Archive for the ‘Altered & 3D Projects’ Category

Artbooking Made Easy: Elegant Mini Albums

Care for classy creations? Grace your eyes with artwork made from the elegance-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking Collection from Close To My Heart. See the video for your first tasteful touch with these keys and the elevated works of art they produce.

Featured items used in this video:
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection
X7171B My Reflections Sarita Paper Packet
X7170B My Reflections Laughing Lola Paper Packet

Stocking Stuffers and Holiday Gifts

Santa-tizer bottle by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Scalloped Border Punch, CTMH Cardstock (Cranberry, White Daisy, Black), Silver Glitter Paper, Black Buttons, and CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

TicTac Snowman Container by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH White Daisy Cardstock, unknown light blue cardstock (from my 8 1/2 x 11 stash!), unknown ribbon from stash, Zig markers, CTMH Black ink, Creative Memories Circle Cutter, and CTMH Snow Friends stamp set (retired).

The Santatizer at the top is just a small bottle of hand sanitizer covered with cardstock (idea from here).  The tic tac container was made from this example.  Once you get started, these are easy to make and work great as stocking stuffers and small gifts.but

Huntington Artwork

6″x 6″ Canvas Wall HangingsL3-Huntington at

D1550 My Acrylix® Happy Autumn
E1026 My Acrylix® Vogue Alphabet
X7174B Huntington Paper Packet
X7174C Huntington My Stickease®Assortment
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2118 Desert Sand Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2104 Barn Red Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1818 My Creations™ 6″ x 6″ Canvas Display
Z1857 Mini-Medley Accents Rosewood Collection
Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim
Z1881 Huntington Assortment
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z280 Natural Hemp
Z1617 Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Chapstick Holder – Purse

Chapstick Purses by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Artiste Cricut cartridge, Dotty For You papers (retired), bone folder, Fringed Phrases stamp set (retired), Crafted with Love stamp set, craft dots, and chapstick.
Challenges: Crafty Creations Challenges – Make it Yourself, Die Cuttin’ Diva’s – Anything Goes (purse diecut), Simon Says – Anything Goes

These little purses were so quick and easy to make.  There wasn’t even much trial and error.  By using CCR (Cricut Craft Room) I was able to see the size of the inside of the purse and know how big I should make it so that it fit.  I was surprised at how perfectly it worked out!

Details: Artiste p.35 3D Object key 5 (7.556 x 5.306), p.33 Accent 3 key 3 (1.458 x 0.819)

Use Your Stash Blog Hop: Stamps You’ve Only Used Once

For today’s hop, the theme is “Stamps you’ve only used once” or for many of us it’s “Stamps we have never used”!

You should either be starting here (continue until you make your way back), or coming from Judy’s Blog.

I was thrilled when Close to My Heart came out with a hexagon shape stamp set, however I hadn’t used it yet.  Many times the things I am excited about somehow never get used so I chose this one because sometimes once I use a stamp set I will remember it and use it more.

Stamped Canvas Journal by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: My Creations Canvas Journal (while supplies last), Pigment Inks (Slate, Cotton Candy, Indian Corn Blue, and Smokey Plum), Honeycomb Stamp Set, and Noteworthy Stamp set (retired).

Tips: When stamping on canvas choose an image that is a bit forgiving because it isn’t a solid platform like paper.  Use pigment inks and make sure your stamp is well covered with the ink.  Press firmly and hold for a bit.  These tips helped me with this project and it turned out better than my first time stamping on canvas.

Now hop on over to visit Shirley!

Here is a list of participants:

1. Rachel Ventura
2. Tabbi Fritz
3. Judy Faye Garner
4. Wendy Kessler
5. Shirley Ross