Cute and Punny Layout

As I plan my stamp of the month projects, I try to find multiple ways to use the stamp set.  After all, we all like to get as much use out of a stamp that we can.  This week, I decided to  try to create a scrapbook page with our A Little Bit of Pun stamp set, and ended up with this adorable Cute as a Button layout.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Whimsy Fundamentals), (4) 6″ x 1½” B&T Paper (Whimsy Fundamentals)  6½” x 4½” Thistle Cardstock, 6¼” x 4¼” Canary Cardstock, 1½” x 12″ B&T Paper (Whimsy Fundamentals) 2½” x 9″ White Daisy Cardstock,  2¾” x 9¼”  Thistle Cardstock

Techniques Used:
•  I used Black Memento Ink to randomly stamp the images onto the White Daisy Cardstock. Instead of masking the sentiment, I (gasp) cut my stamp.  I can still use it as a complete image later on a block or use it as two separate images.
•  The buttons were shaded Watercolor Pencils. I used a Small Round Waterbrush to make the images look more like they were painted.
CuteAsAButtonPunnyLayout_Title.png  The “Button” in the upper right corner was stamped onto Thistle Fundamental paper, then cut out.  I punched holes with a small hole punch, added White Twine, and created a bow.
  The title was created in Cricut® Design Space using the Artbooking and You Are Here fonts.  When a create a title, I always keep the negative piece of cardstock and use it as template for laying out my letters.

This layout was simple to make, and I truly love how it turned out.   Remember, the A Little Bit of Pun acrylic stamp set is only available until December 31st!  Contact me, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00. I can’t wait to see what you create! 

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Cricut You Are Here Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cricut You Are Here Collection Blog Hop where we will be featuring our You Are Here Cricut Collection.  This cartridge is full of images representing life – daily activities, travel, parenthood, and family.  YouAreHereBadge If you have come here from Darlys Recker’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 using the You Are Here Collection. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on  Melinda’s Blog.

As I finished up my Christmas card list, I realized that I did not create enough cards, so I decided to make this Coffee Lovers Christmas card for my coffee loving friends. I created this in Cricut® Design Space using the Coffee to Go image from our You Are Here cartridge and have included a short tutorial for you to show you how to create the card base. As always, the list of supplies I used can be found at the very bottom of this post.

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Cricut® Design Space Instructions:
1. After inserting the Coffee to Go – #M2845F0F image into your Canvas, RESIZE the image to 5.5″h.
2. UNGROUP the image so that you have two separate images in your Layers Panel, then DELETE the top layer. (I ROTATED the bottom layer 90′ to see it better.)
3. DUPLICATE your image, then FLIP HORIZONTAL.
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4. Move the images until the “lids” touch completely, then SELECT ALL and WELD.
CupWeld5. Insert a SCORE LINE and RESIZE to 4″h. SELECT ALL and ALIGN CENTER.
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6. To attach the Score Line to the image, SELECT ALL then choose ATTACH. (To check that it is attached, choose Make It and see if the score line is attached to the cup.)

I used the Contour and Slice options to create my additional layers, stamped a cute saying inside, and ended up with a pretty cute card.  You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from twenty other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the You Are Here Collection. and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Gina McDonald Brandstetter’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the What We Do tab on my website to learn how you can get this collection for half-price. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday Tutorial ~ Paper Pumpkin Treats

This past month, I have been posting Flower Tutorials using images from our Cricut® Flower Market Cartridge.  I had originally planned on this week’s tutorial being the Poinsettia, but honestly, I am just not ready for Christmas yet.  I have always wanted to make these cute little pumpkins for the Thanksgiving table, so, this week,  I created this little Paper Pumpkin Treat in Design Space® using images from our Flower Market Cartridge.  I created this tutorial so that you can make these cute little Paper Pumpkin Treats for your Thanksgiving guests.  At the very bottom of this post, you can find a list of the supplies used on this project.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ Goldrush Cardstock, 12″ x 12″ Fern Cardstock, 12″ x 12″ Toffee Cardstock, 12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

