Through the Year Calendar Tips

During the month of December, you can purchase our gorgeous Through the Year Calendar kit.  This kit would make the perfect gift to give to a grandparent, a new mom, or a friend filled full of photos or left blank for them to add their own.  When I opened my kit, I poured over the contents – a 12″ My Creations™ calendar, beautiful Basics Fundamentals, cardstock, and our Happy Moments Complements, Gold Glitter Gems, gold glitter  die cuts, and MORE.

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Close to My Heart added a wonderful set of instructions and a cutting guide to this kit, but there were a few things that I had to figure out on my own.  To make your calendar making adventure a little easier, I have created a “Tips and Tricks” guide full of some helpful pointers that will make the calendar assembly simple.  Some of these tips were gathered from other consultants, and others were ones I discovered on my own.

When you purchase a Through the Year Calendar Kit from my website, I will send you this “Tips and Tricks” guide FREE along with a few other helpful tips.  (Everyone will also receive a little happy mail from me).  You are also welcome to come to my Calendar Workshop on December 16th where I will provide stamps, inks, and assistance as you create your beautiful Through the Year Calendar.

I know you will love making and giving the Through the Year Calendar as much as I did. In fact, I am ordering a second kit to keep for myself. 🙂 I would love to see your calendar creations.  Feel free to post them onto Miss. Carrie’s Creations Facebook page for others to enjoy.  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

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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

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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.

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  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.
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  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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Christmas Tunes Treats

Who doesn’t love getting sweet treats as a Christmas gift?  These little gift boxes are so simple  and inexpensive to make, that you will want to fill them with sweet treats for your family and friends this Christmas.  The metal tins were purchased in a 3-pack at the local dollar store, decorated with our B&T Christmas papers, then I added the tags I created with the Christmas Tunes stamp set.  Simple…easy…done!

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I know you will want to make some of these fun sweet treat tins so I have included  a Cricut® Design Space file and instructions to create these adorable tags. As always, the products I used for these tags are listed at the very bottom of this post.

Paper Needed: 12″ x 4″ White Daisy Cardstock, 6″ x 4″ Black Cardstock, 6″ x 4″ Almond Cardstock, 6″ x 4″ Linen Cardstock, 2¾” x 3¼” B&T Paper (Beary Christmas), 2¾” x 2″ B&T Paper (Silver & Gold)

Assembly Instructions For Wreath Tag:
1. Cut out the tags, circle, and sentiments using this Cricut® Design Space File.  (You will need to own Artbooking and Fling Std Font to cut out the images.)
2. Using the Christmas Borders “Snowflakes” background, stamp the images onto the Almond tag using VersaMark Ink, then sprinkle with Clear Embossing Power and use a Craft Heater to emboss.
3. Adhere the Almond tag onto the center of the White Daisy Tag.
4. Adhere the 2¾” x 3¼” Beary Christmas B&T Paper horizontally onto the tag, 1″ from the top of the tag, then place four Red Beary Christmas Dots onto the each of the corners.
5. Adhere the Sentiment onto the bottom right corner of the tag.
6. Using New England Ivy Ink, stamp the “Wreath” image onto the White Daisy circle, then adhere to the tag using 3D Foam Tape.
7. Using Cranberry Ink, stamp the “Banner” image onto a scrap of White Daisy cardstock, cut out the image, then adhere to the “Wreath” using 3D Foam Tape.
8. Create a decorative knot with a 6″ piece of White Burlap Ribbon then adhere to the top of the tag.
9. Loop a piece of White Twine through the holes and attach to the treat box then add a To/From sentiment onto the back of the tag.

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The Snow Globe tag was created in the same manner with a few alterations.  I stamped the image using Black Memento Ink, shaded the image with ShinHan markers, and added glitter to the Snow Globe with a Clear Shimmer Brush. Since the base of this tag is black, I use our Chalk Marker to write my To/From sentiment.

Remember, the Christmas Tunes stamp set is only available until October 31st. Visit the Promotions tab on my website to learn how you can purchase this set for only $5.00.  Please post projects you have created using this festive stamp set on my facebook page.  I always LOVE seeing other people’s projects. I can’t wait to see what you create!!

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Christmas Tunes SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas Tunes Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the October Christmas Tunes stamp set. OctSOTMBadge This stamp set is full of sing-songy images that will put you right into the holiday spirit.  If you have come here from Emily Sararas’ 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 Christmas Tunes 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 October, I will be creating weekly projects using the Christmas Tunes stamp set so make sure to visit often. This week, I have created a a simple Christmas card that you can easily duplicate for your holiday card collection.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ Ruby Cardstock, 5″ x 3¾” White Daisy Cardstock, 1¼” x 3¾” B&T Paper (Beary Christmas), 1″ x 3¾” New England Ivy Cardstock, 4″ x 2½” Ruby Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 5¼” x 4″ Ruby cardstock on to the center of the White card base.
2. Using the Buffalo Plaid Embossing Folder, dry emboss the 5″ x 3¾” White Daisy cardstock, then adhere the cardstock to the center of the Ruby cardstock.
3. Adhere the 1¼” x 3¾” B&T paper horizontally across the center of the White Daisy cardstock.
4.  Using the Scallop Border Thin Cuts, create two scalloped borders from the 1″ x 3¾” New England Ivy cardstock.  Adhere the borders above and below the B&T paper.
5. Using VersaMark Ink, stamp the “Rockin’ Tree” image onto the center of the 4″ x 2½” Ruby cardstock, then sprinkle with White Embossing Powder.  Tap of the extra power,  then heat the embossing powder with a Craft Heater until it is melted.
6. Adhere the “Rockin’ Tree” onto the center of the card using Thin 3D Foam Tape for dimension.
7. Add a Bitty Sparkle to the star on the “Rockin’ Tree”.  If desired, stamp a sentiment inside the card.

