Sunday, May 17, 2020

Masculine Typewriter Birthday Card

I don’t know about you, but I have a hard time designing masculine cards. When I saw the colors and pattern on this paper from the latest CTMH Mix-in Paper Packet, I knew it would be perfect to make this 5" x 7" card. I layered the 3¾" x 5¾"patterned paper onto a piece of 4" x 6" Sapphire cardstock. I used the typewriter Cricut image, one of my favorites from CTMH’s Artistry Cricut Collection and cut it out of Sapphire and Mint cardstock. There is a cute little heart on the top of the paper in the image, but I used the contour tool in Design Space to hide it since I wanted this card to be more masculine. 

I stamped the sentiment from the Time to Celebrate May 2020 stamp of the month in Sapphire ink onto the White Daisy cardstock. I thought the sentiment was perfect since looks like a typewriter font. Then I adhered all of the layers together with Thin 3-D Foam Tape and adhered the typewriter to the card base.

Here is a link to the Design Space file if you’d like to make one too. (You will need to either own the Artistry Cricut Collection or purchase the single typewriter image and have a Cricut machine that uses Design Space in order to cut it.) Using different papers and the contour tool to add the heart back in, you could make a more feminine version as well.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

May Project Kit - Stitched Together Boxed Card Kit

This month’s Creative Club project is a fun boxed card kit using the new Stitched Together mini Cricut Collection, the May Stamp of the month called Time to Celebrate, and the Stitched Together Cardmaking stamp set and Thin Cuts bundle. You will make (3) standard sized cards, (2) fun shaped die-cut cards, and a box to hold them. There will not be a local class this month, but you can order a kit to be mailed to you or you may pick it up if you are local.

This month’s basic kit is $25 and includes the following:
  • Pre-cut cardstock and patterned paper
  • (5) Card bases and A2 white envelopes
  • Stitched Together Cardmaking stamp set (Thin Cuts can be added on for $10)
  • Step-by-step instruction guide
  • Link to Design Space files (You will need the Stitched Together mini Cricut Collection and a Cricut machine with Design Space access in order to use the link. You do not need this collection as all of the kit pieces will be pre-cut in the kit. You will only need it if you would like to make more cards in the future.)

Add Ons:

Extra supplies needed to complete the project:

The kit makes the (5) cards and box shown below.

The kit comes with the Stitched Together Cardmaking stamp set

Add on the coordinating Thin Cuts dies for just $10 extra.

Add on the May stamp of the month called Time to Celebrate for $18 (or get it for $5 with a separate $50 order.)

Create a fun envelope style box to hold the cards.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Card #4
This is a fun die-cut butterfly shaped card with a see-through front.

Card #5
This card is probably my favorite because it is a die-cut
ladybug shaped card with a sweet message inside.

Open box with cards inside. 

Open box without cards.

All kits are now sold out.
Thank you for the great response.

To find out more about my monthly “no-commitment” Creative Club, click here.
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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Creative Ways to Use Alphabets | 2 Cards using Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts Dies

I am excited to share a couple of fun cards that I made using the new Close to my Heart Classic Alphabet Thin Cuts dies, Quilt Embossing Folder, May Stamp of the Month, and a little watercolors. You can watch my process video below.

I love making shaker cards and it was even more fun customizing this one with the Alphabet Thin Cuts dies.

With the die cuts from the first card I was able to make a second card. 
(Never let anything go to waste is my motto.) 

My video is part of a collaboration with the other Creative Design Team members. Be sure to check out their videos showing more creative ways to use alphabets on your projects.


Friday, May 1, 2020

May Specials and Promotions

May Specials and New Products

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New Catalog

The new May/June catalog is here!

Lots of fabulous new products and tons of creative inspiration are in the new 2020 May/June catalog. Get a free copy with your next online order. Or view and download a digital copy of the annual catalog and the new May/June catalog here.

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National Scrapbooking Month

Check out the NSM Collection called Blue Skies!

Create the artwork of your dreams with the new Blue Skies collection! With double the number of paper designs and sheets, this paper collection also features glossy UV-coated designs on the coordinating sticker sheet and cardstock pack! Blue Skies also includes two brand-new stamp sets, two fun Thin Cuts sets, and the Blue Skies Cut Above® Layout kit. For even more creative fun, there are also three exclusive workshop kits, two exclusive product bundles, and two exclusive paper bundles during May to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month. With such a huge variety of products to choose from, Blue Skies is the ultimate must-have collection of 2020!

Watch this video to see the beautiful papers, sticker sheet, 
clear embossed cardstock, stamp sets, thin cuts, and Cut Above kit up close.

Visit my website to order your Blue Skies products and to download the workshop guides.

Special discounts, bundles, and workshop kits are available through May 31. 
All individual items in the Blue Skies collection will be available through June 30. 
Shipping and handling based on full retail price of all items. 

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National Scrapbooking Day

Craft along with us as we celebrate National Scrapbooking Day this year!

Join CTMH for a FREE day of creativity and fun as we celebrate National Scrapbooking Day on Saturday, May 2nd. Everyone is welcome to join in and watch the free event on CTMH's Facebook Page. They will be demonstrating some fabulous creative projects during the event that you can create as well. See which projects you like and order them on my website here

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May Stamp of the Month

Time to Celebrate stamp set

With a minimum qualifying order, get your D-sized Stamp of the Month 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 28
Recommended Blocks:
 1" x 1" (Y1000), 1" x 3½" (Y1002),  1" x 6½" (Y1005)

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

Stamp of the Month is only available from May 1 - 31, 2020.

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Love for Mother

Celebrate Mom with 3 different stamp sets!

This Mother's Day let your Mom know how much she means to you with the Love of Mother special! With three exclusive stamp sets designed specifically for Mother's Day, it's the perfect way to show a little love for Mom on her special day!

Mother's Day Door

Amazing Mother

All That I Am

Visit my website to order your Mother's Day stamp sets.

Available through May 31, 2020.

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Let’s Stay Home

Document today’s unusual circumstances

The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely changed a lot about our daily lives and CTMH knows that crafters everywhere want to be able to account for and respond to those changes in our crafting. That’s why they designed the Let's Stay Home stamp set and some free SVG files to go with it. You can use these items to preserve your memories, make thoughtful cards, and incorporate current events into whatever craft projects you are working on. 

Visit the CTMH blog here and here for some ideas on how to use these products to document this time.

Visit my website to see the SVG and order the stamp set.

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