Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Art Philosophy Christmas Poinsettias

Did you notice the little poinsettias on my gift card holders?  They were made from that six sided flower shape on the Art Philosophy cartridge.  Boy, how I love that shape!  From pumpkin toppers, to Christmas trees to poinsettias, it really is the most versatile shape.  Here is one of the poinsettias that I have turned into a cute little pin.  I spent the afternoon making 24 of these beauties into pins, and I have twelve that I might turn into hair accessories.  Of course, they are all going to be for the craft show.  They would even make really cute tags for packages, strung with some bakers twine, which I am patiently waiting to arrive.  The two layers of red petals were cut at 1.75" and stamped with the corresponding AP Bundle stamp, and the green petal layer was cut at 2.25", just in case you want to make your own.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Craft Show Gift Card Holders

I have finally started working on some projects for a craft show that I am doing on November 5, 2011, at the Sparta Ambulance Building in Sparta, NJ.  I have a couple of friends also participating in the show and it sounded like fun.  Then the reality set in that I would need to find more time to make what I planned on selling!  Here is my first idea.  Of course, it is created entirely from shapes on the CTMH Art cartridge.  The stamping was created from the My Acrylix Stamp Set called "December 25th".  I could not resist that set when I first saw it, and I plan on making many a tag with it.  You can purchase December 25th, the Believe Paper Packet, and the Art Philosophy bundle by clicking here.

 If you would like to make your own, here is a photo of the pieces that I cut out, minus the embellishments.  I cut the scalloped circle at 4", and the plain circle pieces at 3.7" (I cut each of these plain circles in half.)  I embossed the solid piece using my Cuttlebug and glued it completely to the scalloped circle.  I only glued the patterned B&T Duo paper carefully around the rounded edges, to create a pocket for my gift card.  The last step is to embellish as desired.

So, now is the tough part.  What would you craft show veterans say that I should price these at?  I want to sell them, and not take them home, but the details make them a little time consuming.  I  really look forward to your comments...thanks!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Winter Wonderland Tree from Art Philosophy Cartridge

Please see Sparkle and Shine Christmas Tree Kit post dated 12/08/13 for new updates!

Have you been wondering what I have been up to recently?  Well, I have been busy creating a Winter Wonderland Tree courtesy of my Art Philosophy Cartridge.  I started by choosing some paper from the CTMH Believe Paper Packet.  I choose the pretty green patterned B&T Duo cardstock with stars, along with the Topiary cardstock for a traditional looking tree.  I threw in a few sheets of Daisy White cardstock for the snowy tips of my branches.  Here is the Believe Paper Packet, well almost - it is missing its Sweet Leaf cardstock...

 All supplies for this project, including the Art Philosophy cartridge can be purchased by shopping with me and clicking here.  Still don't have the Art Philosophy cartridge?  Remember, the holidays are right around the corner.  Tell your loved ones to visit my blog if the cartridge bundle is on your wish list this year! 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Really Inexpensive Gift Tags

 Have you checked out the "While Supplies Last" section of my CTMH website?  There are some really great deals to be had there. Like this Winter Cheer Glitter Rub-On set.  It is 78% off right now, making it only
 $3.  It comes with two full sheets of 6" x 12" rub-ons, and three full 6" x12" glitter sheets, so that you get to customize your rub-ons.
  I recently received my set in my order and I had a plan in mind.

 Using the Close to my Heart Art Philosophy cartridge, I cut two corresponding  stars out of our CTMH Crystal Blue and White Daisy Cardstock.

Then I pulled out my "While Supplies Last" Twinkle Brads.  They are a steal at $1.

I layered the two stars, inking the edges of the smaller one, of course.  I then used one of the many Glitter Rub-ons.  I used a  Twinkle Brad for a little embellishment, and it can also be used to loop a hanger around.

I couldn't stop at just one, so I cut out two Art Philosophy Christmas trees.  I trimmed the bottom of the white layer, so my Sweet Leaf Cardstock peaked out a little more.  Again, I added one of the larger Twinkle Brads.  You can make many dozens of these tags in no time with a few packages of the Twinkle Brads and the Winter Cheer Glitter Rub-ons.  You could use these as gift tags or even pretty ornaments.  Sell them at craft shows this holiday season.  Box them up and give a set for a teacher gift they can really use! 

Do not hesitate to pick these goodies up quickly.  They will be going fast at such a great price!  Click here to shop the entire line of CTMH products currently available.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Holiday Magic - The October CTMH Stamp of the Month

Fall is upon us now, and the holidays are fast approaching.  What better way to get prepared for Christmas than with a little Holiday Magic?

This stamp set can be yours for only $5 with a $50 purchase during this month only.  I love that several of the images can be cut out with the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge for Cricut.  What magical holiday splendor you will be able to create when you receive your very own Holiday Magic stamp set!
Don't miss out...to place your online order, please click here.