Friday, December 11, 2015

Rudolph Treat Cups

Aren't these the Cutest!!  My Rudolph treat cups that I made for my team Christmas Party.  I used the Close to my Heart My Creations Pint Sized Containers (Z3137 $5.95 for 3).  They come white...I painted them brown using our Watercolor Paints (Z3132 $11.95).  
OH, and the Pint Sized Containers are on sale for 25% off in the month of December (or while supplies last)

Then I cut the antlers from the Close to my Heart Artistry Cartridge (page 45)  I used 6" of cardstock and just put it in the area where the antlers would cut (because it was the whole deer head) and cut it fit to page.  Then once it cut the antlers, I stopped the Cricut.  I just wanted the antlers.  I cut the hat from the same cartridge page 49.  I used 4" of cardstock again because it was for the whole snowman...I just wanted his hat.  I cut it "fit to page" again and once the hat was cut, I stopped the Cricut.  

Then his eyes were just a 1" oval.  And a black circle.  I got hot glued a sparkle ball and done!

I filled them with Peppermint candies.  So a little bit of time, some Cricut cuts, left over paper makes  a great gift.  

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Goodies

Do you have some people on your list that you want to get a little something for, but don't want to spend a lot of money?  Here is a GREAT gift to give.  I made these for my team.

This is made using our Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Page 68.  I made it here at 11".  This is what the guide is BIG!  And that is the direction I wanted to go.  You can make them smaller if you choose.

I took some "extra" green ribbon that I had laying around to tie the ends...and now I am THRILLED that I used what I had and it is almost gone...yea me!  lol  

Then I cut another shape for the sentiment out of the Close to my Heart Artistry Cartridge and stamped it with a sentiment from our White Pines workshop kit.  Added a piece of holly (also from the White Pines workshop kit), filled it with peppermint candies and DONE!  

So remember to grab one of your Close to my Heart Cricut Cartridges and make some inexpensive but meaningful gifts.  If you don't have these cartridges, you can order them on my website at
Happy gift making!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Cute Boxes

Do you love cute boxes to give to your friends, neighbors, coworkers or your kids teachers?  In the next couple days I will post some adorable boxes you can create.  And here is today's cute boxes.

Santa Box

Base - Close to my Heart’s Artiste - pg 53 4 1/2” - box
Tape bakers twine to the inside if you want a “handle”
Beard - 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 white and run it through the cuddlebug using our templates.  Adhere to the box and cut off the sides.
Face 1 1/2 x 2 - Champagne cs 
Sponge dauber the cheeks
Mustache - 3/4” white pg 67 Artiste
Nose - regular hole punch - sponge edges w cranberry or 1/2” circle
Hat Brim - Artiste pg 62 3/4”
Holly - AP cartridge pg 46 1”
Ball at end of hat - I used 3/4” AP pg 41
1 1/2 circle punch w white for the “ho ho ho” stamp is from Perfect fit holiday.

I would attach all things and THEN adhere box.  But DO NOT tape the bottom, this will let you put stuff in box.

**stamp the back using B1475 Handmade and put your name so they know you made it.
**Use our Close to my Heart's Shin Han markers to color the bells!  =)

Elf Box

Base - Close to my Heart’s Artiste - pg 53 4 1/2” - box
Collar - 2” scallop punch cut in 1/2
Hat Brim - pg 62 1” then run through Cuddlebug
Face - Champagne cs pg 66 2”.  Use daubers fro cheeks (Cranberry ink)
Nose -  pg 48 1/2” circle - sponge edges 
Draw mouth
Hair - hand cut (like un upside down mountain)
Put a button for the shirt and a bell on the hat.

Very cute and VERY fun!  Give them a try!  
Contact me if you would like to purchase any Close to my Heart supplies or go to my website.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Monthly Group Layouts

It's time to get ready for your Christmas pages!  Here are the pages my monthly groups will be creating this month.  Want to join us?  Check out the Upcoming Events tab of my blog to see what dates I have available and then email me to save a spot! 

Here is an enlarged version of the wreath.  Is is so cool!  This is cut using our new Cricut Cartridge, Artistry.

Wouldn't it be nice to get your pages done BEFORE Christmas?  Come to one of my groups!