Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Around the Holidays Banner

Close to My Heart, My Originals Around the Holidays Card Kit (X8623)
This adorable card kit is a quick and easy way to wish a warm holiday season to your friends and family...or work a little outside the box (or circle) and create a lovely banner to decorate your fireplace, entry way, or any wonderful place you'd like to express yourself this holiday season!

Posterboard Alphabet (E1014) (One of my NEW Favorite stamp sets...so versatile!!!)
Clear Sparkles (Z1104)
Vintage Edge Anchors (Z1286)
Another wonderful project available at our Jingle Jamboree on November 28th....contact me for details.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Jingle Flip Flap Mini-Album

This adorable mini-album is so quick and ez to put together! Take advantage of our new Memory Protectors Flip Flaps (Z4114), Jingle Paper Pack (X7115B), Twinkle Brads (Z1220), Just Blooms Big Pinks (Z1033), Create A Shade Paint (z1039), and Holiday Trinkets Stamp Set (D1366).

Take advantage of Close to My Hearts Stampaganza and Buy 2 Get 1 FREE on stamp sets. Great way to buy a gift for 3 of your dear friends!! Visit noreen.myctmh.com to shop online and check out our retiring stamp sets before they're gone!

Flip Flap Mini-album4 ½ x 7 ½ Chipboard
¾ x 4 ½ chipboard
4x6 Juniper C/S
2x6 Tulip C/S
1 ½ x 6 Presents B&T
¾ x 4 ½ Dots B&T
4 ½ x 7 ½ Dots B&T
4 ½ x 7 ½ Tulip C/S
Shimmer Mist
2 Big Pinks White

Cover the top of both pieces of chipboard with the Dots B&T paper (don't cover the back until the end). Punch holes through the chipboard and flip flaps to make it easier to pin the Twinkle Brads through, holding the mini-album together. Once the brads are pierced through, the final step is to cover the back side of the chipboard with the Tulip C/S to cover the Brad ends.

The remaining pieces are used to create the 4x6 layout that will be the "cover" of the mini-album. You may find it easier to fill the Flip Flaps with photos/pages prior to final assembly.

Use the Create A Shade Paint, mix with a little rubbing alcohol or water and using small spritzer bottle, spray on the Big Pinks flowers to add a shimmer to them. You can add reinker to give the shimmer mist a different color.

Super Cute! Be sure to sign up for my Jingle Jamboree workshop to create all the little gift ideas that have been posted here over the past month. It's scheduled for Saturday, November 28th from 9am - 9pm...stop by anytime during those 12 hours to create your holiday gifts! Please RSVP and let me know when you'll be attending and which projects you'd like to create (and how many of each).

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Purse Pals

Cute and Sassy to carry around your checkbooks and have on hand to jot notes. Great gift ideas for co-workers, teachers and friends!

Checkbook Cover (the plastic covers are from clearbags.com)
3 x 5 7/8 Crème Brulee C/S
5 5/8 x 2 ¾ B&T Dots
1 ½ x 2 White C/S
1 ¾ x 2 ¾ Crème Brulee C/S
Notepad (sizes will differ based on notepad size you use)
3 5/8 x 10 ½ Crème Brulee C/S (score at 5 1/8 & 5 3/8)
3x4 Dots B&T
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 White C/S
¼ x 6 Dots B&T Crimped
1 ½ x 2 Crème Brulee C/S