Monday, December 31, 2012

Tea Caddy

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I have one more fabulous project to share from our Guest designer Pam. She shared that her inspiration for her Tea Caddy came from two talented CTMH consultants, Vicki Wizniuk and our own Rachel Loesch. I hope you like her beautiful projects as much as I did!

Here are Pam's directions:
Using Cricut Artiste
1.Cut 5 1⁄4” 3D Object <0> (page 40) on Avonlea Teal cardstock
2.Cut two 5 1⁄4” shift + 3D Object (page 40) on Avonlea Teal cardstock. Fold and glue top and bottom covers together.
3.Score 2” above the top of the box cardstock in the SECOND SECTION ONLY. Cut out the 2” by 2 1⁄2” piece from the bottom of the second section.
4.Fold and glue box together.
5.For top of box cut one 2 1⁄2 “ by 2 1⁄2” slate cardstock and one 2 1⁄4” by 2 1⁄4” B and T Duo Avonlea Paper and glue to top lid.
6.For box cut three 2 1⁄4” x 4 7/8” slate cardstock and one 2 1⁄4” x 3” slate cardstock. Glue to sides of box.
7.Cut three 2” by 2 15/16” B and T Duo Avonlea Paper in one color and three 2” by 2 15/16” in a second B and T Duo Avonlea Paper and one 2” by 2 3⁄4” B and T Duo Avonlea Paper.
8.Cut two top stripe pattern pieces from top of B and T Duo Avonlea to glue on the side of the top and side of the bottom top.
9.For flowers for top lid cute 2 1 1⁄2” Accent 2 (page 54) out of Avonlea Teal cardstock and 2 2 1⁄2” Accent 2 (page 54) out of Avonlea Off White cardstock. Using a quilling tool wrap the flowers to assemble.
10.Cut 3 3⁄4” shift +Accent 4 <4> (page 54) out of Avonlea Green cardstock. Sponge edge of leaves in Slate ink and edges of off white flowers in Close to my Heart Exclusive stamp pad ink Juniper.
11.Cut 1 1 1⁄2” Accent<3> (page 33) out of Avonlea off white cardstock. Stamp Tea with C1438 Tea Time Close to my Heart My Acrylix stamp set in Close to my Heart Exclusive stamp ink Slate and small flowers in Juniper ink.
12.Assemble box and top and bottom lid. Decorate with pearls on sides, tops, and box top and box bottom lids.
13.Fill box with bagged tea with no tags attached.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Angelic Blessing Side Step Card

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I was so happy to receive a message from fellow consultant Pam Korte. Pam had so many kind things to say about our blog that it really warmed my heart. We love that we get to share our artwork here on this blog and hope that many can be inspired. Pam agreed to be our guest designer here at "Cricut with Heart" so I am sharing this fabulous card she created. Isn't it beautiful?! Pam was also kind enough to share her directions so here you go...

Cricut Artiste
1.Cut one 1” Accent 2<5> (page 35) on Colonial White Paper cardstock and Stamp Heaven Sent at a slightly circular angle in Close to my Heart Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad Indian Corn Blue. Attach to card base with 3D foam tape.
2.Cut two 2” Accent 1 (page 80) on Colonial White Paper cardstock
3.Cut two 2” shift and Accent 1 (page 80) on Indian Corn Blue cardstock
4.Assemble the Colonial White and Indian Corn Blue cardstock stars. Attach to card base with 3D foam tape

Card Base and Card Stock
1. Cut per directions found in picture below.

2.Cut one piece of Indian Corn Blue cardstock 2 1⁄4” by 4” and one piece Whisper cardstock 2” by 3 3⁄4”.
3.Cut one piece of whisper 1 1⁄4” by 5 1⁄2”; one piece of whisper 1” by 3” and one piece of whisper 2” by 3 “. Tear across the top of each of these pieces and spread a little Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel to make it sparkle and let dry before attaching to card base.

1.Stamp angels from C1507 Angelic Blessings stamp set with Close to my Heart Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad Black
2.Color Angels with dresses with Close to my Heart Blending Pen and Close to my Heart Exclusive Ink Stamp Pad Indian Corn
3.Color Angel hair with Close to my Heart Crème Brulee Dark Marker Set Pen
4.Color Angel faces, hands and foot with Copic E93 Tea Rose Marker Set
5.Cut Angels out and attach to card base with 3D foam tape.

