Monday, December 9, 2013

Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Moving On

Hello! I was honored this month to be asked to be a guest designer at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog. The challenge is called Moving On, and must contain an interactive element or something that moves. I decided to make this fun little beanie hat gift card holder that I saw here. 

This is what it looks like when it's closed:

And here it is when it's open! 

Of course, I made it a little differently by using my Cricut and the Art Philosophy cartridge. Here are the cuts I used. 

Adhere the Frosted half circle to one half of the cardstock circle. Fold up the flower to make the pom pom on top. Layer the strips onto the scalloped piece. 

Glue the other half of the cardstock circle onto the back of the scalloped piece towards the bottom.

Slide the layered half circle in between the two pieces. 

Hold onto the edge and punch a hole and add an eyelet.
Here is how the back looks.
And here is how the front looks. You can slide a gift card right in there! 

I added the pom pom piece in between the layered patterned paper and cardstock piece, then added the embellishments, and stamped it for the final touches. 
Why don't you try this challenge for yourself? Have fun and make sure to link it up at the Heart 2 Heart blog HERE!

These are the items I used to make this project:

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Treat Box Card

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a Treat box card that we made at our Team Meeting last week. These are so fun to make and turn out so cute!!! Each box holds 5 Hershey nuggets. We used the new Sparkle and Shine paper from Close to my Heart. I used the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge for the circle(2.25") and scallop circle(2.75"). I also used Art Philosophy for the cut out shape on the box. With Cricut Craft Room I was able to stretch the shape to the size I wanted and position it on my mat right where I wanted it to cut. The idea was inspired by my friend Debbi Fournier. Thanks for stopping by!
Friends, Mary

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Santa-tude" Retreat goodies

Wow October went by in a crazy, wonderful blur! I had four fabulous retreats in 5 weeks and I loved it!!! So many great friends coming together for weekends full of scrapping, food and SMILES!!! Here are some of the goodies I made for the retreats. The layout is made with the Sparkle and Shine papers, Ruby Mini Medleys, and Teddy Bear Parade cartridge. I wrapped chocolate ho hos (Yes, they are back) with pattern paper and stamped with the super cute "Santa's Greeting" stamp. Then I filled CTMH treat tubes with chocolate candy and added stamped faux suckers to decorate. Thanks to all of my great scrapbooking friends and team for making these retreats the BEST!!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Huntington Hinged Display Tray

Today I am sharing this fun and easy gift idea that I made for a team gift. I just LOVE these 5x7 Hinged Display Trays from CTMH. They make beautiful gifts! I used the Huntington Paper to decorate my frame and added the banner from Art Philosophy and the leaves and vine from the NEW Artbooking cartridge. I finished it off with some of the medleys from the Rosewood Mini Medley set. What do you think?
Friends, Mary

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Babycakes Layouts with Art Philosophy

Hello friends! Today I wanted to share these adorable layouts I made with the New Babycakes papers and canvas shapes. With a new grand baby in the family I was of course thrilled with this new paper from Close to my Heart. Aren't the little character just so darn cute?! These pages were so simple to make and I love how just a couple of simple cricut cuts helped make them complete. On the first layout I added two scalloped squares (page 33, size 4") and on the second layout I added the large shaped square (page 43, size 9 inches). I am offering both layouts as a bonus kit this month. Please contact me for details. Have a beautiful day!!
Visit my website to see all of the adorable Babycake themed products available and to see the NEW WINTER CATALOG

Monday, July 29, 2013

Monsters Inc Layout

Here is a layout I made to add to my Disney album. I used the NEW Make it from Your Heart volume 2 design book from Close to my Heart ( pattern 10 on page 25) This great book has 16 two-page layout patterns, 2 single page patterns(perfect for album cover pages) and 12 different card patterns. All for only $7.95 and available on August 1st! I used the Best of Pixar cartridge and Later Sk8r paper.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Magical Memories Disney Layout

Hello Friends! I just wanted to drop in to share this fun layout I made for our team event yesterday. Whenever I am lucky enough to spend time with my fabulous CTMH team members we make "Magical Memories" and yesterday was no exception. We had a fun filled day at our Disney themed Faux convention. Loved it! 
For this layout I used paper piecing files from Treasure Box Designs and Little Scrap of Heaven. I used retired Fanfare paper from Close to my Heart and the cute little banner is from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Baby Shower favor

