Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Tags

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I made this box and tags for this Christmas season.  No supply list was made for these but I hope you will enjoy them and maybe get some inspiration from them too! 

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May you have a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year and we will be back again in January for some regular posts! 


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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Gift Card Holders


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I made these gift card holders to use this Christmas.  I never kept track of all the supplies I used (there were too many) but I wanted to show you anyways.  Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Blog Hop - Stickease

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Welcome! If you have come from  Jennifer’s blog you are on the right track. 
It has been awhile since I participated in a blog hop!  I so miss doing them.  I hope to get back to participating each month for the winter at least.  This month we are featuring My Stickease.  These are heavy weight stickers that coordinate with the my reflections Paper Packet from Close To My Heart. 
I have to admit that I was not really a fan of stickers.  When i first started scrapbooking many years ago, a consultant from another company encouraged me to place stickers randomly around my cropped and cut up photos. And these stickers had nothing to do with the theme of the page either.  But that was how she taught her classes.  Needless to say I only took ONE class like that.  But it turned me off of stickers for years.  It is only in the last couple of years that I started looking at the My Stickease that coordinated with the papers from Close To My Heart.  They match the papers, they coordinate with the papers and theme of the layout and there are so many things you can do to the stickers to “dress them up”. 
On this layout:
I placed the sticker directly onto my base page.
I layered them onto cardstock
I placed baby powder on the backing to eliminate the stickiness and then popped them up with foam dots
I placed brads through them
I used a fine tip glue pen to trace the lettering or design then applied prisma glitter
I cut a scalloped circle on one side to have one flat edge to place against my photo mat
So as you can see there are many ways you can dress them up to suit your taste or design. 
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All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Magic – Juggling Act Sketch
X7146B Wonderland Paper
X7146C Wonderland My Stickease
Z2124 Grey Flannel Ink
Colors are Chocolate, Grey Flannel, twilight, Spring Iris and White Daisy
Amethyst Bigger Brad
Foam Dots
Quickie Glue pen
Paper Shapers corner rounder,1 inch and 11/4 inch circle punch
Prisma Glitter
Finger dauber
Now you can continue on your hop by going to Luisa’s Blog!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Using Postcards on Layouts

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Do you ever take photos of places you seen on a holiday only to get home and find out that they did not turn out? That is what happened to me when I went to Washington in 2010. It was a good thing I bought a packet of postcards, so that is what I scrapbooked this page with.

While I was in Washington I also picked up a couple of brochures of the places that we seen. So I made the left hand page into a pocket page. That way I can store the brochures and extra postcards with the pages.

To do that all I did was make the layout as I normally do then cut the top off just above the striped piece. Then I glued that onto another 12x12 base page and only glued the sides and the bottom leaving the top with no adhesive so I can tuck my brochures in. So my title is actually on the back base page and the rest is on the front of the pocket.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

Passages Paper Packet X7126B

Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge

Passages Epoxy Clips Z1318

Mocha Opaque's Z1333

Olive Mini Medley Z1489

Chocolate Waxy Flax Z1088

Cocoa Ribbon

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Making a Bracket using Art Philosophy

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This was a fun and easy layout to make. I made the Bracket shape on my Cricut with the exclusive to Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge Art Philosophy.

To Make the bracket I used a sheet of 12x12 Pacifica cardstock and punched in the Square 3 shape on page 43 of the booklet or (C3…third image on the third row) and cut it at 10 ¾ . I then used the same image but cut it at 9 ¼ for the Colonial White bracket. I cut off the right side of the image and placed it onto my layout. Fairly simple, but yet makes an impact on the layout.

I also used up some of my older nail heads that have been in my stash for 4 or 5 years. It is time to use them up! I challenge you to make a layout and use something that has been in your stash for years too, be it paper or flowers or eyelets!

All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

X7141B Elemental Paper Packet

Colors are Pacifica, Desert Sand, Cranberry and Colonial White

D1159 Coffee Shop Stamp Set

Z2192 Pacifica Ink

Z2118 Desert Sand Ink

Cranberry Nail Heads

Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge


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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gift certificate Holders

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When I give a gift certificate, I like to decorate a cute little card to put it in. These are really simple to make. My gift certificates are 3 ½ x 6 1/4.

I took crystal Blue cardstock cut to 10 x 7 ¼

Scored it at 4 inches and 8 inches

I folded up the 2 inch strip and glued down just the sides with very thin adhesive.

Then I decorated it.

One of the other things I did to these is colored my sparkles brown. I took the regular clear sparkles and colored them in with my Copic Marker E47. I set them aside to dry only a minute and then placed them on the tree on the front of my card and on the holly Berries on the inside of the card. Since I bought my Copic markers I buy a lot of embellishments in clear or white and color them with my Copics to match whatever I am working with. This saves a lot of money as I don’t need sparkles in every color now.

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All supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted:

X7146B Wonderland Paper

Crystal Blue and Chocolate Cardstock

Z2111 Chocolate Ink

Z2117 Crystal Blue Ink

D1492 Christmas Love Stamp Set

D1243 Peace on Earth Stamp Set

Chocolate Polka Dot Ribbon

Z1104 Clear Sparkles

Z1263 Bitty Sparkles Clear

Finger Daubers

E47 Copic Marker

Martha Stewart Cherish Border Punch


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