Narwhal Pull Flip Card

I have a fun interactive card for you today.

I used a stencil from Taylor Expressions and the stamp set is from Technique Tuesday.

This is the inside of the flip.

This is the inside of the card.

Happy Crafting!

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop ~ Garden Tags

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!! This month we are featuring May’s stamp of the month ~ GARDEN TAGS a set of 8.

If you are coming here from MELISSA ROBINSON’S Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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.  This month we have around 21 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

I have been working on a fancy fold workshop and this is one of the cards that I designed for it. It is a Triangle fold card or Diagonal fold card.

I used the Seasonal Mix-In Papers along with White and Sapphire cardstock. I used watercolor pencils to color in the garden tag. I added a couple of silver glitter gems.

Here is the inside. I used Peach cardstock and the one of the zip strips form the Seasonal Mix-In Papers.

To Make this card I used an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper. I cut it at a diagonal so you get two cards out of one piece. You need to score at 5 1/2″ along the long edge and then 4 1/2″ along the shorter side.

If you love this stamp set you will want to be sure you purchase it this month as it is only available the month of JUNE and if you spend $50 on qualifying product it could be yours for $5!!

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

Happy Crafting!

Heart 2 Heart ~ In Stitches

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week our theme is In Stitches. This could be using stitches whether real or faux on your project. There is also our paper pack Stitched Together which you could use. We also have many thin cuts that have a stitched element which would also work. Just remember you must include at least one Close to My Heart product in your creation.

I have been working on a fancy fold card workshop and designed this gate fold card as part of that workshop. I used the Stitched Together Papers. I used Sweet Leaf, Candy Apple, Peach, Black and Daisy White cardstock. I used the Scallop Circle Thin cut which has a stitched circle. The ladybug and leaves are from the Stitched Together Cricut cuts.

Here is the inside of the card. I added a couple of butterflies from the Hello Ladybug stamp set.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until June 30th to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Heart 2 Heart ~ Paper Tearing

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

This week we are challenging you to use paper tearing in your project. This was all the rage a few years ago and I have not done it in some time until recently. It is fun to bring things back to life. Let’s see what will you create? Just remember you must use at least on Close to My Heart product in you project.

I have really enjoyed making the double point cards, here is one I created in February. I was watching a few of my fellow Close to My Heart sisters videos for the Creative Hop and saw this one by Tina Lovell which inspired me to make this card as she used torn paper in hers.

For this card I used the Seas the Day paper pack with Sapphire, Carolina, and Daisy White. I used the Seas the Day Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts. I used the large circle from the Shaker Thin Cuts for the Sapphire cardstock and then the large circle is from the basic circle thin cuts.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until March 31st to participate in this challenge. Make sure you include at least one Close to My Heart product. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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H2H ~ Say it with Flowers

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Flowers… There are so many ways to use them in our projects. This month there is a wonderful Stamp of the Month that has a fantastic bouquet of flowers. Also we have many papers that have featured flowers like the Celebrate Today papers. Then there are a plethora of flowers we can cut on our Cricuts. The possibilities are endless. What will you create? Just remember you must use at least on Close to My Heart product in you project.

I have been playing around with the double point cards. They are really fun and easy to make. I started with a base in Pixie which is 4.25″ x 5.5″. The next layer is Daisy White which is 4″ x 5.25″. The points are using the Celebrate Today papers are 3″ x 4″, which get scored at one inch along the 3″ side. Then I put a notch at 2″ along the 4″ side. I then folded the points in to make the points. I glued the 1″ scored section to the back of the Daisy White. I cut the frames for the sentiment and the flower with my Cricut. The frame is from Artistry and the Flower is from Complete Creativity. The sentiment is a Birthday Greeting which has been retired.

Now it is your time to create something and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until February 29th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Pop Up Shadow Box ~ Penguins

I recently saw a card that The Grand Stampede designed based on a card designed by Jennifer McGuire which you can view here on her YouTube Tutorial. I fell in love and designed one with a fun Technique Tuesday Stamp Set the Playful Penguins.

I love the way this card turned out and I will walk you through the steps. The top and bottom are the same size, 6 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

I scored both the top and bottom the same. I then used a die set I have had for a while but I do not remember who made it. I used the stitched scalloped circle on the top.

I then folded the scored edges in a “Z” shape. Then I stamped the snowflakes with Versamark on the bottom and heat embossed with White Embossing powder.

To create the background I sponged Carolina, then Bluebird, and finally Sapphire. I then used my Stamp Shammy to wipe the embossed snowflakes.

I wanted to create more interest and dimension with the spongeing so I spritzed with My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner.

To make the front more stable I cut a 4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″ piece of Carolina cardstock. I used the circle from the Shaker Window Thin Cuts. By adding the Carolina it offers some stability to the front of the card and added a bit more dimension.

Here is the view from the top.

Happy Crafting!!

Heart 2 Heart ~ Colour Challenge

Welcome to another weekly challenge with Heart 2 Heart!

Colour Challenges are fun as they give you the start of your inspiration. I decided to try a fun fold card. I stumbled on a Joy Fold card and decided to give it a try.

The base of the card is Glacier cardstock which was cut at 8.5 inches by 4.25 inches.  I then scored it at 5.5 inches. The Peach cardstock was cut at 8 inches by 3 inches and scored at 4 inches. I used the Seasonal Mixin for the pattern paper.

 

Here you can see how the card opens.

