Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sparkle & Shine Hinged Display Tray

After making the large Christmas Display Trays last year (inspired by Lisa Stenz), I knew it would be a breeze to whip out one of the smaller Hinged Display Trays with our new Sparkle & Shine products.  With all these cute accessories, it only took about an hour to put this together!

To make this project, you'll need:

Z1838 Hinged Display Tray ($18.95)
X7176B Sparkle & Shine Paper Packet, $9.95
X7176C Sparkle & Shine Complements Dimensional Elements
Z1860 Sparkle & Shine Assortment
Z1861 Ruby Mini-Medley Accents
Z1846 Ruby Chevron Ribbon
Z1752 Clear Sparkles
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim (I used just a small amount to put bows on my ornaments)

I cut a couple of small things with my Cricut--the red snowflake and the leaves to go with the poinsettias

You can order all of these products on my website at

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Halloween Fun with Cricut Artbooking!

I've had such a blast playing with the Halloween images on the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge.  It's SO EASY to put together a quick layout using this cartridge!  It's even more fun to cut the images in our awesome Glitter Paper!  The background paper for these layouts and the cards come from the Laughing Lola paper pack (Thanks, Michelle Snyder, for inspiring me to use these colors).  I cut images out of black, Honey, Pear, Lagoon and Sunset.  If you don't yet have the Artbooking cartridge, this is one you NEED in your collection!  You can order the Artbooking Collection today on my website,  If you have a $100 order, you get to pick a FREE Christmas item from the Holidays from the Heart Gift Guide!

Monday, October 14, 2013

October Stamp of the Month--Scandinavian Wishes

Here's a simple tag that we made for our "Make N' Take" at my open house last week.  The images in this stamp set lend themselves to clean, simple cards.

I got this card idea from Karen Pedersen--it's just a simple card, but I love how it uses the border stamp vertically on the bottom of the card!  Colors are Juniper, Slate and Ruby.

Fall Luminaries

I saw some luminaries in our Autumn/Winter Idea Book, and I just had to make some for myself!  These are so fun, and they look so pretty around a glowing candle.  I recommend that you use a candle in a jar so there's no danger of your paper luminaries catching on fire!  Both of these luminaries were made with images from the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  I used the lattice overlay on the "e" key.  I cut mine around 6" to 6 1/2".  You could make them larger, but this seemed to be a good size to go around those medium size jar candles.  For one luminary, you'll need to cut FOUR overlays of the same size.  Then, you'll need four strips of coordinating paper about 1" wide to glue in the corners to hold the side panels together. You can put any kind of embellishments on the outside of the overlay.  On the Halloween luminary, I cut the haunted house and bats from the Artbooking cartridge, p. 71.  On the autumn overlay, I cut the leaves from the Artbooking cartridge, and I think I got the "Happy Harvest" shape off the Art Philosophy cartridge.  The words are from the Huntington paper--it's the "zip strip" off one of the papers in the pack.  The paper for the luminary is from the Sarita paper pack.

Artbooking Made Easy: Fall into Artbooking (S01E07)