Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Pint of Goodness!

A few weeks ago I shared two pint containers that I decorated.  (See them HERE) Today I'm sharing the third container and providing the cutting measurements so you can create some too!   Also - be sure to check at the bottom of my post for a fun North Pole Mix recipe.  This is a family and friend favorite that is so addicting it really is hard to stop eating it!  It is so easy to make it is embarrassing!  But I'm sharing it here!

Here is my Pint of Goodness that I will be filling with North Pole Mix!

Supplies you will need:
Pint Containers Z3137 
(note- the Pint Containers will be 25% off starting 11/30!)
White Pines Paper Pack X7200B
Cranberry Cardstock 1272
Glacier Cardstock X5770
Colonial White Cardstock 1388
Aqua Shimmer Trim Z3083
Artistry Cricut Cartridge Z3167
Artiste Cricut Cartridge Z3170
Holly Jolly Christmas Stamp D1657
Chocolate Ink - Z2111
Glacier Ink - Z2641
Bonding Memories Glue - 1512

Cut the Chevron B&T Paper 4" x 3 3/4"

Make the following Cricut Cuts
Shape - Card<q>
Glacier - 3 1/4"
Cranberry - 3"
Colonial White - 2 3/4"
Bow- Accent 3 <g>
2" (Cranberry)
Bow Tails - Shift Accent 3<g>
If not using Design Space, you will need to trim the tails 
to the bow down to fit on top of the lid.
Mittens - 2 3/4" 
Cranberry - <winter>
Glacier - Shift <winter>

If you have Design Space you can just copy this link into your address line of Design Space
(NOTE - you do need to own both cartridges to be able to cut)

(Note: I highly recommend using Bonding Memories Glue. 
This holds better to the containers that regular scrapbooking adhesive.)
  1. Stamp "Happy Holidays" with Chocolate Ink onto the Colonial White shape.
  2. Randomly stamp snowflakes in Glacier Ink around the sentiment.
  3. Adhere the Colonial White Shape to the Cranberry shape, and then adhere these to the Glacier Shape.
  4. Adhere the shapes to the center of the B&T paper.
  5. Adhere the 4" x 3 3/4" B&T paper to the pint container making sure top edge is up against the top rim of the container.  Once it is adhered, you will need to trim just a bit from the bottom to even it up with the rim.
  6. Add Aqua Shimmer flush to the edge of the left and right sides of the B&T paper on the container.  When you adhere the shimmer trim, adhere it straight down.  A portion of the bottom shimmer trim will be on top of the B&T paper.  This will even out the paper and make it look square.
  7. Glue the mitten pieces together and add to the left of the Happy Holidays.
  8. Fold the Bow so that the ends of the bow are meeting in the center.  Cover center with about 1 1/2" of Aqua Shimmer trim.
  9. Add Aqua Shimmer trim to the outside rim of the lid.
  10. Add Bow and tails to the top.
Add your favorite treat to share or Gina's Famous North Pole Mix!

Gina's Famous North Pole Mix
1 Box Golden Graham Cereal
1 Box Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
1 bag of Pretzel Twists
10 oz. Pecan Halves
2 bags of Christmas M&Ms
1 1/2 pounds of White Chocolate Bark

This recipe is enough to use up the entire boxes of cereal and pretzels. I mixed this up in 3 separate batches using 6 squares of the White Chocolate Bark at a time.
Using a BIG bowl, pour in a little bit of each of the above until the bowl is full.
Melt 6 squares of the the White Chocolate Bark in a glass bowl in the Microwave at 30 second intervals stirring after each interval. Chocolate usually melts in about 1 min 15 seconds. Pour melted White Chocolate over the cereal mix a little at a time and stir after each addition to coat the mix. Pour out onto wax paper and let cool until White Chocolate is hardened - Only takes a few minutes.

Friday, November 27, 2015

CYBERWEEK SALE at Close To My Heart!

AWESOME CRANBERRY SAUCE!  You read that right!  Close To My Heart is going to have a week long CYBER SALE! Beginning Monday, November 30 at 11:00 am CST Close To My Heart is putting a large selection of current products on sale for 25% off!  Get supplies you’ll need to make handcrafted gifts and cards for the holidays, including our Cricut® Artfully Sent Collection, at an amazing discount!

This sale will last only 5 days and ends at 6:00 pm CST on Friday, December 4.   On Monday, go to my website at and select "Cyberweek Sale" under the shopping menu.   Eligible sale items will show up in this menu.  Add your items from this list to get your 25% discount.   I will come back on Monday and post the actual link on my blog.

Here are just a few of the products that are 25% off!

Artfully Sent Cricut Collection

Colonial White Shadowbox (Also Available in Black)
Design Decor Magnetic Chalkboard
Scallop Border Punch
Triangle Border Punch
My Creations Kraft 3-Ring Album
My Creations Kraft Container
Designer Creations Short Stack Album


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Another November Birthday!

This time it is my husband's birthday!  He loves to hunt so it is only fitting that I create a card with a deer on it.  I had fun making this one.  I love it that our new Artistry Cricut Cartridge has a deer head on it!  So far, this may be this biggest deer he has seen all season!

This card is all cardstock so I gave the pieces some type of texture.  I dug around and found an old texture tool I had to brush some ink onto the deer and the antlers.  Next, I used my woodgrain embossing folder on the mount behind the deer (another Artistry shape) and I used the striped embossing folder on the Outdoor Denim piece of cardstock.  The birthday banner is also cut from the Artistry cartridge.   The birthday sentiment is from Belated Birthday (B1442) which is now retired.

Now that all my November birthdays are over, I guess I can start concentrating on my Christmas Shopping!!

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