Design Space® and Assembly Instructions: 
1. Insert the Cherry Blossom Twig Wreath – #MD42136 into your Canvas.  DELETE the vine wreath image, then use CONTOUR to remove all but one of the leaves.
2. Turn the LEAF image so that it is upright (vertical) and RESIZE to 1.25″w x 3″h.
3. DUPLICATE the LEAF image five times (six leaves) and position the leaves into a “flower” shape.
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4.  Insert a CIRCLE shape and RESIZE to 1.25″.  Place the Circle into the center of the Leaves, then select WELD.


5. Insert a CIRCLE shape and RESIZE to 0.4″, then DUPLICATE the Circle five times (six circles).  Place each Circle onto the tip of each Leaf, then SELECT ALL and WELD.


6. To create the Stem, insert the Holly – #MFAE002 image into your Canvas, DELETE the Berries, then use CONTOUR to remove all the images except the “Fringe”.  The leaf was created from the Maple Leaf – #MD6F565 image, then RESIZED to 2″.
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NOTE: The Pumpkin itself is about 2″ tall. If you would like to make larger Pumpkins, you can resize all of the images before cutting.

7. To assemble the Paper Pumpkin, place glue onto a small circle at the tip of one of the Leaf shapes, then attach that circle to the circle on the Leaf shape next to it.  Continue around. (If you plan on putting candy in the center, add it before assembling the Pumpkin.)
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8. To create the Stem, use a Quilling Tool to roll up the “Fringe” image, then glue the end closed.  Attach the Leaf to the top of the Pumpkin, then adhere the Stem to the top of the Pumpkin using Liquid Glass. Use the Quilling Tool curl the tips of the Stem.
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I created the tag using the “I am Grateful For You Jar” recipe from our Holiday Expressions catalog, and attached it to the stem with some White and Bronze Twine.  I hope that you take the time to create some of these cute Paper Pumpkin Treats for your Thanksgiving guests.  Please feel free to post what you have created on my Facebook page.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Just for FUN Blog Hop

Welcome to the Just for FUN Blog Hop where we will be showcasing projects created with our fabulous Fundamentals products.  If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path! FUNBadgeWhen 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 you can using our Fundamentals products.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

November is the time to stock-up on our Fundamentals products and save!  Our Fundamentals papers are designed to coordinate with our ink, cardstock, complements, and ribbons. No more running to the store to find the “perfect shade”.  Close to My Heart has done all the work for you so that you can enjoy crafting without worrying if the colors will match. (LOVE THIS!)
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As I decorate my home for Fall, I always enjoy finding new projects to create.  I saw this adorable fall banner online and had to recreate it using our Enchantment and Basic Fundamentals papers with my Cricut® machine.  If you wish to recreate this Blessed Banner for your home, I have included a list of supplies, Cricut® cuts, and a short tutorial below.

Cricut® Images Used:
Banner Page – #M4235A  (4.5″w x 6″h)
Square – #M423C5 (3.75″w x 3.25″w)
Square – #M423C5 (3.5″w x 3.0″w)
Maple Leaf – #MD6F565
Feather Leaf – #MD717F5
Oak Leaf – #MD6F5EF

Inserting text can be tricky in Design Space®, so I have included a quick tutorial to help you add text to your Blessed Banner. 

Inserting and Ungrouping Text in Cricut® Design Space
1. After inserting all of your images into your Canvas, you will choose TEXT in the Design Panel, then type BLESSED in the text box.
2. When you insert text, the Text Edit Bar will drop down to allow you to choose the font you wish to use.  ALL shows all fonts available. SYSTEM shows fonts that on on your computer.  CRICUT shows fonts that are just Cricut® fonts.
3. Use your FILTER to narrow the choices down even more. MY FONTS are ones you own. MULTI-LAYER are layered while SINGLE-LAYER are not. WRITING fonts are for writing. You can choose more then one of these filter options.

