Saturday, March 11, 2017

Dreamin' Big Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to My Heart Dreamin' Big blog hop! We will be showcasing projects created with our Dreamin' Big paper packet. If you are visiting from Erica's Blog you are on the right track!

This month I made a little pot of gold in honor of St. Patty's day.  
This bowl pattern is an oldie but goodie!

Keep scrolling for detailed instructions on how to make this project or hop along to your next stop, 

Emerald is not a featured color in this kit, but I thought it made the black and yellow patterns pop, plus it is an awesome color for St. Patty's day.  

Take a piece of 6 x 6 piece of cardstock then score every 2 inches.  Turn then score every 2 inches making 9 - 2x2 squares.  Score the 4 corner squares diagonally.  Then fold on the score lines, you will get something that looks like this:

Cut 8 - 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 squares from patterned paper.  I used the black and Goldrush patterned paper from the Dreamin' Big paper packet.  Cut 4 of them diagonally.  Attach to bowl so it looks like this: 

Then punch a hole in the 4 corners, thread ribbon through and gather the corners to form a bowl.

For the finishing touch I attached a tag.  This polka dot paper is actually a cut apart card that is included in the Dreamin' Big Paper packet.  I stamped "just for" in black ink and "you" in Emerald ink.  The stamp set I used is C1674 Dreamin' Big Cardmaking set. The sequins are from the Dreamin' Big Sequins pack.   I used Black Shimmer Ribbon to tie it all together.

These little bowls really make the cutest gift or name tag/place holder at your next dinner party.  
All products used can be purchased on my website

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March Craft Night Projects - Dreamin' Big

March Craft Night
Date: Friday March 17th
Time: 3:00 PM OR 7:00 PM (Choose the time that works best for you)
Place: My home in North Salt Lake
Bring: Adhesive, scissors, 3D foam, glue dots, Shimmer Brush, mini stapler, and any other finishing supplies you like to use.

You MUST SIGN UP by Friday March 10th by emailing, calling, or texting me so I can get supplies ordered and projects ready.

When you attend Craft Night you will be able to use my stamps and inks to complete your projects. If you are not able to attend or not local to me, I will cut and stamp the projects for you and include assembly instructions. You can pick up the kit from me after the 17th or I can mail for an additional $5 to cover postage.

Card Kit: $25
12 cards-3 each of 4 designs. Kit includes ½ of a Dreamin' Big paper packet, card bases, envelopes, extra cardstock, 10 yards of Whisper Thick Twine, 144 Adhesive-backed sequins in 4 different colors, and instructions. 

Scrapbooking Kit: $35 
3 – 2 page layouts. This kit includes ½ of a Dreamin' Big paper packet, coordinating cardstock, Dreamin' Big Complements, 144 adhesive-backed sequins in 4 colors, 10 yards of Whisper Thick Twine. 

 Card and Scrapbooking Kit Combo: $45 (a $15 savings).

A closer look at the projects:

You can purchase all of these products on my website

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tea-rriffic - March SOTM

I am not sure why I love this stamp set so much.  I loved it the moment I laid eyes on it.  It might be because it reminds me of the Tea Cups in Disneyland, or fancy tea parties as a little girl, or a cup of warm yummy hot chocolate....I don't know, but I LOVE it!

Do you remember when One Sheet Wonder patterns were all the rage?  Well I am bringing it back for a moment.  I did a search on Pinterest and found this one HERE.

It was so fun to sit down and just create with my new BFF stamp set, Tea-rriffic.

I used the kraft dotty paper from the Rustic Fundamentals paper packet as my One Sheet.  I then pulled cardstock from the adventure palette: Lagoon, Pansy, and Raspberry with a little Seaglass mixed in.

I used the Memento Black ink pad to stamp the flowers then colored in with Lavender, Cherry Pink, and Golden Yellow Shin Han markers.  I used the clear shimmer brush to add some glitter to the flowers.  I used the mini stapler to add some Fern Twine.

I used Raspberry Ink and water brush to add the color to the saucer and stamp the sentiment.   I used the Cherry Pink Shin Han marker to color in the heart on the tea bag.  I used white twine to tie on the tea bag.

I stamped the stacked cups on Pansy, Lagoon, and Raspberry Cardstock then cut out with our micro-tip scissors (the best scissors ever).  Then using 3D foam I layered the cups so they are different heights.  I used gold and white ribbon for some embellishment.  

