Thursday, September 17, 2015

Holiday Expressions!



The NEW products are making a BIG splash this month!! Have you seen the new catalogs? You can view them Here on my Shopping Website! Check out all the cool new ideas in these books!! SO many tips and ideas to try!

The products in The Holiday Expression catalog is only available until December 31, 2015, so you'll want to take a look at it now!! Be sure to add it to your cart for FREE if you shop on my website! (after you fill your basket, scroll down and it will let you add it for FREE with a quick click of the button!). It's an Awesome little gift!

We'll have some more Nevermore paper pack ideas this month! So be sure to check back soon!! (better yet, follow me by email, sign up to the right of this post and when I make a post it will come right to your email box! I will send something FUN to a person selected at random for every 5 people that follow me by email this week! Go ahead, you may WIN!!)

Until next time...Be blessed and Create it from the Heart!!
Debi

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Nevermore Paper Packet part 2

Hi!

Today's post is part 2 from yesterday's Nevermore paper Packet blog hop! This was the project yesterday:


You can also see more pictures and the instructions to create this FUN card in yesterday's post here!!
Now for today's project! I made this one exactly the same as the directions as yesterday, except I used Honey and Sunset Inks for the flowers as well as using the 'Rolling' technique!!




The Rolling technique is created by inking your stamp in the lightest ink color (Honey) and then roll the outer edges of the stamp in the darker color (Sunset), using your wrist to help roll the stamp helps!

Then I used the 'A Season to be Thankful' with Sunset Ink for the sentiment. You can also add a 1/2" belly band with some chocolate if you like!

Supply List
(I used the Nevermore Paper Packet which has the Background and Texture Paper along with the Cardstock you will need Item #x7198B)
4 3/4 x 2 1/2" Black Cardstock
4 5/8 x 2 3/8" Sunset Cardstock
4 1/2 x 2 1/2 Whisper Cardstock
11 x 4 1/4" Nevermore Sunset/Grey Background & Texture Paper
Z1851 Scallop Punch
Stamp of the Month S1509 Paper Garden
C1634 Blessings of Autumn (this is a Hostess stamp set)
Z2162 Honey Stamp Pad
Z2191 Sunset Stamp Pad
Z3170 Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles (need 30 of the 100)
Z1783 SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
Z1937 Score Baord
 Small Candybar (Optional)

Until next time...Create it With Heart!!
Debi

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Nevemore Paper Blog Hop



This month we are highlighting the Nevermore paper packet from the NEW Holiday Seasonal Expressions catalog! If you don't have a copy of this Expressions catalog, let your consultant know that you need one!! LOTS of great NEW products and ideas are in it!!

 If you are coming from Melissa David's Blog then you are on the right track! We are making one big loop around the blogs and you are on your way! We have enjoyed making these projects and hope you enjoy your journey!

My first thought was to make a card for Thanksgiving but I just could not pass up making this Halloween FUN card ('The Spooky Flower Pot")!! It really is more simple to make than it looks! Let's get started:


Start with your Background and Texture Paper with the Orange, I cut mine at 11 x 4 1/4" and then fold it in half (with the Orange on the Outside).
Then you will fold the top down 1 1/2" on each side, burnish well.
To get the angle cuts, I opened the top flaps and placed the corner of the score line in my trimmer, on the track and I moved the bottom folded corner to the 1/2" line and trimmed off that long skinny triangle, then repeat on the other side.




Next, I left the flaps up and held them together while I used the Scallop Border Punch to make the scalllop edges on the ends of the flaps. Put a little adhesive under each flap and adhere them to the outside of the base.
At this point, I placed the black cardstock piece inside the base of the flower pot to see how far over I could place the adhesive to adhere the sides together. I wanted to make sure I could move my tag up and down with getting 'stuck'! Set flower pot aside while we assemble the tag.


Cut out the flower base with your Cricut Artiste cartridge (size is on the stamp set), then stamp the flower onto the base with Black Ink. TIP: I found it easier to get my image on the base by inking my stamp and turning it upside down and placing the base on top of the stamp and pressing gently all over with my fingers. I seemed to get it lined up easier this way! see picture:



Now you can place your flowers on top of the Whisper Cardstock piece to see where you will want to stamp...stamp 'BOO' sentiment in Black Ink on the Whisper cardstock just under the flowers (leaving enough room for a little goody if you choose to add one! Or for a place to write a cute little note!)



