Happy Together Layout

Last week, I used the the Flock Together Stamp of the Month to create part of this layout that will feature my family playing in the river.  On this week’s project, I used the stamps to create parts of the title and add a fun embellishment to the page.  You can use this simple, rustic layout for any type of outdoor photos.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this layout.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Colonial White Cardstock, 12″ x 6″  B&T Paper (I used Enchantment Fundamentals),  12″ x ¾″ B&T Paper (I used Rustic Home Fundamentals), (4) 3″ x 3″ Cardstock (I used Chocolate)

Here are a few techniques I used on this layout:

  • The ‘Wood’ border was created by using a scallop border punch on a 12″ x ¾″ piece of Rustic Home Fundamentals B&T paper.
  • The ribbon around the border is a piece of jute ribbon from the Rustic Fundamentals Ribbon pack.  I cut the piece of ribbon in half to make it thinner, wrapped it around to the back the page, then created a knot.
  • The title was created by combining fonts from the Artbooking and Artiste Cricut cartridges, then cutting them out from the Enchantment Fundamentals B&T paper.
  • The hearts in the title were stamped using Fern ink and the Flock Together Stamp Set.
  • The tabs on to the upper right side of the page were cut from 2″ x 1″ pieces of Enchantment Fundamentals and Rustic Fundamentals B&T paper.  I rounded the corners using a corner rounder to create the look of a tabs which will be perfect to label the photo’s date or location.
  • The “Love This” embellishment was created using the Flock Together stamp set and Desert Sand Ink.  I used a 1″ circle punch to cut the image from Colonial White Cardstock. To make the saying stand out, I used a Clay ShinHan Marker to trace the letters.

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product imageEnchantment Fundamentals

product imageRustic Home Fundamentals

product imageRustic Home Ribbon Pack

product image12″ x 12″ Chocolate Cardstock

product image12″ x 12″ Colonial White Cardstock

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Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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product imageFern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product imageCorner Rounder

product image1″ x 1″ My Acrylic Block

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product image2″ x 2″  My Acrylic Block

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ShinHan Twin Touch Clay Marker

product image1″ Circle Punch

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Memory Book Mini Glue Dots
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Micro-Tip Scissors

SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

3L EZ Dots Adhesive
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Thin 3D Foam Tape

Easter Lily Card

This modest card proclaims “He Lives”.  Simple, yet so important to remember.  Easter is about proclaiming  that Jesus conquered death, and because of this, so can we through God’s grace and salvation.  “For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance : that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (I Cor 15:3-4).  We celebrate Easter with bunnies, candy, gifts, and eggs, yet we often forgot the real reason to celebrate.

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This card was created using the Slice feature in Cricut® Design Space along with a Lily from our Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge. Today’s tutorial will walk you through using the slice feature to create the frame for this card. As always, the list of supplies I used to create this card can be found at the very bottom of this post.

Creating the Frame using the Slice Feature:
1. Open a new project in Cricut® Design Space.
2. ‘INSERT IMAGE’ and in the search box type Label #M362D4.  (This is a free image).
3. Open the ‘EDIT’ panel and resize the Label to 4.75″ height.
4. With the Label selected, choose the ‘SLICE’ option in the ‘LAYERS’ panel.
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5. You will have three images layered on top of each other that can been seen as individual images in the ‘LAYERS’ panel. Separate them by moving them around onto the canvas. You will be using the Frame image only. Select the two Scalloped Oval images and Delete them.
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6. ‘INSERT SHAPE’ to insert a circle. Place the circle image over the Frame image. Unlock the aspect ratio (lock image), and drag the shape to create an oval that is slightly larger than the frame opening.  This will be the oval shape that goes behind the frame.
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The remaining Cricut® shapes are listed below. You can design this entire card in Cricut® Design Space, then assemble it onto a White card base. I used a Lily from our wonderful Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge along with the Cricut® Design Space writing feature to create the sentiment.  Once the card was assembled, I used our Clear Shimmer Brush on the frame and flowers to add a little sparkle. Please feel free to comment with any questions about this project.
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Cricut® Shapes: 

