Thursday, October 10, 2013

Christmas Card Kraft 3-Ring Album

A great way to display your Christmas cards is to decorate the cover of the Kraft album.  Although the paper is retired it is super cute with the ornament overlay. The stamp set was the stamp of the month for September, and I simply sponge daubed the two colors on the stamp. I cut out the ornament mini album photo mat with the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge at 8 inches.  I finished it off with Red Glitter Gel, and the Mini-Medley Ruby Accents.

Kraft 3-Ring Binder Album Item#Z1871
Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection

Circle Spin Cards

This card was made with the Frosted paper 
This card was made with Babycakes paper 
This card was made with Pro-Player and Laughing Lola paper 
This card was made with Sarita and Laughing Lola paper
This card was mad with Pro-Player and Sarita paper 
These are the cards that were designed for us at the CTMH convention in June (I am finally getting around to blogging again), so I can not take credit for the design of them. However, I did change a couple of them like adding the Merry and Bright stamp at the bottom of the Frosted card (this stamp set is a Hostess Exclusive). There are special mini stamps that were made just for these cards, they are only $2.95!  Notice how all the cards have the bronze shimmer trim, it looks great with different types of paper, doesn't it?

It's a Boy Card

Here is a simple card I made with the new Babycakes paper. I just love this paper, it is very versatile I even made a school layout for my son with it (blog post to come soon). The giraffe is cut out with the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and than stamped with honey Ink, his mane is colored in with barn red ( a good substitute for brown), the spots were colored in with  the goldrush marker.
I used the Bronze Shimmer Trim, the trim is self adhesive. I wish all ribbon was this way.  I have listed all of the items I used below.  If you would like to purchase just click on the Shop Section above.

Babycakes Paper Packet Item#X7173B

Durable Round Studs Item#Z1706

Bronze Shimmer Trim #Z1849

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Join a Club

To help you tell your story, how about joining a club and earning some FREE Product 
I am putting together some paper-crafting clubs and here's how they work: Clubs last six months
  • Each month you purchase at least $25 worth of products from the Close to my Heart catalog
  • One of the months, you will be the hostess and earn a at least $25 in free product credit and a free stamp of the month for that month
  • For signing up you receive a Petite Perk mini stamp set and a free catalog
  • On your month you may gather orders from your friends (if you like) to make your hostess rewards grow
  • You will also receive an exclusive card tutorial from me using the stamp of the month EACH month, that's six tutorials in all!
There are no surprises, you commit to six months of only a $25 order each month and gain everything above!  
So, here's what you do:
1.  Email me at and let me know you want in.  
2.  I will put you in a group of six and assign you a month to be a hostess.  
3.  I will send you a catalog right away (if you don't already have one) and a petite perk after your first order.  
4.  Each month you will either 4.  Each month you will either contact me with your order or buy online from my website (more details on how to do that and make it count will be emailed to you).  
See, I didn't even have to do that in fine print!!
So, if you are ready to join and get some great goodies with no catch, let me know as soon as possible so we can get started SOON!  

NEW Cricut Artbooking Collection

The new Cricut® Artbooking Collection which cost $99 {Retail value of nearly $125} and includes:
  • 1 - Cartridge {700 Images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts}
  • 3 - My Acrylix® D-Size Stamp Sets
  • 3 - 12 x 9 Dimensional Elements in coordinating shapes
Take your scrapbooking to never-before-seen levels with the new Cricut® Artbooking collection! With oodles of images in each of 15 layout themes, you can create several coordinating pages for each theme using just two keys and one dial size. Images include accents, borders, titles, overlays, photo mats ~ in standard photo sizes ~ and more! the Cricut® keys are optimized for creating 12 x 12 pages in a jiffy. You’ll love creating 10 themed mini books, also optimized for several different sizes using just two keys and one dial size. Celebrate birthdays, new baby, vacations, friends, sports, Halloween, Christmas, and more. When you’re finished cutting, use the coordinating stamp sets and Dimensional Elements shapes to add even more pizzazz!