Amazing Paper Grace 3D Vignettes Baby Card

Kia Ora Koutou

Welcome back and and today I am sharing a baby card made using Amazing Paper Grace Elegant 3D Vignettes.

Products used:

Spellbinders – Shapeabilities Grand Arch 3D Card Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes, Shapeabilities Petite Double Bow and Flowers Etched Dies 3D Vignettes, Shapeabilities Layered Bundle of Joy Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes, Shapeabilities Isadora Trinkets Etched Dies Venise Lace

Heartfelt Creations – Butterfly Dreams Paper Collection, Deluxe Flower Shaping Paper

Creative Expressions  Foundation Cardstock – Robin’s Egg, Coconut White

Ranger Archival inks – Leaf Green, French Ultramarine, Flannel Grey

iCraft white wired stamens

Art Glitter Ultrafine Glitter – Pearl

Pearls

Foam tape

Happy Crafting

Ka Kite Anu

Patricia

CTMH Artfully Sent Baby Card

Welcome back.

I have been busy with the next Australasian blog hop so it is just a small post today.  I have been playing on the Artfully Sent cartridge and came up with this baby card.  It is not perfect but it is a start.  I apologise for the quality of the photos but I think it is time to start looking for a new camera unfortunately.

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I have cut this card at 7″ on Cricut Craftroom and used Blossom papers for the decorations.  I have used scraps of Slate cardstock and Blossom paper behind the cut out of the pram and then covered with the inner Lagoon cardstock.  The toys have been coloured using the ShinHan Touch Twin markers from the Nursery Charms stamp set and fussy cut out and placed on the front of the card.

#CTMH Artfully Sent Baby Card

Inside I have cut the baby clothes from the Blossom B&T papers and used the retired SOTM Cross Stitch Wishes to create the string to have the clothes hanging on.

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I am always aware of having somewhere to write on a card and placed a peace of White Daisy cardstock and stamped and coloured the rattle in with the ShinHan Touch Twin markers for something different.

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I have stamped the buttons onto Glacier cardstock and coloured in the rim and the threads and then used Liquid Glass to create the shiny dome.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Glacier, White Daisy, Slate, Lagoon

Paper – Blossom

Stamps – Nursery Charms, Cross Stitch Wishes

Inks – Black

ShinHan Markers – Bronze, Clay, Mahogany, Tender Pink, Turquoise Blue,herry Pink, Golden Yellow

Liquid Glass

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

CTMH Baby Blues

Welcome

Sorry this is a couple of days late but sometimes life just gets in the way.  I have been busy doing a big project for Gift Hutt and will feature this later in another post.

In the meantime I noticed that Gift Hutt was getting a little low in blue baby cards and as I have just received the new Artfully Sent cartridge I thought I would have a little play.  This new cartridge is great for cardmaking as well as for scrapbooking and there is so much to choose from and it is going to take me quite a while to get through all the projects.

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There are some gorgeous icons in the cartridge to cut and I love the baby outfits that are in there.  I have cut a number of them out of both Glacier and Crystal Blue cardstock for quick and easy cards when I need them.

This first card features the sleeve card from page 23 of the Artfully Sent cartridge booklet cut at 5 1/2″ on Cricut Craftroom, and I have backed it with some White Daisy cardstock embossed with the Quatrefoil embossing folder and this time used the back of the embossed cardstock to try and create a more quilted affect that suited a baby card.  The bows have also been cut out using the same cartridge.  I love the simple sentiments that come with the Artfully Sent cartridge and they were perfect for these cards.

CTMH Artfully Sent Baby Blue Card

This second card caries on the same theme with the Quatrefoil Embossing folder with White Daisy Cardstock on Crystal Blue cardstock (although it is hard to see in this photo).  This time I have strung three little baby outfits cut from the two blue cardstocks onto some Bakers twine and finished them off with some bling.  The bows also come from the Artfully Sent cartridge.

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The third card has some paper from the Wanderful paper range.  This is a beautiful soft patterned paper and it teamed well with the Crystal Blue cardstock.  Once again I have kept it simple and just embossed a piece of Colonial White cardstock with the Dots embossing folder and placed the three different baby outfits on top of this and finished off with some bling with some clear sparkles and bitty sparkles.

