Monday, September 28, 2015

September Pocket Letters

I have been busy creating pocket letters!  It's become a favorite past time of mine.  The letter above was just for fun, no theme.

This letter was for a theme called "Buttons and Bows"

 This was for the "create your own pocket" theme

"Favorite Things" theme

I made several Halloween Pocket Letters.  
 This was my favorite Halloween letter

"Hello Gorgeous" Theme

 "Make Pretty Stuff" theme

"Shabby Chic"

 My "Kraft" theme letter

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

It's a GOLD Cricut Party!!

Hello!  Have you heard the news?  Two of my very favorite things have moved in together!  GOLD and CRICUT EXPLORE AIR!   Yes, that's right.  Look at this beauty!    She makes my heart go pitter patter and I cannot wait until her launch on HSN on October 7th.

Want to enter to win one of these beauties?  Check out Cricut - The Official Page on Facebook. They are hosting a Gold Party Event where you have several chances to enter to win one of these works of art.

As if that weren't enough....  Here's another chance to win over at Anna Griffin's Blog!  I almost died when I saw these beautiful accessory tools to match Goldie.. (yes, I've already named her Goldie)..
Swoon!  So... what are you still doing here?  Go!  Go sign up to be entered to win!  You NEED this in your life... trust me!  :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall Layout featuring Thermoweb Deco Foil and Cricut Explore

 I can hardly believe the leaves are starting to change, the air is getting cooler and there are signs of Fall all around us.

 For today's layout, I decided to feature Thermoweb Deco Foil in the color of pumpkins to foil some pretty leaves and add a splash of elegance to a silly Halloween Costume story.

Start by printing scripted paper on your laser printer.  It must be a laser printer to work with Deco Foils.   Using your favorite Die Cutting machine cut out leaves from the scrip paper.
 Apply the deco foil color side up on top of the leaves and enclose in a piece of copy paper or parchment paper and run through your laminator.  For best results, make sure your laminator is preheated for at least 10-15 minutes.
 Using your electronic die cutter (I use the Cricut Explore Air), print then cut some fun leaf embellishments and titles.  I chose a digital set by Wilna Furstenberg.

Begin assembling and layering elements on the layout using a mixture of the Thermoweb Adhesive Tape Runner, Glue Dots and Foam Squares to add multiple layers of dimension.

If you'd like to see more details on how this layout was assembled, watch the process video below:

Monday, September 7, 2015

Black and White Pocket Letter

I'm having so much fun with our Pocket Letter Facebook group.
We try and come up with fun themes to base our pocket letter swaps on.   This particular theme was black and white.

Originally I had pulled out a bunch of black and white pattern papers from my stash, but just before I started to put this together, I had a different idea.  Black and White photos.  This is what I love about themes.  They are totally up to your personal interpretation.   There is no right or wrong.
This pocket letter is "out of the box" for me, and I think one of my most favorite yet.
If you haven't already, join us in our facebook group, Pocket Letter Inspiration and Ideas to find more swaps like this!  It's so much fun!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Cartabella Rustic Elegance Wedding Cards with Thermoweb Adhesives

Hello everyone!  I'm so excited to share my projects this week. I am up on the Thermoweb blog today.   When we received the Cartabella Rustic Elegance collection as part of our partner week, my jaw dropped.  This kid it drop dead gorgeous!

It's so simple to create tons of beautiful wedding projects with this kit.

For the cards shown above, simply cut out the gorgeous pattern papers included in the Cartabella Rustic Elegance kit.  Layer as shown using Thermoweb foam squares.  Add double layers of foam squares to add even more dimension.   Die cut circles and simply add the stickers included in the kit. Add a little stitching around the edges for an extra touch of texture.


To assemble the two cards above, again use the pattern papers to cut standard A2 cards and layer as shown.  Use Thermoweb Foam Squares to pop the elements off the page.  Add some gold thread secured with a Thermoweb Mini Zot.  Layer the stickers and die cuts over the top.  Adhere the card front to the card bases using the Thermoweb Adhesive Runner.

And that's it!  Easy peasy.  I created these four cards in no time and have plenty left to make several more.  I have to say, this is one of the most pretty wedding kits I've ever seen.


Have a beautiful weekend!  I actually  have a wedding reception to attend tomorrow and I know just where to get a card!

Until next time!

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