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Using up Scraps – Freeform

I had a big pile of scraps left from my Christmas cards and started creating some cards from the pieces. At first I did a few and then decided I needed some flowers for embellishing. So I cut 20 flowers in blue belle, sapphire and whites daisy. I used my cricut to fussy cut the flower from the old Chelsea Gardens stamp. (C1709) Then to finalize the flowers I stamped them with embossing ink and heat embossed them with gold powder.

So now that I had a bowl of flowers I could dive into creating some cards.

The branches and gold leaves are all from the leftovers too. If you like watching process videos, here’s mine from these cards.

Happy Crafting!

Sept Club Cards

This is one of the cards my free monthly club gals will be making in Sept 2020. If you would like to join the fun, come check us out at Crafting with Amanda VIP Group on face.

You might be tired of seeing iterations of the same distress oxide card, but it’s so quick that I was able to create and assemble 16 of them in less than an hour. Each crafter that qualified and signed up to receive the Sept card kit opened an envelope that had these things in it.

There are enough pieces here to create 2 bridge cards and we get to do some old fashioned coloring! I don’t know about you, but that just helps me relax.

The video walks you through the process I used to create a bridge card. There are so many ways to create this card and they have such a wow impact to the receiver.

Hope you can find some crafting time in your world today!

Craft with Heart (CWH) Cards – unboxing & Cricut additions

After unboxing the Craft with Heart Cards, I had an idea of how to Amanda-ize them using Cricut design space and the CTMH Flower Market Image set.

Link to design space file.

Use the link above to quickly cut out the extra images I created for the CWH cards. In my set I used four 1/2 sheets of cardstock. One each of Blue Belle, Peach, Fern & White Daisy.

There will be a series of videos showing how I assembled the cards and used the extra images. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Crafting!

Craft with Heart Cards 3&4

In the midst of a world of chaos, and I’m not just referring to COVID-19, I decided to take on the project of re-developing my CTMH business from California. In Michigan, we have a great group of crafty ladies and before all the safer at home orders, the group met at least once a month. This monthly gather was a day that could bring crafting, good stories, food, always fellowship, and also included a new technique, card fold, or some other project. We have all missed this. And I want to find that again here in Southern California

Along the lines of finding that again here, I had not chosen to make it a priority. When we first moved, there were other duties that needed attending. Now that we are all here, in a house that is under construction, (and because we hired a contractor, nothing we can do to help move it along) I found myself with time to craft. Thankfully I had kept SOME of my crafty tools and supplies out when we packed the rental house. So, what do I do with all this “free time?” I watch videos of other ladies crafting, videos of how to edit videos, make lists of things I feel I could teach others, and try to find fun new techniques for cards & scrapbooking.

Cards 3 & 4 from Craft with Heart Cards May-Aug 2020

One of the items that got “kept out” was the Craft with Heart subscriptions boxes that arrived as we were packing the house. Since I needed some material for making video content, and I had time to craft, wah-la videos of me making the crafting with heart cards in “My” style.

I’m learning lots and looking forward to learning more. If you have any suggestions for changes, video content, or other comments, please share.

Hope you find some time for fun crafting!

I did it, my first edited video!

It’s not pretty, but I learned a lot and am hopeful that the next one will be better! Lighting, camera set up and jumps in video editing add to the charm of this first Craft with Heart video!

I choose to assemble the first two cards from the May-August Craft with Heart Card Subscription box. I am breaking the rules and doing my own spin on them, but a wise lady once told me coming up with a good idea is hard, improving upon a good idea is easier. So I just improved upon the great foundation CTMH gave me.

Here are my versions of cards #1 & #2. Hopefully, I’ll have more, with better videos soon!