Monday, December 27, 2010

Mary's Trash To Treasure

Mary's Trash To Treasure Tutorial

Heart Pillow

Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Heart S4-137 #6
QuicKutz - Pennant
Three Bugs In A Rug - Sugar & Spice Rub On #rub-223
The Paper Company - Cream Cardstock
Red Felt
Cream Ribbon (Not sure what brand from Teresa)
Cream Thread 7amp; needle
6 Cotton Balls (recycled)
Bamboo Skewer


Cut two scalloped hearts from red felt. Hand stitch around edge. Stuff with cotton balls. Inserted 10" folded ribbon. Stitch close.

Cut Pennant from red felt. Cut cardstock. Rub on "I Love You...". Glue to red felt Pennant. Glue to Bamboo Skewer. Insert skewer into pillow.

Tie bow. Glue to front of red Heart Pillow.

Thank you for stopping by this month's Trash To Treasure tutorial, we here at CMIT hope your holiday was merry, we wish you a bright and safe New Year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Marge's Monday Card Corner

Materials (products available at Creating Everlasting Memories in Bold):

White, turquoise, brown & beige CS
My Mind’s Eye: Where the Heart Is DP (BG, tree trunks, tree tops)
QuicKutz Dies: (Trees, House & Mini Van -- hub cap only for wreath!)
ZVA Creative Self-Adhesive Pearls
May Arts Satin Reverse Ribbon 3/8”
Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
Copic Marker (Y11 Pale Yellow)
Inkadinkado stamp


Using a white 5” x 7” card, cover the front with turquoise CS
Cut BG DP 6 ¾” x 4 ¾”, distress edges with Antique Linen ink, glue to card front
Die cut house, trees and mini van’s hub cap (for wreath) from CS in colors shown
Distress pieces with Antique Linen (except wreath)
Using Copic Marker, color large window and glue small window down and color behind it for “light”
Add Pearls to window ledge & for door knob
Using FlowerSoft glue cover bush cut from house die and “wreath” cut from Mini Van die; cover with FlowerSoft
Assemble house as shown, add “smoke” to chimney by pulling tip off Q-Tip
Attach house/trees in place
Stamp sentiment
Add Ribbon “sidewalk” across bottom of card

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Quick and Easy Vintage Christmas Ornaments

Hello! Are you surviving all the hustle and bustle of the holidays? I can’t believe there are only 13shopping days left and then it will be Christmas!! Well, I don’t know about you but I am always looking for those quick and easy gifts when you need just a little something.

Today, I am going to share with you how you can create these very quick and easy vintage Christmas ornaments.

I selected images from the Crafty Secrets Merry Christmas Creative Scraps. I love the sheets of Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets; they are filled with so many wonderful images.

Next, I created a framed edge with buttons. I have a jar full of white and ivory buttons and I used different shapes and sizes to create the frames. I used 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue from Beacon Adhesives to adhere the buttons.

I used a paper piercer to create holes and then threaded a piece of wire.

I twisted the wire to create hangers for the ornaments. After I had the hangers on I brushed over the buttons with glue and added the chunky glitter.

For an embellishment I punched out snowflakes using the Martha Stewart snowflake punch, inked them with Antique Linen Distress Ink from Ranger and added a Prima rhinestone in the center.

I made some crinkled seam binding using Waterfall and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels. To create the crinkle seam binding I used White Snug Hug Seam Binding and lightly misted it with the Glimmer Mist, then scrunch into a ball, put the ball into a baggie and tie it up tight with a twist tie and leave it sit over night. When you take the seam binding out the next day it might still be a little damp so fluff it up and set aside to air dry or heat set with a heat tool. Use the crinkled seam binding just as you would ribbon.


Paper: Crafty Secrets Merry Christmas Creative Scraps; WorldWin White Cardstock
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Punches: Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch

Accessories: Tattered Angels Waterfall, Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist; Prima e. Rhinestones; Snug Hug Seam Binding; SCRAPBOOK ADHESVIES By 3L White 3D Foam Squares; Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll Glitter Pen; Beacon Adhesives 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Gem Tac; Paper Piercer, Wire, Clear Chunky Glitter

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are staying warm and having a wonderful weekend!

