Friday, October 8, 2010

Thanksgiving fun

I decided to do more than just have food this Thanksgiving and actually do something that showed appreciation. This is the card I've made to give out on Thanksgiving day. I did have fun with it though. I used the new Close To My Heart Stamp "Harvest Home". I cut out different sized rectangles, inked the edges and then stamped with Barn Red ink. I then heat embossed in clear powder the stamped images. Using markers, I coloured in the veggies and fruit in the cornucopia to give it some extra color. Here's a close up.

I hope you all have a great Canadian Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Gift card Card

My sister-in-law is getting married soon so I made this cute round card for her bridal shower. I used a new circle card base from Close To My Heart and embossed the phrase on it. 

My husband and I gave her a gift card as the gift and as an interesting way to include it, I cut out an envelope using the Cricut. I then cut off the top flap so that it was easier to see the gift card. I also attached it to the inside of the card. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Paper Pleating

One of the trends I've been seeing in the magazine's lately is pleating paper. It looked like such an interesting new way to use paper I just had to try it. I used it on this Thank You card, I hand-stitched the edges so that the paper would lay flat and so I also didn't have to use adhesive on each fold. Some other ways to adhere the pleats is to use it as a border underneath cardstock. I look forward to trying this out on a layout next time, look for that one next.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Easy and Quick gift idea

I made these bag toppers for a cute giveaway at the open house I had recently, which was to look at the new Close To My Heart Fall Idea Book and some of the new product. To make it, I cut out scraps of patterned paper that was approximately the width of the baggie and folded it in half. I then stamped on the white paper with my saying, rounded the corners then tied a bow with my ribbon and adhered it to the white paper with a Glue Dot. After I attached the white piece of paper, I stapled the folded paper just above the sealed portion of the bag so that the treats inside the bag would stay fresh.

My ladies loved it, especially the cookies inside. You could also put the recipe of the treats on the back side of the toppers.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


CTMH Clear Card using the Bella Paper Pack. 

Thanks for coming to see my new blog. I hope this will be a great meeting place to see some of the projects I've been working on as well as possibly featuring some of the great artists I know about. I hope you'll come back to see what I've been up to.