Saturday, January 20, 2018

Chelsea Gardens Blog Hop

Welcome to our Chelsea Gardens Blog Hop!  We will be showcasing the Chelsea Gardens Paper Collection with various projects created by talented Close to My Heart consultants.  If you are visiting from Debi's blog then you are on the right track.

There was a discussion on a Facebook group of what to do with the cut apart cards in the Close to My Heart paper packets.  I saw it as a challenge and set out to make cute cards using only the cut apart card sheet in the Chelsea Gardens paper packet.   These 3 cards were the result with only 1 card left over.  No stamping!  I added a few accents and that's it!  Fast and easy!  Read on for the details or hop along to RaNae's Blog.

This is how I did it:
Card #1 (on the left)
I used the gray stripe and polka dot.  Not trimming, just attached to my card.  The zip strip is the one you will find on the cut apart card.  You get 2 butterflies to work with since these cards are double sided!  I added some Chelsea Garden Dots for an accent and used the clear shimmer brush on the butterfly.

Card #2 (middle)
I loved the flower card, but the sentiment didn't really work for a card.  I covered it up with the bluish green card with lace.  Cut out the other butterfly and used on this card.  I added some dots and used the clear shimmer brush on the butterfly.

Card #3 (on the right)
Cut a little off the fern card.  Use the true story card as a mat.  Cut down the flowering can and layered on the true story card.  I used a little cream ribbon around the watering can card.

These cards really came together so fast and easy!  I challenge you to grab some of those cut apart card sheets you have sitting around and create some awesome cards with them!

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Chelsea Garden - Out of the Box

I love the flower papers in the Chelsea Garden paper packet, but I have to say the blue stripes and the polka dots are my favorite!  The card above was inspired by my friend Sonja.  It would be so easy to change up the colors to match your school!  The graduation hat is is one of our little mini stamps, called Graduation Cap.  I finished it up with a little black dot.

I went a little out of the box with the colors I chose for this card.  I grabbed Crystal Blue, Raspberry, and Sweet Leaf  cardstock. I used the Chelsea Garden thin cuts to cut out some flowers.  I used black to stamp the flowers.  I am seriously in love with this Thanks sentiment!  I used the journaling pen to add some free hand lines around the outside of the card.  

I loved these 2 cards so much I added them to my Card Creation Station!
Join us at my next craft night to create these cards!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

January Craft Night - Chelsea Gardens

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! I am ready to get crafting again! Join us for our next Craft Night, January 12th @ 7:00 PM. We have a new Idea Book with all new products! This month we will be working with the Chelsea Gardens paper collection. It is so fun and springy with Butterfly's and floral designs. Craft Night is coming up quick, so you will need to let me know if you would like to do the project kit by THIS Friday the 5th.
Cardmaking Kit $25: 15 cards-3 each of 5 designs. Kit includes ½ of a Chelsea Garden paper packet, card bases and envelopes, extra cardstock, 5 yards of cream cotton ribbon, 48 Adhesive-backed shimmer dots in two colors and 15 adhesive backed marble gems, and instructions.









Scrapbooking Kit $35: 4 – 2 page layouts. This kit includes ½ of a Chelsea Gardens paper packet, coordinating cardstock, Chelsea Gardens Complements, 5 yards of cream cotton ribbon, 48 Adhesive-backed shimmer dots in two colors and 15 adhesive backed marble gems, and instructions.
Card and Scrapbooking Kit Combo: $45. You will get both the card kit and scrapbooking kit.

At Craft Night you will be able to use my stamps and inks to complete your project. You will need to bring a clear shimmer brush for the card kit. If you do not have one I can order one for you. If you are not able to attend I will do the stamping for you. All kits come pre-cut and ready to assemble!

Update: Sign up time frame has passed.  You can purchase the supplies for these projects online here: https://juliescott.closetomyheart.com/default.aspx

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Basics Fundamentals Blog Hop


Welcome to our Basics Fundamentals Blog Hop!  We will be showcasing our Basics Fundamental paper 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 a created some cards using the Many Congratulations stamp set and the Basic Fundamental papers.  I used a water coloring technique my friend Jen Mahan shared with me.  I posted a short video at the end of the post if you want to check it out.  Read on for the details on each card or hop along to Haley's Blog.  

For this card I pulled out the gray patterned papers and some Bashful cardstock.   Using the clear shimmer brush , I added some color to the flowers with Bashful Ink and Sweet Leaf Ink (see technique video below).  I added a little pop to the sentiment by layering it on some Bashful Cardstock.  

For this card I pulled out the brown hues and threw in some Poppy Cardstock and ink for some color.  I used 3 white dots for an accent under the sentiment.  



For this card I loved the script pattern so much that I didn't want to add any other pattern to it.  I stamped the flower bunch with Memento Black Ink.  I masked off where the tie goes and stamped that in Espresso Ink.  I used the same water coloring technique as the first card using the Clear Shimmer Brush.  This time I used Willow Ink, Lemon Ink, Juniper Ink, Sorbet Ink, and Pansy Ink.  You can watch the video below for how I water colored using ink pads and the shimmer brush.



Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

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


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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hot Chocolate Pouch - Facebook Live Video #9


Products I used:
(X7225B) Beary Christmas Paper Packet
(Z4038) Beary Christmas Dots
(X5975) Cranberry Cardstock
(X5959) New England Ivy Cardstock
(Z3238) Gold Glitter Paper
(Z1809) Black Shimmer Trim
(Z679) Liquid Glass
(Z3389) You Are Here Cricut Cartridge
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge

Friday, December 8, 2017

Lip Balm Card - Facebook Live Video #8

In this video I demonstrate how to make these cute Lip Balm Gift Cards. Great addition to a stocking, friend gifts, co-worker gifts, teacher gifts. This time of year just about everyone can use a new lip balm.
Measurements:
Cardstock - 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches
Score at 2 1/2 and at 3 1/4 inches
Patterned paper - 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches
Products I used:
(Z4050) Beary Christmas Picture My Life Cards
(M1181) Ho Ho Ho stamp set
(Z3363) Enchantment Ribbon Pack
(Z4038) Beary Christmas Dots
(Z2835) New England Ivy Ink
(Z2816) Cranberry Ink
(Z3318) Thin Cuts- Basic Circles
All these items can be purchased online. Some are while supplies last. When you place an order on my website from now until the end of December, I will send you a surprise gift in the mail. https://juliescott.closetomyheart.com/