Monday, February 25, 2013

Tie Dye Die-Cut Resist Ghosting Technique - CAS Heart2Heart Challenge

Hello friends!

I started researching some ideas for creating a Clean and Simple (CAS) project for this week's challenge at Heart2Heart Challenges and found this tutorial for a spray misted dyed card.  I loved the look so I made it my own by using CTMH products to create my own version!

I blended four colors of ink (Ruby, Gypsy, Crystal Blue and Pear) on to a piece of White Daisy cardstock.
I then took a 6" flower lace die cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge and laid it over my inked piece and misted it using water mixed with our Pearl Paint. To pop the color difference a little more I used a white gel pen to doodle outline my flowers and then stamped the sentiment in black pigment ink.  A couple of sparkles colored black with a Sharpie marker cap off the look.
I love the shimmer the pearl paint gives the misted areas and the contrast with the die cut resist.
Now hop on over to the Heart2Heart Challenge blog and check out the other CAS creations made by our Design Team.  Then grab some of your Close to my Heart products and create a CAS project of your own to share with us!  If you need to pick up some more CTMH goodies or if you just want to browse the new Idea Book, visit my website at  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stay crafty by friends!


Products used in the project:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Creating fun foldables with your Cricut CTMH cartridges!

Here is another great corporate video showing just a few of the Cricut cuts that you can fold to create dimension.  There are so many of this type of image on Artiste and Art Philosophy and its always fun to see how they can be used!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tips for using Cricut Craft Room

I've been playing around with the Cricut Craft Room software lately and I'm really starting to LOVE it! It adds so much versatility to all your images! Here is a video created by CTMH corporate with some great simple ideas for getting started with the CCR. I hope you enjoy it! Paige

Monday, February 11, 2013

Love is in the Air Challenge at Heart2Heart Challenges with CTMH For Always

Heart2Heart Challenges has the perfect challenge for this week to honor Valentine's Day - its called "Love is in the Air" and yes, I was channeling Barry White as I created this glittery Valentine!  I've seen cards with this design on Pinterest and wanted to create it with CTMH goods as I think it pretty much explodes with love.  The black Glitter paper and our new For Always paper pack really called out to me for this one!
Close up of the library card pouch cut with Cricut Artiste cartridge and fabulous black Glitter Paper hearts!
Inside detail.
I hope you'll join us over at Heart2Heart Challenges this week and share your "Love is in the Air" themed cards!  All you have to do is have some CTMH product on your project in order to qualify for this one so grab your goodies and create some love!

If you are looking to supplement your current CTMH stash or want to see the new goodies in the Idea Book, simply hop on over to my website at!

Stay crafty my loving friends!


This card is entered in the following challenges:  

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Card with CTMH A Tree and Thoughtful Tidings

I really dig the bright and cheery color combination on this one.  Its a mix of Indian Corn Blue, Gypsy, Sweet Leaf and Olive.  I embossed the tree and used a waterbrush to color in the patterns.  It really helps to pop out the little birds and butterflies that are part of the tree top.

What went into this project?
Paper:  Dreamin' (Blue - retired), Gypsy CS, Sweet Leaf CS, Black CS, White Daisy CS
Stamps:  A Tree, Thoughtful Tidings (former SOTM - retired)
Other:  Waterbrush, Olive Button (retired), Cuttlebug embossing folder, Cricut Art Philosophy
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