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 www.juliescott.closetomyheart.com

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 www.juliescott.closetomyheart.com