Hugs & Smiles,


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Tuesday, December 14, 2010


It is that time again, ATC Tuesday. We hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday season.


Georgia Pacific - White Cardstock
The Paper Company - Deep red
Decorative Paper
Colorbox - Peony red, chestnut roan chalk
QuicKutz - Stocking
Spellbinders - Poinsettia Frame, (Holly Berries)
1/8" hole punch
Creative Impressions - 1/8" sheer red ribbon


Cut out trading card @ 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Cut out socking & extra pieces. Ink edges of stocking Peony Red. Ink toe & heal pieces with Peony Red then Chestnut Roan. Ink white top with Chestnut Roan.

Cut out Holly Berries. Sand. Punch three 1/8" circles. Attach with mount foam.

Cut stocking 1/2" off top. Adhere stocking together with mount foam. Add Holly Berries. Adhere to trading card.

Adhere loop & bow to top of stocking.


My Mind's Eye 'Love Nest' 12"x12" Paper Pad
QuicKutz Die: Trees
Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
ZVA Creative Pearls


1) Cut glittered vertical stripe CS to 3 1/2" x 2 1/2";
2) Cut/Emboss tree shapes from CS using brown and pink dotted papers;
3) Hand cut two birds and one paisley shape from CS;
4) Distress all edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink;
5) Cut the word strips/flower from CS;
6) Using medium trunk & tree top, adhere pearls over pink dots, and also to "o" in Love and flower center;
7) Adhere "love" to paisley "speech bubble";
8) Insert small bird in middle tree top slot and secure with foam tape for dimension;
9) Adhere tree trunk near right edge of ATC, attach tree top with foam tape, adhere word strip near bottom
of ATC, adhere bird at top left edge and adhere speech bubble above birdie!

You will have until Friday, December 17th at midnight to submit your ATC Card, just click the link below to upload you card right here. Thanks for joining us today and Happy Holidays. Check back tomorrow for Heidi's tutorial, she had a blizzard and had no internet so her tutorial is a couple days late but believe me it is well worth the wait.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Marge's Holiday Creation

Marge has created this fun and festive holiday card, at first glance it is just a Christmas card but if you look real close you notice that the card has a tag that can be used to put on a creative! Who loves embossing? Doesn't the Swiss Dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug just add such detail to the background of the card. Nest Tags by QuicKutz, photo corners and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders a great selection Keep checking our blog we have some exciting things that are going to happen over the next couple of weeks.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Just A Note or Two

Just a reminder that tonight at 11:59pm the Black Friday shopping spree will end so hurry and get all the great deals you can at our web store.

Tuesday December 14th will be our third ATC Challenge so we hope you will come and participate with us. We hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday season with all the beautiful lights, hustle and the bustle but please remember to make time to enjoy your family. God Bless and Happy Holidays. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rita's Ready Set Create

paper: American Crafts "be jolly"
Quick Kutz: "Santa Stop Here" & "Holiday die set (santa)"
Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives
3D foam squares by 3L
Copic:YR01 Peach Puff
ribbon & button from stash
Tim Holtz distress ink Old Paper
door hanger $1 bin at Michaels

Step 1

adhere paper to door hanger, trim and sand. I use basic grey's precision file set, but sand paper will
work just as well. cut out the center circle, and sand. Now do the flip side of the door hanger. Even
though you won't see that side, beleieve me it will BUG you if you don't finish it as well.

Step 2

Ink around all the edges with distress ink. Add "present" to door hanger.

Step 3

Cut out all pieces of Quick Kutz dies being used. Color any pieces that need to be colored, in my case I
used a copic marker, in "peach puff," for Santa's face.

Step 4
Assemble all pieces as needed, and add to door hanger. Santa has the 3d foam pieces behind him.

Step 5
finishing touches. For this I just added buttons.

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