Friday, March 21, 2014

Travel Mini Album Made with CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge

A mini album has always been a quick and easy way to document a vacation.  Close To My Heart has made it even easier by using just 2 keys on the new Artbooking cartridge for Cricut.  With your size dial set at 8 inches and your booklet opened to pages 38 & 39 you have all that you need to cut out the shapes and images that make up the adorable mini album found in the video below.  Create pockets for your vacation keepsakes and make journaling boxes to tell your personal stories and trip memories.

I thought that this project was particularly apropos as I am a travel agent for my "real job"!!  This is just the thing to organize some of the photos, boarding passes, brochures, etc. that I have boxed up at home.  No more excuses, it's time for me to get scrapbooking!

I hope that you are as inspired as I am to share your vacation memories in the form of a Travel Mini Album.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Close To My Heart My Creations Pennant Frame

Have you ever thought about using your scrapbooking paper to decorate your home?  I know, who would have thought?!  Well, thankfully, Close To My Heart did!  They recognize that your photos of loved ones need to be on display to see every day, instead of hidden inside of an album.  But in a more creative and pretty way; not just in a plain wood frame.

With the My Creations Pennant Frame, a white chipboard frame, you can use your favorite papers and embellishments to highlight a special 6" x 6" photograph.  To make it even easier, they have coordinated the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge to cut out the overlay shape with the push of one button! Just go to page 76 of your manual, set your Real Size Dial to 9 1/2" and cut the Photo Mat 2 in the Wintertime themed keys.

Watch the video below to see 3 gorgeous examples of the finished project:


What do you think?  Isn't this a cute and easy project?  I love Jenn's idea about doing one frame for each family member and hanging them on the wall as a photo frame collage!  Who will you spotlight with this fun technique?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Close To My Heart Easter Pillow Box

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CTMH Some Bunny B1446 Hostess Stamp

I'm looking forward to Spring and Easter.  Although the holiday is still a little over a month away, it is not too soon to start planning and making little treats to put in baskets or give to friends and coworkers.  

I used my Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut out this adorable pillow box.  It was super easy as the machine not only cut it out, but scored it for me as well.  I used Colonial White card stock for the box, so the stamping, paper eggs and ribbon would really stand out.  After decorating, I just had to make a few folds, glue one flap and tuck in the edges.  Voila and ta-da!

Here's what you need:

Pillow Box, page 28, 6"
Egg shape, page 57, 1 1/2" & 1 3/4"

The Some Bunny stamp set is an exclusive set just for Hostess Rewards.  When you place an order or host a gathering with sales over $150.00, you receive $25.00 in Hostess Rewards.  This stamp set is one of several that may be purchased at a very discounted price with your Hostess Rewards.  For more details, click HERE.