It’s been over 8 months since I did ANY scrapbooking, and before that had been a couple of years. There are a few things I learned as I am diving back into it.
At first, I tried to start with a set of photos that had memorabilia and would be multiple layouts with extra photos to boot. That was a bit too ambitious for my rusty skills. I put those back and grabbed the photos from one of our trips to Boca Grande. I learned after I had started that I didn’t have all the photos printed from this trip so I used some photo placeholders and marked on them in the direction that the photo is oriented for the layout.
20+ embellishments on ONE layout. That was shocking just a few years ago. Now I have that in one cluster of embellishments!
Did you know the yearly subscription for the Craft with Heart Cards (CWH) breaks down to about $1.85 per card? If you add a few basic supplies, you can stretch those supplies and make more than 24 cards
For the CWH cards, I like to make them more my own style without adding too many products that other crafters may not have on hand. To help customize them I use the CTMH cricut image sets and cut out a variety of shapes or images that I think will enhance the basic cards*. I might add a couple of ink colors and only use a few basic tools from my box of tricks.
We will not have trick-or-treating or any of our traditional Halloween evening activities. Instead, I will plan a fun ghoulish supper followed by an evening of board games.
Leading up to the 31st, we should be able to partake of some of the normal fall activities. Pumpkin carving, picking out candy for the candy bowl and, if we are lucky and the home improvement projects are finished, putting up a few decorations around the house.
I used the Cricut to fussy cut the images from the Got Candy (CC8204) stamp set, the title and created the pumpkin for some shaped journaling strips. The background in the green and white is also from the Cricut image set Artbooking along with the photo mats.
In anticipation of our Halloween celebration in 2020, I created this “A COVID Halloween” layout using some of the Got Candy collection. I took my inspiration from this sketch.
I’m looking forward to starting another layout and I only wish I had my photos, but soon enough I will be dreaming of more time at my craft table and less time unpacking boxing and trying to find homes for all of our things.
Less than $1.85 per card including tax and shipping for the yearly subscription is an a amazing deal. That doesn’t include any bonus cards or the stamp set, block & ink! Here are cards 3-12 plus the 3 bonus cards I made with a brief description of what I did to create the cards.
All I did on card #3 was stylus emboss the big heart, one of the little hearts & curved the petals on the green flower. I used foam tape under the hearts above the sentiment. I also stamped the leaves under the green flower head.
Card Number four was kicked up a notch with a couple of pink leaves and a palm branch. Splattered the sentiment base with the pink shimmer brush and added some sequence along with stylus embossing the foliage & flower.
I added some fern color stars from the circles of stars along with palm brand and a peach flower head to card #5. Glitzed it up a bit with the clear shimmer brush too.
Adding some second generation stamped leaves and a few of the cricut cuts was all Card #6 needed.
I gave all the pre-cut die images from one card to the other card, and added all stars from the cricut cuts. Sprinkle in a few sequences and cards #7 are done.
A couple of blue belle palm branches and a blue belle and white flower head joined a folded in half white leaf to complete cards #8. (Sprinkled with a few sequences too.)
In the chaos of moving from room to room, one of the blue houses was lost for Card #9. Add a few sequences and rotate the 2nd card and it’s done.
I took both of the pre-printed card bases and cut them in half. I added 2 white card bases and added the front panel on them. The flowers on the branch are not pre-printed, so I found a flower stamp and used the center to turn the blank die-cuts into flowers. (The other 2 panels will be used in the bonus cards later.)
Card #11 was straight foward. Some stylus embossing on the flowers and palm branch, add some foam tape for dimension and sprinkle with a few sequences.
I put all the yellow stars with one card base and added pink & white to the other card base. Sprinkle a few tiny silver stars and both cards should be well received.
Bonus Card #1
Rounding the corners from one of the wood card panels cut from Card #10, I then cut the sunflowers off of the notecard from Jeannette Lynton and added a foam taped sentiment. You can see a few of the petals were outlined with the clear shimmer brush.
Bonus Card #2
The sentiment also came from the notecard from Jeannette Lynton and so I added some of the left over palm branches and white leaves along with a great flower head for fun.
Bonus Card #3
This last card I took the last woodgrain panel from card #10 and made a cluster of flowers and leaves that were left over from the set of cricut images I added to this subscription kit.
If you didn’t see the Cricut Image set in the previous post. Here it is. All the images come from the Flower Market cartridge and I used 4 half sheets of 12×12 in blue belle, peach, fern & white daisy.