Friday, August 18, 2017

Jack Blog Hop

Welcome to our Jack Blog Hop!  We will be showcasing our Jack collection with various projects created by talented Close to My Heart consultants.  If you are visiting from Ramona's Blog then you are on the right track.  

This month I wanted to get back to my roots and feature a scrapbook layout.  I started scrapbooking when I was in high school.  Scrapbooking is what got me started in paper crafting.  Creating this layout made me so happy!  I love the Jack paper collection and was excited I had some camping pictures from this summer to inspire this layout.  

Read on for all the details or hop along to Martha's Blog.

 I started with laying out the Jack patterned papers, complements and accents.  I grabbed the newest Close to My Heart how to book, Make It From Your Heart.  I LOVE this new idea book!  So many great patterns and they have updated the artwork to give even more ideas.  There is a section of ideas for pocket scrapbooking, which is the one I chose, pattern 33.

This is the layout before I added in pocket pages.
Pocket pages are a fast and easy way to add more photos.

The first pocket page I added I included the title for the layout.  Isn't the font so cute?!  It is from our newest cricut cartrige You Are Here.  The dots are the white dot accents.  I used two of the Pocket Plus Design 1.

The second pocket page I added a few more cricut cuts from the You Are Here cartridge. The log cabin, trees and hiking boots are also cut from the You Are Here cartridge.

The last pocket page I added journaling.  The smore stick and trees are from the You Are Here cricut cartrige.  Here is a closer look at the cricut cuts:

I really enjoyed getting back to scrapbooking and hope to do more really soon!  
Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Beautiful You and Alphabet Thin Cuts - Facebook Live Video

I did another facebook live demo today over on my facebook group, Craft with Julie.  You can request to join the group here:  I go LIVE on Tuesdays!

I love a little 3x3 card.  They are the perfect size for a gift or to add to a treat for a friend or neighbor.

On the rose card I used the Basic Fundamental and Adventure Fundamental pattern papers.  The stamp set is called Beautiful You.  It is a 3 step stamp and is gorgeous!  I used Bashful and Pixie ink on the rose and Heather and Pebble on the leaves.  I added a little silver shimmer trim and Bashful pearl for some bling.

The HI card I used Raspberry two-toned cardstock and white cardstock.  I used the In the Background stamp set for the rose pattern on the background and on the HI letters.  I used the Bock Alphabet thin cuts to cut out the letters.  I used some 3D foam to pop up the letters and a white dot for some bling.

Hope you tune in next week for another LIVE demo!

You can purchase all the items to make these cards on my website

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Fundamental Papers - Facebook Video

I am really loving the new patterns in the Fundamental paper packets!  Here are a few creations made my be more some of my consultant friends.  
This is a pinterest inspired card.  I used the Enchantment Fundamentals.  I really love these fall colors!  Gold bling and glitter paper go perfectly with this color palette.  I did a facebook live video demonstrating how fast and easy this card is to put together.  You can view the video in my Craft with Julie facebook group here:

This card was made by my friend Lori.  She used the new color of the year Bashful and the Basic fundamentals.

This card was inspired by my friend Erica.  I used the Adventure fundamentals and Beautiful You stamp set.

I used the Whimsy Fundamentals to create this baby card.  I added some white glitter paper and cut the letters using the new alphabet thin cuts.

This card was made by my consultant friend Gerri.   She used the new Cricut Cartridge You Are Here for that cute globe.  

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Prickly Pear Blog Hop

Welcome to our Prickly Pear Blog Hop! We will be showcasing our Prickly Pear collection with various projects created by talented Close to my Heart consultants. If you are visiting from Erica's Blog then you are on the right track.

I love the stamp set in the Let's Party Workshop Your Way.   The sayings in the stamp set are fun and something different than just a regular happy birthday sentiment.  This workshop includes the patterned paper that is also featured with the Prickly Pear paper packet.  Flipping the patterned paper back and forth the blue stripe really spoke to me.  Isn't it great that Close to My Heart gives us two options on every pattern paper?  The Let's Party kit is great how it is, but I wanted to add different colors and more layers to see how it would look.  Raspberry is one of my favorite colors and I love how it goes so well with the blue pattern paper and the Sapphire cardstock.   Scroll down for all the details or hop along to Ramona's Blog.

