CTMH Ariana and Ivy Lane purses

Welcome back.

A special warm welcome to my new followers and I hope that you find a lot of inspiration here.  I enjoy trying new ideas and techniques and Close to My Heart has been the catalyst for going to the next level for my crafting.

Today I will be showing some purses that I have made out of Ariana and Ivy Lane papers.  I love these papers and sorry to see them go but I know that there are some amazing new products coming next month.

The idea for these purses as come from Pinterest here.  They were really easy to make up and it took a lot longer to sort out the decorations on them.  To hold the purse together I have used the tiny hook and loop dots from CTMH.  These are great as they are tiny and unobtrusive and hold really well.

CTMH Ariana and Ivy Lane bags.

Here is a close up of both purses:

DSCF1509 CTMH bag

I have used the following materials in making these purses:

Cardstock – Colonial White, Pear

Papers – Ariana, Ivy Lane

Inks – Cocoa, Cashmere

Stamps – Fabulous You, Stitch Wonder

Cricut Cartridge – Art Philosophy

Scallop punch

Mini-medley – Rosewood

Mini-medley – Antiqued Gold

Topiary Ribbon

Sparkles Assortment – round Black/Grey

Rosette Ribbon

Seam Binding Ribbon

Hook and loop dots

I have been invited to enter this post on a new challenge website called Take Heart Inspirations Challenges here.  Please visit this site for lots of different ideas using Close to My Heart products.

I am very excited to update you on my shop. It is goodbye to Craft Hutt and hello to Gift Hutt (although I am still waiting for Facebook to change the name) and here is the first ad to go into the local paper.  I love working with the local artists and crafters and it is a real pleasure having their items in the shop.  Most of the items I have been showing on my blog are also for sale at Gift Hutt.  So if you are in Lower Hutt then do pop in and say hello,  I would love to meet you.

10543243_10202426091559044_1626251800_nHave a great week and I will be back next week with something different.  My order is finally on it’s way with some products from the new Ideas Book and I can’t wait to start playing and showing you what can be done with them.

Happy Crafting

Patricia

CTMH Double Pocket cards

Welcome back for another installment featuring Close to My Heart products. This week I will be featuring a double pocket card which is a lot easier than it looks and is a great way to show of the fabulous papers from CTMH.  I have got the instructions from Splitcoaststampers here. I have done 4 different cards with different embellishments and here they are: DSCF1468 - Copy The beautiful patterned paper from Ariana and Ivy Lane were perfect for these double pocket cards as they had a great contrast with the green and the floral patterns.  I have cut out the tags using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamped using the journalling stamp from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge set.  I love that stamp as it makes a lovely journalling box with nice wide lines to write in.  The tags have been distressed with Cashmere ink to add to the vintage feel of the papers. Here are some close ups of the cards: DSCF1474 DSCF1473 - Copy DSCF1471 - CopyDSCF1470 - CopyI have used a variety of tags and embellishments for the front of the cards.  I have used some of the products that were available last month  in the special 30th anniversary bundles as well as some of the current products. Materials used: Cardstock – Colonial White, Ariana Coral Papers – Ariana, Ivy Lane Stamps – Artbooking Cricut stamp set, Frame Flair, Fabulous You, Art Philosophy Cricut Collection Inks – Cocoa, Cashmere, Hollyhock Cricut cartridges – Artbooking, Artiste, Art Philosophy Mini-medley accents – rosewood collection Mini-medley accents – antiqued gold Durables  – round antiqued gold, pewter Ariana Assortments Topiary ribbon Sparkles – clear assortment Bitty Sparkles Foam tape I hope that you have fun making these cards as well.  They look complicated but are actually very simple to use. Have a great week. Happy Crafting Patricia

Welcome to the Paper Trail Hop – Ariana

Hello and welcome to my first entry for The Paper Trail Blog hop.  I feel very honoured to have been asked to join in this very special blog hop – so a big thank you to Betsy Gully for the invitation.

If you have come from Tracey’s blog, The Paper Crafting Princess you are in the right place and if you have just popped in to visit then feel free to have a good browse.  The blog hop is circular so once you have visited everyone you will end up where you have started.

This month’s featured papers are the beautiful Ariana papers.  I love the contrast between the Ariana Green,  Ariana Coral and Outdoor Denim.  This time I have done some scrapbook layouts, rather than my usual cards – however, I might sneak a card in or two.