You can continue through the blog hop and see more ideas from twenty-seven other Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s Christmas Tunes stamp set and other great Close to My Heart products on their blogs.

Now “Hop” on over to Krista Hershberger’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 Christmas Tunes Acrylic stamp set is available until October 31st!  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.

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Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our New Holiday Expressions catalog.  Close to My Heart has outdone themselves this year with all of the gorgeous fall and winter holiday products in this2017HEBadge.jpg catalog.   If you have come here from Kathy Burrows’ 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 products from the New Holiday Expressions catalog.

If you get lost , you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year, so naturally, I was drawn to the autumn themed products in the New Holiday Expressions catalog.  My favorite stamp set, so far, has been the Falling For You Cardmaking set with the matching Thin Cuts.  This set is full of possibilities.  You can shade the images with markers or pencils, cut them out and layer them, use them for a background, and more. On this card, I chose to use the stamp set many different ways, including heat embossing the images.  As always, I’ve included a list of the products used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 4½” x 3¼” Watercolor Paper, 1″ x 6″ Vellum Paper

Techniques Used:
• Since Fall is so full of color, I used our Watercolor paints to create a background on the 4½” x 3¼” Watercolor paper.  HolidayBlogHop_WatercolorBaseWhile is was still partially wet, I stamped the leaf images onto the cardstock using Flaxen & Saffron inks.  This is what mine looked like when I was finished.
• The larger leaf images we created using our Gold & White Embossing Powders. Once the watercolor paints were dry,  I stamped the White Embossed Leaf image first, heat it to set, then stamped the Gold Embossed Leaf image.
• The sentiment was created by taking the phrases and placing them in a line on a 3½” x 2″ Acrylix Block, then stamping them onto the watercolor paper with Black Ink.
• The smaller leaf images were heat embossed with our Gold & White Embossing Powders on the 1″ x 6″ piece of vellum.  I used the matching Thin Cuts to cut out the images, then layered them behind the watercolor paper.

Now “Hop” on over to Lucy A Marino’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 my website to see all of the amazing Holiday Expressions products.

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Autumn Thank You Card

I am a fan of quick and simple cards – the ones I can throw together in under ten-minutes.   I like cards that appear elegant and classy, yet took minimal effort to make.  If you feel as I do, you will adore this autumn thank you card which uses simple images from our Feel So Blessed stamp of the month. This card is all about textures. Texture can add so much to a simple card and bring it to the next level.  I have included a few simple techniques you can use to create texture on any card. As always, the list of products I used can be found at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 4¾” x 4″ Tangerine Cardstock, 2″ x 6″ Fern Cardstock, 1½” x 1″ Espresso Cardstock, 1½” x 3¾”” Almond Cardstock

Techniques Used:
• Embossing Folders are a great way to add texture. I used the Rose Embossing Folder on the Tangerine cardstock, rounded the corners, and cut it into 1″ strips.
• Our Thin Cuts create a soft edges around each of the images. Since my Cricut® was packed away, I needed an alternative way to cut out the leaves. Our Falling For You Cardmaking Thin Cut worked perfectly for this task.  (Just because they came with the stamp set, doesn’t mean I always have to use them with the stamps.) After cutting three leaves from Fern cardstock, I used the Buffalo Plaid Embossing Folder to add “veins” to the leaves.
• Ribbon is another way to add texture to a project.  I used Burlap Ribbon to create a decorative knot  and attached it to the bundle of leaves.
• You can use ink to add more depth & texture.  I inked all of the edges with Toffee Ink before attaching them to the card.

Don’t forget that the Feel So Blessed stamp of the month is only available until September 30th.  Visit the “Promotions” tab on my website to learn how you can purchase this stamp set for only $5.00.

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Thank You From the Heart

I am always in need of thank you cards, and I like to keep them on hand to grab for last minute mailings.  This week, I decided to create a thank-you card with autumn tones and floral images using the From the Heart stamp set.  This was a very simple project, easy to duplicate, and quick to make multiples of to put in my card stash.

For National Stamping Month, Close to My Heart has created this gorgeous floral stamp set that has over THIRTY-FIVE images.  This From the Heart stamp set has been enjoyable to use with it’s layered images and beautiful sentiments, but it is only available through September 30th. Make sure to visit my website to order your’s before it is gone. You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for the list of the products used to create this card.

