Storybook Scrap Card

If you are like me, you have a pile of paper scraps that are never quite large enough to use on a project, but you save them just in case you need them.  Since I have made it a goal to start using up my supplies, I took out all off my Prickly Pear paper scraps and created some Thank You cards using our Storybook Alphabet stamp of the month.  These layered and crisscrossed cards are perfect for using up paper scraps and zip-strips.

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Paper Needed: 11″ x 8½” Sapphire Cardstock,  ¾” B&T Paper Strips (Prickly Pear), 1¼ x 5½” B&T Paper (Prickly Pear), 1″ x 5½” White Daisy Cardstock

Tips for Creating this Card: 
•  Choose four patterns for each card, then arrange the pattern how you would like it to appear on the card.  I chose either warm or cool color palettes.
•  Start from the bottom left corner and work your way up and across to create the desired pattern  I used our Bonding Memories Glue to prevent the smaller pieces from falling off, then trimmed all the ends once I had assembled the pattern.
•  The sentiment was stamped with Black Ink, then shaded with Watercolor Pencils.

Your imagination is your only limit. Create a variety of patterns and designs using this technique on your cards and scrapbook pages. I encourage you to use up some of your supplies this week, and post some of your creations on my Facebook page.  I can’t wait to see what you create.

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The Storybook Alphabet stamp set is available until July 31st.  
Visit my website to learn how you can purchase this stamp set for only $5.00. 

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Storybook Alphabet Stamp Set

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Prickly Pear Paper Packet

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Quick & Easy Tag Card

A while back, I bought the Tagged with Love acrylic stamp set and I have been itching  to use it for the Color My Heart Dare challenge.  I was so excited to see that this set was one of the exclusive stamp sets chosen to bring back for our July Stampaganza. This card is simple to make and can be altered to fit any occasion just by choosing one of the other sentiments on the Tagged with Love stamp set.  I also love the fact that this card is a great way to use up some of your leftover paper scraps like I did here with the Prickly Pear papers.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5½” x 4¼” B&T Paper (Raspberry Adventure Fundamentals), 5″ x 3¾” Black Cardstock, 4¾” x 3½” White Daisy Cardstock, (3) 4″ x 1″ B&T Paper (Prickly Pear), 3″ x 2″ Black Cardstock, 3″ x 2″ White Daisy Cardstock.

Assembly Instructions:
1. Using the Confetti Embossing Folder, dry emboss the 4¾” x 3½” White Daisy cardstock.
2. Adhere the White Daisy cardstock onto the center of the 5″ x 3¾” Black cardstock, then onto the center of the 5½” x 4¼” B&T paper.
3. Cut a chevron into the shorter end of each of the 1″ B&T paper strips, then adhere onto the 4¾” x 3½” White Daisy cardstock.
4. Using the Art Philosophy cartridge, cut out the tag shapes from both the White Daisy and Black cardstock.
5. Using Black Ink, stamp the “Chevron Tag” onto the White Daisy tag.
6. Using Raspberry Ink, stamp the “Awesome” sentiment onto the center of the White Daisy tag.
7. Layer the White Daisy tag onto the Black cardstock tag, add a ribbon, then attach to the card with 3D Foam Tape.
8. If desired add a Silver Glitter Paper strip to the tag, and Embellish with Silver Sequins.

DON’T FORGET!
The Tagged with Love acrylic stamp is only available during our

July Buy Two Get One Free Stampaganza.  Get your’s before it’s gone!

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Tagged With Love Stamp Set

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Adventure Fundamentals Paper Packet

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Raspberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sequins Silver Assortment

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12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock
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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock
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12″ x 12″ Silver Glitter Paper

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Confetti Embossing Folder

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

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2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block

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Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors

     

 

Happy Hexagon Flower Card

I often get asked, “How do you come up with ideas for cards?” Honestly, I truly believe that I am not a creative person.  I love to look online at beautifully created home decor and find that it is a good day when I have the dog toys and dirty socks off the floor and all the dirty dishes somewhere near the sink.  So how do the cards I create come into being?

This week, I wanted to create a card using the Happy Hexagons acrylic stamp set for the Color My Heart Dare challenge. This is usually my starting point.  Most of the time I have chosen a stamp set that I bought and want to used to prove that the money I spent was worth it.  (I hate storing things on a shelf to collect dust.)

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Next step, choose the colors.  This time it was easy – Sorbet, Lemon, Juniper, White Daisy, and Black with optional Gold.  Each week, Color My Heart Dare posts a weekly challenge and I encourage you to join.  I LOVE the fact that Close to My Heart has color families and coordinating color pallets.  Just look through one of our Idea Books for inspiration in color combination.

