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

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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 
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Monday, October 2, 2017

October Project Kits

I have loved working with the Cats & Bats collection!  It is so versatile!  Yes, it was designed for Halloween, but with the fun bright colors you can use it for so much more!  

Join us October 27th for a fun night of crafting!
If you are not able to attend or not local to me you can order a kit and I will cut, stamp, and include instructions and pictures to help you create your projects. 

 *Additional cost if I need to mail the kit to you*

CARD KIT:  $25 - Create 9 cards (3 of each design).  Comes with card bases, envelopes, 1/2 of the Cats & Bats paper packet, black shimmer trim, and Cats & Bats Dots.

SCRAPBOOKING KIT: $35 - Create these 3 layouts.  Kit includes 1/2 of the Cats & Bats paper packet, black shimmer trim, Cats & Bats Complements, Dots, and extra cardstock you will need to complete the layouts.  

COMBO KIT: $45 - includes supplies to complete BOTH the card kit and scrapbooking kit

Sign up and prepay by October 20th.  

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Share a Smile - October Close to My Heart Special

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!
The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.
For all the details visit my website HERE