Share A Smile Card Kit

Share A Smile Card Kit
With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around! The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Papercupcakes Blog Hop - February 2013

If you came from Bren Yule's blog, you are in the right place. This it February's edition of the Papercupcake's Cricut Artiste Blog Hop.  This month we are using the "F" key found  on page 54 of the Cricut Artiste's key guide.

Anyone who has seen my art knows that my favorite Cricut items are our flowers!!!  So I was thrilled when the F Key was chosen for our inspiration this month. Let me tell you if you love these spiral rolled flowers, please tell me you've tried rolling them with our quilling tools!  OMG!!!! revolutionized my flower making.  I thought I was pretty quick before, I'd say I'm 75% faster now.  

So here's what I did with these flowers this month!  Cutting my flowers at 3/4" and at 2" in Lagoon Cardstock and in seconds I had mini rolled flowers.  Lagoon not only is a hot color right now, it happens to be my Mom's favorite color.
I have been wanting to do something special with some photos of my Mom and Dad in there teens and twenties and my brother.  The minute I saw our new paper pack For Always I knew I had found my inspiration. Quickly and I mean in just over an hour total (including flower rolling time) I had my photos and papers cut, and modge podged it all into our beautiful, ready to craft wood Display tray.  Next I added black sparkles, Dimensional Element letters (raised with foam adhesive), and some of our paper butterflies for movement (plus they are my Mom's favorite). I used our black mesh ribbon to hang it, which gives great texture.
Bam I was done, and I have this timeless wall art.  Check back over the next several weeks to see lots of other fresh new art from me.  This new book really has me inspired, I've been crafting come back soon.
Z1750 Display tray $19.95

Now hop on over to Karen Cullen's page to see more creative ideas using the Cricut Artiste Collection. If you get lost, just hop on back to Bren's blog  for the full list.”