For this card I layered Raspberry and Sapphire cardstock under the Prickly Pear patterned paper.  I stamped the banner in Sapphire and Raspberry ink and cut out with my micro-tip scissors.  I tied some blue Burlap Ribbon around the sentiment piece and stamped the senitment in Sapphire ink.  I added a few clear sparkles for some bling.

For this card I simply added the Prickly Pear patterned paper, Raspberry, and Sapphire cardstock pieces.  I stamped the sentiment in Raspberry ink.  I stamped the star in Sapphire ink on a scrap piece of white cardstock and cut out with my micro-tip scissors.  I used 3D foam to pop it up.  I tied some Blue Burlap ribbon around the sentiment and added some clear sparkles for some bling.

....and why not make a matching gift bag?  I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to cut the banner pieces.  The Happy Birthday is a thin cut and is the perfect size for cards and other projects.  I added a little bling to the banners and tied a bow on the handle with blue burlap ribbon.

These are the cards shown in the kit.  The colors are really great for a more masculine card.   You can see how  by simply flipping the patterns and adding a few more layers, how you can get a different look with the same pattern.

The Let's Party Workshop your Way kit comes with everything seen here to create 12 cards.  The stamp set is also included and a must have if you ask me.

Would you like the FREE cutting guide for these cards?  Click HERE to download the guide.  

All of these products can be purchased on my website

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Life is Better with Friends

Now that convention is over I can share these! I gave these bracelets to my room mates and friends at the Close to My Heart convention last week. I loved the saying "Life is a journey best traveled with friends, thank you for being part of my journey".

 I made the cards using the No Worries paper.  The bow is the white burlap ribbon, which I love! I purchased the bracelets on amazon and thought they were perfect for the travel theme and my team name, Creative Crew.

Monday, July 3, 2017

July Craft Night Projects - No Worries

We will be playing with the No Worries paper collection this month.  I love all the natural patterns and beach theme of this paper!

Craft Night: Friday July 14th
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: My home in North Salt Lake
Supplies to Bring: Glue, Scissors, and 3D Foam

Sign up and Prepay by Friday July 7th!

 Card Kit:  $25- 2 of each design.  The card kit will include 1/2 of a No Worries paper packet, card bases, sequins, and burlap ribbon.  It will also include instructions to make these 4 bonus cards pictured below for a total of 10 cards all together.  You will get to keep all the extra supplies so you can create even more!  I will have other sentiments available for you to use if you want to change up the sayings.

Layout #1

Layout #2
Layout #3

Pocket Plus Pages

Scrapbooking Kit: $35 for 3 layouts and 2 pocket plus pages.  The scrapbooking kit includes a No Worries paper packet, Complements, Sequins, Burlap Ribbon, and 2 pocket plus page protectors.

Card and Scrapbooking kit combo: Only $40!

Sign up and Prepay by Friday July 7th so I can order supplies and have the kits ready for you at Craft Night July 14th.

If you are not able to attend you can order a kit and I will have it ready for you by the 14th.  If you are not local to me and need it mailed, contact me for details.

All products used in these projects can be purchased on my website

Saturday, June 17, 2017

No Worries Blog Hop

Welcome to our No Worries Blog Hop!  
If you are coming from CAROL's blog you are on the right track.   

This month I took a challenge to use the cut apart sheet included in the No Worries paper packet to create cards.  This cut apart card isn't just for scrapbooking!  I had a great time working on these cards.  The cut apart cards are all so beautiful to begin with that I didn't have to add much.

Scroll down for more details or hop on to MARTY's blog. 

This one is my favorite!  I simply cut down the island scene card and the wood grain card and attached to a white card base.  I used the No Worries Cardmaking stamp set and thin cut bundle for the umbrella, deck chair, and star fish.  I added some burlap ribbon and a few sequins.

This one I layered the Good Time card on top of Cashmere cardstock.  Took a strip from the wood grain card then added some white burlap ribbon and some sequins.  

This one was the easiest to create.  I layered Glacier, Lagoon, and Sapphire cardstock and then the sunglasses card.  A few sequins and you're done!

I LOVE this wood grain piece!  There are sheets of it included in the paper packet, but you also get one in the cut apart cards.  I layered it with Sapphire cardstock.  The Happy Birthday stamp came from the Let's Party Cardmaking kit.  I used a watercoloring technique and Cashmere ink pad to swoosh some color onto the sentiment piece then stamped Happy Birthday in Sapphire ink.  I added some white burlap ribbon and sequins.

All products I used can be purchased on my website

Thanks for stopping by!