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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

10/1 Tip Thurs - Scrapbook On A Small Scale - Scrapbook Layout 2019 Capt Jack Sparrow carved pumpkin

Welcome to a Tip on Thursday. I'm Melissa, nickname "Sunshine HoneyBee", an independent Close To My Heart CTMH Consultant, and I want to share some tips I have learned in a weekly tutorial named Tip on Thursday.

Please check out my CTMH site and order wonderful items like what I used, comment below & share a photo of what you made using the Tip.

For this Tip on Thursday I want to share with you how to scrapbook on a small scale.

 You can scrapbook 12" x 12" layouts but lately I've liked creating 6" x 6" layouts. The one I'm showing you is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" and I'll add a 6" x 6" white cardstock to back and that can be used for journaling.


Supplies & Tools you will need are:

1. Cardstock in color choices you want. I used: black, yellow, orange.

 2. Photo or photos of your choice. I used a photo printed on white cardstock of a Captain Jack Sparrow pumpkin my hubby carved laast year, 2019.

3. Pattern papers of your choice. I used scraps of Pirate skull & crossbones and Pirate Words.

Directions:

1. Cut cardstock: white 6" x 6", black 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", yellow

  5 1/4" x 5 1/4" and orange 5" x 5". 

2. Print photo on white cardstock and cut: 2  3/8" x 2  3/8"

3. Add cut scraps of pattern paper. Pirate skull & crossbones is cut 3" x 3". Pirate Words is 3  1/2" x 1  1/4".

 Catching up on my scrapbooking. This scrapbook layout is the Captain Jack Sparrow pumpkin (styrofoam pumpkin) my hubby carved last year, 2019. Hubby uses a dremmel tool and is now doing what is called shaving (have to be careful because the pumpkin is not thick, which means you do not cut open pattern parts but instead just shave off some of the outer. Have chosen carved pattern, not a Pirate theme, for this year and will post this year's when he finishes.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies

cardstock/paper: black, yellow, orange, white,

  pattern - Pirate Skull & Crossbones, Pirate words

photo: printed on white cardstock on my Canon printer

  of Captain Jack Sparrow pumpkin hubby carved



The Close To My Heart CTMH Sept-Oct catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

Entering this in: 

CHNC Oct Pattern Ch  10/31

Hero Arts Ch#15 Fall & Halloween  10/22

Simon Mon Ch Incl a Photo  2/5  10/4

Simon Wed Ch Anything Goes  2/5  10/6

 

fall is best shared with Friends Tag Card w/ Photo

Please click here for Tip Thursday 9/24 Dies Multipurposing. Please visit during the mth of Sept & Oct for new Tip Thursdays.

Made this using vellum so that the photo & tag can be removed. Photo is of my dog Daisy Rey when she won 3rd Place at Petco Halloween contest in 2018. Used Newton's Nook/Simon stamps/dies. Used Tim Holtz Distress Inks & Oxides on the leaves and ribbon. Had scrap left over to stamp sentiment on.










 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies

cardstock/paper: white, Kraft, vellum

  pattern - Leaves

Crayola: pencil colors

CTMH: Shimmer pens - Charcoal (on dog nose)

markers: Copic, Stampin' Up

photo: printed on white cardstock on my Canon printer

  of my dog Daisy when she won 3rd Place at 

  Petco Halloween costume contest

ribbon: cream with Leaves (used TH Distress Ink on it)

Tim Holtz:

  Distress Ink -  spiced marmalade, mustard seed, barn door

 


The Close To My Heart CTMH Sept-Oct catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

Entering this in: 

CHNC Sept Pattern Ch  9/30

Hero Arts Ch#15 Fall & Halloween  10/22

Newton's Nook Ch#133 Autumn Theme  1/3   10/9









Simon Mon Ch Incl a Photo  1/5  10/4

Simon Wed Ch Anything Goes  1/5  10/6


Monday, September 28, 2020

Halloween Bat Tag

Please click here for Tip Thursday 9/24 Dies Multipurposing. Please visit during the mth of Sept for new Tip Thursdays.

Bought Cricut digi cartridge, Creepy Critters, a couple weeks ago. Used Tim Holtz Crackle Paste with Bat stencil. Used CTMH Shimmer black & purple pens on some of the textured Bats. Can you find the Shimmer black & purple bats? When I went to cut the bat it moved it over the 3" edge so I canceled, rotated it and got it to fit within the 3" so it would cut on the 3" piece of cardstock. Used CTMH Shimmer purple pen on bat. Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink on ribbon which was orange so it would match with purple colors. Yes, I wore gloves.


Photograped with a pumpkin diorama my hubby made. Hubby is the talented pumpkin carver of styrofoam pumpkins which you can see on my blog sidebar. I have chosen the pumpkin stencil for him to carve and it is not a Pirate theme. Does anyone want to make a guess as to what the theme of the pumpkin will be? Stay tuned and you will see after he finishes.

