AME (S01E14): Wintertime Layouts

The wintery images from Close To My Heart's Cricut® Artbooking cartridge will melt your heart! Watch for inspiration on how to make the frosty shapes, titles, borders, and overlays fall into place on your layouts to give them a little sparkle!

Holiday Cheer

As you wake up this morning, opening presents or preparing for a Christmas brunch, remember your Holiday Cheer.  

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Christmas Kisses

One of the fun things you can do with the fabric gift bags is to treat them like fabric, and not bags.  Rip out the seams and iron the fabric.  You can either cut or rip the bags into long pieces.  Then you can tie colorful ribbons with the pieces.

Paper: Ruby CS, Sparkle and Sprinkle B&T
Images: Season's Tweetings
Embellishments:Gift Bag fabric
Layout Idea: Create with Alyson

AME(S01E13): Friendship Layouts

Here's a friendly tip: try the friendship-themed keys of the Cricut® Atbooking cartridge from Close To My Heart for layouts that shout in celebration of your cherished relationships! See the video for more friendly inspiration then contact your friendly Independent Consultant to learn more.

Holiday Present Bags

Sonja, a friend of mine you can find over at her Hello Beauty blog for all things beauty, showed me the inspiration for this card and I thought it was so cute.  Using three different Background and Texture paper from the Sparkle and Sprinkle line, I folded three bags, punching tiny holes to run twine through.  Little pieces of tissue paper were stuffed in the top to represent fun holiday bags filled with presents.
Paper: Juniper CS, Sparkle and Sprinkle B&T

Images:Perfect Fit - Holidays

Embellishments: Twine, tissue paper

AME (S01E12): Christmas Layouts

Pull out your Cricut® Artbooking cartridge for some holiday hullabaloo on your Christmas layouts! Its themed borders, overlays, photo mats, and more hold plenty of cheery possibilities to brighten your albums. Trim your trims, ornament your ornaments, and have a holly jolly time making Christmas layouts that last—all with just two keys!

Owl Grid

This fun Sunday Scraps idea comes from Mariana Grigsby.  When you have left over strips, or even our CTMH Zip Strips from the B&T paper, you can create a grid pattern to cause texture.  The little owl was colored with markers.
Paper: White Daisy, Juniper CS, Sparkle and Sprinkle B&T
Images: Season's Tweetings

Season's Tweetings

The main star of this show is the stamp.  The Season's Tweetings stamp set in the Gift Bag set is very fun and easy to work with.  You can show so many effects, either keeping the line images, or coloring them in.  The flowers were colored in with markers.  The little dots are ink from a reinker, sprayed, dropped, and flicked onto the card.

Paper: White Daisy and Juniper CS
Images: Season's Tweetings
Embellishments: Red Shimmer Trim

Mistletoe Kisses

Kissing under the mistletoe is a custom that originated from 16th century England and continues today.  The Season's Tweetings mistletoe image works great in multiples on this card. By stamping the string of the mistletoe from the top of a card, the mistletoe looks like it is "hanging".  Distress the edges of the paper, pop the Sentiment and layer ribbon to give dimension.

Paper: WhiteDaisy, Ruby CS, Sparkle and Sprinkle B&T
Images: Season's Tweetings
Embellishments: Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Opaques
Layout inspiration: The Wizard's Hangout

Sprinkle Flags

Today's Sunday Scraps uses the scraps from the Sparkle and Sprinkle paper pack to make small flags and chevrons to create fun visual interest.  This idea came from a card that Jeanie did over on Clearly Cards for World Card Making Day.
With CTMH's double-sided Background and Texture papers, I had lots of patterns and color to choose from.  Another fun way to use the shimmer trim is to punch circles from it and make glittery balls for the card.

Paper: Colonial White and Juniper CS, Sparkle and Sprinkle B&T
Images: Season's Tweetings
Embellishments:Red Shimmer Trim

AME (S01E10): Freedom Layouts

The Cricut® Artbooking cartridge has shapes you’ll love for your patriotic layouts and cards—and for all celebratory layouts and cards after that! In this video you’ll find great ideas for using the freedom-themed keys to make sparkling titles, photo mats, overlays, and accents for more than just patriotic themes. See the featured ideas and start putting more bang into your projects!

Flat Wreath

Sometimes you just want a simple, flat card to create quickly and mail off easily.  This card was created with the new Washi Tape from the Holidays From The Heart Gift Guide.  I think it gives the Ruby cardstock a little extra texture, without the bulk.  The cute little birdie and holly were colored in with markers.

Paper: Colonial White, Juniper, Slate CS, Sparkle and Sprinkle B&T
Images: Season's Tweetings
Embellishments: Washi Tape, Glitz Glitter


The Frosted Workshop on the Go Scrapbooking Kit will put you in the mood for snow with the fun colors of Grey, Turquoise, and Champagne.  Extra goodies in the kit include the Frosted Assortment and Sparkles Flourishes.

The Frosted Cardmaking Kit adds the Exclusive colors Ruby and Olive to help you celebrate the holidays.  Make these cards and more in the Card workshop.  Contact me today to sign up!

Owl Oval

This year's Christmas card workshop was called Sparkle and Sprinkle. We used the stamp set that is included with the cute Season's Tweetings Gift Bag set.  The technique used here requires a temporary mask, an oval shape, to keep the White Daisy oval plain, while inking the Juniper color around the edges.  I stamped the flower image in Slate around the oval, before pulling up the temporary oval mask.  The two birds were stamped and then colored in with markers.  The sentiment was popped with 3-D foam tape, and the self-adhesive shimmer trim and badge button added some nice sparkle.

Paper: White Daisy CS, Sparkle and Sprinkle B&T
Images: Season's Tweetings
Embellishments:Red Shimmer Trim, Badge Buttons

AME (S01E09): Festive Mini Albums

If your photos from holidays past are haunting you by sitting untouched on your hard drive, now is the time to put them on display! With the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge, your photos will find a cozy home on the pages of a dazzling holiday mini album. In conjunction with the new Sparkle & Shine papers and embellishments, die-cuts from the Artbooking holiday-themed keys are just what you need to create merry and bright holiday projects.

Special Care

For the special things in life, you want to treat them with Special Care.  This month's SOTM will help you celebrate those events.  With images that work with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, you can use this set for making cards, scrapbook pages, or even little treat boxes.  Available December 1-31.