City Sidewalks Advent Tree

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Today I’m sharing another Advent “Calendar” Tree that I made with the City Sidewalks paper from Close To My Heart.  This one is for my grandson and inside each box is a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, a candy he discovered at Halloween this year and LOVED!

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This project did not originate with me!  I actually think it came from a “competitor” a few years ago, but I had fun giving it a try this year.  I used a box cut from the Artiste cartridge by Close To My Heart to make 26 cubes that each measure about 1.5 inches in height.  The actual height of the cut is 5 inches if you use an Expression.  Here is the Design Space cut file if you have an Explore:

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When assembling the tree, begin with a layer of 7 cubes.  I attached them to a 9 inch circle base with my hot glue gun.  The next layers are 6, 5, 4, 3 and 1 cubes, all attached with hot glue.  The top cube does not have a number and is only decorative.  I punched out 1 inch circles and stamped the numbers 1-25 on each circle, then attached them to the front of each cube.  Make a pretty triple bow for the top of the tree and then arrange ribbon strands to hang from the top.  That’s it!!

Thanks so much for visiting the Crafty Sisters Creations blog today!  SMILE–something wonderful is waiting to happen!   Laurie

 


City Sidewalks Card for Heart 2 Heart

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This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges we are celebrating City Sidewalks, the bright and whimsical holiday paper collection from Close To My Heart!  I chose to make a center step card with Cricut images from the coordinating City Sidewalks Cricut collection.  These two products go so well together that making this card was just a snap!

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I used Willow and Cranberry cardstock which matches perfectly as an accent with the City Sidewalks design paper.  To add a bit of pizzazz, I layered red glitter paper behind the Fa La La’s and then added red and green Stickles to each of the light bulbs.  I think it made quite a festive card for someone on my Christmas card list!

Please check out the other City Sidewalks projects created by the Heart 2 Heart design team and then link up your own projects for everyone to enjoy.  This paper just makes me smile!

Don’t forget about my special gift to one lucky person who places an order on my shopping site in November–a FREE Flower Market Cricut cartridge!  Shop HERE for your chance to win!!    Laurie

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Announcing New Christmas Flip Flap Layouts!

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Ta dah!!  My new Christmas Scrapbook Layout Kits featuring Flip Flaps are now available!  Each two page layout contains Flip Flaps so you can add lots more photos to your layouts without the clutter.  One layout is from the City Sidewalks paper collection from Close To My Heart and the other is from the Oh Deer paper collection.  Take a look!

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For $20.00 you will receive all the paper and Cricut images cut and ready to assemble, Oh Deer Complements, City Sidewalks Complements, two 6×12 Flip Flaps and four 4×6 Flip Flaps.

For $30.00 you can receive all the above PLUS a full set of twelve 6×12 Flip Flaps ($7.95 value) and a full set of twelve 4×6 Flip Flaps ($4.95 value).  This will allow you to use the leftover Flip Flaps on even more of you projects!

If you wish to have a kit mailed, please add $5.00 for shipping.

I made a quick video on the 2 Crafty Sisters Creations Facebook page showing these layouts in “person”.  Stop by to see it because my photos did not turn out the best this time!

Please contact me at 2craftysisterscreations@gmail.com for purchase details.   Thanks very much!!


Christmas Card Workshop!!

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I am so excited to announce my 2016 Christmas Card Workshops!  Each workshop includes 8 different cards.  The first set of cards is made from the beautiful, woodsy Oh, Deer paper collection from Close To My Heart.  I love the addition of Sea Glass, CTMH’s color of the year, to this paper pack because it really gives it that “special something”!

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The second Card Workshop is created from the new City Sidewalks paper collection from Close To My Heart.  It has a cute, whimsical feel and includes more traditional Christmas colors with a touch of Lagoon and Peacock.  Many of these cards have Cricut cuts from the brand new Close To My Heart cartridge called City Sidewalks.  Take a look!

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There are two ways you can get your hands on these cards!  First, you can come to my home during an open house style workshop on Saturday, October 29 between the hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or Sunday, October 30 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.  You can make as many of your choice of cards for $1.00 each.  That means you can make one of each card or multiples of one style–your choice!  I will have all the pieces cut and ready for you to assemble.  Plus I’ll have my Cricut and paper trimmer at the ready to make more if we run out during the workshop.

The second way to get these cards is to order a kit of 2 of each style (16 total cards) for $20.00.  This price includes shipping.  If you want both workshops, the cost would by $40.00 for all 32 cards.  Just let me know which workshops you want and I will make a kit and mail it to you!

You should also know that these cards are not the smaller, standard A2 sized cards that are usually in my kits.  All of the cards in both of these collections are larger, A7 sized cards (6.5 x 5 inches).  Christmas is special and deserves a bigger card, right?!!

I had so much fun creating these cards and I hope your like them as much as I do!  Please contact me to order a card kit or to let me know you will be attending the open house style workshop.  Thank you so much and make it an awesome day!   Laurie