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4. Once you have chosen an FONT, you can change the STYLE if you wish.
5. With your TEXT selected, choose ADVANCED then choose UNGROUP TO LETTERS. You will notice that in your Layers Panel, each letter is now it’s own layer. This will allow you to move each letter individually to the banner pieces.
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6. Move each letter and resize as needed.  You can UNLOCK to resize the width and height separately, or keep it locked to make sure that the letter sizes proportionately.
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7. You can still change the font, color, and style after you have UNGROUPED the text.  You will have to change each one individually if you change your mind, or UNDO to REGROUP the text and choose the font again.

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You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from nineteen other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their ideas using Close to My Heart Fundamentals products. Now “Hop” on over to Brandi Robinson’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas.  

You can save up to 40% off on our Fundamentals products during the month of November.  Contact your consultant or visit the Promotions tab on my website
to learn how you can save on these amazing products.
I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday Tutorial – Flower Market Flower

Chocolate Sunflower

Did you  know that you can manipulate some of the images on our Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge to create other flowers?  Throughout the month, I have been posting simple tutorials to create the three-dimensional flowers on our Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge. This week, I am going to show you how create a Chocolate Sunflower using images on cartridge.   As always, I have listed the supplies used on this project at the bottom of this post.

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  1. In Cricut® Design Space, insert the Chrysanthemum – #MFADEB0 image into your canvas. Delete all the images except for the largest flower.  Resize the flower to 6″.
  2. Insert a CIRCLE shape and size the image to 3″. SELECT ALL images and ALIGN CENTER.  (Sunflowers have very large centers.)
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  3. SELECT ALL and choose WELD, then DUPLICATE the image so that you have three flower layers.
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  4. Insert the Holly Wreath with Bow – #MD7AF54 image into your canvas, then DELETE the bow.  Resize the image to 3.5″wide.
  5. Duplicate the image and resize ¼” smaller to 3.25″ w. Duplicate three more times and resize the images to 3.0″w, 2.75″w, and 2.5″w. (You can choose to keep decreasing in size if you wish and skip step six.)
  6. Insert a CIRCLE shape and resize to 3″ for the center of the flower. This is what my Canvas looked like before I began cutting.
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    NOTE: The leaves were created from Leaf – #MD43189 and cut at 3″w.
  7. To assemble the flower, begin by shaping the petals using your finger, flower shaping tools, or a bone folder. If desired, ink the centers of the petals with Nutmeg Ink, then layer so that each one is slightly off-set from the next. Use 3D Foam Tape between each layer for added dimension.
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  8. Adhere the 3″ circle into the center of the flower.
  9. Fold each of the Holly Wreaths in half to create the “Seeds”, then adhere them inside the from the outside towards the center, decreasing in size.  Make sure each the the “Seeds” stay upright when gluing down the next layer.
  10. To create the leaves, cut a triangle shaped slit on the lower part of the leaf, then fold, overlapping the sides of the cut slightly, and glue into place.
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  11. If desired, paint the center of the flower using a Gold Shimmer Brush.

This Sunflower be created with any shade from our beautiful cardstock color palette or cut from Watercolor Paper to create an washed color effect with our Watercolor paints.  Create an entire bouquet of these Sunflowers for your table by attaching each one to a wire stem.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday Tutorial ~ Flower Market Flower

Chrysanthemum

Our Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge has many three-dimensional flower images included along with all of the other amazing layered images.  Each week, I will be posting a simple tutorial of how to use those flower images to create the flowers show on the cartridge, PLUS how to make other flowers using the images included on the Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge. This week, I am going to show you how to create a Chrysanthemum  that you can use on your upcoming projects.   As always, I have listed the supplies used on this project at the bottom of this post.

