Saturday, January 19, 2019

How to Make a CTMH Budding Peony Shaker Card

Are you interested in how to make your own version of my Budding Peony Shaker Card?  This video will show you how I made mine!
Here are the links to some of the important supplies that I used to create my Budding Peony Shaker Card.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Craft With Heart Subscription Bonus!!!

I have recently just received and completed my second shipment of CTMH's new subscription service, Craft With Heart.  I opted for the annual option, where I get three shipments of 4 months worth of layouts at a time.  I love my subscription, but now, CTMH has made it even better!

Now through January 31st, you will receive a bonus kit along with your annual enrollment.  
The Family Ties Cut Above Kit features 3 double layouts along with Memory Protectors!
An annual Craft With Heart Subscription breaks down to only $14.36 per month, which includes 4 pages, and Memory Protectors!
Here is a look at the January through April pages.

January Craft With Heart 

February Craft With Heart

March Craft With Heart

April Craft With Heart

I am just so excited to share this A-MAZ-ING offer with all of you!!!  To find out more, simply click on any of the Craft With Heart links throughout this post.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Heart Happy Layouts and Workshop Cutting Guide

Close To My Heart's "Heart Happy"
Available only while supplies last, or February 28, 2019, whichever comes first.
It truly made my own heart happy, with its striking color palette that includes Sapphire, Raspberry, Mint and Ballerina, to name a few of the colors.
I knew that I wanted to make beautiful, yet easy to accomplish layouts with this bundle of goodness.  I wanted these layouts to be achievable for my scrapbookers without Cricut or Thin Cuts, and I am delighted with how they turned out.  To make these layouts, you will need The Heart Happy Workshop Kit without the Stamp Set (but for a few dollars more, why not just get the set?) as well as two sheets of White Daisy Cardstock if you chose to add the additional photo mats above those included in the kit. 

Keep scrolling past these layout photos for details on how you can make your own!

Now, onto how to get the Workshop Cutting Guide to make your own set of these oh, so easy but oh, so pretty layouts.

I designed this Workshop Cutting Guide that I would like to offer to anyone that purchases $20 in product from my CTMH website,  The products purchased can include any items at all, even clearance, just as long as they add up to $20. This offer is available for any customer or fellow consultant to take advantage of.  And if you are a fellow consultant, you will be free to use my cutting guides for your very own, in-person workshops.  

I will email the workshop to you within 24 hours (and usually much sooner) of your $20 product purchase is complete.

I am also offering an option ONLY for my friends OUTSIDE of the United States, since you can't purchase from my website, sadly.  Please note that this option is not for those in the United States, and I will need to reverse your payment if you live in the US and try to use the button.

$10 USD 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Heart & Home Cards

Welcome to GIRLplusPAPER, and my entry for the January, 2019, Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from Joyce's blog, Joyful Creations, you are on the right path!
For my post this month, I would like to share a set of three cards made with one of my favorite new stamp sets out of our Seasonal Expression 1 Idea Book.  It is called Heart and Home.  I have paired it with patterned cardstock from the Feels Like Home paper suite.  The images were colored using our ShinHan markers.  These cards might just have de-throned my Bushel and a Peck card set in my heart.  Yikes!  Did I just say that???

I added some greenery and a little flower, all cut from  the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts.  A little bling was also required, so I found the tiniest of sequins from my Loose Silver Sequins and adhered them to some of the flowers.  The Light Gray Ribbon added the perfect little bow, don't you think?
Thank you for stopping by this month to visit me!
Now, please hop on over to see

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Something Fierce Cards

Something Fierce, one of the newest paper suites in Close To My Heart's Spring of 2019 lineup.  It's more than just dinosaurs, and I wanted to prove that to you!
I had left over flowers after making my National Papercrafting Month Magnolia Frame Kit.  So, what to do with them, right?  Well, I was sitting at my CTMH Seasonal Expression Product Launch back in December, and had just been given some Something Fierce paper, so I came up with some really quick cards.  And since I was playing with a January special and January featured paper pack, I also went with the January Stamp of the Month from CTMH, Card Captions.  I love that Card Captions is only $5 this month with a qualifying purchase.

And so, these three cards came to be.  I presented them, along with my Magnolia Frame, to all of the other CTMH Consultants in attendance.  It was so much fun!
Thanks for visiting me here at GIRLplusPAPER.  Feel free to pin these cards if you'd like.  And please consider becoming a blog follower and like my Facebook page...both options are up above on the left side of the blog.

Season of Joy Holiday House

Hello there, and Happy New Year!

I have been waiting for this day, because it is the day that I am free to show you my Holiday House.  It was made using my Season of Joy Cricut digital collection.  It was an exclusive Close To My Heart digital cartridge that has since sold out, so I hope that you got yours!
Anyway, I started with two of the 3D houses on the cartridge and married them together to get this shorter, stouter, more embellished house.  I used cardstock from the Tis the Season paper suite, along with some Gold and White Glitter Cardstock and some Vellum too.
I should also mention that the little greenery boughs and gold flowers were cut from my Decorative Border Thin Cuts.
The Cricut Design Space file is going to be given to my girls that joined my Exclusive Season of Joy Project Group.  (For more information, please click here to view the related blog post.)

