Posts Tagged ‘stamping’

Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop

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On November 7, we will be creating the Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by October 3 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Yuletide Carol Scrapbooking Workshop Kit includes:
1  – My Reflections Yuletide Carol Paper Packet (X7187B)
1 – My Acrylix Yuletide Carol Workshop Stamp Set (D-size)
3 – Cardstock Sheets (1 Colonial White, 2 Kraft)
1 – Yuletide Carol Assortment (Z3007)
1 – Sequins Gold Assortment (Z2012)
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 trimmerscissorsspongepiercing and embossing tool kitMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-D Foam, etc.)

Additional Supplies required to complete:
Black Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2105)
Desert Sand Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2118)
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2135)
Ruby Exclusive Inks Pad (Z2170)

Coordinating products:
Yuletide Carol Complements (X7187C)
Cricut Artfully Sent Collection (Z3017)
ShinHan Twin Touch Markers
Christmas Post Stamp Set (D1610)
Noel Stamp Set (C1598)
Yuletide Greetings Stamp Set (D1553)
Christmas Village Stamp Set (D1554)
Merry, Merry Stamp Set (C1591)
Make It Merry Stamp Ste (D1617)
Magical Days Stamp Set (D1552)
Santa Claus Stamp Set (C1567)
Trim the Tree Stamp Set (A1149)
O Holy Night Stamp Set (A1168)
Mary and Babe Stamp Set (C1562)
Reason for the Season Stamp Set (D1614)

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Black, Champagne, Colonial White, Desert Sand, New England Ivy, Ruby

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:
(September) Family is Forever
(October) Home for the Holidays
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be (October) Home for the Holidays.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(September) #30 Years of Happy
(October)
*The Constant Campaign you qualify for may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be the MONTHSPECIAL.

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

Merry Christmas Layout by Wendy Kessler

 

I changed the first layout by flipping the photo mats on each page to work with my pictures.  I don’t have photos yet for the second layout so I only attached one side of the elements that overlap onto the photo mats.  I also made the third photo mat on the second page the same size as the first two.  I don’t know if you can tell, but I wrote the size of the photo that I would need right on the mats so I won’t need to measure when it comes time to adding pictures.

Peace on Earth Layout by Wendy Kessler

Ivy Lane Workshop On the Go Cardmaking Kit

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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 trimmerscissorsspongepiercing tool/matMy Acrylix blocks for stamping, and adhesives of your choice (which may include Liquid GlassGlue Dots3-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:

Ivy Lane Card Kit by Wendy Kessler

This kit provides supplies and instructions to create a total of 15 cards (5 each of these three designs): 

Ivy Lane Card 1 by Wendy Kessler

Ivy Lane Card 2 by Wendy Kessler

 

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. :-)

Ivy Lane Card 3 by Wendy Kessler

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!

New Product Blog Hop – Using Zip Strips

Today I’ve got another entry in the New Product Blog Hop.  I’m on a roll!

Life is Sweet Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Paper Fundamentals Basic Assortment, Ariana Paper Packet (zip strips), Ivy Lane Paper Packet (zip strips), Glitter Shimmer Trim and Sequin Dot Assortment (from the Ivy Lane Cardmaking Workshop Kit), Ivy Lane Assortment, Ivy Lane Scrapbooking Workshop Stamp Set, Inspiration Flourishes Stamp Set, Cashmere Cardstock, Inks (Smokey Plum and Olive), Scallop Border Punch, and Cricut Artiste Collection.

I was inspired by this sketch which is great for using zip strips!  And the Ariana and Ivy Lane strips go well together.  (Zip Strips are the added part of 12×12 B&T sheets, usually with product info on one side and CTMH utilizes these by making the opposite side decorative.)  The Paper Fundamentals was the perfect foundation.  Again, I used leftovers from the Workshop on the Go Kits.



Use Your Stash Blog Hop – Paper!

This is a great start for our first 2014 Use Your Stash Blog Hop- This month we are digging into our stash and using up that paper!  Anyone who has been scrapbooking for some time most likely has their fair share of paper.  Some have  a more serious case of stashing than others (I was looking through my stash the other day wondering if it would even be possible to use it all up!).

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.

Full of Fun Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: ProPlayer Paper Packet, Laughing Lola WOTG Stamp Set, Archival Black Ink, and ProPlayer Assortment.

I have to be honest and say I really didn’t dig very far into my stash for this one.  I am, however, working at using up my stash.  I am trying to use up the papers from 2013 before the new ones show up and they are forgotten. :-)  This layout is a perfect example of how you can re-use the WOTG stamp sets for many more future layouts with different paper packets.

I don’t have much of a system yet for my patterned papers (I need to work on that and will blog about it when I do) but what you may be interested in is how I sort my cardstock.  I have found that it is a great solution to choose one brand of cardstock and stick with it (for me that is CTMH).  In using the same colors I have become familiar with them and it makes choosing colors and scrapbooking in general faster.  You can see more in THIS POST about how I have organized my scraps and now I actually use them!

Now continue with the hop and visit Judy Faye Garner next!

List of participants:

Joy McHargue
Wendy Kessler
Judy Faye Garner
Janet McCormick
Shirley Ross
Tabbi Fritz
Michelle Battitori
Casandra Bennett
Nikki DeWitt-http://www.nikkidscraftyblog.blogspot.com/ (no post)

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.