Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year!

As your stamp collection grows look for new ways to combine stamps that creates a brand new look and sends a special message.
I've used stamps from 4 different sets to create this card. I knew I wanted to use the "from our house to yours" stamp, I knew I wanted the card to say "happy new year" and I knew these cards are going in the mail so my embellishing had to lay flat but still give dimension.
All of this was accomplished by using the flourish stamp from the Victory WOTG set stamped second generation with Whisper Ink. The house from the Enjoy set C1496 was stamped next with Ruby Ink. Then I stamped the Happy New Year from the Say It With Style set D1283 in black. The red polka-a-dot ribbon stamp is from one of the stamp sets included with the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge (these come in handy for lots of projects!)
My embellishments are piece of Tulle Ribbon Z1798 and a strip of Silver Glitter CS from the new Whooo's Your Valentine kit.
So from our house to yours we wish you a very happy 2013!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Wishing You...

a very Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth.

 The sparkle you see on the edges of this card and around the scallop circle is the NEW! Glitter Cardstock. I've mounted a small strip behind the blue scallops on the top and bottom edges behind the punched border. I stamped the Peace on Earth stamp on white cardstock and used the scallop circle punch. Then I used the same scallop punch and punched a circle from the glitter cardstock. To mount them on top of each other I used glue dots. 
The glitter cardstock is available with the new Whooo's Your Valentine? kit that is available for only $10 when you make a $35 purchase. See my website for details. To cut the glitter cardstock with our Cricut just place the glitter side down on the mat for smooth cutting.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Heritage scrapbooks

Sometimes just one old family photo tells a story by itself and the moment that was captured is so special the photo needs to be the focal point of your layout.
When you're working on your Heritage pages remember to do some handwritten journaling. I've used several elements to create this page. The photo mount is a journaling tag. The title is a sticker. The journaling paper is from the CTMH Scholastic paperpack and the backgound paper is from the La Belle Vie paperpack. I used the stripe ribbon and bling gems to dress up the page.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree!

Remember the 3D tree from day 5 of my 12 days of Christmas papercrafts? Well when I trimmed the rectangles to make the tree, I saved the scraps! Now I've put them together to make a card! Decorate the tree with a star, some dots of Green Glitter Glitz Gel, a piece of tetextured Cocoa Ribbon then stamp a sentiment and you're done!
The next photo shows you a fool-proof way to line up the triangles so you don't even see the seam!
Use the grids on the Versa-mat and the see through ruler to find the exact middle of the card base. Apply adhesive to one triangle and place next to the edge of the ruler. Move the ruler away and place the 2nd triangle next to the first.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas...

day 12....
maybe most important of all is scrapbooking our memories!
25 years ago when I took these photos I wasn't scrapbooking. I have looked through old photo albums and choosen special photos for scrapbooking. These are just regular family pictures but the memories they hold are very special. Since I wanted to include so many photos I didn't do much embellishing. The journaling is typed then cut into the shapes by using the center point feature on the Cricut. This is really easy to do so if you haven't tried it yet you should! See the next picture for my tips on using this technique.

For perfect cut shapes that center your text just use the ruler markings on the cutting mat.
First decide how big the shape needs to be cut.
Now find the center of the 1st line of text and line it up with the center marking on the mat.
Next count the lines of text to determine which line is in the middle. Now you have the center point of the shape.
Just move the cutting blade to line up with this point, be sure you turn on the Center Point button and cut.
 I hope you've enjoyed my 12 days of Christmas papercrafting. I still have more ideas I plan to share during December so be sure to come back again!