Friday, November 30, 2012

December Stamp of the Month "Year-Round Cheer"Blog Hop

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Welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This stamp set is a MUST HAVE! It has stamps for every occasion throughout the year! Almost 60 Close to My Heart talented Consultants are participating in the hop this month. You can start here or from any of the other participating blogs and just follow the links at the top and bottom of the posts. Eventually you will make it all the way around and view about 60 ideas using this fabulous stamp set! If you came here from the amazing Maria Meyers' Blog then you are on the right track. If you hit a few bumps in the road then you can always view the ent ire list on Kathleen's blog here.

Here is the Stamp Set:

Here is my project for the month. I made a little Matchbook Candy Holder using one of the mini-scrapbook bases from the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge! These would be great for coworkers, friends, neighbors, your postal worker, Fed-Ex person, etc!

Ingredients: (Many of these items will be retired on 12/31, so don't hesitate to get them now!)
December Stamp of the Month: Year-Round Cheer
Avonlea Workshops on the Go Cardmaking Kit (Paper, Slate Epoxy Bubbles, & Ribbon)
Close to My Heart Cricut "Artiste" Cartridge
Chocolate Ink Pad
Juniper Ink Pad
2" Scallop Circle Punch
Tombow Adhesive

  1. Using a piece of Chocolate cardstock, cut the base of the mini scrapbook that is on page 60 of the CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge book at 2 1/4".
  2. Fold it along the score marks cut by the Cricut blade
  3. Punch out the holes that are on the outside flap for the ribbon, but you don't need to punch out the others
  4. Cut a 2 1/8" x 2 1/8" piece of background paper from the Avonlea paper packet and glue to the outside flap as shown
  5.  Using Juniper ink pad and the December Stamp of the Month, stamp the "Tis the Season" stamp onto a piece of Colonial White Cardstock. 
  6. Punch out the image using the Scallop Punch
  7. Sponge the edges with Chocolate Ink
  8. Use Foam Tape to adhere it to the front of the treat holder toward the bottom. The front flap will slide under the scalloped circle to hold it all together.
  9. Use the ribbon from the Avonlea Card Kit to tie a bow through the two holes in the front flap
  10. Add a Slate Epoxy Bubble from the Avonlea Card Kit to the center of the ornament
  11. To add the candy to the inside, just run some Tombow Adhesive along the cardstock, fold down the sides of the candy wrapper, and stick the candy to the cardstock.
Let me know if you have any questions! Feel free to leave a comment and then hop on over to see what Judy Burger did with this terrific stamp set! Pin It

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Customer Appreciation Day!

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You're Invited!
I love spoiling my customers, so this event is all for you!
Make free projects, receive thank you gifts, and have your first pick at retired products too!
Date: This Sunday, Dec 2nd

Come anytime between 1:00 and 3:00! I will have some salad and snacks!

Place: My House in Fircrest, WA 
(please email me for my address if you can attend)
Please RSVP before Nov 30th at I hope to see you there!
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CTMH Terrific Tools!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Interactive Cards Using the CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge

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I hope you enjoyed this video as much as I did!
The Artiste Cartridge can be purchased on my website here! Pin It

Friday, November 9, 2012

So true, so true

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

You're Invited to my Winter Workshop!

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You're Invited! 
Please Join Us for a Fun Winter Holiday 
Workshop this Saturday!
Create beautiful cards and gifts for the upcoming season!

Date:  Sat, 11/10
Time:  9:30 - 11:30
Place:  Angela's House in Fircrest, WA
RSVP:  Before Friday by commenting below
Cost:  $5 supply fee with any order of $20+ (or $25 wksp fee)
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