Quick Crafting with Class

Stuck in a stamping rut? Get some tips and tricks on popular, timesaving stamping and general papercrafting techniques, and learn more about how to receive May’s fabulous Stamp of the Month set from Close To My Heart for only $5!  Only available for the month of May so get yours today!

Featured items used in this video:
S1405 My Acrylix You’ve Got a Friend Stamp Set
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad

And don’t forget about the May special which has a coordinating workshop including this stamp set!

Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Brings May Flowers

This hop is a circle; if you have just started simply continue until you make your way back here; if you have already started, you should be coming from Katy Donaldson Taylor.

Dolls Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Retired paper packet, Paper Flowers (retired), Brown & Tan Sparkles, Gold Shimmer Trim (exclusive to the Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop on the Go Kit), and Scallop Border Punch.  Sketch from Sketch Savvy.

This layout was a fun way to use flowers, not only did I use the paper flowers but the paper I used also has flowers.  I tried something new with this layout; I used the Shimmer Trim to create my title.  It worked well in making the block letters and was the perfect size!

Now hop on over to Janet McCormick!

List of participants:

  1. Katy Donaldson Taylor
  2. Wendy Kessler
  3. Janet McCormick
  4. Casandra Bennet
  5. Theresa Morrow
  6. Joy McHargue
  7. Judy Faye Garner
  8. Shirley Ross
  9. Adeline Brill

Glitter Gem Balloons Layout


Supplies needed for this project:

Make It from Your Heart™ Vol. 1: Pattern 17 (altered)
X7182B Timberline Paper Packet
X7183B Lollydoodle Paper Packet
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
X5757 Gypsy Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
Z2173 Slate Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1922 Pink Glitter Paper
Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper
Z1934 Flamingo Dots
Z1936 Purple Glitter Gems
Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1895 Base & Bling Purple Jewels
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection
Z1979 EK Tools™ Journaling Pen
Cricut® Shape:
9 1/2″ RDS Overlay <HeloWrld> (p. 84)
2 1/2″ Border <HeloWrld> (p. 84)
2 1/2″ Shift+Border <LookWhos> (p. 84)
1 3/4″ RDS Icon <HeloWrld> (cut 2, p. 84)
1 3/4″ RDS Shift+Icon <LookWhos> (cut 2, p. 84)
2 1/2″ RDS Shift <LookWhos> (p. 84)
2″ Accent 3 <HppyBday> (cut 3, p. 70)
1 3/4″ Accent 3 <HppyBday> (cut 2, p. 70)

Happy Father’s Day Card

With Mother’s Day past, that means that Father’s Day is just around the corner.  I always struggle with masculine cards.  Here is an idea for you.14-ss-happy-fathers-day-cdSupplies needed for this card:

7″ x 5″ Happy Father’s Day Card
Originals: Message in a Pocket™
C1571 My Acrylix™ You’re the Best
X7180B Balloon Ride Paper Packet
X5759 Pacifica Cardstock
X5929 Whisper Cardstock
Z1939 Paper Fundamentals Basics Assortment
Z2192 Pacifica Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks™ Pad
Z1375 Kraft Cardstock
Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper
Z1935 Black & Grey Epoxy Bubbles
Z1932 Silver Geometric Washi Tape
Z1921 Baker’s Twine Neutral Metallic Assortment
Z1294 Sanding Kit

Party Favor Favorites – Video

A huge trend in party planning right now is making small favors as your invitations.  All of our 3-D items on the Cricut Artiste cartridge are perfect for such a feat!  Learn to create your own perfect party favor boxes using Cricut -cut shapes in this online video.

Featured items used in this video:
C1580 My Acrylix Big Top Stamp Set
Z1790 Cricut Artiste Collection