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