Thursday, 26 June 2014

My 1st Project Using CTMH products!

Yay!  I finally found some time to play around with my new goodies from Close To My Heart.  I decided to make a set of cards in a gift box.  I had quite a few of these sets on my Etsy site but they seem to have all sold.  This was a quick project from start to finish as the paper collection made it so easy to whip together 6 cards with envelopes.

Here is the box that I put together to house the cards.  The paper collection that I used is Skylark from Close To My Heart.  I used some roses and trims from my stash, although I'm fairly certain that the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The cards are all thank you cards for this particular project.  I must admit that these cards were a lot more CAS (clean and simple) than what I usually do but I had to make them as flat as I could to fit them in the box. 

  The box was made using a template from Gina K.  She had originally designed the box to hold photographs so they would be easy to organize.  I love using this template to hold cards because the size is perfect for A2 cards.  Here is the link for Parts 1 and 2 of Gina K's videos showing how to make the box.

Template can be downloaded from Stamp TV, Freebies Section.  Scroll down to Memory Keeper and follow download instructions. 
Below are Gina's measurements for the Memory Keeper she made in the video. 

Green box- 8.5" X 11" (Download the free template from the Freebies tab above)
Yellow top flap layer- 6.25" X 2.75"
Patterned paper top flap layer- 6" X 2.5"
Yellow back layer- 6.25" X 4.25"
Patterned paper back layer- 6" X 4"
Yellow bottom flap- 6.25" X 2.25"
Patterned paper bottom flap- 6" X 2"
Scrap Yellow, black and patterned paper to make focal image

Monday, 16 June 2014

Challenge #67 themed "Summer Fun" at Lia Stampz

Wow!  Has it really been this long since I've posted to my blog?  I have been having problems with my computer for a while now.  My husband tried changing my browser to Firefox and while some things were ok with it, others were not.  Every time I tried posting here on my blog it wouldn't let me and the same when trying to comment on my friend's blogs.  I kept getting messages about Google Chrome and couldn't get in.  Finally I told Hubby to take Firefox out and put me back on Internet Explorer.  I'm back to the slowness I was experiencing before and sometimes not even slowness, it just won't load the page.  For example with Facebook, I will try to click on a friend's page and it just acts as if it's loading and loading and loading but the page never appears.  It has been very frustrating to say the least.  Jobs that should take only minutes to accomplish are either taking a very long time or I'm not able to do them at all.  Anyway, that's my explanation for not being on my blog very much.  I haven't even posted anything on here about June specials at Close To My Heart. 

Enough about that, I made it on here today so I'm going to try and catch up a little.  There's a brand new challenge over at Lia Stampz and it's themed "Summer Fun."  You can do anything; a card, a layout, a box, a tag or even a mini album which is what I did.  I've seen these albums called squash albums and wanted to give them a try.  I had a few pictures from a trip that my daughter and I had taken to Maine one year.  I had already put most of the pictures into a scrapbook album but had a few left over and didn't want to throw them out so I thought I make one of these squash albums and put them in there.  I used one of Lia Stampz images of a little girl building a sand castle for the front of the squash album.  Here's what I came up with;

Now this is a little on the plain side I know but I was trying to get the basics of it.  I had tried one before but it kept getting glued together so I had to try and figure out what I did wrong and how I could fix it.  It was just a matter of tape runner placement and placing it elsewhere.  This one does not stick together.  It was actually fun to make and I can see lots of possibilities making these.  I know these have been out there for years but they are pretty new to me.  The fun thing is that they fold up into a square and the pages just unfold and cascade when you let them drop.  Neat!  Anyway, hope you enjoyed it.  I will probably make more and will post them when I do.  For now, I need to try and catch up on some things that I haven't been able to post.  Thanks for your time!