Finishing Touches
After I assembled the card, I sprinkled a little Flower Soft Polar White and Flower Soft Ultra Fine Ocean on the whisper card base to give the appearance of clouds. I used a very, very thin layer of Stardust Glitz Glitter Gel on the stars, around the Heaven Sent banner, and Angel clouds.

Thanks Pam!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Holiday Wishes

We have been crazy busy like everyone this holiday season and hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks so much for visiting our blog this year and we hope you will continue to come and see us in 2013. We hope your New Year's celebrations are tons of fun!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Santa Card

Oh my goodness, I just had to share this adorable card I received from my friend Adrienne. Isn't it the cutest thing ever???! When I asked her if I could share it here she let me know that she got the idea from a fellow consultant, Joyce Houck. Great job Joyce, I just LOVE it. You can make one too with your Art Philosoohy and Artiste cartrdges.

Here is what you need:
White Rosette Ribbon
Red, Black, White, Colonial white and pink cardstock

Cricut cuts:
Card-Art Philosophy page 41, size 4"
Col White Circle-Art Philosophy page 21, size 2.5"
White Circle-Art Philosophy page 21, size 1.75"
Pink oval-Art Philosophy page 42, size .5"
Red Circle-Art Philosophy page 21, size .5"
Black Circle(2)-Art Philosophy page 21, size .25"
Red Hat fold-Art Philosophy page 59, size 2.5"
Red Hat-Artiste page 48, size 3"
Mustache-Artiste page 67, size 1"

Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Card and Wine Gift Set

Hello! Today I have an awesome gift set that I received from my friend and fellow CTMH consultant, Elvia Murray. I was so delighted to get this from her, so I thought I would share it with you in case you need to make a lovely hostess gift in the next few days!
She was inspired by the beautiful White Poinsettia Card that Mary made last month. Full instructions to make the poinsettia can be found HERE. The cute little branches were punched with this popular Martha Stewart punch. It works really well with the flower, don't you think?

Here are some close up shots of the card.

I also love how she personalized the envelope and back of the card! Thanks again, Elvia :)
Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Warmest Wishes Christmas Card

I hope I am not the only one still working on my Christmas cards, the time just always seems to get away from me. If I am not alone and you still need some inspiration for last minute cards here is a quick one. I got the idea from Pinterest and used the Color My Heart Color Dare #22 for my color inspiration.

I just love the combination of Sweet Leaf and Twilight and I hope you do too. I used my Flakey Friends Stamp set ( I haven't put it away all month lol), added some snowflakes with the cuttlebug and then added some Prisma Glitter. Everything looks so much cuter with a little glitter right?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Artiste Bag Topper

Hello again! I went to a fun ornament exchange party at Mary's house on Thursday night that she hosted for her CTMH team. There were 26 of us there, and we all had a great time! Today I want to share a quick bag topper idea that I made for that party.
The ornament I brought to the party looked like a heart shaped sugar cookie, so I decided to make some real sugar cookies to match! I bagged them up in a 4"x 9 1/2" treat bag that I bought at the store. Then I used my Artiste cartridge to make a topper.
On page 71 of the handbook, I found the Accent 1 shape which is perfect for a bag topper. I cut it out twice at 4" from Pear and Partridge papers. I cut one shape in half to use as a layer for the front, and scored the other piece across the middle to fold over the bag.
To decorate the topper, I cut the "I Love You" phrase from page 71 at 1 1/2" but instead of using the "You" from the phrase, I substituted the letters CTMH which I cut out at 3/4".  I love how clean and simple the font is on Artiste!
I inked the edges and adhered and layered my pieces and the topper was done! All I had to do was fold over my bag and staple it closed and then use glue dots to attach the topper. So easy!
Before I go, I have to share the adorable ornament that I received in this exchange. It was made by my very creative friend and fellow CTMH consultant, Lezlye Lauterbach, using a battery operated tealight so his nose lights up! Isn't he the cutest?!
Here is the back, which has a hole for the switch to turn it on and off. 
Happy Crafting!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cup of Good Cheer Giftee

Today I am sharing a great gift idea designed by my friend Joanne Walton. This little pillow box is an adorable way to give some hot chocolate, your favorite tea or some flavored coffee. It's perfect for coworkers, neighbors or just about anyone. I plan to slip a gift card inside too (=