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Paper Needed: 4¼” x 5½” White Card Base, 4″ x 5¼” Cardstock (Saffron), 2½” x 5″ White Daisy Cardstock, 1″ x 5″ B&T Paper (Enchantment Fundamentals), 1″ x 1″ White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the 4″ x 5¼” cardstock to the center of the White card base.
2. Using Fern Ink, stamp the “Stem” images onto the 2½” x 5″ White Daisy cardstock.
3. Using Flaxen Ink, stamp the “Fern” and “Leaf” images onto the White Daisy cardstock.
4. Using Saffron and Goldrush Inks, stamp the “Flower” images onto the White Daisy cardstock.
5. Using Sorbet Ink, stamp the “Large Flower Base” onto the 1″ x 1″ White Daisy cardstock. With Sorbet Ink, stamp the “Large Flower Second Layer” twice so that the Sorbet ink is darker than the first layer.
6. Using Poppy Ink, stamp the “Large Flower Third Layer”, then stamp the centers of the flower with Saffron and Goldrush inks.
7. Cut out the “Large Flower” image and adhere to the largest stem using Thin 3D Foam Dots.
8. Using a corner rounder, round the top corners of the White Daisy cardstock, then, with Black Ink, stamp the sentiment onto the upper right corner of the White Daisy cardstock.
9. Adhere the White Daisy cardstock onto the top center of the card.
10. Pull apart a few pieces of White Burlap Ribbon, then wrap the “twine” around the B&T paper strip. Adhere the strip to the card below the White Daisy cardstock and create a decorative knot with some more “twine”.

Remember, the From the Heart products are available until September 30th!  Visit the Promotions tab on my website learn how you can get this card kit and stamp set for FREE! I can’t wait to see what you create!

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12 x 12 Saffron Cardstock

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VersaMat

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Poppy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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White Burlap Ribbon

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Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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White Card & Envelope Value Pack
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Flaxen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
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Micro Glue Dots
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Thin 3D Foam Dots

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1 x 1 My Acrylix Block

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My Acrylix Stamp Cleaner

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2 x 2 My Acrylix Block

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My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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NonStick MicroTip Scissors

Gratitude Treat Holders

I love giving gifts to my workshop and retreat attendees. It’s my way of saying “thank you” for taking the time to support me and my business.  This week, I have been working on creating some gifts my upcoming retreat that didn’t require too much time or money, and, since most of us are limited on both of these, I thought I would share what I created using our Feel So Blessed stamp set and Cats & Bats paper packet.

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You will notice that the paper I used looks a little different from the one shown in the Holiday Expressions catalog.  As a consultant, I have access to “bulk” papers which allows me to purchase a package of one paper design that I can use to make multiple projects.  Contact me at misscarriectmh@gmail.com for more information about how you can have access to these bulk packets.

Paper Needed: 6″ x 6″ B&T Paper (Cats & Bats), 3″ x 4″ Cardstock (Colonial White/Almond), 4″ x 4″ Pomegranate, 2″ x 3″ Saffron, 2″ x 3″ Fern

Assembly Instructions:
1. Place a strip of glue or double sided tape along one side of the 6″ x 6″ B&T paper.  Twist your paper until it resembles a cone shape and press in place to seal.
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2. Using the Your Are Here Cricut® cartridge cut out the “Tag” image and “Leaf” images.  (You can access my Cricut® Design Space file here, but you must own the cartridge to cut out the images.  You can purchase the Your Are Here Cricut® bundle on my website.)
3. Using Goldrush Ink, stamp the splattered background onto the tag.
4. Using Nutmeg Ink, stamp the “Thankful” sentiment onto the tag, then stamp the “Heart” image using Goldrush Ink.
5. Using Gold Ribbon, Gold Glitter Paper, or Gold Shimmer Trim, create a “Ribbon” at the top of the tag and staple in place using a Mini-Stapler.

 


6. Using the Buffalo Plaid and Leaf Embossing Folder, dry emboss the “Leaf” images.
7. Adhere all of the layers to the front of the cone using a strong adhesive.
8. Fill icing bags with the treat of your choice, tie a ribbon on the end, and trim as needed.  These fit perfectly inside of the cones.

Don’t forget that the Feel So Blessed stamp of the month is only available until September 30th.  Visit the “Promotions” tab on my website to learn how you can purchase this stamp set for only $5.00.

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Feel So Blessed Stamp Set

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Cats & Bats Paper Packet

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Nutmeg Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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You Are Here Cricut Bundle

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12 x 12 Almond Cardstock

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12 x 12 Fern Cardstock

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12 x 12 Saffron Cardstock

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12 x 12 Pomegranate Cardstock

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12 x 12 Colonial White Cardstock

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2″ x 3½” My Acrylix Block

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Buffalo Plaid Embossing Folder

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Leaves Embossing Folder


Splash of Color Stamp Set
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Gold Shimmer Trim
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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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Basics Ribbon Pack