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Craft With Heart Subscription Unboxing

My Craft With Heart Subscription box from Close To My Heart arrived today.  I wanted to share a quick walk through that I did.  I can't wait to put these together!
If you'd like more information once you watch the video, here is the link over to my website:

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Heart Happy

The Heart Happy collection from Close To My Heart.  

As if we needed anymore cuteness at this very moment!  

Well, we must have, because this happy little collection is available right now over on my website

There are many product options to choose from, including purchasing the products individually or in discounted bundles, whatever suits your needs.

There are even FREE workshop guides over on my website that will help you make layouts, cards, tags and even a mini album!  

Here is a little taste of the artwork you can create with the guide...

Monday, December 10, 2018

CTMH Wonder of the Season Card

I was once again inspired by a sketch that I found on Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, number 502.
I wanted to go far away from traditional Christmas colors, as well as really bright whimsical colors too.  So, although CTMH has given us two really cool Christmas paper suites to create with this year, I decided to play with an everyday paper suite called Boutique.  And do you know what pairs beautifully with Boutique?  Sugarplum, CTMH's Color of the Year.
Not exactly what one would think of right away for a Christmas card, but I wanted a challenge.  I knew that the flower on the sketch would come from our CTMH Wonder of the Season stamp set.  I have loved this set since CTMH was kind enough to send it to me back in June to create with in my role as CTMH Convention Extravaganza Presenter.   Such an honor!!!  I also knew that the sentiment from the set would work beautifully stamped within the 3" circle.  My poinsettia was stamped with Intense Black Ink and colored with our Watercolor Pencils and Clear Shimmer Brush.

When I looked at my Thin Cuts collection, the only circle quite as big as the sketch called for was from my Shaker Window and Confetti Thin Cuts, and so of course I had to go there!  Using one of my Shaker Foam and Acetate sets, along with some Silver Loose Sequins, the shaker element of my card was born.  

To finish off my card, I added a strip of Sugarplum Glitter Paper that I cut using the Decorative Borders Thin Cuts, a few Sugarplum Glitter Gems, and some Silver Embellishing Thread.

Wow!  It took me some much longer to write up this blog post than it did to make that card!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Oh What Fun - Holiday Cheer Layout for the Joyful Stars Blog Hop December 2018

Welcome to my blog post for the December 2018 Joyful Stars Blog Hop.  If you have arrived here from Joyce's blog Joyful Creations, you are off to a good start.

This month, I am sharing a layout inspired by a Scrapbook Generation layout sketch that I recently purchased.  I thought it would look really cute with our Oh What Fun paper pack and Oh What Fun Complements, so that is what I used.  Additionally, I cut the cute little mugs using the CTMH Season of Joy Cricut collection.  The snowflakes were cut from our Winter Flurries Thin Cuts.

As for embellishments, I relied heavily on the CTMH Gold Sequin Ribbon.  I had decided to stamp the steam onto my layout, and it just got lost in the background.  So, Gold Sequin Ribbon adhered down with a little Liquid Glass right over that bad stamping to the rescue.

Isn't it fun when the biggest mistake turn into the BEST creative element ever?  I then placed a few of sequins on top of my snowflakes with the solid center, to tie it all together.

I hope that you have enjoyed your time here at GIRLplusPAPER.  Please stop back and visit me often.  Now please hop on over to visit the talented, Debi, at That Might Look Good on a Card

Friday, December 7, 2018

CTMH ‘Tis the Season Card Set

Do you need some quick cards to give for Christmas?  I created these cute little Tis the Season 4"x 4" cards after coming across this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge on Facebook.  It has been some time since I have participated in one of their challenges, but I am going to do so more often now.  Such great inspiration!!!
All of the cards began with a base 8"x 4" piece of Charcoal cardstock that I folded in half.  I layered on a 3.75" square of Tis the Season patterned cardstock, another .5" strip across the middle, and circular sentiment pieces cut from our Basic Circles and Stitched Circles Thin Cuts.  The circles were cut from Candy Apple cardstock and the very subtle gray cardstock with white snowflakes out of the Tis the Season patterned cardstock as well.
I stamped in those circles using the Holiday Sparkle stamp set, which is currently still available only while supplies last, in the Holiday Sparkle Shaker Card Bundle.  It has to be among my favorites in our CTMH Holiday Expressions book this time around.
For embellishment, I added a bow to each card made from our White and Gold Skinny Ribbon.  Using our new Decorative Borders Thin Cuts, I cut out the greenery from the Fern colored patterned cardstock located, guess where, in the Tis the Season pack of course!