I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

CTMH Card Box Workshop

A good friend of mine is a CTMH consultant and is trying to get her business going, so she is having these weekend workshops.  Decided to take some time out of my busy life and go to the one she had this weekend.  Funny thing... she told those that were coming that I was coming and you know how creative Helen can be.  So if you need some ideas, you might want to come to this workshop vs waiting for the next one.  Gotta love em!

This weekends project was the card holder box and 4 cards.  We were told to only bring glue... so I brought my Scotch Quik dry glue, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Ranger Glossy Accents.  Since I'd seen the partially completed project, I wanted to use a different glimmer mist than what she was providing.  I tend to try to dress things up when I can.  So... on went the day.  I was allowed to use my own glimmer mist and sat out to do the box as instructed.  I had a little booboo (yes, I do make those on occasion) and one of my fellow scrappers followed me and did the same thing.  No problem!  We just got an extra piece of paper and finished it up correctly.

Then we had 4 cards to make.  Some of them were a bit plain for my liking and ... lol.... yes, I had to dress it up a bit.  I asked for the punches, some bling, flowers, etc.  She pulled out the new CTMH cricut cartridge and cut some other embellishments for all.

Terri's (consultant) MIL sat next to me and while I was finishing up a card that I'd embellished a bit more decided she liked what I did.  I had accidentally covered up the card and she said "how can I copy it if you cover it up".... LOL!  I just handed it to her.  It was a fun day.

I think my box needs some lace on the bottom and a few flowers on the top.  I will do that later.  But for now, here are the final products.

 The box and the 4 cards.

  Top of box. I added the Ranger Glossy Accents and Pearls.  Need to add the flowers to the top also.

 Used an EK Success punch and inked all the edges.

 This one needed some fancy borders.  Used an EK success punch on this one also.  We were originally given 3 pieces of paper  - the patterned paper, and the 2 layerd pieces for the sentiment.  I added the longer purple sheet that I border punched.  Added some bling and dressed it up a bit.

 This one begged for the corners to be rounded along with more border punches on the patterned paper.

This was the exact paper, but again, I chose to use an EK success border punch for the papers.  Added some punched flowers that were pop-dotted up and a leafy branch from the CTMH cricut Cartridge.


  1. Okay, Helen, if you don't know I'm loving this then I'm telling you as LOUDLY AND CLEARLY as I can possible make it!!! I LOVE THIS!!!

  2. Awesome...I love the colors...very cool box!

  3. You are way too kind my friend. Thank you for supporting me and making my creations so much better than they started out!! :-) Love ya!

  4. What a nice set. Love the box, love the colors, love the papers! I found your blog from SOC. And by the way...what is CTMH? :)


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