Saturday, June 28, 2014

Monster toys!

These are soft felt toys I made & sent to a friend to celebrate her newest addition, any minute coming to her family!!!  I mined Pintrest & Google images for the ideas.  I freehand drew the shapes on notepaper.  The shapes I folded in half & held up to the window to adjust & make the curves more symmetricaly pleasing to the eye.  They are made from craft quality felt, embroidery floss, and poly-fil stuffing.  The idea was to hang them as a mobile, but Mommy-to-be could easily let baby play with them as they are.  I did not measure them, but all are about 6" tall I think.
 Upper picture shows one side, lower picture shows other side.

Again, upper picture shows one side, lower picture shows other side.  Sorry these are sideways.  I still don't know how to rotate pictures, grrr.

And again, the upper picture shows one side, lower picture shows other side.  These ones I traced a small kitchen plate & a vitamin bottle lid to get nice circles.  The stitching was complete on the foot when I sent them in the mail ;-)
 The stars & moon are the same both sides. 
I had fun making these.  All the embroidery was freestyle, of my own wandering thoughts.  They were simple and didn't take very long to complete, about 3 days.  I think inspiration is the best mojo any creative person can enjoy while in the midst of a project.  I have other stuff I've been playing with, just need to get busy blogging again.  Happy summer everyone!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Cricut® Artfully Sent

This is the teaser video direct from CTMH all about the new 4th exclusive Cricut cartridge "Artfully sent."

Artfully Sent Shape Index

This cartridge is designed to create 400 cards, featuring 5 card styles & lots of various coordinating ideas with over 25 themes.  The 5+ card styles are:

50 Pop-up cards, 50 bases & 50 liners, sized 5" x 7"

50 Build a scene cards (tri-panel cards), including Swing cards, Multi-panel cards, and backdrop cards; sized 5" x 7"

50 Sentiment cards, where images are cut into the card panel, overlay style, sized 5" x 7"
50 Border cards, sized 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

50 Sleeve cards sized 4" x 6", and 50 Overlay cards sized 5" x 7".  These would be great for invitations, photo or other peek-a-boo enclosures.  Sized  at 3.5" is perfect for gift cards;

100 card fronts that work as Pocket cards, that coordinate with CTMH Picture my Life program (or Project life etc) to fit 4"x6" (50)  or 3"x 4" (50)  standard industry sizes;

15 total envelopes:  13 Envelopes with liners 7 sized 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"; 6 sized 5" x 7";
1 sized 4" x 6" (no liner), 1 sized 3" x 4" (no liner).

AND a full alphabet, upper and lower case, but no shadow layer.
AND coordinating icons, shapes and sentiment.

Item # z3017.  This is a fun full content cartridge bundle of 700 images that includes 3 coordinating D size stamp sets:  a beautiful scrolly frames set; a set of sentiments perfect for cardmaking; and a small size alphabet set to complement your cardmaking & scrapbooking.  It will also include a pack of 24 sheets "White Daisy" cardstock (65lb weight). This cartridge utilizes linked sizes so paired images are keyed together to size together.  The "Real dial size" Cricut button can be utilized to size things however you please to suit any project, not just cards. It will mix & match really well with the other 3 CTMH cartridges, Art Philosophy, Artiste, and Artbooking.

It is available in "Cricut Craft Room" to preview the images.  The price is set at $99.00 USD or $109.00 CAD...  If you host a gathering (party) online or in person, the cartridge should still fall under the hostess rewards scale, where it could be available for half price if your gathering order total value qualifies.  Who doesn't like that kind of deal!  If you are purchase any CTMH Cricut cartridges from me Karen's CTMH online business address, I will send you a brand new regular Cricut blade as my gift to you, while supplies last.  I do have another option if I run out.  Also, you would qualify at the end of the month for bonus CTMH goodies.  Please comment or email me if you are interested.

What fun to create a mini picture book of pop-ups for a special child in your life.  Or a best friend, or even your favorite grocery clerk...  Keep your eyes out for more sneak blogger projects & Youtube  videos showcasing all it can be used to create.  I know I will:-)  I will update this post for you as I learn more about it.

Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection

Update Sept 11, 2014:  AVAILABLE now, Karen's CTMH Consultant online address 
Update Sept 15, 2014:  Cartridge content (Shape index) link added