 
















 

 

 

Supplies

cardstock/paper: black, purple, Kraft, 

  pattern - Halloween

 Cricut: digi cartridge - Creepy Critters Bat

  machine - Cricut Explore Air

CTMH: Shimmer pens - Charcoal, Wisteria (purple)

ribbon: orange with black bats (used TH Distress Ink on it)

Tim Holtz: Distress Crackle Paint - picket fence

  Distress Ink - wilted violet, stencil - Halloween 2 (Bats)

 


The Close To My Heart CTMH Sept-Oct catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

Entering this in: 

Bitten By The Bug 2 Ch Halloween  10/11

CHNC Sept Pattern Ch  9/30

Hero Arts Ch#15 Fall & Halloween  10/22

Simon Wed Ch Animal Antics  5/5  9/29

 

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Steampunk Halloween Cat/Witch Hat hocus pocus Card

Please click here for Tip Thursday 9/24 Dies Multipurposing. Please visit during the mth of Sept for new Tip Thursdays.

 

Created this Card with a Steampunk Halloween theme. Started with a brown base. Embossed Kraft with spider web. Used Distress Ink, ink spray & Distress Crackle Paint. Allowed time to dry. Stamped sentiment. Cut sentiment out using a banner die. Distressed sentiment tag with ink. Sanded cardstock for Cat & cut Cat die. Stamped witch hat twice; once on gray & once on purple. Paper pieced the purple for witch hat band/buckle. Added pattern paper to inside of card.












Supplies

cardstock/paper: brown, gray, Kraft, 

  pattern - Halloween

die: CTMH Title Banners (sentiment tag)

ink spray: dylusions Pure Sunshine

Tim Holtz: 

  cardstock - black

  embossing/stamp/die - Hocus Pocus - spider emb folder,

  stamp 'hocus pocus', stamp/die Witch Hat,

  Distress Crackle Paint - picket fence

  Distress Ink - black soot, wilted violet

  tool - sander



The Close To My Heart CTMH Sept-Oct catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

Entering this in:  

CHNC Sept Pattern Ch  9/30

Hero Arts Ch#15 Fall & Halloween  10/22 

Simon Mon Ch Steampunk  3/5  9/27

Simon Wed Ch Animal Antics  4/5  9/29

Steampunk Halloween Skull & Crossbones Tag

Please click here for Tip Thursday 9/24 Dies Multipurposing. Please visit during the mth of Sept for new Tip Thursdays.

 

Created this Tag with a Steampunk Halloween theme. Started with a Kraft tag and embossed with spider web. Stamped sentiment. Stamped Skull and Crossbones twice once on off-white cardstock & other on red cardstock. Die cut Skull & Crossbones and eyes. Added eyes to Skull. Used Distressed Ink. Added Skull & Crossbones to Tag. Added pattern paper. Added some twine.















Supplies

cardstock/paper: Kraft, 

  pattern- Skull & Crossbones

marker: Spectrum Noir red (on eyes)

pen: CTMH Shimmer red (on eyes)

Tim Holtz:

  embossing/stamp/die - Hocus Pocus - spider emb folder,

  stamp 'oct. 31', stamp/die Skull & Crossbones

  Distress Ink - walnut stain



The Close To My Heart CTMH Sept-Oct catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com

Entering this in:  

Cardz TV Ch#124  3/3  10/8

CHNC Sept Pattern Ch  9/30

Hero Arts Ch#15 Fall & Halloween  10/22 

Simon Mon Ch Steampunk  2/5  9/27

Steampunk Halloween Moon/Owl Tag

 

Please click here for Tip Thursday 9/24 Dies Multipurposing. Please visit during the mth of Sept for new Tip Thursdays.

 

Created this Tag with a Steampunk Halloween theme. Started with a Kraft tag as base for sturdiness. Used paper distresser on material to fray edges. Used Distress Inks on material. Added some silver sticker embellishing (stars & leafy branch). Attached material to Kraft base. Distressed the Halloween pattern paper and attached to material. Sanded cardstock for Moon & Owl before die cutting. Die cut Moon & Owl. Added Moon & Owl. Added some black cord.
 


 

 

 

 

 








Supplies

cardstock/paper: Kraft, 

  Recollections Boo Paper Pad - has a material texture to it

  pattern- Halloween

cord: black cotton braiding crd

Tim Holtz: cardstock/paper - black, yellow

  die - Moon, Owl, Tag

  Distress Ink - spiced marmalade, rusty hinge,

    squeezed lemonade, walnut stain

  stickers - Industrious Stickers/Borders 

  (silver - stars & leafy branch)

  tool - paper distresser, sander




The Close To My Heart CTMH Sept-Oct catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com


Entering this in:  

Cardz TV Ch#124  2/3  10/8

CHNC Sept Pattern Ch  9/30

Hero Arts Ch#15 Fall & Halloween  10/22 

Simon Mon Ch Steampunk  1/5  9/27

Simon Wed Ch Animal Antics  3/5  9/29


Friday, September 25, 2020

you're A-MAIZE-ING Scarecrow Autumn Card

  Please click here for Tip Thursday 9/24 Dies Multipurposing. Please visit during the mth of Sept for new Tip Thursdays.
 

