Saturday, July 18, 2015

FLIP FLAP SCRAPBOOK


When "Close to My Heart" (CTMH) came out with the flip flaps, I just knew I would be able to create some pretty amazing scrapbooks. There are several great and talented ladies that have also created some beautiful Flip Albums" The one above was done with the "Sea Side Paper Pack"

I decided to do a class for my sisters CTMH club members. She is the consultant, not me. However I do created and design several classes and workshops for her to teach. 

Below is the class being taught using the "Yuletide Paper Pack" and complements.

WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE PURCHASED BELOW







I used CTMH Cricut Cartridge "Artiste" to cut out the shapes that coordinate with the CTMH stamp set 













You ca use any Designer paper to make this beautiful Album. 

The instructions for this can be purchased below. 

The instructions come with all the pictures and detailed instructions written out for each individual flap. 

I have also included a cutting guide for all your cuts. 

I was able to complete this album in less than 2 hours from start to finish. What a quick and easy gift to make for someone. 

MATERIAL LIST AND PRE-WORK NEEDED TO CREATE ALBUM

Material List: You can use any designer paper you have on hand. You do not need to order any CTMH items to create this. Use what you have on hand in your own scrap space. 

o  CTMH Paper Pack - includes 6 sheets of designer paper and  6 sheets of coordinating cardstock. 
o  CTMH Sheet Complements
o  In addition to your Paper Pack, you should have the following extra Solid Card Stock:
§  (6) Colonial White – I did not use the champagne 12x12 cardstock for the two 12x12 layouts. I replaced it with Colonial White.
§  (1) New England Ivy
§  (1) Ruby
o  (1) Small Assorted Flip Flaps (you will use all the Flip Flaps)
o  (1) Large Flip Flaps (you will not use all the Flip Flaps)
o  (2) 12x12 Side load Sheet Protectors
o  Cricut Cartridge – Teresa Collins “December 25th” (for Noel and Deck the Halls, and the Christmas tree), CTMH Artiste (for Merry Christmas header found on page 80 of the cartridge booklet and for Ornament page 79)
o  Embellishments – Diamonds, White, Red, and Black Pearls

Pre-Work:
·         Using the attached cutting guide. Cut out all your B&T and Cardstock paper.
·         Cut out all your cricut cuts.
·         You will save your Ruby Red and New England Ivy scraps. These will be used to cut out your cricut cuts.


PURCHASE 12X12 FLIP FLAP INSTRUCTIONS BY CLICKING ON LINK BELOW

$3.50


INSTRUCTION ARE NON REFUNDABLE DUE TO THE NATURE OF IT BEING A DIGITAL FILE. IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INSTRUCTIONS, YOU MAY CONTACT ME BY EMAIL AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO CLEAR UP ANY CONFUSION. 


Thursday, June 4, 2015

SEW MANY HEARTS FOR GIVING


I have been SEW busy with "Sew Many Hearts for Giving" that I have not added any post to this blog in a while. I will work on getting my new creations up in the next few weeks. Summer is also here so we know what that means. MORE OUTSIDE than inside doing outdoor activities. 

But in the meantime let me tell you how Sew Many Hearts for Giving is doing

As you can see above we have received over 100 crochet hats to distribute to our hospitals and cancer centers here in Northern Maine. 


I held our very first gather on May 16th and meet some great new volunteers



I packaged 4 baskets to distribute to our local hospitals Cary Medical, TAMC, NMMC and NMG

What a blessing it is to see this take off and come to life. This was a dream that Dawn (my dearly departed sister) and I started in 2013 but never went far with it due to her own diagnoses of pancreatic cancer. She lost her battle in January 2015. 



I made a promise that I would see it through and be sure I had just the right person to help me in this journey. I was very blessed to find Crystal Parent who is my co-leader and has the passion for 
"Sew Many Hearts for Giving" and what it represents. 


Hope on over to the blog and find out what we are all about. 



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

MISS DOWNTOWN ABBY HAT III


I designed a new Miss Downtown Abby III hat using a single 4 ply ww. 

 had several request to please see if I can convert my original bulky yarn Miss Downtown Abby hat to a single strand of 4 ply, for a spring and summer wear. With several trials and errors, I finally created this one. 


I sewed the button on the back of the flower so it can be on or off the hat.


PAYSLIES AND CHALK BOARD CARD SET





I used CTMH retired paper packet "Laughing Lola" along with CTMH Cricut cartridge "Art Philosophy" and coordinating CTMH stamp sets "frame flair, flair" and "card chatter- sympathy occasions inked with white daisy. 

