Monday, September 12, 2011

Pair-a-Phrase Card Workshop

Everyone needs greeting cards!  Using the special Pair-a-Phrase double stamp set (that can be yours for FREE with a $75 order) along with other new stamps and papers from the Close To My Heart Autumn/Winter Idea Book, you can create an assortment of greeting cards.  These are perfect to send to someone special and are sure to brighten their day.

inside of card

Winter weather will be here soon, and this cute little snowman from the Pair-a-Phrase stamp set is sure to bring a smile to someone's face.   The card is cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge and a piece of double-sided paper from the Wonderland kit.  The snowman "peeks" out of the window in the front of the card.  

This card may look familiar.  It is the same card design that I posted in August to introduce the Pair-a-Phrase special for "National Stamping Month" in September.  Just used different papers and colors.  This card uses my favorite plaid paper from the Roxie kit along with the bicycle.  The sentiment is completed on the inside of the card with "and may trouble be a stranger to you."  

Seems as though it is almost impossible to create a card without using the new Art Philosophy cartridge and my Cricut machine.  For this card, the shaped pieces that the sentiment is stamped on were cut using the Cricut.  And for the cameo card shown below, the scalloped oval for the stamped image and the large scalloped border pieces at the bottom of the card were both cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge.  

Another 'repeat' card - this is almost identical to a card posted for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge a couple of weeks ago.  The only difference is a neutral colored card base.  Used the Sweet Moments stamp set to create a cameo, added a piece of wide Chocolate striped ribbon, a scallop border, and the card was finished.  Colors used are Sorbet, Pear, and Cocoa.  
The "Pair-a-Phrase" Card Workshop will be offered on Friday evening, September 16 (starting at 7 pm), and also on  Saturday afternoon, September 17 (starting at 1 pm).  You will create three of each of the three projects (total 9 cards and envelopes) for a workshop fee of $10.  Allow approximately two hours to complete your projects.  Please be sure to bring your favorite adhesive.  All other supplies are provided with the workshop fee.  All stamps and papers used are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).

The Pair-a-Phrase stamp set is only available until the end of September.  The retail value is $35.90, and it is yours for FREE with a $75 minimum order of CTMH products.

Please let me know if you would like to attend the Card Workshop this month.  Feel free to leave me a comment on this blog, send an email to, or call 913-485-4355.

Since this week is "Die Cuts R Us" on the Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog, all three of the cards qualify.  For even more ideas, visit the links at the end of their blog post.  

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  1. So pretty! I can't choose a favorite! Thanks for sharing your Cricut creations with us at H2H!

  2. Oh! This is the first project I've seen using the cameo set! Very pretty cards, Sheila :o)

  3. Wow, nice assortment of cards & use of your AP too!


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