Flower Market
3” 
Lily Of The Valley Cluster #MD7161E (cut 1, p35)

Insert Shape
4″ w x 5.25h ” Square ( cut 1)
3″w x 4.47″h Circle (cut 1)

Cricut Font and Basic Shapes
4.75″ Scalloped Oval <Label #M362D4>  (cut 1)

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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product imageNon-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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Sweet Spring Basket

Do you need a quick, last minute treat for your Easter table? Do you enjoy giving little gifts to your co-workers and friends? This little Spring Basket using our Some Kinda’ Wonderful paper, is the perfect project for you.  I was able to create this project in under 20 minutes, fill it will candy, and send it on its way.  You can personalize this project by adding a cute name tag or gift card.  I will be posting ideas for Easter treats all week so be sure to visit often. At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this project.
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Assembly Instructions:
1. Cut the Cupcake Wrapper and Circle from the B&T paper using the Cricut® shape cuts listed below. NOTE: I was able to cut out three per 12″ x 12″ sheet.
2. Assemble the Cupcake Wrapper, then apply liquid glass (or hot glue) around the bottom edge.  Immediately, place the glue side down onto the Circle shape to create the base of the basket.
3. Cut a ½” x 8″ strip from B&T paper.  Adhere the strip to the  inside of the wrapper as shown to create the handle.  Staple the ends in place. (Our mini stapler is perfect for this!)
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4. Tie two  2″ pieces of ribbon into a decorative knot, then adhere to the sides of the basket to hide the staples.  Trim the ends if needed.
5. Using the measurements below, cut out the Daisy shape from Raspberry cardstock.
6. Assemble the Daisy by layering the flowers largest to smallest. To curl the petals, use a bone folder or a quilling tool on the tips of the petals.  You can also add dimension to the flower by placing small strips of Thin 3D Foam tape between the layers.
7. Add a Black Dot to the center of the flower.
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8. Using the measurements below, cut out the Leaf shape from Willow cardstock. Adhere the Leaf to the back of the Daisy, then attach the flower to the side of the basket.
9. Fill with candy, trail mix, or gifts. Add a personalized name tag, if desired, and give to someone you care about.

Cricut® Shapes: 

Artiste
4” Accent 3 <Cupcake Wrapper #M3FEB3> (cut 1, p. 73)
2″ Card <Insert Circle Shape> (cut 1, p. 48)

Flower Market
3” Daisy <Daisy #MFADCF2> (cut 1, p. 46)
.75″ Shift+Rose <Rose #MFAD8CB> (cut 1, p42)

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product imageSome Kinda’ Wonderful Papre Packet product image12″ x 12″ Raspberry Cardstock product image12″ x 12″ Willow Cardstock

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Mini Stapler 

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Bone Folder
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Liquid Glass

product imageThin 3D Foam Tape

product imageNon-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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Easter Bunny Treat Bag

I love giving out little treats at Easter, and this bag was simple and fun to create using the Close to My Heart Easter Bunny stamp set.  You can alter this bag and make it your own creation by simply changing the colors, the stamps used, or by adding a name to the front flap.  I will be posting ideas for Easter treats all week so be sure to visit often. At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this project.

