Isn’t this an amazing layout created by Connie Nichol using CTMH’s Urban Paper Pack? I totally love it! I haven’t done too much with this paper collection yet, but definitely feel inspired to scraplift this layout!
She started by using the January Sketch by Creative Scrapbooker for inspiration–with a few tweaks.
I love how she incorporated some paint blots on her paper using our Watercolor Paints. It’s actually a technique I had taught at our Crazy for Cards Event last month. Super easy and a unique twist to using your paints.
We are all short on time, right? And for many of us with school out for the summer, we have even less time! Our schedules become tighter than usual. So how can we still create fabulous things with less time? Here’s my great time-saving tip… Continue reading →
A super quick and easy way to do the resist technique with your projects is by using Close To My Heart’s Irresistibles. I love these accessories because they are so simple to use and they pack a nice punch. But the sad thing is they don’t stand out much in the catalog or online–because they are white! Here are the Irresistibles Frames I used in my card above…
You can see there are 3 different resist patterns you can achieve with these frames. There are also fun Irresistibles Hexagons, too.
These give you multiple fun patterns to work with! All you do is select the one you wish to use on your project and then ink up a sponge and rub the color into the chipboard. The pattern will resist picking up the ink and display a fun pattern. Easy!
To learn more about the Irresistibles Collections, click HERE.
This morning while driving the kids to school I noticed many houses had their homes already decorated for Halloween. Well, I guess today is October 1st (not like when I saw decorations in stores in July & August!!) so it makes sense. So I figured it was time to share some Halloween inspiration today!
It’s easy to add some creative spook to your projects with the Cricut Artbooking Collection from Close To My Heart. See a few creepy creations and learn how to make your own in this video.
Today’s share is my first sample using September’s Stamp of the Month—Poster Tidings. The set comes with 2 different subway art type images–one for Autumn and one for Winter. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s closer to Autumn or what, but I’m gravitating more toward that image! Note to self: must create more with the winter one! 🙂
Here is a listing of the supplies I used to make this card:
X7174B Huntington Paper Collection
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1270 Autumn Terracotta Cardstock
Z2114 Cocoa Stamp Pad
Z2137 Olive Stamp Pad
Z2101 Autumn Terracotta Stamp Pad
Z2104 Barn Red Stamp Pad
Z2123 Goldrush Stamp Pad
Z1867 Jute Ribbon
Z1707 Bitty Pearls
Z1298 Edge Distresser
Z1294 Sanding Kit
Z726 Sponge Daubers
One tip about the Jute Ribbon–since it’s a very thick “ribbon” keep in mind that you can pull the strands apart to create less thick/more subtle embellishments like I’ve done on this card. I pulled out 3 strands and then braided them together–securing both ends with a knot.
Hi! I'm Kristina Baldwin, a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant. I love crafting - Just like you! I hope there's something here that inspires you in your next great crafting project.
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