Christmas Tags Part 1

As you may have read some of my prior posts I am working on items for a Craft Fair I will be participating in next month.  I have been thinking of crafts that would be great for a Holiday Craft Fair ~ gift sets,  cards, ornaments, teacher gifts …..  I thought everyone needs gift tags particularly with the holidays coming up.  I love gift tags and unfortunately did not make any last year and I refuse to purchase ones since I can make my own. So I have been busy…

Here are a couple tags I crated using the new Artistry cartridge.HoHoHo Santa Gift Tag ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comYou can find this adorable Santa on page 47 of the new Artistry handbook.  I thought he would look so cute on the new Fern cardstock.  The tag is 3.89″ high and 2.4″ wide.  See below for the link for the Design Space with cut file. Noel Gift Tag ~ Glitter Tree ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comI love this one, with the glitter paper.  The green is actually a retired glitter paper but we now have this new awesome green shimmer trim which could also use.  I did use shimmer trim at the top and bottom whit the Gold and Bronze.Warmest Wishes ~ Snowman Gift Tag ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis snowman is so cute!! I used a snowflake embossing folder to create texture on the snowman.  I added  little shimmer trim to the bottom.   The pom pom on the hat and the trim of the hat are colored with a white gel pen and then gone over with some Stickles ~ crystal.

I really hope these go over well as I crated a lot; however, if they don’t no worries as I love them and will be using them for Christmas for the next couple years 🙂 . Here is the LINK to the Design Space cuts, if you use it please be sure to give credit.

Happy Crafting!

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Coffee Cup Gift Holder

Have you seen the super cute coffee cup on page 5 of the new Artistry Cricut cartridge? I have seen a lot of great artwork using it on cards but I got to thinking wouldn’t it be great to make it into a sleeve with a gift card holder??? I saw a couple on Pinterest one designed by Krista Hershberger which helped me with the inspiration.  I decided to make it a pocket style card  so I went to Design Space to create this card.

Thank you Coffee gift card holder ~ Zoe ~ Artistry ~ Art Philosophy ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is what it looks like when you pull up the white lid.Thank you Gift card holder inside ~ Zoe ~ Artistry ~ Artiste ~ Catscrapbooking.comThe pattern paper part of the cup is actually two parts, I added wings on to one side so they can be adjoined to make a sleeve. I use part of a sleeve to make the gift card insert.  Here is the LINK for the Design Space file, you will need both the Artistry and Artiste cartridge if you wish to use it.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

I made a bunch of these for a craft fair I will be participating in next month.  I think they will go over well particularly as Teacher Gift Cards.

Happy Crafting!

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Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop ~ Sangria

Welcome to the Stampers with an Attitude Blog Hop!!  The Stampers with an Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.  This month the Stampers with an Attitude are going to be showcasing art work with the wonderful fall colored Sangria paper pack. You will just fall in love with the rich colors of this paper pack!!!

If you are just starting here or hopping here from JUDY FAYE GARNER’S Blog  then you are in the right spot.  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating consultant at the end of my blog.

I have been wanting to make one of those fabulous wreaths made out of rolled flowers.  When I saw the colors in the Sangria paper pack X7199B.  I knew it was the right one.  So I rolled like 90 flowers to create this wreath.Sangria ~ flower wreath ~ catscrapbooking.comThe wreath is 13″ foam which I wrapped in burlap so if any spots showed through it would be burlap and not white. I decided since these were fall colors I would add a few leaves.

Sangria ~ Flower Wreath detail 2 ~ catscrapbooking.com

Sangria ~ Flower Wreath detail 3 ~ catscrapbooking.comI actually used three different flowers in three different sizes.  For those of you with a Cricut Explore I used #m44903, #m47643 and #m435f5 all of which are from the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I sized them at 4″, 4.4″ and 4.8″.  For the leaves I used #m473AB from Artbooking (2.8″ high and 2.4″ high), #m58a300 (3.2″ high and 2.4″ high) & #m411c98 (2.19″ high and 2.59″ high) are from Artistry and #m42812 (2.76″ high & 2.2″ high) from Artiste.   I used pearl straight pins to secure the flowers to and leaves to the wreath.

Here is the list of papers used:

  • Sangria paper pack X7199B
  • Cardstock ~ Eggplant, Poppy, Pomegranate, Colonial White, Fern, Desert Sands, Cocoa, and Champange
  • Inks ~ Poppy, Pomegranate, Eggplant, Fern, Desert Sands, Cocoa and Champagne.

