Monday, April 30, 2012

"Butterflies Take Flight..."

These fun cards were created by fellow Close To My Heart consultant Chris Green. She used the Dotty for You papers, Paradise Flowers, Sunset Mini Medley, Sweet Leaf Ribbon,and Bling Assortment.

I love the way she used the pin from the Bling Assortment to go through the center of the flower.

Notice the way she cut out the butterfly from the paper in the first card to use on the second card.

I hope you have a fabulous week! See you Thursday!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Happy, Happy Birthday"

Happy Thursday! This fun interactive card was done using the Dotty for You papers, Art Philosophy Cartridge, Green Ribbon Collection and Card Chatter- Birthday  stamp set. The colors are: Lagoon, Grey Wool and Sweet Leaf. The cupcake is cut at 2 1/2" as is the cupcake liner. The stamp cutout is 2 1/4" and the "and many, many more" sentiment cutout is 1 1/2".

This type of card is called an "easel" card because it can stand up on its own. To make your own easel card:

1. Cut a card base (mine is 4 1/4" x 11" so that when folded in half it is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

2. Fold card base in half horizontally.

3. Open card base up and starting at lower corner of center fold, fold top portion of card across center of card so that it is flush with the center fold. (See photo below)

4. Apply adhesive to lower "triangle" on front of card base.

5. Attach card front to card so that just the bottom right portion of the card front is attached to the card base.

6. Attach sentiment or other decoration to inside bottom right corner using foam tape to act as a "doorstop" when the card is standing up.

Be sure to check back Monday for another Dotty for You art idea. Have a great weekend!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

All Boxed Up!

This set of boxes (filled with goodies!) could be yours! Every person who purchases the Dotty For You paper set before May 31st will be entered into a drawing to receive the boxes and goodies! You will be entered in the drawing one time for every paper set you purchase (remember: you can purchase one set of paper for just $5 with each $35 purchase). If you place an order on my website and purchase the Dotty For You papers, you will still be entered into the drawing. I will even mail the prize to you if you live out-of-town!

The boxes were cut using the Art Philosophy Cartridge cut at sizes 7 1/2", 9" and 11". The ribbon is the Sweet Leaf Grosgrain Ribbon and the flowers are from the Paradise Paper Flowers.

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Flutterin' By..."

Don't you just love those polka dots?? This card uses the Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Sweet Leaf and Lagoon Polka Dot Background and Texture papers and the butterflies are cut from the Butterfly Background and Texture paper included in the paper set. I used the May Stamp of the Month for the sentiment (available for just $5 with a $50 purchase between May 1st and May 31st). Bitty Sparkles add just the right amount of "bling" to the card.

Remember for just $5.00 (with a $35 purchase) you can get your own Dotty for You paper set
 (April 17th - May 31st)

Monday, April 16, 2012

"Springtime Fun"

The Dotty for You promotion starts tomorrow!! This "springy" 12" x 12" layout was done using the Dotty for You papers and Paradise Flowers with Sweet Leaf, Grey Wool and Colonial White cardstock.
Don't forget to check back Thursday for another project idea! Have a "scrappy" day!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Retro Chic"

Something about this card makes me want to put on a pair of bell-bottoms and sing "Kumbaya"! :) It totally makes me smile. The color combination- Lagoon, Sunset, Creme Brulee and Grey Wool- remind me of happy summer days. The Paradise Paper Flowers are a perfect match to the "Dotty for You" papers.

Be sure to check back Monday, April 16th for another great project using the "Dotty for You" papers and remember the special begins April 15th!

Monday, April 9, 2012

This One Takes the Cake!

This festive card is just right to wish that special someone a "Happy Birthday." It uses the new "Dotty for You" papers (special begins April 15th and goes through May 31st). It also uses the Sweet Leaf Ribbon. The colors featured on this card are: Lagoon, Creme Brulee, Grey Wool, Sweet Leaf and Smoothie.

To make the cake, simply cut 3 rectangles of patterned paper in decreasing sizes (these were cut as follows: 1 1/4" x 2 1/2", 1" x 1 3/4" and 3/4" x 1") and then use the corner rounder to round two corners of each rectangle. Stack your layers on a cake stand and you have a a fun cake! The hearts and the flower were both cut using the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

Be sure to check back Thursday, April 12th for another project using the "Dotty for You" papers.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

It's Almost Here...

Can you feel it??
Spring! It is playing hide and seek here in the Northwest, but I have faith that it will be here soon! :) The Dotty for You papers are the perfect remedy for the gray days that are plaguing us. The bright, sunny colors make me smile. I have been having lots of fun creating with them and can't wait to start showing them to you next week.
In the meantime, check out this video about the promotion.

Happy scrapping!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Dotty for You

I am SO excited about this new paper special from Close To My Heart! I think it is because it makes me think of summer and I am so very ready for some nice weather!! (Gotta love Spring in the Northwest! :))

The paper set comes with 24 ( 2 each of 12 different designs) sheets in bright, cheery colors that are sure to make you smile. Each page has polka dots on one side and a different pattern on the other side. It is super versatile for all your card-making, scrap booking and paper crafting needs!

So, how do you get it? There are three ways to get it:
1. Host a party with $400+ in sales and you will receive a FREE pack of paper.
2. Become a consultant between April 1st and May 31st and you will receive the paper set FREE.
3. Order $35 in products from the Spring/ Summer Idea Book and you can purchase the paper set for just $5!

You can email me today to schedule a party or click here to start shopping.

I will be posting new project ideas using this paper set every Monday and Thursday through the end of May, so check back often. (or better yet - sign up to receive email updates when new items are posted. )

Happy crafting!! 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

You Are...

I love the background stamps on this stamp set! They add just the right amount of texture to projects. Super fun! The "You Are.." stamp set is only available from April 1-30th though so act fast! Click here to get yours now!