CTMH Ariana layoutThis is a layout that I have got through the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1.  I love these books as it is sooo easy to make fabulous layouts very quickly.  I have also used the edge stamp from the Sweet Moments stamp set to add some interest on the Ariana Coral cardstock and to tie in with the Outdoor Denim base card.  I have used the Ariana complements to decorate the page and also used the sentiments from the Sweet Moments stamp set to complete the page.  I got the idea for the butterfly from the Ideas Book and the  butterfly was cut from the Ariana patterned paper using my Artbooking Cricut Cartidge and then I placed a little ribbon bow from the Ariana Assortments on it.  Here is a close up of the butterfly.  How cute is that?

CTMH Ariana - close up of the butterflyHere is another  close up of the complements.

CTMH - close up of embellishments and stamping detailI was on a roll with these lovely papers and here is another layout again inspired by the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1.

CTMH Ariana layoutThis was so easy to do and once again I have mixed the contrasts of colours and used the Ariana Complements to complete the page.  I love how the glasses have made a cute frame for the photo mat.  Here is a close up of the mat.

CTMH Close up of Ariana layoutMy last layout ended up being a more masculine layout using the blues and just a touch of Ariana Coral from the paper packet and some accents from the Outdoor Denim ribbon.  Once again I have used the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1 book for the idea.  I have distressed all the edges with Cashmere ink – my new favourite distressing colour.  Again I have used the Ariana complements to finish off the layouts.  I have used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the banners out and have yet to decide what to put on the fronts.

CTMH Ariana Layout

I also managed to get some cards made and here are a few of what I have done:

CTMH Ariana card using Artbooking cartridge and the Sweet and Lovely Cricut bundle stamp set.
CTMH Ariana card using Artbooking cartridge and the Sweet and Lovely Cricut bundle stamp set and finished with a ribbon bow from the Ariana Assortments

 

CTMH Ariana card using the Artbooking cartridge and the Sweet and Lovely stamp set from the Cricut bundle
CTMH Ariana card using the Artbooking cartridge and the Sweet and Lovely stamp set from the Cricut bundle and the Holiday Tags stamp set and the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I have stamped the lovely doily image with Outdoor Denim on Ariana Coral cardstock.  I have popped up the sentiment with 3D foam tape.   All finished off with a ribbon bow from the Ariana assortments.
CTMH Ariana card made using the Artbooking cartridge to cut the butterfly and the Holidays Tag stamp set using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I have used Sorbet ink and Outdoor Denim for the sentiment.  Finished with a ribbon bow from the Ariana assortments.
CTMH Ariana card made using the Artbooking cartridge to cut the butterfly and the Holidays Tag stamp set using the Art Philosophy cartridge. I have used Sorbet ink and Outdoor Denim for the sentiment. Finished with a ribbon bow from the Ariana assortments.
CTMH Ariana card inspired by the recipe from the Make It From Your Heart book Volume 1 page 42.  I have used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the stamp shapes and the alphabet is from the You Are My Happy stamp set.  Finished off with Outdoor Denim bakers Twine and a clear flower.
CTMH Ariana card inspired by the recipe from the Make It From Your Heart book Volume 1 page 42. I have used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the stamp shapes and the alphabet is from the You Are My Happy stamp set. Finished off with Outdoor Denim bakers Twine, blue epoxy bubbles and a clear flower.
CTMH Ariana card using the Art Philosophy cartridge, Holidays Tag stamp set, Sorbet and Outdoor Denim inks, Stitch Wonder stamp set and finished off with a ribbon bow from the Ariana assortments.
CTMH Ariana card using the Art Philosophy cartridge, Holidays Tag stamp set, Sorbet and Outdoor Denim inks, Stitch Wonder stamp set and finished off with a ribbon bow from the Ariana assortments.
CTMH Ariana card inspired by the recipe from the Made It From Your Heart Volume 1 page 45.
CTMH Ariana card inspired by the recipe from the Made It From Your Heart Volume 1 page 45.  Finished with a butterfly cut using the Artbooking cartridge and finished off with a lovely ribbon from the Ariana assortments.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Outdoor Denim, Ariana Green, Ariana Coral, White Daisy, Colonial White

Paper – Ariana Paper Pack

Inks – Outdoor Denim, Sorbet

Ariana Assortments

Ariana Complements

Stamp set – Sweet Moments

Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon

Outdoor Denim Bakers Twine

Cricut Cartridges – Artbooking, Art Philosophy

Stamp sets, Sweet and Lovely Cricut Bundle D1571), Holiday Tags (D1560) , Stitch Wonder (C1564), Sweet Moments stamp set, You are My Happy Alphabet set (NLA), 

3D Foam tape

CTMH Scallop edge punch

Blue and Green Epoxy bubbles

I hope you have enjoyed your visit here and seen how very versatile the Ariana paper pack is for both feminine and masculine layouts as well as cards.  Now hop on over to Linda’s blog The Paper Taylor to check out her fabulous creations.

Happy Crafting

Patricia