Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Strawberry Fields!

Strawberries are my favorite summer fruit and this card was super fun to make. I used my Cricut Expression to cut the card base using Bazzil CS and embossed the red layer using a cuttlebug embossing folder to make it resemble a strawberry.  I embellished this card using the felt strawberries (from the Strawberry Assortment, adorable red & white flower (Spring Bouquet Felt Garden) and Gradient Gem stickers.   I accented it with the Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon.  All of these items are from the June Deal of  the Month and today is the LAST DAY you can order this fantastic kit!  I finished the inside of the card with the RED Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon and Gradient Gem Stickers.  Happy Summer!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Flowers

Hey Guys,
It's Bree, and this is my first blog post for Creative Charms.
I'm thrilled to be part of this amazing team,
especially since I'm already a HUGE Creative Charms Fan.

Summer holidays have been on the brain these last couple of weeks.
And after getting these fabulous Loop D' Loop Groovy Petals,

I just knew I had to create a layout about my daughter.

Supplies: Loop D' Loop String flowers by CREATIVE CHARMS.
Papers, Cardstock, & stickers by Momenta.
Chipboard Alphabet by American Crafts "Thickers".
Border punch by Martha Stewart.

Here's a close up of my flowers.
On the Right: I punched 2 papers to creative a 3d blossom,
and then added the Loop D'Loop brad to the center of the bloom.
Another Close-Up
On the Left: I added the Loop D'Loop brad to the center of a Die-cut sticker.
These little beauties are very versatile.
Use them on their own, or dress up your floral accents

I hope i have sparked your creativity with this post,
and just know that you'll feel the same way about these as I do....
that they are FABULOUS!

See you soon,

Friday, June 25, 2010

Deal of the Month!

Check out all these fun embellishments in this months Deal of the Month!!

And here are some fun cards that I have done using all of these fabulous goodies!

Supplies: Creative charms brads (hershey kisses), October Afternoon paper, Core'dinations cardstock, Fiskars border punch, EK Succes scallop circle punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine, Jillibean Soup twine, Cornish Heritage Farms stamp.

Core'dinations cardstock, Creative Charms Epoxy Stickers, Creative Charms Gem Stickers, Creative Impressions ribbon, Martha Stewart border punch, Heidi Grace stick pins, Making memories stickers, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine.

I used the Polka Dotted paper ribbon around the edge of the card, I love the scallops peeking out around the cardstock!

Core'dinations cardstock, Creative Charms felt embellishments and paper ribbon, EK Success scallop circle punch, October Afternoon patterned paper.

Creative Charms strawberry embellihments, gem stickers, felt flower, polka dot paper ribbon: October Afternoon patterned paper, Fiskars border punch, October Afternoon stickers, Core'dinations cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by! I LOVED this months Deal of the Month... so many fun embellishments!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

So Sweet!

One of the best things about summer is that it's the perfect time to consume some of my favorite frozen treats: ice cream sandwiches, fudgesicles, shakes, and Flavo-r-ice! Thinking about all that sweetness inspired me to create a page about my sweet tooth - a trait I have also passed down to my kiddos. And the cute little embellishments in the Deal of the Month were perfect for it!
So Sweet by Lisa Dickinson: patterned paper (Jillibean Soup) + embellishments (Creative Charms) + letters (American Crafts) + font (Traveling Typewriter)

I simply cut a large heart from kraft cardstock and stitched it to my background. Then I sprinkled it with the embellishments, some brads, and a few circles of patterned paper.

So if you're craving a sweet treat on a hot summer afternoon, grab the Deal of the Month and make a page about it! The best part? These yummy treats are calorie-free! :)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Playtime Boy for a {big} boy's playtime

I had such fun boyish embellishments to play with this month, from the Playtime Boy embellishment pack.  I knew these would be perfect for a layout of the biggest boy in my house ;) playing with his new Lionel trains, on the train table that he recently built.

I used the felt words in the pack to create the title.  That's a page from a Maya Road chipboard album, which I covered in the Bo Bunny Mamarazzi patterned paper to create a fun focal point "base" for my title work.

The train made a fun little accent for the bottom of the page.

And I used punched circles to add some "pop" to a couple of the brads.

I also made a fun little card to share this month:

I accented my card with a couple of the sweet little felt butterflies from Blooming Garden, added a blue Gradient Gem Brad to the center of my flower/sentiment, three Gradient Gem Stickers along the bottom scallop, and some blue Polka Dot ribbon.  I love how quickly these fun embellishments made this card come together!

- Debbie

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer Pages

Hi Amy here. Happy First Day of Summer to you! Here are a few pages I did using the June Deal of the Month. Stop on by the site and take advantage of this Deal. The selection is perfect for scrapping your spring & summer photos.

