Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Artfully Sent Halloween Pop-up card

Halloween is only 10 days away!  I better get my Halloween items posted.  This is one of several cards I created the day my Artfully Sent cartridge arrived.  I played around with most of the Halloween items and created some fun cards!

Here's the front of my card.  The web and spider are from page 43 of the handbook.  I welded the word Haunted using the Artfully Sent font in Cricut Craft Room.

Colors used are Slate, Goldrush, Smokey Plum and Black

Now for the inside...

Isn't it fun?  

This pop up was just so easy!  It's 2 pieces, 4 total if you count the tree and web.  The haunted house with fence in black were simply glued on to the "bracket" that's part of the card base.  The ghosts are also part of the card base.  They're cut to allow the color of the card front to show through.  
The haunted tree and headstone are one piece cut from Smokey Plum.  

I took a scrap of silver glitter paper and filled in the fence.  You don't need to but I was a little rough getting it off of the mat and it wanted to curl.  I filled in the windows with gold glitter paper.  

On the handbook pages below you'll see that items that work together are similar color.  The popup card is the lower page.  The popup has 4 elements that are all in various shades of orange.  They will be sized to work together to make a great card at 5."
  This is a 5x7 card.  It's 5" tall when folded so you'll set your dial size to 5"  

Love this card?  Get your own Artfully Sent cartridge here.  
Be sure to join my "Fabulous Customers" gathering and I'll send you a free My Reflections paper pack for free!  This offer expires 10/24/2014.  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Artfully Sent: Coffee or Tea?

Last night was our monthly Fun & Fabulous card workshop and we had a blast!   They're usually on the 4th Friday of each month, but a few of us are off to a scrapbook retreat next week so we rescheduled it!

Here's a card that I whipped together at last minute yesterday morning.  Artfully Sent has so many cards.  It's hard to notice all of the cards the first time you look through the handbook.

Some are a complex and fancy with folds and pop-ups.  This one is just simple and cute!  I live near Seattle.... So this card is PERFECT!  We love our coffee!

I used a 2 x 5.25" scrap of Seaside paper inside the card to give the cups that lovely Sorbet color.  I made three wraps of some pretty twine I found in my stash (shh... it's not CTMH but we do have some similar).  I tied it off once on the left, trimmed the ends and used those trimmings to make two more "faux" knots along the twine.  It's easy peasy.  

The "thanks" is from our Happy Autumn set that debuted last year.  I cut it apart to get just the thanks portion.  Yes, I do chop up our stamps and then put them back together! 
I stamped it in our Colonial White pigment ink.  This ink takes a bit to dry.  And since I didn't use any heat to set the ink, it was a little smudgy.  Clear embossing powder over the top would do the trick as well.  

The ladies loved this card last night.  It was simple & fun!  All of my cards are fun... though not necessarily simple.  My goal is for you to practice a new technique each month.  

My next 4th Friday is November 28th, (Black Friday).  We'll be starting a little earlier that evening, probably around 5 pm and having a little party.  I'll pull out the "leftovers," card leftovers from this year so you can create as many cards as you like for $2 each.  This gives you a chance to make a card that you missed this year or to make another card that you loved.  I'll also have a few Christmas cards designed for you to make.   Feel free to bring a "leftover treat or snack" to share.  

Don't forget!  My Fun & Fab Card Workshop attendees get $5 off their workshop fee when they place a $25 order!  You'll earn a free workshop with a $75 order!  You can order online in advance, or at my workshop.  

Check out all of my events here on my blog.  I hope you can join us.  We have a great time!

Monday, October 13, 2014

November Sampler with cards

Here's a pic of the complete kit for the November workshop. 

We have 4 cards and the sampler this month.  If you order this kit to-go, you'll receive everything pre-stamped.   

This one is super easy and fast and doesn't take any special supplies.  Glue dots and regular adhesive is all you'll need.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

November Seasonal Sampler Club

I love being able to hang something seasonal in my home.  It's even better when it's on the wall and I don't have to find a spot for it.  This shadow box hangs in my hall when it's not out "touring" for workshops.  It currently holds the October Halloween sampler created with CTMH's Scaredy Cat line of scrapbooking products.  

But today we get to look ahead to the November sampler because crafters always are thinking ahead.  

The sampler will include 4 equally fun & beautiful cards that are perfect for sending in this month of giving thanks.  

I have two sets of Workshop Dates.  I'll need your RSVP & payment 2 weeks in advance of these dates to ensure product availability.  

My home Saturday, November 1st @ 7pm  Cost $20
Lila's Scrapbooking Thursday, November 13th @ 10:30 am  Cost $25

Yes, you get a $5 savings by stopping by my home or ordering a To-Go kit.  

You can now register and pay online!
PayPal account is not required.
Pay with Visa/MasterCard/Amex/Discover cards

November 1st 7pm @ My home RSVP by 10/18


November 6th at Lila's Scrapbooking  RSVP by 10/23


Workshop To-Go Kit with $5 shipping.   RSVP any time.
Will ship by Nov 1 or 2 weeks after your order


Go to my website or contact me to order the Black Shadowbox Frame.

Check back often to see future projects.  Click here to see all Seasonal Sampler artwork.

Why is it called a club?  
When you purchase the shadow box frame & 7 samplers from me, you'll get the supplies for the 8th sampler for free!  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

October Stamp of the Month

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring October's SOTM, which is Home for the Holidays, a set of 7 Cricut Compatible stamps.  If you have come here from Beth's Blog you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have over 70 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

Isn't the timing perfect for this stamp set?  You'll have at least 2 months to create tags, cards and other goodies with it this year!  See the red lines?  Each one corresponds to a shape from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge!  

Home from the Holidays CTMH October 2014 Stamp of the Month

I created this box of gift tags in preparation for an upcoming bags & tags workshop.  I cut the tags from Art Philosophy as per the sizes listed on the stamp carrier sheet.  The  gable box was cut at "fit to page" from the Artiste cartridge out of Glacier cardstock.  

My tags are very simple.  I didn't want to complicate things because I wanted this project to be simple enough to reproduce for quick gifts.  There's a little bit of layering and masking and that's it.  The circles were a cinch!  A 1" punch works perfectly!  

I used the Ruby Mini Medley Accent Collection for the shimmery Ruby baker's twine and the clothes pin.  

Now "Hop" on over to Jean's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the October SOTM is only available until the 31st!  It's only $5 with any $50 purchase from my website or just $17.95 like all other D-sized stamps.  Click here to shop.