Now it is time to hop on over to the SHEILA BENNETT ’S Blog and see what wonderful creation she has for you.  Here is the full list of participants:

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s Blog Hop ~ U

Welcome to the Everything ABC Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog HopFor this hop we will be featuring the letter “U”.  This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment.  Whatever the crafter has chosen as their “U” element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from DARLYS RECKER’S Blog then you are in the right place.   The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Linda’s blog HERE.

Since the letter “U” is sort of elusive as far as incorporating into crafting.  So I decided to look to my cricut keys and USE the images found on the page with the “U” from the Artistry cartridge.  On page 17 is the “U” key and it has a great birthday cuts.

ABC's U ~ Artistry ~ Happy Birthday ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is the list of supplies used to create this card and if you have the Artistry Cartridge and an Explore HERE is the link with the sizes.

Now it is time to hop on over to LAUREN MOORE’S Blog and see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Color Dare #163 ~ Canary, Goldrush, Poppy, Cocoa & Kraft

Welcome to this weeks Color My Heart Color Challenge!  This week for Color Dare #163 we are featuring  CANARY, GOLDRUSH, POPPY, KRAFT & COCOA.

12029831_1657574924529299_7173976321019028559_oThese are such fun fall colors I knew I wanted to use one of the fun fall stamp sets.  I choose Friend Tree D1677.

Color Dare #163 ~ Friend Tree ~ CatScrapbooking.comI wanted to soften the Poppy so when I stamped the leaves with Poppy I used second generation ink.

Supplies used:

Now it is your turn to create! Just create a project (card, layout or other craft project) using this weeks colors.  Then link them to the Color My Heart Blog ~ Color Dare #163.  For this Color Dare Challenge, you have until Thursday October 15, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time to submit your project.   We love to see your inspirations.

Happy Crafting!

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Holiday Expressions Blog Hop

Welcome to Holiday Expressions Blog Hop.HE2015Today you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring artwork which showcases items featured it the AWESOME Holiday Expressions Idea Book.

If you are just arriving her from GINA BRANDSETTER’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have 30 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to focus on Nevermore as I love Halloween and have tons of photos each year.  Here is a layout featuring the pumpkins we carved in 2014.Nevermore ~ Pumpkin layout ~ Artbooking & Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.com

Here is the the left and right sides individually.

Nevermore ~ Pumpkin Layout Left ~ Artbooking & Artiste ~ CatScrapbooking.comNevermore ~ Pumpkin Layout Right ~ Artbooking & Artiste ~ CatScrapbooking.comI really love the way this turned out and I plan on showcasing more of the individual pumpkins with 2×2 flip flaps.  I use an Explore so in design space I actually welded two of the spider webs together.  For the film strip I cut two and lined them up one after the other, the connection point is just under the Happy Halloween.

Items used for this layout:

Your next stop on the hop is  WENDY KESSLER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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Fall Inspirations ~ Sangria Card Workshop

It is finally beginning to feel like fall here in Colorado.  I sure hope it stays as I love this time of year with the cooler temps.  Enough about the weather… I have been feeling fall inspirations with the Sangria paper Pack.  I have to admit I was not sure about this paper pack but having played with it I am really liking it.  The colors are fabulous as they use several of the new rich Enchantment colors ~ Poppy, Pomegranate, and Eggplant.  I used this paper pack and colors to design my October Card Workshop October 26th at 6:30 PM.  If you are in the Arvada, CO area and would like to come please email me at catscrapbooking@gmail.com for more details and check availability.

October Card Workshop 2015 ~ Sangria ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere are the cards individually.

Color Dare #159 ~ Sangria #ctmhsangria ~ Paper Garden~ catscrapbooking.comThis card is using last months Stamp of the Month ~ Paper Garden and Wavy Blooms stamp sets.Thanksgiving ~ Harvest Wreath ~ Sangria ~ catscrapbooking.comThis card uses the new Harvest Wreath D1662 stamp set.

Sangria ~ Sympathy Card ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card is using the awesome new Artistry cartridge and one of the Hostess Exclusive stamp sets ~ Say it All C1632.

Sangria ~ Thank you ~ Fall Colors ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis card was inspired by Lynn Como.  I did change the paper showcased and the card base but it was my inspiration. The stamp sets used are the Sangria WOTG and Victorian Gratitude M1131.  The flower is cut from Artistry.

