Vellum Tricks

Vellum Tricks

Vellum is a wonderful addition to your cards are scrapbook pages.  It lends elegance to pages.  Vellum can soften the look of a picture or paper when it’s overlayed.  It’s can be stamped, embossed (wet and dry), and colors.  Vellum does pose a challenge, in that when you glue it down you can see the glue.   Here are two ways, “vellum tricks”, to help you put your volume down without any glue showing.

Trick 1

Hide the glue underneath a piece of cardstock that will be over the top of the vellum. Here you can see how I figured out where the top piece of cardstock will be and then place the glue underneath it on the vellum.

You can see how you can see the glue when you put down this piece of vellum.  The goal is to avoid this.

Putting the cardstock over the top completely covers up the glue. Leaves a very finished product.

Trick 2

I just learned this trick myself. Cut the piece of a larger than what you need. Then you can glue the overhanging edges so that another piece of cardstock will lay over the top covering up the glue.


You can see the overhang on top picture.  Below, you can see the gold glitter paper cover the overhang and you have no glue marks!

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team:  $75 = $354 in April!!  How?  The kit is worth $212.00 plus receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00.  Joining my first downline?  There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album) and more.  Check it out.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by .  For those of you on the road this afternoon with me, I’ll see you soon.  Enjoy Mary’s great cards!   Have a creative day!

Organize your Thin Cuts (dies)

Organize your Thin Cuts (dies)

I totally lifted this idea from one of my uplines, Karen Morris,  and I love it!   Don’t we all  *love* organization! And you have to *love* CTMH Thin Cuts! Having  your Thin Cuts collection organized in a binder where you can grab and use them is sure to make you happy.  T his are pictures of her albums and how she does it.

Most CTMH Thin Cuts are packaged on a 4×6″ magnetic sheets. Do you know how brilliant this is?  You have to buy the magnetic sheets for any other dies you have!   Karen simply trimmed less than 1/4″ off the long side of the storage sheet so it slides in easily to the Everyday Life ™ Memory Protectors.  How awesome is this??

Ready to organize your collection? Here’s what you’ll need:
Z3192, 4″x6″ Memory Protectors (pkg of 10), $6.95

Then select the album of your choice:
Z9996, Bashful Everyday Life Album, $14.95
Z9979, Stripes Everyday Life Album, $14.95

And top off your organizing with Z4127, Label Holders (set of 2), $4.95.
www.lindacreates.CTMH.com

I can’t wait to order my album and protectors to get this done!  =)  Happiness!

Want an even better discount?

Join my team!  Always get 22% off your orders!!  =)  Plus check out the Rewards Your Way special for new consultants this month.  You can pick a Cricut Collection of your choice, the new Thin Cut Alphabet with stamps to match, or a $99.99 product credit!!

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are 78 points away from the next big giveaway!! We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Hope this tip for organizing your thin cuts helps you out.  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

Happy Birthday Little Dreamer

Happy Birthday Little Dreamer

I’m working on using my scraps up and you know, I’m always have those sheets of cards left in the paper pack if I’m not doing pocket scrapbooking.  I used two of them to make this card and a card design I got from Unity Stamps.  The gold glitter paper and transparency are from my shaker card party.  =)

  • You will need to cut your card base from a larger piece of cardstock because the score/fold is on the 4.25″ side at the 5.5″.
  • Trim down one of the 4″x6″ cards to 4″x5.25″ and put the front of the card.
  • Then cut 1 1/2″ from the bottom of the card, set aside to use later, and leave 1 1/2″ from the top of the card.

 

  • Glue the transparency – cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″and glue under the top part of the card.
  • Glue the bottom 1 1/2″ piece that you saved and glue on the bottom of the transparency.
  • Take the striped card that’s 3″x4″ and put in the center of the card, over the transparency and overlapping the top and bottom of the card.   You’ll be able to see the transparency on the sides of the card.

  • Use two strips of gold glitter paper.
  • Stamp and cut out both the Unicorn and the banner.
  • Distress the banner with Thistle Ink.
  • Add googly eyes.

  • Stamp a unicorn on the inside of the card, underneath the panel so it does not show (unless you want it to).
  • Stamp a sentiment on the inside.
  • Add googly eye.
  • Use the Gold and Clear Shimmer Brushes on the unicorns (I did gold on the body and clear on the mane, tail, horn, and nose).

The Little Dream Paper is a great deal of fun.  The colors are lively and so wonderful to play with after this dreary, crazy spring we’ve been having. The Little Dreamer Cardmaking unicorn stamp set has these dies to match so no fussy cutting = LOVE!!  Same for the Little Dream Scrapbooking rainbow set.  These makes your life easier.

May is a marvelous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • National Scrapbooking Month (NSM) is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Host a Gathering Online or at your home/my house that reaches $350.00 or more in sales and you’ll get NSN
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Enjoy this Happy Birthday Little Dream card.  Get yours today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and a Workshop of your choice if your order is over $50.00.

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Mess of a Desk Workspace Wonders

Mess of a Desk – Workspace Wonders

 

Does anyone have a desk that looks like this periodically?  Some of the time? Most of the time?  Always?  Sometimes I find “my space” is the “catch all space” where everything no one is sure of where it goes, puts it in my space.  About every two weeks I have dig myself out.   Can anyone else relate to this?

So I began to sort out things because my motto or theme for this year is “Just Do It”.  So instead of looking at it or shoving it somewhere else, I’m dealing with it.  So when this order came in and had some of my Workspace Wonders…what a sigh of relief.  Some direction.

I am so grateful for Workspace Wonder when they came out.  What a great, great idea and it helps so much to have spaces for the tools you use the most!  So I took the above and worked on getting into this:

Is it perfect?  Not yet.  Definitely doing it though.  Sorting out all that stuff so I can see and work.  Did you know that you can host a gathering and get a Workspace Wonder bundle 50% off?

What a fantastic deal!  Host your gathering – online/catalog show, Facebook show, or in-home gathering (your house or mine) and with a $250 gathering, you can get this as your 50% bundle!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope this inspires you to sort a pile or two in your workspace!

Washi Tape Storage Idea

Washi Tape Storage

I came across this great idea, especially after Christmas and all the gift wrapping for storing washi tape:

Talk about a great idea to reuse an old tape dispenser and have a great place for the washi tape.  Plus with the tape dispenser, you get the tear edge for easy tearing.  I can’t take the credit for this idea.  I picked it up off of one of the FB boards.  Another idea I’ll share quickly is this: Save all those Aluminum Foil and Saran Wrap boxes.  The washi tape fits right in and you have the metal tear strip for easy tearing.  Another great way to reuse or repurpose trash.  This also packs well for crops.  Hope you can make use of these great ideas.

Boxing Week Sale:

The new items today are:

 

It’s The Little Things:

Don’t for get “It’s The Little Things” special – these are great deals to stock up on for mini album projects or presents for folks.  These bundles are discounted so another great thing to get on sale!!

Mystery Hostess:

Every $25.00 you order online gets you in to the drawing for the Mystery Hostess.  We have 2 – 50% off items and $80 off hostess credit! Make sure your order is part of the Dec/Jan Online Orders Gathering.

Enjoy the washi tape holder ideas.  Have a great day!