Catching up with some UFOs.

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This week I have been carded out as well as still waiting for my order to arrive so I thought I would look at some UFOs – Un Finished Objects.  A couple of months ago I bought the gorgeous A Taste of Summer paper pack that was part of the National Scrapbooking month as well as the coordinating stamp set.  I found some photos from when my children were young and the colours matched the papers very well and started to do the layouts and then got side tracked.  So today I got them out and finished them.  I did 4 layouts today but ran out of sunlight to take photos of them all, but I was very pleased to be able to put them in my album.   I have used the Reflections How To Book for my inspiration.

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I have cut all the titles out from the Artbooking Cricut cartidge and all the fruit has been stamped and fussy cut out.

 

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I have used the Charming Chevrons stamp set and added a bit of sparkle with the coordinating sparkles chevron shapes which is no longer available.  The title has been cut from both Sunset cardstock and White Daisy cardstock to help it stand out from the background paper.

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The camera has been cut using the new Artistry cartridge in Slate and Hollyhock cardstock.  I have also used the new Artistry cartridge to cut the Smile and Enjoy sentiments.  These cuts are quite different in that the cuts are designed to go inside the frames so I have cut out the inners with White Daisy cardstock and stamped the frame image on the pink patterned paper and then fussy cut them out.  My daughter was wearing a dress that I had made using strawberry covered fabric which tied in really well with the papers.

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Here is a close up of the tags and I have used the Marvy Uchida Le Pen journaling pen to create a sewing line for the pocket.

Materials used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Kraft, New England Ivy, Hollyhock, Sunset, Slate

Paper – A Taste of Summer

Stamps- A Taste of Summer, Perfect Picture Cricut Collection (Artistry), Tagged with Love, Year>>Noted, Charming Chevron, Sweet and Love Cricut Cartridge (Artbooking)

Inks – Sunset, Ruby, Cranberry, Topiary, New England Ivy, Goldrush, Glacier

Cricut Cartridge – Artistry, Art Philosophy, Artbooking

Sparkles Chevron Shapes – NLA

Stuck on You Puffies

Topiary chevron ribbon.

Marvy Uchida Le Pen

Bling Gems Gold Assortment

I hope you have enjoyed something different from me this week.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting.

Patricia

 

CTMH Australasian Zoe Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome aboard our CTMH Australasian Blog Hop featuring the beautiful Zoe Reflections range of papers and embellishments. If you have arrived here from Maz’s Blog, Inky Fingers then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

Today I would like to share with you a project that I have made using the new Zoe paper range.  This is gorgeous paper that is so perfect for scrapbooking but I wanted to do something different with it so I have made a calendar book to put in all the birthdays throughout the year so you will never forget a birthday again.  I first made one of these many years ago when I started some classes and they are simple to do even if you have no Cricut machine.

To start I cut 14 sheets of cardstock at 8 1/4″ x 11 1/2″.  I have used Slate, Whisper, Glacier, Sorbet and Canary cardstock to match the papers on the papers.  For the front I have used the sorbet coloured papers from the Whimsy Fundamentals paper pack.  I then scored down the centre of the longer side at 5 3/4″ and folded it in half.  I then used my trimmer to cut down the centre for 3″.  I then used my CTMH Versamat and lined up to cut diagonally from the bottom of the cut to 3″ on the side.

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I then had some fun decorating with the Zoe papers.  Once I had done that I then used double sided tape at the bottom of the page to create a pocket to stop papers and cards falling through the bottom.

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Here are the pages ready for binding.

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I went to my local copy place and got the booklet spiral bound as I don’t have my own binder.  The binding makes it much stronger than if I had just used some rings.

I then finished embellishing the pages.  For the left sides of the pages I have cut a piece of White Daisy cardstock and stamped the lines with the lines stamp from the Year >>Noted stamp set which is no longer available.  I didn’t have the time to stamp the months at the top so I trimmed the words from the zip strip and adhered them to the top.  I used my new Artistry cartridge to cut the flowers (3 1/2″) out of Sorbet cardstock for the page and also for the front page from page 12 .  I also cut the other flowers (1″) from the same page for creating some continuity throughout the book.

I also made some coordinating cards to go into each pocket and used this month’s SOTM set Framed for the sentiments and this time I cut the shapes out with the Artistry cartridge.  I have tried to do a mix of feminine and masculine cards.

Here are the finished pages:

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And here is the front of the book:

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There is now no excuse to forget a birthday!  This book would be great to keep special mementos as well as cards for birthdays throughout the year and would make a fantastic gift to give someone.

