Monday, November 21, 2016

Oh Deer! Christmas Cards

I can't believe that it is Thanksgiving Week!  Whew...been working so hard at Michaels that the days have just passed me by.

Every moment I get I am busy working in my craft room.  Karen and I have been taking turns posting our creations.  And, it is my turn to post a card.

This Christmas Card features the new CTMH paper packet called "Oh Deer!"  It is elegant and fun at the same time.  The image was heat embossed in gold using a stamp from the set called "All is Bright" (A1190.)  If you look closely, you will see stars in the corners.  Those stars are also included in the stamp set.

I can still hear my Step Dad saying "time marches on."  Well, yes it does.  It is definitely time to get those Holiday Cards and projects started.  Stop by my website for more ideas and don't forget to stop by Karen's Blog for additional inspiration.  For Now, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Crafting!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Christmas Floral Designs

Many of you will remember that not only do I make cards and scrapbook, I also teach a monthly craft class at my local community center.  I thought it would be fun to share what we are making at today's class!

The top picture is a small arrangement done in a coffee mug and completely entirely with Christmas Picks.  The bottom picture is completed in snowman hat basket.  For each we will be discussing the basics of floral design along with the tools and supplies needed to complete arrangements at home.  We always have a great time at class.  For Now, Happy Crafting!

Monday, November 7, 2016

CTMH, Oh Deer!

I love the Holiday Season and making Christmas Cards.  This year, Close To My Heart has two great looking Holiday paper packs.  Yesterday I spent the morning working with "Oh Deer!"  The designs are just what you would expect and so much more.  Deer, snowflakes and stars are featured.  But, it is the color scheme that is surprising.  Sea glass, the CTMH color of the year is highlighted along with soft shades of brown. 

I wanted to do a fun fold card.  I remembered how I had used to do flap fold cards so I dug through my old papers and found the measurements.

 There is so much in this one little A2 sized card.  There is the glitter paper, rock and roll stamping on the pine cones and random stamping for the pine needles.  The stamp set I used for the "fancy" stamping is called Perfectly Pine (A1191.)

I also wanted to make sure I had a sentiment stamped one the inside of the card.  This sentiment is from the new set called "Season of Magic" (C1665.)

Let me give you the measurements and scoring lines for cutting this card.
     Base - 4 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches
     Flat - 3 1/2 x 6 inches
     Score base on the long side at the 5 1/2inch mark
     Score flat on the long side at the 11/2 inch mark
Attach the 11/2 inch flap to the back of the card on the 5 1/2 inch side and decorate as you wish.

I can't believe that it is November already!  Time to really put the last push on the Holiday cards.  I've been working like crazy at work designing all kinds of floral arrangements (over 600 already) and will post a few soon.  If you like Oh Deer! stop by my website to see it further and to maybe even purchase a packet for yourself.  Also, stop by my friend Karen's Blog to see what she has been doing.  For Now, Happy Crafting!