Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 01/06/2017 08:00 pm by Wendy
Welcome to our New Product Blog Hop! We will be featuring new products from the 2017 Seasonal One Idea Book.
If you have come here from Cat Nowak’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 Heart: Whimsy Fundamentals, Springtime Complements, Whimsy Ribbon Pack, ShinHan Markers (Leaf Green, Turquoise Blue, Colorless Blender),
I love the gold trimmed chipboard pieces in the Springtime Complements, they look so pretty when colored with the ShinHan Markers! I used the Colorless Blender over the Leaf Green to make it a bit lighter.
Now “Hop” on over to Melinda Everitt’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting ideas!
Products in the 2017 Seasonal One Idea Book are available now through April 2017. Shop now!
Posted in Cards on 01/05/2017 08:00 am by Wendy
I’m hoping to do more of these sketches this year.
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Sugar Rush Paper Packet, Sugar Rush Complements, Sea Glass Cardstock, and Gold Shimmer Trim.
Freshly Made Sketches 268 I missed the deadline on getting this one posted but at least I got it done.
Here’s another, just changing up the embellishment colors.
Posted in Cards, Scrapbook Pages on 01/04/2017 08:00 am by Wendy
Posted in Misc. on 01/03/2017 10:11 am by Wendy
The new Season Expressions 1 has now been released and you can view it online. Check out all the new workshops, stamps, and complements!
Posted in Altered & 3D Projects on 01/03/2017 08:00 am by Wendy
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.
* 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: