Saturday, November 18, 2017

Silver & Gold Blog Hop

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

Did you know there are coordinating Picture My Life Cards to the Silver & Gold papers?  I grabbed a set and wanted to see how much I could make out of one package.

I started with this scrapbook layout.  Yes, these are last years pictures.  It is never to late to scrap your memories!  I used White and Pewter cardstock as the base and Pebble as an accent color under my photos.  I used Gold Ribbon you can find in the Basics Ribbon Pack as my embellishment.  

I didn't stop there!  Using our Basic Tags thin cuts I cut out a few tags.  I was able to get 3 from one PML card, with a little strip leftover I could use for other projects.  I used the gold ribbon and gray and gold ribbon from the Basic Ribbon Pack to tie on to my tags.  The Basic Ribbon pack is on sale until the end of the month!  You can check out the sale HERE

One of my favorite things to do is use PML cards to create greeting cards.  It is so fast and easy and they make beautiful cards.  I simply cut down the larger PML's to fit onto our white card bases.  The smaller PML's I layered with some of our Basic Fundamental patterned papers (they are on sale too!).  I added some Red Gems.

I have quite a few cards leftover to create even more!  The Silver & Gold Picture My Life cards are a great deal at only $6.95 for a package of 36 cards!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Now hop along to your next stop, RaNae's Blog

You can purchase the products used on these projects on my website

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Christmas Gifts - 3 Different Designs in 1 Video - Facebook LIVE Video #6

Beary Christmas Workshop - In this video I demonstrate how to create 3 different Christmas gifts using the Beary Christmas Workshop Your Way Kit (item # G1137). Something I forgot to explain in the video, you can make up to 26 gifts from just one kit! You can make 2 mugs from 1 piece of patterned paper. You can make 2 Nugget boxes from 1 piece of patterned paper. You can make 1 gift card holder from 1 piece of cardstock. Cut your big pieces first then use your leftovers to decorate your gifts. I will post more pictures soon to give you ideas on how to decorate. FACEBOOK LIVE SPECIAL: Place an order on my website from NOW until the end of the year, December 31st 2017, and I will send you a surprise gift! Let me know if you have any questions on these projects. I have a few more ideas to share with you for the holidays, so be sure to subscribe to my channel for more Christmas gift ideas!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Punny Pals - Quick Cards

I needed a few cards to mail out this week and Punny Pals was sitting on my desk from other projects I have been working on.  I knew I wanted to try a black and white background paper using all the cute animals in the Punny Pals set, so that's where I started.

I loaded up all the pals on a 4x4 acrylix block.  Inked it up with black ink and stamped on white cardstock.  I used the black pattern paper from the Cats & Bats paper packet, or you can use black cardstock as my base.  I then layered Emerald cardstock and then black pattern paper again.  The circles I used my cricut and the basic circles thin cuts.  I added a little color to the sentiment pal using shin han markers.  The stripes across the card are black shimmer trim, which adds just the right amount of sparkle.  I am happy how these turned out and excited to mail them to my friends this week!

You can purchase the products used on this project on my website

Friday, October 27, 2017

Halloween Candy Bar Wrapper - Facebook LIVE Video #5

Halloween Candy Wrapper Treat Pouch -A cute and easy way to dress up any candy bar for any occasion.  Watch the tutorial on YouTube here:

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Share a Smile Card Kit - Facebook LIVE Video #4

See how easy these cute little 3x3 cards come together.  
Watch now on my YouTube Channel Craft with Julie

You can purchase this kit until October 31, 2017 on my website HERE

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Beary Christmas Blog Hop

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

This month I created a card inspired by my friend Nicole.  I love all the designs in the Beary Christmas paper packet I tried to feature as many as I could on one card.   I also used one of my favorite stamp sets in the new Holiday Expressions idea book, The Thought That Counts.  This stamp set has so many fun sayings for the holidays.  It also coordinates with our  Basic Tags Thin Cuts.  I used some red and silver shimmer trim for some sparkle and whisper twine knotted on the tag.  I sponged the outside of the card with Pewter ink.  I used Cranberry ink for the outline of the tag, New England Ivy for the Naughty and Nice, and Fern for the trees. 

This card I made for a team swap.  I kept it simple with the Cranberry, white, and black theme.  Instead of using a tag with the sentiment I cut out circles on my cricut and then stamped the presents in black across the card.

Thanks for stopping by!  
Hop along to your next stop, RaNae's Blog

You an purchase all the products used on these projects on my website

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

FACEBOOK LIVE - Halloween Sucker Treats

These Halloween Sucker Treats are so easy to make even the kids can do it!  
Watch until the end for a Thanksgiving idea too! 

Close to My Heart products used to make these 
can be purchased on my website: