Tuesday, August 5, 2014

3" Notelets

CTMH Annual Inspirations Catalogue Post #4... 3" notecards.
I love having little notecards such as these on hand for those times when you just want to let someone know that you're thinking of them. These cards are 3x3", so I made 8 of them from one sheet of White Daisy cardstock.
I have been working on "one layer" cards a lot recently, and I have combined the one-layer idea with the masking tape background technique which is very popular at the moment to come up with this very quick 5-minute notecard.
I think they are fab - simple, unfussy, quick, and serves the purpose very well.
The "Keep your chin up" stamp set is a $12 A-sized set and I used my new favourite colours, Glacier and Thistle, to give me the background colours.

I stamped the beautiful tree image and the sentiment in black ink last.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Snowhaven Mini Album

This is my third entry for the Annual Inspirations Blog Hop... for my Confetti Wishes ideas, click here.

Mini Albums... I love these wee books! I have now made three since discovering them a month or so ago.
This is my first project to play with the Snowhaven Paper Packet. Its colours are Black, Cranberry and the brand new Glacier - very appropriate! It's a lovely paper packet with a very wintry feel, but I know I will use it for all sorts of purposes, not just for winter activities. This project is for friends who recently celebrated their tenth anniversary together. (Gosh I hope they don't spy it... they haven't been given it yet!)
The chipboard pages (Z1791) are on page 178 of our new Inspirations Catalogue and cost $8 NZ.
To create this project, I cut out 18 co-ordinating shapes on the Artiste cartridge in a mixture of both Snowhaven B&T paper and cardstock. After a lot of daubing, I used Liquid Glass to stick paper to chipboard, then inserted book rings through the holes.
The pages are cut at 3.75", and a 3" square photo fits really beautifully on each page. I have mine printed "2up" at Harvey Norman, and the photos end up being 3x4", so I only have to trim one inch from each print.
To finish off the cover, I added a bowed piece of Ruby Chevron ribbon, sadly now retired.
The lettering I used for my titles is from the July Stamp of the Month - Circus Alphabet - which was extremely popular with my ladies!
Snowhaven Paper Packet (X7188B) $18 NZ and Album Pages (Z1791) $8 NZ.
If you are in New Zealand, you can contact me for how to purchase these items.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

CTMH Annual Inspirations Catalogue

Welcome to my second post for the CTMH Blog Boosters New Product Blog Hop.
Click here for my Confetti Wishes 3-ring album.
Continuing my play with the Confetti Wishes papers, I created a layout showcasing some old photos from my daughter Emma's third year.
I took the layout straight from Make it From Your Heart, Vol 1, page 18.
Photo 1. Stamping the Kraft background layer.
Photo 2. The page before photos and embellishments.
Photo 3. The finished page.
PS - Can you work out what the higgledy-piggledy letters are spelling out?!

I really enjoyed using Cricut Craftroom to weld the lettering for my title together - creating one cut rather than separate cuts. This is new for me! I'm very proud of the results, and I was so surprised at how easy it was.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Close to My Heart Annual Inspirations Catalogue

Welcome to the Close to My Heart New Product Blog Hop!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! I am thrilled that you have taken the time to stop by.
There are so very many beautiful new products in the new magazine that it was really difficult for me to pick what to concentrate on this month. I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing all the amazing creations on the blog hop myself, and can't wait till I can flit about to look at everyone's posts!
In order to join in the inspiration, just click on the graphic below and you will be taken to that person's blog.
Please leave a comment before heading off, and above all, enjoy the tour!

I chose to concentrate on the gorgeous and very festive Confetti Wishes paper packet during the preview period.
This first little project is one I have been planning to create for quite some time, and is an 8" album. I cut the pages on the Cricut with colours co-ordinating with Confetti Wishes, and decorated each page on a birthday theme.

To create this project you will need
Confetti Wishes Workshop on the Go Kit - $53 NZ
My Creations 3-ring Album - $10 NZ
Cricut Artbooking Cartridge - $156 NZ