Saturday, August 29, 2015

CTMH Seaside Sunshine Fun Card

Check out how different a card can look, despite using the same pattern!!  This card is the same pattern as the card I posted earlier in the month, but by swapping around the papers, the cards look different!

Studio Sus creation made for me by Susan Williams.
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Friday, August 28, 2015

CTMH Seaside Mini Album

This adorable mini-album was super easy to create, since I used the Close to My Heart My Creations Kraft Mini-Album which already includes page protectors for 3x4 and 4x6 photo spots!  I grabbed our CTMH Seaside Picture My Life cards and in no time the album was completed. 

I covered up a portion of this 4x6 PML card to update the books title page to say Best Hawaii Ever (vs Best Day Ever), then added some aqua dots to finish it up

Using Colonial White Cardstock, I created some additional 3x4 cards to mix throughout the album.  I included the zip strips and scraps of paper from the Seaside collection to spruce the cardstock up a bit.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

CTMH Cricut Artbooking Seaside Layout

I created this layout for my Secret Sister as a gift during our CTMH Hawaii Incentive Trip.  It was my first time playing with my Cricut Explore machine and despite the learning curve, the layout came together rather quickly.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CTMH Seaside Sand Dollar Card

This beachy notecard follows the Close to My Heart Originals card pattern "Center Square".  With the sand dollars popped up on 3D Foam Tape, the only embellishment was some hemp to keep it simple and quick!  I punched 2 small 1/2 circles at the top corners of the card, to ensure the hemp stayed securely in place at the top of the card.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

CTMH Happy As a Clam

I love being able to use up my scraps of paper to create cards.  Our Close to My Heart pattern books make it so easy to do, just decide on your focal piece, then find a pattern that will help it pop!

I used the Originals "First Impression" pattern to highlight my Happy as a Clam sentiment.  Embellished with some hemp, triangle durables and the little clam bling from the Seaside Assortment.  The 3 little banners came from the 1/2" zip strip found at the top of the Seaside papers.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

CTMH Have a Beautiful Day Card

One thing I really enjoy about card making is how simple, quick and easy it is to pop together!  A few scraps of paper, some bling and you're on your way!!

This card is another Originals pattern book design, this one created for me by Susan Williams at Studio Sus.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

CTMH Seaside Greetings Cards

These Seaside greetings cards were quick and easy ways to send a little Hello or happy thoughts to someone you care about!

Using scraps from the Seaside paper pack, some silver sequins to give a touch of bling, and the Have a Happy Day stamp set, these cards were fast and inexpensive to create an entire stack of them!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

CTMH Seaside Together Card

This Close to My Heart Seaside card shows what a difference layering makes in your projects!  With the different card stocks, papers and layers of stickers and bling, this beautiful card will let the recipient know they're special!

Studio Sus creation made for me by Susan Williams.

Inspired by the Make It From Your Heart Volume 1, Pattern 26.  

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CTMH Seaside Scrapbook Pages

Following the Close to My Heart pattern book Magic, I applied the "Showtime" pattern to the Seaside collection to create this sunshine, beach layout.  I used 3D foam tape to add dimension to the page titles, with some triangle durable studs and the Seaside Assortment for different textures.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

CTMH Seaside Relax Scrapbook Layout

This beautiful layout was created following the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2, Pattern 8 and using the Close to My Heart Seaside collection.  I love that Close to My Heart coordinates our papers, complements and assortments, eliminating the guesswork and matching skills that don't come naturally to me!

Studio Sus creation made for me by Susan Williams.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

CTMH Seaside Thanks Card

I still get excited at the difference embossing does for cardstock!  Using it as the base of the card, it was easy to grab a little scrap of paper from my Seaside pile to quickly create this Thank You card.  I played with the Shin Han markers to color in the stamped image, added some triangle durables and a cute starfish from the Seaside Assortment to finish it off.  Quick and easy, especially when following pattern books! 

This card pattern is from the Originals Book, Overview pattern.

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