CTMH Baby blue card

Finally I have had this card ready for the finishing touches for some time and finally got round to finishing it off.  I have used a piece of the now retired Balloon Ride paper and trimmed it into 4 equal sized pieces and placed it on the Colonial White card to create a scenic effect.  The trim has been made by layering different colours of cardstock starting with Colonial White, Cashmere, and finished off with Crystal Blue punched using the chevron punch.  The sentiment has been stamped using the new Artfully Sent tag Curlicue Frames stamp set and again I have used the stamps out of the Just to Say… stamp set.  I have coordinated the colours using Saddle and Crystal Blue with Colonial White cardstock.  I love how all the colours harmonise so well.

CTMH Balloon Ride Baby Card

Because I do so many cards I use the bulk packs that are available from Close to My Heart and they are very good value for money and as there are 50 cards with envelopes they last a lot longer for me.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Colonial White, Glacier, Crystal Blue, Saddle, Cashmere

Papers – Wanderful, Balloon Ride (NLA)

Stamps – Artfully Sent Cricut Collection Curlicue Frames and Just to Say…

Inks – Saddle, Crystal Blue, Glacier

Cricut Cartridge – Artfully Sent

Embossing Folders – Quatrefoil, Dots

Bitty Sparkles

Clear Sparkles

Bulk card supplies – Colonial White, White Daisy

Punch – Chevron Border

Bakers Twine – Slate

All these products are available from my website at www.patriciamanhirescreatingwith.shopctmh.co.nz.

Have a great week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

 

CTMH Embossing fun

Hello again

This week I have been busy  playing with the embossing folders that Close to My Heart started carrying at the beginning of the year.  If you look through my archives you will notice that a lot of my cards have embossing on them.  Embossing adds the finishing touch to cards and can lift the card from a plain and boring card to something quite different again.  I have a number of different folders which are all good, but the CTMH embossing folders are great as they already have a slot at the end to pass cardstock through, opening up all sorts of different possibilities.  It makes it much easier to use different folders on different areas on your cardstock, which is what I have done with the following cards.

I am running low on baby cards so have been using up the last of my Lollydoodle stash as these colours are perfect for baby cards and you can pick up a number of different colours with them.  CTMH Lollydoodle baby cardFor this card I have used the stripe folder at the bottom and the dot folder for the top on a piece of 4  x 5 1/4″ White Daisy cardstock .  I used the stripe folder first and  you get a lovely embossed edge when only partially embossing the cardstock.  I  then turned the cardstock around and used the spot folder for the top.  I have used my ruler to measure `2 1/4 from the edge for the first lot of embossing and then 1 1/2 ” from the edge for the dot embossing folder.  There is 3/4″ gap which I have used the dotted Lollydoodle paper as a trim matted with Cotton Candy cardstock.  I have used the images available with the Cricut machine for the title.  The pram has been cut using the Artiste cartridge and cutting out wedge to create the shape.  The purchased this ribbon a couple of months ago with the special packs and  I love the colour of this ribbon even though it takes dye very well.  I used Liquid Glass for adhering the ribbon, pleating as I went along.  I then cut a thin strip of Cotton Candy cardstock  to put over the top and then put the Bitty Sparkles on it.  The wheels have been cut with an image from the Cricut machine and topped with

CTMH Lollydoodle baby card using stripe and chevron embossing folders.

For this card I have used the same technique with the stripe and chevron folders.  The pin has been cut using the Artiste cartridge and next time I will do it a little smaller.  The rattle has been coloured using the new Touch markers that will be coming out next month.  More about them later.

CTMH card using stripe and dot embossing folders

This card is elegant in it’s simplicity.  I am not sure what sentiment I want to put on the card and I think sometimes it is nice to have a card without anything, so people can put their own thoughts on it.  The butterfly has been cut using the Artiste cartridge and finished off with clear sparkles.

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Finally, I  love this card.  I have kept to a very simple colour scheme using the now retiring Twilight cardstock and the Twilight and white spotted Lollydoodle paper.  The chevron embossed white cardstock makes a perfect background to the images cut from the Artiste cartridge.  This pattern from the Make it From Your Heart Volume 2 is so wonderful and versatile and is perfect for this design.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Twilight, Cotton Candy, Hollyhock, White Daisy, Slate

Paper – Lollydoodle

Stamps – B is For Baby

Embossing Folders – Stripe, Chevron, Dot

Cricut cartridges – Artiste and Art Philosophy

Sparkles – Bitty and Clear Sparkles

Ribbon – dye ready (NLA)

Aqua Dots

Ariana Assortment

ShinHan Twin Touch markers – Marigold, Cheery Pink Peacock Green, Tender Pink, Leaf Green

Durables – round antiqued gold

Liquid Glass

This Lollydoodle paper and Twilight cardstock is only available until the end of the month and if you would like to purchase some you only have 4 days left to order some here.