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I like to use the 60-30-10 rule with my color palette.  The idea is that 60% of your color is your anchor color, 30% is your secondary color, and 10% is your accent color.  For this card, my anchor color is Lemon and the secondary colors are Sorbet and Juniper. The secondary color should support your main color. I chose two colors that are next to yellow, Analogous, on the color wheel. (I highly recommend getting yourself a color wheel). My accent color is Gold. The accent color is like the throw pillows in your bedroom – you don’t need a a bunch because a little goes a long way.

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Now, start putting it all together.  Let go of the perfectionism, quit comparing yourself to others, and just GO FOR IT!  I can’t wait to see what you create.

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Did you know that Close to My Heart brought back some exclusive stamp sets like Happy Hexagons during our July Buy Two Get One FREE Stampaganza event?
Imagine the savings! 

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Happy Hexagons Stamp Set

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12″ x 12″ Black Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ Gold Glitter Paper

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Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

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Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Round Sponge

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Gold Glitter Gems

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

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2″ x 2″ My Acrylic Block

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3D Foam Tape

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Card & Envelope Value Pack

 

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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Storybook Alphabet Bookmarks

My goal this year has been to use up some of the “randomly acquired items” in my craft room.  I am very good at organizing my paper scraps and making sure all my embellishments are stored by color, shape, and size, but what I am NOT good at doing  is using them. This week’s project allowed me to use some of those “randomly acquired items” to create some effortless bookmarks with scripture and stamped phrases using the Storybook Alphabet acrylic stamp set.

During the month of July, I will be creating weekly projects using our July Stamp of the Month, Storybook Alphabet. Make sure to stop by each week for more ideas using this set.  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: 12″ x 12″ Cardstock (I used Kraft),  (5) 4″ x 1¾” B&T Paper (I used Prickly Pear)

Assembly Instructions:
To place the Bible verses onto each bookmark, I used the writing feature in Cricut® Design Space.  If you have never used the writing feature, you can view a tutorial HERE.

1. Cut five 6″ x 1¾” bookmarks from the Kraft cardstock. (NOTE: If you are using your Cricut®, create five 6″ x 1¾” rectangles then attach the text to each shape.)
2.  Using Black Ink, stamp the phrases onto each bookmark.

QUICK TIP: Our Acrylic Block have a groove line across the bottom of each block  to help you align your letter stamps.  The Storybook Alphabet set has a few letters, like the “R”, that would go off the edge of the block.  To solve this dilemma, I took a piece of Washi tape and placed it onto my block to create a line for my letters to sit upon. 

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3. Fold each of the 4″ x 1¾” B&T paper strips at 2″ (in half). Using a strong adhesive, attach the folded paper strips to the end to each bookmark, overlapped by about ½”.  I took advantage of our two-sided paper and folded up ends on one of the bookmarks to show off both patterns.
4. Using a hole punch, create a ¼” at the top of each bookmarks in the center. If desired, add an eyelet to each. (I have lots of these because at one time I had to have every shape, color and size available. )
5.  Thread twine through each hole (eyelet), and create a loop to attach.

Let your creativity flow and use up some of those “randomly acquired items” like Base and Bling charms, scraps of ribbon, or bits of string.

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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Base & Bling

 

 

Washi Wonder Medallion Card

For this week’s Color My Heart Dare challenge, we are required to use Tangerine, Sorbet, Sea Glass, Lemon, White with optional Gold from our Prickly Pear color palette. I was able to use all the colors for this week’s challenge by taking advantage of the washi tape designs on our Washi Wonder acrylic stamp set.

I am so excited that this stamp set was brought back for our July Stampaganza special. I would love to see what you create using some of our stamp sets that were specifically brought back for our Buy 2 Get 1 Free Stampaganza and join the Color My Heart Dare challenge this week.  If you wish to recreate this card, a list of the supplies used can be found at the very bottom of this post.

