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Welcome to my blog...hopefully you will enjoy following my scrapbooking adventures! I have been a Close To My Heart consultant for nearly 8 years! I have earned the Eastern Carribean and Hawaii cruises! I host regular crops, gatherings (home parties) and fund raising events and would love to meet you at one of them! I can offer a great line of products from classic scrapbooking and card making to digital layouts. We have an exclusive cricut cartridge (Art Philosophy) mini albums, embellishments, and adhesives-everything for your paper crafting needs!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012



Just in time for Father's Day or Grad Masculine card!   Folded directions:
Large size folded shirt card!
  Cut an 8” x 12” small print B&T, so the design is laying on it’s side.
 Score the paper the long ways 2” from each side and fold it inward, so the edges meet  in the middle of the page. 
Fold the “bottom” of the paper back 1” from the bottom.
Measure 3” from the top fold mark and  bend the paper inward so the tip of the “collar” touches the center point , then unfold the collar and trim ¼” from it. 
Fold the bottom of the card upward and tuck it under the collar by scoring it 5” from the bottom.  
  Next, make a necktie using a 4” x 1” solid cardstock and 1 x1” knot for the top of the tie( with a pop dot under it) .  Make a mini pocket and “handkerchief” , and add a tie bar if you wish!  ( Liquid glass hold the pocket down well. )
On the inside mat two light cardstock messages,  that are 2 ½” x 3 ½” with 3” x4” mats.  
Adhere the top one under the folds that make the collar. 
Fold out the “sleeve of the bottom half starting at about the 4” mark from the bottom.
Use the second piece to cover that and the brad used to mount the optional  tie bar.
Enjoy!  
Deb

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Graduation Cap and tassle! 
 Use Cricut Art Philosophy to cut a 6” 4 flap box. (Font Layer Shift, 1,1)out of black cardstock. 
Use the paper piercer to make a hole in the center of the square.  This will be used to place a brad through and hold the tassel. 
Fold on score line and attach the tabs with liquid glass to the the corners and make the box. 
Make a tassel of the school color, wrap around 2 fingers at least 5 times with floss,  cut the end of the loop to make the tassel, and tie it to bottom of the brad.  Attach the brad to the box with the tassel under it. 
Make a 2 1/2” x 5” card folded to make a 2 ½” x 2 ½” card to insert in theinside of the box.
 Will hold a chocolate square, or folded cash also for a gift.  

Monday, May 21, 2012

Butlerscrappingblog: Cute little paper Wallet-Perfect for Father's Day...

Butlerscrappingblog:
Cute little paper Wallet-Perfect for Father's Day...
: Cute little paper Wallet-Perfect for Father's Day holds cash, gift card, and business cards (or photos of course)!   This particular one is made with somona Paper from Close To My Heart...Directions are:
Photo Wallet Instructions:

Start with an 8 ½ “ x 7” B&T,  for the base of the wallet.

 Fold that sheet of paper in half so you have an 8 ½” x 3 1/2”, then unfold and trim ¼” off to let the long side of the top of the wallet.  Fold the wallet back in half so the backside of the B&T paper shows. 

 Use the piece of paper you cut off or another coordinating paper 1/2”x9” to add a contrasting stripe about ½” from the bottom of the wallet on the outside.  Attach that strip of paper tucking in the edges of the stripe inside of the wallet.  Use adhesive to attach the shorter side to the back of the wallet.  This makes the pocket where the “money” would go.    Fold wallet in half now.

Next, use, 5” x 3 ½” coordinating cardstock and score on 3 sides 1/2” to make a pocket. (Leave one long side open.)  Trim a ¼” x ¼” square off, to keep away the bulk.     After those 3 edges are folded under, cut a 2x3 rectangle out of the center for a sentiment, photo or gift cards.  Attach to right inside of the wallet, only using adhesive on the folded back flaps,  flush with the bottom and the sides of the wallet.

Next, make  2-2 ½” x 5 pockets and score ½” on 3 sides , to stagger and attach on the left hand side.  Fold back edges with one of each side of the paper facing out.  The top pocket is in line with the top of the photo holder on the right side and the bottom pocket is flush with the bottom of the left side.  Attach this with the adhesive only on the folded back flaps. 
 Enjoy! 
Deb

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Cute little paper Wallet-Perfect for Father's Day holds cash, gift card, and business cards (or photos of course)!   This particular one is Made of Sonoma paper!  

My birthday celebration as recorded with Stella paper!  The Stickease and vintage doily and buttons are perfect for an "old woman"! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

How did I ever think that I did not like "those gaudy flowers"  in the Stell paper?   I LOVE this paper now, so watch out more will be posted in this catagory soon! 
Accompaning pages to WOTG for Pemberly!  Oldie but Goodie pictures matched this paper perfectly!  Banners cut with Cricut Art Philosophy.

Addie's Pemberly layout using the May Stamp of the Month to Embellish!