Easter Candy Jar

As my children grow older, we have less baskets to fill and eggs to dye.  It can be a sad reminder of how fast time passes, but that doesn’t mean my children don’t still enjoy receiving gifts of some sort.  This year, I did not have a lot of time to create so you can imagine my excitement when Close to My Heart offered these amazing downloads on their blog.  I was able to upload these images into Cricut® Design Space and create a Print-Then-Cut image to make these adorable tags for my  jars. How cute is this?!

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Once I uploaded the image, I used my Slice tool to cut out the tag shape and added additional images from our Artistry collection.  This is what my image looked like on my Design Space Canvas before printing and cutting.

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These little Easter Candy Jars were so fast and simple to make using Cricut® Design Space and the Close to My Heart Spring images. If you would like to start making some of my Cricut® creations, right now is the perfect time to purchase a machine.  Cricut has some incredible deals on Cricut Explore™ machine bundles starting as low as $149.99! As you follow my weekly tutorials, you will find that I use many images from of our Cricut Collections. You can use the “Search” box to find each of the collections and how I used them in my projects.

I would love to see some of your Easter creations.  Feel free to share them on my Facebook page. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday Tutorial

I simply adore shaker cards. They are the cutest little creations and so simple to make.  Today, I am going to show you how to create the frame for this Easter Shaker Card using the Slice and Weld features in Cricut® Design Space.

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Design Space Instructions:
1. Begin by inserting a 5″ Square and 6″ Circle shapes then ALIGN CENTER and WELD.


2. Insert a 4″ Square shape then ALIGN CENTER and SLICE.


3. Insert Hoppy easter pop up card – #M1067BD into your Canvas and DELETE everything except the Bunny image.
4. Align the Bunny image against the inner left side of the frame. SELECT ALL and WELD the images.


6. Resize the image to the size needed for the front of your card.

I chose to embellish my card with images from our Flower Market collection, Gimme Some Sugar papers, and Make Waves Sequins.  I also chose to add some shimmer using our Bashful Shimmer Brush on the flower and bow.

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I hope you take the time to try to create this shaker card frame in  Cricut® Design Space.  Many people avoid creating a shaker card because the can be difficult to mail. If you do not like the bulk of shaker cards, our Memory Protector Flip-Flaps are perfect for creating shaker cards without the bulk.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Spring Banner (Workshop)

I truly enjoy joining weekly challenges, and I love decorating my home for each season. This month, Heart2Heart Challenge is offering a Seasonal Expressions One Cover Challenge to inspire and encourage us to use the cover of the Seasonal Expressions One catalog to create something for Spring. What inspired me most was all of the amazing home decorations that the CTMH Creative Team created, and, since I love to decorate my home, I was inspired to create this adorable Spring Banner to hang on my wall.

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My Spring Banner uses designer pattern papers from our Gimme Some Sugar collection, as well as images from our Flower Market collection.  Once I created this Spring Banner, I realized how fun this project would be to create in my monthly workshop.  I haven’t hosted a home decor workshop in a while, so I will be offering this bright, cheerful banner as a workshop in April to all of my customers. You can visit the Spring Banner Workshop page here on my blog to learn more about this workshop.  I also have kits and workshop guides available for sale in my online Holiday Store.

I would love for you to join me in the Heart2Heart Challenge and be inspired by the cover of the Seasonal Expressions One catalog to create something for Spring.  There are so many amazing products in this catalog and I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Color Dare Easter Card

This week’s Color My Heart Dare allows you to choose colors from a Tic-Tac-Toe board featuring the palette from the “Make Waves” collection.  Since Easter is coming much sooner this year, I decided to begin making a few cards to send to family and friends.  I was inspired by a card I found in a magazine and decided to try to recreate it using ONLY the colors Lagoon, Willow, and Pansy. As always, the list of supplies used on this project can be found at the very bottom of this post.

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I began with a 4¼” x 4″ piece of White Daisy cardstock that I sponged with Willow and Lagoon Ink.  I created various masks to create the hills and sky, then sponged the entire creation with White Daisy ink to blend the colors even more.  The images were stamped using Black Memento Ink, then shaded using our ShinHan Markers.

I, of course, had to add a little bit of sparkle with the Clear Shimmer Brush to the images. The White Daisy cardstock was adhered to some Pansy cardstock, then onto the card base.  Even though was very simple to make, the cheery warmth of this card makes me feel ready for Spring to arrive.