Just a quick note about embossing CTMH cardstock.  There is a grain with the card and it is best to go with the grain for embossing.  For further information about this please visit the YouTube channel here.

I have another project that I have been working on and hope I can finish it in the next day or so and share it on here.  I just have some logistics to sort out first and need daylight to finish it.

I will not be doing the Australasian SOTM blog hop this month, but I am hoping that I can join another blog hop showcasing the wonderful new products coming in the new Annual Inspirations book starting on the 1st August.

I hope you have a good week.

Happy crafting.

Patricia

 

Baby Cards for Make Shift

Hi there

Here is just a small selection of baby cards that I have made for Make Shift.  At the moment I have just done blue and pink cards, but will look at doing some different colours like yellow, green and purple.

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I have used a variety of materials and tools in these cards:

Creative Memories Pink Shimmer Cardstock

Creative Memories Border Maker – scallop cartridge and twinkle chain cartridge

Creative Memories Fabulous Tone on Tone paper

Creative Memories rotary trimmer – scallop edge

Bazzill Cardstock

Cuttlebug embossing folders – Swiss dots and Welcome Baby, buttons strip

Memory Box dies – Pram

Kaisercraft pink bling

These cards have been very quick and easy to complete.  Once we have Make Shift up and running I hope to be able to run workshops teaching cardmaking and will also look to having some quick make and takes when I am working in the shop.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

Stretching resources – a 12 photo scrapbook layout

Hi there

Thank you to all for all the support that I have received over the last few days since we received our sad news.  I am unable to add much more at this stage except to say that we have some incredibly good deals going at the moment.  These are up on my website at this point in time, so if you would like anything please feel free to contact me.  I don’t know how long these deals will keep so you will need to get in quick.   I would like to think that there will  be some positive resolution to our current difficulties and that we will still be able to access the wonderful Creative Memories Products in the future.  I have also been very heartened with all the support from the other consultants and the way we are all helping each other to get products to all our customers.

Following on my post the other day here is a layout that I did last year on my daughter’s photo album.  This page has 12 photos in it and I have trimmed off all the excess that I didn’t need and the end result is quite pleasing.  Plus I was able to use a lot of photos, which saved on pages and resources, and I got through a lot of photos in one hit!  There is no embellishments on this page, except for me writing down the names of all the people that attended my daughter’s Christening so many years ago.  This highlights the fact that we do not need to add all the embellishments to create an effective page.  Memory keeping is about writing down our memories so our children and grandchildren can look back and understand what was going on.  The embellishments are the decorative element and really should be secondary to what the photos are about.  Less is more!  And when times get tough we just have to get back to the basics to help our supplies stretch further.

12 Photo page layout

Patricia

Saving resources – The Many Faces of James’ Double Page Layout

Hello there

Because of what is happening with Creative Memories Australia and New Zealand I thought it was timely to look at how we can make our limited resources stretch a bit further.  The great thing with the CM albums is that you don’t need a lot of papers and embellishments to make a great page.  Personally I like to try to get as many photos on my pages as possible mainly to save on products, but it also helps reduce the weight and size of my albums.  Some of the albums with lots of pages can get really heavy!  Also using lots of photos can help to get an album completed more quickly as well.  So there are lots of benefits to be had in being more creative with photos.

With this double page layout I have used 11 photos as well as a journalling paper.  I had an eclectic mix of photos of James and they did not really fit in with any particular theme so decided to put them all together using my page planner (which unfortunately is no longer available) to help with sizing and placing.  To keep with the overall theme of the album I have just placed a strip of cloud cardstock and white twinkle chain strip to tie the layout in with the rest of the album.

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Another way to say on products is to use the page protectors on every second page so as to make them go further (thank you Grace Green for that piece of advice).  The photos are still going to have some protection from the plastic sleeves.

Products used:

Creative Memories Cardstock – Cloud

Creative Memories Cardstock – White

Creative Memories Rugged Story Mats

Creative Memories Border Maker – Twinkle Chain Cartridge

Creative Memories Rotary Trimmer

Creative Memories Tape Runner

Creative Memories Precision Point Glue Pen

Creative Memories Black Journalling Pen

So keep calm and keep scrapping

Patricia