Saturday, November 4, 2017

Beary Christmas Paper Wreath

Beary Christmas Rosette Wreath                           


Beary Christmas Paper Packet X7225B

Coordinating Cardstock X7225D

Beary Christmas Complements X7225C

Silver Glitter Paper Z3239

Hot glue gun, glue sticks

 1 ½”, 2” 21/2” Circle punch

Scallop border punch (optional)



For 6 large rosettes:

Cut 12 strips of 2 ½” x 12” from (2 pc. of the same pattern paper).

For 9 Medium Rosettes:

Cut 18 strips of 2” x 12” (2 pc. of the same pattern paper).

For small rosettes:

Cut 18 pc. strips of 1 ½” x 12” (2 pc. of the same pattern paper).

For x-small rosettes:

Cut 18 strips of 1” x 12” (2 pc. of the same pattern paper).

For rosette front centers:

Cut 1” circles (27) for x-small & small centers from coordinating color cardstocks.

Cut 2” circles for medium & large rosettes from coordinating color cardstock.

Rosette back side:

Cut 2 12” circles for large, medium and small rosettes from any color cardstock

Cut 1 ½” circles for x-small rosettes from any color cardstock.


Large- Score each piece of strip @ ½” interval. Repeat process with all 12 strips.

Medium- Score each piece of strip a@ ¼” intervals. Repeat process with all 18 pieces.

Small & x-small- Score @ ¼” intervals. Repeat on all the strips.

Score and fold pieces along score lines to create accordion shape. Adhere tabs of one rosette piece to end of the next piece, eventually creating a circle with 2 pieces in each circle. Each circle creates one rosette.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Cats And Bats Greeting Cars

#1 Card   BOOO!

  • Stamp “Booo!” I a 21/2” x 3 ½”  on White daisy. Trim.  Color the inside of the letters with any media in orange. Trim. Set aside.
  • Stamp two bats with black ink. Trim and set aside.  
  • Cut 3 1/8” x 5 3/8” black cardstock and adhere to a 3” x 5 ¼” Polka dots paper.
  • Cut trim strip (multicolor strip) 5 3/8”
  • Assemble as shown in the picture. One you have glue the bats and the “Booo,” stamp two spider to the polka-dot paper  and add two dimensional black dots to the spider’s body

#2 Card “Spooky” 

Finished size: 41/4” x 51/2

  • Cut a 2 ½” x 3 “from white cardstock. Sponge the edges with a dauber in Pebble ink color. Stamp spider web with Pewter ink and the two spiders in black ink. Stamp spooky with Goldrush ink and Pewter ink. Set aside.
  • Cut a 3” x 3 ¼” Goldrush cardstock & adhere to the stamp image with 3d foam dots. Add embellishment dots to spider’s body.
  • Cut a 4” x 5 1/4” of the black pattern paper. Cut a 5 ¼” of the multi stripe trim strip. Cut 2 ½” x ¾” of the willow green paper, and duck tail.
  • Stamp “Oct.31st” on a 2 ¼”x ½” of white cardstock and duck tail. Glue on top of the willow paper.
  • Assemble as shown on the pictures.

#3 Card Trick or Treat

  • Cut a 4’ x 2’ of the goldrush pattern paper,
  • Cut a 4” x 3’ of the multi-color block paper pattern
  • Cut a 4’ of the emerald green trim strip.

  • Assemble as show.
  • Stamp 3 spiders with black ink on top of goldrush.
  • Stamp Oct 31 with black ink as show.
  • Add dimensional black dots to spider’s body
Cats & Bats Paper

Cats & Bats Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts

Item Number: Z4045

October Stamp of the Month

Christmas Tunes

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Cats & Bats Paper Pack

Cats & Bats Treat or gift Bag



Cats & Bats Paper packet (X7224B)    

Paper sack (3.5 “x 2” x 6.75”)

Coordinating cardstock (X7224D)

Stamp set Cats & Bats (D1736)

White Daisy cardstock

Black Cardstock

Velcro dots (Z1805)

Ribbon (Z3189)

Hole puncher

Two sided adhesive

Score board

Scalloped trim punch

Cutting measurements:

Solid cardstock:   5 ¾” x 3 5/8”. Score at 4 ½” (Base) & 4 7/16” x 3 5/8” (front)

Pattern paper:   4 ¾” x 3 1/2” (front) & 1 1/8” x 3 1/2” (front flap)

Black card stock: 3” x 3 ½” & 1 ½” x 3 5/8”(Trim)

