Monday, September 30, 2013

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - October: Scandinavian Wishes

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month we’re featuring the October set Scandinavian Wishes, a set of 12 stamps. If you have come here from Alyson Mayo’s blog, you’re in the right place! There are more than 50 independent Close to My Heart consultants sharing artwork made using the Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products. Hopping is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one.

The Blog Hop is a great big circle. Start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way you’ll find a complete list of participating consultants here. You can use this list to pick up where you left off.

Off we go!

I have seen so many cute cards made with our new White Daisy Circle Spin Cards but hadn’t had a chance to play with them myself. I finally got my chance! I was going to try to use a non-traditional paper pack, but in the end I decided that I really needed to use Frosted. I love how there is a coordinating snowflake on the new Artbooking cartridge!

This is really a pretty basic and simple card, but I think it turned out beautifully. I cut the piece for the front, attached it with a tiny bit of repositionable adhesive, and then opened up the card and traced the cut-out so it would be placed perfectly. I cut it out by lining up the pencil lines with the wire on my trimmer and got a perfect square which I then flipped over and attached to the inside of the card. I also added a sentiment to it.

To finish off the rest of the card I cut out circles of cardstock to cover the white spinner circle, attached them, and then cut out the matching snowflake on my Cricut. I stamped “Joy” in Twilight ink, cut around it, and then attached it with 3-D Foam Tape on top of one of the snowflakes. Lastly I applied one more snowflake, added a few Sparkles, and that was it!

Here’s what I used. All products are Close to My Heart:

S1310 Scandinavian Wishes stamp set
X7175B Frosted paper packet
Z1866 White Daisy Circle Spin Cards & Envelopes
1388 Colonial White cardstock
Z2174 Champagne Exclusive Inks
Z2160 Twilight Exclusive Inks
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Collection

Now “Hop” on over to Krista Hershberger‘s blog to see her work, and be sure to visit each consultant’s blog to get some great crafting inspiration and other fun ideas! Don’t forget, this exclusive stamp set is only available through October 31st!  Click here to order yours today!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E04): Spooky Halloween Layouts

It's easy to add some creative spook to your projects with the Cricut® Artbooking collection from Close To My Heart. View a few creepy creations and learn how to make your own in this video.

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E03): Summer Mini-Albums

From grilling to swimming, camping, and road-tripping, Close To My Heart makes it easy for you to capture your summer memories in fun, unique mini-albums. See how they're made with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Eight Great How-to Helps

Get the best in scrapbooking and cardmaking inspiration from the blueprints, cutting diagrams, instructions, tips, and full-colour artwork of Jeanette Lynton's how-to publications! Watch the video to see these must-have books and contact me to learn how to get them for yourself.

Artboooking Made Easy (S01E02): A+ School Layouts

Close To My Heart's new Cricut® Artbooking collection will give you what you need to score an A+ on back-to-school projects! See how to make your own in this video.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy (S01E01): Getting Started with Cricut Artbooking

Close To My Heart's revolutionary Cricut® Artbooking collection will take your papercrafting to a new level! Learn how to use the new collection to turn your themed layouts and mini scrapbooks into beautiful works of art.

Join us each week for the Artbooking Made Easy series from September 2013 through April 2014. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, bookmark Jeanette Lynton's blog, and follow us on Facebook to stay in-the-know!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

National Stamping Month - You are My Happy

September is National Stamping Month, and we're kicking off the party with a blog hop and the You Are My Happy stamp set trio! If you have come from Jean McNulty's blog, you're in the right place. 

The You Are My Happy stamp sets arrive on three D-size carrier sheets in two envelopes and are stylistically designed so all images coordinate to help you celebrate your happy times all year!

I'm not ready for summer to be over yet, so I was very drawn to the sunshine and coordinating sentiment. I chose a color palette that was bright and sunny as well.

Here's what I used to create my card. All products are Close to My Heart:
You Are My Happy stamp set trio
X7171B Sarita paper packet
1385 White Daisy cardstock
X5754 Creme Brulee cardstock
X5758 Sunset cardstock
Goldrush Exclusive Inks
Creme Brulee Exclusive Inks
Chocolate Exclusive Inks
Z1849 Bronze Shimmer Tape
Z1853 Aqua Dots

When you place an order of $50 or more you qualify for this whimsical triple stamp set of cheerful sentiments, images, and an alphabet to complement life’s silly, sweet, and serendipitous moments. Visit my Online Business Address today to get your own You Are My Happy stamp set trio for just $10 — a savings of $37.90 over retail value! Offer valid September 1–30, 2013.

It's time to hop on over to Krista Hershberger's blog to see her delightful artwork!