National Papercrafting Month: Welcome Home

Every January, we celebrate National Papercrafting Month as a way of acknowledging the pure joy of playing with paper! We scrapbook with it, we make cards with it, we decorate with it—in short, we craft with it! This January, we are celebrating the joys of paper-crafted home décor with this beautiful Welcome Home wreath kit. The kit comes with pre-cut pieces you can simply pop out and attach to the sturdy chipboard wreath base, making a welcoming décor piece for your home. Here are all the ways you can get the wreath kit:  (1) Purchase the Welcome Home wreath kit outright for $18.95 with no qualifying purchase, OR earn it FREE with a qualifying $60 purchase or (2) Earn a FREE Welcome Home wreath kit when you host a Gathering that reaches the second level of Hostess Rewards.

I hung my finished wreath on my scrapbook room door. (Note: I only had enough P’s because I had 2 kits.) The second one I used the word Welcome and it will most likely be a gift.

Tips:
* Take your time punching out the pieces, especially the stems so they don’t rip.  You won’t have any trouble as long as you don’t get in a hurry.  If something does rip, it’s easy enough to still make it work.
* I highly recommend a Quilling Tool for this project.  It works so well for holding/curling/folding the paper to create flowers and you can use it over and over when making other flowers included in our Cricut Collections.
* I also used Glue Dots instead of Liquid Glass for the white flowers.  It’s a more expensive option but you don’t have to wait and hold each flower to dry.  You could also use a variety of craft, mini, and micro sizes for the other flowers but since these can lay flat to dry I liked the Liquid Glass.  If you use Glue Dots, it will add a bit more dimension between the layers.
*I punched out all the pieces first and put each succulent in it’s own pile from largest to smallest.  If you have the Versamat or something similar, you can use this and move the project around as needed.
* When I make flowers like the white ones, I like to curl the petals before rolling the flower.  For the rest of the flowers, I also curled the petals before gluing them together and used the handle of the quilling tool (or a pencil would also work) instead of the tip.

* I’d only place the larger leaves on the base first, then I’d put the flowers on or at least temporarily so you have a better idea how things will lay.  I thought the flowers were a bit crowded when I followed the given instructions and I covered up some of the vines (I removed them and reattached to my liking.)

Here’s my second wreath:

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I’m hoping to get a few of these done this year.

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Sugar Rush Paper Packet, Sugar Rush Complements, Sugar Rush Washi Tape, Sugar Rush Cardmaking Stamp Set, and Pomegranate Ink.

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Sugar Rush Workshop

On February 3, we will be creating the Sugar Rush Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by January 6 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Sugar Rush Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit includes:
1  – Sugar Rush Paper Packet
1 – Sugar Rush Complements
4 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Whisper, 3 White Daisy)
1 – Sugar Rush Dots
1 – Sugar Rush Washi Pack

Download Instruction Guide: On my website

With this kit, you will be able to complete three 2-page layouts (shown above).

Additional Picture My Life Layout: To create the Picture My Life layout for this workshop, simply purchase the Memory Protector designs of your choice, Picture My Life cards, and Complements as desired.

Additional Cardmaking Project: (Make 9 cards, 3 of each design, using your remaining workshop materials and just a few extra supplies!)
Sugar Rush Cardmaking Thin Cuts Bundle
Blossom Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Pomegranate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

Coordinating colors for this paper (cardstock and inks): Blossom, Canary, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Sea Glass, Tangerine, Whisper, White Daisy.

Other coordinating products:
Sugar Rush Coordinating Cardstock
Sugar Rush – Scrapbooking Stamp Set
Shimmer Brush – Gold
Workshops Your Way Mother’s Day Cardmaking Kit

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
January 2017: Adore You

The current Constant Campaign is:
Welcome Home – Wreath Kit

My completed projects:
I added Flip Flaps and on the cards I used up what I had left of the donut stickers.

January 2017 SOTM Blog Hop (Adore You)

Welcome to our January 2017 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the Adore You stamp set.

If you have come here from Melinda Everitt’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 all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.  To visit each blog for some great ideas just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

Supplies used are all Close to My HeartAdore You stamp set, Whimsy Fundamentals, Fern Cardstock, ShinHan Markers (Leaf Green, Sap Green, Turquoise Blue, Peacock Green, Carmine, Vivid Green, Pastel Green, Golden Yellow), Picture My Life Overlays – Gold & SilverHearts Thin Cuts, Adventure Ribbon Pack, Cranberry Cardstock, Memento Black Ink, Love Thin Cuts, Cranberry Ink, and Gold Sequins Assortment.

On the green card, I fussy-cut the flower stamp.  On the love card, I stamped the hearts in a line and then cut that out before attaching to the card.  On the hello card, I cut out the word out of the transparency and attached with micro glue dots.

Now “Hop” on over to Cat Nowak’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!

The Adore You stamp set is available until the end of January.  Shop now!

Swan Lake Cards

Here are the cards made from the Swan Lake Workshop Your Way Scrapbooking Kit and Thankful for You Thin Cuts Bundle.