Sunday, November 27, 2011

November Class: Merry Christmas

Scrapbook Sundays are the day I post a project featuring new ideas and some of my favourite Close To My Heart products.  I hope that after reading my post you will be inspired to try something new the next time you scrapbook your memories.




In my November classes we made a page using the Believe paper from Close to my Heart.  Believe is a very colourful, Christmas themed kit.  In this class however, I created a mono-chromatic page using only red and white.


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To create this layout:

Red Background Paper:  I added 3 pea-sized drops of Create-a-shade Pearl Paint, 12 drops of White Daisy pigment re-inker and some water to a spray pen.  I laid a mask shape (cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge) over the center of the red paper.  I then sprayed liberally around the edges of the mask.  When the ink was dry, I outlined the shape using Stardust glitter gel.  I think the spray adds a look similar to a snowy window!

White Numbers Paper:  Run a 5x7 sheet of paper through the Cuttlebug using the ProvoCraft embossing folder.  Rub the Holiday Red ink pad directly over the embossed shapes.

White Ornament:  This will be my journalling area.  The shape was cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and I inked the edges with Holiday Red ink, and applied Stardust glitter gel.

White Title Strip:  The strip was created using a Martha Stewart border punch.  'Merry Christmas' was stamped with Holiday Red ink using the Holiday Commentary stamp set from CTMH.  The sparkle buttons are also from CTMH.

I hope you will be inspired to get scrappin'!  If you would like to purchase the materials for this project you can click the "Shop With Me" badge on the right side of this page, or with this link.

Have a whimsically wonderful day!
Alice.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

October Class: Friends from Afar

Scrapbook Sundays are the day I post a project featuring new ideas and some of my favourite Close to My Heart products.  I hope that after reading my post you will be inspired to try something new the next time you scrapbook your memories.






This week I'll share my October scrapbook class.  I made a page using the Typeset paper from Close to my Heart. 


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For this class I cut shapes using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The banner, stars, journalling block and "friends" were all done using Art Philosophy!  


I used the "Vintage Type" stamp set for the banner and the small alphabet letters.  I used the "Universal Backgrounds" stamps to add dimension to the stars.  I also added button brads and a section of the  strip cut from the top of the paper on the stars.  


All of the edges of the page were distressed using the edge distresser. For a final bit of dimension I wrapped a bit of waxy flax around the stem of the letter "d" in "friends".


I hope you will be inspired to get scrappin'!  If you would like to purchase any of the materials for this project you can click the "Shop With Me" badge on the right side of this page, or with this link.


Have a whimsically wonderful day!
Alice.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Christmas Card Workshop

Scrapbook Sundays are the day I post a project featuring new ideas and some of my favourite Close to My Heart products.  I hope that after reading my post you will be inspired to try something new the next time you scrapbook your memories.


I am thrilled to share with your the beautiful cards we made in my Christmas Card Workshop this Saturday!
The Workshop attendees made 10 cards each, two of five different designs.  
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JOY CARD:
This card was inspired by a card from Scrapbook Trends: Christmas Cards magazine.  I loved the colour-scheme and I thought it would be easily transferred to the "Believe" paper from Close to my Heart.  I layered the Believe paper onto Desert Sand, inked the edges and faux-stitched the Believe paper using a white gel pen and paper piercer.  The "JOY" letters are cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, raised using foam tape and embellished with Glitz Stardust glitter gel.


CHRISTMAS TREE CARD:
This card was inspired by a card I found on the Close to my Heart Consultant Bulletin Boards.  My thanks go out to Kandi for this inspiration!  I love the simplicity of this card.  The tree image is stamped with the "Happy Clusters" stamp set.  Then the circles are embellished with a mixture of buttons, sparkles, liquid glass and glitter gel.


SNOWFLAKE CARD:
This card was also inspired by a card made by Kandi on the Close to my Heart Consultant Bulletin Boards.  The stamp set is called "Snowflakes" and the paper is "Wonderland".  I thought the folds of this card make it very interesting and I loved being able to use my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out the snowflake!


ART PHILOSOPHY CRICUT ORNAMENT CARD:
I designed this card with shapes cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The red and striped paper is from the "Believe" line, and the black damask pattern is from the "Mischief" line.  The ornament is embellished with part of the strip of paper that is cut off of the top of the designer paper, and then with red glitter gel.  I LOVE that the strips have product identification on one side, and a useful embellishment on the other!


SLEIGH CARD:
I designed this card using the October Stamp of the Month: Holiday Magic.  I love this stamp set, and I was excited to include it in my Workshop.  I used the "Wonderland" paper for the brown dots.  Colonial white cardstock emboss with music notes using a Sizzix folder, and then inked with Twilight ink.  The sleigh is raised with foam tape, and covered in liquid glass for a shiny appearance.  The gliders of the sleigh are embellished with Glitz bronze glitter gel.  The star is a Milepost shape and is inked and wrapped with waxy flax.


Which card is your favourite?  My class was partial to the Snowflake Card.  I think my favourite is the Sleigh card.  The products used to create these cards are available by clicking the link "Shop With Me" on the right side of the page.


I hope you have a whimsically wonderful day!
Alice.