 

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I would love to see you join the Color My Heart Dare challenge this week.  They love to see participation from all of their crafty friends.  If you join the challenge this week, we can  pick up this special “Buddy Badge”  to proudly display on the side bar of our blogs,  and get an extra chance to any of the random draws. Make sure to let me know if you decided to join in this week.  I can’t wait to see what you create!!

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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Chelsea Gardens Cardmaking Stamp Set

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Easter Basket Stamp Set

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He Is the Way Stamp Set

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12 x 12 Pansy Cardstock

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Marker Bundle

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Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Black Memento Ink Pad
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Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

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My Acrylix Blocks Starter Set
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Clear Shimmer Brush
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Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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SureCut Deluxe Paper Trimmer
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March Creative Club

Spend a afternoon of crafting fun as you look forward to the coming of spring.   At my March Creative Club, you are welcome to come enjoy a few hours of crafting to catch up on some of your winter projects and have the option to purchase some of my Gimme Some Sugar Kits that you can create.  I have reserved a room large enough for a few crafters, and will have snacks, drinks, and a drawing for Close to My Heart products.* Bring a friend who has never attended a Creative Club event and receive a FREE Petite Perks stamps set from me.  

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Space is limited, so please register early. You do not need to purchase one of the kits to attend the crafting event.  You have the option to pay $10 to attend for the afternoon, or come for Free with the purchase of one of my kits listed HERE.  I also have kits and guides available for purchase in my online store.

I have various Creative Club kits available that you can create at this event. 

Record your family memories on this  bright, spring layout using the cheerful papers from our Gimme Some Sugar Collection. Have more photos to display?  I will have some of our Pocket Plus Memory Protections Design 2 available for purchase, as well as some of our 4″ x 6″ Flip Flaps or 3″ x 4″ Flip Flaps that I will show you how to use to add additional photos to your layout.

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I will also have an Easter Card kit with a delightful Easter Treat Box kit available for purchase.  You can purchase the card kit separately or combine it with the Spring Scrapbook Layout Kit and save.

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Visit the “March Creative Club” page in my “EVENTS” tab to learn more about this event, the other kits I have for you, as well as how my long-distance crafters can order the kits and workshop guides.

You do not need to purchase a kit to attend this event.  I have reserved a room large enough for your crafting needs, will provide some snacks and drinks, and a few tools for you to use. There will also be a drawing for a few Close to My Heart products.* Space is limited, so please register early. 

To register for this event, please email me at misscarriectmh@gmail.com
before March 15th.  

Happy crafting my friends!  I can’t wait to see what you create.

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*Drawing for Close to My Heart products will take place if (5) five or more people attend the event. 

 

March Kit of the Month

Celebrate the coming of spring as you record family memories of Easter, Mother’s Day, and more with my March Kit of the Month.  This kit features our New Gimme Some Sugar papers and is titled “Family Memories”.  Each month, I offer a two-page scrapbook kit that is pre-cut and easy to assemble featuring some of our beautiful designer papers.  Each kit is mailed directly to you, once a month, and includes everything you need to complete the layout.

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My Family Memories kit includes a detailed full-color assembly guide, cardstock, designer Gimme Some Sugar papers, Bashful Glitter paper, Cricut® die-cuts, and Gimme Some Sugar Cork shapes. You will need just a few basic supplies to assemble the kit, then add your photos for a completed layout.  Have more photos to display?  You can use our Pocket Plus Memory Protections Design 2 to add some additional photos in the center or add even more photos with our 4″ x 6″ Flip Flaps or 3″ x 4″ Flip Flaps.  If you have never used these products, write me a comment below and I will show you a few examples of how you can use them.  They are awesome products that help you add even more photos to a layout!

*Price does not include shipping costs.  You can save on shipping costs by picking-up your kits or by receiving your kits quarterly.

**Layout Guide is available by requests for yearly subscribers only.

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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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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Mini Stapler 

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Bone Folder
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Liquid Glass

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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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ShinHan Touch Twin Markers
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Hook & Loop Dots

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Bone Folder
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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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Whimsy Ribbon Pack
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Rustic Home Ribbon Pack

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
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Bone Folder

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Mini Stapler