Sunday, October 6, 2013

5 Cards in 10 Minutes

I taught a card class at the Michindoh Crop this weekend.  Hopefully some stampers have been inspired with an assembly-line type of card that can be created just in time for Christmas! 

5 Cards in 10 Minutes
Featuring CTMH Frosted paper
Taught by Kati Weaks
                                 (Inspired by YouTube video: 10 Cards in 20 Minutes--by Brandy’s Cards)         
You will need:
·         Cutter
·         Adhesive
·         Pop Dots

Supplies available at the workshop:
·         CTMH Stamp Pads:
o   Olive
o   Ruby
o   Twilight
o   Crystal Blue
·         CTMH Stamp Sets:
o   D1562: Frosted Cardmaking WOTG stamp set
o   D1573: Frosted Scrapbooking WOTG stamp set
o   B1424: Classic Doily
·         Large Circle Punch
·         Cricut-cut pieces were made using CTMH Artiste cartridge

Supplies in your kit: (5 of each item listed)
·         A2 Cards
·         Olive and Ruby cardstock bases:  4” x 5 ½”
·         Twilight snowflakes:  Artiste 2” / Accent 1 – Shift Lock – Noel Button (p. 79)
·         Crystal Blue snowflakes:  Artiste ¾” / Accent 1 – Shift Lock – Noel Button (p. 79)
·         Colonial White snowflakes:  Artiste 1 ¼” / Accent 1 – Noel Button (p. 79)
·         Small Brads
·         Frosted Champagne B&T: 3 5/8” x 5 1/8
·         Frosted Blue Snowflake B&T: 1 ½” x 3 ¾”
·         Colonial White cardstock:  1 1/8” x 1 ¾”

  • ·         Fold and trim 5 cards to 3 ¾” x 5 ¼”
  • ·         Center and punch circle at the top of the front panel of each card
  • ·         Stamp Classic Doily (B1424) in Crystal Blue centered at the top of the Frosted Champagne B&T pieces (make sure you have 2 scallops centered at the top when you stamp against the top edge of the paper)
  • ·         Adhere the stamped Frosted Champagne B&T inside each card with the snowflake centered and showing through the hole from the circle punch
  • ·         Center and mount each card onto an Olive or Ruby cardstock base
  • ·         Adhere the Frosted Blue Snowflake B&T that is 1 ½” x 3 ¾” to the front of the card under the punched circle
  • ·         Stamp the 1 ¼” Colonial White snowflake with the coordinating stamp from the Frosted Scrapbooking WOTG stamp set (D1573)
  • ·         Stamp the inside of each card with the sentiment “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” from Frosted Cardmaking WOTG (D1562) with the coordinating stamp pad (Olive or Ruby—whichever is the base of the card)
  • ·         Stamp the Colonial White cardstock that is  1 1/8” x 1 ¾” with the sentiment “Peace and Joy”  from Frosted Cardmaking WOTG (D1562)  with the coordinating stamp pad (Olive or Ruby)
  • ·         Center and adhere the “Peace and Joy” piece on the Frosted Blue B&T on the front of the card
  • ·         Punch a brad through the Crystal Blue snowflake, then the Colonial White snowflake, and finally the Twilight snowflake- then spread the back of the brad to hold the pieces securely
  • ·         Pop-dot the layered snowflakes centered inside each circle window

Michindoh Crop

Carrie Evans certainly knows how to orchestrate an awesome CTMH crop!  I had a blast this weekend.  She had great Make-and-Takes each day and an Early Bird Layout.  Here are my items that she had for use to make this weekend.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Artbooking Scrapbooking Layout

Here's a fun layout we made at a consultant mini convention a couple of weeks ago.  It's the layout you see in the new catalog.  Any guesses on how many different cuts had to be programmed into the Cricut to create this fabulous layout?  I'm thinking I will put pictures of Cameron running on it...because that's what he loves to do everyday!

