Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Use Your Stash Blog Hop features Chipboard

We are using up those stashes of chipboard and if you are like me, you have it in all shapes and sizes. Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop. If you have hopped from Casandra's blog you are on the right track.

First let me share how I store my smaller pieces of chipboard, yes it is Close To My Heart's large storage container and the 6" x 6" stamp envelopes (which you can purchase -- yea!)



My larger chipboard which consists of every chipboard insert from paper packets, empty cereal boxes, and more, finds a home in a basket (no photo shown). Here is a 12 1/2" x 12" piece.


 Using the Cricut Explore Design Space, I cut a wreath form.


And using the 16 varied sizes of Yo-Yos I cut, again using the Explore, and the Artiste cartridge, I was able to come close to the version in the Annual Inspiration. This wreath takes only one My Reflections Paper Packet (Snowhaven is showing), My Complements, and embellishments. Here I used Snowhaven's. A bow one side, again cut using the Artstr ma.


Now hop on over to Jan's blog to see what nifty ideas she has for our chipboard stash!

Craftily Yours
Shirley


Monday, October 6, 2014

A Little Artfully Sent Halloween Fun

Oh how I love the new Close To My Heart Cricut cartridge, Artfully Sent. It will be so much fun making each and every card.

Using the Cricut Explore and Design Space, I am able to create a card I love and save it for future use and that is what I did with the little haunted house.

I started with the haunted house card sizing it to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (which will give you a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" A2 card).

Needing light in the windows and doors got me to thinking about cutting rectangles that fit on the inside, however I did not the rectangles to show on the inside, so I cut two of the card base and cut the haunted house section to adhere tothe back.

Using a Smokey Plum, the inside piece was cut and to ensure I had a Honey colored moon, I cut a full triangle to place behind. These pieces were adhered to the center back of the card, leaving a little black mat.

Needing black bats instead of Smokey Plum, I went to the Artbooking Cricut cartridge and found the bats for the Halloween layout (Artbooking is a layout cartridge) and they were an exact match, don't you just love it.

With the new black bats, I paper pieced them over the Smokey Plum ones.

A cute card and I can't wait to try my next one.

Craftily Yours,
Shirlehy

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Easy Like Sunday Morning and Wedding Invitations

Do you love a wedding? Or maybe one of those crazy 'love' the dress shows. Well, I have the pleasure of creating a wedding invitation for my dear sweet niece.

She sent me some ideas on Pinterest and after a few go rounds of what she liked and did not like, we came up with a mutual idea. This round and round phase was made more difficult as we do not live near each other. But we were able to find an invitation design she loved.

A little vellum, Pacifica (closest to royal blue I had) cardstock, silver and clear embossing powder and Pacifica ink rounded out the supplies needed. I am still working on the envelope liners, silver or Pacifica which will they be?

While I cannot share the finished product yet, she has to see them in person first (we do not live near each other), I will share my desk full of a work of love. They will be in the mail on Monday to my dear sweet bride-to-be niece, Naomi!


Enjoy your Easy Like Sunday morning.

Craftily Yours
Shirley

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mojo Monday Sketch 365 and Home for the Holidays

Thursdays will be my new challenge day and to get the party started, here is my version of the Mojo Monday sketch 365, Tall & Skinny.
I used the hanging ornaments for the flags. The embossing of the top White Daisy piece and the little delicate border on the Black cardstock create an elegant black tie type card.

The sentiment is at the bottom right to balance the card.

And I found a little White Daisy Christmas tree (need to use up that stash), so the inside is Black cardstock with White Daisy pigment ink.




And remember with a $50 order you will receive your choice of Ruby or Outdoor Denim chevron ribbon and only $5 for the Stamp of the Month -- what a deal!!

Craftily Yours

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What Day Is It - October 1st and a New Stamp of the Month!!

My friend and Rockin' Heart teammate, Cindy bought me the cutest 'What Day Is It' tee shirt which inspired the title of my new Wednesday posts (hope that is not a trademark and gets me in trouble)!!

Today, October 1st is a new month and a new Stamp of the Month. October's Stamp of the Month is Home For The Holidays. Doesn't that make you think of Christmas BUT WAIT (that is my new go to phrase) it can be used for more.

Do you see those red outlines? Now what that means? Yes - they coordinate with the Close To My Heart Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge!!

Each image shares the page number from the cartridge booklet and the size - easy peasy!!


I have just begun my adventure with Home For The Holidays. Her is my first projects. I used the Home For The Holidays tag on a little PathFinder project - PathFinder is my paper packet of the month - time to get ready for Thanksgiving.

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As you can see in the background, I truly love the polar bear!

And using my Cricut Explore, Design Space and the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge, I was able to create these three boxes all at once and let the Cricut cut while I worked on other things - love it!! Did you see our new Artfully Sent cartridge - get it NOW!!

So now to find something to fill each box up and see who has been naughty or nice.

See the ribbon on the Cranberry (red) box - check out Ribbon Revelry special below!!

Enjoy your day and see you again soon.

Craftily yours,
Shirley