A Live Out Loud Chalkboard Technique Card

While the Chalkboard Technique is best done with a solid image stamp, I gave it a go with CTMH’s Stamp of the Month—Live Out Loud.  Not too bad of a result, huh?  I then used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and cut out a circle (then cut in half to create the scalloped edge) and … Read more A Live Out Loud Chalkboard Technique Card

Happy 4th

I hope you had a great 4th of July! Here’s a card I made by braiding paper to create the very trendy Chevron pattern.  This will be one of the projects my Stamp Club makes this month. Other supplies used: Cricut Art Philosophy Collection Token Alphabet Stamp Set Superhero Paper Collection Color-Ready Seam Binding Sparkles

How To Incorporate Paper Crafting Into Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is this Sunday.  What will you be getting your dad?  There’s the traditional themes…beer, grill items, sports gear, etc.  Why not incorporate your favorite hobby into this special day for your dad?! You could make him a handmade card!  You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you like.  Remember…it’s the … Read more How To Incorporate Paper Crafting Into Father’s Day!

My Acrylix Stamps: Part IV

One of the newer and very popular benefits of Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix stamps is the fact that many of them coordinate with Cricut Art Philosophy shapes giving you lots of creative possibilities!  Cut the shape on your Cricut machine, stamp the image on the shape, and attach to your project.  In CTMH’s … Read more My Acrylix Stamps: Part IV

My Acrylix Stamps: Part III

Another fabulous feature of Close To My Heart’s My Acrylix stamps is the ability to sponge on multiple inks for a single-impression, multi-color image.  Since the stamps, as well as the blocks are clear, you can see exactly how much color you have in the different areas of your stamp–for perfect color distribution (as shown … Read more My Acrylix Stamps: Part III

Friendship Bouquet Criss Cross Card

I {heart} Close To My Heart’s May Stamp of the Month–Friendship Bouquet.  It’s simple sketch style of sunflowers is perfect for using your Waterbrush or Blending Pen with CTMH’s Watercolor Pencils (which is what I’ve done here.)  Not sure how to create a watercolor look?  Check out my article HERE.

Dotty for You with Cricut Art Philosophy

Today’s card features a masking technique (using a negative image cut from CTMH’s Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge) along with cutting a flower shape out of one of the *NEW* Dotty for You Patterns. It makes for a very simple card but yet very striking, don’t you think?  Be sure to check back Monday for some great tips on coordinating … Read more Dotty for You with Cricut Art Philosophy

A Super Powers Card for Your Superhero

If you have any children in your life, it’s probably safe to say you’ve seen the resurgence of the popularity of superheroes.  Superheroes have made a big comeback recently (or maybe they’ve always maintained a popularity but recent movies and such are making them more prominent in the market!) and can be found almost everywhere. … Read more A Super Powers Card for Your Superhero

Sweet Surprises Card Kit

The *NEW* My Originals Sweet Surprises Card Kit (featured on page 123 of the Spring/Summer Idea Book) has been so wildly popular.  And it’s no wonder…they are stinkin’ cute cards!! If you’re looking for a quick way to put together several fun and easy cards that will stand out in a crowd, check out the … Read more Sweet Surprises Card Kit