Friday, September 11, 2009

Close to my Heart Autumn/Winter 2009 New Product

Paper Samples of all 4 new paper packs Clockwise from left
Sweet Home
$15.95 for 2 ea. of 6 patterns, 10 sheets cardstock

Creative Basics: Jingle 6 ea. of 2 designs (12 x 12) plus 4 yards Juniper Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95

These are made to make cards but can also to be used with Jingle paper pack. Backs are same pattern put monochromatic, Juniper and Tulip. So you really get 4 different papers.

Top Coats: Framed In 12 different frames, 6 White, 6 Colonial White $6.25
These were hard to photograph! The cream frame on the photo is my favorite. Several of the transparencies nest. Attach with vellum glue or our Liquid Glass. Make sure to take off the clear protective backing before attaching. Makes a HUGE difference.

Across the Board Rub ons 3 sheets Chocolate, Colonial White and White Daisy $12.50
These can be used as borders or cut to use smaller portions. Designs include: stars, zig zag stitch, straight stitch, cross stitch, single line dots, wishing you the best, thank you, line alpha, filled numbers, flowers, swirls, 3 line dots, days of the week, months, ruler.

Flurry Chipboard 9 x 12 sheet $6.25
Several large to medium snowflakes. These look gorgeous covered in Prisma Glitter!

Twinkle Brads 24 Brads: 3 Big brads and 3 standard brads for 3 colors: Hollyhock, Olive, Tulip $4.95

These are glitter covered brads. Made to coordinate with Jingle but could be used will any paper pack.

All-Sorts Chipboard album $7.50 4 1/4 x 7
Front and Back pages are the same, 4 more pages all different. I will be using 1-2 of these plus one of our Clear Acrylic Mini Album ($18.50) for my December daily mini album.

There is so much more. 75+ stamps sets, 2 new ribbon sets (Buttercup, Cranberry), Basic colored buttons, Pewter mini embellies, Bookplate and large Circle chipboard, Cocoa embossing powder, Snapease album system (makes it so your post bound album can be added to in seconds!), Soft set Eyelet Tool (no more banging!), soft set eyelets in basic colors, and a new shoulder tote and Rolling Carryall.
I will be placing an order on Sept. 20.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Treasures: September 09 Stamp of the Month

13 Stamps: large dandelion, large stem, dill flowers, stemmed dandelion, individual seed, round heart, You are my Sunshine, thank you, Make a Wish (made to follow stem), trust your heart, It is when you give of yourself that you truly give, the winds of change bring treasures unknown...embrace change (small swirl), and Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it to themselves (large swirl).

How to make this layout:

1. First I took a picture of my daughter pretending to blow a dandelion. I had it printed out at 5 x 7.

2. I stamped several of the stemmed dandelion (medium), and the individual seed (small) stamps with White Daisy Pigment ink on a transparency. These took a long time to dry. I even used my heat gun to speed up the process. It still took 2-3 days.

3. I stamped two of the large swirl and one of the small swirl with Brown Staz-On on a transparency. These take 2-3 minutes to dry. Once dandelions and swirls are dry, I used our scissors to cut them out.

4. My base was Crystal Blue cardstock. I cut a large curved piece out of Sweet Leaf patterned paper from the Emporium pack. I used the dotted line stamp from Priceless Love Word Puzzle along the curve of the paper in chocolate ink. I glued it to the left side of my layout.

5. I used a Buttercup die cut from a past Close to my Heart promo. You could use one of the new felt frames or the chipboard circles from On Target. I stamped mine with the same dotted line stamp.

6. I made these curves by hand drawing the middle Crystal Blue and Sweet Leaf circle patterned paper (it looks brown and cream in this pic) from Twitterpated. I then used this piece to make the Twilight swirl paper from Serendipity. I used the Twilight pieces to make the 2 remaining Twilight pieces from Emporium. I lined them all up and used fun foam to give them dimension making sure to tuck the ends under where the photo will be but over the frame.

7.Glued my photo making sure to tuck the one corner under the frame. Glued the dandelion to photo, trimming stem to stop at my daughter's hand. Placed swirls on and glued.

8. Took transparency dandelions and scattered them all over the page. All transparent items glued down with Vellum glue in strategic spots to minimize glue showing.Title was made by stamping "You are my Sunshine" stamp with Honey ink on the reverse side of Honey textured cardstock. Our textured cardstock is lighter on the reverse side. This was perfect because Honey would have been to strong of a color and would have drawn your eyes away from my daughter, the focal point. Frame for title is from "Noteworthy" stamped in Honey. This is a full frame stamp but I just used one end. I cut both out and used fun foam to raise up the title. I added one of our small rhinestone crystals to dot the "i" in sunshine.
All products are Close to my Heart except Vellum adhesive (3M).
Please email me if you have any questions on how I made this layout. I will be ordering Sept. 20.