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Artbooking Layout Series – Teamwork 2

Teamwork Layout by Wendy Kessler

 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Artbooking Cricut Collection, unknown retired paper packet, Cardstock (Colonial White, Sunset, & Chocolate), and Brown & Tan Glitter Paper.

I just love this layout!  Everything from the overlay to the border and title.  I added other glitter stars throughout the page.

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

Celebrate National Paper Crafting Month

Close To My Heart is celebrating National Papercrafting Month with the Cloud Nine cardmaking kit—now available to you for a delightful deal! Watch the video and get excited to order your own before January melts away.

There are two ways to get the adorable Cloud Nine cardmaking kit: Purchase it for just $15 (retail value $46) with a minimum qualifying order of $35 during January in celebration of National Papercrafting Month.  Or get it FREE when you enroll as a new Consultant in January and submit total personal sales of $300 or more*.

Create 10 cute cards (2 each of 5 designs) using three sneak-peek accessories from the upcoming Idea Book, a new D-size stamp set, and exclusive papers.
Cloud Nine Card Kit Contents
1 – My Acrylix™ Cloud Nine Stamp Set (D-size)
1 – Cloud Nine B&T Duos™ Paper
1 – Lagoon Cardstock Sheet
1 – Honey Cardstock Sheet
1 – 9″ x 9½” White Daisy Die-Cuts Sheet
1 Roll – Gold Polka-Dot Washi Tape†
1 Roll – Teal Shimmer Trim†
1 Package – Durables Triangle Studs†
10 – Card Bases & Envelopes
1 – Instructional Brochure
Featured colors: Lagoon, Sunset, Honey, White Daisy
†new product in Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book

*New Consultant’s total qualifying sales must be remitted no later than June 30, 2014, and the free kit will automatically ship with the Consultant’s order that achieves the minimum sales, or, if that order is a customer’s OBA order, it will ship with the next order going to the Consultant’s address. Orders must be Consultant-placed and the listed shipping address must correspond to an address listed on the Consultant’s profile in their online Personal Business Assistant.

*Offer valid January 1–31, 2014. Additional criteria may apply. Tax is based on the price paid for the promotional item. Shipping/handling based on the full retail price of the card kit ($46).

Come back on January 3 for a Cloud Nine Blog Hop where you can see more uses for this card kit than just making the specifically designed cards!

This was a very quick and easy card kit!  Below are the pics of the cards as I made them, most are the same as the kit specifies.  Note that there are both gold and silver Durables Triangle Studs.  I didn’t realize this until I was working on the last card and I needed more gold.  On some cards it doesn’t matter but if if there is Washi Tape used on the card you are going to want to use the gold studs.

Cloud Nine Card 1 by Wendy KesslerCard 1 – Thanks
I changed this to a Happy Birthday card since I use so many of those.  I was lazy and didn’t want to mask the Happy Birthday stamp so I tried using a sponge dauber to ink the stamp.  It worked for the most part but I had a couple smudges around the edge…thus my added swirls that I made with a marker to camouflage my flaw.

Cloud Nine Card 2 by Wendy KesslerCard 2 – Hip Hip Hooray
Both times when I stamped the mustache I thought I was “off” and it turned out perfectly.  Focus on lining up the center when you stamp this one.  Also, if you want this to look exactly like the picture, you will need to attach the Washi Tape first and layer the B&T Paper overtop.  I just centered my B&T Paper and lined up the Washi Tape along the top and bottom so you can see the difference in my picture.

Cloud Nine Card 3 by Wendy KesslerCard 3 – Just Because

Cloud Nine Card 4 by Wendy KesslerCard 4 – Happy Birthday

Cloud Nine Card 5 by Wendy KesslerCard 5 – Love You
A note on this one: for the big heart you only need to get good ink coverage around the edge because the center of the heart will be covered.  And make sure you stamp the smaller heart and sponge the larger one so they layer correctly.

**As a last note, when using the stamp set with the Artiste Cricut cartridge for future projects, you need to use Real Dial Size.

Artbooking Layout Series – Nursery 2

Blessed Baby Layout by Wendy Kessler

 

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Dotty For You Paper Packet (retired), Cardstock (Sorbet, & White Daisy), and Stardust Glitter Glitz.

I found these pictures on my camera that didn’t get printed so they were overdue.  The cloud paper was perfect for this baby layout.  I added Stardust Glitter Glitz to accent the banner and some of the hearts and I popped up the title.

Click here to see all the layouts that I have completed so far.

Visit my website to purchase the amazing Artbooking Cricut Collection!

Chipboard Plaques

So I found these chipboard pieces in my stash and got creative!  They were marked way down and “as is” in the clearance section.  I think they were meant for a chipboard book but I love what I did with them.  There were three holes at the top and I just covered the middle one with paper and ribbon and used the outside ones.  I used Cricut Craft Room to design these, making it super easy to size all the lettering!

Love Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH For Always Paper (retired), CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Artiste cartridge (Accent 2, F, 3″, 2.5″, 2″), CTMH Cardstock (Grey Flannel (retired) and Cranberry), Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon (retired).  Pinspiration

Love Life Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (for flowers: Font, Banner 1, 2″) , Cherry Limeade Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Dotty for You Paper (retired special), CTMH Cardstock (Juniper, Cotton Candy, Black and Pear), Juniper ink, Juniper Grosgrain Ribbon (retired). Pinspiration

Beauty Wall Hanging by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: CTMH Bliss Paper (retired), Creative Memories Reminisce Accents Cricut cartridge (font), CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (for flowers: Font, Banner 6, 2″ & 2.5″ and Font, Banner 6 <shift>, 3″) , CTMH Cardstock (Cocoa and Sorbet). Pinspiration

Use Your Stash Blog Hop: Glitter!

Welcome to this months CTMH Use Your Stash Blog Hop!  This month we are focusing on all things GLITTER!  If you are starting here, you will continue until you make your way back.  If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Janet McCormick.

Here Comes Trouble Layout by Wendy KesslerSupplies used are all CTMH: Bella Paper Packet (retired), Bella My Stickease (retired), Bronze Shimmer Trim, Bronze Glitter Glitz, Pink Glitter Glitz, and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

For my glitter I used some Shimmer Trim and Glitter Glitz Gels.  These products are great to use with any papers and I love to add them to older ones to give them a fresh look and are among my favorites.  The Shimmer Trim has an adhesive back and you can look forward to more colors in the 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book.  The Glitter Glitz Gels are retiring and will only be available until the end of January 2014 (or while supplies last).  On this layout I used the Glitter Glitz Gel to create my title, outline my diecut, and accent the My Stickease stickers.

Now move on to your next stop, Shirley Ross.

Here is a list of participants:

1. Wendy Kessler
2. Shirley Ross
3. Rachel Ventura
4. Tabbi Fritz
5. Nikki DeWit t – www.nikkidscraftyblog.blogspot.com (no post yet)
6. Judy Garner
7. Theresa Morrow
8. Janet McCormick
9. Joy McHargue