Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Close To My Heart Aurora Papers 1 Sketch 2 Layouts

The Aurora collection is so special. The Aurora Borealis is shown on 2 papers, a starry night filled with constellations is on 2 more, and a gradation of mountains on the next 2. They are wonderful!! I decided to take my "Make It From Your Heart" vol 3 sketch book and pack of Aurora papers into my video room and make something happen. The sketch I chose could be used vertically or horizontally. I cut the papers (paying attention to the orientation of the design) 6 x 12, 4 x 12, 1/2x12, and 1 1/2 x 12. You could just make the cuts 2, 4, 6 for ease. The number of pictures are up to you. I used the suggested picture layout from the book on the 1st layout and put fewer pictures on the 2nd. Once again, it's up to you. Then embellish away! I used the Julep shimmer tape which worked beautifully. These specific items are available until June 30th but any papers can be used and the "Make It From Your Heart" vol 3 sketch book will continue to be available.

Aurora Paper & Sticker Sheet

Make It From Your Heart Vol 3 

Process Video-Creating 2 Layouts from 1 Sketch


My First Layout-horizontal-

My Second Layout-Vertical-

  1. Make It From Your Heart
  2. Aurora Paper & Sticker Sheet
  3. Aurora Scrapbooking Workshop Kit
  4. Aurora Picture My Life Cards
  5. All Adhesives
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Monday, June 22, 2020

With Sympathy-Cards That Are Sad To Create

There are cards that are for birthday's, weddings, holidays, thank you, congratulations, ... you get the idea. The one event in life that is so difficult is the loss of a loved one. I was recently very grateful for a couple of Close To My Heart stamps sets that helped me make a cards for friends that lost their son rather unexpectedly. It's so hard for me to come up with the words to say, so the sentiments from the ""With Heartfelt Sympathy" is a stamp set that will help me now and in the future with this emotionally difficult task. Colors are your choice. We are coming to the end of our catalogs, so this set may not be available after August 2020.

Here are the stamp sets I used:


Yesterday & Today Cardmaking Stamp Set

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Embossing Adds Dimension To Your Cards

I've used Heat and dry embossing to add interest and dimension to this Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge card. The stamp set is the July Stamp of the Month. This set has sweet images that are perfect for coloring. I decided to play with heat embossing on vellum then coloring the vellum with our Tri-Blend markers. The coloring was very easy and gave a different look than cardstock. The dry embossing folder I used is from my stash but you could use a lot of different ones. I love this little girl with a great big bouquet of flowers!

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Easy, Fast, & Low-Cost Cardmaking

This is a Craft With Heart subscription cardmaking kit. There is no cutting. All the pieces are die cut and very easy to put together. There are minimal instructions needed to assemble the cards.

Here are the cards included in the May-Aug Card kit:

Keep up with all the occasions in your life with a Craft with Heart™ Cardmaking subscription. Each delivery includes materials to create a set of beautiful, handmade cards, that will come together in a snap thanks to pre-printed card bases, die-cut shapes, and more. Each delivery also includes an exclusive My Acrylix® stamp set, complete with stamping block and mini ink pads, so you’ll have the tools you need to create your cards just the way you want them.
Looking at the contents of the Craft with Heart Subscription kit:


Here is my Process Video showing 1 ea of all 12 designs: