Monday, December 31, 2012

Stamping Technique Tutorial

My absolute favorite stamping technique is random stamping. It makes all of your projects using only the colors that you need. Enjoy!

And if you need cardstock at a great price head to my website and purchase beautiful spring colors at a discounted prices "While Supplies Last"

Friday, December 7, 2012

Gift Giver's Survival Kit

Sometimes you have to think outside of the box! In today's day in time it is harder than ever to give a simple gift. Most people have more than they could ever want so I began thinking of what someone might use. After being inspired by many great crafting blogs (thank you to all of you extra creative people out there who share your gift with those, like myself, who can't come of with idea out of thin air) I came up with the Gift Giver's Survival Kit. All the little things that you think would be laying around your house, until you have the need to use it and you realize you have run out or it has been misplaced. All items are Close to My Heart unless noted other wise.
The box is a cupcake box found at Michael's in the Bakers section. I just covered it with Close to My Heart scrapbook paper (retired) I added a bow using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge and put a Pewter brad in the middle of the bow to hold it together.

Included in the box are gift tags, chocolate, a pen(Michael's), and post-it notes(Michael's). I used the Cricut Artiste and CTMH Very Merry Christmas Stamp to make the gift tags and chocolate labels. I used red Glitz gel to add a little pizazz to the "25" and cranberry bakers twine to use as hangers.

Also included in the box are 2-Gift Card Holders. I used the CTMHs Artiste Cricut cartridge to cut the cards and CTMHs Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the envelopes both using the Believe paper (retired)

Don't forget the inside when making cards! Always add a blank neutral cardstock, light enough to write on when you have printed paper on the inside. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fun Cards with Cricut Artiste and Close to My Heart

Let's take a little break from all of the Christmas Crafts to look at something that is more everyday. Maybe you are thinking of making 12 months of cards to give in a cute box for Christmas this year. The Cricut Artiste will make it fast and easy by doing all of the cutting for you. Check out this video with Christine and then head over to my website to purchase the Artiste Cricut Cartridge being offered exclusively by Close to My Heart.