Sunday, August 5, 2012

CTMH *New* Product Blog Hop: La Belle Vie and Bonjour

It is one of the most exciting times of the year for Close To My Heart consultants and customers alike! August 1st brought us the NEW Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book (link will open in a new window so you won't lose your spot in the hop) full of NEW ideas and fabulous products!

If you've come from {Julia's Blog}, you're on the right path. We have over 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using some of our favorite NEW Autumn/Winter CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! 

I took a bunch of projects with me to our team meeting in Michigan this weekend, but only managed to get ONE completed (and that was last night back in my hotel room). I should have known better as I only go up once every year or so now, that I would spend more time visiting with great friends than creating.  I didn't even finish the fabulous projects that were taught at the meeting. Looks like tomorrow is going to be a creative day :)

I am working on a new display board for my gatherings (parties) this fall.  Basically, pick a date, then pick the make & take project you would like you and your guests to complete. I know I showed pictures earlier, but I think it's much better to have the actual projects to oooooh and aaaaaah over ;)  Here's one of the projects I'll be offering.

La Belle Vie Cricut Gift Box
Using the NEW Cricut Artiste Cartridge (link will open in a new window), I created this cute little box out of the new La Belle Vie papers.
Pink B&T top and bottom: 1" Card [MtherDay] (cut 2)
Pink B&T top box: 1" 3D Object [MtherDay]
Pink B&T bottom box: 1" Shift+3D Object [Mom]
Black B&T plaque: 1 1/2" Shift+Accent 3 [B]
Colonial White Cardstock plaque: 1 1/4" Shift+Accent 3 [B]
Black B&T accent strip: 3/8" x 11"

When cutting Cricut Artiste shapes that are the same color on the same key in the Artiste booklet, the finished size is indicated in red text next to the shape on the Artiste booklet page. In this instance, you’ll see on page 74 that the box should be cut at 1", meaning that the finished box will be 1" tall. All color-coordinating pieces on that key should be cut at the 1" size and will cut in proper proportion. You can adjust the size of the finished project, just remember to adjust the size of all the pieces :)

I assembled the box using Liquid Glass (for durability) according to the directions in the Assembly Instructions Booklet. Yes, our new Artiste Cartridge comes with an Assembly Instruction Booklet to show you how the projects go together. How cool is that?!

I used the new Bonjour My Acrylix Stamp Set to stamp the Colonial White plaque. Then, I used the water brush and Blush ink to color in the flourish.  I used 3D Foam Tape to adhere that plaque to the center of the Black B&T plaque for dimension.

I added a bit of the new Black Tulle Ribbon to the top of the box after fiddling with it to get it how I wanted. I used a glue dot to get it started, then added a small blob of Liquid Glass to the center, then added the plaques.  I set the box lid on a couple of My Acrylix Blocks to reinforce the lid, then put another block on top of the plaques to let the Liquid Glass set and dry.  I finished of the box with a Pearl Badge Button from the Wrangler Assortment.

(links will open in a new window so you won't lose your spot in the hop)
Stamps: Bonjour
Inks: Black and Blush
Accessories: Black Tulle Ribbon, Wrangler Assortment
Tools: Cricut Artiste Collection, Bone Folder, Waterbrush, Liquid Glass, 3D Foam Tape

Now, hop on over to to {Georgia's Blog} to check out her fabulous Christmas card! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to see some of the fabulous NEW products in our Autumn/Winter 2012 Idea Book. If you get lost along the way, the complete list of participants is here

If you are local, and would like to complete this project for free, contact me to schedule your home gathering with your friends and family! You can check out my calendar (link will open in a new window) for my open dates.

Until next time...


Haley D. said...

Ooh la la! Your box is beautiful!

terryanndiack said...

so pretty...

Laurie said...

Very pretty! I may change my mind on that pack

Wendy Coffman said...

Love that pop of tulle on top! Thanks for sharing!

Judy Faye Garner said...

So pretty

Julia Hammond said...

Love that box... it is one my list of things to make .

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