Everyday's a Sunday!

This swap card was made using the new Artbooking Cricut cartridge and Chantilly paper. We are making this card for the next hostess club night...I love it!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Patriotic Cards

I absolutely love the new patriotic stamp sets.  An old paper pack, Independence, was used to create these cards, as well as the stamp sets Home of the Brave (D1576) and Courage (B1437).  At our CTMH Operation Smile crop, I took a class from the incomparable Carrie Evans! :)  This technique that gives a quilted look was taught at one of her classes.  I love it!

 First, you take 1/2" strips of paper and glue them down side by side on a sheet of paper.  Next, trim off this strip of paper and turn it 90 degrees and cut strips that are 1/2" to give you little strips with the 5 pieces.
 Then you glue these small strips to another sheet and make sure they are stair-stepped.  Once they are glued down, you cut it diagonally and you have the quilted piece for your card.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

10 cards in less than 20 minutes

This card was inspired by a video I pinned on Pinterest.  (If  you follow me on Pinterest, it is under Cards.)  She made 10 cards in 20 minutes.  I adapted it to the CTMH products I had on hand and made 10 cards in less than 20 secret: the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut© cartridge! Some cards I used pop dots for all of the layers of circles; but since that can mean extra postage, I made some with regular adhesive between the circles. I really like the touch of the pattern base behind the card.  I used a base of 4"x5 1/4" and trimmed my card to 3 3/4"x5 1/2".  These were just some cards I found on clearance at one of the local craft stores. The circle I cut on the front of the card was 2" (basically  because that was the biggest circle punch I found in my drawer!).  The layered circles were cut at 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4", and 1".  I am envisioning fall cards with leaves, Christmas cards with snowflakes, and Valentine cards with hearts.  There are so many possibilities!  And this is perfect for the assembly-line, mass card production we do for holidays.

Milk Carton House


CTMH Supplies:

Z1739 Milk Carton with Clip
CTMH Cricut© cartridges:  Artiste and Art Philosophy
BT Paper from Claire paper pack (4 pieces: 3"x3")
Cardstock:  Chocolate, Colonial White, Topiary
Stamp Sets: G1416 Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet, D1409 Flower Pot, D1377 Around the Block
Ink: Chocolate
Alcohol Markers: Blending Marker, 2 Cranberry, 2 Sorbet, 2 Topiary, Indian Corn Blue, 2 Outdoor Denim
2 Small Brads


*Assemble CTMH Milk Carton
*Stamp doors, windows, and flower boxes in Chocolate ink on Colonial White cardstock.  Also stamp the numbers for the street address.  Set aside to dry.  Waiting will help prevent smearing when you use the alcohol markers.
*Sponge edges of the milk carton with Chocolate ink.
*Sponge the edges of the BT paper with Chocolate ink.
*Adhere the BT paper.  If there is a gap at the bottom, that is fine because the grass will cover it.
*Cut the 15 shingles out of Chocolate cardstock. (Art Philosophy Cricut© cartridge: p. 64, 3/4",  Font, Shift-Lock, Rectangle3/Arrow2 key)
*Cut the 4 strips of grass out of the Topiary cardstock. (Artiste Cricut© cartridge: p. 73, 1/2", Accent3, Shift-Lock, Spring/Easter key)
*Layer the shingles in staggered rows.  (5 rows to each side) Trim off excess.
*Use the template to cut the shingles for the front and back of the roof. (3 rows of shingles for each) Then adhere the shingles.
*Use a small scrap piece of Chocolate cardstock (1 1/4"x3") across the top of the roof.  Score it in the middle (long-ways) and place the clip on top to hold the carton closed.
*Adhere the grass around the house.
*Color the stamped images with the alcohol markers. 
*Cut out the images.  Use the small brads as doorknobs for the front and back doors.
*Adhere the windows and doors to the milk carton house.
*Cut out the numbers for the house address and adhere them above the front door.