White cardstock: 2 ¾” x 3 ¼” (stamp image)

  • Cut the paper bag at 4 ¾” from the bottom. Keep the top part of the bag for the pouch project. Set aside.
  • Punch two hole on either side close to the score line on the back side of the 5 ¾” x 3 5/8” as shown in fig.1. This is where the ribbon is to go. Adhere ribbon with tape. Ribbon measures 8” long.
  • Attach the base cardstock (5 3/4” x 3 5/8”) to the bag starting from the bottom of the bag covering the tape ribbon..
  • Glue the front panel (4 7/16” x 3 5/8”) and the pattern paper (4 ¾” x 3 ½”). Adhere to the front of the paper bag.
  • Adhere the pattern paper (1 1/8” x 3 ½”) to front flap.
  • Punch the 1 ½” x 3 5/8” black cardstock stip with a scallop trim punch. Glue to the underside of the flap. Make sure that it reaches the score line.
  • Stamp image to white card stock and adhere to the 3 x 3 1/2” black cardstock. Glue to the front of the flap.
  • Add the Velcro dot to the underside of the flap

Finished size: 3 5/8” x 5 ½”

Falling For You Paper

These adorable decorative pumpkins are the perfect project for you and your friends to craft up in preparation for autumn. They are simple to assemble, easy to customize, and will make the space they occupy in your home that much cozier.

As you share this pumpkin trio with family or a group of friends, turn it into a workshop! Our project uses shapes and papers to make pumpkins, but feel free to get creative and use this technique to create other symmetrical fruits or veggies (like apples, pears, oranges, etc) any time year!

What you need to complete this project:
        Falling for You Paper Packet (X7223B)
-(one paper packet makes 6 pumpkins)
        Bone Folder (Z1204)
        All-purpose Mat (Z2045)
        Cricut® Flower Market Collection (Z2385)
-(consider pre-cutting shapes for workshop; see step 1)
        White Burlap Ribbon (Z3323)
        Adhesive Runner (Z3372)
        Wooden Dowel (3/16" diameter)
        Hot Glue Gun

Cut the following shapes using the Cricut® Flower Market Collection. These cuts will give you enough pieces to create three pumpkins; if you have a big group, you may want to cut these beforehand. Remember to trim zip strips from your papers before making your Cricut® cuts—keep them nearby, though, because you will use them in the next step!
         3" Flower-2 <7> (cut 15, p. 7)
         3%" Flower-2 <7> (cut 15, p. 7)
         4" Flower-2 <7> (cut 15, p. 7

Step 3—Assemble Stems
  • Using scissors, cut three pieces out of the wooden dowel: 3 3/4", 4 1/4",and 4 3/4"
  • Wrap the top 1 1/2" of the three dowel pieces with your choice of zip strip, attaching with hot glue

         Using your bone folder, score each paper circle down the middle with the side of the paper you’d like to display on inside of fold
         Separate your folded circles by size, 3", 3%", and 4"
         Using adhesive, attach all the circles of the same size together, aligning rounded edges and stacking as you go

        Add hot glue to the folded edges of the circles in your stack and adhere around stem, with paper end sticking out at the top
        Add adhesive to the flat side of the last circle and finish wrapping around the stem to adhere to the facing paper circle, completing the pumpkin
To make your pumpkins stand, add a generous amount of hot glue to the bottom of your pumpkin and quickly press in place while it dries to create a flat base.
• Tie some ribbon around the stem of your pumpkin and you re done!

Follow these steps for each size of pumpkin you cut to get a pumpkin trio for decorating your table, mantle, or shelf this autumn season!
Falling for You Paper Packet  # 7223B   $9.95



Falling for You - Workshop Your Way

Kit # G1139      Cost $ 26.95

Product Description
Kit contents:
1 – exclusive workshop stamp set (B-size)
2 – Falling for You sheets
4 — cardstock sheets (2 Espresso, 1 Saffron, 1 White Daisy)
1 – white & gold ribbon (Z3189)
12 – white card bases and envelopes
Create 12 cards using the materials in this kit and easy-to-follow online instructions (found below). The interchangeable stamp images give you ultimate control over the creative process, so you can always make your cards your way.Additional supplies needed:
Archival Black Exclusive Ink™ Stamp Pad (Z3271)
Watercolor Paints (Z3132)
Waterbrush—Medium Round (Z3225)
Leaves Embossing Folder (Z4031)
Thin Cuts—Basic Circles (Z3318)

Thin 3-D Foam Tape (Z2060)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August Stamp of the Month

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.

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