I used Whisper white ink to do the interchangeable labels to give it the chalkboard effect. 

The card box was created by Angie Juda "My Chic N Scratch" 
You can watch the video at the link below

CARD DESIGN 1 - first card on the left
Thistle solid color first layer- 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Bottom checkerboard Print  - 4 x 4
Top Paisley Printed - 4 x 1 1/2
Flaxin solid color - 4 x 1 1/8 - punched with a flower punch one one edge

CARD DESIGN 2 - second card to the left
Bottom print paper layer - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Solid thistle color middle layer - 1 1/2 x 5 3/8
Printed paper top middle layer-  1 x 5 3/8

CARD DESIGN 3 - card in middle 
Flaxin solid color bottom layer - 4 x 5 1/4
Printed paisley layer - 4 7/8 x 3 3/4
Thistle solid color - 3 7/8 x 2 3/4
Flaxen solid color layers - 3 3/4 x 2 5/8
Printed paper - 3 5/8 x 2 1/2 - use paper punch on one long edge
Top printed paper layer - 3 5/8 x 1/2

CARD DESIGN 4 -  2nd card to the right
Printed paper layer - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Flaxin solid color middle layer - 5 3/8 x 2
Printed paper middle layer - 5 1/4 x 1 7/8
Printed paper top layer - 5 1/4 x 1 - use paper punch on one long edge

CARD DESIGN 5 - Card in the first row to the left
Flaxin solid color - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Thistle solid color layer - 3 @ 1 3/4 x 4
Printed paper layer - 3 @ 1 5/8 x 3 7/8

Monday, March 30, 2015

ANY OCCASSIONS CARDS STAMP-A-STACK













HERE IS ANOTHER SET MADE WITH SOME STOCK PAPER I HAD







CARD DESIGN 1 - Card in the back on the right
First Layer - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Printed Top  - 4 x 1 3/8
Printed Bottom 4 x 3/4

CARD DESIGN 2 - Card in the second row to the right
Bottom Layer - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Printed Layer - 4 x 5 1/4
Middle Layer - 5 1/4 x 2
Printed Middle Layer - 5 1/8 x 1 7/8

CARD DESIGN 3 - Card in the first row to the right
Bottom Layer - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Printed Layers - 2 @ 4 x 2 1/2

CARD DESIGN 4 - Card in the second row to the left
Bottom Layer - 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Printed Layer - 4 x 5 1/4
Middle Layer - 3 1/4 x 4 3/8
Top Layer - 3 1/8 x 4 1/4

CARD DESIGN 5 - Card in the first row to the left
Bottom Layer - 3 @ 1 3/4 x 4
Printed Layer - 3 @ 1 5/8 x 3 7/8



The box used in the first card set is  one I found on youtube by "ChicnScratch" The box is a very simple box to create and she explains it perfectly. 


This is another way I packaged this card set. In place of the brown matting, I used a teal card stock to make the labels pop. 






This class is being held October 11th in my home. I wanted to do my first one with a pretty simple design. I selected just your basic occasions and not a holiday one yet. I will be doing another one in a couple weeks for Christmas cards.
There are five designs two of each design for a total of 10 cards.
I designed the cards so that you can rotate the card either portrait or landscape and select any label you want.
I used the CTMH stamp sets listed below to make the labels. What's so great about these stamp sets is that they coordinate with the Cricut Cartridges "Artiste" and "Art Philosophy"
CARD HOLDER INSTRUCTIONS
The card holder is made using the Cricut Cartridge "Artiste"
Page 47 cut both pieces at 5 3/4. This will comfortable hold the cards and labels.
MATERIAL USED
  • Kraft & Brown Cardstock for the base of all the cards and card holder
  • The designer paper was a gift from a friend so I am not sure who it is by
  • Stamps from CTMH - Casual Expressions Occasions, Holiday Tags Occasions, and Cricut Art Philosophy Tags (this one came with the Cricut cartridge that is specialized just for CTMH).
  • CTMH specialized Cricut cartridges (can only be purchased through CTMH). "Artiste" and "Art Philosophy"

Sunday, March 22, 2015

GIFT BAGS FROM 12 X 12 DOUBLE SIDED PAPER



This is by far my all time favorite project to do. That and each bag is done in less than 5 minutes. All you need is two 12 x 12 Double sided Printed card Stock, a score pal and some adhesive. 

Step it up with a matching card and stackable boxes that are filled with some goodies.

Here is the VIDEO to make the bag






I love to make matching nestable boxes to match my gift bags.