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CTMH Technique Blog Hop – Embossing Folders

Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop.  Today you will see how we’ve used embossing folders.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Joy McHargue.

Embossed Card by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all Close to My Heart: Quatrefoil Embossing Folder, Cardstock (Indian Corn Blue, Colonial White), Scalloped Border Punch, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Paper Flowers (retired), Jubilee Paper Packet, and Brown & Tan Sparkles Assortment.

It has been quite awhile since I did anything in my scrapbook room even though I have had the idea for this card for quite some time.  My idea started with this pin and grew from there.  I am new to using embossing folders and I love how they add so much to a card.  I couldn’t help but bling this one up by placing sparkles in all the open embossed shapes.  This is a very easy card to replicate and is perfect for many different occasions (Birthday, Thank You, Mother’s Day)

Now hop on over to Michelle Loncar!

List of participants:

Shirley Ross
Sheila Bennett
Joy McHargue
Wendy Kessler
Michelle Loncar
Terry Morrow
Judy Faye Garner
Melissa Robinson

Hoppy Easter Card

14-ss-happy-easter-cdSupplies needed for this card:

4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Hoppy Easter Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 28
B1423 My Acrylix™ Hoppy Easter
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
X5668 Honey Cardstock
1271 Buttercup Cardstock
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2168 Colonial White Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2167 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2106 Blush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2192 Pacifica Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2175 Cashmere Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2155 Topiary Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
3174 Blending Pen
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Artiste
3/4″ Shift+Accent 3 <Easter> (p. 73)

Jubilee Card

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Supplies needed for this card:
X7181B Jubilee Paper Packet
Black Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock
Z1916 Sparkle Black Flourishes – Small
B1439 My Acrylix Dreamer Stamp Set
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks Pad
Originals Card Confidence Program (Squares and Overlay, p.65)

Ivy Lane Workshop On the Go Cardmaking Kit

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The Ivy Lane Workshop On the Go Cardmaking Kit is not in our club rotation so if you are in club and would like this one you should add it to one of your orders or substitute it for a different workshop.

The Ivy Lane Workshop On the Go Cardmaking Kit includes:
My Acrylix Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop Stamp Set (D-size) (exclusive)
2 – Ivy Lane B&T Duos Papers (from the Ivy Lane Paper Packet)
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Cocoa, 2 Colonial White, 1 Hollyhock)
15 – Colonial White Cards & Envelopes
1 – Sequin Dot Assortment (24 each of 4 colors) (exclusive)
1 – Gold Shimmer Trim (exclusive)
1 – Instructional Brochure

Basic Workshop on the Go supplies: All Workshops On the Go Kits use some or all basic supply items which I recommend you bring with you.  These items include a paper trimmerscissorsspongepiercing tool/matMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Additional Supplies required to complete:
Z2103 Bamboo Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Inks Pad
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks Pad (you may want to substitute Olive Ink, see my notes below)
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection

Mine are a little different:

Ivy Lane Card Kit by Wendy Kessler

This kit provides supplies and instructions to create a total of 15 cards (5 each of these three designs): 

Ivy Lane Card 1 by Wendy Kessler

Ivy Lane Card 2 by Wendy Kessler

 

The instructions call for Pear ink but I didn’t think that looked right so I changed it on this card and used Olive Ink instead.  You can see the difference from card 1 (used Pear on the sentiment) and card 2 (used Olive on the flower).  If I could do it again, I would use Olive on both but with all that masking already done I really didn’t want to redo it. :-)

Ivy Lane Card 3 by Wendy Kessler

I altered this last design by using the B&T paper for the banner on the bottom and the Inspiration Flourishes Stamp Set.  Don’t be afraid to change up the cards like this to make them suit your own personal needs!

Art Philosophy Collection and Artwork

I’m sure you are all excited about the new book and products that I will be sharing beginning on February 1st.  I wanted to take this time beforehand to explain the three amazing Cricut Collections that we have and the differences between them.  How they are the same: All of the Close to My Heart Cricut Collections include a cartridge (with 700 images), 3 coordinating D-size stamp sets, and 3 sheets of coordinating Dimensional Elements.  How they are different: Art Philosophy has lots of basics and is a good choice for everyone.  Artiste has a lot of 3D items.  Artbooking focuses on layouts and mini albums.

