Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Stamp of the Month - Home for the Holidays

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we are featuring Home For The Holidays, a set of 7 stamps.  This stamps coordinates with images on the Art Philosophy cricut Cartridge.  If you have come here from Dawn Ross's Blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you'll find the complete list of participating consultant's HERE.


I was immediately drawn to the bear postage stamp when I first saw this set.  I knew right away what I wanted to do this one stamp but it took me a bit longer to design the card around the stamp!  I like to incorporate each Stamp of the Month with my Technique Tuesday class so I finally decided on a Gate Close Card.  This is an easy fold card to do and for this stamp, it turned out to be quite fun.


I stamped the postage image with black ink onto the same shape cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I stamped the same image two more times - once in Glacier ink, and again with Cranberry.
I trimmed off the postage edge on the Glacier piece and added it to the top of the image stamped in black.   Next I trimmed out only the Cranberry scarf and used our new THIN 3D Foam tape to add it on top of the Glacier Image.   (This is the piece I had sitting on my table forever waiting for inspiration to come to me for the rest of the card!).

I used the Snowhaven Paper Pack for this card adding Black Shimmer Trim and White Epoxy stars.  

Here is a look at the inside of the card:


Here I stamped the image first with Cranberry ink directly onto the card.   I stamped the same image again with Glacier Ink and trimmed it just inside the outline.  I adhered it to the top of the cranberry image.

Remember, you can get this stamp for $5 when you purchase $50 in products!  Shop from your favorite consultant or if you don't have one, shop from my website.  
Just go to www.stampinheaven.ctmh.com

Now it is time to hop on over to Jen Rubio's blog and see what she has to share!


Monday, September 29, 2014

Thinking of You with Artfully Sent

Yesterday I managed to get in some crafty FUN time!  I didn't have anything that I HAD to do so I got to create for fun.  Well, actually there were a few things I needed to do but I decided to procrastinate and have fun instead.

I checked out the challenge blogs for the last few days and found a sketch over at Retro Sketches I wanted to use.  I decided to incorporate some cuts from my new Artfully Sent Cartridge.


I used the Scene function to cut the piece with the cut out flower on the Hollyhock Paper Fundamentals cardstock.  I slipped in a piece of Brushed B&T behind the cut out flower.   I didn't let the cut out flower go to waste.... it kind of blends in with the card but I did attach it beside the cut out flower.  Here is a little close up:
                                               

"Thinking of You" and the butterflies were from the Icon Function key.  Everything was cut at 7".   Because the Icon key is linked to the card function keys (Scene and Pop Up) I didn't have to guess the size to the butterflies or the sentiment!  I just left the measurement the same as the card size I cut for the Scene Function.     I added Pink Glitter Gems and used my Scallop Border punch to to make the border from Pear Cardstock.



Products Used:
Brushed Paper Pack (X7190B)
Pear Cardstock (X5764)
Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment (Z2032)
Pink Glitter Gems (Z1807)
Journaling Pen
Artfully Sent Cricut Collection (Z3017)

I just LOVE my new Artfully Sent Cartridge and I'm looking forward to playing with it more!
I will be offering a monthly Artfully Sent cricut class beginning in 2015.  If you are local to me and would be interested in attending, be sure to email me to make sure I get you on my mailing list!  

If you purchase the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection from me for the full collection price of $99, you will get one FREE Artfully Sent Cricut Class ($10 Value) and a FREE package of 5x7 Envelopes!  This special offer is ONLY available through me.

Visit my website to order your Artfully Sent Cricut Collection today!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Halloween Swing Card with Artfully Sent

I managed to sneak in some play time last night while watching the season premier of Nashville.  (Yes, I'm a big fan!)  Although I really wanted to create another pop-up card, I thought I'd stick to the same key I used for my Happy Halloween card I shared the other day.

This time I used the swing function key to create this Halloween 5x7 Swing card!

I cut two base pieces.  One, from Sunset Cardstock and the other from a piece of B&T Scaredy Cat paper pack (X7185B).  I trimmed 1/8" off from all the edges of the B&T piece so that the Sunset cardstock would still show.  I added a piece of black cardstock behind the pumpkin and then I adhered the B&T piece right on top.  Next I cut out the "BOO" using the SHIFT key for the swing card onto a different piece of Scaredy Cat B&T.

Who is saying "BOO"?  It's the 'witchy bird' from the Scardy Cat Compliments!


I also added Black Shimmer Trim and Black epoxy stars from the Scaredy Cat Assortments.

Stay tuned! Tomorrow I will share a Sentiment card  I created using the same key!

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