Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cricut Art Philosophy Images

Here are all of the images on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge available exclusively through Close To My Heart.

(Click on images for larger view)

The Cricut Art Philosophy Collection includes everything you see below. Be sure to check the Fall/Winter Idea Book for more stamp sets that co-ordinate with this great bundle. Order yours today!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Another Sonoma Birthday Card - with Ribbon Roses

While I had my Sonoma paper out, I thought I had better make another birthday card (there seem to be a lot in August). I realized that I hadn't made a card with hand made ribbon roses in a while so decided to make some of those for this card. I followed the Sketch #127 at Card Patterns.

Supplies - Card size is 5 3/8" x 5 3/8"

Paper - Sonoma & Mistletoe designer paper, Bamboo & Desert Sand cardstock (all CTMH)
Stamps - Happy Birthday (C1257)(CTMH)
Ink - Bamboo, Smokey Plum (CTMH)
Accessories - Opaques - Pearl (CTMH), cream lace (Kaisercraft), seam binding ribbon (May Arts - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store), 1/4" & 5/8" satin ribbon (Offray)
Other - Spellbinders Lacey Circles & Plain Circles Small, Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), ticket corner punch (SU), needle, thread, 3D foam

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sonoma Birthday Card And A Great Clear Box To Put It In

I made this birthday card for a dear friend of mine using one of the new paper packs from Close To My Heart called Sonoma. I love this paper pack, it lends an elegant feel to projects made with it. I used a Viva La Verve sketch by Andrea Ewen at SCS.

I am so excited about some new product that I received yesterday from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The wrinkled seam binding is only one of hundreds of ribbons that Sharon sells and the clear boxes are awesome. Now I can store my cards safely and easily until I am ready to use them and the presentation is incredible. See below for pics.

Here is the sketch that I used:

Supplies - All products are CTMH except where noted - card size is 6 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Paper - Sonoma Designer Paper, Olive & Colonial White cardstock
Stamps - Live Inspired (C1408), Gracious Greetings (D1265)
Ink - Smokey Plum, Bamboo
Accessories - Wrinkled Seam Binding (May Arts), Heirloom Assortment
Other - Border Punch (EK Success), Spellbinders Classic Oval Small & Large
3D foam

Here is a picture of the card in its clear case and also a picture of my Roxie birthday card in a clear case.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

H2H Challenge - Roxie Bday Card with Altered Embellishments & Paper Rose

As soon as I saw the Roxie paper pack in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book from Close To My Heart, I knew I wanted to make a birthday card with it. This card actually turned out as I envisioned it (this doesn't always happen).

All products used on the card are CTMH except the little feather. I have created a video to show how I created the fan, rose and the altered embellishments. Check it out below. You can view my original Paper Rose Tutorial here.

*** Just a quick note - In the video I explain how I made the fan - after folding and adding liquid glass between each pleat I wrapped a rubber band around the end to hold it together just until the liquid glass dries - *** Remove the rubber band when dry ***

Supplies - All products are CTMH except where noted - Card size is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"
Paper - Designer Paper - Roxie, Vanilla Cream, Black, Juniper cardstock
Stamps - Picture Perfect (D1363), Birthday Script (B1208)
Ink - Jet Black (Staz-On), Desert Sand, Smoothie, Juniper
Accessories - Pin - Bling Assortment, Charm - Heirloom Assortment, Rhinestone Designer Brads, Sparkles, Color Ready Kraft Borders, Black Organday Ribbon, feather (dollar store)
Other - liquid glass, fine wire, 3D foam, Spellbinders Labels 10 & Plain Oval

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Stamp of the Month Program - Free Extra Stamp in August!

If you have had a chance to browse the new Idea Book which went live on August 1st you probably already know that the Stamp of the Month Program has changed.

Spend just $55 on CTMH products and you can purchase the Stamp of the Month for only $5.50. To celebrate this new program Close To My Heart is throwing in a free alphabet stamp if you order the Stamp of the Month 'Wicked'

Free stamp set - 'A Typeface'

Stamp of the Month - 'Wicked'