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The Art Philosophy Cricut Collection includes:

  • 1 – Cartridge (700 images; font, basic shapes, and 3-D items)
  • 3 – My Acrylix D-size Stamp Sets
  • 3 – 12″ x 9″ Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes

If you own a Cricut machine this Collection is a must-have!  Check out some of the artwork below.

cricut-art-philosophy-cards(This picture is a sneak peek for the new book so supplies listed below will be available on February 1, 2014)

Supplies needed for these projects:

4 3/4″ x 3″ Remember When Card
Wishes: Noteworthy™
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Thread
Staple
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
1″ <Rctngle4> (p. 25)
1″ Font <Oval5> (p. 62)

5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ Special Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 26
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5764 Pear Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Staples
Pen
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
2″ <Square4> (p. 53)
3″ Shift+Font Layer <Leaf1> (p. 62)
1 1/2″ <Acorn> (trim to look like apple, p. 36)
1″ <Leaf1> (cut 2, p. 62)

3″ x 3 3/4″ Thanks Card
Wishes: Keyhole™
X7179B Ariana Paper Packet
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment
Z1924 Dot Embossing Folder
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
2 1/2″ and 3″ <Circle1> (p. 21)
2″ <Circle3> (p. 41)

4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Wonderful Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 26
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X5762 Lagoon Cardstock
1271 Buttercup Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1917 Lagoon Zipper Lace
Z1767 Chalk Marker
3174 Blending Pen
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
1 1/4″ and 1 1/2″ <Shape2> (p. 36)
1 3/4″ and 2″ <Gift> (cut 2 each, p. 60)

5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ Congratulations Card
Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 2: Pattern 25 (rotated)
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
X5643 Chocolate Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1271 Buttercup Cardstock
X5764 Pear Cardstock
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1961 White Marquee Enamel Shapes
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim
3174 Blending Pen
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Staples
Cricut® Shapes:
Art Philosophy
2″ <Square4> (p. 53)
1 1/2″ Shift+Layer <House> (cut 3, p. 42)

Cricut-ArtPhiloBeauty

Supplies needed for these projects:

4½” x 4½” Merry & Sweet Christmas Card
D1557 My Acrylix® Candyland
C1561 One-Way Borders
X7175B Frosted Paper Packet (can substitute any Christmas themed paper)
1245 Olive Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2135 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper
Z1861 Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
5½” Shift+Card <Ornamnt1> (p. 33)

2¾ ” x 3½” Thanks Card
B1410 My Acrylix® A Friend Like You (substitute any other Friend stamp set)
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
X5927 Ruby Cardstock
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2172 Whisper Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1864 Slate Striped Twist Ties
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
3½” Shift+Card <Petal1> (p. 65)

4½” x 4½” Deck the Halls Card
D1553 My Acrylix® Yuletide Greetings
X7175B Frosted Paper Packet (can substitute any Christmas themed paper)
1245 Olive Cardstock
Z2135 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2429 Ruby Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2425 Olive Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2404 Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z2406 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Marker Set
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Thread
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
4½” Shift+Card <Bracket1> (p. 44)

5½” x 4¼” When I Count My Friends Card
B1410 My Acrylix® A Friend Like You (substitute any other Friend stamp set)
X7175B Frosted Paper Packet (can substitute any Christmas themed paper)
1245 Olive Cardstock
Z2135 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1861 Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection
Z1851 Scallop Border Punch
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
5½” Shift+Card <Vase> (p. 54)

3½” x 2¾” I’m Grateful for . . . Card
B1410 My Acrylix® A Friend Like You (substitute any other Friend stamp set)
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2170 Ruby Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1768 Metallics Markers
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection
Cricut® Shape:
Art Philosophy
3½” Shift+Card <Heart3> (p. 69)

Cricut-Beauty

Supplies needed for these projects:

Congratulations Gift Box
X7151B Footloose Paper Packet (substitute X7177B Skylark Paper Packet)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents Sunset Collection (retired, substitute any other embellishments)
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

7″ x 5″ Happy Birthday Card Wishes: On the Ball™
X7151B Footloose Paper Packet (substitute X7177B Skylark Paper Packet)
X5914 Light Yellow & Orange Cardstock Shade Pack (choose your own yellow and orange shades of cardstock)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2167 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1096 Embroidery Floss Neutral Assortment
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection (retired, substitute a brown ribbon, shimmer trim, or even washi tape)
Z1706 Durables Round Studs
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Flower Handle Box
X7151B Footloose Paper Packet (substitute X7177B Skylark Paper Packet)
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2167 Crème Brulee Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1338 Mini-Medley Accents Sunset Collection (substitute other embellishment)
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax (substitute floss or a thin ribbon)
Z280 Natural Hemp (substitute Baker’s Twine Hemp)
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Thank You Card
Wishes: Designer Tag™
X7151B Footloose Paper Packet (substitute X7177B Skylark Paper Packet)
X5914 Light Yellow & Orange Cardstock Shade Pack (choose your own yellow and orange shades of cardstock)
X5642 Cocoa Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1316 Designer Ribbon Cocoa Collection (retired, substitute a brown ribbon, shimmer trim, or even washi tape)
Z1088 Chocolate Waxy Flax (substitute floss or a thin ribbon)
Z1366 Brads Metal Assortment (any neutral-colored brads will work)
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection

Come back tomorrow for artwork on the Artiste Collection and then on Friday for the Artbooking Collection.