I used the April Stamp of the Month which features the butterflies, sentiments and floral details. I used the Circle Stitched Thin Cuts and the floral border if from the Decorative Border Thin Cuts.

Now it is your time to give it a try and link it to the HEART 2 HEART Challenge. You have until April 30th to participate in this challenge. We love to see your inspirations!!

Happy Crafting!

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Everything ABC’s ~ Letter H

Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!!!

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’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 at the bottom of this post.

For my “H” project I decided to make a graduation HAT card (okay it is really a cap but it is still a form of a hat 😉 ).  I saw a tutorial on how to make one on a Stampin Up score board so I decided to design one using our Close to My Heart Scoreboard.  Start with a 4 1/4″ by 9 3/4″ piece of Black Cardstock.

Step 1 ~  Step 1 ~ Graduation Hat Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comBy making this score mark the area to the right is now what I will be referring to as the “short” side.

Step 2 ~ Step 2 ~ Graduation hat tutorial ~ CatScrapbooking.comStep 3 ~ Step 3 ~ Graduation Hat Tutorial ~ CatScrapbooking.comStep 4 ~ Step 4 ~ Graduation Hat Tutorial ~ CatScrapbooking.comStep 5 ~ Step 5 ~ Graduation Hat tutorial ~ CatScrapbooking.comStep 6 ~ Step 6 ~ Graduation hat Tutorial ~ CatScrapbooking.comHere is how it turned out~

Graduation Card ~ Fun Fold ~ Congrats ~ CatScrapbooking.comWhen you open it looks like this~

Graduation Hat Card inside ~ CatScrapbooking.comThe lower white cardstock is actually a pocket so you can include money or a gift card.

Here is the full list of supplies used:

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

Here is the full list of participants in case you get lost.

Happy Crafting!

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August Stamp of the Month Hop ~ Framed

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!  This month we are featuring August’s stamp of the month ~Framed (S1508) a set of 12.

AugustIf you are coming here from  BRENDA LAPP’s Blog, then you are in the right spot ~ 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. This month we have approximately 48 consultants participating this month so you are sure to be inspired.

10580861_10207028967868881_472514074485065073_oThis stamp of the month is extra special as it features cuts from the BRAND NEW CTMH Cricut Cartridge ARTISTRY!!  Starting today you can order this new cartridge ~ how exciting is that?  I was searching through my pins on Pinterest and found a fun Fancy Fold card by the Paper Pixie.  I thought it would be fun to make this fun Pinwheel Card.  I actually made two versions one with Confetti Wishes and one with the newly released Zoe Paper Pack.

Pinwheel Card ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.comI love this card and technique as our B&T papers work so well with this style of card.

Pinwheel Card inside  ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.comHere is the inside.  Technically this card does not need a band around it but I wanted to add that extra special something so it is more like opening a gift.  Here is The Zoe version.Zoe ~ Pinwheel Card ~ CatScrapbooking.comAnd this is the inside of the card.

Zoe ~ Pinwheele Card inside ~ CatScrapbooking.comNow if you want to know how to make this cool card here are the steps:

Pinwheel Card step 1 ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.comCut your pattern paper to 8″ x8″.  Decide which pattern will be the inside and this will be the side you want  face up for the first score lines.  You will then score on the diagonal rotating until all 4 sides are scored.  Yes this is one of the uses for that cool swing arm of our score board.  You line up the one corner at zero and then use the diagonal ruler.

Pinwheel Card step 2 ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.com

Pinwheel Card Step 3  ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.com

Pinwheel Card Step 4 ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.comFor this step you will want the outside pattern to be face up on the score board.

Pinwheel Card Step 5 ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.com

Pinwheel Card step 6 ~Framed ~ SOTM ~ catscrapbooking.comTo make this card I used the following products:

Your next stop is along this hop is TAMYTHA JENKINS’ Blog, so hop on over and see what wonderful creation she has for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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ABC’s Blog Hop ~ K

Welcome to the EVERYTHING ABC’S Blog Hop!

ABC's Blog Hop

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

If you have just hopped onto my blog, welcome!  If you just hopped here from LINDA NORMAN’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.

I was looking through CardMaker’s magazine ~ their Beautiful Blooms edition. I stumbled on a fancy fold technique called Kusudma Flower and was intrigued.  I decided I wanted to give it a go. It was fun to do and I have the steps on creating this flower below.  Here is how it turned out:

Kusudama Flower ~ Blossom ~ Taste of Summer #ctmhtos ~ catscrapbooking.com1d7f8566-fc70-4f67-971c-36c9be4e878a

I did not add a sentiment to this card as I was not sure what occasion I wanted to use it for.  Since the flowers are quite 3D it is not the easiest card to mail.  So I figured I would wait for the right occasion that it could go in a package or be hand delivered and it would only take a minute to add.  I used the blossom paper with some teal shimmer trim and Blue & Green Epoxy Bubbles.  The stamp set is the Taste of Summer special stamp set that is only available this month.

1d7f8566-fc70-4f67-971c-36c9be4e878aNow hear is how to make those fun flowers.  The larger flower I used 2″ x 2″ squares and for the smaller two flowers I used 1 1/2″ by 1 1/2″

Kusudama Flower Petal ~ fancy fold ~ catscrapbooking.comI did forget on last step and that is to trim the point  which I am holding in the photo off.  This will allow you to have a flat surface to adhere to your project.  Also hot glue was really the only thing that would hold these petal together.

Now hop on over to MARIE GOETZ’S Blog to see what she has created for you today.

Happy Crafting!

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