ivy

I know it may seem too early to think about Christmas but it's never too early to start your holiday crafting. The Holly & Ivy Collection from Close To My Heart which is the Featured Collection for the month of October is perfect for getting a head start on your crafting for the season!




There are so many fun 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, Glitter Die Cuts, Picture My Life Cards and a Digital Art Collection. If you are also into stamping this collection also offers both 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 and die cuts 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!


Recent Scrapbook with Me Layouts

Been pretty busy around here lately so I have not had a chance to post some of my recent layouts done in my Scrapbook with Me events. I figured I would share a few of them here with you today. I love doing these events twice a week as even with life getting crazy it has given me dedicated scrapbooking time along with the opportunity to spend some virtual crafting time with everyone.

These are all part of my Monthly Recap layouts series for 2017. The April Recap Layout features the Mix-In papers from the July/August catalog. The title was die cut using the Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts and the flowers are from the Isabella Acrylic Shapes set.




The June Recap Layout features paper from the retired collection. The title was die cut using the Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts and the bracket was die cut using the Stitched Scallop Bracket Thin Cuts set.



The July Recap Layout features paper from the retired Some Kinda Wonderful collection. The title was die cut using the Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts and the circles were die cut using the Circles Thin Cuts set.




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


 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Pumpkin Spice One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop

I love Fall so this One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop was so much fun to create featuring the Pumpkin Spice Collection from Close To My Heart. I paired the paper with the Pumpkin Spice Cardmaking Stamp set in creating this One Sheet Wonder Card Workshop that guides you to make 15 cards (3 each of 5 designs) from 1 piece of patterned paper!



This workshop creates 15 cards from the 1 sheet of patterned paper.  This is the cutting diagram for the patterned paper.

These are the 5 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:

X7272S - Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack + Sticker Sheet
X7272C - Pumpkin Spice Coordinating Cardstock
Z4316 - Pumpkin Spice Cardmaking Stamp Set + Thin Cuts
X254 - White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack
Z6515 - Paprika Exclusive Ins
Z6533 - Harbour Exclusive Inks
Z6534 - Papaya Exclusive Inks
Z6530 - Shortbread Exclusive Inks
Z6510 - Nectarine Exclusive Inks
Z3943 - Circle Thin Cuts
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, September 11, 2021

Slimline Celebration - National Stamping Month

September is National Stamping Month and with that Close To My Heart is having a Slimline Celebration Special. This special features three exclusive stamp sets with a variety of adorable icons and sentiments, plus two Slimline card front Thin Cuts dies and another stamp set loaded with sentiments sized perfectly for a slimline card!




Mini Garden Gnomes


Fishy Greetings



Thoughtful Critters


Slimline Sentiments


Circle Cluster Thin Cuts

Star Cluster Thin Cuts

You can save 20% when you purchase the whole set in either the Slimline Celebration Product Bundle or the Slimline Celebration Workshop Kit. The Workshop Kit also includes, cardstock, sparkles, and cards and envelopes featuring these fun stamps and die-cuts. Close To My Heart will have a FREE virtual event on their Facebook Page on Friday, September 24th where you can complete this workshop together with them.

Slimline Celebration Product Bundle

Slimline Celebration Workshop Kit

You can see all of these special products on my website here.