 Dressed up the scarecrow on this Autumn Card using brown felt for hat, fabric swatch remnant for shirt and denim from some old blue jeans for overalls & band on hat. Added some wiggle eyes.

 





 

 

 

 

 



Supplies

brads: 2 gold (on overalls)

cardstock/paper: cream (scarecrow), Kraft, pattern - leaves

Crayola: pencil colors

ink:  CTMH - BlueBird, Toffee

pen: CTMH Shimmer charcoal

ribbon: Celebrate green mesh wire

stamp/die:  Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest

Tim Holtz: Distress Ink walnut stain

wiggle eyes: 5mm



The Close To My Heart CTMH Sept-Oct catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com


Entering this in:  

Cardz TV Ch#124  1/3  10/8

CHNC Sept Pattern Ch  9/30

Hero Arts Ch#15 Fall & Halloween  10/22

Lawn Fawnactics Ch85 Awesome Autumn  1/4  10/4   

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Wed Ch Animal Antics  2/5  9/29

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Tip Thursday - 9/24 Dies Multipurposing

Welcome to a Tip on Thursday. I'm Melissa, nickname "Sunshine HoneyBee", an independent Close To My Heart CTMH Consultant, and I want to share some tips I have learned in a weekly tutorial named Tip on Thursday.

Please check out my CTMH site and order wonderful items like what I used, comment below & share a photo of what you made using the Tip.

For this Tip on Thursday I want to share with you how to multipurpose your dies; thus getting more use out of them.


Supplies & Tools you will need are:

1. Dies - Title Banners Z4151 (this is still available),

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  fancy borders Z3682 (in new Core Catalog

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. cardstock (you can use scraps) 

3. die machine, base plate, 2 die cutting plates - 

  I use a Sizzix BIGkick

4. washi tape - optional (to hold dies on cardstock)

5. scissors - to trim banners & curved fancy borders 

Multipurposing - Get More Use out of the Dies

1. You can use the title banners without having to use scissors to cut the fish tail end. Use scissors to trim the banner.

2. You can use the fancy borders to make mountains/snow slopes. Use scissors to trim the piece to length you want.

Please click here to see the creation using the 2 dies. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Make the Moose out of Life Uplift/Winter/Christmas Hang Decor

 

  Please click here for Tip Thursday 9/17 Framing. Please visit during the mth of Sept for new Tip Thursdays.
 

 Made this Uplifting/Winter/Christmas Hanging Decor with a Moose stamp that is becoming a fav of mine. Used a sketch which you can see below.

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Supplies

 
cardstock/paper: green, white,

  pattern - the Paper Studio Woodland Wonderland

ink: Delicata Golden Glitz

pen: CTMH Shimmer clear (on goggles area)

ribbon: green

stamp/die: Newton's Nook Moose Mountain



The Close To My Heart CTMH Sept-Oct catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com


Entering this in:

CHNC Christmas Ch508  9/25 

CHNC Sept Pattern Ch  9/30

Newton's Nook Ch#132 Sketch  2/3  9/25  







 

 

Simon Wed Ch Animal Antics  1/5  9/29

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

You're Snow Much Fun Winter/Christmas Card

  Please click here for Tip Thursday 9/17 Framing. Please visit during the mth of Sept for new Tip Thursdays.
 

 Made this Winter/Christmas Card with a snowboarding scene. I've been practicing my coloring with Copics. I cut the sentiment so I could arrange on 2 banners. Used a sketch which you can see below.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplies

 
cardstock/paper: red, yellow, whitw, 

  pattern - the Paper Studio Jolly brights

die: CTMH - fancy borders (snow slopes),

  Title Banners (sentiment banners)

ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

markers: Copic

pen: CTMH Shimmer clear (on goggles area)

stamp/die: Newton's Nook Moose Mountain



The Close To My Heart CTMH Sept-Oct catalog and new Core Sept 2020 - Aug 2021 catalog are available. My CTMH website link is below or you can click on my right sidebar where it indicates CTMH. I will send a free stamp set I have from my extras (unused) if you place an order of $30 or more. Please email me if you do order so I can give you a choice as to free stamp even though I do get notified if you place an order. Also, I'm a Cricut affiliate and you can order from Cricut.com by clicking the Cricut icon on my right side bar.

My CTMH website:SunshineHoneyBee.closetomyheart.com


Entering this in:

CHNC Christmas Ch508  9/25 

CHNC Sept Pattern Ch  9/30

Newton's Nook Ch#132 Sketch  1/3  9/25