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


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


August Scrapbooking Workshop

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Hello Friends!

I’m loving the new Fundamentals paper collection from Close To My Heart, especially all the bright new colors in the Adventure palette!  I created a Workshop with the Adventure Fundamentals and the coordinating Good Times Complements and I’d love to share it with you!  I’m sure you’ll want to get your hands on this FIRST EVER Crafty Sisters Creations layout Workshop!! Two of the layouts are based on designs created by Becky Lehman, a fellow Close To My Heart consultant, but tweaked to fit my photo needs and style.  Take a look!!

Layout1

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Layout3

Layout4

Layout2

Layout5

I am offering these layouts at a Workshop on Saturday, August 27 or Sunday, August 28 for anyone interested.  We will meet at 1:00 each day.  For just $35.00, you can make ALL SIX of these beautiful and colorful 2 page layouts!  Everything you need to complete the layouts will be provided.  I will cut and sort all the patterned paper for each layout if you’d like for an additional $5.00 cutting fee.  If you cannot attend the Workshop, I would be happy to send the kit to you so you can complete it at home.  Just add the cost of shipping.

I am so thrilled to be starting this new adventure with my Close To My Heart business and it’s very appropriate to begin that adventure with the new Adventure Fundamentals themselves!  Hope you can join the fun!!     Laurie