Welcome! This is the place I come to for creative inspiration, and sharing my love of card making, scrapbooking, and all paper crafting! I hope you enjoy! Thanks for visiting! gm5casey@gmail.com

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Greeting Farm Lil' Sprouts Contest!

Hello everyone! Our post today is a card created entirely by my son Sean! He wanted to enter a challenge on The Greeting Farm blog using this Birthday Ian stamp by TGF.

Sean made an A2 size card using Recollections paper. the stamp from TGF, an oval die, and a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the blue layer. He used a Close To My Heart stamp and ink for the sentiment. Sean cut his sentiment banner by hand and used Mom's ATG to adhear all pieces together.
Sean is 11 years old and really loves helping in the craft room whenever possible. He even claimed ownership of my Cricut Personal when I upgraded to my Expression! LOL! Wish us luck everyone, this card is to be entered into the challenge and winners announced later in the week. WE thank you for having a look. See you soon!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Whimsie Doodle Card

Good Morning! Today I have a card for you that I made with a Digital stamp from Whimsie Doodles, for the September challenge on the blog. They have adorable digital stamps. The image I have chosen for today is Pencil Pixie:
The challenge is a Back To School theme. I thought she was so adorable. It is an A2 size card. I colored the image with Prisma colored pencils and oderless mineral spirits to blend. I really love this technique. The papers I have used are from the Flirty paper pack by Close To My Heart.
The stamp set is called It's Your Day, and the ink color is slate. Idid some faux stitching with Sekura Gel Pens and used a brad flower from my stash. I hope you like the card for today. Until next time, happy crafting!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Halloween Treat Box

Good Morning fellow crafters!  Here with a post for you today of a treat box for Halloween using Close To My Heart products that can be found in the new Fall/Winter catalogue. I love Halloween, so I am getting a good start on all my cards and projects early!

So here is what I have made for you today using the brand new Cricut Artiste cartridge from CTMH! This cartridge is amazing!! I thought AP was great, but this one is a must have for sure! Using this fantastic cart, I cut the milk carton on page 46 at 4 inches. The rosette is on page 77 cut at 1.25. The tag is from page 33 @ 2 inches. All the papers are from the Halloween collection by CTMH called Moonlight.
Here are all the elements cut before folding and asembling. I used a 1.25 scallop circle punch for the shape to go in the center of the rosette. the Artiste cart comes with an instruction guide to help with putting the 3D items together. So easy to follow, and not much adheasive required. Nice!
Next came stamping. I purchased the stamp set Perfect Fit-Halloween with this project in mind. The images are smaller and perfect for rosette centers and tags. I used CTMH black ink and did some heat embossing of the image on the tag.
Last thing to do is finish assembly and decorations! I used the black ink again to ink up some edges, added a Martha Stewart adheasive border around the carton, and this super cute clothes pin with Frankenstein on it to close the box. A little CTMH twine, and a Jolees Boutique sticker on the tag, and there you have it! All the finishing decorative items can be found at Michaels.

I sure hope you have enjoyed looking at my project and have a look at the Cricut is close to my heart blog to check out the new Artiste cartridge and see for yourself what you can create! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!