Terrific Treats Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Terrific Treats Technique Blog Hop where we will be showing you a variety of creative treat projects you can make as we highlight a few of our current Close to My Heart products! 79863797_10156957924932934_7951868486660128768_oIf you have come here from Cat’s Nowak’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.

With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, I decide to use our Oh My Heart products to create a delightful Valentine Petit Four Box with images from our Artiste collection. When I learned that Close to My Heart was bringing back Artiste in digital form, I was beyond excited.  I have always enjoyed the treat boxes, rolled flowers, and tag images in this collection, and am I excited to share with you how I used them on my Terrific Treat project. 

Isn’t this just too stinkin’ cute?! I just love how well the Ballerina, Raspberry, Candy Apple, and Glacier complement each other.  After manipulating each of the Artiste boxes in Cricut Design Space®, I cut the larger box from Candy Apple cardstock, the lid from Pink Plaid paper, then cut the smaller box from Ballerina.

To create the dividers in the box, I inserted two rectangle shapes then attached some partial cut lines. The box itself measures 4″ x 4″ x 2½” with four little 1¾” boxes inside that were decorated with Oh My Heart paper and stickers.  Since most of my projects have a bit of blue, I decided to cut the leaves in the Striped Glacier paper before attaching them to the Rolled Flowers (#M45675).

The Pink Pearls inside each flower were some leftover embellishments that I had from the past, but these could easily be created using White Pearls and a Pink TriBlend Marker. (see how I did this on my You’re My Person cardTo finish the design, I added a Heart Sticker, Silver Embellishing Thread, and a tag created using the Oh My Heart stamp set. 

This Valentine Petit Four Box was a terrific treat to make and made me realize how I much I missed using those rolled flowers in my creations. 

Now ‘Hop” on over to Tamara Sandwisch’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 for creating some Terrific Treats.  I hope that this Valentine Petit Four Box has inspired you to try something new and add little sweetness to your holiday projects.

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Here is a list of some of the items I used on my project

Oh! My Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to the Oh! My Heart Blog Hop where we will be featuring products from our Oh, My Heart Valentine collection. 80538853_10157017871372686_9085696061317578752_n.jpg 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 simple, fun, and full of artwork created by some very talented consultants.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

Have you ever envisioned a crafty project in your head that turned out to be a complete disaster in reality? That is exactly what happened to me this week. Not only did I realize that I miss having my boys around with their engineering skills, I made something that was much bigger than I could handle. Unfortunately, my stubbornness got the best of me I was determined to finish this Valentine Hot Air Balloon.

Honestly, this is not an original idea. Many people have created these by hand or, like I did, in Cricut® Design Space (and they are completely insane). It took me a few hours to figure out the images I needed to use and only a few minutes to pick out which papers in the Oh My Heart collection I wanted to create with, but it was the assembly that took it’s toll. 

Not only did I make it soooo much bigger than I envisioned, the engineering of the design was not something I thought through. (That’s where my boys would have stopped me.) All the parts an pieces went together easily.  That cute little Almond colored basket was fun to shade with stencils and decorate with a bow & Oh My Heart stickers.  I had a blast designing the Balloon, adding Red Shimmer Trim and making the Valentine motif with the adorable Glacier striped paper. 

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BUT when I came time to put it together….
I just about lost my christian witness. Oh, my goodness.  

All I am going to say is that the photos are taken and the project is done for the blog hop. My dear sweet husband is planning on helping me figure out a way to get this thing to quit falling over before I post my video next week.  (He is amazing❣)

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. These Oh My Heart products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit my website to order these adorable papers & stickers.

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Bloom & Grow Wedding Favor

Throughout the month of January, I will be creating projects that you can make using our Bloom and Grow stamp of the month.  This week, I created some delightful little wedding favor labels that attach to vellum seed envelopes.  These would be also be perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower, or a Valentine’s Day gift.  You can find the list of supplies used on this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Here are a few tips for using the writing feature in Cricut® Design Space:

  • Use the FILTER feature in the Text Edit Bar to find fonts that you own and will work with the writing feature.
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  • You can use some System Fonts as Writing fonts.  Once you have typed the letters in the text box, go to your Layers Panel and choose the “Cut (scissors)” icon, then change the layer to a WRITE Layer in the Layer Attributes panel.  Your font will become outlined with some fonts, as mine was, but the finished size was so small it filled itself in as it wrote.CricutText_LayerPanel
  • You can pick multiple pen colors in one project. While the text is selected, click on the INK BLOT and choose the Pen Color desired. As your machine writes, it will prompt you to change pen colors.CricutText_PenColor

Remember, the Bloom and Grow stamp set is only available until January 31st!  Visit the Promotions tab my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.  Visit my blog each week for more ideas and tutorials.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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