Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Last Hurrah for Hopscotch

Here's one of my favorite cards I've made this year.  It was so incredibly simple!  

If you want to make a similar card, hurry, the paper & one of the stamp sets is being discontinued at the end of the month.  

I finally broke out my spray pens that I bought nearly 4 years ago and used them with reinkers.  I spritzed my card base a couple times and let it dry before assembling my card.

My spray pen contained Rubbing Alcohol up to the next to last tic mark on the CTMH spray pen.  I added a couple drops of Pacifica Reinker and then filled it to the next line with Glacier Reinker. (no water was added) Super simple! 

Rubbing alcohol dries quicker and does not absorb into the paper fiber as much so it doesn't warp your paper nearly as much.  

Now back to the last hurrah!
Our Seasonal Expressions 1 mini-catalog is coming to an end on 3/31.  

Hopscotch papers and embellishments will be gone.  

Not only is this stamp set a ton of fun but $3 of every full priced stamp set purchased will be donated to Operation Smile.  

The feathers are from C1584 "Feathers"
There's 5 different feather shapes.  I chose one with a smooth outline so minimize cutting time. This stamp set will be available for a bit longer.  

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Confetti Wishes Birthday Seasonal Sampler

Here's my latest Seasonal Sampler!  This one isn't "seasonal" but to celebrate birthdays in your family.

This sampler includes a banner!  
The center is interchangeable between Birthday Girl and Birthday Boy. 
They are attached using the CTMH Hook & Loop Dots and are included in your kit.

To use up leftover stickers, paper scraps and embellishments, I designed 4 cards.  When I say paper scraps, I'm not referring to the rest of the paper packet, I'm really meaning the scraps leftover from cutting this project.  I can easily get 2-3 full kits per paper pack.  This project took a little more paper than usual because of the banner.  Each kit will need its own set of compliments.

Here's the cards.

This last one will say "Happy Birthday."  I forgot to add the sentiment before photographing.

Supplies Used
Confetti Wishes Paper pack & compliments
White Stars
Clear Sparkles
Purple Shimmer Trim
White Daisy Cards & Envelopes
Lagoon Cardstock
Hook & Loop Dots
3D Foam
Wish Stamp
Joyful Birthday stamp set
Thistle, Pacifica, Glacier Inks
Art Philosophy, Artiste, Artbooking and Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridges

Love this sampler?  
You can order a pre-cut ready to assemble kit from me for $20 + $6 shipping.  
Attend my workshop on March 28th at 7pm for $20 (RSVP & Payment needed by 3/15)
Place any $25 on my website and leave me a note saying you want the instructions.  
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My instruction pack includes:
Cutting information
2 page color assembly guide and a Cricut Explore file for Cricut Design Space to cut all of the Cricut shapes.  There's 29 Cricut cuts per kit.  
If you don't have a Cricut Explore, you can still view the file to get the cut sizes.  You won't be able to make Card #3 without using a Cricut Gypsy, Cricut Craft Room or Design Space.  

Supplies for this sampler will be available for sale through July 2015.

This is my 7th Seasonal Sampler in my series.  Click here to view other samplers. All samplers are designed to fit in the CTMH Designed Decor Black Shadow Box.   

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