Teacher Appreciation Day

It’s May 5 and Teacher Appreciation Day!  I created this cute card to thank all of the teachers that work with our daughter.

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I used the D1612 Teacher Appreciation stamp set along with the Cricut Artfully Sent Cartridge to create the base and cover for the card.  Teacher Appreciation Stamp Set

I made a pop up card, and the inside of the card is made with the Chalk It Up paper kit.  I did all the coloring with the Shin Han Touch Markers.  With the pencil, I inked the pencil with Canary, then the eraser with Sunset, and the tip of pencil in Archival Black (my fav black ink).  When you do this, always do the lightest colored ink first.

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Be sure to say thank you to all educators ~ they work hard for our children!

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Hugs and Happy Creating!

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S1504 – Typed Note

The April Stamp of the Month (SOM) is S1504 Typed Note.  It’s super cute set and I was so excited to see last year when I first got the Annual Inspirations!  I love the old typewriter and all the cute sayings with it.  I’ve made several cards with this set.

SOM 2015_04 ImagesHere are the Close to My Heart Samples:

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Here’s one of the cards I’ve created using the S1504, Typed Note.  I used Cricut Artfully Sent to create a pop-up card base in Design Space to cut on the Explorer (don’t you just LOVE Design Space).  I saved the file so I can make pop-up cards anytime I want!  I used one of the Pocket Scrapbooking cards from the same cartridge here.   I’m using Blossom Paper.  I used Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge to create the flowers…a little circle to splice the center out, leaving the flower whole for the base.  You can “fluff” the flower using the Piercing Tool or your fingers.  April SOM Card 1 WMYou can purchase this stamp set for $17.95 or for $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  Don’t forget to take advantage of these awesome grab bag specials!  You can make this card in the Come and Play Card Buffet at one of the Crops or schedule a class with you and your friends!!   Hugs and Happy Creating!

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Choose Happy with the March SOM

Back again with “Choose Happy – S1503”, the March Stamp of the Month (SOM).  Here’s my last, very fun, Hungry Caterpillar card!  I used Cricut Artfully Sent to create this card.  The card says “Rest, Relax, Repeat” and has all the rain drop.  I like the rain drops being on the front of the card as well as being cut out of the inside of the card

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S1503 Choose Happy Hungry Caterpillar Card #3

 

To recreate this card use Artfully Sent, page 17, Scene, both parts.  I used Design Space to make the card 5.5″ x 4.25″ (you’ll need to unlock the sizing to do this).   I used Pacifica cardstock and White Daisy.  Use the splice function in Design Space, I cut out the stem and flower so I could layer them.

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“Hungry Caterpillar Card 3 – S1503 Choose Happy

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S1503 Choose Happy – Stamp Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used the 2nd border from the right to create the body of the caterpillar (this was inspired by another awesome consultant, Karen Pederson).  I free-handed the rest of the caterpillar.  Colored him in with our Shin Han Touch markers and you have a super cute “Hungry Caterpillar”!   I used the sayings “this day” and “choose happy”.  Using a black fine tip journal pen, I doodled around the edge of the card.  The stamp set is $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase (plus you get a set of free sequins from me that I’ll mail to you separately!).

Happy Creating,

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Happy Birthday Card for my neighbor

I loved making this Happy Birthday card for my neighbor’s girlfriend!  It’s a challenge to create something someone else has in mind and hope what I come up, works!  Since I love the beach, I keep all of my stamp sets that have anything to do with the beach/islands.  So this card uses my stash of retired sets as well as some current sets.  I was excited to create a card which reflects something I love to and reflects the sentiments that he wants to express as well!

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(C) Linda Creates – Linda Caler

I used Seaside Paper Pack – X7192B because the colors matched the described personality of the receiver.  I pulled out C1595 Hello Summer and D1531  Tropical Paradise . as well as several others.     My neighbor loves the beach and so does his girlfriend.  She’s a surfer.  They have a lot of summer plans.  He went through and picked out the images he liked the best for me to use in creating the card.  Here are two of the sets I used:

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I used the Z3017 Cricut Artfully Sent to create the base for the popup card (I’ve actually created and saved the blank popup card base in both a standard (4.25″x 5.5″) and 5″x 7″ card for easy recall!  Love Design Space and my Cricut Air) and Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Alphabet used on the front on the card to say “Happy Birthday”.

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I used paper tearing to create dimension and the illusion of surf.  By alternating X5762 Lagoon cardstock and Seaside background and texture paper to create waves coming in for the ocean.  I cut a piece of 1273 Desert Sand for the sand then used our Z1294 Sanding Kit to give it texture to look like sand.  I took a punch and created footprints in the sand walking towards the surfboards and beach chair/umbrella.  I sponged the top of the footsteps to give them some shading so it would look like what footsteps look like when you walk through the sand.   I used a system font for doing the handwriting on the inside of the card through Design Space (have I told you how much I LOVE Design Space???).  Anyway a few trials and errors with that due to having to cut the base of the card as well as write on it but we got it done!

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Front of Beach Card

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I really liked the way it all came together.  The inside saying stamped on the sky is D1653 Happy Everything, to be released on April 1, 2014 (Seasonal Expressions 2).  It’s not blinged out or fancy as this is not her style.  It does reflect their love of the beach, surfing, being together and being outside while celebrating her birthday.  It did what I love to do – help people celebrate relationships.  My neighbor was thrilled and I hope it will.

Happy Creating!

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Cyber Monday Madness with 20% off all CTMH Cricut Collections!!

For the first time ever, Close To My Heart is offering a Cyber Monday Sale on Monday, December 1, 2014. There has never been a better time to buy Close To My Heart’s exclusive Cricut® Collections for 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut® collections make the perfect addition to any craft room! Sale starts at midnight (MST) on December 1 and ends at 11:59 pm Monday night. 
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GUESS WHAT ELSE?  Cyber Monday falls on December 1, 2014 which is the start of the December Special – “Deal of the Decade”, that will let you  purchase C size (value $13.95) and D- size (value $17.95) stamp sets for only $10 with a qualifying purchase of $50. This is our way of celebrating the ten-year anniversary of our My Acrylix® clear polymer stamps, which have truly been industry-changing! Purchasing a discounted Cricut Cartridge makes you eligible for purchasing as many ‘C’ and ‘D’ sized stamp sets as you’d like for only $10 each! How fun is that??!!
CaptureDo you have loved ones who’d enjoy a Cricut Cartridge under the Christmas Tree? When you Order (2) Discounted Cartridges you will also qualify for $25 in Free Product! (must email me first) so I can enter it in as show!  Going to by 2? Get a special from me for FREE SHIPPING.  =)  Do not place this order through the website – call or email me.  This is good only for tomorrow, Cyber Monday, and until 7:00pm EST.
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In addition to “Deal of the Decade” with C and D stamps for $10, our Seasonal Expressions goes live.  There is so much awesomeness in this!  2 new papers packs, new stamps, and new embellishments. Be watching for new cards, layouts, and more to be posted on this.  None of the stamps in the Seasonal Expressions are included in the Deal of the Decade as they are new.  =)
Hugs and Happy Cutting with your new Cricut Cartridges!!
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