More Magical Layout (Even More)

Here are the last two layouts in the More Magical Workshop. I took photos of the process of putting them together. This workshop is only available through the end of the month so you better get it before it’s too late!

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Love the black dots…looks like Mickey ears!

Love the black dots…looks like Mickey ears!

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And here’s the third 2-page layout in the workshop.

And here’s the third 2-page layout in the workshop.

Here the bits and pieces for the fourth 2-page layout.

Here the bits and pieces for the fourth 2-page layout.

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Here’s the cheater method to attach ribbon on a layout. I just wrap it around the back and use of little clear tape to secure it.

Here’s the cheater method to attach ribbon on a layout. I just wrap it around the back and use of little clear tape to secure it.

Love the crispness of the sentiments from the stamp set.

Love the crispness of the sentiments from the stamp set.

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The completed 2 page layout.

The completed 2 page layout.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s series on the More Magical Workshop kit from Close to My Heart. If you’re interested in purchasing the kit click the link below. Remember, it’s only available until the end of September.

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Happy crafting everyone!

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More Magical Layouts

There is a Close to My Heart promotion this month called More Magical. This promotion gives you all the supplies to make 4 - 2 page layouts and 8 cards. I’ve created a couple of the layouts and wanted to share them with you. Check out the photos below and tell me these layouts wouldn’t be perfect for a Disney trip!

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These layouts are adorable. If you want to find out about making them for yourself let me know. Here’s the link to pick up your More Magical Workshop!

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Happy Birthday to You ("Made from the Heart" with scraps!)

Here's a card I made one afternoon using up some fun scraps I had from a retired paper pack. I'm sure you all know what it's like to hoard those fun bits of paper from a group of papers you will miss. Well, I needed a birthday card and wanted to use those bright and cheerful bits of paper.

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Here's where I got my inspiration for my card. I often turn to sketches to help when I'm in a funk. I use Pinterest, YouTube or other resources like Close To My Heart's Make It From the Heart (Vol. 4). This volume is filled with card sketches and samples. Below you will see what caught my eye for this card.

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One I had a plan of attack I needed to gather my supplies. In this case, I grabbed some scrap paper and my CTMH Basic Banners Thin Cuts and started cutting away.

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Once I had my banners and bits I started playing around with the layout and chose my "zip strip" for the border.

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Now that I knew what I wanted to do with my banners I needed to form the top base to my card and lined it up with the banners.

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Next, I pulled out my Pixie ink pad and a fun birthday stamp from CTMH's Birthday Sparkles and worked on my card's sentiment.

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Now for more layering and I'm on my way to being finished.

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I always try to decorate the inside of my card. I use something from the main card and, in this case, I had some left over banners. I layered them in the top right hand corner and voila!

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Here are the highlights of the card with some of the supplies. Hopefully this project inspired you to look around for inspiration in sketches to make your next card or scrapbook layout.

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Other than my paper scraps and adhesive, here's the basic supplies I used from Close To My Heart:

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Thin Cuts - Basic Banners

Birthday Sparkles Stamp Set

Pixie Ink Pad

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SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS

There are times when you need to make a card to express sorrow or grief. I had an occasion this week to make such a card. I was able to quickly pull together scraps and put this card together. This card would work either for a feminine or masculine audience.

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Rather than a traditional tutorial, I decided to take a picture of the supplies. Some of the items are no longer available to order from Close to My Heart but I wanted you to see what I was able to use on this card. If the items are still available I have added a link with the name. I used a solid piece of Juniper Cardstock and embossed it and layered in some paper from the Fresh Air Paper Pack. I found an older stamp set that had the appropriate sentiment, stamped it in New England Ivy ink on some White Daisy Cardstock, added it to a die cut rectangle made with New England Ivy Cardstock and popped it on the top of the card with some dimensional adhesive.

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I hope this card inspires you to pull out some scraps and make something lovely for someone.

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