Paper and Fiber Arts

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fabric Basics

Here are some more beautiful ideas from CTMH using their new fabric collections.

Learn great tips and techniques for using fabric in your artwork—where to use it, how to adhere it, and how to create ruffles, flowers, and much more!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Glitter Glam

CTMH has produced several videos that provide viewers with tips and techniques for using their products in lots of great ways! I love the shimmer and bling on these projects.
It’s easy to add glitter glam to your projects with products like glitter paper, Shimmer trim, glitter gel, and more. Watch the video to learn how!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Such A Treat!

This video from Close To My Heart shows some of the fun new products that are available in the new Idea Book and Catalog.  The online version of the catalog is here if you would like to take a look.

Give someone the treat of a homemade gift from the heart, personalized down to the very container itself. Watch the video to learn how to use some of our new gift giving products for your special treats.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

It's A Cricut Party!

Whether you use one Cricut®-cut piece or several, you can create cute party favors and decorations using your Artiste cartridge. Combine your Cricut® pieces with unique stamping techniques and you have projects that will knock your guests’ socks off! Want some recipes and tips for how to make this adorable artwork? Below are instructions for creating two pieces from the “Clearly the Best: How to kiss—with stamps” episode. Combine the Cricut®-cut pieces for these projects with the kissing stamping technique taught in the video, and you have a stellar 3-D item!  Want to learn more about the kissing stamping technique? Watch the video.

Recipes and Tips

Party Banner
Stamp set of your choice
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5764 Pear Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2197 Pear Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2163 White Daisy Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1751 Baker’s Twine Harvest Assortment
Z1311 1¼" Circle Punch

Cricut® Shapes:
1" Shift+3D Object (cut 56, p. 57)

Art Tip! This banner only uses one type of Cricut® shape, but the finished product is still stunning. Use stamp kissing to randomly stamp across the pieces using the stamp set of your choice. Score with the help of the Cricut®-cut score lines on the shape and piece together to create little globes. Tie together with baker’s twine and voila!

Owl Miss You Bag
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1292 Crystal Blue Cardstock
X5668 Honey Cardstock
X5930 Slate Cardstock
Z2162 Honey Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks® Pad
Z1349 Shimmer Designer Brads
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1311 1¼" Circle Punch
Twist Ties

Cricut® Shapes:
4½" 3D Object (p. 77)
4½" Shift+3D Object (cut 2, p. 77)
1" Shift+Accent 2 (p. 51)

Art Tip! This project uses many Cricut® shapes and all the pieces coordinate so nicely for an adorable finished product. Use the
Artiste assembly booklet to put the bag together and then add the embellishments. The feathers are created with punched circles that are stamped using the kissing technique; however, if you don’t have the circle punch, you can easily make these using the Cricut as well. The eyes were created using Shimmer designer brads, but you can use any large brad or button to create the same look. Finish with the “owl miss you sentiment” for a special touch.

This post was reproduced with permission from CTMH.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Fabulous Fabrics

CTMH now has fabric to coordinate with two of the new paper packs.

Discover how to dress up a layout with fabric! The fabulous fabric designs in the Chantilly and For Always textile collections are easy to include and really punch up the pizzazz in your papercrafting projects!

This video produced by CTMH will give you a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Creating With Canvas

This is a great way to use wrapped canvas to display photographs. CTMH produced a short video tutorial for the process:

Click here to see the canvas that was used in the video.