This first one is a sketch challenge on the SVG Cuts site. The challenge is to do a page about yourself.

This second page features two cousins. Love the felt butterfly and flowers. I added some hand-stitching and layered some patterned paper for this one.

Enjoy your Summer!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

God Bless the USA...

Since the 4th of July is rapidly approaching I feel it's now time to pay homage to the wonderful land-of-the-free that we call America!  Our home bursts at the seams with all things Americana and I love how proud it makes me feel, so I decided to add yet another piece of patriotic glory to my decor and this is a banner that will stay right where I photographed it, on my shelf by our front door.  I made this by first painting 3 wooden stars with white acrylic paint, then sanding them to distress them a little.  I then decopaged papers from Webster's Pages to the fronts of the stars, then added a border of distressed linen stickles for some sparkle.  Then I created 3 paper rosettes, adhere silver tinsel underneath and added glitter to the edges of those as well before glueing them down on the stars.  I then painted 3 wooden letters white, sprayed them with adhesive and added glitter to the front, then adhered those sweet little gems from Creative Charms, to the tops of the letters.  For the wooden spools, I painted them first, decopaged papers around them, and added gems to those as well, for a little bling.  When all the pieces were finished, I had my hubby drill some tiny holes in the corners so I could thread some wire through to connect them.  I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed making this.  :)








Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Best Friends card

Hi everyone! Charity here. Sharing another idea using the fabulous products here at Creative Charms.

Best Friends card.
Vintage Poppies with Pearl Brads - PURPLE, Vintage Brads - PURPLE, Netted Flower.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cupcake Fun

Good Morning!  I have a fun layout to share with you today.  I put it together using the Blooming Garden felt butterflies.  They are so adorable and have great little details. 

These photos were taken at one of my daughter's Girl Scout meetings - they were making cupcakes.

Be sure to click on over to here to get yours:)
Michelle Lanning

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fresh Flowers!

I have wanted to make one of these flower pot cards for quite a while now and this adorable felt Butterfly from the June Deal of the Month gave me the perfect opportunity!  Here is the card all closed up.  I added a little bling to the buttefly with some Gradient Gem Stickers because as we all know butterflies are always extra fancy!  I also added the Red Braided Daisy and  some punched leaves to my potted plant!  I used Core'dinations Color Core CS in orange and added some DP from DCWV Spring Stack.  I also dotted the "I" in Happy Birthday with one of the Gradient Gem Stickers, I absolutely love those little gems.

Here is the card opened and you can see that I added the same DP on the inside to coordinate with the brim of the flower pot.  This was such an easy card to make and Creative Charms embellishments make is so simple!  Directions for how to make this card can be found at  Can you just imagine receiving a card like this for your birthday or any other occassion.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cricut Fun with the June Deal of the Month

Happy Thursday!  This is Diane (aka Capadia) from the Design Team and I am having so much fun with my Cricut and the Creative Charms "Deal of the Month" for June.  These embellishments are perfect for all sorts of Cricut projects.  Here are just a few...

For this friendship card, I used one of the red jumbo polka dot brads and the red & white fancy polka dot ribbon.  I sized the flower cuts from the Sweet Treats cartridge to make the center the same size as the brad.

Two of the second darkest shade of red gradient gem stickers accent the dots on the "i"s in "missing" on the Cricut cut from the Stamping cartridge.

This tasty card features one of the yummy cakes in the sweet tooth felt sticker and epoxy brad set.  The Cricut cuts are from the Sweet Treats cartridge.

The cake is sitting on a scalloped circle of pink glitter cardstock and is raised with foam squares.

This simple project uses a $1 visor from the craft store and the spring bouquet felt garden medley from the June Deal of the Month.  The word "sweet" is cut from the Paisley Cricut Cartridge in red vinyl to adhere easily to the foam. 

There are so many items in the June deal - I'll be busy making Cricut projects with them for the rest of the month!

Details on the Cricut cuts and some helpful tips for making these projects can be found on my blog, Capadia Designs, at THIS POST.

*paper - American Crafts, Martha Stewart, Core'dinations, Creative Memories, DCWV, Making Memories, Luxe Designs

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Love card

I'm excited to post my 2nd project on the CC blog!

I used the Vintage Poppies in purple and changed out the pearl in the center to one of the VintageJewel Brads. I then used the Black and White Sequined Flower and the Pearl centers of the Vintage Poppies on either side.
I then used the Gradient Gem Stickers on either side of the stamped image.
I finished off my card using the Black and White Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon across the top.

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Prima Stamp, Storage Unit Inks, Martha Stewart border punch, Jillibean Soup Kraft paper, everything else Creative Charms.

Monday, June 7, 2010

CHA Sneak Peek #4

Hi, Chris here with a CHA sneak peek. This kit will be available in October for Breast Cancer Awareness month. It's lovely and pink and sparkly! What more could a girl want?

