Friday, February 24, 2012

Top Note Birthday Card

Welcome paper partiers! My cousin's birthday is coming up soon and his mom asked if I would make a special card. It is a mile-stone birthday: 50 years. One that I'll be celebrating sooner than I'd like-HA! Cards appropriate for the gentlemen in our lives just seems a bit more challenging to me. How about you? But knowing that I needed something special, I went to my favorite Cricut cartridge: Art Philosophy by Close To My Heart.

These photo shows both the top note style card and the envelope. The card base, layer, and numbers were all cut in minutes with the Cricut!  I took the leaves cut out of the front of the card and glued them to the front of the envelope. Then I distressed with CTMH inks and a sponge dauber around the leaves to give the envelope a bit of softening. For the sentiments inside the cards I used 2 stamps that come with the Art Philosophy bundle. Yes! Matching stamps come with the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and so much more! The leaves and tree stamps come from another great CTMH stamp set. All CTMH stamps are clear and easily adhere to acrylic blocks. They make clear, crisp images and are so easy to use! I can't wait to give this card to KJ's mom so she can mail it!
I'm busy working on other cards and techniques to highlight here. I've bought a new memory card for my better digital camera, so I'm hoping I'll have better quality pics to share!
If you are needing any high quality stamping, scrapping or card making supplies, let me help you select from CTMH's wonderful selection!  In the mean time, may the Lord Bless you and may your life give you many reasons to have a paper fiesta!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Come join the Paper Fiesta!

Welcome to the Paper Fiesta! 
I'm so excited to share my creations and ideas with you so you can fiesta too! Here are a few of my projects I've completed: 
Two card folios and card sets made for a dear friend's sisters! Design cut out of the Cricut and stamp set by Close to My Heart.

I'm new at card creating but getting better every day with color combinations, textures and layouts!
I find my Cricut and the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cartridge to be a God-send! That cartridge has everything a new crafter could want in one place and veteran crafters have made it their go-to cartridge for tags, cards, and 3D designs. Having coordinating stamps and chipboard embellishments available through CTMH makes it even easier to celebrate love and friendship with paper!
I'm a consultant for Close To My Heart and would love to show you how CTMH products make creating fast, easy, and beautiful!