Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Spruced Up Cards from the Jan-Feb 2020 Catalog

The cards shown on page 6 of the Jan-Feb 2020 catalog uses the Spruced Up paper and the Spruced Up Cardmaking and Thin Cut Stamp set. The cards are lovely and perfect with these papers. I'm so glad one of my club groups decided they want to make them because that means I HAVE to make them. I love them. I show you how to make them including the sizes of the cut pieces.


Sunday, February 16, 2020

Save Space in Your Scrap Room! Stamp Set Envelope Snap Removal

After reorganizing my office, including my collection of Close To My Heart acrylic stamp sets, I saw that I still have lots of stamp envelopes that have the snaps on them. All the new stamp sets no longer have the snaps. The flap just inserts into a slit taking much less space in our large organizers. I did one of the 4 sections of a large organizer which held a snug 12 stamp sets. After the snap removal, 5-6 more stamp sets can fit into the same space. I'm not taking out the paper parts or the foam stamping sheet from each envelope, but if you did, I would estimate you could probably fit 10 sets into the same space. I used an old Radio Shack 100 watt soldering gun to melt and remove the snaps. It was easy!! I did 12 sets in 14 minutes including cutting a slit. This was a far better way to remove the snaps than my previous way which was a wire snipper. Snaps went aflying that way!!


Friday, February 14, 2020

Reorganization of My Scrapbooking Office 2020

I can find stuff now!!! Some people are so good at organization, I, sadly, am not one of those. My friend Sylvia is GREAT at organization. I've had to spend some money and add some hanging files and more Stamp n Storage boxes to help me with all my scrapbook supplies. All of the discontinued papers, inks and cardstock that have been in a "stash" are now readily available to my scrapping friends when I have a crop. Hopefully, I haven't made you dizzy with my handheld Go Pro. ;-)




Let me know if you have any suggestions!

Thanks for watching!!

XOXO

Dots

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Easy Peasy Scrapbook Subscription for February 2020

Oh my gosh these are so easy!! The February 2020 Craft With Heart subscription layouts are so very quick to do and so cute! I did the layouts but forgot to hit the record button. I was so mad at myself and tried to think of a way to save my non video by showing you the pages and adding additional embellishments from the Celebrate Today kit that coordinates perfectly with this kit. Why put embellishments into the stash when you can use them?! I did want to add some extras to the layouts anyway. I didn't want to waste my pretty peony sticker!



I didn't make big changes. I chose to use some of the stickers that were left over from Celebrate Today and some of the acrylic stars that I colored with a TriBlend Bright Pink marker. I also LOVE the rainbow zip strip and did not want that to disappear into the stash black hole (if you know what I mean)!





Supplies:


  1. Craft with Heart
  2. TriBlend Markers
  3. 3D Foam Dots
  4. Liquid Glass
If you want to create these very easy no cut layouts, please shop with me to start the fun!

Thanks,

XOXO

Dots

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Valentine's Cards from Mojo Monday and Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge

This video is about 2 challenges, Mojo Monday and Atlantic Hearts Card Challenge. The sketch challenges always have great ideas for any cards from birthdays to sympathy cards. You decide the sentiment and you decide the papers. I enjoy creating the cards using these challenges. The fun part is ANYONE can do these for your own use. When the cards get uploaded, you get to see how different brains create such different cards from the same sketch.

I take you from the sketch to the final product.


 

My card with a portion of the envelope.



My Card with a portion of the envelope.


My process video:




Supplies

  1. Oh My Heart kit
  2. Stitched Ovals Thin Cuts
  3. Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts
  4. Stitched Scallop Circle Thin Cut
  5. Intense Black Ink Pad
  6. Raspberry Ink Pad
Thanks!

XOXO

Dots

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Celebrate Today Workshop-Pinwheels, Star Shaker Windows, Balloons, Oh My!!

Add some color into your crafting with this vibrant paper collection. Coordinating accessories, stamps, and project kits make it easy to create cards, scrapbook layouts, and more! Birthdays or other festivities will work well with these pages. The new techniques in this kit are pinwheels and star shaker windows. Both are a challenge, therefore a learning experience. Supplies:

Celebrate Today Scrapbook Workshop Kit Kit contents: 1 – Celebrate Today Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet (X7252S) 3 – cardstock sheets (2 Black, 1 Raspberry) 1 – vellum paper sheet 6 – exclusive die-cut sheets; 12" × 12" 1 – set of exclusive clear acrylic shapes 1 – Silver Loose Sequins (Z4304) 3 – Top-load 12" × 12" Memory Protectors™ photo placeholders & printed instructions


Additional supplies needed:
  1. Blue Turquoise TriBlend™ Marker
  2. Bright Pink TriBlend™ Marker
  3. Black Journaling Pen (.01)
  4. All-purpose Mat
  5. Anti-static Pouch
  6. Thin 3-D Foam Tape
  7. 3-D Foam Tape
  8. Liquid Glass
  9. Glue Dots® Micro Dots

PROJECT 1



Project 2




Project 3



Project 4



I hope you enjoy watching the videos and maybe they will help you put your own pages together. 

Thanks!

XOXO

Dots