In today’s post I’d like to share not only a Studio J Sunday video, but also a little sneak peek at Chantilly, one of our new paper packs for Spring/Summer 2013 (available Feb.1st) Chantilly is featured on the coveer of the new Idea Book.
Pretty and whimsical, Chantilliy has a soft and fun color pallette of Buttercup, Champagne, Cotton Candy, Pear, Ruby, Sunset and Twilight. It’s perfect for scrapbook layouts and cards for so many occasions. I plan to use it for Easter, but it will be great for birthdays, weddings, mother’s day, garden photos, anniversarys…..well, you get the picture! The card that I made for today uses this week’s Mojo Monday sketch. Yes, I know that it’s almost Monday again
I cut the doily from the Cricut Artiste cartridge, and used the zip strip from the paper as a border along with the Color Ready Seam Binding ribbon. I sponged the ribbon with cotton candy ink and tied the bow using a fork! I’ve heard of this method and decided to “google” it and give it a try. Here’s the tutorial that I used. My serving fork only has 3 tines, so I used a dinner fork instead. It worked great for this project since I wanted a tiny bow, but I need to hit the thrift stores in search of a larger fork to use. The hearts on the doily are also cut from Artiste and stamped with the stamp set from the ”Whooo’s Your Valentine” kit which is available for only $10 with a $35 order through the end of January. Click here or on the shopping cart at the right to place your order and get this great kit today! The small hearts are also from the kit and stamped in Smoothie and Outdoor Denim ink. A few Pearl Opaques finish it off. I haven’t added a sentiment yet, I originally planned this as a valentine, but I may send it to my Sister who has a birthday this week.
And now for this week’s Studio J video on personalizing your layout……
I can hardly believe that August is almost over. I have been having so much fun with the new Artiste cartridge! If you have been hopping with us, you should have just come from Adeline’s blog. Keep on hopping from link to link until you come full circle.
Today we are featuring the cupcake box on page 69. The Book recommends cutting it at 3.5”, but I found that 3” fits a standard cupcake that you would bake at home much better. I also discovered that if you cut it at 2.5”, it will fit a votive candle very nicely. These would make great favors for a shower or wedding.
This box has an insert with a circle cut out to hold your cupcake from sliding around in the box and a lid with a window cut out. One of the most helpful features of the Artiste cartridge is that projects that involve multiple pieces are all cut proportionally without having to change the size, just another way that Close To My Heart continues to develop products that make your crafting “faster, simpler, easier”.
This video demonstrates this feature of the cartridge.
Welcome back for another day of Artiste in August inspiration. Adeline’s blog should be where you just came from. Keep following the links until you end up where you started.
Today is the second day of our “artist’s choice” 3 day weekend. I chose this beautiful little butterfly box from page 73.
The La Belle Vie paper is so beautiful, I didn’t really embellish it much…just a few pearl opaques on the butterfly. This box is so easy to put together, I made it in just a few minutes! It took longer to photograph it! These would make great favors for a bridal shower.
This week at CAS-ual Friday the challenge is to create a bold and beautiful design using black and pastels. I have seen 2 card designs recently that really grabbed my eye and decided (actually I woke up at 3 am with the idea ) to combine the two for this challenge.
These are the 2 inspiration cards. The first is by fellow Close to my Heart consultant, Michelle Johns. I just love all of the tiny flowers cut with the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The second is one that I found on Pinterest when looking for masculine card ideas. Love the clean and simple design!
Mission accomplished! My goal for this week was to complete and post my Mojo Monday entry on Monday. Here it is.
The hardest part of this challenge was figuring out the dimensions of all the blocks….math has never been my strength . To achieve the watercolor look on the flowers I used a stamping technique called tissue stamping. Basically, you scrunch up a tissue and use it to randomly apply different colored inks to the stamp. For the stems, I selectively inked just the stems and leaves then lightly stamped off some of the ink on a scratch paper so that the color would be softer and more fitting with the watercolor look of the flowers. I stamped the sentiment with chocolate ink, then stamped it again with versamark ink and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder. The beauty of CTMH’s clear acrylic stamps and blocks…you can see through them to perfectly line up where you want to stamp your image!
Supplies are all CTHM unless otherwise noted.
Colonial White & Crème Brulee cardstock
Florentine paper pack (NEW! coming out in the new idea book Feb. 1st)