Free Standing Pop Up Card

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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


August Stamp of the Month

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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


Flowers, Flowers, Flowers at BBTB2!

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Summer is the time for flowers and that’s what the theme at Bitten by the Bug 2 is about this week–FLOWERS!  I decided to go simple and make some floral Sympathy cards.  The flower cuts are from Flower Market by Close To My Heart.  I used a woodgrain embossing folder on the white background and popped up the flowers to add some texture and interest.

To create the layered ovals for the sentiment panel, I used a set of nesting dies that I had in my stash.  The sentiment is from a retired Close To My Heart stamp set that I use all the time.  Some stamps are just too great to ever give away or sell and this is one of those for me!

Please head over to Bitten by the Bug 2 to see all the beautiful flower projects created by my talented design team sisters!  You will be sure to find some inspiration.  Then link up your projects there to share with everyone.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope today will bring you lots of smiles!   Laurie


Celebrating Friends at Heart 2 Heart!

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This week at Heart 2 Heart we are celebrating FRIENDSHIP!  I created a layout using the amazing Jack paper collection by Close To My Heart.  The Cricut cut is from the Artbooking cartridge.  I used the Marker Alphabet stamp to spell out “friends” and the other embellishments are from the Jack Complements pack.

If you would like to see the other Heart 2 Heart design team projects with a FRIENDSHIP theme, please stop by the blog.  Then link up your own projects and join in the fun!

Thanks for visiting today!   Laurie


Amazing Cut Above Kits by CTMH!

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Do you love to scrapbook but often don’t have the time to make beautiful layouts?

Do you spend lots of your limited crafting time just searching through your stash for the perfect combination of papers and embellishments?

Do you ever have trouble coming up with a layout design for your photos?

Are you a beginning scrapbooker, just learning about this fabulous hobby?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, then you need to know about the Cut Above Kits from Close To My Heart!  They are awesome!!

Each Cut Above Kit comes with materials to make a 2 page scrapbook layout, including die cuts, stickers, photo placeholders, Memory Protectors and instructions.  Also included is 12 coordinated pocket cards and two additional divided Memory Protectors to add even more photos to every layout.  Each kit is only $14.95!

Party Time (Z3330)  $14.95

Forever and Always (Z3319)  $14.95

Little One (Z3320) $14.95

Adventure (Z3331) $14.95

Besides making scrapbooking easy, fun and fast, the Cut Above Kits are very versatile too!  You can make the layouts exactly as they were designed or you can let your imagination go wild and make your own designs, adding photos or changing the size and orientation of your photos.  However you decide to use these kits, you can be sure everything will go together in style and color, the CTMH way!

The four Cut Above Kits shown above are only available for a few more weeks or “while supplies last”.  I think they would be the perfect solution to lots of scrapbooker’s needs!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you are able to stay cool during this spell of HOT weather (at least here in Nebraska)!   Laurie


Flower Market Baby Card

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I love happy occasions and one of the happiest is the birth of a new baby!  My friend had a new granddaughter recently and I wanted to make a special card for her family.  Then while I was at it, I decided to make a baby boy card with the same design as well! I used the Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart for all the Cricut cuts on this card.  It’s really an amazingly versatile cartridge with images for all kinds of occasions–not just flowers!  I embossed the white layer with a baby themed embossing folder that I had in my stash.

The pink gems and blue enamel dots are also from Close To My Heart.  I was undecided about whether to add the ribbon and bow to the bottom of the card since that little elephant is quite cute on his own, but I’m happy now with the results.  If you would like to purchase the Flower Market cartridge or any other products from Close To My Heart, please shop HERE!

I’m so happy you stopped by today!  Remember to do something AWESOME today!   Laurie

 


Featuring No Worries at H2H

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The Heart 2 Heart Challenge this week is to create a project with the beautiful No Worries paper collection.  It was “love at first sight” for me with this paper!   Not only do I have family living near the beach in Florida, but there is so much non-beachy potential with this paper too!

I decided to make a birthday card for my Florida son who will be celebrating later in July.  I used the Basic Circles Thin Cuts (Z3318) to cut a circle in the front of the card for the Happy Birthday sentiment to peek through.

I used the Swirly Seashells Stamp and Thin Cut set (CC1219) to make the seashells.  I colored them with our watercolor pencils then gave them a layer of shine from our Shimmer Brush.  Sequins and a little burlap ribbon added just the right embellishment.

Here is the card partially open so you can see the circular opening in the front.  Below is another version of the card that I made.  This time I heat embossed the shells with gold embossing powder.  Do you have a favorite?

Please stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects using No Worries.  There are some awesome projects there!  Then get out your own No Worries paper and start crafting.  Be sure to share you artwork at H2H for everyone to enjoy!