Tuesday, October 23, 2018

New Product Blog Hop - Fall Themed Wreath

Welcome to the Paper Trufflez Team Blog Hop. The participants in this hop will be highlighting new products from the 2018 Holiday Expressions catalog. If you have come from Brandi’s blog, you are on the right path.

The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here. It’s really simple to hop along with us. Simply click on the link at the end of each blog post to move to the next one.

I’m excited to share a fall themed wreath with you that I created. I had the honor of being an Extravaganza presenter at the CTMH Convention this past summer. Extravaganza is where a few Consultants are asked ahead of time to present artwork that is created with new product on stage at CTMH’s annual Convention. It is an honor to be asked to present and I was thrilled. I was asked to create different projects using the new Seasons Mix-Ins papers. The Mix-Ins paper packet is a smaller pack of patterned paper that can “mix in” and coordinate with all of the other themed paper packets.

I used the Saffron striped paper from the Mix-Ins pack as the background for this fall themed wreath. The leaves and flowers were cut using images from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge. I used Goldrush, Fern, New England Ivy, Glacier, White Daisy, Espresso, and Pomegranate cardstock along with some White Glitter Paper.

I also used some of the chipboard pieces from the Grateful Hearts Compliments pack. I love that they have pretty rose gold foil aspects to them.

Here is a link to the Design Space file so you can make this project too. (Note, you will need to have a Cricut Explore or Maker machine and the Flower Market Cricut cartridge in order to use the file.)

Now “hop” on over to Chris’s blog to see her fabulous artwork. Be sure to visit all the Consultants in the hop to get some fun creative ideas. If you get lost along the way, here is a list of participants. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Welcome Sign

I always love it when I visit someone's home and they have a welcome sign on their door or in their entryway. It just makes the home feel so warm and well...welcoming. I created this 11½" x 7" welcome sign with just a few pieces of cards, the Grateful Heart—Cardmaking stamp set, and a piece of woodgrain patterned paper from the new Mix-Ins pack.

The welcome image is from the You Are Here Cricut cartridge. I cut it once from a piece of black cardstock and 5 times from White Daisy cardstock. I adhered each layer together with some Bonding Memories Glue to create a thicker, more sturdy piece.

I adhered the layered die cuts to a piece of woodgrain paper from the Mix-Ins paper packet. Then I cut some flowers and leaves from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge from Canary and Sweet Leaf cardstock and inked the edges with the corresponding ink colors.

To finish it off, I stamped a butterfly from the Grateful Heart—Cardmaking stamp set with the waterproof Intense Black ink and colored it with the Watercolor Pencils and blended the colors with the Medium Waterbrush.

It is a simple project but I hope it helps my friends feel welcome when they come into my home.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

October Project Kit - Christmas Shaker Cards and Ornaments/Gift Tags Kit

This month's project kit is a set of Christmas Shaker Cards and coordinating Ornaments/Gift Tags. You will learn four different ways to use the new shaker window products by creating (4) holiday themed shaker cards and (4) coordinating ornaments that can also be used as gift tags. 

The local class this month will be held on Tuesday, October 30th at my house at 7pm. (If you are unable to attend but would still like a kit, you can either choose the “shipped” option at checkout and I will mail the kit to you or if you are local, you may choose the “local” option and I will drop it off or you can pick it up.)

Watch the video below to see the shaker cards in action.

Shaker Christmas Cards & Ornaments/Gift Tags Set basic kit is $27 and includes the following:
Add on extra kits with no Sequins or Shimmer Brush for just $16 each

Additional supplies needed (add-ons)
Optional add-on supplies:

Add on the Love with All the Trimmings stamp set shown below for just $19. This set is only available during October 2018. (Cards will be pre-stamped if you do not add the stamp set to your order.)

You will make (4) shaker cards and (4) coordinating ornaments that can also be used as gift tags.

The coordinating shaker ornaments can also be used as gift tags!

Card and Ornament/Gift Tag #1
This shaker is attached to the card on top which is the standard way to create a shaker card. It also has the die cut cardstock on the front with the sequins behind.

Card #2
This shaker is attached to the card under a layer of patterned paper to create a smoother more flush card front. The die cut cardstock is on the inside of the shaker with the sequins are on top. You will use the Red Shimmer Brush on this card to give the berries, bow, and sentiment some sparkle. (It’s hard to see the sparkle in the photos. Watch the video above to see it better.)

Card #3
This shaker uses (2) pieces of acetate to create a clear window on the front of the card so you can see the die cut on the inside when it is closedYou will also use the Red Shimmer Brush on this card to give the berries, large circle, and sentiment some sparkle.

Card #4
This card and coordinating ornament/gift tag has (4) layers of die cuts and is probably my favorite! The card is like a little book with a ¼" spine.

Contact me for more information, to sign up for the local class, or to order a kit. All kits need to be paid for in advance. Thank you for your understanding.

Kits are now sold out. 
Thank you for the great response.

To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here.
You do not need to be local to participate. *Ü*

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Promotions

Holiday Sparkle

Create 12 quick, simple, and fun holiday themed shaker cards.

Shake things up this holiday season with the Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® card kit! This kit contains materials for creating 12 festive shaker cards, including printed card bases, die-cut pieces, stickers, sparkly sequins, and simple assembly instructions. 

Get a 20% discount when you get the Holiday Sparkle Bundle, which pairs the card kit with the My Acrylix® Love with All the Trimmings stamp set, specially designed to further customize the insides of your cards.

Holiday Sparkle Bundle - $48.90  $38.95

Hostess Bonus: When an October party order total reaches at least the third level of Hostess Rewards, the hostess of that party qualifies for a FREE Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® Card Kit! The party must have an October Gathering date and be submitted no later than November 5, 2018. Contact me to schedule an online or in-home party.

New Consultants: Anyone who signs up as a new Consultant in October will receive a Holiday Sparkle Cut Above® Card Kit in their New Consultant Kit FREE. Visit my New Consultant FAQ page for more information on signing up.

Click here to order your Holiday Sparkle kits now.

Offer available October 1 - October 31, 2018 while supplies last.


Important Things

Create a colorful, compact album highlighting the important things in your life.

Highlight the unique things that are important to you with The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop. This workshop shows you how to create eight 6″ × 8″ layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life™ album.

Below is a sample page from the album. Download the instruction guide to see the other pages.

The Important Things Bundle is $15.50 and includes the following:
  • 2 – Hello Pumpkin bulk paper sheets
  • 2 –Lagoon cardstock sheets
  • 1 – Candy Apple cardstock sheet
  • 1 – Black cardstock sheet
  • 4 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
  • 2 – 3" × 4" Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™
  • 2 – 4" × 6" Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™
  • 2 – 3" × 4" Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™
  • 2 – 4" × 6" Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™
  • 5 – 6" × 8" Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™
*This bundle is a base kit for creating the pocket scrapbooking pages found in The Important Things Everyday Life™ Album using the easy-to-follow instructions found below.

Download Guide

Additional supplies needed:
Click here to order your Important Things kit.

Offer available September 15 – December 31, 2018 while supplies last.
Shipping and handling assessed on retail value.


October Stamp of the Month — Thanks & Giving

With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month set for just $5! Add the stamp set to your cart here at full retail price ($18.95) or, with your qualifying order of $50, get it for just $5!

Set of 16
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1" × 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002), 2" × 2" (Y1003), 1" × 6½" (Y1005), 2" × 3½" (Y1009)

Click here or on the image below to order your Stamp of the Month.

*Stamp of the Month is only available October 1– 31, 2018.