Wednesday, August 23, 2017

2,4,6,8 Bag Design

Today I am sharing my bag design with you, the third time is a charm right?? (I have tried several times and hopefully can get this one posted.)

This is a basic bag that is 2 inches square.

Cut your paper at 8 1/2" x (The height you want the bag + 2")
So if you want a 6" tall bag, cut your paper at 8" x 8 1/2"
(TIP: be sure to watch your pattern so it will be going the correct direction

Score (with the 8 1/2" side butted up to stopper) at 2", 4", 6",and  8"
Turn paper and score at 2" from the bottom.

Cut as described on the diagram above (the solid lines). Basically you will cut the tabs up to the 2" score line at the bottom, cute off the skinny rectangle on the right and miter all pieces (including top of tab).

I hope you can make sense of this and get a lot of use from it!

Let me know if you have questions, I would love to see your fabulous bags too!
Until next time, Remember to Create it from your Heart,

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Jack Blog Hop

Welcome to our Jack Blog Hop! All the projects in this hop will showcase the Jack Paper Pack (x7222B Jack Paper Pack). A Blog Hop is a big 'circle' of projects that you see by 'hopping' from one person's blog to another.
If you are coming from Gerri's Blog you are on the right track.

This paper pack is my most favorite one from the Expressions 2 book. I cannot wait to get my camping layouts done! There are SO many other ways to use this paper pack of course...
Male cards are the obvious choice, however, I've seen some cute female cards done with this paper and don't forget treat bags!

Today I made a treat bag with the tree pattern in the paper pack:
I made a 2,4,6,8 Bag (you can look it up online, or check back here tomorrow for instructions on how to put it together). My bag started with a 6x8 1/2" piece of the tree pattern paper. The finished size is 2" on all sides and 4" tall.

Of course, I had to use the cute Bear Stamp Set and also the August Stamp of the Month! So Fun!
For the sign, I used the 'chalk board' from the Stamp of the Month (School Year). I cut out a stamped image of the chalk board in Black Ink on Espresso Cardstock (dark side) and adhered a piece of black cardstock to the center and wrote on it with the Chalk Marker. The post was cut off of a second chalkboard that I stamped.
The Bear is stamped in Espresso Ink on the light side of Espresso Cardstock, Ruby ink on White Daisy Cardstock for the mug and cut them all out with the Thin Cuts.

I adhered the sign with adhesive, letting it hang over the side of the bag and adhered the bear to the front of the bag with 3-D Foam Dots (regular, not thin). I also put a small Foam Dot under the Coffee Cup and adhered the arms to the cup and side of the bear so it looks like his arms are out in front of him.
I put a little treat (new Hershey's cookie treat bars) inside for my hubby.
Then I punched two holes and tied some Juniper Twine (from the Whimsy Ribbon Pack).

Here you can see the 3-D Foam Dots under the bear:

This is such a cute way to give a small treat! You can add this little goodie to a lunch bag/box and make someone's day!

I am the last one on our blog hop today, if you joined us in the middle or just want to go around again you can start at Carol's Blog Here! Thank you for joining us today and I hope you are inspired and have lots of great projects to create!

Until next time, Create it with Heart,

Supplies can be purchased from your Consultant (if you don't have a Consultant, I would love to earn your business! You can visit my shopping site Here! You can check out the catalog online there and send me an email for any questions I can help you with).

Here is my supply list:
1/8" Hole Punch (Office Store)
z3396 Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
z3372 Adhesive Runner
z3342 3D Foam Dots
z1836 Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors
z1767 Chalk Marker
z3361 Whimsy Ribbon Pack
x5951 Espresso Cardstock (or x5942 Cardstock Combo Pack)
z2829 Espresso Inks Stamp Pad
z2270 Ruby Inks Stamp Pad
z899 Momento Black Ink Pad
y1009 2x3 1/2" Clear Block
s1708 School Year (Stamp of the Month, only available August 2017)
z3333 Jack Cardmaking Stamp and Thin Cuts
x7222B Jack Paper Pack

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Crazy About Cardstock

Crazy about this NEW Cardstock!! It is Fabulous! It's like we just DOUBLED our cardstock colors.

