Wednesday, April 18, 2012

So Blessed Banner

Remember my Fall / Ho Ho Ho banner?


I was sad to put it away at the end of the season and wanted to replace it with a Spring-y banner.  This is what I made:


I used CTMH's Lucy paper pack and the My Creations Mini Banner.  So easy to decorate this banner using the Art Philosophy cartridge!  Here is a close up of the capital "S".

You Can Create!
Julia

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dotty For You (Blog Hop)

Welcome to You Can Create and the Dotty For You Blog Hop.

Thanks for joining me from {Amy McVey's} lovely site, Clearly Stamping.

Dotty For You is a promotion CTMH created just for National Scrapbooking Month.  When you place an order of $35 or more in products from the Spring/Summer 2012 Idea Book between April 17 and May 31, you may add the Dotty for You paper packet, valued at $19.95, for just $5.  This paper pack is MORE than worth it!


Close To My Hearts double sided card stock paper is PERFECT for this treat box!
Side View:

Top View

This box may look complicated, but it is not. I used a sheet of 12 x12 paper for my box, but you can use any size square that you'd like.

For a 12x 12 sheet of paper score a line from top to bottom at 4 inches and at 8 inches.  Rotate your paper once to the left and repeat the score lines at 4 and 8 inches.  You will have created a tic-tac-toe grid on your paper. In order to fold your box together, you will have to score on the diagonal each of the 4 corner squares.

This is what my box looks like open ( after I embellished it) .  The mattes are 3.75 inches square.



I hole punched in each of the corners and then threaded CTMH ribbon through and tied the box closed.

These projects were also created with the Dotty For You Paper Pack (See links for previous blog posts):

Thank you Gift card:

Blank Dotty For You Card


Thank you for spending some time with with me... now hop on over to  {Krista Hersberger's} blog Krista's Crafty Corner and see what she created.

You Can Create!
Julia Hammond

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dotty or You: Butterfly

When I created this LO, I used the Juggling Act patten from Magic ( CTMH's latest idea book).  At first, I used only Sweet Leaf and Twilight to match the striped paper in the Dotty For You paper kits.  It was just not "right". It needed a "POP" of color and that is how the Sorbet accents came along.  Normally, I would not add another color unless it was in the patterned paper.  I took a risk, and am pleased with the results.  


Here is a close up of the left page:
 Close up of the right page.
 I wanted to show you this close up, because it proves a point: mistakes can still look good. I had intended to stitch the Sorbet strips down, but did not realize that the thread had come out of my needle on my machine.  Once I started , there was no going back.  I repeated the thread-less stitches on all the Sorbet paper strips, and it looks intentional.  It looks good (even if it was not what I planned).
You Can Create!

Julia

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dotty For You Video

Check it out...

LOVE this promotion:)

You can shop on my website to get this paper... just wait 'til the 17th :)

You Can Create!

Julia

Monday, April 2, 2012

Blank ( Dotty For you)

There are certain card styles that I seem to fall for.  I have made cards like this before.   It is amazing how different paper always freshens an old stand by.  Don't every be afraid to go back to an old favorite.  There is a reason you like it so use it!  Don't be afraid of your "style"
You Can Create,
Julia