This card I used the heart thin cuts and Seaglass glitter paper.  A simple card that can be used for many different occasions.

I used our Shin Han markers to color in the cups.  The colors I used were Golden Yellow, Tender Pink, Vivid Green, Lavender, Turquoise Blue, and Cherry pink.  Some Sugar Rush Glitter Gems and White and Gold Ribbon to add some bling.

I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the circle and scallop.  The scallop straight edge was cut using our Scallop Edge Punch, and Sugar Rush glitter gems for the bling.

I used water colors for the purple background.  Glitter Dots for the bling.

I love how the White Twine goes so well with the tea theme.  I added a little to tie the "tea bag".

This is one of my favorites.  I used Sea Glass ink and the water brush to add some color to the cups.  I outlined tea-rrific with a black journaling pen.  Some more white twine for embellishment.

This one doesn't use any of the pattern paper, but I LOVE how it turned out!  I used Black ink and the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the circles for the sentiment.  You could add color to it with water colors, but I loved the white and black.

 Add some messy water coloring for a whole different look.

You can purchase your own Tea-rriffic stamp set and all the items to make these cards on my website

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sweet Sale!

The Sweet Sale starts now! Goes until tomorrow at 3:00 PM MST. There are some really great items 30% off! The Sugar Rush stamp set and thin cuts we used last month are on the list! Some really great organizing bundles, water coloring bundles, and some of my favorite embellishments are all 30% off! This is better than consultant pricing! HINT: click on the picture to see a larger image of the item. Here is the link to take you right to the sale

Friday, February 10, 2017

Hello Lovely Blog Hop

Welcome to our Close to My Heart Hello Lovely blog hop! We will be showcasing items created with our Hello Lovely paper packet. If you are visiting from Carol's blog you are on the right track!

These notebook holders came together so quickly!   The Hello Lovely paper and accessories work so well for this fun project.   You can create something elegant and classy, or something with a little more spunk, all from the same paper packet!  

Keep scrolling for detailed instructions on how to make the notebook and pen holder or hop along to your next stop 

I used Whisper Cardstock for the base, a heart from the Hello Lovely complements, and Gold Glitter gems added some sparkle.  I tied a bow on the pen using Blush Shimmer Ribbon.

For this one I used Juniper cardstock for the base and simply tied some Blush Shimmer Ribbon around the base.

This one is my favorite.  I left the pen holder off to accommodate a larger notepad.  The dot paper is actually a cut apart card included in the Hello Lovely paper packet.  I added Gold Shimmer Trim and a puffy arrow from the complements.  The heart is cut from Gold Glitter Paper using the Heart Thin Cuts.  The gold stripes on the inside are from the Rustic Home Fundamentals papers.

 This is just a quick tag I put together using an cut apart card in the Hello Lovely Paper packet.  It was so fast and easy and I love how it turned out.  I used C1605 Happy to be Friends stamp set for the Happy Birthday sentiment.  Happy is stamped in Seaglass ink, Birthday is stamped in Sorbet ink.  I added a heart from the complements and gold glitter gems.  I tied it on to the gift sack with Blush Shimmer Ribbon.

Instructions for Notebook and Pen Holder:

Cut a piece of cardstock to 3 3/4 x 11 inches.  Score at 1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch and 7 inches.  Fan fold the 1, 2, and 3 inch score lines.  This will create your base as shown below.

Cut a piece of cardstock to 4 3/4 x 7 1/4.  
Score at 4 inches and 4 1/2 inches.  
Then score at 1/2 inch on each of the long sides.

Cut in to the score line.  You can angle the cut if you would like, but don't need to.

Cut a piece of pattern paper to 2 1/2 x 3 1/2.  
Attach to the smaller side.  This will be your front.

Flip over your cardstock piece and cut a 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 piece of pattern paper.  
This will be on the inside of your holder.  
Fold on score lines.

Using liquid glass, attach tab piece to the inside of your holder.  

Cut a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 piece of cardstock. 
 Score every 1/2 inch.  
This will make your pen holder, 
or if you are making a holder for a larger notebook, you can skip this step.

Fold on score lines and glue the ends together making a square tube.

Attach the pen holder to the back and side of the holder using liquid glass.

Finish attaching sides to the holder.

Attach the holder to the stand using liquid glass.  Let dry.  Last step...accessorize!

All of the products used in this project can be purchased on my website  

Thanks for stopping by!