Archive for December, 2013

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!

Sarita Artwork

Bucket List Designed Décor Frame and FlagL3-Sarita at WendyKessler.CTMH.com

C1561 My Acrylix® One-Way Borders
C1565 My Acrylix® In the Moment
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2195 Lagoon Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2106 Blush Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2123 Goldrush Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2500 Whimsy Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z2502 Enchantment Exclusive Inks® Mini Pigment Pads Set
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1885 Sarita Textiles
Z1865 Designed Décor Colonial White Frame
Z1815 Mini Clothes Pins
Z1751 Baker’s Twine Harvest Assortment
Z1732 Color-Ready Seam Binding Ribbon
Z1852 Stitch Guide
Z1686 Cricut® Art Philosophy Collection: 2″ <Banner4> (p. 49), 1″ <Circle5> (p. 61)
Z1790 Cricut® Artiste Collection: 2″ Shift+Accent 4 <V> (p. 64), 1″ <font> “BUCKET LIST”
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Skewer
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Sarita Workshop On the Go Kit

WOTG Sarita, shop at WendyKessler.CTMH.com

On February 7, we will be creating the Sarita Workshop on the Go Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by January 3 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Sarita Workshop Kit includes:
My Reflections Sarita Paper Packet
My Acrylix Sarita Workshop Stamp Set
Cardstock Sheets (1 Goldrush, 2 Gypsy)
SaritaAssortment
Natural Hemp
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:
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Pad
Outdoor Denim Exclusive Inks Pad
Artiste Collection

Coordinating products:
Sarita My Stickease Assortment
In the Moment stamp set
One-Way Borders stamp set
Sarita Textiles

Coordinating Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers): Colonial White, Cotton Candy, Goldrush, Gypsy, Lagoon, Outdoor Denim

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:
(December) Special Care
(January) Cross-Stitch Wishes
*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 (January) Cross-Stitch Wishes.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(December) Holidays From the Heart
(January) Cloud 9 Cardmaking Kit (more info to come, Get this card kit for $15 when you place a qualifying purchase of $35 or more)
*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)

Below are both layouts as I created them, mostly the same but I made the photo mat on the second layout (right page) smaller to accommodate a 4×6 photo.

In Love with Today Layout by Wendy Kessler

So Lucky Layout by Wendy Kessler

Trendy Trims

Your layouts, wall hangings, goodie bags, and other projects will come to life with some fun new trims from Close To My Heart! Whether used as pattern pieces, background designs, or accents, these trims are sure to add a lot of zest and dimension to your papercrafting.

Featured items used in this video:
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon (also available in Outdoor Denim)
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape (also available in other varieties)
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Trim (also available in Black & Silver)