Wednesday, February 25, 2015

All Occasion Cards

Here are two simple cards that can be used for almost any occasion.  I like to have a few cards like this on hand because I can easily personalize them with a message on the front or inside.  The first card uses Skylark paper.  (Sorry, it has been discontinued)  But you could use any paper you have on hand.  The background paper could be random stamped as well.  It uses two stamp sets featured in the Seasonal Expressions 1.  The flowers, leaves and vase are from C1603 A Bunch of Thanks.  The "So Sorry" is from C1605 Happy To Be Friends.  Both sets are very versatile and can be used for many different occasions.
 The second card uses the Balloon Ride paper (also discontinued) and the same stamp sets.  The texture on the Sorbet background  was created using the Cuttlebug "Birds and Swirls" Embossing Folder.  I just love the delicate look of the vines on this folder.

 Happy Stamping!

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

February All Day Crop

All Day Crop
February 21, 2015
Come take time to scrapbook some of those winter memories or work on any project.  Imagine 7 hours of uninterrupted crafting!  You can bring along any type of project - cards to make, scrapbooking, quilting, sewing, beading or whatever you are working on right now.  I will bring my Cricut machine and all four of the CTMH cartridges.  Please bring your own mats (if you have them)  if you would like to cut anything.  There will be plenty of samples for inspiration.   
Space is limited, so be sure to contact me  at to reserve your spot.

Bethel Hill United Methodist Church
2000 Bethel Road
Lansdale, PA 19446.  
10AM to 5PM
Cost is only $10.00

Cricut cutting station with all four CTMH Cartridges
Close To My Heart Scrapbook and Card Pattern Books
Studio J Demonstrations (Easy Digital Scrapbooking)
Cash and Carry Close To My Heart Products
Bring a bag lunch and a snack if you like
Drinks and snacks will be provided

Hope to see you there!


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Monday, February 9, 2015

Joyful Stars February Blog Hop

 I'm so glad you could join our February Blog Hop.  If you have come from Krista's blog, then you are on the right track.  Visit Joyce's blog see a compete list of participants.  Today I have a scrapbook page made using "leftover" pieces from some Valentine cards.  The card was the one you saw  HERE on the December Hop.  It uses the Heartstrings Paper pack.

Here is a photo of what was "leftover"  on the mat after cutting the inside of the card.

 It looked so pretty and elegant laying there on the mat that I just could not bear to just throw it away!  Since the pattern was intricate, I decided to try Transfer Tape.  It is a product made by Cricut and is sold on a 12" roll, just like Cricut Vinyl.  

I cut a 6" square piece and peeled the tape back from the release liner.

Then, I applied the tape with the sticky side down onto the filigree heart on the Cricut mat and rub it onto the mat.   You can use a bone folder to burnish.  The next step is a bit tricky - it takes a bit of patience.  Flip it over so your Cricut Mat is on top and then carefully and slowly peel off the tape and roll the mat to help the filigree heart to come off with the tape.  Work slowly and if a piece seems to be sticking to the mat, you can use your fingernail or the Cricut spatula to help remove it. 
Once removed, the heart will be attached to the transfer tape.  It will look like this - the reverse side of the B & T is now facing out.  Now you simply put adhesive on the heart pieces and flip it back over onto your desired surface. 

Ta Da!  You now have a lovely filigree heart to use on a new project.

This one is on white cardstock.

This one is on Cotton Candy Cardstock,highlighted with the journaling pen and fussy cut.

 Here is the layout inspired by the filigree heart:
 Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything.

Now it is time to hop on over to Stephanie's blog to see what she has created for you this month.
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