In my last post I shared the first six months of the Through the Year calendar kit and the coordinating scrapbook pages I created based on ideas from Noreen Petty, one of my up-lines. The page from the calendar kit is on the left and the extra coordinating scrapbook page is on the right. Here are the final six months:
Luckily the Through the Year calendar kit is still available while supplies last! If you would like to purchase the calendar kit, you can find it HERE. If you would like to make the coordinating scrapbook pages, just let me know! I will share my Design Space file with you so you can make the extra embellishments. You will end up with 12 two page layouts–one for each month!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are staying warm on this very brisk winter day! Laurie
I have been tucked away for several days working on the Through the Year Calendar Kit and some coordinating scrapbook pages. This kit was the Close To My Heart special for December, but luckily we just found out that it is still available, but only while supplies last! So if you were on the fence about purchasing this kit in December, you have another chance!
I made the calendar pages exactly as they were shown in the kit with just a couple of minor tweaks. I then used ideas from my up-line, Noreen Petty to design a coordinating scrapbook page for each month. That way I can add photos to each month’s calendar page and when the month is over, I will have a two page scrapbook layout for each month. In the photos below, the left side of the layouts are from the calendar kit and the right side is my coordinating scrapbook page. Here are the first six months:
If you like the looks of these layouts and would like to make them yourself, you are in luck! The Through the Year calendar kit is still available and you can purchase it HERE. If you want to make the coordinating scrapbook pages, you will need about half a pack of Basics Fundamentals paper, a few pieces of cardstock, 12 white pages for the background and a sheet of gold glitter paper. I would be happy to share my Design Space file for the extra Cricut cuts. Just let me know!
Thanks for stopping by today! Check back tomorrow to see the remaining six months of calendar/layout pages. Laurie
Today I’d like to share a couple of Christmas gifts that I made–with paper, of course!! The first is a holiday tree made with paper strips pinned to a Styrofoam cone. The idea was shown on the Close To My Heart website a couple of weeks ago. My Middle School crafting group made these trees so they are definitely not too hard to make and I think they are pretty impressive!
The decorative box was made from the Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridges. I decorated the top with the beautiful poinsettia from Flower Market by Close To My Heart. Wouldn’t this make a great box for a special gift or cupcake?
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your holiday preparations are going smoothly and that you can squeeze in some crafting time too! Laurie
At Bitten by the Bug 2 this week the challenge is to use a Christmas Tree cut on your artwork. I cut trees from the Flower Market, You Are Here and Christmas cartridges. I have been seeing a lot of these “bridge” style cards online lately and thought it would be a great way to display those tree and deer cuts.
The challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 this week is to use a Cricut cut that has a Word. I have been making cards for my upcoming Christmas Card Workshop and decided to share this NOEL gatefold card for my design team project. The word NOEL is from the Flower Market cartridge by Close To My Heart.
I used paper and cardstock from the Beary Christmas collection by Close To My Heart. The snowflakes are cut from the new metallic paper in the Annual Inspirations catalog. It is nice and thick, yet cuts easily on the Cricut. The sentiment on the inside is from a retired CTMH stamp set.
I hope you can stop by the BBTB2 blog to see the other design team projects. They are awesome! Then link up your own Word projects for everyone to enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by! Don’t let the little ghouls and goblins get you this week! Laurie
The challenge this week at Heart 2 Heart is Vines and Twines! I chose to make a Christmas/Winter card using some Glacier Thick Twine to decorate my snowman and the sentiment panel. The Cricut cuts are from You Are Here and Flower Market, both from Close To My Heart. The background paper is from the Beary Christmas paper collection and I used Galcier, Fern, Chocolate and New England Ivy cardstock along with White and Sea Glass glitter paper.
Please stop by Heart 2 Heart to see the other design team projects and then be sure to play along with our Vines and Twines challenge! You also still have time to join in the previous October challenges: Under the Weather, BeYOUtiful, and Mad About Plaid. We love it when you share!!
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