This month, Close to My Heart is celebrating National Stamping Month with breathtaking Memories in the Making products. You can use these Cut-Above Kits to create an adorable scrapbook album or use in conjunction with our My Creations Calendar to create a delightful gift anyone would cherish. Of course, I couldn’t just create a simple calendar, I had to play with our NEW Texture Paste products and add a little pizzazz to this kit.
I just adore playing with Texture Paste, but it does involve creating a few Stencils in Design Space™. Today, I am going to show you how I created one of the stencils for this kit in Cricut Design Space™. (FYI: Those who purchase this kit from me, and take the online Memories in the Making with Texture Paste class, will be receiving the Memories in the Making Stencil Design Space File™ FREE from me this month.)
Begin by INSERTING your image into the Canvas. Today, I am going to create the Snowflake stencil, so we will insert the Snowflake – #M27F834A from the You Are Here Collection.
I have decided that I want to Snowflake to be 3″ high, so I type 3″ in the HEIGHT box. I am also going to insert a 4″ Square into my Canvas. This will be a base for my stencil and will need to be a little larger than the Snowflake so that I have room to hold the stencil in place.
Bring the Snowflake to the front using Arrange-Move to Front, then SELECT ALL and ALIGN CENTER. The Snowflake will be perfectly centered onto the Square.
Select all and choose SLICE. Delete all the unneeded Snowflake images. If you look at the “Stencil” you will see that you still have those little diamonds in the center. These are useless for the Stencil and will need to be removed.
Select your Stencil and choose CONTOUR. Select each of the little diamonds and as they turn grey, they will disappear from your stencil.
Click the X at the top, and you now have your Stencil. When you MAKE IT, you will have to choose “Custom” on your Machine, then choose “Plastic Stencil” in the Custom Materials. I chose “More Pressure” for mine, but you may not need to.
Now that you know how to create a Stencil in Design Space™, you are ready to play with Texture Paste. I will be showing how to use Texture Paste on our Memories in the Making Kits in my Online Class on September 25th. You will need to be a member of my VIP group* to join and you will need to have ordered this kit from my website before September 25th to participate. I hope you can join my online class and I can’t wait to see what you create!
* This VIP group has been designed for my customers and HeARTfully Blessed Creations Team. If you are a consultant not on my team, I ask that you not request to join this group unless you plan on purchasing from my website or paying for my online classes. (I don’t want to be in violation of CTMH rules.)