The Zoe papers are available now for you to purchase and is available from your CTMH consultant here.   I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop,  Vandra’s blog, Vandra’s Virtual Craftroom.

Materials used:

Cardstock – Slate, Whisper, Canary, Glacier, Sorbet, White Daisy

Papers – Zoe, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals

Stamps – Framed, Year>>Noted (NLA)

Inks – Glacier, Sorbet, Slate

Cricut Cartridge – Artistry

Silver Sequins

Geometric Slate washi tape

Punch – Scallop

Have a great week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

Some Jackson Masculine Cards

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I had some computer problems last week so I am a little late with this post.  Normally I love feminine cards with lots of flowers so this week I will be featuring some masculine cards.  I love how CTMH has a lovely range of papers especially for masculine layouts and cards and In the Seasonal Expressions 2  they have released the Jackson range of papers.  I must admit to really struggling with this paper range as it has brown in it.  I love all colours except I cannot handle brown – a very long story.

But there is enough blue to offset the brown trims in these papers and here are three quick cards I have made with the papers and the Hats Off Hostess stamp set.  

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I love the simplicity of this card with a little bow tie from the Stuck on You Puffies embellishments.

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The clock on this card has been cut using the Artiste cartridge and I have stamped the clock image with slate and sponged the edges with Whisper.

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The hat in this card has been stamped and then fussy cut and placed on the card using the thin foam tape for a bit of dimension.  The little puffie stickers just add the finishing touches.

 

Materials used:

Cardstock – Colonial White, Barnyard Red

Paper – Jackson

Stamps – Hats Off – Hostess stamp

Inks – Slate, Black, Whisper

Stuck on You Puffies

Cricut Artiste cartridge

These products are still available until the end of this month when the new Annual Inspirations book comes out.  Please visit my website here to purchase any products.

There are some gorgeous new products coming out and this week there is a blog hop for the new Zoe papers which are just beautiful.

Have a good week and Happy Crafting

Patricia

 

 

 

Australasian CTMH SOTM Blog Hop – Framed

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Hello and welcome aboard ourStamp of the month Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop. If you have arrived here from Meryl’s blog Mez’s Craft Room,  then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

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Today I would like to share with you several cards and a special project which features the August Stamp of the Month Framed available exclusively throughout August for $33 or for just $5 when you spend $75.  This stamp set is a MUST HAVE for cardmakers.  The frames are wonderful and easy to cut out if you have no Cricut machine and the sentiments fit every occasion you can think of.   However, if you are lucky to have the new Artistry cartridge then you can use that to cut the frames out.

Before moving onto the cards I would like to share a little box that have made using the Artiste cartridge and the paper fundamentals (whimsy).  I have cut the flower out using a combination of Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges and placed it on the front and added a little framed tag for a special box.  It didn’t take very long at all once I had it all the pieces together.  I finished with a little heart from the Stuck on You Puffies – on the while supplies last list.

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I really enjoy using contrasting colours and this card uses Lagoon and Sorbet colours together which picks up the colours of the flowers in the patterned paper from the Blossom Reflections pack.

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I am going to miss the Seaside papers as they are wonderful for masculine cards.  Here I have used one of the stickers from the Complements pack.

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For this card I have cut out the flowers and leave from the patterned paper and layered them on the card.

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I love the Yuletide Carol papers as they are so traditional for Christmas and the complements are beautiful as well.  For these Christmas cards I have used gold embossing to add to the traditional feel to the cards. (Unfortunately, a lot of other people thought the same and the papers and complements are now sold out!)

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I have looked at this little bird for a long time on the Art Philosophy cartridge and finally used it with this card to add a whimsical accent to the card.

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This paper does not need a lot of embellishments and the small sticker and the frame with the sentiment just adds j the finishing touches to this card.

Framed is only available until 30 August from your CTMH consultant here.  I’d love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Lauren’s Blog, CTMH Craftings.

Materials Used:

Cardstock – White Daisy, Colonial White, Lagoon, Sorbet, Sweet Leaf, Flaxen. Kraft, Cashmere, Ruby, New England Ivy, Pear, Pixie

Papers – Blossom, Brushed, Seaside, Yuletide Carol, Whimsy Paper Fundamentals

Complements – Seaside, Yuletide Carol, Brushed

Stamp – Framed

Inks – Cotton Candy, Lagoon, Versamark, Desert Sand, Black, Pear, Pixie

Ranger embossing powder – gold

Cricut – Art Philosophy

Gold Shimmer Trim

Aqua Dots

Gold Bling

Durables round studs

Extra thick twine – Pixie

Stuck on You Puffies

 

Happy Crafting

Patricia