With this kit, I did a layout about my daughter. I went ahead and scrapped the not so perfect photos. She still looks adorable! (if I do say so myself)


Here's a close up:
blink cu

Here, in the close up, I combined the pink flared flowers with a hot pink gem brad. It was easy to do. Just take a craft knife and position it in the middle of the flower, and poke through. Make sure you are poking through on a craft mat or similar surface. Slip the brad through the opening and you have a completely different look! I also bent the petals to give it more dimension. Such a fun way to use the two together.

I also used the gorgeous sequined flowers to go with the "cluster". I created another cluster in the corner with the pink sequined flowers. I love creating clusters!

I also used the pink gem brads on the butterflies. Using a die cut machine or punch, cut a butterfly out of cardstock, then embellish it with the brad. To add even more sparkle, I added a bit of glitter glue around the butterfly edges.

The final fun little detail I added was using one of my favorite Creative Charms products, the gradient gems. I think I use them on every layout I make! They come in a variety of sizes and colors, so I always have the perfect one!

Here I used it as an accent for the "dot" on the letter "i". Instead of just using the dot, I used the asterisk mark, then added the pink gradient gem to make it look like a little flower.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I used these pink products on my layout.

*(paper: My Minds Eye Quite Contrary. Bazzill cardstock.)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It's Summertime!

Hey everyone! Lisa Dickinson here, excited that it's officially June and summer has arrived! This time of year I always end up taking tons of photos and they are some of my favorites to scrap. And do you know what goes perfectly with summer photos? All the cute items in June's Deal of the Month! This set of embellishments (151 pieces total) is a steal at $6.99! As an ode to my favorite things about summer, I created a page with some of the goodies:

cardstock (Bazzill Basics) + letter stickers (Jenni Bowlin Studio) + stamp (Studio Calico) + felt, jewels, brads (Creative Charms)

I used three cardstock circles as a "home" for each cluster of accents: the vibrant felt butterfly, strawberry, and flowers, the rhinestone gems & brads, and those lovely red polka dot brads (my very favorite item in this kit!).

So enjoy your summer and don't forget to squeeze in a bit of time for scrapping, ok?

Friday, June 4, 2010

CHA peek 3! - pink!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Creative Charms will be releasing a special embellishment kit. It's full of lovely pink things that are sure to make you smile!

I made two projects with this little embellishment kit... first, a jeweled heart love frame.

I used the pink gradient gem stickers on the chipboard heart that I had at home. Simply cover your favorite chipboard shape with the little gems and adhere to the outside of the frame. Place patterned paper on the inside of the small frame. Add a rubon if desired.

Next, I used this special set to make a card.

I used the light pink gem brads, a pink 3d butterfly brad and a few radiant sequin flowers.
One of my favorite things to do with the radiant sequin flowers is to layer them with other flowers, as you can see on this card. Also, the gem stickers from the kit make a fun little flight path for the butterfly.

Have a happy day!, Charity

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Deconstructed Embellishment

Have you ever looked at your stash of embellishments and thought ... "nothing I have is working" ... why not take your existing embellishments to a new level. This simple card uses 3 different Creative Charm Embellishments in a new way.

Did you know the Shimmer Flowers can be taken apart? The white flowers and the dimensional scalloped border were created from deconstructing the Shimmer Flower.

The Sparkled Butterflies can add a wonderful touch to any card or layout. I took my butterfly to a new level by misting it. Originally the butterfly was a light green to make it pop more off the card I simply misted it with green. Once you mist the embellishment simply white the excess ink from the metal with a tissue then adhere with your favorite adhesive.

The final deconstructed embellishment on this card is the White Floral Gems, essentially these are beads. I turned these gems into flowers by adding craft wire. Wrap the wire around a kitchen skewer for that prefect springy look.

Thanks for stopping by :) Summer

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Think Pink: CHA Sneak Peek #2

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Creative Charms will be releasing a special embellishment kit.  It has all sorts of fun pink things, but don't think you have to have a house full of girls to use these, just look at my project below!
I wanted to do a page for this project in honor of my husband, Paul, and all the men who, I proudly watch and cheer, walk in the Susan G. Komen, 60 mile, 3-day walk every year.  This August will be Paul’s 6th walk and he has raised over $15,000 for this foundation, I am so proud of him.  We have met many people through this event, all walking for a different reason.  One man, a Chicago firefighter, walks every year and dedicates it to everyone who has ever been touched by this horrible disease, even though his family has no history of breast cancer.   Since I don’t walk, I make the thank you cards every year.  Enjoy!

These cards were pretty simple, but when I put the cute little embellies on them, I really didn't feel like they needed anything else.

Thanks for looking!

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