Snowflakes and Ornaments Card

My friend Carole over at Scrapbook Campus had this wonderful idea to share cards and envelope templates with her friends. The idea was to share how these templates could be used in paintshop pro as well as with some good ole paper or digitally or anyway that us friends that would work.

Carole has sent a different template to each of her friends for the first 12 days of December and their have been so amazing tutorials already. You can sign up on her website and you will get a link to each template in your email. If you sign up today, tomorrow will be your first email, but Carole will have a link to all twelve card and envelope templates available at the end of the series.

Sign up on her website, and you’ll get a link to each template in your mailbox each morning. If you sign up today, tomorrow will be your first email, but Carole will have a link to all twelve card and envelope templates available at the end of the series.

This is the template I worked with:

Template from Scrapbook Campus

Template from Scrapbook Campus

 

For my card I wanted to use the Art Philisophy cartridge from Close To My Heart and one of the coordinating stamp sets. I designed my entire card in Design Space and cut it out. The next thing for me to do was stamp my ornaments. Now here is where the tutorial comes into play. I cut out this intricate snowflake design to incorporate into my card and wanted to adhere it without making a mess. This is where I decided to break my trusty sewing machine out.

You can grab the cut file that I created for the card by clicking here. I currently only have a cut file for Design Space but if you are interested in a cut file for the Craft Room I would be happy to whip it up for you.

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In the sewing machine it goes

I used a light blue thread but only because I didn’t already have a bobbin ready for my dark blue thread and I craft on a limited time basis with the baby. The next step was to stamp my ornaments and adhere them to the card.

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Stamped the ornaments with coordinating stamp set A1149

I used some embroidery thread to make it look like the ornaments were hanging and this is the step that I should have completed before I pasted my insides down. Instead I used my mini stapler and adhered the string to the card. I think it came out just fine.

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Completed Card

Here is the inside of the card that I stamped with a stamp from the Snowhaven Card Workshop on the Go in Glacier ink.

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Inside of the card

Next step was to make an envelope. For this I just grabbed my envelope punch board and some pretty sonwflake patterened paper. For the inside of the envelope I misted my paper with Heidi Swapp’ Mint Green color shine (I love this stuff by the way). This way it won’t just be plain white when someone takes the card out.

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Misted with Mint Green Color Shine

Last but not least here is the front of my envelope. Just an FYI, don’t make this size envelope to mail out otherwise you will have to pay extra money. I figured this card would be good for someone local to me.

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Outside of the envelope

Don’t forget to sign up so that you can receive all of Carole’s templates, as long as you sign up you will have access to all of the templates at the end of the 12 days.

P.S. The deal of the century is still available at Close To My Heart right now where you can get any C or D sized stamp for only $10 with any $50 dollar order.

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Inexpensive Christmas Cards

Ack December is almost here which means that their is another challenge over at Take Heart Ideas. The challenge is anything goes but you must use at least one Close To My Heart product. If you need some Close To My Heart products you can shop at my shop by clicking HERE. You can enter the Take Heart Ideas challenge by clicking HERE.

For this challenge I am sharing the cards that I made for Christmas this year. Last year I didn’t make any cards because I was sick and very pregnant but this year my cards are all done and I made them for a lot less money then it would be for me to be purchase all these cards. The Snowhaven Card Workshop on the Go is $24.95 but you make a total of 15 cards which I did an about an hour and it works out to be a $1.66 per card. Now if you ask me that is a steal.

The kit comes with everything you need to make the cards and the stamp set is exclusive to the kit. This means that you can only get this stamp set with this Workshop on the Go. I am a huge fan of all the Workshop on the Go kits because you get the directions and all the materials that you need to create either the scrapbook layout or cards, depending on the kit that you purchase.

So now that you have heard me talk about how awesome I think these kits are here are the cards that I have made with the Snowhaven kit.

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The kit comes with directions on how to make 3 different card styles and 5 cards for each style. In a little over an hour I had all 15 cards made. Can you imagine my excitement when I was all done with my Christmas cards this year.



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Scor-Board Fun

scor-board funWelcome to another Make It Monday blog hop. This monday I am playing with my scor-board. I love my Cricut and my dies but their is something so satisfying about getting the old scor-board out and having some fun! Plus if you are a scrapper on a budget then the Scor-Board is a perfect way to get crafty without having to spend a ton of money.

I bet you are probably wondering how many things you can get done with a scor-board? Let me tell you there is a ton and I used my board a lot. I will be sharing a series of posts on things that you can do with your scor-board so that you all can have fun with me.

The first thing I want to share with you is the ability to create a design either for a card or for a project life card. I made this great project life card for my December Daily album using my socr-board and a stamp set from Close To My Heart, which I am in love with. The stamp set is Christmas Village (D1554)  and is perfect for getting your color on.

 

Here is the card that I made by scoring three lines on all 4 sides of my card and then stamping the sweet shoppe, church and florist buildings on my card. I haven’t decided if I am going to use my Shin-Hin markers and Copics yet to color in the houses but if I decide to color them they are stamped with  Memento black ink so that they are ready to go.

The next thing you can do with your scor-board is make a box. Seriously it doesn’t get any easier then this. For the box that I made I grabbed some 8×8 paper that I had and scored it in the places that the Martha Stewart scor-board told me to scor it in. Then you cut slits up the sides and tape it all together. You can put a box together in five minutes with a Scor-board.

The third thing I created with my scor-board was a side step card. I have been seeing these all over the place and dying to make one but I needed to find the instructions so off to Pinterest I went. You can follow me on Pinterest here and you can see the pin here. I pin some cool stuff, like things that you can do with a scor-board cool stuff.  For this card I used the stamp set that comes with the Snowhaven card workshop on the go. This workshop on the go is so awesome because I am almost done with all my Christmas cards just by using this kit and my cards only cost me $1.66 per card to make and the stamp set works with my Art Philosophy cartridge!

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Then I made another pocket scrapbooking card for my December Daily by using the Pear & Partridge Picture My Life kit. I have shared before that this kit is the main basis for my album this year and is just gorgeous. All I did for this card was adhere my 3×4 card to a 4×6 piece of cardstock and scor around the card to create emphasis on my card. I think I will distress the edges of this card but I haven’t decided what color yet.

The last thing I am going to share with you is making a quilted background. You could use this technique for a card as I did or for a pocket scrapbooking card. I made a cute little 4×4 card and used the October stamp of the month for the sentiment. I think the card is just darling.

There you go 5 great ways to use your scor-board for card making, pocket scrapbooking, or gift giving. I have tons of other ways to share how to use your scor-board. Sign up for the email list so you don’t miss out on this scor-board fun series.

Now go see the rest of the other ladies for the Make it Monday blog hop.

Gina is making upcycled Christmas cards

Karen is describing a digi technique for making merged word and photo frames

Do you know these essential tips for creating a perfect, simple layout? Alice makes it easy for you!

Connie shares a twist on the traditional Advent Calendar by focusing on family activities!


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