Chrysanthemum

  1. In Cricut® Design Space, insert the Chrysanthemum – #MFADEB0 image into your canvas.
  2. Change the color of the flower images to the desired colors. You can do this by choosing the color by clicking the Ink Blot to open the Layers Attributes panel or by going to Color Sync and dragging them all to the same color.
  3. The leaves are created from the Leaf – #MD676A8 image.  I used the CONTOUR option to remove the inner cut-outs, sized the leaves proportionate to the largest flower, then duplicated.  This is what my canvas looked like before cutting my images.
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  4. Once you have cut out the images, you can begin using your Bone Folder to curl the petals.  I use my Bone Folder on the petals as if I were curling ribbon with scissors.  Be gentle to avoid tearing the cardstock.    Since Close to My Heart is two sided cardstock, I choose to alternate the lighter and darker sides of my flowers when curling.
  5. Layer each set of same-size flowers together and adhere in the center.
    MumLayers
  6. Using a 3D Foam Dot, adhere each set of “Flowers” together. This will give it the same bulk and dimension as a true Chrysanthemum.
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  7. Adhere a Gem or paper circle in the center of the flower.
  8. Create a crease in the center of each leaf by folding it in half, then attach to the back of the flower using a 3D Foam Dot.

This can be created with any shade from our beautiful cardstock color palette or cut from White Cardstock and use ink to create an ombre effect.  I often like to search for  images of the flower I am creating for color options. God has created so many beautiful flowers in a variety of colors.  Your imagination is your only limit. I can’t wait to see what you create using this Chrysanthemum.

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Through the Year SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Through the Year  Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the November Through the Year stamp set. NovSOTMBadge This stamp set is perfect for planner addicts and paper crafters.   If you have come here from Tracie Cassidy’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 using the Through the Year stamp set.

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 November, I will be creating weekly projects using the Through the Year stamp set so make sure to visit often. This week, I have created a Christmas Gift Card Holder that I  designed in Cricut® Design Space.

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If you have visited my blog in the past, you have noticed that I often take projects like this and design them to cut out on my Cricut®.  This allows me to re-use the project at a later date without needing to figure out the measurements, cuts, and score lines again.  Below, you will find a short tutorial of how I went about creating this Christmas Gift Card Holder in Design Space®.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 10″ x 5″ New England Ivy Cardstock, 2½” x 4″ B&T Paper (Beary Christmas), 2″ x 4″ B&T Paper (Beary Christmas), (2) ¾” x 4″ B&T Paper (Beary Christmas), (2) ¼” x 4″ Silver Foil Paper

Design Space Instructions:
1. Insert a SQUARE shape into your Canvas and resize the shape to 9″ x 4″.
2. I wanted a fancier edge so I WELDED a decorative square onto the end of my rectangle.  This is what my Canvas looked like before Welding.
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3. Once Welded, I resized the image to 9.625″ x 4″.  (The original size of the project was 4″ x 9 5⁄8″ so I converted it to decimals.)
4. Inserting Score Lines and Cut Lines can be tricky so it’s best to first place your image onto the 1″ x-axis and 1″ y-axis.  This will help you to place score lines perfectly.
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5. Insert four Score Lines and resize each one to 4″.  If you were doing this by hand, you would score at 1¾”, 4½” , 5¾”, 7″.  Since we have placed the image on the 1″ x-axis, we need to move our Score Lines to 2¾”, 5½” , 6¾”, 8″. You can do this by typing the numbers into the x-axis position box. The y-axis position box will be 1″ for each one.
GiftCard_ScoreLine6. Insert a Circle shape, unlock, and resize to 1″ x 1.75″. Center the Oval over the 6¾” Score Line, using Align Vertical as needed. If you wanted you could SLICE the Oval from the image and DELETE the unwanted images, but this is not needed since it will cut it out either way.
GiftCard_Oval7. Insert another Score Line and resize to 3.5″. Change the Score Line to a Cut Line in the Layers Panel.  Place the Cut Line at 1.25″ x-axis and 6.75 y-axis. (Centered over the Oval.)
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8. SELECT ALL and ATTACH so that all the Score Lines and Cut Line attach to the image.

