Monday, September 18, 2017

Cupcake Favors

Here are the cute favors I made for the attendees at my monthly crop.  The sunflowers were made using the Exclusive CTMH Flower Market Cartridge.

The cupcakes are chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and crumbled Oreo cookies to make it look like dirt. 

The plastic "cups" are a retired product and they are filled with chocolate covered sunflower seeds.  The sticks are called 'cookie sticks" from the local craft store.  They are wrapped with a cellophane bags and ties with jute and hemp to protect any scrapbook projects!

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Falling For You Pop Up Card for Joyful Stars September Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars September Blog Hop.  Thank you for joining us today.  It is a circular hop so you can start anywhere.  When you get back to the first blog, you will know when you are finished.  You can find a complete list of participants HERE on Joyce's Blog.  If you have come from Krista's Blog, you are on the right track.    Since fall is my favorite time of year, I decided to use the brand new Falling for You Paper Packet.  This card is called a Free Standing Pop Up Card and you can find a tutorial for it on Splitcoaststampers.  My card is a bit larger, so I changed the size of the card.  I will give you the actual measurements I used for the Sunflower Card at the end of this post. 
 I just love the cheerful leaves and flowers on this paper!  The sunflower is on page 7 of the Flower Market booklet.  It is Flower 1 cut in Saffron and Flower 1 Shift cut in Goldrush.  Flower 2 is the center of the flower cut in Expresso.  All elements are cut at 6.5".  I used a piece of clear plastic/acetate for the tag and used Liquid Glass to adhere the sentiment Thankful to the plastic.  Liquid Glass is the perfect adhesive to use on any 3-D item or project that will be handled often.

Here is a photo of the card folded flat to fit into the envelope:

 As I mentioned previously, this card is a little larger than a regular size card and requires a 5 x 7 envelope.  The recipient can pull the sunflower and the card "pops up". 

 The base of the card (leaf and flower paper) is 4" x 12".  Score the base at 1, 3,  4, 6, 8, 9 and 11 inches.  The Clear plastic "tag" is 6 1/4" x 2".

If you have not had an opportunity to see the brand new Holiday Expressions book, you can view it as well as the Annual Inspirations online HERE.

Products Used:
X7223B Falling For You Paper Pack
Z4036 Thankful For You Thin Cuts
CTMH Exclusive Cardstock: Saffron, Fern, Goldrush, Expresso
Flower Market Exclusive CTMH Cricut Cartridge
Embossing Folder - Sizzix Swiss Dots
Clear Plastic from packaging

Now it is time to hop on over to Marie's Blog to see her wonderful creation.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Joyful Stars August Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Joyful Stars August Blog Hop.  If you have come from Krista's Blog, then you are on the right track.  You can find a complete list of participants on Joyce's Blog.  August is an exciting month - it is the debut of the brand new Annual Inspirations!  You can view it HERE.  It is full of hundreds of fabulous new products.  One of my favorites is the new Cricut Collection, You Are Here.  Take a look at all the awesome images HERE.  The Just Married Car image is on page 17 of the booklet.  The car outline (Icon 5 Shift) was cut in the new silver foil paper.  This paper cuts so cleanly on the Cricut machine!  And I used the Shin Han Markers to add some color to the silver. 

The white background is embossed with the new Rose Embossing Folder.

Products used:
Z3389 You Are Here
Z3353 Basics Fundamental Paper Packet
Z3366 Silver Foil Paper
Z3343 Rose Embossing Folder
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1386 Black Cardstock
Z2454 Sap Green Shin Han Marker
Z2464 Tender Pink Shin Han Marker
Z2455 Light Orange Shin Han Marker

Now it is time to hop to Andrea's blog to see her fabulous creation.
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Joyful Stars July Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the July Joyful Stars Blog Hop. I hope you are enjoying your summer!  The hop is circular, so you can start anywhere.  You will know you are finished when you arrive back at the first blog.  If you are following in order, you should have arrived from Krista's Blog. You can find a complete list of participants on  Joyce's Blog HERE. Today I have a simple treat holder to show you that is from our retired Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Each month, I make some kind of treat for the croppers who attend my monthly all day crop.  It is a simple project that can hold many different treats.  The box is made from Kraft Cardstock and the No Worries Paper Pack. 

 You can find the box on page 23 of the Art Philosophy booklet.  It is font layer/shift cut at 5 3/4".  I also used CTMH retired burlap ribbon.  It works perfectly with the No Worries Striped B & T paper.  I also cut Circle 2 ( on page 31 of the booklet) in White CS at 1 1/2" and at 1 3/4"in Sapphire CS.  If you want to add a little tag, I used Tag 2 (on page 40)  cut at  3/4" in White CS. 

Now it is time to hop over to Andrea's Blog.
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Joyful Stars June BLog Hop

  Welcome to the Joyful Stars June Blog Hop.  I am so glad that you decided to join us today. If you came from Michelle's Blog, then you are on the right track.  You can find the complete list of participants on Joyce's Blog.  Today, I am using some beautiful new paper from the new Seasonal Expressions Book called No Worries.  I also added Cranberry Cardstock since there was so much red in my photos.  I apologize for the poor quality photo - I am working on taking another one.  The papers in the packet are perfect for summer and beach photos. 

Here is a close up of each page.  The wood grain paper is perfect for a page about the boardwalk!  The letters were cut using the CTMH Artiste Cricut Cartridge and then put though the embosser using Z3248 Wood Slats Embossing Folder.  The page is embellished with the No Worries sequins.

Here is a link to the No Worries Paper Packet so you can see all the beautiful colors and patterns.

Now it is time to hop on over to Marie's Blog to see her beautiful creation.
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Joyful Stars May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Joyful Stars May Blog Hop.  I'm glad you could join us this month.  If you came from Michelle's Blog then you are on the right track.  If you get lost along the way, you will find a complete list of participants HERE on Joyce's Blog.  Today, I have a home decor project to share with you. We needed some artwork for our newly remodeled bathroom. I could not find the right color combination and size so I decided to try my hand at making them.  The designs are overlays from the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  The arrow design is found on page 82 of the booklet.  The overlay was cut in a dark gray and then cut again using the coordinating colors. 
 The circle design was another Artbooking overlay found on page 45 of the booklet.  I used Cricut Craft Room to "stretch" the design.  I wanted it to look a bit mid-century modern.  The frames are molded dark gray from AC Moore.  Once I found the right color combination, they went together quite quickly.
The colors used are Pear, Lagoon, Whisper and Pacifica.  The dark gray and printed background are from a paper pack in my stash.  They look great in the bathroom and I am working on a valance for the window.  The valance will be similar to the Pear color with some grey trim.
Time to hop on over to Marie's Blog to see her creation this month.
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