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Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base, 5¼” x 4″ Sea Glass Cardstock, 5″ x 3¾” White Daisy Cardstock, 2¼” x 3¾”  Sorbet Cardstock, 2″ x 3½” B&T Paper (Floral Prickly Pear), 12″ x 1″ B&T Paper (Lemon Prickly Pear), 12″ x  ¾” B&T Paper (Sorbet Prickly Pear), 3¾” x ¾” White Daisy Cardstock

Assembly Instructions:
1. Adhere the Sea Glass cardstock onto the center of a 5½” x 4¼” White Card Base.
2. Using Sorbet, Sea Glass, Tangerine, and Lemon Ink, stamp the “Washi Tape” images onto the lower right side of the 5″ x 3¾” White Daisy cardstock.
3. Adhere the 5″ x 3¾” White Daisy cardstock to the center of the Sea Glass cardstock.
4. Adhere the 2″ x 3½” B&T Paper onto the 2¼” x 3¾”  Sorbet Cardstock, then adhere horizontally to the top of the White Daisy cardstock ¼” from the top.
5. Using the Say It All acrylic stamp set, stamp a sentiment with Black Ink onto the right side of the 3¾” x ¾” White Daisy cardstock strip. (NOTE: The Say It All acrylic stamp set is only available during our Stampaganza event.)
6. Adhere the 3¾” x ¾” White Daisy cardstock horizontally to the center of the 2″ x 3½” B&T Paper.
7. To create the medallion, first score the 12″ x 1″ B&T paper every ¼” the full length of the paper. Fold an accordion fold the entire length of the paper, then adhere the ends together to create a tube.
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8. Flatten the tube and adhere the center together.  I have found it best to cut a 1″ circle out of cardstock, place a glue dot onto the center of the circle, then place the cardstock circle onto the center of the medallion.
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9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to create a second medallion with the 12″ x  ¾” B&T paper.
10. Layer the medallions and adhere to the card as shown, then place a small gold gem in the center.

Don’t forget that the Washi Wonder and Say It All acrylic stamp sets are available for a limited time during our Buy 2 Get 1 Free Stampaganza event. 

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Washi Wonder Acrylic Stamp Set

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12″ x 12″ Sorbet Cardstock

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Prickly Pear Paper Packet
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12″ x 12″ Sea Glass Cardstock

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12″ x 12″ White Daisy Cardstock

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Thin Cuts – Basic Circles

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Bonding Memories Glue Pen

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2″ x 3½” My Acrylic Block

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Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sea Glass Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Tangerine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Tombow Permanent Adhesive

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Bone Folder

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SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer

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White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

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Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors

Hello Foxy Gift Bag

Can you believe that June is already over? Today is the LAST DAY for you to purchase the Hello Foxy stamp set AND the last day to take advantage of the We’ve Got You Covered Album Special and our 25% off Cardstock Sale.  Visit my website to take advantage of these amazing deals before time runs out.

For my final Hello Foxy project, I have created a charming gift bag and tag that you can make using the Hello Foxy stamp set with our Close to My Heart products.  At the very bottom of this post you will find the list of products I used to create this project.

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Paper Needed: 6″ x 6″ B&T Paper (I used Prickly Pear), 2″ x 3″ White Daisy Cardstock,
2″ x ½” B&T Paper (I used a Prickly Pear Zip-Strip)

Assembly Instructions: 
1. Score the B&T paper at 1″.  (This is going to be your bottom flap, so make sure it is scored at the bottom of the paper so that your pattern isn’t all wonky.)
2. Rotate  the B&T paper so the the base of the bag is at the top, and score up to the previous score line at 1¾”, 2¾”, and 4½”, then score at 5½” the full length of the paper.
3. Fold and burnish the two full-length score lines using a Bone Folder.
4. Along the 1″ score line, cut each of the score lines up to the 1″ score line, then cut off the smallest tab at the end.
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5. Apply a strong adhesive, such as Bonding Memories Glue, to the full length tab on the right then adhere to the other side, creating a tube.
6. Fold the bottom tabs in, making sure the open end will face towards the seam, then apply a strong adhesive to the tabs to create the bottom of the bag.
7. Pinch the top of the bag closed, then use a hole punch to create two holes to string the Emerald Ribbon through. (You can also used a small binder clip to close it.)
8. Cut the tag using the Artbooking Cartridge in Cricut Design Space  at 2″ x 3″ on White Daisy Cardstock.
9.  Create a mask for the center of the tag, then, using Sea Glass Ink, sponge the top and bottom of the tag.
10.  Using Black Ink, stamp the “Fox”, “Flower” and sentiment onto the white portion of the tag, approximately ½” above the Sea Glass Ink.  Shade in the images using Watercolor Pencils. (I used Autumn Terracotta, Brown Bag, Holiday Red, Sunflower, and Ocean.)
11. Adhere the Poppy Zip-Strip across the bottom of the tag above the Sea Glass Ink.
12. Loop Poppy Twine through the hole of the tag then attach to the bag.

Remember, the Hello Foxy Acrylic stamp set is available until June 30th!
Contact me or visit my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00!

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Watercolor Pencils

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Black Exclusive Inks Ink Pad
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Round Sponge
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Bonding Memories Glue

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Bone Folder
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Poppy Thick Twine