The gift card holder was decorated using the Beary Christmas paper pack, Silver Foil Paper, and, of course, our Through the Year Stamp of the Month. You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from over twenty other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Through the Year stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Melissa Robinson’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas! Remember, the Through the Year Acrylic stamp set is available until November 30th!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00. I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Tuesday Tutorial ~ Flower Market Flower

Gerbera Daisy

Our Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge has many three-dimensional flower images included along with all of the other amazing layered images.  Each week, I will be posting a simple tutorial of how to use those flower images to create the flowers show on the cartridge, PLUS how to make other flowers using the images included on the Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge. This week, I am going to show you how to create a Gerbera Daisy that you can use on your upcoming projects.   As always, I have listed the supplies used on this project at the bottom of this post.

GerberaDaisy

  1. In Cricut® Design Space, insert the Daisy #MFADCF2 image into your canvas.
  2. Change the color of the flower images to the desired colors. You can do this by choosing the color by clicking the Ink Blot to open the Layers Attributes panel or by going to Color Sync and dragging them all to the same color. I chose to make mine all the same color, but you could choose to have the center flowers be a different color than the outer flowers.
  3. The leaves were taken from the Rose #MFAD8CB image, sized proportionate to the largest flower, then duplicated.  This is what my canvas looked like before cutting my images.
    CricutFlowerMarketGerberaDaisyImages.PNG
  4. Once you have cut out the images, you can begin using your Bone Folder to curl the petals.  I use my Bone Folder on the petals as if I were curling ribbon with scissors.  Be gentle to avoid tearing the cardstock.  I like to curl my larger flower petals pointing upwards and the smaller flower petals downwards allowing the center to have a little more dimension when I assemble the flower.  Since Close to My Heart is two sided cardstock, you could choose to alternate the lighter and darker sides of your flowers when curling.
    GerberaDaisyCurled
  5. Layer the larger flowers together, off-setting the petals slightly,  and adhere in the center.  Repeat with the smaller flowers by layering the small flowers together, off-setting the petals slightly,  and adhere in the center.  GerberaDaisyLayers
  6. Using a 3D Foam Dot, adhere the two “Flowers” together. For more dimension, use two 3D Foam Dots layered on top of each other like I did here.
    GerberaDaisyFoamDot.jpg
  7. Adhere the circle into the center of the flower, then use the Clear Shimmer Brush to add a glitter effect onto the center circle.
  8. Create a crease in the center of each leaf by folding it in half, then attach to the back of the flower using a 3D Foam Dot.

This can be created with any shade from our beautiful cardstock color palette or cut from White Cardstock and use ink to create an ombre effect.   You could enhance the flower by using watercolors, a sanding block, or a gem in the center.  Your imagination is your only limit. I can’t wait to see what you create using this Gerbera Daisy.

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Tuesday Tutorial ~ Flower Market Flower

Blooming Chrysanthemum

I love making paper flowers using our Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge.  There are quite a few three-dimensional flower images included along with all of the other amazing layered images.  Each week, I will be posting a simple tutorial of how to use those flower images to create the flowers show on the cartridge, PLUS how to make other flowers using the images included on the Flower Market Cricut® Cartridge. This week, I am going to show you how to use the Dandelion image to create a Blooming Chrysanthemum for your fall projects.   As always, I have listed the supplies used on this project at the bottom of this post.