If you are coming from Darlys's website, you are on the right track. Thank you for joining us on this Blog Hop with lots of ideas and tips for you while using this great new Two-Tone Cardstock. I hope you enjoy your time with us and enjoy the projects.

For my project today I used the NEW birthday stamp set and NEW Cardstock to make a couple Birthday Bags for the gifts I gave this past weekend...gotta love how easy this is!

I used plain white bags from Michaels, they are 8" wide
6 1/4 x 8 light color side of Cardstock( Eggplant & Lagoon)
5 3/4 x 8 Background & Texture Paper (I used purple polka dots fundamentals (from last years Annual catalog) and Lagoon stripe from Lil' Dreamer (Expressions 2)
2 1/2 x 4 Matte for Sentiment (I used Dark side of Eggplant CS & Lagoon CS)
2 1/4 x 3 3/4 White Daisy CS for Sentiment (D1731 Eat Cake & Celebrate- Annual Inspirations book 2017-2018)
Eggplant and Lagoon Stamp pads

Adhere together and pop up sentiment with 3D Foam Dots (Z3342)

I also made coordinating tags using NEW tag Thincuts (Z3344 Basic Tags) and White Twine (Z3216)

Have Fun and be sure to post your version(s) here!! I would love to see them!
This is a great thing to use larger scraps for.

For your smaller scraps, you can make tags and I also made this cute little 3x3 card, it shows the coordinating colors a little better. This is Pixie cardstock with Adventure Fundamentals paper.

I just love how you get two coordinating colors with one cardstock! So  many great uses for this Fun cardstock!

Remember the Expressions 2 is being retired at the end of August 2017. Contact your consultant to get the items you want before they're gone.

If you are ready to hop to the next blog, check out Cats website!

Thanks for visiting!
Until next time, Create it from your Heart,


Thursday, August 3, 2017

School Year

S1708 School Year

Fabulous set of 9 stamps for the entire school year!
Available August 1-31, 2017

Each month Close To My Heart has a Special Stamp of the Month, which is only available for that month. This is stamp set is always a D-size stamp set and is $17.95.
If you purchase $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you can qualify for the special pricing of $5.00! That's a great deal!

Check out this months great deal:

This month I will show you some great options for this stamp set! It's awesome for Scrapbooks and there are a lot of other great ideas too!
Here is a FUN scrapbook layout:

You can also use this stamp set for a two page layout for ALL your child's grade levels! Just keep the layout the same each year, just change the papers, colors and fun to see the first and last day of each year and how much they change! If you have extra special pictures then just add another Memory Protector that holds enough photos for what you have (so easy and no need to create more pages).

 Be sure to stop back by this month to see the other great ideas there are!

Thanks for stopping by and looking!

Click HERE to order School Year Stamp Set 

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

NEW Annual Idea Book!

NEW Annual Idea Book!

What an AWESOME month this is!!
Not only do we have great specials, we also have a NEW Idea Book

It is FULL of Beautiful papers and stamp sets! You can view the book on my website (see below).
If you have purchased from me in the past year then you will receive a copy of this wonderful Idea Book full of FUN and Inspiration! If you haven't purchased from me in the past year and do not already have a consultant, I would love the opportunity to earn your business, just email me HERE!

This month is even MORE AWESOME because as a consultant, we get to preview the Holiday Expressions this month and order products from it! WOOHOO!! If you would like to see the specials we have this month for joining our team, see below.
I will be having all kinds of FUN creating this month! Stop by often to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by and looking!

To see the Idea Book online Click HERE!

To see more about joining our team (or for questions) Click HERE!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Online Warehouse Sale 2017

Save BIG time on classic Close To My Heart products this month!

Every Tuesday during August,   a new release of retired products along with product bundles at a FABULOUS 50% off discount will appear on my sale sight!!

You will want to act fast because the products will only be available during the week they are released, while supplies last (of course)!

For more details and to see what's been released this week, click HERE!

Something Fierce Featured Paper Blog Hop

Something Fierce Featured Paper Blog Hop Thank you for joining us on this Blog Hop with lots of ideas and tips for you using the Something F...