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Assembly Instructions:
1. Cut a piece of cardstock to 8½” x 11″  (I used Glacier for the bag).
2. Score the cardstock on the long side at 1″, 4″, 6″ and 9″.
3. Score the shorter side at 2″ and 7″.
4. Fold up on each of the score marks, using a bone folder to burnish each of the folds.
5. Cut the cardstock in the places indicated in the picture below. NOTE: I cut my bottom flaps at a slight angle so that they fold neatly when creating the bag. 
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6. If desired, use a corner rounder on the corners of the top flap.
7. Create the bag by adhering the 1″ flap to the inside of the bag using a strong adhesive, then fold the bottom flaps in and adhere them together.  For a neater look, make sure the bottom front flap is adhered very last.
8. Slightly pinch the sides of the bag so that the top edges of the opening meet together, then fold the top flap down over the front of the bag and seal using a hook & loop dot.
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9. Cut a piece of cardstock at 1¼” x 3″ to create the decorative strip for the top flap. (I used Canary cardstock.)  If desired, use a corner rounder on the bottom two corners, then stamp your desired sentiment.
10. Attach the cardstock strip to the top flap, then wrap twine around the flap and tie in a decorative knot or bow.
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11. Using the Easter Bunny stamp set, stamp the desired images onto White Daisy cardstock, then shade the images using ShinHan markers. Cut out the images and adhere them to the front of the bag using Foam Tape.
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ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: On the Thistle bag, I used the Flock Together stamp set to create the heart background with Pansy ink.  I cut out a 2¼” scallop circle from Pansy cardstock, then a 2″ circle from White Daisy cardstock to create the tag on the front of the box.  Both of these shapes came from the Art Philosophy Cricut® cartridge.  The sentiment was created using the writing feature in Cricut® Design Space.

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock
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StampsFlock Together Acrylic Stamp Set

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Whimsy Ribbon Pack
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product imagePansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
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Hook & Loop Dots

product imageMemory Book Mini Glue Dots

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Bone Folder
 product imageNon-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
product imageBonding Memories Glue Pen product imageThin 3D Foam Tape

Carrot Treat Box

A few years back, I created a bunch of these cute carrot boxes to give as gifts to friends and family at Easter. They are simple to make and fun to fill.  I received a request to re-create these little gems and re-post how to make them.  I will be posting ideas for Easter treats all week so be sure to visit often.

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At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this project.

Assembly Instructions:
1. Cut the ‘Carrot’ box from Tangerine cardstock. Fold on each of the score lines using the bone folder to press the folds down. Adhere the side of the box closed using a strong adhesive on the flap.

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The box was cut from the retired Artist Cricut cartridge, but if you don’t have this cartridge, you can find many templates available online and cut them out by hand. 

2. Assemble the tag by layering the White Daisy tag shape onto the center of the Crystal Blue tag shape. Assemble the ‘Tulip’ and adhere to the center of the tag, then assemble the ‘Happy Easter’ sentiment and adhere to the base of the tag.  Add ribbon and twine to the tag.

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3.  Using a bone folder, curl the tips of the ‘Holly’ shapes.  AFTER you have filled the box with treats, staple the ‘Holly’ shapes in-between the two top flaps.  Add a Jute Ribbon bow to cover the staple.

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4. If desired, wrap some jute twine around the top of the box three times.  Attach the tag to the box using the jute twine.

Cricut® Shapes: 

Artiste
11” 3D Object <Box #M3C2F4> (cut 1, p. 61)

Flower Market
3″ Shift+Background <Special Delivery Tag #MD402A2> (cut 1, p. 10)
2¾” Shift+Background <Special Delivery Tag #MD402A2> (cut 1, p. 10)
6″ Holly <
Holly #MFAE002> (cut 2, p48)
2½” Shift+Icon <
Tulip Flower #MD6FE71> (cut 1, p31)
1″ Shift+Flower-1 <Tulip Flower #MD6FE71> (cut 1, p31)
1″ Flower-1 <Tulip Flower #MD6FE71> (cut 1, p31)
1½” Title <Happy Easter #MD72936> (cut 1, p44)
1½” Shift+Title <Happy Easter #MD72936> (cut 1, p44) 

 

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Flower Market Cricut Cartridge

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock
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product image12″ x 12″ Willow Cardstock

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Whimsy Ribbon Pack
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Rustic Home Ribbon Pack

product imageAdventure Ribbon Pack

product imageNon-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors
SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
product imageBonding Memories Glue Pen product image
Bone Folder

product imageThin 3D Foam Tape

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Mini Stapler 

 

