Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shopping List Stocking Stuffers

Easy to Make Covered Shopping List





Purchase some tablets and have them cut in half. Cover the front of the tablets as desired.
The "shopping list" stamp is a customized stamp K900.  I used "Upright" and "Vertical Three" from Originals and "Simply Said" and "Top Band" from Wishes for my designs.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A "Holiday Wishes" Collection

With some wonderful inspiration from Pamela O'Connor, one of our Design Team members at Heart 2 Heart I put this collection together using her color combo and techniques. My workshop for this collection will be on Saturday December 10 at 10 AM. Cost:$10.00.  RSVP by December 8th to reserve your spot. If you can't attend you can reserve your The Holiday Wishes Collection Kit.




You can qualify to own this exclusive stamp set when you place a minimum order of $25 in My Acrylix® stamp sets* between November 1–30 and the new D-size Holiday Wishes stamp will cost you $5.00! Tomorrow is the last day for this special. Don't miss out, order today.


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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sketch Week at Heart 2 Heart

At Heart 2 Heart this week is a sketch sketch challenge. For my project I made a box of all occasion cards using the Salutation Seals Stamps Set. The stamp set has six seals for creating the six all occasion cards. The cards with envelops are placed in a clear box, wrapped with a ribbon and tag.

 Box of six all occasion cards
 Sketch
 Valentines Day Card
 Thanks you Card
 Time to celebrate
 Congratulations
 Thinking of you card
Happy birthday card

Now it's your turn to put your touch on this sketch. Don't forget to use CTMH products on your project.
I'm looking forward to seeing your creations posted this
week at Heart 2 Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Typeset, Mayberry
Cardstock: Colonial white, Black. Vineyard Berry, Olive
Ink: Vineyard Berry, Olive, Black
Stamps: Salutation Seals, Love Life, Made With Love
Embellishments: Opaques, Tag Dimensional Elements
Other: Seam binding ribbon, assorted ribbons from stash

Monday, November 21, 2011

Too cute not to CASE

In the words of Vicki,  a "Easy, peasy" Thank You Christmas card cased from

Punch a border on each side and insert a BTP on the inside to show through the punched area. Stamp your wreath and add some holly leaves and a bow. Easy, peasy!

Celebrate Time at Heart 2 Heart

This week at Heart 2 Heart we will take a look at time and create a project that uses the theme "time".  This could include a clock, some numbers, a sentiment using "time," etc.
For my project I made a little mail box filled with Hot cocoa Packets for the kitchen. This way we always know where the hot cocoa is. Flag up when the box is full and flag down when it needs to be filled.

Now it's your turn to share your "Time" with us. Be sure to use some Close to my Heart product on your project and post at Heart 2 Heart for a chance to win some terrific prizes from our sponsors.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Elemental
Cardstock: Ponderosa Pine, Cranberry, Colonial White
Stamps: A Sip
Ink: Cranberry, Ponderosa Pine, Cocoa, Desert Sand
Other: Assorted Ribbons, Mail box


Monday, November 14, 2011

A Week of Gratitude at Heart 2 Heart

This week at Heart 2 Heart we are celebrating gifts from your heart to ours. The challenge will be to create something for someone you are grateful for. Tell us what is special about that person and why you created this particular item for them.

My gift of gratitude goes to my daughter. She is going to be our family Hostess for our Family Thanksgiving gathering.  Her favorite color is purple so I made her this gift bag decked out in purple that will hold her favorite Thanksgiving drink, Sparkling Cider.