Next, Adhere Sunset cardstock to center of Black cardstock and then the Whisper cardstock to center of this piece.
Now we can add the flowers! I used Thin Foam Tape (LOVE this stuff!) to the two outer flowers and Regular Foam Tape to the middle flower, so it would stand up a little taller than the others. I placed the outer flowers down a little farther than the top one so it looks like a bouquet when it's closed. NOTE: I also used my grid paper to make sure that the bottom of the cardstock strips were at 0 and the top of the highest flower was at 5 1/2", this way it will fit into a regular size envelope!



Now we can't forget the bling!! I added the bitty sparkles to the circles in the 'BOO' sentiment.



To add a little goody, I made a little belly band out of a piece of the Zip Strip (the 1/2" strip at the top of your Background & Texture paper that you cut off...one side has really cute things on it! I cut off the piece that said 'Happy Halloween' and used it for my belly band to hold the little chocolate)
I also chose to use the little Hershey's miniatures because they are a little smaller and don't add too much bulk to my flower pot! SO FUN!!!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoyed today's project! Visit tomorrow for the Thanksgiving version! If you would like to purchase the products for this project see the supply list below and talk with your consultant or visit my website www.CreatedWithHeart.ctmh.com

 Now it's time to hop to the next great project with Lisa Lawson!!

The Spooky Flower Pot Supply List
(I used the Nevermore Paper Packet which has the Background and Texture Paper along with the Cardstock you will need Item #x7198B)
4 3/4 x 2 1/2" Black Cardstock
4 5/8 x 2 3/8" Sunset Cardstock
4 1/2 x 2 1/2 Whisper Cardstock
11 x 4 1/4" Nevermore Sunset/Grey Background & Texture Paper
Z1851 Scallop Punch
Stamp of the Month S1509 Paper Garden
B1488 Pumkin Chevron
Z2105 Black Inkpad
Z3170 Artiste Cricut Cartridge
Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles (need 30 of the 100)
Z1783 SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
Z1937 Score Baord
 Small Candybar (Optional)



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Time to Celebrate!!

WOOHOO!!!

It's time to celebrate another year with Close To My Heart!! Our NEW Annual Idea Book is ready to order from TODAY!!


Isn't it beautiful??
There are a LOT of awesome new paper packets and stamps as well as accessories to see!! To check it out visit my website Here!
This will also put you in the right place to see the NEW Holiday Expressions catalog!! WOOHOO!! That's right...we have TWO new idea books starting today!! SO Awesome!!
I can't wait for you to see what goodness is in each one!! So I will sign off for now and let the browsing begin!!
If you are not a current VIP with me and you need a hard copy of either/both idea books, just email me at CreatedWithHeart@yahoo.com!
Have an Awesome Day and remember: Create it with Heart!!
Debi

Monday, January 5, 2015

Jan 2015 Heartstrings Paper Pack Blog Hop

This month we are highlighting the Gorgeous Heartstrings paper packet from the Seasonal Expressions 1 catalog! If you don't have a copy of the Expressions catalog, let your consultant know that you need one!! LOTS of great NEW products and ideas are in it!!

 If you are coming from Judy Faye's Blog then you are on the right track! We are making one big loop around the blogs and you are now at the last stop! We have enjoyed making these projects and hope you enjoyed your journey!

 I thought a Thank You card would be a good place to start since I've needed some of these after the holidays! I really tried to get a great picture of this card, guess I have a little practicing to do!! It really is vibrant and beautiful in person!!
I used the Whisper, Cranberry and Hollyhock card stocks that came in the paper pack as well as the heart print (SO Fun!) and the Arrow print. I added some Cotton Candy and Pixie Fundamentals papers as well as Cotton Candy Cardstock and Pixie Extra Thick Twine (this is new in the Expressions and really Fun to play with!). I also used one of the New Embossing Folders (Scallop) on the bottom part of the card. Here is a couple of pictures where I hope you can see the texture on the fundamentals papers:


 Let me know in the comments section below what you think of the card before you head on back to the start with Melissa Robinson!!

Thanks for checking out our Blog Hop! Have a Great and Blessed week!
and Until next time...Create it From the Heart!!
 Debi McBain