Tag Archive | gifts

Jingle All The Way

Here is a fun project I made inspired by a post on Pinterest.  I made two versions of the Jingle All The Way shadow box.  The paper inside is from Anna Griffin’s 6×6 paper pads I purchased on HSN.  I know, I know – it is not Close to my Heart – but I love Anna Griffin products too and the 6×6 papers were just the right size for the project.  I bought assorted jingle bells online and the 6×6 shadow boxes on sale at Michaels.  The vinyl is Cricut brand vinyl that I cut on my Cricut Explore.   I don’t “cheat” on CTMH very often, but I do make an exception once in a while, LOL.  I set a 5″ square canvas up in Design Space and added a text box where I typed Jingle All The Way.  I used the vinyl setting on the Explore and it does a perfect kiss cut.  I pulled the square away from the backing leaving just the letters.  I used clear contact paper as a carrier sheet to apply the saying to the glass on the front of the shadow box frame’s glass.  It is a little hard to see, but one is silver vinyl and the other is red.  I just saw another Pinterest post using the same idea but it said Let It Snow and had white Styrofoam pellets in place of the bells.  So cute!  Give it a try.

jingle all the way pic

Damask Divas Blog Hop Ivy Lane

Welcome to the Damask Divas blog hop for February 2014 featuring the new Ivy Lane paper pack by Close to my Heart.   If you came here from Brenda’s blog, you are in the right place.  You can always start at the beginning or hop around by going to the Damask Divas blog for a list of all participants and links to their blog posts.

I used the new Ivy Lane paper pack to make a Valentine’s Day card and candy set.

Floral Valentine Card

Floral Valentine Card

I made a pretty card with the floral paper, some hearts, the pale pink reverse of the chevron paper and some ribbon I had on hand.   Who would not love to receive such a pretty set?  Well, maybe a guy would not care for it.  That should be my next project – something more masculine for Valentines Day.  You can wrap the chocolates in a variety of patterns for different occasions.  You can also use your CTMH stamps to stamp patterns on address labels and wrap the chocolates with the labels.

Decorated Box of Chocolates

Decorated Box of Chocolates

The pink/red chevron and pale pink paper with faint writing work well together for a Valentine vibe.  I cut 1″ x 3″ strips to cover Hershey nuggets.  Just put a narrow strip of adhesive on each end on the opposite side of the pattern you want to show.  As you can see I alternated mine, but you could use all one color.   I placed a doily and piece of paper in the bottom of the box before filling with the candy.  I cut two of the same flower out of the Ivy Lane floral paper.  I cut the middle out of one.  I layered the one with the resulting hole on the bottom, then the complete one on top.  I then used a pop dot to adhere the middle to the top of the flower to give it dimension.  I also curled the edges of the petals a bit with my fingers.  The word “sweetness” is from the tear strip on the 12 x 12 sheet of paper.  I folded a paper doily I had on hand in half and taped it over the corner.  I then added the flowers, saying and a heart cut out on the Cricut using Artiste.  I cut pages of different size and color hearts for my Valentine projects I am working on, so I just used some of the hearts for this project.  I had the smaller roses and ribbon on hand from another project.  I like to raid my stash when making projects so I can use what I have on hand.  I feel like if I really use everything then I can get more!  I love paper and all things crafty!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my projects.  You can purchase Close to my Heart supplies and tools online from me at http://cydneyfowlercreations.ctmh.com or from your own consultant.  The Ivy Lane paper pack is item number X7178B.  There is an awesome new Idea Book and Catalog released February 1.  So many wonderful supplies and ideas – something for everyone.  Be sure to check it out!

Next up on the hop is Traci.  Click here to hop on over and see what she has created!  Happy Crafting!

Welcome To My New Blog Featuring CTMH Products

This blog is to inspire others and showcase my arts and crafts made by hand in California (by me!) using primarily CTMH products and tools. I love to share tips, techniques and inspiration for crafters and those who would like to be.  I am an independent consultant for Close to my Heart scrapbooking and paper crafting supplies and tools.  Follow me to see all you can do with CTMH products and ideas! Let me show you how!