I'm also very excited about the new embossing folders. There are 5 different designs - though my favorite is the Quatrefoil folder shown below. This is a great way to add texture and dimension to pages and cards. With CTMH's white core cardstock, a little sandpaper on the raised surface adds even more uniqueness!
My other FIRST on February 1st is that I'm hosting my first large scrapbooking crop. I am on the board of the Discovery Junction Children's Museum. We are a non-profit organizatio that is working to bring a much needed children's museum to Prince William County, Virginia. The proceeds for this crop have been donated to the museum to help make our dream a reality! I'm very excited for this day of fun! To welcome each attendee to their crafting nook for the day, I created these little place cards.
The base is Lagoon cardstock and the Colonial White piece was cut using CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. The flair is from the Swirls Around stamp set and was stamped in Slate ink. I stamped the names using the A Typeface stamp set and Gypsy ink. This stamp set is great for two reasons (other than it is super cute) - 1) it is only $6.95 and you get 43 stamps and 2) there are multiples of the more frequently used letters. With all of these name cards, I never once ran out of letters! I was able to stamp each name by spelling the entire name out on the acrylic block and stamping at once (as opposed to having to stamp individual letters). Granted, if I ever have to stamp my niece's name, I will run into a problem since it has 4 E's!
This adorable butterfly was also cut from CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. I scored her down the middle so that I could easily fold her wings up for a 3-D effect, then used a glue dot to adhere her to the card. I added a few clear Bitty Sparkles down the middle to give her a little extra pop. I love how these turned out and hope the attendees enjoy them too!
CTMH supplies used:
- Cardstock - Lagoon, Gypsy and Colonial White
- Inks - Gypsy and Slate
- CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge
- Bitty Sparkles
- Glue Dots
- Tombow Adhesive
- A Typeface My Acrylix Stamp Set
- Swirls Around My Acrylix Stamp Set