BloomingChrysanthemum

  1. In Cricut® Design Space, insert the Dandelion #MFAD571 image into your canvas.
  2. You are not going to need all of those pieces, so you can DELETE the ones shown by highlighting the image in the Layers Panel and choosing Delete.
    CricutFlowerMarketDandelion
  3. Change the color of the remaining flower images to the same color so that they all cut from one mat. You can do this by choosing the color by clicking the Ink Blot to open the Layers Attributes panel or by going to Color Sync and dragging them all to the same color.
  4. For the center of the flower, I used the center circle from the Daisy #MFADCF2 and sized it proportionate to the center of the smallest flower.
  5. The leaves were taken from the Rose #MFAD8CB image, sized proportionate to the largest flower, and duplicated.  This is what my canvas looked like before cutting my images.
    CricutFlowerMarketBloomingMumImages
  6. Once you have cut out the images, you can begin using your quilling tool to curl the petals. Since Close to My Heart is two sided cardstock, I chose to alternate the lighter and darker sides of my flowers when curling.
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  7. Once each of the flowers are curled, layer the flowers from large to small inside of each other and adhere together.
    CricutFlowerMarketBloomingMumLayered
  8. Adhere the circle into the center of the flower, then use the Gold Shimmer Brush to add a glitter effect inside the flower.
  9. Create a crease in the center of each leaf by folding it in half, then attach to the back of the flower using a 3D Foam Dot.

This can be created with any shade from our beautiful cardstock color palette and set next to a completed Chrysanthemum for a full bouquet.  You could enhance the flower by adding ink to the petals, a gem in the center, or by sanding the leaves.  Your imagination is your only limit. I can’t wait to see what you create using this Blooming Chrysanthemum.

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Flower Market Cricut Bundle

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12 x 12 Saffron Cardstock

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12 x 12 Fern Cardstock

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Christmas Tunes Layout

I must admit that it is difficult to keep myself from singing Christmas carols as I create with the Christmas Tunes stamp set.  During the month of October, I will be posting weekly projects using this stamp of the month in hopes that you are inspired to create projects of your own. This week, I have created a Christmas themed scrapbook layout with our Enchantment Fundamentals papers using the Snow Globe image as a simple accent.  You could easily change the color palette and use this layout to showcase your wintry photos.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this layout at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 12″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Dots), 1¼” x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Stripes), 1″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Ruby Stripes), 4″ x 12″ B&T Paper (Fern Stripes), ¼” x 12″ B&T Paper (Fern Stripes), (2) ¼” x 12″ Silver Glitter Paper, 5¼” x 3¾” Fern Cardstock, (2) 5″ x 3½” White Daisy Cardstock, 3″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock , 3″ x 3″ Vellum Paper, 3″ x 9″ White Daisy Cardstock, 2″ x 4″ Ruby Cardstock

Techniques Used:
•  The tree border was created using the Tree Line Border Thin Cuts.  I drew a horizontal line 1¼” from the top of the paper then used that line to align the base of the Thin Cut across the paper as I cut out the border.  I used this same line when adhering the Silver Glitter Paper strip.
  The Snow Globe was stamped onto White Daisy cardstock using Black Memento Ink. ChristmasTunesLayout_SnowGlobe I shaded the base of the image using ShinHan™ Markers by blending Carmine, Warm Grey, and Lavender, then I added glitter to the base using a Clear Shimmer Brush.
  The top of the Snow Globe was created by stamping image onto  Vellum Paper.  While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled the image with Clear Embossing Powder, then heated the powder with a Craft Gun.  I also added glitter to the globe using a Clear Shimmer Brush.

 

Remember, the Christmas Tunes Acrylic stamp set is available until October 31st!  Contact me, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

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Christmas Tunes Stamp Set

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Enchantment Fundamental Paper Packet

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12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

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12 x 12 Fern Cardstock

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12 x 12 Ruby Cardstock

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Black Memento Ink Pad

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Tree Line Border Thin Cuts

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Clear Embossing Powder

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12 x 12 Vellum Paper

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Craft Heater

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Warm Grey 4 Marker
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Clear Shimmer Brush

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Lavender Marker

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ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Colorless Blender Marker
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Thin 3D Foam Tape
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Tombow Permanent Adhesive
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Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer
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Microtip Scissors
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4″ x 5″ My Acrylix Block