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WELCOME! I’m so glad you are joining us for our “Use Your Stash Blog Hop”. If you have already started, you should be coming from Michelle West’s Blog. If this is your first stop, continue through until you make your way back here. This month you will see things that we have created that are around our house OR creating things with what you find around the house.
I didn’t really have a use for another advent calendar so I decided to change this kit up and create decorated storage for my daughters’s room which can be used for jewelry, marbles, knickknacks, and any other small items. (This will also keep them up and away from their little sister.) The girls picked the colors they wanted and I went from there. Here is what I ended up with:
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Advent Calendar Kit, Artiste Cricut Collection, Circle Together stamp set, inks/cardstock (Lagoon, Chocolate, Honey, Pear, and Cotton Candy), and Glitter Glitz Gels (Bronze, Pink, Green, and Stardust).
I was thrilled at how well the Circle Together stamp set worked with the border stamps from the Advent Calendar Workshop stamp set. I wasn’t planning on doing so much stamping (more embellishments) but I had fun with it and like it this way. Such a great part of using up my stash is mixing the old with the new and using staple supplies as I have done here. I just love the Glitter Glitz Gels! They can be used in so many ways and are very inexpensive. I use them all the time!
I am thinking of adding the Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon around the box and somehow roll in at the top and end in a bow….I have it pictured in my head just wasn’t able to get to it in time for the hop.
To cut the boxes, I used a file that Lalia created which cuts 2 boxes and a card base on one 12×12 sheet of cardstock. Follow this link to download the file. Thanks Lalia!
Now hop on over to Judy Faye Garner’s Blog for more ideas on using up your stash.
Here is a list of participants:
I had the idea for these ornaments for quite some time. They turned out to be quite simple to make and I am pleased with the final result. Each ornament is made from 6 diecut pieces. It worked best to score them before folding. Because of the size/shape of the ornaments, I was able to cut twice as many on one 12×12 sheet by using Cricut Craft Room. I created the ornaments with the 3 hanging pieces first, then made the simpler single ornaments to hang from another light.
On January 4 @ 6:30 – 9:00pm, we will be creating the Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit. If you are in Club, this is the time to order. You need to order by Dec. 7 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.
The Avonlea Scrapbooking Kit includes:
My Reflections Avonlea Paper Packet (X7155B)
My Acrylix Avonlea Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set (C-size) only available with this workshop
2 – Colonial White Cardstock Sheets
Parlor Velvet Rub-Ons
Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems
Additional Layout: (directions on my website)
Bonus Project: (directions on my website)
Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
E1024 My Acrylix® Keepsakes Alphabet $29.95
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks® Pad $5.25
Z2434 Chocolate Exclusive Inks® Marker Set $5.95
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Y1000 1″ × 1″ My Acrylix® Block $3.95
Y1002 1″ × 3 1/2″ My Acrylix® Block $5.95
Y1006 3″ × 3″ My Acrylix® Block $8.50
Z1748 Brocade Assortment $5.95
Z1786 Mini-Medley Accents Antiqued Gold Collection $5.95
Z1797 My Creations Bracket Frame $8.95 (see the one I did HERE)
X7155C Avonlea Complements Canvas Shapes $5.95
B1409 Pirouette stamp set $9.95
D1526 Family Tree stamp set $17.95
Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Slate, Colonial White, Chocolate, Olive
The Stamp of the Month is:
(November) Capture the Date
(December) Year-Round Cheer
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date. If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing. If you order by contacting me, it will be (December) Year-Round Cheer.
The current Constant Campaign is:
(November) Capture the Date, Capture the Savings (earn a stamp set at 1/2 price while you qualify and purchase the SOTM)
(December) There is no constant campaign for December 1-12.
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date. If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing. If you order by contacting me, it will be December Special.
Here are my layouts:
You can see on this one that I changed the spacing of the layout to support 4×6 photos. If you look close or zoom in, you can also see that I had not erased the pencil lines I used when stamping my title. I think this is the best way to stamp with the Chocolate Alphabet that I used.
I just love how this layout worked so well with my daughters dance recital pictures! It’s really so much better in person. I left the felt rub-ons bare; I did not use the chocolate marker to outline them as instructed in the brochure. I also rotated the first page to better fit my pictures.
Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on giving you some great home decor and holiday gift ideas as shown throughout the Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book.
This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique. So if you are starting here, just continue until you make your way back. If you have already started, you should be coming from Rachel’s Blog.
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: My Creations Blocks, Clementine Paper Packet, Bronze Glitter Glitz Gel, Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems, Dimensional Elements Notable Alphabet, Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, and Chocolate cardstock.
These My Creation Blocks were surprisingly very simple to make. They didn’t take a lot of time or a lot of supplies and you can use them for any occasion or make them into something like “home” or a person’s name that can be out all year round. By using both sides of the patterned paper, I only used one sheet of Clementine paper for both sides of the blocks. This is my favorite paper right now so I used it for the word HOME on one side and then FALL on the other. The dimensional element letters were the perfect size as well and I love that they coordinate with the font on the Art Philosophy Circut cartridge. I cut the Chocolate letters and attached to the dimensional elements for HOME. On the FALL side, I inked the letters with Creme Brulee ink and outlined with Bronze Glitter Glitz Gel. One tip to the perfectionist… I inked the edges of the dimensional elements, even the ones that I covered with paper. It gives them more of a finished look.
I was considering making more of these blocks as I have time; now I can’t wait and plan to add them to my next order! I think I will do one with the word JOY for Christmas and just stack the blocks. Maybe another one similar to this with FAMILY on one side and EASTER on the other.
Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Judy’s Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping! There are so many things that you could use to create gifts for the holidays! Check out all the My Creations by Close to My Heart or if you have a Cricut, the Cricut Artiste Collection is full of 3D items to create.
Here is a list of participants:
Debi Barber ~ The Other Sister
Penny ~ It Makes Total Cents (no post)
Joy McHargue ~ Wow…Did you make that?
Rachel Ventura ~ Happy Scrappin’ Squad
Wendy Kessler ~ My Scrapbooking Blog
Judy Faye Garner ~ Judy Faye’s Place