Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cards, Specials, and We Care!

Here in Minnesota during the last week of May, we are still in search of Spring or anything remotely resembling sunny, warm weather.  It just hasn't been happening for us this year. 
So, to forget the weather, we'll enjoy a few card ideas and some great offers from CTMH!
I recently held a special workshop called "Kit and Kaboodle Day".  Guests came and made up to 4 projects including a Card Set in a File Holder Box, a Kraft Container and a Mini Album made with the beautiful Buzz and Bumble papers, and a fun Banner for summer.  I will begin with a couple of samples from the Card set project. 
(Watch for posts of the remaining projects soon.)

This simple design features the beautiful "For Always" paper pack and a dimensional flower created with the tiny folded hearts.  So easy to do using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  I cut seven little 3/4" hearts and folded each heart in half, crease well with a Bone Folder.  Arrange in a circle and adhere with a little adhesive on one side of the folded heart.  Have all the hearts going in one direction to create a pinwheel effect and accent the center with a red sparkle or brad
Additional supplies used: Hello Tweety and Frame It Up stamp sets, Black Stamp Pad,

This quick and easy banner card is made with 1" x 4 1/2" strips.  Cut a little V on one end and overlap a little kittywampus for a fun casual look.  I used some of my all time favorite papers from "Dream Pop", the National Scrapbooking Month Special.  Love it! 
See additional photos of the special below. 
(photo by Christina Eisenhouer)
Take a look at this fun Dream Pop cardstock! The exclusive paper packet includes twelve cardstock sheets as well as 12 B&T Duos® papers that were specifically designed for this promotion only.  All for the great price of $10 on a $35 order.  That's about .50 a sheet for these gorgeous papers!
The tornado in Oklahoma has had a devastating effect and Close To My Heart wants to help. To aid relief efforts, CTMH is making a new Autumn/Winter 2013 stamp set, "A True Thank You" available now and will donate 100% of the profits from sales of the set from May 23 through June 30 to the American Red Cross.  I love that CTMH cares!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Baby, Oh Baby!

This is a sweet little baby card we made at my recent Spring Card Class.  I love the Chantilly papers and the soft, subtleness of the Slate Washi Tape and inks.  Welcome little one!