This will be a fun week of sharing. Can't wait to hear about everyone's favorite person and see their special creation of gratitude.  Be sure to use some Close to My Heart product and post here at Heart 2 Heart.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Sonoma
Cardstock: Smokey Plum
Ink: Smokey Plum
Stamps: Thank You, Love Life
Embellishments: Heirloom Assortment, Colonial White Mini Medley
Other: Wine Bag, Seam Binding Ribbon, Bakers Twine

Sharing From the Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to our November Sharing From the Heart blog Hop. If you have come from Heather's Creative Coconut you are on the right path. Besides the SOTM, we are sharing Thanksgiving and Christmas ideas
My project for this month's hop is a mini pocket planner using the November Stamp of the Month "Cherish the Day."  Every year I make a calender project for my Christmas gifts. This year I'm making these pocket planners. With our new Cricut  Art Philosophy cartridge this project will be quick and easy to make.

Pocket Planner
Inside has a pocket for every two months. The first pocket holds the planning card for January and February
On each side of the pocket is the monthly calendar.
Each pocket hold the planner card with a month on each side. The planner card slides into the pocket.

Thank you for hopping with us. See you next month. Now it time to hop over to Kathleen's Bowl of Stamps for some amazing inspiration.

Directions: Cut out six envelopes from page 29 of the cricut booklet. I used 4" envelopes but you can adjust the size for your needs. Cut 12 tickets for the Stamp of the month tickets for each page.  Fold envelopes, cut off the top flap, and secure together using Bonding Memories Glue. Add scraps of BTP to each side of the envelope as desired leaving the top open to insert the planner card.  Attach your calendar and embellishments to each side of the envelopes. To make the front and back cut a piece of cardstock 4X8 and fold in half. Secure the folded piece together with bonding memories glue. Decorate and embellish as desired. If you don't have a Bind-It-All you can put your planner together with 3 loose-leaf rings.  Click on Picture tutorial to view tutorial.
CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Roxie
Cardstock: Roxie Level II
Ink: Smoothie, Black
Stamps: November SOTM
Embellishments: Bling Assortment, Opaques, Pink Button Assortment
Other: Various Ribbons

Pocket Planner Tutorial

Directions for pockets in the Pocket Planner seen Here

 Cut six  4" envelopes from the cricut booklet page 29
 Put together the envelope using Bonding Memories Glue.
 Cut off top flap and ink all the edges front and back.
 Add scraps to each side of the envelope.
 Be sure to leave the top open to form the pocket.
 Punch holes for the binding. Use Loose leaf rings if you don't have a Bind-It-All.
 Add your calendar, ticket and embellish as desired.
 Cut 4 1/4" X 3 1/4" cardstock. Cut off 1/2" at the top leaving the tab.
Stamp the month on the tab and turn over to stamp the next month. I used the stamp set Comments to stamp the lines on each card. 
Note: you can adjust the size of your planner by changing the size of the envelope.

Monday, November 7, 2011

It's Metal Mania at Heart 2 Heart

The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is to add metal to your project. That can be hard to do with all the options we have for the use of metal. Which metal to use? Brads, eyelets, hinges, pins, Mini Medleys, charms, photo hangers, etc. The list goes on. I put all my metal on the table, closed my eyes and picked two pieces.
A pewter bookplate and an antique copper filigree butterfly.  To get my bookplate to look like antique copper (to coordinate) I used the brown StazOn ink pad to color the bookplate. Yea, now they both look like antique copper. Time to put the card together.

Now it's your turn to pick some metal and add it to your project. I can't wait to see all the metal works this week. I will be fun. Don't forget to use some Close to My Heart product on your project and post for us at Heart 2 Heart. You could win a great prize from one of our sponsors Wendy or Teri.

CTMH Supplies:
BTP: Sonoma
Cardstock: Colonial White
Ink: Cocoa
Stamps: Thank You, Sweet Moments
Embellishments: Pewter Bookplates, Opaques, Bliss filigree butterfly
Other: Handmade Flower

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Holiday Gift Card Includes Chocolate

Add this door hanger on the door of someone special or hang it on a bow of a package.

 Cut door hanger on page 25 of cricut booklet 10".
Decorate and fill with Hershey Bar and gift card holder.

Gift card holder. Tutorial Here.