Free Standing Pop Up Card

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Hello Friends!

The other day I was going through a bunch of old cards I received in card swaps from previous years.  I came across a cool card that I thought I would try to replicate.  So I took the card apart, did a little measuring, scoring and cutting and voila! here is the result.

I used the rose print paper from the new Adventure Fundamentals paper collection from Close To My Heart along with Blossom cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog which will be retiring at the end of August.  The roses are from the Beautiful You stamp and Thin Cut bundle.

Later I found out that this type of card is called a Free Standing Pop Up Card.  There is a tutorial on Splitcoast Stamper that you can view at the link below.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/…/freestandingpopupcard

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you need any of the supplies I used to make this fancy fold card, you can shop at my CTMH shopping site HERE!   Laurie


Back to School–Already??

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Hello Friends!

At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week we are celebrating Back to School!  It seems impossible that this can already be happening, but here we are!  As a former teacher, I am so appreciative of all the hard work teachers do to prepare for each new school as well as the excitement of meeting and working with a new group of students.  So my design team project is a tribute to teachers everywhere–you really are true HEROES!!

I used paper from a school themed paper collection by Authentique for the background of my framed artwork.  The “superboy” image is from Create a Friend and the saying is an SVG cut that I purchased from the Lori Whitlock store.  I think I know a very deserving teacher who would like this project hanging in her classroom!

Please stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the other design team projects that are all about Back to School!  I’m sure you have a school themed project or two that you could share with us!

Thanks for visiting today–make it a great one!   Laurie


Sketch Challenge at Heart 2 Heart!

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Hello Friends!

It’s Monday and time for another challenge at Heart 2 Heart!  This week is a sketch challenge and it’s a fun one!  The sketch is very clean and simple and right away I thought about one of the brand new Close To My Heart products to create my card.

I used one of the papers from the new Whimsy Fundamentals collection as the background of my card and created the diagonal line in the sketch by making a row of roses from the Beautiful You Stamp Set and Thin Cut bundle.  This is a fabulous triple layered stamp set that can create gorgeous roses with layers and lots of texture.

These roses can be a little tricky to stamp, so I took a few photos of the process.

The first layer is stamped in the new Color of the Year called Bashful.

The second layer is stamped in Blossom.  The key is to keep the Thin Cut shapes and the stamps all going in the same direction.

The final layer is stamped in Poppy.  I really love the depth that these triple stamps give to the rose images and I can’t wait to experiment with other color combinations to make lots of other roses for lots of other projects!

Please be sure to stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects using Haley’s great sketch!  Then link up your projects for everyone to enjoy.

If you would like more information about the Beautiful You Stamp Set and Thin Cuts bundle or any other Close To My Heart products, please visit my online shopping site HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope your day is AWESOME!   Laurie

 


It’s Almost Eclipse Time!!

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Note:  Edited with the correct spelling of “Eclipse”– not sure how that one got by my little pea brain!!

Hello Friends!

I’m sure you have all heard about the solar eclipse that will be passing over the U.S. on August 21.  Well, here in Southeast Nebraska we are especially excited since we are right in the middle of the Path of Totality!  There are viewing parties planned, a whole weekend of community events and not a hotel room to be found in the area.  So of course I had to create a scrapbook layout to commemorate this once in a lifetime event.

I did lots of designing on Design Space since there are really no images available for a solar eclipse on Cricut Access.  I used paper from the new Adventure Fundamentals collection because I thought the ombre design represented the gradual move to darkness that we will see that day.  I inserted a large circle to cover the sun image and sliced the text in that circle since I really dislike gluing down small letters!  The other words were also sliced into the shapes so the background shows through.

I’m sure I will have lots more photos than just the four shown on these layouts.  My plan is to add 4 x 6 Flip Flaps wherever needed to hold the extra photos.  I didn’t do any of my usual overlapping of photo mats this time to allow room to attach those Flip Flaps.

I hope you are all excited about the eclipse too!  Take some time to savor this miracle of nature!  Laurie


Tags and Bags at Bitten by the Bug 2

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 the challenge is to create a gift bag or tag.  I chose to make a gift bag for a family member’s upcoming birthday.  The Cricut cuts are all from Billionaire, a cartridge that I don’t think I have ever used before.  Billionaire has fabulous vintage masculine images and the great “argyle” background that I used on my gift bag.  I think I’ll use these same images to make a matching birthday card too!

Please stop by Bitten by the Bug 2 to see all the great tags and bags projects created by the design team.  We love it when you link up your own projects too!

Thanks for stopping by–do something awesome today!   Laurie


August Stamp of the Month

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Hello Friends!

Have you seen the August Stamp of the Month?  It’s called School Days and is perfect for this “back to school” time of the year.  Take a look–

Here is a card I made using this School Year stamp and some of the brand new Enchantment Fundamentals paper that just came out on August 1.

And here are a couple of projects made by the folks at the Close To My Heart home office–

Boy, I can think of lots of projects that could use this stamp set–of course there are back to school cards and gift tags for your child’s teachers and scrapbook pages documenting the first and last days of school.  But what about that awesome wooden-look frame?  That would be great to feature a sentiment on a card or layout or you could make it look of an old fashioned blackboard.  And the speech balloon would be perfect for labeling funny pictures on a layout.  Then there is that image that would nicely document the details of a child’s elementary years on school photos for a graduation display or mini album.  I think I could go on and on…

You can get this stamp for only $5.00 with any Close To My Heart purchase.  Please consider shopping with me on my online shopping site HERE.  Thanks for stopping by today!   Laurie


I Think I’m in Love With Jack!!

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Hello Friends!

When I first saw Jack, I thought I might just fall in love, but after creating these layouts, it really did happen–I AM in love with Jack and I’m not afraid to admit it!  And I think you would be too if you had this amazing paper pack!  So much fun for masculine themed layouts and cards and perfect for all your “outdoorsy” photos too!

This layout has several images from the brand new You Are Here Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart plus goodies from the Complements set and a bit of Slate extra thick twine.

The FRIENDS title is stamped with the CTMH Marker alphabet set.  You could put any words you want here to match your photos.

This final layout has Cricut tree cuts from other Close To My Heart cartridges as well as sticker titles and embellishments from the Complements set.  All of these layouts can be made with just one Jack Workshop Your Way and you will still have plenty of leftovers to create even more fabulous projects!

Let me know if you would like to make your own Jack layouts and I will send you a kit of pre-cut images and papers for only $30.00 plus shipping.  I know you will fall in love with Jack too, just like me!

Thanks for dropping by!  Make something beautiful today!   Laurie