Flock Together Layout

The Flock Together Stamp of the Month can be used to create some fun scrapbook layouts. On this week’s project, I used the stamps to create a cute illustration at the bottom of the page to represent my family playing in the river.  The layout is simple and rustic and can be used for any type of outdoor photos.   I’ll be sharing the second half of this layout next week,  so be sure to visit.  At the very bottom of this post, I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this layout.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Colonial White Cardstock, 12″ x 6″  B&T Paper (I used Enchantment Fundamentals),  12″ x ¾″ B&T Paper (I used Rustic Home Fundamentals), 7½” x 5½” Cardstock (I used Chocolate)

Here are a few techniques I used on this layout:

  • The illustration was created using the Flock Together stamp set.  I stamped the larger birds using Chocolate Ink, the baby birds using Desert Sand Ink, and the “River” using Sapphire ink.
  • The ‘Wood’ border was created by using a scallop border punch on a 12″ x ¾″ piece of Rustic Home Fundamentals.
  • The ribbon around the photo mat is a piece of jute ribbon from the Rustic Fundamentals Ribbon pack.  I cut the piece of ribbon in half to make it thinner, wrapped it around a 7¼” x 5¼” piece of Colonial White cardstock, then tied a knot.
  • The journalling strips are cut at ½” then placed randomly to the right of the photo.
  • The tab on to the left of the photo mat is a 3″ x ¾″ piece of Enchantment Fundamentals B&T paper.  I rounded the corners using a corner rounder to create the look of a tab which will be perfect to label the photo’s date or location.

product imageFlock Together Acrylic Stamp Set

product imageEnchantment Fundamentals

product imageRustic Home Fundamentals

product imageRustic Home Ribbon Pack

product image12″ x 12″ Chocolate Cardstock

product image12″ x 12″ Colonial White Cardstock

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Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product imageDesert Sand Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product imageSapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

product imageCorner Rounder

product image3″ x 3″ My Acrylic Block

product image2″ x 3½” My Acrylic Block

product image2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block

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Memory Book Mini Glue Dots

product imageThin 3D Foam Tape

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Micro-Tip Scissors

SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

3L EZ Dots Adhesive

Flock Together Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring April’s Stamp of theSOTM+April+2017 Month, Flock Together, which is full of cute sayings, adorable birds, and a fun wavy border.  If you have come here from Vickie ODell’s Blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog.  This blog hop is designed to allow you to start here and work your way around. It’s simple, fun, and full of ideas.

If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog: http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/p/stamp-of-month-blog-hop-list.html.

 

During the month of April, I will be featuring  projects using the Flock Together stamp set. This week, the sweet “We are Blessed” sentiment  inspired me to create an adorable Baby Announcement card. At the very bottom of this post,  I’ve included a list of the products I have used to create this card.

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Paper Needed: 5¼” x 4″ B&T Paper (I used Whimsy Fundamentals), 4¾” x 3½” B&T Paper (I used Whimsy Fundamentals), 4½” x 3¼” White Daisy Cardstock

Techniques Used on this Card:

  • The ‘Mother Bird” was stamped using Peacock ink, then color was added using our Watercolor Pencils and Blending Pen. AprilSOTM_BabyAnnouncementINSIDE
  • The ‘Baby Bird’ was stamped using Crystal Blue ink, then color was added using our Watercolor Pencils and Blending Pen.
  • The inside of the card was created using the writing fonts from our Artistry and Flower Market Cricut cartridges. I used the writing feature in Design Space with Black and Blueberry pens. The ‘Heart” image was stamped using Peacock ink.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from approximately twenty Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Stamp of the Month and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Marie Flayer’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the Flock Together stamp of the month is only available until April 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant or visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!

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Flock Together Acrylic Stamp Set

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Whimsy Fundamentals

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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Artistry Cricut Collection

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Flower Market Collection

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Whimsy Ribbon Pack

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Peacock Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Smoothie  Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block

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3″ x 3″ My Acrylic Block

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Blending Pen

product imageWatercolor Pencils

product imageThin 3D Foam Tape

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Micro-Tip Scissors
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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
product image EZ Dots Adhesive