Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sleeves & Overlays: Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge

Here is another great video from Close to my Heart showing some great tips on creating the Sleeve and Overlay cards that are on the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge.

Quick Tip: Cut a sleeve card at 3.5" and it's the perfect size to hold a gift card! Or cut it at 6" (the suggested size in the handbook) and it will perfectly hold a 4"x6" photo.

"Layering is where it’s at! The Sleeve function of Close To My Heart’s Cricut® Artfully Sent cartridge holds dozens of options that will lend beautiful depth and complexity to your cards in a matter of seconds."

Here are some stills from the video above. This cartridge is seriously amazing, and a must-have if you are a cardmaker! See all I've created with it >

Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cricut Artfully Sent "Scene" Card Video

This is a REALLY great video from Close to my Heart showing several of the cards using the "scene" function on the Artfully Sent Cricut cartridge, and some tips on how to put them together.

Here are some cards that I've made using the "scene" function. They are so fun! (Click the links to go to my post for each card.)

Scotty Dog Telephone Booth Card

Scotty Dog "Hi" Swing Card

Haunted House Halloween Card

See ALL of my Artfully Sent cards >

Sunday, February 1, 2015

BOGO 50% Off: New Scrapbook Albums!

Check out Close to my Heart's awesome new My Legacy™ scrapbook/PML/PL albums. I love the trendy new styles—I have the lagoon chevron D-ring album and I love it! They are a coated canvas so they're easy to clean and the canvas gives them a fun pattern and texture.

BONUS: In February they are Buy 1 Get 1 50% off!
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Each style comes in D-ring and post-bound! I LOVE the D-ring albums...it makes it so easy to move my pages around or insert new ones. But if you like the traditional post-bound albums, they are now easier than ever to use! Shop albums >
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Here's a flyer with more info on the albums >

How to get 50% off

During the month of February, when you purchase one of Close To My Heart’s alluring coated canvas albums you can buy a second album of your choice at HALF price. That is a savings of over $17! These albums are available in both post-bound and D-ring styles—perfect to pair with traditional, Studio J, or pocket scrapbook layouts. Shop albums now >

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Shop Album Accessories >

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Retiring CTMH Stamp Sets

There are a handful of stamps retiring at the end of the month so I wanted to show you which ones! Click on any of the links below to see the stamp larger or order on my website.

Here's a handy link to see all of the retiring stamps on my website. You can add retiring items with any other items you want to order. Hurry, because after Jan. 31 these stamps will be GONE!

I will send you the new Seasonal Celebrations catalog with any order! Shop now >

Retiring Items
A1124 $6.95
A1139 $6.95
A1141 $6.95
A1154 $6.95
A1156 $6.95
B1418 $9.95
B1423 $9.95
B1439 $9.95
B1440 $9.95
B1441 $9.95
B1444 $9.95
B1445 $9.95
B1450 $9.95
C1571 $13.95
C1573 $13.95
C1574 $13.95
C1577 $13.95
C1579 $13.95
C1583 $13.95
D1547 $17.95
D1579 $17.95
M1035 $2.95
M1036 $2.95
M1037 $2.95
M1038 $2.95
M1039 $2.95
M1040 $2.95
M1041 $2.95
M1042 $2.95

Monday, December 22, 2014

John Deere Tractor Nursery Decor in Primary Colors

I just finished this fun nursery name decor for a fabulous customer who also lives in Oregon. I love this story...

Nicole's brother and sister-in-law decided to decorate their baby's nursery in John Deere because they are Oregon Ducks fans and the John Deere Colors are green and yellow! Good people. :) But they decided to add some primary colors so it's not so blatantly yellow and green. Here is the decor I came up with.

I had a hard time getting a good picture because I had to take it at work and there was lots of glare. But you get the idea! You can see my original John Deere decor post HERE.

I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge for the letters. (Boy does my new Explore cut the letters nicely! I am in love with it!) I fussy-cut the other shapes. Each square is background-stamped. I used CTMH Hit the Spot and Noted Backgrounds, both retired.

I am not allowed to sell John Deere decor in my Etsy shop because it is copyrighted but let me know if you are interested in green-and-yellow tractor decor. :)

We are heading to San Diego for tomorrow for Christmas, and while we're down there my hubby gets to go to the Rose Bowl with his dad. 

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a very merry Christmas! GO DUCKS!!!