Using Up Scraps!

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The other day I shared a card that had several Thin Cut heart cutouts.  The insides of the hearts were just laying around on my craft table.  I picked them up this morning and had an idea for another card.  The colors fit with the Dreamin’ Big paper collection by Close To My Heart, so I grabbed my adhesives and went to work.

I used the retired Beyond Awesome stamp set for the sentiment, layered a zip strip over some black glitter paper and popped up a few of the hearts and the arrow.  I love it when a project comes together so easily–makes me think I actually know what I’m doing!!

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Another Thin Cut Idea!

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Yesterday I shared a couple of cards I made with the “thanks” Thin Cut and today I’d like to show you another fun way to use your Thin Cuts.  This time I used strips of Shimmer Trim to make a colorful and dramatic “hello” cut.

I used the whimsical Dreamin’ Big paper collection to make this card. The black mats make the colorful paper stand out even more.  Black, Aqua, Gold and Red Shimmer Trim were chosen to coordinate with the colors in the paper.

I adhered layers of Shimmer Trim to a scrap of white cardstock, then positioned the Thin Cut over the strips and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  The paper and Shimmer Trim were quite thick, so I had to run it back and forth several times.  In the future I will put the Shimmer Trim strips on a piece of thin paper like vellum instead of cardstock.

The resulting cut is quite festive and fit nicely with the bright colors in the Dreamin’ Big paper.  I’m sure I will use this technique again very soon!

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I so appreciate you stopping by the blog today!  Hope your day is AWESOME!  Laurie

Tool Time at Heart 2 Heart!

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This is my week to host the challenge at Heart 2 Heart–TOOL TIME!  You are invited to use a Close To My Heart crafting tools to create a project.  Think embossing folders, Thin Cuts, border punches and more!

I used my Cuttlebug and two different tools to create my project–embossing folders and Thin Cuts.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but the blue background was embossed with the Wood Slats folder.  I also used Thin Cuts to make the wreath and the word “hello”.  The paper is from the Sugar Rush paper collection from Close To My Heart.

I use so many crafting tools when I head to my craft room and I bet you do too!  Now it’s time to get out your own crafting tool box and create!  Be sure to share with us at Heart 2 Heart.  We love to see what you make!

Happy Monday!   Laurie

Heart 2 Heart Challenge–Black and White

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I am pleased to host the challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart.  It’s a Black and White Tuxedo theme!  I have always loved the simple elegance that a black and white color palette can give to a project and this was no exception.  I created an all occasion card using the Hello Lovely Day to Day scrapbooking stamp set for the rose and leaves and the “hello” Thin Cut for my sentiment.

To embellish the Black and White Daisy cardstock card, I embossed the background panel with a vertical stripes embossing folder (now only available on Clearance), Black and White Shimmer Trim and cut the “hello” from black glitter paper.

Please take a look at the other stunning black and white projects created by the Heart 2 Heart Design team.  Then join in the fun, create your own artwork and share with us!  We really love to see what you all come up with!

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Red and White at Bitten by the Bug 2

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At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week the challenge is to create a project using RED and WHITE.  I made this simple card from Flower Market and Art Philosophy(retired) cartridges by Close To My Heart.  It was really hard for me to stick to only two colors so I just had to add a splash of green for the flower’s stem.

I used two retired embossing folders which are on clearance from Close To My Heart (Diamonds and Dots) to add more interest and texture to the card and popped up several elements using dimensional foam.  The white layer behind the flower is cut from glitter paper.

Please hop on over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see the beautiful red and white projects created by my design team sisters.  Then get busy making your own projects to link up for us all to enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Eat lots of chocolate this week in honor of Valentine’s Day!   Laurie



Skating Through Winter at BBTB2!

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This week at Bitten by the Bug 2 the challenge is all about SKATES!  Use a Cricut cut with skates, a skater or even the word “Skate” to create a project, then share with us at BBTB2.

I chose this beautiful figure skater image and frame from Winter Woodland for my design team project.  I loved the graceful lines of the skater and the soothing colors of the paper from the Little One paper pack by Craft Smith.  It is hard to see in the photo, but I added a layer of shimmer from the Gold Glimmer Pen by Close To My Heart.  It really adds that extra “something-something” to a project!

When I tipped the card a bit, then the shimmer is more visible.

Please stop by Bitten By the Bug 2 to see the other Design Team projects that are all about SKATES!  Be sure to share with us for your chance to win a wonderful surprise box full of Cricut goodies!

Hope your week is off to a fabulous start–find ways to make people smile today!   Laurie

Heart 2 Heart Challenge–Woodgrain

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Rustic metal, repurposing pallets and woodgrain are all the rage these days (especially if you are channeling Chip and Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper LOL)!!  This week at Heart 2 Heart, we were challenged to create a project using Woodgrain.  Well, instead of using some of the beautiful woodgrain paper from the Rustic Home Fundamentals collection, I decided to use the new Wood Slats embossing folder by Close To My Heart.


I designed this card by welding together two scalloped shapes from Art Philosophy in Design Space.  I embossed the Cocoa layer with the Wood Slats embossing folder and then sanded it a bit to expose the white core.  I stamped the cute raccoon and sentiment from the Woodland Critters stamp set onto a sponged background of Cocoa, Saffron, Sea Glass, Peacock and Desert Sand.

Check out Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week to see the other design team projects using Woodgrain.  You will be sure to find some great inspiration!  We always love to see your projects too, so please share!!

Thanks for stopping by and remember to do something AWESOME today!    Laurie

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