Please let me know if you have any questions about my workshops or you would like to join me.

Happy Crafting!

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Preschool Book

My son started preschool last year only going two days a week. The school he goes to uses Tools of the Mind as their curriculum. I was so blown away by this program and it was great seeing the growth over the school year. I know a lot of parents are cautious to send their child to one, but a Steiner Preschool can be absolutely fantastic for both of a child and a parent. He came home most of the days with is play plan, science eyes and artwork. I really wanted to be able to preserve this for him and keep the collection in an organized way. So I decided to make it into a book. The pages varied in sizes so I had to find a way to make it all work. Since the majority of the preschool material was 5 1/5 x 8 I decide I would scan or photograph the large items and reduce them in size to make a 6 x 9 finished bound book.

Zoe ~ Artbooking ~ School ~ Catscrapbooking

I decided to use Zoe as my paper pack for the cover. I mixed it with pomegranate and honey cardstock. I used my Artbooking cartrige to cut the apple and photos mat. The new Jennifer’s Hand B1484 alphabet stamp set with Slate ink. I did use my black journaling pen to trace the number to make them stand out a bit.Zoe ~ School ~ catscrapbooking.comOn the inside of the cover I used his class photo and name plate from school. He would come in every morning and find the one with his name on it and then put it on a board depending on the answer to the question of the day.

Preschool book dividers -play plans ~catscrapbooking.com

The play plans are the key to getting them to start writing their names and drawing a picture of themselves. The will also write their plan for the center they are going to. For this divider I just wanted to use the stick figure since he started drawing a bit more of one by the end of the year. The title was cut using Artistry and stick figure is a SVG file with my Silhouette.

Preschool book ~ science eyes ~ catscrapbookingThis section did not start until the spring. They would look at an object and describe it to their friend and then draw it. He only brought home a few but I wanted to preserve these as well. The title was cut using Artistry and microscope and atom are SVG files with my Silhouette.Preschool book ~ artwork ~ catscrapbooking.com

This was the last section and since most of the artwork was small or too big I just photographed it all and will include a photo of the pieces along with a few of the original artwork. The title was cut using Artistry and the pallet and brush are SVG files with my Silhouette.

Happy Crafting!

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Zoe Layout Page Kit

Do you love page kits where everything is cut for you?? All you have to do is assemble and add you own photos.  If this sounds like you then I have a great page kit using the awesome Zoe paper pack.  Here is what the layout looks like.

Zoe Workshop ~ Artistry ~ CatScrapbooking.comThis layout accommodates 6 photos ~ (2) 4×6″ (2) 4×3″ (1) 4×4″ and (1) 3×3″.  I will send directions on how to crate the angles along with a color photo.  Kit will come with everything here, please note the white photo cards are only markers for the photos. The cost of this kit is $10 plus shipping.  Please email me at catscrapbooking@gmail.com if you are interested.

Here is what mine looks like ~ I did add a couple of elements to my kit.  But it will give you an idea about what types of photos you may use or even how you can mix it up if you wish.

Zoe Workshop with photos ~ Artistry ~ catscrapbooking.com

Happy Crafting!

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Hello Life ~ National Stamping Month

Welcome to Hello, Life! Blog hop which is celebrating National Stamping Month.

HelloLifeToday you will be hopping with the same talented consultants who bring you the Stamp of the Month blog hop.  We are featuring artwork which showcases the three exclusive Hello, Life! stamp sets ~ Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Pocket Scrapbooking.

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If you are just arriving her from MICHELLE LONCAR’S Blog, or just starting at my blog then you are on the right track ~ Welcome!  The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around.  If you get lost along the way, you can find the complete list of participating  consultants on Melinda’s blog HERE.   For this hop we have 39 consultants participating so you are going to see some fabulous artwork.

I decided to focus on the Scrapbooking stamp set and design a layout.

Zoe, Georgie, Fundamentals ~ Artistry ~ Hello, Life! ~ Catscarpbooking.comI combined a couple of paper packs to create this layout ~ Zoe, Georgie and Whimsy Fundamental Paper Packs.

Zoe, Georgie, Fundamentals ~ Hello, Life! ~ Artistry ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the full list supplies used to complete this layout:

Your next stop on the hop is  DARLYS RECKER’S Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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