Posted in Blog Hops, Cards on 04/15/2014 06:00 am by Wendy
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.
Supplies 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!
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Judy Faye Garner
Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 03/21/2014 08:00 am by Wendy
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 Joy McHargue.
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Cardstock (Outdoor Denim and Brown Bag (retired)), Ivy Lane Paper Packet, Jubilee Paper Packet, Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Skylark Complements, Durable Studs – Square (retired), Harvest Charms (retired), and Make It from Your Heart Volume 2 (Pattern 2).
I really enjoyed putting this layout together because it really is a stash buster. I used old metals as well as scraps left from new papers, using up multiple paper packets. For the metal I found some old accents that went with a specific paper packet. This is a good example of thinking outside the box with these specific embellishments. The complements that I used were also specific but I was able to mix those in as well. I really wanted to use antique brads but it’s been so long I can’t find them (!) so I used the studs instead.
Now hop on over to Janet McCormick!
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Posted in Cards on 02/19/2014 12:00 am by Wendy
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 trimmer, scissors, sponge, piercing tool/mat, My Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid Glass, Glue Dots, 3-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:
This kit provides supplies and instructions to create a total of 15 cards (5 each of these three designs):
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.
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!
Posted in Scrapbook Pages on 02/16/2014 12:00 am by Wendy
Posted in Blog Hops, Scrapbook Pages on 02/07/2014 08:00 pm by Wendy
If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Maria Myers.
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 (Pattern 4), Ariana Paper Packet, Lollydoodle Paper Packet, Ivy Lane Paper Packet, Pink Glitter Paper, Lollydoodle Complements, Lollydoodle Assortment, Sparkle Flourishes, White Daisy Cardstock, Cotton Candy Washi Tape (retired), Flamingo Dots, Cricut Art Philosophy Collection, Corner Rounder, and 3D Foam Tape.
This layout is a great example of how you can mix and match all the paper packs and embellishments! Who would have thought that Ariana, Ivy Lane, and Lollydoodle could all be used together?!? What I really used were all the scraps left over after completing the Workshop on the Go Kits for each of these papers. I am very pleased with this layout of “scraps”! I cut the number with using Art Philosophy, layered it with Washi Tape, and trimmed the edges. I used this same technique for the polka dot border on the top. Sorry, I keep forgetting that the Cotton Candy Washi Tape is retired; I just really like it! For this layout you could substitute another Washi Tape. There are many that would coordinate.
Sheila Bennett is your next stop!
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