I am getting low on get well cards at Gift Hutt so I got down to work to make these lovely cards. I am finding that I am using my Artfully Sent cartridge more and more for unique and individual cards and I particularly love the lattice sleeve cards to create backgrounds for my embellishments.
The frame has been cut from the Artbooking cartridge page 47 using White Daisy cardstock at 4″. For the first card I cut the centre out but then I had a ‘doh’ moment and used the hide/contour function to cut the full background image out for the second card.
The flowers are what I have left from previous projects. The flowers are cut from both the Artiste cartridge – page 54 in the booklet and the Art Philosophy cartridge – page 50 of the booklet. To see how I have made these flowers please click here. I have coloured the centres of the flowers in Canary ink and sponged the edges in Pixie ink.
The leaves have been cut in Pear cardstock from the Artiste page 54 – I am sorry I cut these some time ago and can’t remember what size I cut them out (possibly about 1 1/2″)
It is that time of the year for a new Annual Inspirations book to be released with a lot of new products and to make room for these new products there are a large number of current products retiring. Please check out my website here for a list of retiring products and get in quick before they disappear. There is also more products on the ‘while supplies last’ button.
These cards have been teamed with the box envelope that I designed here and are now for sale at Gift Hutt.
These cards are very quick and easy to make and would suit a wedding card as well with an appropriate sentiment.
These products are available from my website here – and don’t forget to check out the new items that are now on special in the While Supplies last button as well as all the products that will be retiring at the end of August.
I have had a chance to make a couple of cards today and just managed to get the photos done just before the sun went. We have just had the shortest day of the year but it is going to be a few months before we get more sunlight hours.
I have been inspired by a blogger in England who does the most beautiful cards using white on white cardstock and lots of different dies for layering. I have made two cards and here they are:
First up this card was very quick and easy to do once I had the flowers made. I have used the same technique that I used in a previous post here to make the flowers but this time I sponged the the centres with Canary ink and the edges with Pixie ink to make a different colour. The flowers have been cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge pages 50. The photo below features the flowers from the Artiste cartridge page 54.
I used two different embossing folders – Damask and Stripes on a piece of White Daisy cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″ to layer onto the base card. I cut the leaves from Pear cardstock at 1″ using the Art Philosophy cartridge and then I using a sharp embossing edge to create the lines and placed them under the flower. To finish off I added the beautiful stamp from the upcoming August SOTM set
Here is the second card:
I have used the Artfully Sent cartridge to cut the card base at 7″ x 5″ from page 39 and then used CCR to resize the same shape to fit into it.
Dies (non-CTMH) Marianne Creatables – LR0206, LR0107, LR0151
I hope that enjoy my creations and as usual these will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.
It is not long now before the new Annual Inspirations catalogue arrives and there are a lot of products that are retiring to make way for more fabulous products so pop on over to my website here to see what is retiring and also what is new on the while supplies last list.
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.
I have been busy today with crocheting squares for the upcoming International Yarnbombing Day on Thursday and haven’t had a chance to do paper crafting today. So I have picked a card I did a couple of weeks ago.
I have run out of wedding anniversary cards at Gift Hutt and had some fun today making some more – plus I got carried away and made a couple of wedding cards. I am really starting to get into the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge and doing more with it.
This first card has been cut at 7″ (although I had to resize it a little on Cricut Craft Room) using the gorgeous Blossom papers using the sentiment key on page 35. I just can’t get enough of this paper and the matching stamp set Shower Flowers and had some fun stamping and cutting flowers out to put on the card. I have finished the card with some clear sparkles and a couple of little butterflies from the Junebug Puffies which are still available under while supplies last.
These cards are so easy to make and this one is based on a pattern from CTMH Head Office and I have changed it to an anniversary card and added some aqua dots. The card has been cut from the Blossom floral B&T papers at 4 1/2″ Shift+sentiment <w> (pg 12).
I still have some remnants of the lovely Skylark papers and this corner of the paper was perfect for an anniversary card. I just added some extra ribbons with Glacier cardstock and a strip of Teal shimmer trim and some aqua dots.
Finally I did my first pop up card from page 35 and was very happy with the outcome. I cut the base card at 7″ in Glacier cardstock after making some minor adjustments in CCR. I am finding I use CCR all the time to do my die cutting as it is easy to size and layer my cuts. The ‘pop up’ has been cut from the blue base paper from the B&T papers. I then cut the icons from Lagoon cardstock and added them to the card. The sentiment, Mr & Mrs, on the front has been cut from the Artiste cartridge page 61. I have stamped the sentiment from the Happy Couple stamp set on a cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge (page 25) that I had cut a while ago and I can’t remember the size sorry.
