Saturday, February 22, 2014

3x3 Card Set with Mini Gift Box

Popping in with a quick Hello! It seems this month there has been a lot of hustle & bustle ... lots of appointments, CTMH New Product Blog Hop, Neeje Association Crop, Valentine's Day & hosting an Open House Launch Party for CTMH's new Spring/Summer Idea Book.

Anyways, I {heart} 3x3 cards! Why you ask? Well, it's so simple to whip up a batch, great for using scrap paper & of course fabulous for gift giving.  A lot of my inspiration comes from Vicki Wizniuk over at Wizard's Hangout. She is the {queen} of 3x3 cards, in my opinion! And, can't forget Pinterest too. Well, it's a little late but I thought I would share this valentine gift set I created for the Neeje Association Crop make n' take. 

Such a cute box filled with six 3x3 cards. The bow was cut using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge & the box was cut and scored from a sheet of cardstock. Here's the instructions for the mini box (note: search 'Mini Pizza Box' for tutorials):

  • Cardstock for the box should be cut to 5 1/4" x 9 1/2.  Assembled box will measure approx. 3 3/8" square x 1" high.
  • Score the shorter distance at 1", 4 1/4" 5 1/4" and 8 1/2" (9 1/2" across top of score board)
  • Score the longer distance at 1" on each side, left & right (5 1/4" across top of score board)
  • Cut each 1" line across the longer distance on each side, left & right (total of 8 cuts)
  • Fold score lines to make it more "flexible." 
  • Adhere with adhesive.
  • For the Belly Band, cardstock should be cut to 1 7/8" x 10" and scored the short distance at 1", 2 1/8", 5 1/2" and 6 5/8".

  • And, I love that I could make the cards {girly} with pinks, reds & grays, which doesn't happen often with a household of boys.  

    Thanks for stopping by. 

    Papers: CTMH Slate, Blush, Hollyhock, Cranberry& White Daisy Cardstock
    Stamps: Whooo's Your Valentine (retired)
    Ink: Slate, Hollyhock, Cranberry & White Daisy 
    Embellishments: Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799) & 
    Other: Cricut Art Philosophy (Z1686), Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Z1836), Mini Scoring Board (MS), 1 1/4" circle punch (CTMH), 3/4" circle punch (SU), 3-D foam tape (Z1151), corner rounder (Z1912) & Scor-Tape.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

    {Happy Birthday}

    Hello again! Did you get a chance to take a peek at the fabulous creations from my fellow Close to my Heart Consultants the other day?  Well, I thought today I would share another card as part of the CTMH New Product Blog Hop.  Click HERE to link back to my original post if you missed it!

    This card was inspired by Jackie Pedro over at {The Scalloped Edge}.  I really liked how it came together with some of the circles popped up for dimension, which may be hard to tell from the photo.  The patterned paper here is Ariana, although I couldn't let go of Balloon Ride just yet so I added a few circles of the sky blue patterned paper to the mix.

     It features Ariana Corel, Ariana Green, Ariana Grey, Crystal Blue, Outdoor Denim and White Daisy.

    Thanks again for stopping on by!

    Papers: CTMH Ariana & Balloon Ride, CTMH Whisper, Slate, Outdoor Denim & White Daisy Cardstock
    Stamps: In the Background (D1540), Just a Number (D1514)
    Ink: Slate
    Embellishments: Aqua Dots (Z1853)
    Other: Micro-Tip Scissors, Corner Punch, Crafter's Workshop Circle Grid stencil, Silhouette Cameo & various circle punches.

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    CTMH NEW PRODUCT Blog Hop - {Thinking of You}

    Hello! If you don't already know the NEW Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book is now LIVE here!

    Ok, I've been MIA for awhile, sorry for that!  But, I am excited today to be participating in the CTMH New Product Blog Hop. All of the projects featured in this hop are to showcase new products from the fabulous Spring/Summer 2014 Idea Book.  Welcome and enjoy!

    I simple {heart} all the paper collections this time around! Yet, I absolutely LOVE the colours of Balloon Ride.  It features Cashmere, Colonial White, Creme Brulee, Crystal Blue, Juniper, Saddle, Sky and Sorbet. Isn't it beautiful?

    And, here's a {Thinking of You} card I made for a friend. 

    First, I stamped the hot air balloon image from the Lifting Spirits stamp set on a piece of Balloon Ride patterned paper.  I knew I wanted to paper pierce it so I stamped it again on the flip side of the same patterned paper and on a piece of Outdoor Denim cardstock.  I then fussy cut the Envelope (top) and the Basket (bottom).  I mounted it on a piece of Sunset cardstock.  I love how cute the cloud images are from this set so I stamped them too and cut them out.  I then grabbed the One-Way Borders stamp set and used one of the arrow images to stamp on a strip of Whisper cardstock.  It came together pretty easy with some more pattern paper to match along with Outdoor Denim and Slate Grey cardstock.  The sentiment is also from the Lifting Spirits stamp set and it's stamped with Outdoor Denim ink. 

    Want to see more? Simply click on any of the thumbnail links below to visit the blogs of other CTMH consultants who are participating in this hop and see their creations! And, make sure to stop by periodically during the week as the hop is on until February 9th. Thanks again for hopping on by and I am sure you'll find some inspirational artwork!

    Papers: CTMH Balloon Ride, CTMH Whisper, Slate, Sunset, Outdoor Denim & White Daisy Cardstock
    Stamps: One-Way Borders (C1561), Lifting Spirits (C1570)
    Ink: Whisper, Outdoor Denim
    Other: Micro-Tip Scissors, Corner Rounder