Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Damask Divas Sarita

Welcome!!  My name is Traci Williams and I am an Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart.

If you came from Cydney Fowler's ~ Cydney Fowler Creations blog, you are in the right place.  If you have jumped here and just discovered our blog hop, feel free to check the list at Damask Divas blog to find the complete list of blog hop participants.

This Damask Divas Hop is featuring Sarita Paper Pack.  My project is a small "butterfly" thank you gift box made from Cricut Artiste Collection.  This project is real simple with a "fun" result!! 

To start, I used the Lagoon Cardstock inside the paper pack.  I also took 3 different B&T papers and cut out 6 x 6 of each one for the specific cuts you will see below.

Using the Artiste cartridge, find the Butterfly 3D element, size it to fit to page.
Next,  cut "Thank You" at 2", select a label or shape that you want to place the sentiment on.  I used a background for a flower cut and sized it to 2.5".
Cut out 2 flowers (rolled cut to quill) at 2.5" and select to cut the leaves at 2". 
I embelished the quilled flowers with Opaque Adhesive Gems in Pearl.  I then added a flower from the new Base and Bling Jewelry collection, Teal Jewels.  I then adhered the completed label onto the tied a bow.  For the bow, tie it around one of the flip folds on box using black tulle.

The next blog on the list is Roberta Hupp's ~ Arizona Scrap Addict. Hope you have a great time on our hop and checking out all the creations using Sarita Paper Pack. If you get lost, just hop on over to Damask Divas blog for the full list.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Surf's Up

It's summer time and I know we are all spending time outside enjoying the sunshine and the surf!  For this month's blog hop, we are featuring the exclusive "Surf's Up" paper pack from Close to My Heart!    We're celebrating fun in the sun with this colorful paper pack that also has some amazing coordinating accessories and embellishment.

Not only are all of our creations going to use our Surf's Up paper line BUT they will also be using our exclusive Art Philosophy, Artiste, and/or the NEW Artbooking Cricut cartridges available exclusively through a Close to My Heart consultant!  What ?!?!? If you don't already have a Consultant that you are currently working with, please contact one of the Consultants in our hop with any questions you have!

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this versatile cartridges from many talented crafty ladies!  Enjoy our blog hop!  

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2 Create. If you came
from Theodora's blog - Celebrate Crafts then you are in the right place!

I made a single page scrapbook page that you can place on display or in your scrapbook!

It is a simple project from Surf's Up Paper Pack. For the surf look, cut away one of the surf scenes from the Background and Textured papers in the Surf's Up Paper Pack and use 3D foam tape and attach to bottom of background card stock. Using the NEW Artbooking cartridge, spell out Beach Life at 2.5" and use the blue scale B&T paper from kit. Cut out a hexagon shape at 5", fold at points and create arch to give "umbrella" look. Trim away back area of umbrella and glue to background card stock. I made a 2" mat backing for a "face" shot below the umbrella. Add some embellishments from the Surf's Up Assortment and cloud sticker from the Surf's Up Stickease assortment to give it a little more fun!

Your next stop on our Surf's Up blog hop is Michelle's blog - My Flights of Fancy

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~Love 2 Create
  2. Theodora ~Celebrate Crafts 
  3. Traci ~Paper Crafting 101  <-------You are here<----
  4. Michelle ~My Flights of Fancy
  5. Melinda Everitt - ifyoublingit
  6. Melissa Harris ~ The Keen Krafter
  7. Justine Hovey ~ The Twilight Stamper
  8. Heather Hunt ~ Creative Coconut

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Artbooking Cricut Collection Pre-Order

It is time to pre-order Close To My Heart's Artbooking Cricut Collection.

This collection is AMAZING!  Just look below...

When you pre-order your Artbooking Cricut Collection, not only will you get it with FREE shipping but I will send you the new Close To My Heart Idea Book when you order!!