Good morning! Today I am sharing these fun baby shower favors my daughter and I made for her baby shower. We were inspired by pinterest of course (= We started by wrapping a bag of un-popped popcorn with some pink pattern paper (we used CTMH Sophia paper cut 10"x 6"). I used my printer to make both labels and cut the cute scallop circle using the Art Philosophy cartridge (page 41, size 3.5")  They were a hit at the baby shower. I hope you like them too. Have a wonderful Memorial day!
 Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

"Super Dad" display tray

Father's day is just around the corner so I wanted to share this great gift idea with you. They are fast to make and look so cool, any Dad would love to receive this with pictures of his kiddos inside. This is one of the projects we made at our National Scrapbook Day event and it was a bit hit!!!  The display tray is from CTMH, you can find it here

Cartridges: Art Philosophy Banner (page 29 size 2") Stars (page 40 size 1.75" & 2"
                      Artiste Letters size 1"
                      Shield is from Superhero cartridge size 2.5"
Paper: CTMH Superhero paper (retired)

 Here is another decorated display tray using the Tommy papers from CTMH. These fabulous home decor frames make the best gifts!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Dice Party Favors

 Hello friends, today I wanted to share these fun party favors I made for my scrapbooking retreats. Our theme was "Casino Royale" so I thought these would be perfect. I started with the cute little box on the Artiste cartridge ( page 45, size 3"), added hearts for the numbers ( page 71, size .5") filled with chocolate (of course) and tied with a bow. I like how they turned out and the girls loved them too! 
 Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Birthday Card with Chantilly

 Hello Friends! Happy Mother's day, I hope you are all doing something fun with your Moms, kiddos or friends! Today I wanted to share a birthday card I made for my team swap.  I really like how it turned out. I used the Chantilly papers and love how I was able to make them look less girly, this color combo is great! Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that this was a Pinterest inspired card ( like so many of my projects LOL) I hope you like it!

Stamps: Close to my Heart May Stamp of the Month- S1305 Pinwheel and B1417 Perfect Fit Birthday
Paper: CTMH Chantilly paper pack
Ink: CTMH Twilight and Black
Cricut Cartridge: Art Philosophy 
Banner page 59, size 1", fancy circle page 61, size 2.5", Yellow & White Circles page 21, size 2" & 1.75", Arrow page 61, size 2"

Accessories: White brads, Baker's Twine (Paradise assortment)

 Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 10, 2013

My Super Hero Layout

This is one of the make and take projects we did at our National Scrapbook Day event. With the help of our friends that joined us for our 10th annual event we raised over $3,600 for Operation Smile. Isn't that amazing???? At least 15 children will benefit from the generous donations, participation and hard work of all of our friends that joined us. Thank you!

Cricut cuts: "HERO" Artiste size 2.75", "my super" Art Philosphy size 1" (welded in Cricut Craft room) Stars Art Philosophy page 40 size 4"& 2' Shield is from the  Superman cartridge
Paper: CTMH Fanfare (retired)
Ink: CTMH Bambo
Accessories: CTMH Artisan studs

Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

 Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for my daughter's 18th birthday. I used CTMH For Always paper. I love the bold black and white patterns that go so well with whatever splash of color you want to add. I used Lagoon ink to alter one of the pattern papers by sponging ink to change the background color. (see below) Isn't that cool?!!! Think of the possibilities.
The flowers are from Art Philosophy page 21, sizes are 2.5", 2" and 1.5. I can't believe my baby girl is 18-sniff sniff. Have a beautiful day!

 Thanks for stopping by! Friends, 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Avonlea Bracket Frame

 Good Morning! Happy Saturday!!! This is one of the workshops we are offering at our National Scrapbook Day event on May 4th using the My Creations Bracket Frame from Close To My Heart. I love how easy this project was, it went together so quickly. Now I just need to add some pictures. I can add 2, 3 or remove the banner and just add one big picture. So many possibilities. I hope you like it too. If you are interested in joining us for our fabulous event to benefit Operation Smile please contact me. We only have a couple of spots still available and would love to have you. 

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge: Frame page 53, size 10.80, 
Flowers page 50 sizes  2.5" - 1" 
Paper: CTMH Avonlea paper pack
Ink: CTMH Chocolate
Accessories: CTMH Mini Medley Wooden collection
 Thanks for stopping by! 

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