Yes it is that time again for another blog post and this week I have been making some cards with the Hostess stamp set Paper Bird. This is such a beautiful stamp set and is only $13 NZ when you book a gathering and earn some credits.
I have made three cards that feature the different shapes available. First up are a couple of cards using the butterfly image.
For this card I have cut the card using the Artfully Sent cartridge at 5″ x 7″ on page 13. I have then lined the card with the lovely Blossom papers and then added a trim from the underside of the paper and the gorgeous zip strip and finished with a small strip of White Daisy cardstock with the sentiment smile on it.
I cut the branch and leaves out using the Artbooking cartridge page 84 and again used CCR to size it to fit the card. I cut extra leaves to add to the branch. The leaves in the beak have been stamped using the leaves from the Shower Flowers stamp set with Topiary ink and the sentiment is from the Flowers for Mum stamp set again stamped in Topiary. I have not used papers from the Pathfinding pack before as I find it difficult working with browns and greens (long story!) but the lovely patterned paper fitted really well here. I think this is quite appropriate for a Mother’s Day card.
Just a very quick post today as I really should be working on my new website for Gift Hutt, but I am now in a routine with this blog.
Here are a couple more boxes that I have made as gift baskets to sell in Gift Hutt. One of the new arrivals into the shop was this lovely bright orange bib and I instantly thought of Scaredy Cat papers and also the lovely foxes on the Artfully Sent cartridge.
The Seaside papers in combination with some Blossom papers also make a lovely baby themed box. Here I have used the gorgeous spotted papers and distressed them with some Desert sand ink to make it look aged, and I have then added a strip and ribbon from the new Blossom range to make it look like a gift box. Again I have added a tag tied with the lovely Glacier extra thick twine. The pram has been cut using a Memory Box die that I have had for some time.
Here is the box with a bib in it and I added a green car soap in later when I took it into the shop
Non CTMH – Memory Box die – Pram, Boxes from local discount store
I am so happy how these have turned out and plan to do some more boxes for Mothers Day.
All products from CTMH can be purchased from my website here. The completed boxes and contents are available for sale at Gift Hutt – a new website is still being built and I am hoping it will be live in the next week when I can get this post done!
Hello and welcome aboard our Stamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Mandy’s blog, Hall of Indulgence then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.
Today I would like to share with you some cards that I have made which features April Stamp of the Month Typed Note available exclusively throughout April for $33 or for just $5 when you spend $75. (New Zealand)
I have been looking forward to this stamp set for a long time as it is going to be such an asset to my ever growing stamp collection. This is great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking projects and if I had not already scrapped my old school photos this would have been perfect for my old black and white photos.
First up I have used the new Jackson papers that is available from the new Seasonals Expressions catalogue which has also been released today. This is a very masculine paper and I have cut out an envelope using the Artfully Sent cartridge and then added some trims using scraps of the same paper and Cocoa cardstock to turn this into a satchel into which I have added a fussy cut out typewriter from the stamp set with a message. And yes that is a strip of Timberline that was in the last Idea Book that I had kept just in case, as you do, and this was just perfect for the project. I just needed to trim it to fit. I have added some Licorice Opaques which unfortunately are no longer available.
Here is the inside of the card. I don’t normally put anything inside but I had put a little smudge on the edge so I decorated the edges with strips of the Jackson paper and then stamped the birthday image inside.
Next is a card that I have made with the gorgeous new Blossom papers that is also in the new catalogue. I have also used the new Shower Flowers stamp set to decorate this thank you card to make it more feminine. This stamp set is designed to go with the papers and here I have used the matching colours – Sunset, Pear, Glacier with a touch of Honey for the flowers and then fussy cut them out. I love using the new extra thick twine to finish off cards and here I have used liquid glass to adhere the twine along the sides of the beautiful zip strip. To finish I have used the new Coral Reef sequins on the small flowers.
The typewriter image goes so well with the Chalk it Up papers and here I have embossed the Flaxen cardstock with the arrows embossing folder and then sanded it to get the white core to add some dimension. I then matted various layers with the Chalk it Up B&T papers and some more Flaxen cardstock. I used some retired black twine to add some interest to the background. I stamped the typewriter image on some scrap Colonial White cardstock and fussy cut it out. Finally, I stamped the birthday sentiment with Flaxen ink on the paper.
Finally, I have used the now retired Hopscotch papers using a favourite pattern from the Make It From Your Heart Volume 2 pattern 28 and using the same techniques as before but this time as I had very hot and sticky hands the typewriter image smudged a little so I used a scrap piece of Hopscotch papers to paper piece the paper onto the typewriter. The little pointed finger was a fun element to add to the card. For the sentiment I have used Sunset ink as it seemed the only colour that would stand out.
Typed Note is only available until 30th April from your CTMH consultant. I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren’s blog, CTMH Craftings