Thursday, September 11, 2014

Artfully Sent

Artfully Sent Collection Cricut Cartridge

This much waited for cartridge is now available for sale.
It is designed as a great interactive card maker but can be used for scrapbooking as well.  
Z3017 is the order number or you can click here to be taken to my website.
See how the balloon pops up  when the card is opened.
I will be posting more photos over the next few days to give you some more ideas of how cool this new cartridge is!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Holiday Card

What do you do on a day where it's 100 outside?  Make a Christmas Card of course.
This card features an old paper pack called Pear and Partridge, one of my all time favorites.  I love the traditional colors.  This will be one of the cards that my customers will be making in November.  If I have any packs of 5 left I will be offering them here as a kit.  All stamped and cut ready for assembly.

I cut the scallop shapes using Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Also the shape in the center with the Peace and Joy stamp set from our D1613 Best Christmas set in New England Ivy Ink.

The little Holly is from the D1553 Yuletide Greeting stamp set

I used the new ShinHan markers in Leaf Green, Sap Green, Tender Pink and Carmine to color the Holly in.

30 Years of Happy Candy Kiss Box

This is a fun candy box I made using the special stamp set 30 Years of Happy.  If you are wondering why it is called that it is because Jeanette Lynton is celebrating 30 years in the Stamping and Scrapbooking business and it has been a Happy 30 Years for her.  Doing something that you love, helping other women and men find a career doing what they are passionate about, and being an innovative leader in this field would make anyone Happy! I am very proud to have been with this company for nearly 24 years.

This box is made out of Cranberry cardstock for the 2 basic pieces.
1 -  9 x 12 for the top of the box
1 - 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 for the bottom of the box
This way they fit into each other better.

It is scored on both pieces the same way.
Along the 9" side it is scored at 1 and 3 then on my portable score board from Close To My Heart, I turn it all the way around and score from the other side at 1 and 3.
 Along the 12" side it is scored at 1 and 3 then turned again all the way around and scored again at 1 and 3
 After scoring you will cut it as shown in the above photo. Cut off the sections with the X and cut down to score line on the dotted line. Then I like to cut little pie shaped wedges into the sections that will fold.  Not sure if you can see this in the photos or not but it helps when adhering the pieces.

Draw a box in the center of the Top, leaving 1/2" on all sides of the center.  Cut out with paper trimmer or scissors.
Fold Bottom of the box on all score lines.  Use a strong adhesive and start with the ends of the box.  Then glue the sides down inside the box.
Adhere the ends of the Top of the box but don't fold down the flaps on the ends or the sides!
You can now insert the bottom of the box into the top.  See the flaps, I have adhesive on them and they will go down onto the bottom of the box.
This is flap that wraps around the box.  It is 5 3/4 x 7 1/2".  It is scored along the 7 1/2 side at 7/8, 3, and 6 1/8".  If you would like to add a decorative edge it goes on the bottom on the side that is scored a 6 1/8".
After edging you can adhere the 7/8" portion to the bottom of the box centering it left to right.

Decorate as you like.  I used Black cardstock 1/4" smaller than the White cardstock, then Snowden B&T paper
again 1/4" smaller than the Black cardstock.  To secure the front I used a small Velcro Dot.

I cut out a White and Black Snowflake for the front using Art Philosophy Cartridge and used YUM and Thinking Of You from the 30 Years of Happy Stamp set.  Remember this stamp set can be yours for Free in the month of September with a $30 order. 

For a little more fun I added some paper bottoms to some of the kisses in the box, the 30 years of Happy stamps were the perfect size.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

National Stamping Month #30YearsofHappy

Each year we at Close To My Heart get to celebrate National Stamping Month.  This year our special stamp set is super cute.  30 cute little accent stamps that can be used all year for that added touch.  This great stamp set is yours Free with a $30 this month!  I will be posting a Candy Box I made using a couple of the stamps tomorrow so check back.