Here is a list of supplies used to make this fun giftee:
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
B1404 Cup of Cheer Stamp Set
Snowflakes from C1506 Flakey Friends Stamp Set
White Daisy Ink Pad
Desert Sand Ink Pad
Baker's Twine

All cuts are from the Art Philosophy cartridge and the page numbers and sizes are listed below. The handle is from a letter "U" that was stretched using Cricut Craft Room (CCR) to about 3" x 1.25". Isn't that a clever idea?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Art Philosophy Bag and Tree Card

Hello! The holiday preparations are squeezing out my crafting time (decorating the tree, baking cookies), so today I have an oldie but goodie from last Christmas to share with you. I was thrilled when I first got my Art Philosophy cartridge last year and couldn't wait to make this cute bag!

I wasn't blogging at the time this was made, so I don't have a tutorial. All the cuts are from Art Philosophy, and the bag can be found on page 23. I cut it at 'Fit to Page'. The frame on the bag is from page 63. I hand cut the banner.

For the card, the layers can be found on page 33 and 53. That adorable Christmas tree is found on page 31.

Wow, the more I look at these pages from Art Philosophy, I'm seeing so many projects that I want to do! Now I just need to find the time :) I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season so far!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snow Much Fun! Layout

Good morning! I have been trying to use up my stash lately and today I am sharing a layout that I made using some CTMH retired products. If you want to find some great deals on retired or retiring products be sure to check out my website's "While Supplies Last" section and get these deals before they are gone! For my layout I used the super cute mittens and snowflakes on page 79 of Artiste. The mittens are 3" and the snowflakes are 1.5" and 1.75". This layout is bright and cheery, I really like how it turned out. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wreath Joy Card

Happy Monday! Today I have a wreath card to share.

I love how the Artiste cartridge has matching envelopes for all the cards! I cut the card and the envelope both at 4 1/2". The base for the wreath is cut at 3" and then I used the center point feature to cut a 1" hole in the middle. The adorable bow is cut at 3/4".

The holly leaves and JOY letters are from Art Philosophy, which is another must have cartridge from CTMH! The leaves are cut at 1" out of a mix of New England Ivy cardstock and Pear and Partridge papers.
I adhered a piece of Dakota paper on the front of the card, and layered the leaves and bow on the wreath base with some red bitty sparkles. The wreath is adhered with foam tape to pop it up a little. I added JOY cut at 1" to the card, and cut at 3/4" to the envelope along with some more holly leaves and sparkles.

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Santa Gift Card Holder

I have so many on my Christmas list this year that love to get gift cards so I decided to make another gift card holder. This one is from Artiste page 42 and I think it's perfect for Santa's suit. This gift card holder is so quick to make you will love it! Start with your cuts, I used Cranberry, Black, White and Sweet Leaf. The "Ho Ho Ho" is on Artiste page 79, size 1.5", the card is on page 42, size 5" and the buckle is on page 33, size 1.75. Once you have your pieces cut; run the card through your cuttlebug to give it some fun texture, Glitz up your buckle with some Bronze Glitter Gel, and add a little bling with some Bitty Sparkles. Super quick and easy!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Artiste Peace Shimmer Card

Happy Saturday! Today's card is using something that I've had my eye on for a while and just couldn't come up with how to use it. I really like the look of the PEACE banner on the Artiste booklet, page 80, so here's what I came up with. It's a quick and simple card!
I cut the PEACE banner at 1" and paired it with a fun shape from page 65 (Accent 4/shift) cut out in Ruby cardstock at 2", and cut again out of Pear and Partridge at 1 3/4".

I inked the edges of the shapes, wrapped the green ones with some red Baker's Twine, layered them and added a Bling Gem to the middle. I adhered these to the top and bottom of a Kraft card. I left the middle open to place my banner, but I wanted to put some shimmer trim behind the lettering to make it pop. I placed the banner down and marked where the lettering was so I would know where to place the tape.

I placed two rows of Shimmer Trim onto the cardstock, and then adhered the banner over the top of it.

Don't forget to add the little piece that goes inside the letter "P"! I love my CTMH tweezers to get jobs like this done. They are fantastic!
I added a couple of my favorite Bitty Sparkles to the banner, and there you have it! Simple, huh?

Happy Crafting!

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