Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Card in a Box


card in a box opened
outside folded flat
Wow I checked out Stamp & Scrap with Frenchie and knew that my Hostess Club would be making one of our own tonight. Check out her video and see how easy this really is.
The cardstock cuts I did:
Colonial White Cardstock- 9x5 1/2, Score the long side @ 2 1/8, 4 1/4, 6 3/8, 8 1/2. Then turn and score the short side @ 2 3/4 thereby dividing it in half. Cut to the halfway fold on the score lines on the top half of the paper. The end score, at 8 1/2 inches is then cut across at the halfway fold leaving a small tab on the bottom half. Fold at score lines, apply a strong adhesive to tab and form into a box.
Laughing Lola paper cut 5 1/2 x 2 1/8, and stamped white cardstock 5 x 1 3/4 inches. This is used on the outside back panel of box, not seen when box is opened.
Flap pieces cut from Laughing Lola @ 2x 2 3/4 inches.
Center Divider is Colonial White cardstock cut 3 1/8x 3 1/8, scored @ 1/2, and 2 5/8. Then turn sideways and cut in half. Fold at the score lines, one forward, one back like a Z. Apply adhesive to the Z flaps with so that the adhesive on the front on one side, the back of the other.( Or lay flat and apply adhesive to one flap while up, then turn over and apply to other flap while up.) To apply to inside of box, align Z tab with back of box in corner and top of tab even with top of box, or one side. Make sure the other tab is open and close the box flat. Press and when you open you will see that the other tab is exactly where it needs to be. Repeat for other divider.  This is really easy if you watch Frenchie's video.
Now you are ready to decorate. I used lots of stamp sets that I cut with my Cricut Cartrides. I'll try and list them for you.
Cardstock Pansy Purple cardstock and ink
                 Blush cardstock and tulip ink
                 Creme Brulee cardstock and Ink
                 Citrus Leaf cardstock and Pear ink
                  Dutch Blue cardstock and Star Spangled Blue ink
                  Lilac Mist cardstock
Cricut Cuts: Artiste: Flower on pg 32 cut @ 2" and 1 3/4" save centers. Leaf pg 32 cut @ 1 3/4" save center. Flower pg 73 @ 1 3/4 and 1 1/2", Flower p 44 @ 1 1/2"
Art Philosphy Flower 7 pg 39(shift) @ 2" and 1 3/4" and Flower 8 pg 50 (shift) 1 3/4 and 1 1/4

Stamp Sets used:   B1447 A Mother's Love
                               C1540 Hello Blooms
                               S1306 A Flowering Bunch
                               D1306 Treasure Life
                               C1340 Aspiration
                               B1362 Tag the Occasion
                               Art Philosophy Coordinating Stamps

Balloon Card in Box

outside folded flat

Same directions as above. Used Pear cardstock, Strip paper from retired Dotty for You paper pack, Lagoon, Sunset, Honey, Lagoon and Pear cardstock and a piece of paper from Later Sk8R paper pack.
Balloons were cuts @ 1 1/2" with Artiste Cricut cartridge, pg 70. Banner D1529 from the Artiste Collection coordinating stamps and cut out of Sunset and trimmed. D1423 Happy Forever for the cute little hedgehog. I followed Frenchie's video, link above, to make the balloons float. Hope you try these and have fun.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

WOW Amazing New Catalog, Amazing New Products

This is one of the best catalogs Close To My Heart has ever produced. Love it, but don't take my word on it, check it out yourself, Here
While it is fun to look at it online, there is something about having a catalog in hand to page through whenever you want, so CTMH is making them available to add to your order for just $3.95. You can purchase yours by searching Idea Book in the shop feature or following this link. Embossing folders are one of my favorite tools to add to my cards and scrapbook pages to give them that little extra something. I am excited to offer our new embossing folders, a generous 5x7 size, that fit most machines you might have. This month extra Special campaign is buy 2 qualifying cardstocks and receive a FREE embossing folder. How cool is that? I know you will have as much fun playing with them as I do. Check out the details of the special on my webpage www.ctmh.com/janeo
I have always loved our Stamp of the Month program and this month the stamp set is just the cutest.

Order S1402 for $17.95 or better yet add it to your qualifying $50 order and get it for just $5.00. You will be prompted at the end of your order to add this. I can see some really cute scrapbook pages. Do you see the red line around the heart and the Wild Thing stamp? Did you know that these images have matching cuts on our Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge and it tells you this on the carrier sheet for the stamps, see it in the top right corner? And that's not all it even tells you what page and what size to cut the image, see it to the left of the Wild Thing? How cool is that. CTMH has hundreds of stamps that have corresponding cricut images, just like these.
There are so many great new products available right now, the new papers are amazing. Check some of these out.

 Balloon ride

Ivy Lane

Most exciting to me is the new Memory Protectors that have been added.
Strap Hinge side-loading fit CM type albums

side loading for post albums

design 3
design 4
Want to earn all of these great products for free, contact me to start your own online gathering, EZ, and perfect for all your scrapbooking friends. They can shop from the comfort of their homes, have their order sent directly to them and you can choose great hostess rewards. Give me a call today and I can start your own online gathering.