Creative Design Team Video Blog Hop

Welcome to our FIRST Creative Design Team Video Collaborators Hop! 81671089_10158243384996122_8346218923351343104_nI have the special privilege of joining an amazingly talented group of ladies who will be sharing their crafting videos with you.  This month, we are showcasing a few of our Close to My Heart holiday products that are being used in creative new ways.  If you get lost along the way, you can view the complete list of participants here on my blog – Creative Design Team Hop.

It is obviously Monday in cold Colorado and many of you had the pleasure of receiving a blank blog post in your email today. With the new year, I made a few changes to my blog and one of those changes was to plan ahead and schedule posts so that I would stay on top of things.  Great in theory. 🙄 In order to execute that plan, I need to check my list occasionally.  So… I am asking you to please forgive this scatter-brained creative and enjoy today’s creation. 

This month, our Creative Design Team was challenged with the task to use holiday products in a new way.  We all have some leftovers in our scrap-bin (or maybe some pieces you have never cut into) and, with the holidays now over, we want to find ways to use them.  Our Design Team has put together some great videos showing you how to do just that.  On my Joy of Farm Life layout, I have used a plethora of Close to My Heart holiday products and listed each one of them at the very bottom of this post. 

In my video, I go into much more detail, but you can see a few of the items I used in my photos above.  The title was created using some Cedar & Pine Stickers & Tags, and a border sticker from the Holly Jolly Collection.  Even though this scrapbook page has nothing to do with Christmas, I was able to use up quite a few of my paper scraps and leftover stickers to create a memorable layout of my son. 

If you would like to see the full process video and “hop” though to see all the creations made by our Creative Design Team, you can click on the link below. 

I want to thank you for stopping by today, and, again, ask your forgiveness for the blank Monday posting.  All of the items I have used on my project are available, while supplies last, on my website.  I hope that this project has inspired you to use up those leftover holiday products and try something new. 

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is a list of the products I used on my creation

Christmas Gift Card Pockets

For the Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge

As Christmas draws nearer, I am often scrambling to find some simple gifts to make that  required little effort and are easy on the budget. As I was playing with the Cedar & Pine papers, I realized that each of the patterns would work perfectly for some gift card pockets I wanted to create, and, coincidentally, we just happen to be using those same colors from Cedar & Pine collection at the Color My Heart Dare blog, this week.

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You can choose to use any of the colors on this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe board as well as any other neutrals, and your project(s) need to be linked to the site before December 19th. 

Almost everyone on my list enjoys getting gift cards and these sweet little pockets were super simple to make using the Buttoned Up Thin Cuts.  If you have some people on your list who you give gift cards to, I have written some step-by-step instructions for you, and created a simple process video for you to view so that you can create some of your own.

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Paper Needed: 7½” x 3¾” Cedar & Pine Paper, 3″ x 4½” White Daisy, Cardstock & paper for the Buttoned Up embellishments

Gift Card Pocket Assembly Instructions”
1. Place the 7½” x 3¾” Cedar & Pine Paper with the shorter side at the top of the paper cutter/score board and score at  ¼” on each of the longer sides.

2. Rotate the paper 90° so that the longer side is at the top and score at 3¾”.
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3. Cut along the ¼” score lines a little bit past the to the 3¾” score line. Cut at an angle to create the tabs.
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4. Fold in the two tabs, apply adhesive to the tabs, then fold up at the 3¾” line to close the gift card pocket.
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5. Once the pockets are complete, you can decorate them with the Buttoned Up Thin Cuts, Stickles, and Shimmer Brushes as I did.

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I hope that today’s project has inspired you to try something new and join us for this week’s Tic-Tac-Toe Color Dare Challenge.  If you would like to see how each one of these little gems was made, I have created a short process video for you to enjoy.

These Buttoned Up Thin Cuts dies are available for a limited time and are currently low in quantity. If you would like to purchase yourself a set to use on these Christmas Gift Card Pockets and to create my Holiday Treasures Treat Holders, you will want to snag yourself a set soon.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is a list of the supplies used on this project

Buttoned Up Thin Cuts
Buttoned Up Thin Cuts

Cedar & Pine Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet
Cedar & Pine Paper Packet + Stickers

Cedar & Pine Coordinating Cardstock
Cedar & Pine Coordinating Cardstock

Gold Foil Paper
12 x 12 Gold Foil Paper

Black Shimmer Brush
Black Shimmer Brush

Weeding Tool Set
Weeding Tool Set (Tweezers)

Z3562
Silver Stickles™ Glitter Gel

Z3556
Green Stickles™ Glitter Gel

Z3563
Diamond Stickles™ Glitter Gel

Story by Stacy™ Short Story Workshop Kit—Black & White
Story By Stacy Short Story (Ribbon)

Z1151
Foam Tape

White Burlap Ribbon
White Burlap Ribbon

Candy Apple Striped Ribbon
Candy Apple Striped Ribbon

White & Gold Skinny Ribbon
White & Gold Skinny Ribbon

Z3341
Foam Dots

Portable Trimmer, 12"
Cricut Portable Trimmer

Z1836
Micro-Tip Scissors

Z3440
Dual Tip Permanent Glue Pen

         

Reindeer Crossing SOTM Blog Hop

Welcome to the Reindeer Crossing December SOTM Blog Hop where we will be featuring our Reindeer Crossing stamp set. 72490249_10156830521507686_8140544621856948224_n.jpgIf you have come here from Kim Loewen’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 felt like the creative part of your brain has gone on strike?  I think many of us go though little bouts of craftlessness and, to be honest, I have really be struggling with my creations the past two months. Today’s Christmas card was no exception. After five failed attempts, I was finally able to create something I felt worthy of posting.

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This lighted easel card was designed so that a tea light could shine through the back and highlight the evening snow.  I stamped the images onto vellum, heat embossed them, and added a few details using Embossing Pens & ShinHan markers.

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The sentiment was also heat embossed onto Sangria cardstock, then attached to the card with foam tape so that the easel portion of the card would stay in place.

The card looks absolutely beautiful all lit up with the flicker of light shining through the vellum. The white glitter paper sparkles in the light and the bits of white embossed snow really stand out.  MissCarriesCreations-ShadowEaselCardLight

I created a short process video to show how I made this card, so that you could create on for the holidays using our Reindeer Crossings stamp set. I hope that it inspires you to create something new.

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 Reindeer Crossing stamp set is only available until December 31st.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of 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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Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.