Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mix Media with UYSBH...

Welcome to this month's Use Your Stash Blog Hop where we show you what's been hanging around our craft rooms and hope to inspire you to use up your stash!

If you've come from Theresa's Blog, you're on the right track!!!

This month's theme is Mixed Media...which means you can use varying types of scrapbooking supplies.  I chose to use paper (of course), sequins (metal I guess you could say) and paint.

This card is a 4" x 6" card...one of my favorites if I'm not layering a bunch of B&T because it's easy to cut!

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I've been eyeing and pinning some artwork that uses Gesso. And I knew there had to be some way to make it using CTMH products!  So...I came up with Pearl Paint (retired) and White Embossing Powder (the kind I used is retired)...one part each.
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Mix it up and paint it on...don't worry about it getting outside the "lines"...it only makes it looker cooler!  I used my stash of old Cricut cuts...an extra row of stars used for this card!
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I used some PML cards from the Babycakes Kit...a 2"x3" on the bottom of the front and a larger 4"x6" on the inside (you'll see that down below)...
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Here's a peek at the side...I pop-dotted the front PML card using CTMH's NEW Thin 3D-Foam Tape...LOVE THAT STUFF!!!
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And here's a look at the inside...I just cut the top off a 4"x6" PML card so I could mimic the Gold Shimmer Trim on the inside bottom just like the front.


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed seeing me use up some of my stash...some of which has been in there for years!

You can hop on over to Shirley's Blog...she's the start of thing so if you started somewhere in the middle, you can catch up.

Here's the full list in case you missed anyone:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Inspired by a Book - H2H...

This week at H2H, we are still keeping with this month's theme of "Inspired by"....and this week, it comes in the form of a BOOK!!!

As you can probably see...the DT has varying takes on this challenge!!!

My inspiration comes from {{{this book}}} pinned to my Mini-Album Board...

I bought the svg but in the end, I really wanted to use CTMH's Chalk It Up PML Cards Since CTMH has an AWESOME deal this month (see the very end of my post) so I came up with my own template and cut it by hand (templates are at the end of this post).  I used the Chalk It Up WOTG and the Chalk It Up Complements to embellish!


Here are a BUNCH of close-ups...make sure you look at all the pull-outs and details...


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Pages 1 & 2



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This is one of the 2" x 3" PML Cards...already prompted with Class Schedule...so, I just filled it in then created a pull-out to name the teachers and room #'s...

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Pages 3 & 4


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Pages 5 & 6

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This PML card is actually from the Laughing Lola PML Kit...LOVE that I can combine Kits and it still looks like they go together!
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Here's a close-up of the 4x6 Chalk It Up PML Cards that I used for pull outs...



Ok...as promised here is the cutting diagram for the mini-album...

This is the outside cover...it's a little larger so when folded the inside pages won't still out.

Here's the inside pages...

Then decorate with 3-7/8" x 5-5/8" B&T and add as many embellishments as you'd like.  Don't forget the PML Card for the pull-outs...you might have to cut them down just a tad so they won't stick out of the pockets!

DON'T FORGET during the month of August, you can get any package of Memory Protectors for only $3 with ANY Picture My Life Kit purchase!

Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to make your own "Inspired by a BOOK" project using CTMH products and link up to our H2H Challenge before the end of the month!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chalk It Up Pop-Up...

I am LOVING the new Paper Packet, Chalk It Up, from CMTH!!!  It's totally versatile even although there are a LOT of school-related images and embellishments.  

Here, I made a kinda "good for you" pop-up card or box card.  I got my pattern from SVG CUTS...and there are TONS to choose from!  Each template is totally adaptable to your liking.  This one happens to be the "plain box card" and comes with a cutting file that has 5 other templates included! 

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The gem in these cards is the dimension...this card was made EASY by using the Chalk It Up Complements which are chipboard pieces that are pre-printed with sayings and images...I just picked the ones that fit with my theme!
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The back sentiment, "Look How You Shine" is actually from the Chalk It Up PML cards...I just cut the sentiment out!  The great thing is...now I have the frame from cutting it out to use on other projects!!!

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Here's a top view to show some more dimension...I stamped the "Follow Your Heart" using Guiding Heart Stamp Set...it's only $2.95 y'all...SUPER DEAL!!!  I also added some Chalk It Up Assortment - those cute little Sorbet puffy hearts on each side flap!
The card lays flat for mailing purposes.  You will still need to add extra postage just to make sure all your dimension gets paid for.  Are you worrying about an envelope???  SVG Cuts INCLUDES an envelope template for each one of the box cards!!!
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Don't forget...during the month of August when you purchase ANY Picture My Life (PML) Kit, you can buy any package of Memory Protectors for only $3!!!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

#tbt CTMH Style - Back to School...

Another #tbt CTMH Style featuring a Back to School project I did several years ago...back before chalkboards were all the rage!


I sprayed the entire clipboard (just a regular 'ol brown/Kraft clipboard) with Chalkboard Paint in a spray can....so EASY!!!  Just make sure you mask off the clip so you don't get any paint on it!

 The "Ms. Hudson" at the top is a magnet.


I added some paper to the bottom using Mod Podge...tied a ribbon and the apple is from a chipboard mini-album I got in the dollar bins at Michael's.  It's attached with hot glue and the "H" clip is just clipped on and can be used to clip notes, receipts, etc.

The chalk is attached by a ribbon and has a paper cover just because I wanted it to...lol

You can check more Back to School projects {{{here}}}




Friday, August 8, 2014

Oh Snap - SOUS Die-Cut Challenge...

This week at Stuck on U Sketches (SOUS), the Die-Cut Team is challenging you with the phrase "Lights, Camera, Action..."



I can foresee a LOT of good layouts made but I decided to do a card with this CUTE little camera from Miss Kate Cuttables!!!  The "Oh Snap" is from CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Collection.

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LOTS of dimension going on but that's what I LOVE about svg files...so much layering...so much added dimension!  I used some Seaside B&T (NEW paper packet from CTMH) and layered a 4x6 (chopped down a little to fit a standard-size card) Skylark PML card on top.
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I added some NEW Gold Sequins and a chevron Cork Circle from the Pathfinding Assortment
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here's a peek at the inside and the dimension of the die-cuts on the front...

Now it's your turn to make a project using our theme AND using at least one die-cut.  You can link up your project HERE!!!  

Our sponsor this month is LimeCitron and here's what's up for grabs...

You can check out their products {{{here}}} and their blog {{{here}}}.  They are also on FB so head over there and LIKE THEIR PAGE!
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