Saturday, October 4, 2014

Getting Ready + Create with TLC Image #7

Next Week-end (Oct. 11 & 12) there is an Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival in York, PA.  My friends and CTMH consultants, Joyce and Betty, will be setting up a Close to My Heart booth and I get to go along to teach the Make & Takes.  We're not sure what we are making yet, so I've been playing with ideas and making samples.  Today I made this folded wreath Christmas ornament to see how it would look using the new CTMH Snowhaven Paper.  

No, I do not have my Christmas tree up.  I hung the ornament on one of our front bushes.  Worked for me!
Here's a picture of the back...
This is only a 10 point wreath.  We usually make them 12 points.  But 10 works fine, too.  I inserted a 2 1/4" circle with a stamped snowflake (stamp set from the Frosted Cardmaking Workshop; cranberry ink) into the center before it was totally assembled. 
The banner and overlay are on the CTMH Artiste Cartridge.  Both sentiments are from the Pear and Partridge Cardmaking Workshop.  I curved the stamp onto the acrylic block so it would match the shape of the banner.  Here's a hint for doing that.  When I cut the overlay I saved the center section that was left on the cricut adhesive sheet.  Since that is the size and shape of the opening where I wanted to stamp my sentiments, it was perfect for checking to see if I had the stamp aligned on the block correctly.
I used a few tiny dots of Liquid Glass on the overlay to glue it to the white banner, then stamped.  The banner is hung from the wreath with black waxy flax, which CTMH has retired for some unknown reason.  I haven't seen another product like it.  I also used it for the ornament hanger.  Finally I added a cranberry bow and a blue sparkle on the snowflake.  How do you like it?

Now I'm off to see how an origami tree would look using the same paper.

This project is being entered in the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts Challenge #143 - Buntings and Banners 
Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge #1 - Anything Goes/ Twist:Anything Goes
Crafts for Eternity Challenge Recipe 196 - 3 of the same letter (Bling, Bow, Banner) or (Snowflake, String, Sentiment)
Charisma Cards Challenge - Anything but a Card
ABC Christmas Challenge - t for Tree Ornament
Inky Impressions Challenge #179 - Anything but a Card

While I'm in the Christmas frame of mind,
 here is Card #7 for Create with TLC's
Progressive Freebie Party for 
World Card Making Day...

(I've used My Mind's Eye Papers for this card.)

This card is being entered in these challenges:
Send a Smile 4 Kids Challenge - Early Holiday Wishes 4 Kids 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #197 - Something beginning with the letter P (plaid paper)
The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #18 - I is for Iconic (I'm thinking the fat man is definitely an icon!)
Crafty Hazelnut's October Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes


  1. Yes, Santa is iconic. Thanks for playing along with the sisters at SoSS in our I is for Iconic Challenge! Love the classroom scene!

  2. Love that wreath ornament! And Santa is definitely an icon. While I like the Santa images, the cat and dog image is amazing! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  3. Fantastic projects!! Thanks for joining the sisterhood for the I is for Iconic challenge - Santa totally counts as an icon (hope that earns me extra pressies this year LOL)

  4. Oh I really like the Christmas ornament - it's beautiful!! Great card for the Send a Smile 4 Kids challenge. I like how your image illustrates the sentiment!!

  5. Wonderful card and ornament. I really love the ornament and I think you should use that as the make and take! Thank you for playing along with us at Take Heart Ideas.

  6. Yep, Santa is absolutely an iconic figure! Your card is just too adorable! (and your paper wreath ornament is amazing also!) Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the Iconic challenge!

  7. Gorgeous Christmas creations, Thanks for playing along with us at We Do Doobadoo, God Luck
    Kevin xx

  8. Your folded wreath ornament is FABULOUS and the 2-sided banner is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

  9. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  10. Now, this is talent. Wow. The papers are gorgeous together, and everything is folded so beautifully. Thank you for joining Take Heart Challenges.

  11. Thanks for sharing your wonderful artwork with us at My Sheri Crafts! P.S. I love the use of the CTMH paper. :-D

  12. A lovely Christmas creation!
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland and I hope you can join us this week too :)

  13. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 197, also my Patterned Paper October challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  14. Hello, my friend! I just saw that you won over at Crafty Hazelnut's - looks like a fab prize too - something different! Congratulations and well deserved! Have a great weekend!

  15. Nobody puts Kittie in a corner! Love the naughty cat with Santa keeping score! Thanks for playing at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  16. That ornament is stunning! I love it. And the fat man is TOTALLY an icon (but of course I'm gonna say that because I used him too, lol). The dunce cap image is HILARIOUS! Such a fun card :) Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with the Snarky Sisters!!

  17. Love your wreat ornament, how did you make it?
    This is gorgeous.
    Thank you for playing along with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. We would love to see you again,
    Dorte x

  18. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon x


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